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Why Amazon's Growth Ambitions Don't Fit in Seattle
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Why Amazon's Growth Ambitions Don't Fit in Seattle

Amazon needs to hire thousands more software developers, and that will almost certainly be cheaper and easier in a city other than Seattle.

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Disney to Include Star Wars, Marvel Movies on New Streaming Service
News 2 weeks ago
Disney to Include Star Wars, Marvel Movies on New Streaming Service

Disney intends to offer its Marvel and Star Wars properties through the subscription video service it is planning to launch in 2019, rather than...

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Insurers Are Set to Use Drones to Assess Harvey's Property Damage
News 3 weeks ago
Insurers Are Set to Use Drones to Assess Harvey's Property Damage

Property insurers are preparing to fly dozens of drones over homes and businesses to assess damage in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, the first...

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Etsy's Painful Lesson: It's a Retailer, Not a Tech Startup
News 1 month ago
Etsy's Painful Lesson: It's a Retailer, Not a Tech Startup

Two years after its much-hyped IPO, Etsy is dealing with slowing sales and frustrated investors. The online marketplace is under pressure to stop...

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America's Hottest Properties: Data Centers and Cell Towers
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America's Hottest Properties: Data Centers and Cell Towers

E-commerce has been blamed for the struggles of retail real estate, but is proving to be a boon for owners of data centers and cell towers.

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Flexport to Open First Warehouse in Southern California
News 2 months ago
Flexport to Open First Warehouse in Southern California

Freight-services startup Flexport Inc. is stepping off the cloud and into the real world. The San Francisco-based firm, which helps customers...

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Wal-Mart Company, Startup Latch Pitch NYC Landlords With Systems for Easier Delivery
News 2 months ago
Wal-Mart Company, Startup Latch Pitch NYC Landlords With Systems for Easier Delivery

Jet.com, the online retailer owned by Wal-Mart Stores, and real-estate technology startup Latch are aiming to expand their reach by offering a free...

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Silicon Valley Forges Ahead on Boosting Minimum Wage
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Silicon Valley Forges Ahead on Boosting Minimum Wage

Proponents of a $15 minimum wage have found fertile territory in Silicon Valley, where the region’s booming tech industry is credited for helping...

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The Amazon Juggernaut Is Coming to the Neighborhood
News 3 months ago
The Amazon Juggernaut Is Coming to the Neighborhood

Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods Market fills an important distribution gap for Amazon’s food ambitions.

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Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch
News 3 months ago
Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch

Google owner Alphabet Inc. is finalizing an order to buy 300 modular apartment units from a startup for a building likely to serve as short-term...

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Blackstone Invests in Energy Analytics Firm
News 3 months ago
Blackstone Invests in Energy Analytics Firm

Blackstone Group is buying a stake in Entic Inc., a company that uses cloud-based data analytics to identify areas of energy waste in building heat...

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Hotels Remove Welcome Mat for Online Travel Agencies
News 3 months ago
Hotels Remove Welcome Mat for Online Travel Agencies

Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels are using extensive marketing campaigns to claw back business from Expedia and Priceline, which steer...

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Facebook Tool Handles Media Companies' Video Ad Sales
News 4 months ago
Facebook Tool Handles Media Companies' Video Ad Sales

Facebook is testing a new tool designed to help media companies sell video advertising on their own websites, apps and other digital properties in...

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Nokia and Apple Move From Courtroom Foes to Business Partners
News 4 months ago
Nokia and Apple Move From Courtroom Foes to Business Partners

Apple and Nokia settled dueling lawsuits over what Apple should pay for intellectual property used in its iPhone, a surprisingly quick end to what...

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