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A walk through Seattle’s 'Amazonia' neighborhood made me understand why any city would be wary of hosting the tech giant
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A walk through Seattle’s 'Amazonia' neighborhood made me understand why any city would be wary of hosting the tech giant

Amazon has announced that it will not build half of its second headquarters, HQ2, in New York City as planned. After an extensive search, Amazon...

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Tesla launched a new store on Amazon where it's selling iPhone cases, hoodies, and mugs (TSLA, AMZN)
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Tesla launched a new store on Amazon where it's selling iPhone cases, hoodies, and mugs (TSLA, AMZN)

Tesla has launched an Amazon store where it is selling branded merchandise, Electrek first reported. Tesla rolling out a store on Amazon's platform...

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Apple's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving (AAPL)
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Apple's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving (AAPL)

Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the company. She'll be replaced by Deirdre O'Brien, who also heads up human resources. Over the...

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Apple's iconic glass cube in New York will re-open this year (AAPL)
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Apple's iconic glass cube in New York will re-open this year (AAPL)

Apple's flagship New York store will reopen in the first half of this year, the CEO of Boston Properties, which owns the location, said. The store...

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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree
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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree

While Amazon fulfillment centers and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about all the...

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If you bought anything from these 10 companies in the last year, your data may have been stolen
News 4 months ago
If you bought anything from these 10 companies in the last year, your data may have been stolen

Data breaches are becoming common for all kinds of businesses, including retailers. Since January 2018, at least 10 retailers and consumer...

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Amazon will soon lose the biggest reason to pay for Prime (AMZN)
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Amazon will soon lose the biggest reason to pay for Prime (AMZN)

Amazon Prime membership offers many benefits, but for many the most important is the free two-day shipping on over 100 million items. But the...

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Walmart exec reveals why it canceled its Amazon Go-like cashierless program in stores — and what the company is working on instead (WMT)
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Walmart exec reveals why it canceled its Amazon Go-like cashierless program in stores — and what the company is working on instead (WMT)

In 2017 and 2018, Walmart pilot tested a program called "Scan & Go" in 125 stores. The program let customers use a smartphone or handheld device to...

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Google is moving in to a former Los Angeles shopping mall to open a massive new 584,000-square-foot office (GOOGL, GOOG)
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Google is moving in to a former Los Angeles shopping mall to open a massive new 584,000-square-foot office (GOOGL, GOOG)

Google is growing its presence in Los Angeles, the company says. Google has leased a new 584,000-square-foot office in West Los Angeles that is...

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Microsoft employees got to help tear apart and demolish some of the company's oldest buildings where Bill Gates kept an office (MSFT)
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Microsoft employees got to help tear apart and demolish some of the company's oldest buildings where Bill Gates kept an office (MSFT)

Microsoft began a planned demolition of some of the oldest buildings on its corporate campus in Redmond, Washington. The demolition is part of...

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Amazon's ad business is set to more than quadruple by 2023 — and Google should be worried
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Amazon's ad business is set to more than quadruple by 2023 — and Google should be worried

Amazon made $9 billion in advertising revenue this year, according to a Sunday note from Pivotal Research. A third of the revenue come from co-op...

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New York City’s first official esports team hosted a Brooklyn pop-up shop with celebrity appearances and tons of video games, and fans couldn’t get enough of it (ATVI)
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New York City’s first official esports team hosted a Brooklyn pop-up shop with celebrity appearances and tons of video games, and fans couldn’t get enough of it (ATVI)

New York Excelsior (NYXL) is a team of professional gamers playing in the Overwatch League. The esports organization recently took over a retail...

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Edureka's online courses help you strengthen your skill set for work — and you can save 30% on key courses
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Edureka's online courses help you strengthen your skill set for work — and you can save 30% on key courses

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from...

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Amazon dominated retail in 2018 — and no one else even came close to touching it (AMZN)
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Amazon dominated retail in 2018 — and no one else even came close to touching it (AMZN)

Amazon had a killer 2018 in nearly all respects, but its retail performance defied expectations. The company is projected to close the year netting...

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The career rise of Susan Wojcicki, who rented her garage to Google's founders in 1998 and is now the CEO of YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL)
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The career rise of Susan Wojcicki, who rented her garage to Google's founders in 1998 and is now the CEO of YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 1998, Susan Wojcicki rented her Menlo Park, California, garage to Sergey Brin and Larry Page for $1,700 per month. The next year, she would join...

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The PlayStation Classic got a price cut after less than a month in stores – here's why $60 could be the right price for one (SNE)
News 5 months ago
The PlayStation Classic got a price cut after less than a month in stores – here's why $60 could be the right price for one (SNE)

The PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original 1996 console — Sony's response to the wildly successful NES Classic and Super NES...

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Fans and investors have thrown almost $250 million at this gorgeous, expansive video game. But it won’t hit store shelves until at least 2020
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Fans and investors have thrown almost $250 million at this gorgeous, expansive video game. But it won’t hit store shelves until at least 2020

"Star Citizen," a video game created by Cloud Imperium Gaming, is the most successful crowdfunding project ever, having raised more than $200...

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GiftNow is a new and easy way to send a last-minute gift from stores like Target and Uniqlo without guessing what size or color they want — here's how it works
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GiftNow is a new and easy way to send a last-minute gift from stores like Target and Uniqlo without guessing what size or color they want — here's how it works

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from...

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Amazon is making it more expensive to fulfill 'dangerous' items in its warehouses weeks after a can of bear spray exploded and injured dozens of workers (AMZN)
News 5 months ago
Amazon is making it more expensive to fulfill 'dangerous' items in its warehouses weeks after a can of bear spray exploded and injured dozens of workers (AMZN)

Amazon announced it will introduce a new fee for sellers using its Fulfillment by Amazon program and who want to store and fulfill "dangerous"...

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The world's most popular video game chat app is now worth more than $2 billion, as it gears up to take on the makers of 'Fortnite'
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The world's most popular video game chat app is now worth more than $2 billion, as it gears up to take on the makers of 'Fortnite'

Discord is the world's largest chat platform for gaming, with more than 200 million users. The company is now valued at more than $2 billion after...

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VR isn't just for gamers — here's how Audi, Lowe's and Macy's are using it to boost sales and employee training (M, WMT, AUDVF, LOW, UPS)
News 5 months ago
VR isn't just for gamers — here's how Audi, Lowe's and Macy's are using it to boost sales and employee training (M, WMT, AUDVF, LOW, UPS)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about...

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These five charts show why Apple's big bet on services just doesn't make any sense (AAPL, GOOGL)
News 5 months ago
These five charts show why Apple's big bet on services just doesn't make any sense (AAPL, GOOGL)

Apple has been touting its services business as its iPhone sales have slowed down. But that business is about to decelerate too, warned Ben...

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A Greycroft venture partner shares the 3 areas of fintech that are ripe for disruption
News 5 months ago
A Greycroft venture partner shares the 3 areas of fintech that are ripe for disruption

Kamran Ansari, a venture partner at venture-capital firm Greycroft, shared three areas of financial technology where he expects to see disruptions...

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New York City's secret subway line with antique cars is back in service — here's what it's like to ride it
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New York City's secret subway line with antique cars is back in service — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in...

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Walmart is acquiring the world's largest online seller of art (WMT)
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Walmart is acquiring the world's largest online seller of art (WMT)

Walmart announced on Thursday that it plans to acquire the world's largest seller of art online, Art.com. The news was announced in a blog post,...

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Security startup Pindrop nabs $90 million for voice security
News 5 months ago
Security startup Pindrop nabs $90 million for voice security

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to...

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Fiat Chrysler will reopen a factory in Detroit to build more SUVs: Report (FCAU)
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Fiat Chrysler will reopen a factory in Detroit to build more SUVs: Report (FCAU)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will upgrade a factory in the Detroit area to build SUVs, the Detroit News reported. The FCA factory has been out of...

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I took a short flight on a Delta Boeing 717 — here's why it's now my favorite plane (BA)
News 5 months ago
I took a short flight on a Delta Boeing 717 — here's why it's now my favorite plane (BA)

The Boeing 717 is a slightly offbeat aircraft that went out of production in 2006. Boeing chalked it up as a failure, a result of absorbing some...

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Share your opinion — become a BI Insider!
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Share your opinion — become a BI Insider!

As a dedicated Business Insider reader, we’d like to invite you to join our BI Insiders Panel, an exclusive online community of Business Insider...

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The company behind 'Fortnite' is taking on Apple, Google, and Steam with its next move: a digital storefront for games (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)
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The company behind 'Fortnite' is taking on Apple, Google, and Steam with its next move: a digital storefront for games (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

"Fortnite" maker Epic Games is taking on the world's biggest players in digital gaming — from Apple and Google to Valve's Steam service — with a...

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