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Thanksgiving has suddenly become one of America's favorite days to shop online
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Thanksgiving has suddenly become one of America's favorite days to shop online

This Thanksgiving Day is set to smash online sales records from previous years. Thanksgiving Day is predicted to reach a record $3.7 billion in...

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Shoppers using smartphones under the dinner table have made Thanksgiving one of the biggest days for online shopping
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Shoppers using smartphones under the dinner table have made Thanksgiving one of the biggest days for online shopping

Smartphone use for both browsing and shopping online has exploded this Thanksgiving. They have contributed 54.4% of all traffic to retail sites so...

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Amazon is reportedly looking to challenge Apple with its own mobile payments within stores
News 3 weeks ago
Amazon is reportedly looking to challenge Apple with its own mobile payments within stores

Amazon has been quietly working to get brick-and-mortar retailers to adopt its mobile payment system for in-store purchases, The Wall Street...

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Americans' shopping habits are fundamentally changing, and it's killing Cyber Monday
News 3 weeks ago
Americans' shopping habits are fundamentally changing, and it's killing Cyber Monday

Black Friday has morphed into something more than a one-day holiday. It's now nearly an entire week of shopping and deals. Ray Wimer, an assistant...

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Amazon employees are reportedly already buying up apartments in New York City — and they started before the company even announced HQ2 (AMZN)
News 3 weeks ago
Amazon employees are reportedly already buying up apartments in New York City — and they started before the company even announced HQ2 (AMZN)

Amazon employees are already buying apartments in New York City, local brokers told The Wall Street Journal. In the week since Amazon announced...

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Elon Musk's Boring Company is opening a 'brick store' — here's a first look
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Elon Musk's Boring Company is opening a 'brick store' — here's a first look

The Boring Company plans to open a retail store near its headquarters to sell bricks of excavated Earth. Its first tunnel is scheduled to open...

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The best smartphone camera in the world has a crippling bug, Pixel 3 users are reporting (GOOG, GOOGL)
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The best smartphone camera in the world has a crippling bug, Pixel 3 users are reporting (GOOG, GOOGL)

A bug in Google's Pixel 3 smartphones is causing the camera to become completely unresponsive, some users have reported. Restarting or factory...

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Apple's App Store and Apple Music went down for 32 minutes, just days before Black Friday (AAPL)
News 3 weeks ago
Apple's App Store and Apple Music went down for 32 minutes, just days before Black Friday (AAPL)

The Apple App Store and Apple Music went down for many users on Tuesday night. Apple says that everything should be fixed, and it was only down for...

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Apple doesn't have Black Friday deals for iPhones — but here are the stores that do
News 3 weeks ago
Apple doesn't have Black Friday deals for iPhones — but here are the stores that do

Apple doesn't usually host its own Black Friday deals for iPhones, but stores that sell iPhones do. For the most part, Black Friday iPhone ...

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How Slack's CTO survived 2 failed game startups and a painful sale to Yahoo to build a $7.1 billion company
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How Slack's CTO survived 2 failed game startups and a painful sale to Yahoo to build a $7.1 billion company

Slack is a popular workplace messaging service worth $7.1 billion and reportedly on the verge of going public. Its founding team, including British...

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Analyst says Nordstrom has become a 'victim of its own success' as customers ditch stores to shop on its website (JWN)
News 3 weeks ago
Analyst says Nordstrom has become a 'victim of its own success' as customers ditch stores to shop on its website (JWN)

Nordstrom's online business is thriving, but at least one analyst says it's happening at the expense of its physical stores. The online store has...

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Government regulators are banning menthol cigarettes and chipping away at flavored e-cigs — but not in the way some thought
News 4 weeks ago
Government regulators are banning menthol cigarettes and chipping away at flavored e-cigs — but not in the way some thought

Federal regulators on Thursday proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes and a move to place flavored e-cigarettes like the Juul behind a stronger...

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A $580 phone from a small smartphone maker that competes against Apple and Samsung phones has been selling out at around 50% of T-Mobile stores nationwide
News 4 weeks ago
A $580 phone from a small smartphone maker that competes against Apple and Samsung phones has been selling out at around 50% of T-Mobile stores nationwide

Two weeks after launching, the OnePlus 6T smartphone has been selling out in about half of the T-Mobile stores nationwide due to high demand. That...

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Amazon is going to hire 50,000 people across its HQ2 cities — but it has at least 10 years to do it, so don't expect your neighborhood to change overnight
News 4 weeks ago
Amazon is going to hire 50,000 people across its HQ2 cities — but it has at least 10 years to do it, so don't expect your neighborhood to change overnight

Many residents of Long Island City and Arlington aren't happy that Amazon will be opening its HQ2s in their neighborhoods. It's important to note...

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Apple's retail stores in the US and beyond will start selling this British startup's 'Harry Potter' coding wand
News 4 weeks ago
Apple's retail stores in the US and beyond will start selling this British startup's 'Harry Potter' coding wand

Computing and coding startup Kano is going to release its 'Harry Potter' coding wand in hundreds of Apple stores. CEO and founder Alex Klein told...

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Amazon's New York headquarters could mean millions in tax breaks from Trump's tax plan
News 4 weeks ago
Amazon's New York headquarters could mean millions in tax breaks from Trump's tax plan

Amazon announced it is splitting its second headquarters, or "HQ2", between Virginia and the the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens in New...

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Here's why Walmart is betting on Microsoft's AI to challenge Amazon in online and physical retail (WMT, MSFT)
News 4 weeks ago
Here's why Walmart is betting on Microsoft's AI to challenge Amazon in online and physical retail (WMT, MSFT)

Walmart will partner with Microsoft to use artificial intelligence technology for the retail giant's e-commerce site, price adjustments, and...

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The mayor of Nashville said he learned through Twitter that Amazon picked his city as a consolation prize in the HQ2 race (AMZN)
News 4 weeks ago
The mayor of Nashville said he learned through Twitter that Amazon picked his city as a consolation prize in the HQ2 race (AMZN)

Amazon announced Tuesday it would split its new HQ2 between two locations: New York City and northern Virginia. The online retailer also announced...

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A new web-based AR platform looks promising for retailers
News 4 weeks ago
A new web-based AR platform looks promising for retailers

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be...

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Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)
News 4 weeks ago
Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation...

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Amazon has announced its locations for HQ2, but a walk through Seattle made me think any city should be wary of hosting the tech giant
News 1 month ago
Amazon has announced its locations for HQ2, but a walk through Seattle made me think any city should be wary of hosting the tech giant

Working Washington's Sterling Harders speaks to several hundred protesters outside the Amazon shareholders' meeting at the Seattle Art Museum in...

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SoftBank committed another $3 billion to WeWork, and the deal could value the office sharing firm at around $42 billion
News 1 month ago
SoftBank committed another $3 billion to WeWork, and the deal could value the office sharing firm at around $42 billion

Japanese tech giant Softbank has committed an additional $3 billion to WeWork in a deal that would give the office sharing company a valuation of...

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Amazon is essentially creating a new neighborhood in Virginia for its HQ2 (AMZN)
News 1 month ago
Amazon is essentially creating a new neighborhood in Virginia for its HQ2 (AMZN)

Amazon's official announcement about its HQ2 decision has prompted a few questions about its upcoming Arlington, Virginia, location. Amazon posted...

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Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia (AMZN)
News 1 month ago
Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia (AMZN)

Amazon has officially announced that it will split its second headquarters project, which it calls HQ2, in two. The company has chosen the Long...

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Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location — here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition (AMZN)
News 1 month ago
Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location — here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition (AMZN)

Nashville just emerged a winner from Amazon's drawn-out HQ2 competition. The capital of Tennessee didn't land an HQ2 location like Arlington,...

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Take a look inside a gorgeous inventor's paradise in a remote part of Brooklyn that used to be a deserted, rotted-out machine shop
News 1 month ago
Take a look inside a gorgeous inventor's paradise in a remote part of Brooklyn that used to be a deserted, rotted-out machine shop

An inventor's treasure trove lies tucked away in a remote part of Brooklyn. New Lab, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is an oasis for artists, engineers...

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Amazon is building a second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia — here's a look at CEO Jeff Bezos' nearby mansion, which is undergoing $12 million in renovations
News 1 month ago
Amazon is building a second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia — here's a look at CEO Jeff Bezos' nearby mansion, which is undergoing $12 million in renovations

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will split its second headquarters project, which it calls HQ2, in two with locations in Queens, New York, and...

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New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives — here's what else they agreed to (AMZN)
News 1 month ago
New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives — here's what else they agreed to (AMZN)

Amazon has finally announced the winners of its second headquarters project, HQ2, which will be split between two locations: Long Island City in...

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Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states (AMZN)
News 1 month ago
Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states (AMZN)

Amazon just announced it's building "HQ2" in two locations — Northern Virginia and New York City. As part of the contracts between Amazon and the...

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17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Arlington
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17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Arlington

These Amazon jobs all have salaries of more than $90,000. Amazon announced it's splitting its second headquarters between Long Island City, a...

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