Amazon’s decision to drop plans for a New York City headquarters was so abrupt that its own employees had been meeting with local leaders just hours earlier to move the commitment forward. Now that the deal is off, New York tech leaders are trying to figure out what it means for the city’s tech scene. The decision to leave New York has been disappointing for local … [Read more...] about Amazon HQ2 defeat is a win for Queens activists but a “facepalm” for tech leaders
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With CES 2019, the Detroit Auto Show, the Chicago Auto Show and the Sundance Film Festival all in the rearview mirror, this year's calendar of tech, automotive and cultural events are already well underway. Just like last year (you remember last year, right? The good and the bad), CNET will be covering news and announcements from every major show and event that happens … [Read more...] about 2019 tech events calendar: Everything on deck from Apple, Google, Amazon and more
It's a whole new world for Apple these days now that its number one product, the Apple iPhone, is struggling. Starting with the launch of the iPhone 3G in June 2008, Apple's smartphone would generate huge sales that would rise every year thanks to the large number of iPhone users who would upgrade to the latest model. But those days appear to be over. Apple CEO Tim Cook has … [Read more...] about Would Apple be interested in Netflix and deal?
Last August, Zac Plansky woke to find that the rifle scopes he was selling on Amazon had received 16 five-star reviews overnight. Usually, that would be a good thing, but the reviews were strange. The scope would normally get a single review a day, and many of these referred to a different scope, as if they’d been cut and pasted from elsewhere. “I didn’t know … [Read more...] about Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace
The big picture: Amazon's friendly relationship with the theater industry is in stark contrast to the position that some of its rivals in the streaming business have taken. It could very well pay dividends down the road but just as easily come back to bite the company if it isn't careful. Amazon Prime members in the US will be able to watch Aquaman in theaters nearly a week … [Read more...] about Amazon is hosting an advance screening of Aquaman exclusively for Prime members