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Amazon Plans to Open Second Headquarters, Starts Bidding War Among 100 Cities

In what is being touted as the “Olympics of the corporate world,” Amazon has set off a ferocious bidding war among North American cities to host the online retailer’s second headquarters. While deals of this kind are usually done behind the scenes, Amazon has publicly solicited bids from cities to become the location of its …

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AWS Outpaces Rival Cloud Platforms, Props Up Amazon’s Q2 Earnings Report

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) performance was highlighted in the recent second quarter earnings report of parent firm Amazon. In fact, it seems that the retailer’s cloud computing unit held the fort for the entire group, becoming the leading contributor to the company’s profits. While Amazon.com, Inc. missed its earnings estimates, AWS continued to dominate its …

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Amazon May Block In-Store Price Comparisons With New Patented Technology

A patent purchased by Amazon may pose potential privacy issues. Named, “Physical Store Online Shopping Control,” this technology has the capability to track shoppers within their brick-and-mortar stores. If shoppers connect through the store’s wifi networks, this new system can track their online activity and interfere with it. This prevents shoppers from what has been …

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