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  • Did Amazon employees just tip the company’s hand on HQ2?

    02/21/2018 6:35:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Feb 20, 2018, 5:49pm EST | By Jeff Andrews
    Clicks on an Arlington, Virginia, website are originating from an internal Amazon site While the world waits with bated breath for Amazon to announce which of its 20 “finalist” cities will be awarded the pleasure of trading its tax base to Jeff Bezos in exchange for the company’s much-ballyhooed second headquarters, a small local news website may have found the answer in its Google Analytics data., which serves Arlington, Virginia, found an unusual amount of traffic to a December story about Arlington County winning an award for its environmentally friendly policies. After doing some digging, the site says the...
  • Amazon Employees Are Very Interested in a Particular Article About Arlington(Virginia)

    02/20/2018 2:44:18 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies ^ | 2-20-18 | ARLnow
    So from where is all this newfound interest in Arlington County’s sustainability bonafides coming? From, it seems. The vast majority of the traffic to the page over the past week that can be tracked came from what appears to be an internal page devoted to its HQ2 search. Arlington, of course, is in the running as one of the potential landing spots for the company’s second headquarters.No other page on has a similar level of traffic coming from Amazon. Last week a noted NYU professor who has written about the company opined that New York City and...
  • Furious Whole Foods Suppliers Slam "Hellacious" New Policies

    02/13/2018 8:22:53 PM PST · by zeestephen · 47 replies ^ | 13 February 2018 | Hayley Peterson
    Whole Foods is changing the way it does business with suppliers, and some local and regional brands say it's having a crippling impact on their business. [Jeff Bezos and bought Whole Foods 5 months ago, but the words "Bezos" and "Amazon" never appear in the article!]
  • Amazon laying off hundreds of corporate employees in rare cutback

    02/12/2018 9:36:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 02/12/2018 | Matt Day
    Amazon is laying off hundreds of corporate employees, a rare cutback for a company that has spent most of the last few years in a frantic growth spurt. The layoffs, underway now, will fall on several hundred employees at the online retailer’s Seattle headquarters, along with hundreds more elsewhere in Amazon’s global operations, one person familiar with the cuts said. The layoffs are primarily focused on Amazon’s consumer retail businesses, according to two people familiar with the matter. A few hundred layoffs are modest for a company that is now the second-largest U.S.-based corporate employer, and pales in comparison to...
  • ADVANCE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children do you realize all the battles we have walked through together have already made you Overcomers as David over Goliath ?! Now I desire you to take the hand of others I have placed in your path and reveal to them that I AM The KEY to all trials and I alone hold the Key to their Victories as I overcame for you in your Valleys ! Now be that buoyancy compensator for as I have been the Lifter of your Soul Now I desire you to lift up others and love them as I Love you for...
  • Gay activists ask Amazon to avoid these cities for its second HQ

    02/01/2018 5:33:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 1, 2018 | Ariel Jao
    Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities for its second headquarters down to twenty. But one group of gay activists is pressuring the company to avoid some of the locations that made the cut. The tech behemoth, currently headquartered in Seattle, launched a public search for the site of its second headquarters, or HQ2, last year. It said it would spend $50 billion on constructing the new headquarters and is expecting to hire a workforce of 50,000 people. When the company requested proposals, more than 238 cities from across North America responded.
  • In just two hours, Amazon erased $30 billion in market value for healthcare’s biggest companies

    02/01/2018 4:10:06 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 36 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/30/18 | Preeti Varathan
    Amazon has disrupted fashion, books, furniture, food, cloud-based storage services, and much else besides. Now, it’s coming for one of the biggest, most complex industries in the US: healthcare. Today (Jan. 30), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced a vague but market-moving plan to launch an independent company that will offer healthcare services to the companies’ employees at a lower cost. The venture, which will be managed by executives from the firms, will be run more like a non-profit, than a for-profit entity. The market value of 10 large, listed health insurance and pharmacy stocks 1 dropped by a combined...
  • Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers' movements(electronic surv.)

    02/01/2018 12:37:06 PM PST · by ransomnote · 36 replies ^ | 1/31/2018 | Olivia Solon
    Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers' movements Bracelet, which can vibrate to point an employee’s hand in the right direction, would further increase surveillance of work environment Olivia Solon in San Francisco @oliviasolon Email Wed 31 Jan 2018 19.30 EST Last modified on Thu 1 Feb 2018 13.11 EST View more sharing options Shares 7,723 Workers pack and ship customer orders at an Amazon fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois. Amazon has patented designs for a wristband that can precisely track where warehouse employees are placing their hands and use vibrations to nudge them in a different direction. The concept,...
  • Cast all your burdens on Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/01/2018 7:56:38 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | The Word
    Your burdens are mine says The Lord, So cast all your worries on me and lay down your sword, For I AM Dominion over all, I decide what stands and what falls, I raise up kings and kingdoms I am above all domains, My spirit crushes all that profanes My name, So be at Peace for I AM your all , Allow My Peace to stand you tall, For I AM your plumb line , your standard and frame, Just Worship me for I AM your Fame, Nothing else matters but your relationship with Me, I AM your Tree of...
  • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan Chase Launch New Health Care Company

    01/30/2018 8:15:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | 01/30/2018 | BILL CHAPPELL and COLIN DWYER
    Health care costs are "a hungry tapeworm on the American economy," Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett says, and now his firm is teaming up with Amazon and JPMorgan Chase to create a new company with the goal of providing high quality health care for their employees at a lower cost. The new company will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" as it tries to find ways to cut costs and boost satisfaction with the health care plan for employees of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. The trio unveiled their new venture in a news release. "The...
  • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create health care company

    01/30/2018 5:00:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 59 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 30, 2018 7:26 am | Colleen Kelleher | @KelleherWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will create an independent health care company that is “free from profit-making incentives” that will aim to reduce healthcare costs for their U.S. workers. The focus of the company will be technology solutions “that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” a news release says. “The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy. Our group does not come to this problem with answers. But we also do not accept it as inevitable. Rather, we...
  • #BabyGise

    01/27/2018 9:12:40 AM PST · by XEHRpa · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/26/2018 | Michael Sheridan
    #BabyGise was born in 1915. This birth certificate was filled out on Texas paperwork. it is the birth announcement of Lawrence Preston Gise. He was born in Texas in 1915, but the paperwork is being filed in 1951? And he is being claimed by someone in Arlington VA/ They had to file the paperwork in 1951 because for that last 36 years, Lawrence Preston Gise went only by the name of #BabyGise The CIA raises people on a farm and when ready, they claim them and ship them out to Arlington. Who is Lawrence Preston Gise? Apparantly Jeff Bezos grandfather
  • Amazon is set to unveil its $4billion 'mini-rainforest' Three Spheres campus in downtown [tr]

    01/27/2018 4:39:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    Who needs the Amazon rainforest when you can bring the rainforest to Amazon. The e-commerce giant is set to unveil its $4billion urban campus in downtown Seattle on Monday that features an innovative mix of office space and exotic plant life. The company's hard-working employees will be able to take a break from the daily grind by walking along stone pathways, observing mini-waterfalls, and enjoying the plant life from exotic locales in South America. The massive project includes three office buildings in the shape of spheres – the tallest of which is 90 feet tall and 130 feet in diameter,...
  • Looking for Jesus in all the wrong places

    01/26/2018 11:10:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/18 | Judi McLeod
    Finding Jesus is not a technological mystery. Jesus lives in your heart and always will Messaging all those who count on the audio technology of Google Home to tell you who Jesus Christ is: Stop looking for Jesus in all the wrong places.
  • WaPo Staffers Fighting for Better Wages Told to Sit Down, Shut Up, and Be Grateful for Jeff Bezos

    01/24/2018 1:29:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 1/23/2018 | David Uberti
    The narrative casting Jeff Bezos as a transformative media baron reached new heights in 2017. His Washington Post consistently set the political agenda while claiming two straight years of profitability. Bezos himself glowed on the red carpet as an improbable journalism hero when Steven Spielberg’s The Post, a fictionalized account of the newspaper’s publication of The Pentagon Papers, opened in December. Bezos is worth $111 billion. He is the richest man in the world. But over the past eight months, his prized media outlet has repeatedly stymied requests for better pay and benefits from the employees who’ve driven its renaissance....
  • A change of Guard

    01/24/2018 8:14:35 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Coming soon a stepping stone,where no man will rule but God alone,where wisdom speaks and virtue rules,The Spirit of The Lord revealing fools.
  • My occupations for you are endless

    01/22/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    My occupations for you are endless so don't box yourself in, just allow my spirit to lead you into each pasture of revelation knowledge with out fear of reprisal or resistance for as I AM in and through you nothing can ever harm your life in Me . Allow me to flow freely as you saturate yourself in My word daily so that you understand completely just what it is I plan to accomplish through you . There is no need to confide in the Ephod for I AM your complete armor and eyes for now as you trust me...
  • Man Who Ordered £3,000 Bitcoin Gear Online Furious After Being Sent Boss Baby DVD Instead

    01/22/2018 1:22:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 22 JAN 2018 | Richard Amofa
    Ichim Bogdan Cezar, from Plymouth, believes he was the victim of a scam after forking out more than £3,000 on Bitcoins, only to receive a copy of the DVDA man from Devon was left fuming after what he thought was going to be his fortune turned out to be a DVD of the Boss Baby. Ichim Bogdan Cezar, from Plymouth, believes he was the victim of a scam after forking out more than £3,000 on Bitcoins, only to receive a copy of the DVD. He also slammed Amazon for refusing to refund the product on two occasion in a grievance...
  • Amazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, with no checkout lines and no cashiers

    01/22/2018 7:01:51 AM PST · by ak267 · 24 replies
    recode ^ | 1-22-18 | Jason Del Ray
    Amazon Go allows customers to grab items and just walk out without stopping to pay. =============================================== Amazon’s store of the future has been five years in the making. But the unveiling is just about here. Amazon Go, the company’s first brick-and-mortar convenience store, will open to the public on Monday on the ground floor of Amazon’s new headquarters on Seventh Avenue in Seattle. Though the unveiling will take place about a year later than the company originally planned, it will still be met with great intrigue because of the store’s unique technology that Amazon believes can make checkout lines a...
  • Cities should respond to Amazon's squeeze play by saying no to subsidies

    01/22/2018 7:35:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01/22/2018 | By MICHAEL HILTZIK
    Amazon released its short list of contenders for its second-headquarters project on Thursday, and the news was bad. Whether it was worse for the hundreds of communities left out of the running or for the 20 so-called finalists is an open question. Judging from the willingness of some remaining contenders to endow one of the world's richest companies with billions in handouts, we're going with the latter. As we've been reporting since September, when the Seattle-based online retailer and tech giant announced plans to locate a $5-billion, 50,000-employee complex as its second headquarters somewhere in North America, offering tax abatements...