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Amazon

Predictions

Brick and Mortar Isn't Going Away, 3 VCs Recently Declared -- Among Other Intriguing Tidbits

Another of the VCs' five insights: Don't fight Amazon. But do bring emotion, soul and delight to your online shopping features. That's something Amazon has zero interest in.
Amazon

4 Obvious Pros and 4 Disconcerting Cons for Whatever City Wins Amazon's HQ2

Along with everything good cities want. A multibillion-dollar investment and thousands of new jobs will raise housing costs, tighten labor markets and clog streets.
Machine Learning

5 Strategies From Top Firms on How to Use Machine Learning

With machine learning making disruptive innovation easier than ever before, it's up to entrepreneurs to show the big kids how it's done.
News and Trends

Jay-Z Invests in a Bail Reform Startup

Plus, Amazon may buy some Toys 'R' Us locations and a smart sprinkler raises $10 million.
Streaming

Highly Paid 'Fortnite' Streamer Breaks Twitch Records With Help From Drake

'Ninja' saw more than 635,000 people watch his stream with Drake and Travis Scott.
Amazon

Amazon's Dog-Friendly Seattle Headquarters Is 6,000 Pups Strong

It has been reported for years that Amazon employees are all about the dogs, but until recently, it wasn't known how crazy they are about our four-legged friends.
News and Trends

Walmart Gets Into the Meal Kit Business

Plus, Amazon might start its own checking account, and a new beauty tech startup lets you book unlimited blowouts.
Amazon

Alexa Is Randomly Laughing, But Nobody's in on the Joke

Some Alexa users have heard random, creepy giggles from the virtual assistant in recent weeks. Amazon says the problem was the result of a false positive.
minimum viable product

Amazon Is Huge Because It Started With A Great MVP

The most important lessons entrepreneurs can take from the internet's biggest empire are from when it was a just another startup.
Amazon

Amazon Is Laying Off 'Several Hundred' Employees

The pink slips will be predominantly given to workers in the company's consumer retail business, according to The Seattle Times.
The Digest

The Company That Created a New Way to Drink Tea Is Truly a Product of Love

Pique Tea, the maker of cold brew instant tea, has only been in business for a year and a half but is already sold in 1,500 stores.
Amazon

Amazon Patents Wristband to Precisely Track Its Warehouse Workers

The company wants its workers to pack boxes faster, without having to scan barcodes.
Amazon

How Amazon Keeps Your TV From Accidentally Triggering Your Echo

Amazon's use of acoustic fingerprinting helps to tell your Echo that it should ignore whatever's being said in the background -- including 'Alexa.'
The Future of Work

Amazon HQ2 Search Exposes Gaps in America's Tech Workforce

In order to be competitive, the cities must prepare for a tech-dependent future.