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Open sourcing analysis, plus US, China and HQ2

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

The big news today is that - finally - we have Amazon's selection of cities for its dual second headquarters. Then some notes on China. But first, semiconductors and open sourcing analysis.
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Pivot: Future of semiconductors, chips, AI, etc.
Last week, I focused on SoftBank's debt and Form D filings by startups. On Friday, I asked what I...
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Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks

Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The company said it would start giant expansions in Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, Va.
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Arlington, Virginia, lured in Amazon with promises of a helipad and a cash grant of up to $550 million

Arlington, Virginia, lured in Amazon with promises of a helipad and a cash grant of up to $550 million

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon has officially announced that it will split its long-awaited HQ2 between Arlington, Virginia and Long Island City, New York.
Arlington, Virginia, has long been touted as a frontrunner in Amazon's contest.
In its proposal, Arlington promised the tech giant everything from a helipad to up to $550 million in cash grants.
It's official. Arlington, Virginia, is one of the three spots that won out in Amazon's much-hyped HQ2 contest.
The National Landing area of Arlington will be splitting HQ2 with Long Island City, New York, while a new location in Nashville, Tennessee, will function as...
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Amazon picks New York City and Virginia for $5 billion new headquarters

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its $5 billion new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.
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Amazon picks New York City and Virginia for $5 billion new headquarters

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its $5 billion new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.
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Amazon unveils New York and Virginia as new HQs

Amazon unveils New York and Virginia as new HQs

1 month ago   |   By Telegraph


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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

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

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon has announced that its second headquarters, HQ2, will be split between Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia .
Its outsized impact on its home city, Seattle, shows the danger of a city being too dependent on a single company, an issue New York and Arlington will face in the coming decades.
During a visit to Seattle's 'Amazonia' neighborhood, it became apparent just how radically the company has changed the city, for both better and worse.
After nearly a year of deliberation, Amazon has announced where it will build its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2.
Instead of choosing one...
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Amazon finally explains why it's cutting its second headquarters in half

Amazon finally explains why it's cutting its second headquarters in half

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon said Tuesday that it's splitting its second headquarters, known as HQ2 , between Virginia and New York.
The company had originally said it would select one city for its new headquarters.
Amazon changed course and decided to split the campuses to gain greater access to talent, the company said.
Amazon said Tuesday that it will split its second headquarters between two cities: Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City in Queens, New York.
When Amazon launched its headquarters search more than a year ago, the company promised a $5 billion investment and 50,000 new jobs to the winning...
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Amazon selects New York City, Arlington, as HQ2 sites

Amazon selects New York City, Arlington, as HQ2 sites

1 month ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Confirming rumours that have swirled for over a week , U.S.-based e-commerce giant Amazon has formally announced that Long Island City in New York City and National Landing in Arlington, Virginia will serve as the two sites for the company's second North American headquarters. Amazon said it plans on investing $5 billion USD and hopes to create approximately 50,000 jobs divided between the two locations. The company's current headquarters in Seattle, Washington has a total of 3,100 employees - roughly an eighth the number of employees that are expected to work at each of Amazon's new...
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Amazon picks New York, northern Virginia for HQ2 - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

Amazon will also open a new Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville that'll create more than 5,000 jobs.
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Amazon's HQ2 will be split between NYC and Arlington, Virginia

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Amazon has announced the locations for its second headquarters following a search process that lasted over a year. As rumored, its new offices will be split between New York City and Arlington, Virginia. The NYC site is coming to Long Island City and...
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Amazon picks New York City, Virginia for $5 billion new headquarters

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it will build offices for up to 25,000 people in New York City's Queens borough and in Northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C., ending a year-long bidding war for a $5 billion second headquarters that will now be split in two.
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Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia

Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon has officially announced that it will split its second headquarters project, which it calls HQ2 , in two.
The winning cities are the Long Island City section of Queens, New York, and the National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia.
Nashville, Tennessee, will also receive a new office from Amazon, which is hiring 5,000 people and promising to invest $230 million in the local economy.
It follows nearly a year of speculation by business leaders, local leaders, and the general public.
The Washington, DC, metro area was long seen as the front-runner for the contest, but New York is...
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Amazon confirms NYC and Arlington, VA as the site of its dual new HQ

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

After months of deliberations , data dumps , short lists and wish-lists , Amazon has finally announced the location of its second headquarters, HQ2, and as it has been widely reported , “2” is the important detail here: Amazon has named not one, but two different cities, New York and Arlington, Virginia, as the sites for its new major offices, which will sit alongside its current Seattle, WA location, making three global headquarters for the e-commerce and cloud services giant.
“We are excited to build new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and...
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Amazon announces two winners for its second headquarters

Amazon announces two winners for its second headquarters

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Amazon has announced that its second US headquarters will be split between two cities, with smaller-than-expected offices in the New York City borough of Queens and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia. The announcement caps a year of deliberations that saw over 200 frenzied proposals offering billions in incentives to the e-commerce giant. Amazon has said that the previously promised 50,000 jobs and $5 billion of capital spending will be split equally between the two locations.
The choice for the Long Island City, Queens neighborhood and Washington, DC suburb has some calling the...
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Fifteen years after Concorde, supersonic jets are booming back into style

Fifteen years after Concorde, supersonic jets are booming back into style

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

You might not remember, but there used to be a jet called the Concorde that had a cruising speed of 1,354 mph, which is twice the speed of sound. New York City to London, typically a seven-hour flight, only lasted three-and-a-half hours on the Concorde. But the Concorde went bust in 2003, and supersonic jets fell out of favor. A new crop of aviation startups is hoping to resurrect it, and thanks to a new set of laws in the US, that comeback seems all but assured.
Buoyed by rich investors who want faster private jets, these startups are testing new technologies that could muffle the sonic...
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Amazon places split 'HQ2' in New York, Northern Virginia

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Amazon.com Inc confirmed on Tuesday it would invest $5 billion and create 50,000 new jobs in two new headquarters in New York and Northern Virginia, ending a frenzied year-long bidding war among cities across North America.
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Amazon to announce investments in NY, Virginia, Nashville: source

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Amazon.com Inc is announcing on Tuesday a major investment in Nashville, Tennessee along with confirming it is adding two new headquarters in New York and northern Virginia, a person briefed on the matter said.
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Why Amazon's move to split HQ2 between New York City and Northern Virginia makes sense

1 month ago   |   By ZDnet

Amazon bake-off for new locations for its new headquarters has concluded with a decision to go with two cities. Here's how the move plays into Amazon's business.
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