Tag: company

Why Amazon is Begging For Regulations – The Twisted Economics of Amazon

In two short decades, Amazon has grown from a modest online bookstore to an international conglomerate. A conglomerate that seems hellbent on moving into every growing industry out there. Amazon will only be the second company this channel has ever...

/ June 25, 2020
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The Wild Economy of Brazil

Apply to join the team here → https://bit.ly/3d0r7FB Brazil is currently the 9th largest economy in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund. This means that if the nation does make the jump from developing to developed, it could...

/ May 28, 2020
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The Age of Trillion Dollar Mega-Corporations

On September 4th 2018, Amazon briefly became the first public company in history to be worth 1 trillion dollars. It was only for about half an hour, and it did close the day out below the "measly" 13-figure mark. But...

/ February 20, 2020
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The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018
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Starry CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss the future of home networks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Starry wants to change the way the home internet is delivered. Founded in 2014, the Boston-based startup takes an innovative approach to the space by beaming broadband speed internet through the air, using millimeter waves. The company’s novel technique has...

/ September 2, 2018
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5 Home-Studio Must-Haves: Technics, DJTechTools, Genelec, Apogee, Roli

Engineer your tracks for total dance floor domination with this home studio gear. 1. Technics SL-1200GR Direct Drive Turntable The 1200 turn­table is the machine that birthed hip hop and fueled EDM’s rise. This modern redo of the decades-old design...

/ September 2, 2018
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Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoffs

After cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroom is back pitching investors. Yesterday, the site for buying and selling used cars filed to raise $70 million in new equity funding. Vroom has already secured $30 million of that $70 million...

/ September 2, 2018
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A Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Survey Reports Horror Stories

By Catherine J. Frompovich Pennsylvanians literally have been screwed figuratively by their state legislature and legislators regarding the totalitarian approach and mandate to retrofitting health-harming utility [electric, natural gas and water] AMI Smart Meters, specifically through committee procedural actions of...

/ September 1, 2018
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How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day

Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or...

/ September 1, 2018
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Jamie Oliver spent $16.5 million to save his failing business. Here’s what it taught him

Celebrity chef, bestselling author and restaurateur Jamie Oliver has his fingers in plenty of pies. But like most serial entrepreneurs, he's been burned a fair few times. In 2015, he revealed that he'd messed up around 40 percent of his...

/ August 31, 2018
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Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor...

/ August 31, 2018
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To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M

On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country’s growing economy. According to...

/ August 31, 2018
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Bernie Sanders Is Officially Getting Under Jeff Bezos’s Skin

Left by Michael Kovac/Getty Images; Right, by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images. While Donald Trump zeroes in on Facebook and Google, Bernie Sanders has for months been waging war against another tech giant. In statement after statement, the progressive senator from...

/ August 30, 2018
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Sennheiser announces $300 wireless earbuds

I suspect $300 wireless earbuds might have been a bit more easy to swallow back when the technology was still something of a novelty just a few years ago. Now that these devices are fairly ubiquitous, however, it’s going to...

/ August 30, 2018
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Xiaomi partner says US-China trade war will not impact its business ‘at all’

Chinese wearable technology company Huami is expressing confidence as it expands globally amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. The wearable technology company based in California and listed on the New York Stock Exchange makes Xiaomi's Mi Band. Huami also sells...

/ August 30, 2018
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Bessemer is reportedly raising $1.6B for its tenth fund

Bessemer Venture Partners is gearing up for its next billion-dollar fund. The early-stage venture capital firm, which had filed to raise new capital in early August, has reportedly set a $1.6 billion target for its tenth flagship fund, an amount...

/ August 29, 2018
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Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018
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Bernie Sanders’ problem with Amazon

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking additional information about the working conditions in Amazon warehouses in advance of legislation he’s preparing to introduce on September 5.  Income inequality was, after all, the centerpiece of Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. It was...

/ August 29, 2018