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Amazon had cities compete over its new headquarters, and the approach was reportedly known internally as, ‘F— you. We’re Amazon.’

Amazon executives and New York politicians weren’t able to make things work for the company’s planned second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. The company officially pulled out of negotiations with NYC in February 2019 amid growing resistance from state and local politicians. Amazon has been criticised for its divisive […]
Amazon had cities compete over its new headquarters, and the approach was reportedly known internally as, ‘F— you. We’re Amazon.’
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Protesters are gathering outside of Jeff Bezos’ $80 million NYC penthouse to call attention to working conditions at Amazon’s warehouses

A group of local activists, immigrants, politicians, and possibly some Amazon warehouse employees are protesting outside of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ $US80 million New York City penthouse on Cyber Monday. The protesters are marching against harsh working conditions at Amazon warehouses and say the company has a detrimental impact on […]
Protesters are gathering outside of Jeff Bezos’ $80 million NYC penthouse to call attention to working conditions at Amazon’s warehouses
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Salesforce expanding headquarters to Seattle following $15.7 billion Tableau acquisition

San Francisco’sSalesforce is expanding its headquarters into Seattle, co-CEO Marc Benioff announced Monday. Following its $US15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau, announced Monday, Salesforce will grow its footprint in the Washington state region, where both Amazon and Microsoft are headquartered. Salesforce already has around 1,000 employees in Bellevue, Washington, and it […]
Salesforce expanding headquarters to Seattle following $15.7 billion Tableau acquisition
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‘Hey AOC, saw your wack tweet’: Conservative business group escalates Times Square billboard feud with Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon HQ2 pullout

The Job Creators Network, a conservative business group, on Wednesday put up a billboard in Times Square blaming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York for Amazon’s termination of a deal to build its second headquarters there. Ocasio-Cortez later called that billboard “wack” and said it was funded by “billionaire-funded groups” […]
‘Hey AOC, saw your wack tweet’: Conservative business group escalates Times Square billboard feud with Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon HQ2 pullout