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Amazon Abandons HQ2 Campus in New York

After months of fierce opposition from local leaders, the New York Times reports that Amazon has decided to pull out of its plans to place a new satellite headquarters in the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens, New York. Read More >>

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Bezos Coughs Up £76 Million for Charity

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in modern history, finally announced the first recipients of his charitable Day One Fund. The initial round of grants total $97.5 million (£76.1 million), representing about 1/20th of his proposed investment in the fund, and about 0.0006 percent of his net worth. Read More >>

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It’s Official: Amazon HQ Is Going to NYC and Arlington, Virginia

Amazon has finally confirmed that Long Island City, Queens, and the Crystal Lake neighbourhood of Arlington, Virginia, have both earned the dubious honour of hosting glorified branch offices for the e-commerce giant. Hiring is slated to begin next year. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Dystopian HQ2 Reality Show May Get a Twist Ending

With the finish line of HQ2 drawing closer, Amazon’s metro region deathmatch took an unexpected turn today which indicated there would be no single winner. Read More >>

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Amazon Reportedly Close to Picking Winner in Its HQ2 Shakedown, Though Who Knows

Amazon is inching ever closer to making its long-awaited decision on where to build its second North American headquarters, with the company entering “advanced discussions” to set up shop in Arlington County, Virginia’s Crystal City, with additional facilities in nearby Potomac Yard in Alexandria, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. However, on Sunday the Wall Street Journal reported similar negotiations are ongoing with officials in Dallas and New York, while CNBC reported that Austin is also a strong contender. Other cities are not totally out of consideration yet. Read More >>