Amazon will not build their second headquarters in Long Island City.
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Economic research suggests tax incentives and other corporate subsidies don't have the positive impact they're supposed to.
Amazon’s WiFi buttons enable you to instantly order specific branded products such as soft drinks, beer and condoms. You needn’t even get out of bed.
Dash Buttons have been ruled illegal under Germany's consumer rights law. They might also contravene Australian consumer law.
Space suits from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey on display at the Stanley Kubrick exhibition in LA.
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Tech companies portray virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri as our helpers. In reality, we're helping them gather the behavioural data they need to turn a profit.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
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Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
The delivery riders consider that the correction of possible errors is part of their missions, even if they are not remunerated for these additional tasks.
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The tensions between platforms and their workers can be better understood by studying the mutual expectations of both parties.
Generating new entertainment data.
For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
Optical fibres carry data from the web, these cables were previously neutral containers – but not anymore.
Until last December, Internet service providers were required to respect the principle of web neutrality. This is no longer the case in the United States. What are the consequences?
Monopolies are bad for innovation and dismantling them would help the US economy compete.
If you're worried your phone is recording your private conversations, look closer at the data you've already agreed to give away.
Forget Brexit or online competition. Millennials are just not consuming with the same fervour as their mums and dads.
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg's theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
Cities are the laboratories where the tech giants are exploring urban innovations.
Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb and Tesla are redefining key aspects of daily life such as work, mobility and leisure, using our cities as laboratories for their innovations.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
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Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
A mascot for Alibaba’s online shopping site Tmall urges customers to buy on Singles Day.
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Chinese customers spend billions on Nov. 11. Why, and what does it mean for the global retail marketplace?
Working together, people and technology companies can make a lot of progress.
Amazon, Facebook and Google have lofty goals for their effects on global society. But people around the world are still waiting for the positive results. Here's what the tech giants could do.
New technology, old flaws.
Expecting algorithms to perform perfectly might be asking too much of ourselves.
Brazil, home to the Amazon, is one of just five ‘mega-wilderness’ countries.
More than two-thirds of Earth's remaining wilderness is in the hands of just five countries, according to a new global map. A concerted conservation effort is needed to save our last wild places.
Amazon has lifted its lowest pay rate to US$15 an hour.
Australia's unemployment rate may have to fall much more before we see any wages growth.
An Amazon employee applies tape to a package before shipment.
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The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
Do you distrust the companies that profit from the goods and services you buy? Research suggests most of us do.
Research shows that consumers don't like it when businesses make money. Why?