• Jimmy Fallon's Taking Over Telling Jokes for Amazon's Alexa This Month

    27 days ago - By Fortune

    If you thought that Amazon's biggest news this week was the selection of New York City and Arlington, Virginia for its new headquarters, you'd be... absolutely correct.
    Coming in a close second, however, was Jimmy Fallon's announcement on the Tonight Show Monday that, “For the first time ever, using a voice other than Alexa's to tell you a joke-and that voice is me.”
    Although an Amazon spokesperson told Fortune that “none of the jokes involve singing”-we had to ask-”for the coming weeks” Echo users will be able to swap out Alexa's voice for Fallon's to hear jokes the late-night host wrote...
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  • Citigroup Moves Workers Out of Amazon's Soon-to-Be New York HQ2

    27 days ago - By Fortune

    Citigroup is getting out of Amazon's way .
    The bank is moving about 1,100 employees out of the One Court Square office building in New York's Long Island City neighborhood as Amazon.com Inc. makes plans to occupy space in the tower as part of one of its two new headquarters.
    Citigroup Inc. occupies 30 stories of the building's 42 office floors, all of which it leases. Amazon wants to take 23 stories, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. To make room, Citigroup will move employees to its headquarters in Tribeca, in lower Manhattan, or other nearby offices, the New York-based...
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  • Amazon HQ2: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Queens Residents Are Outraged Over Their New Corporate Neighbor

    27 days ago - By Fortune

    Incoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the Queens community has responded with “outrage” to the news Amazon HQ2 will be partially located in Long Island City .
    In a series of tweets Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez criticized the tax breaks New York has offered Amazon and questioned whether the company plans to pay high wages, provide benefits, and hire from the existing community.
    We've been getting calls and outreach from Queens residents all day about this.
    The community's response? Outrage.
    - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez November 13, 2018
    “Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The...
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  • Factbox: Amazon to get billions in breaks for HQ2 development

    27 days ago - By Reuters

    Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it had split its $5 billion second headquarters into two projects that would be located in the Long Island City neighborhood of New York City's Queens borough and a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC.
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  • Amazon just unveiled its HQ2 selections, and some locals are furious

    Amazon just unveiled its HQ2 selections, and some locals are furious

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon has officially named the selections for its second headquarters project, HQ2 .
    The company will build offices in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the newly formed National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia .
    Some locals are furious about the decision, claiming the new offices will mean increased rental prices, more traffic, and gentrification.
    Amazon finally brought the race for HQ2 to a close on Tuesday morning after it selected Long Island City in Queens, New York, and the newly formed National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia.
    These two cities will...
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  • Breakingviews TV: Amazon HQ2+1

    27 days ago - By Reuters

    The tech giant has chosen not one new headquarters but two - New York and Arlington, Virginia. That brings more high-paying jobs to wealthy cities with tight labor markets. While Tennessee gets some goodies too, it's mostly a triumph for the coastal elites, Tom Buerkle explains.
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  • Philly breathes a 'collective sigh of relief' as Amazon announces HQs in New York, Virginia

    27 days ago - By Philly

    Philadelphia, home of the underdogs, has been passed over once again in favor of New York and D.C., this time by e-commerce giant Amazon.
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  • Amazon Names Two Winners: NYC and Arlington, Va

    Amazon Names Two Winners: NYC and Arlington, Va

    27 days ago - By RIS Media

    The rumors were true. In an official statement (over a year after the contest was announced ), Amazon declared that its second headquarters will be split between two winning cities: New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Amazon will be investing $5 billion to create over 50,000 jobs for these two locations, both of which made the Top 20 list .
    Arlington and Long Island City will each benefit from over 25,000 full-time, high-paying jobs ; an estimated $2.5 billion in Amazon investment; 4 million square feet of energy-efficient office space (with the opportunity to expand to 8 million square...
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  • Amazon's HQ2 is moving to Long Island City, Queens - here are the sites that could house its new headquarters

    Amazon's HQ2 is moving to Long Island City, Queens - here are the sites that could house its new headquarters

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon has announced that its second headquarters, known as HQ2 , will be split between two locations: the National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City, Queens .
    The company is on the hunt for either an existing building or new development, which will likely span 4 million square feet and cost around $2.5 billion over the next 15 to 17 years.
    Business Insider caught up with a few real estate experts, who shared their predictions for the future headquarters.
    The wait is over: Amazon has officially announced the winners of its search for a second North American...
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  • The losers of Amazon's HQ2 contest have been revealed - but some locals are rejoicing

    The losers of Amazon's HQ2 contest have been revealed - but some locals are rejoicing

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon has officially crowned the winners of its second headquarters project, HQ2 .
    The company will build offices in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the newly formed National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia.
    18 shortlisted cites lost out on the bid, but some locals are celebrating the news as a major victory.
    After a year-long search, Amazon has finally announced where its new headquarters will be located.
    In a blog post on Tuesday , the e-commerce giant crowned two winners for its HQ2: Long Island City in Queens, New York, and the newly formed National...
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  • Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for $5 billion new headquarters

    27 days ago - By Reuters

    Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for its split new headquarters, saying on Tuesday it will build offices for more than 25,000 people each in New York City and close by Washington, D.C.
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  • Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location - here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition

    Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location - here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Nashville just emerged a winner from Amazon 's drawn-out HQ2 competition.
    The capital of Tennessee didn't land an HQ2 location like Arlington, Virginia , and Long Island City, New York.
    But Nashville will be the location of a new Amazon operations hub that is set to bring about 5,000 new jobs.
    Nashville didn't snag one of Amazon's two new HQ2 locations. Arlington, Virginia, and Long Island City, New York, came out on top in that regard, according to Amazon's official announcement today.
    But the Tennessee capital will be the location of Amazon's new "Center of Excellence for its...
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  • Amazon is building a second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia - here's a look at CEO Jeff Bezos' nearby mansion, which is undergoing $12 million in renovations

    Amazon is building a second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia - here's a look at CEO Jeff Bezos' nearby mansion, which is undergoing $12 million in renovations

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will split its second headquarters project, which it calls HQ2 , in two with locations in Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia .
    J eff Bezos bought a residential property in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC, for $23 million in 2016.
    The two structures on the property have nearly 27,000 square feet of living space - it's the largest home in Washington, DC.
    Bezos is said to be spending $12 million to renovate the homes and the surrounding property.
    The new mansion will have a ballroom, a whiskey cellar, elevators, a garden room, 11...
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  • Amazon's Crystal City Plans Include Average Wage of $150,000, New Virginia Tech Campus And More

    27 days ago - By Forbes

    How Amazon plans to reinvent Crystal City, VA
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  • Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states

    Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon just announced it's building "HQ2" in two locations - Northern Virginia and New York City.
    As part of the contracts between Amazon and the two cities, the cities are required to assist Amazon in obtaining federal approval to build helipads at each location.
    Amazon added that in the case that a helipad cannot be built on the New York location, the city "will assist the Company in securing access to a helipad in an alternative location in reasonable proximity to the Development Sites."
    If Amazon's " HQ2 " causes the traffic nightmares that some are speculating about, Jeff Bezos...
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