• Amazon's HQ2 decision reinforces an antiquated expansion model

    24 days ago - By Venture Beat

    By choosing New York City and Washington, D.C. to build new offices in, Amazon reinforces the idea that new offices need to go in big cites.
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  • The CEO of a top travel app says the best boutique hotels all have the same 2 things in common, no matter what city they're in

    The CEO of a top travel app says the best boutique hotels all have the same 2 things in common, no matter what city they're in

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Sam Shank , the founder and CEO of HotelTonight, recently told Business Insider that the best boutique hotels appeal to a sense of nostalgia .
    Shank also said that New York City has the best collection of boutique hotels.
    HotelTonight is an online travel company that allows users to book discounted, last-minute hotel rooms via its app or mobile site.
    Booking a hotel room can be a tedious, confusing process - but it doesn't have to be.
    That's part of the reason Sam Shank founded HotelTonight , an online travel company that allows users to book discounted, last-minute hotel rooms via its app...
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  • Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon

    Walmart flexes its muscle against Amazon

    24 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Walmart, armed with grocery and other online services, is proving it can do battle with Amazon.
    The world's largest retailer delivered strong third-quarter results Thursday, extending a streak of sales growth into its 11th straight quarter that showed it's pulling shoppers online and in the store. It also raised profit expectations for the year heading into the holiday shopping season.
    Like other retailers, Walmart is benefiting from a strong job market and rising consumer confidence. Home Depot and Macy's raised annual profit expectations this week. But they are also benefiting...
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  • Jeff Bezos owns a $23 million mansion in the swanky Washington DC neighborhood the Obamas call home. It's 15 minutes from Amazon's new HQ2

    Jeff Bezos owns a $23 million mansion in the swanky Washington DC neighborhood the Obamas call home. It's 15 minutes from Amazon's new HQ2

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon has announced that its second headquarters, HQ2, will be split between Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia .
    There are a lot of reasons Amazon decided to locate HQ2 in the Washington, DC metro area, from the area's being in the "bull's-eye of America's internet," to the human resources talent available, to the proximity to the US government.
    But one of the biggest reasons could be that CEO Jeff Bezos owns a $23 million mansion in Washington DC's Kalorama neighborhood, a h istoric area that's home to the Obamas, Jared Kushner, and Ivanka Trump, among numerous other bigwigs in...
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  • Amazon invented a new neighborhood in Virginia for its HQ2 site. Here's what it could actually look like

    Amazon invented a new neighborhood in Virginia for its HQ2 site. Here's what it could actually look like

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    When Amazon announced this week that it would locate half of its second headquarters in National Landing, Virginia, even locals were confounded by the name .
    "Amazon is so stupid rich powerful they literally just rebranded an entire city," one writer tweeted .
    Hours after the announcements came out, the website DCist was already brainstorming hilarious slogans , including "National Landing: Your Friends Still Won't Visit You In Arlington," and "National Landing: Who Says You Can't Force A Nickname?"
    But what does that nickname actually refer to?
    According to the official page for Northern...
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  • Amazon HQ sparks gold rush in New York City and Virginia

    24 days ago - By Inman

    One day after Amazon announced it will open a pair of new headquarters in New York and Virginia, interest in the two areas' real estate is spiking.
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