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  1. amazon
    How Cuomo, de Blasio, and Bezos Blew the Amazon DealNo one took responsibility for selling it. In the vacuum left by the company, the mayor, and the governor, opponents pounced.
  2. the top line
    Why Amazon Bailed on Its New York HeadquartersThe company will keep growing in Manhattan. But it wasn’t willing to go to Queens on less favorable terms than it had negotiated.
  3. bye bye bezos
    Amazon Cancels Plans for HQ2 in New YorkThe economic titan has pulled out of a deal to build a campus in Long Island City.
  4. our national nightmare is over
    The Beginning of the End of RobocallsBy the end of 2019, spam phone calls could be on the ropes.
  5. amazon
    Amazon and Google Now Control the Top Two Wi-Fi Mesh RoutersWith Amazon acquiring Eero, the mesh networking market is now controlled by two very, very large companies with an appetite for personal data.
  6. q&a
    How Four Ex-Amazoners Made a Crazy-Good Wireless Cam for $20One of the co-founders of Wyze Labs tells us how they made a camera that performs just as well as products ten times the price.
  7. amazon
    Amazon Shoppers Would Buy Amazon-Brand Computers, Health Care, and WeedNot only are people increasingly happy to buy everything through Amazon, they’d be okay with Amazon making everything, as well.
  8. the top line
    Constitutional Concerns Are a Major Risk for a Federal Wealth TaxThere is a key implementation challenge for Elizabeth Warren’s plan to tax wealth: It would need to survive the courts.
  9. tesla
    Tesla’s Car Business Is Booming. Unfortunately, It’s Not Just a Car Company.The acquisition of a struggling solar power company in 2016 looked bad from the jump, and has only gotten worse.
  10. e-commerce
    Can Amazon Compete in India When It Can’t Act Like a Monopoly?New policies in India will make it much harder for foreign behemoths like Amazon and Walmart to throw their weight around.
  11. business
    The Porta-Potty King of New York City Faces a Threat to His ThroneThe business is as dirty as you’d think. But one man keeps coming up smelling like roses.
  12. the top line
    Good News for Debit-Card Holders — Now It’s Easier to Rent a CarA big rental company sees an overlooked business opportunity in the 25 percent of Americans without credit cards.
  13. google
    Can Google Be More Than an Advertising Company?The company continues to make hundreds of billions each year, but nearly all of that is from advertising revenue — and that’s a problem.
  14. huawei
    The FBI Ran a Sting on Huawei While a Bloomberg Reporter WatchedAfter Huawei asked a start-up for a sample of its diamond-coated glass for smartphones, things quickly got very complicated.
  15. beware companies bearing gifts
    Foxconn Is Good at Grifting Governments, and the U.S. Is an Easy MarkFoxconn’s disappearing factory in Wisconsin isn’t a new trick, but the U.S. is so thirsty for manufacturing jobs we’ll keep falling for it.
  16. smartphone decline
    Apple and Investors Try to Figure Out Life After the iPhone BoomWhat does Apple look like when it’s selling fewer iPhones every year rather than more?
  17. buzzfeed
    BuzzFeed’s Experimental Era Is OverThe site prided itself on taking risks and shifted media as a result. But it still hasn’t turned a profit.
  18. the top line
    Banks Don’t Like Paying You So Many Credit Card Rewards — But They WillRich reward cards aren’t going away. But the most generous offers and benefits might be.
  19. smartphone decline
    What Samsung’s Pain Means for SmartphonesEveryone is slowly waking up to the fact that nobody is buying new smartphones anymore.
  20. netflix
    It Would Take You 62 Days Straight to Watch Everything Netflix Made in 2018No bathroom breaks allowed.
  21. fortnite
    Fortnite’s Fashion Industry Makes As Much Money As AmazonDance moves and character skins mean $3 billion in profit for Epic Games.
  22. uber
    Self-Driving Ubers Back on the Streets Nine Months After Killing a PedestrianKeep your head on a swivel if you’re crossing the street in Pittsburgh.
  23. the top line
    Nissan Is a Corporate Governance NightmareHow could a company be unaware of how much it was paying its own CEO?
  24. google
    Google to Build $1 Billion NYC Campus, No Tax Incentives RequiredThere’s about to be a lot more Googlers in Manhattan.
  25. the top line
    Why Do Hotel Companies Have So Many Brands?Marriott is actually a family of 30 hotel brands, many of them virtually indistinguishable. What’s the business logic?
  26. business
    More Tesla Workers Want to Unionize, Despite Elon Musk’s Promises of Free Fro-YoTesla’s Buffalo plant is pushing to organize, though other workers have complained of anti-union coercion and intimidation at the company.
  27. smartphones
    The Chinese Smartphone Manufacturers That Will Make Your Next Next PhoneA guide to the Chinese smartphone companies you’re going to be very familiar with soon.
  28. decisions
    How the Roomba Company Decided to Stop Making Bots for the MilitaryCEO Colin Angle explains why iRobot divested itself of its work for the defense industry.
  29. huawei
    Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou Arrested and Now Everyone Is Very NervousThe heir apparent to the Chinese telecom giant was arrested in Canada during a stopover for extradition to the U.S.
  30. smartphones
    We’re No Longer in the Smartphone Plateau. We’re in the Smartphone Decline.Growth in smartphone sales stopped surging years ago. In the next decade, they’re likely to decline. What does that world look like?
  31. naked capitalism
    Uber Is Headed for a CrashThe company just posted another quarter of jaw-dropping losses. How much is hype and how much is real?
  32. labor
    For Low-Wage Workers, the Fight For 15 Movement Has Been a BoonA study found the movement directly led to a $68 billion raise for 22 million low-wage workers, in addition to fueling a broader progressive cause.
  33. data security
    Marriott Hack Potentially Affects 500 Million, But Probably Not ProfitsIf confirmed, the hack would be the second largest in history. But looking at past precedent, the company likely won’t suffer real consequences.
  34. the top line
    Lululemon’s Founder Is an Unlikely Guru. That Might Be Why He’s a BillionaireLululemon Founder Chip Wilson has some odd ideas. Some of them made him a billionaire. Some of them got him fired.
  35. general motors
    Self-Driving Cars Are the Future. Jobs in Auto Manufacturing Are Not.The future looks bright for GM’s self-driving division, especially after GM cut 14,700 jobs and $6 billion in costs. For autoworkers? Not so much.
  36. decisions
    How Amazon Web Services Reinvented the Internet and Became a Cash CowAmazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy explains how the business that allows everything from Slack to Netflix to function came to be.
  37. long vs short
    Long vs. Short: Can Etsy Continue to Own the Handmade Space?With a new mission statement and Amazon emerging as a ruthless competitor, the heirloom marketplace finds itself at an inflection point.
  38. linkedin
    The Kids Love LinkedIn and the Stories Format. Now They Can Do Both!How do you do, fellow kids.
  39. the stock market
    5 Reasons Why the Stock Market Is TankingTrade wars and bad press are sinking tech stocks, while mounting corporate debt and declining earnings expectations have investors feeling bearish.
  40. apple
    Poor iPhone Supply Chain Forecasts Are Making Everyone Very NervousThe companies that supply the parts and labor behind the iPhone are all cutting down on production. Should Apple investors be worried?
  41. the top line
    There Is No Crisis of Retail Vacancy in ManhattanYou may have heard the widely circulated statistic that one in five storefronts on the island are empty. You heard wrong.
  42. ride sharing apps
    Lyft Does More to Woo Drivers As It Preps for IPOAs both Lyft and Uber prepare to go public in 2019, both companies will be fighting for drivers just as they fight for passengers.
  43. wall street
    Goldman CEO Is Shocked – Shocked – to Find Fraud Is Going On in HereCEO David Solomon said that he is “personally outraged” over his bank’s role in abetting financial fraud in Malaysia.
  44. amazon
    Georgia’s Amazon Bid Featured an ‘Amazon U’ and a Dedicated Amazon Transit CarWhat Georgia’s Amazon bid tells us about the state’s priorities.
  45. naked capitalism
    Fake ‘Unicorns’ Are Running Roughshod Over the Venture Capital IndustryA study finding that venture capital-backed companies are pervasively overvalued might be an existential threat to the venture capital industry.
  46. debit or credit
    More Restaurants and Cafés Refuse to Accept Cash — That’s Not a Good Thing“Just because you don’t have a piece of plastic, you can’t get a sandwich?”
  47. the top line
    The Dollar Keeps Getting Stronger. Here’s What That Means for You.It’s a feel-good story for the moment. But beware if current trends continue.
  48. business
    7-Eleven’s Alleged Collaboration on ICE Raids Is a Cautionary TaleWhat happens when unchecked corporate power pairs with a federal agency that targets vulnerable people? 7-Eleven employees paint an ugly picture.
  49. the top line
    Why Amazon and Google Chose New York Instead of a Place That Needs Them MoreRents already too high and subways too crowded. Did the tech giants consider a place like, say, Cleveland?
  50. long vs short
    Long vs. Short: Can Walmart Compete in Amazon’s World?The company’s stock is near an all-time high, but some investors are wondering if the optimism is warranted.
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