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The Not-So-Shocking Thing Facebook and Big Pharma Have in Common

by Kate Harveston When they came to light, the Panama and Paradise papers revealed a globe-spanning oligarchy that has laid siege to most of our governments and the entire world’s industrial apparatus. This situation has been the case for a very long time, but at last, there was something tangible …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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Amazon’s Last Mile

Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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238 Thirsty Cities to Amazon: Stimulate Me, Daddy

The proposal deadline has come and gone on Amazon’s unusually public search to plant a second headquarters in one of North America’s metropolitan areas. Among other factors, Amazon’s stated “preference” for candidates cities with a population over 1 million should have whittled possible HQ2 locales down to a few…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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238 Thirsty Cities to Amazon: Stimulate Me, Daddy

The proposal deadline has come and gone on Amazon’s unusually public search to plant a second headquarters in one of North America’s metropolitan areas. Among other factors, Amazon’s stated “preference” for candidates cities with a population over 1 million should have whittled possible HQ2 locales down to a few…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Jeff Bezos and Amazon Could Be Paving The Way For a Dystopian Nightmare

Welcome to the United States of Amazon. Picture a not so far-off future where the online retailer has gobbled up all other businesses, automated all tasks and decisions previously carried out by human workers, and created a government full of AI bots uncorrupted by individual self interest who …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Which Tech Industry Leaders Ditched the White House Tech Summit Today?

Trump summoned his group of tech-world minions to the White House today for another round of nervously nodding and accomplishing nothing. But attendance was down a little bit this time around. Sure, plenty of cowards still showed up with a foolish but optimistic gleam in their eye. But some, at least, seem to be…Read more… […]

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America’s Top Hypocrites Are Meeting at the Trump White House For Technology Week

America’s largest tech companies made a big, public fuss after President Trump vowed to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord earlier this month. But top executives from many of those same companies are meeting with members of the Trump regime this week. Who needs principles when there’s money to be made?Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Just in Time, Amazon Patents Method to Prevent In-store Comparison Shopping

Amazon is perfecting a different kind of business model than we’ve traditionally known. First, crush an industry by focusing on growth instead of profit. Then, swoop in to “fix” the industry that was destroyed. Now that the online retailer is moving into the brick and mortar world, it’s trying to prevent the in-store…Read more… Continue […]

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