People are furious about Amazon’s reported decision to split its HQ2 between New York City and Virginia after months of deliberation (AMZN)

Fred Greaves/Reuters Amazon is closing in on deals to develop its second headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia, The New York Times reported on Monday evening. While state and cities have been fighting to win Amazon’s HQ2, many people are less than pleased with […]

Amazon’s Homecoming—corporate clinics and creepy filmmaking make a fun thrill ride

The second trailer for Amazon’s Homecoming. Its 10-episode first season debuted this weekend. Homecoming, Amazon Prime’s new political techno-mystery series starring Julia Roberts, has a tough task: how do you translate an effective podcast into effective television? The story here started off as a successful fiction series from Gimlet Media, a podcasting entity started by […]

Amazon’s new APIs connect smart home cameras and doorbells to Alexa

Your Ring and August doorbells and locks just got a lot smarter. Amazon has released new APIs for smart home cameras and doorbells allowing these devices to communicate with Echo speakers. Not all devices can support these new APIs however. Amazon currently supports WebRTC compliant cameras or 3Ps, which use a WebRTC bridge to connect […]

Costco exec says the company still pays better than any rival following Amazon’s decision to raise wages to $15 per hour (COST)

Tim Boyle / Getty Images Costco is unconcerned about losing potential employees to Amazon despite the e-commerce giant’s higher minimum wage. CFO Richard Galanti said that Costco’s average pay still “dwarfs any other retail or retail-type entity out there” in a call with investors on Thursday.  According to Galanti, Costco workers make an average of […]

Amazon’s Kindle Oasis has a new competitor: the waterproof Kobo Forma

Kobo Kobo’s newest e-reader is going after fans of Amazon’s Kindle Oasis. The new Kobo Forma is the company’s most expensive and comprehensive e-reader yet, coming in at $ 279 and featuring a waterproof design and an E-ink Mobius display. Seemingly cut from the same cloth as the Kindle Oasis, the Kobo Forma has an […]

Amazon’s latest onslaught of hardware proves it won’t stop until it reaches every aspect of your life (AMZN)

Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Amazon unveiled 13 new hardware products, along with a slew of new services and Alexa updates, at an event on Thursday.  The new products give Amazon a greater reach than ever before. It now offers everything from an Alexa-enabled microwave, to high-end audio equipment, to a wall clock. Amazon’s reach exceeds that […]