Amazon is reportedly nearing a deal to make New York City one of the homes of its second headquarters — here’s why it would be disastrous (AMZN)

Yana Paskova/Getty Images Amazon is reportedly planning to name Long Island City neighborhood in Queens, New York half of its second headquarters, HQ2. HQ2 — which The New York Times reports will be split between New York and Crystal City, Virginia — will create roughly 25,000 new jobs in the area.  HQ2 sounds like a great […]

New York’s governor jokes he’ll change his name to ‘Amazon Cuomo’ to win the HQ2 bid hours before a report that New York City will be home to one of the company’s new headquarters (AMZN)

Kevin Hagen/AP “I’ll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that’s what it takes,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said to reporters on Monday in reference to his determination to land Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2. On Monday evening, The New York Times reported that Amazon is finalizing plans to open HQ2 in Long Island City […]

Google’s famous Googleplex headquarters was the epicenter for its worldwide walkout over gender discrimination — here’s what it was like on the scene (GOOGL, GOOG)

Troy Wolverton/Business Insider Hundreds of Google employees took part in a walkout at the company’s Mountain View, California headquarters Thursday to protest sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Protestors shouted things such as, “time’s up!” and “enough is enough.” Organizers have issued a list of demands, including that the company put together and share with the […]

A dead mall near Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters is transforming into a $4 billion development

Eric Risberg/AP City officials approved the construction of a $ 4 billion development project just blocks away from Apple Park, the company’s new headquarters. The project was stalled for years due to concerns about congestion, traffic, and declining home values. The approval could set a precedent for future affordable housing proposals, including a $ 29 million initiative in […]

BlackRock, the $6 trillion money manager, had a crime-fighting robot patrolling its New York headquarters — and it marks the firm’s latest foray into automation

Rob Kim/Getty Images  BlackRock, the $ 6 trillion asset manager which is relying more on robots to make investment decisions, recently hired a physical robot to meander around its New York City headquarters. The robot, dubbed BLK Bot, left New York earlier this month and will be moved to the firm’s San Francisco offices soon.  […]

Foxconn establishes its North American headquarters in Milwaukee

Foxconn is extending its fledgling American footprint beyond its planned display factory in Wisconsin. The tech manufacturing behemoth is establishing its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, 30 miles north of the upcoming factory. It’s buying a seven-story building from Northwestern Mutual and expects 500 people to work at the facility, which will include an innovation […]

The suspected YouTube shooter opened fire at the company’s headquarters has reportedly been identified

Law-enforcement sources cited by multiple local news outlets have reportedly identified the suspected shooter who opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters on Tuesday as Nasim Aghdam. Three people received gunshot wounds, including one man and two women. One other person was injured. The suspect died of a self-inflicted wound, police said. An investigation is underway at […]

A Michigan man is facing federal charges after threatening a mass shooting at CNN headquarters

AP Images / Alan Diaz A man was arrested on suspicion of threatening a mass shooting at CNN headquarters in Atlanta. An FBI investigation determined that the man made the call last week from a Detroit suburb, a local CBS affiliate in Atlanta reported. On the alleged phone call to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, the man […]

Amazon just revealed the top 20 contenders for its new headquarters — here are their incredible proposals (AMZN)

f11photo/Shutterstock Amazon has narrowed its search for the site of its next headquarters, dubbed HQ2, to 20 cities.  The list of candidates includes Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Denver. The company said it will make a final decision this year. Amazon has waded through 238 proposals from cities across North America that are eager […]