Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks Supported by ByKaren Weise Nov. 13, 2018 SEATTLE — Amazon laid out its plans for two of the biggest economic development projects in the country on Tuesday, announcing that it will put major corporate outposts in New York City and Arlington, Va. The two locations, in Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, just outside of Washington, will eventually house at least 25,000 employees, the company said in a statement. It also said the new sites would require $5 billion in construction and other investments. The company also said it will develop a smaller site in Nashville that will focus on operations and logistics. Amazon said that site will create 5,000 jobs. Amazon, which is based in Seattle, made those commitments as part of … [Read more...] about Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks
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It appears that Amazon couldn't settle on a single site for its second corporate headquarters and has decided to divide the duties between a second and third headquarters.The online retailing giant is expected to announce Tuesday it's chosen New York City and northern Virginia for its planned second headquarters -- dubbed HQ2, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday night, citing people familiar with the matter.Amazon's HQ2 gained attention as one of the biggest corporate projects in the US, with the e-retailer planning to hire 50,000 workers and spend $5 billion. The company fueled excitement about its plans by inviting cities to pitch themselves as sites for the development. Amazon representatives didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.Developing … [Read more...] about Amazon reportedly picks New York, northern Virginia for HQ2
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Art & Design | Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get? Supported by ByMichael Kimmelman Nov. 12, 2018 The innovation myth used to involve the back of a suburban garage or an office park in Silicon Valley. The tech industry was incubated not on the mean streets of the big city, but in sleepy hamlets like Murray Hill, N.J., and Mountain View, Calif. So with reports of Amazon’s plan to split HQ2, its second headquarters, between Crystal City, a part of Arlington, Va., just outside Washington, and Long Island City, in Queens, what are we to make of tech’s steady migration to marquee cities? Amazon is hardly alone, after all. Google and Facebook already have headquarters here (established, not incidentally, without state subsidies). Google intends to … [Read more...] about Amazon’s HQ2 Will Benefit From New York City. But What Does New York Get?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByDaisuke Wakabayashi Nov. 7, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon may not be the only technology giant considering a big expansion in New York. Google is in discussions to move into a planned 1.3 million square foot office complex at the St. John’s Terminal building on Manhattan’s West Side, according to a person with knowledge of the company’s plans but not permitted to speak about it publicly. The property, which is expected to be completed in 2022, would allow the internet giant to significantly increase its presence in the city. Google employs around 7,000 in New York, and a space that size could allow it to more than double its local work force. The potential expansion, reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal, comes on the heels of news that Amazon appears close to building a corporate … [Read more...] about Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByNicholas Confessore Oct. 16, 2018 The New York attorney general subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether the groups sought to sway a critical federal decision on internet regulation last year by submitting millions of fraudulent public comments, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. Some of the groups played a highly public role in last year’s battle, when the Republican-appointed majority on the Federal Communications Commission voted to revoke a regulation issued under President Barack Obama that classified internet service providers as public utilities. The telecommunications industry bitterly opposed the rules — which imposed what supporters … [Read more...] about New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments