How is Amazon determining where its second home will be?
It’s hard to know.
Amazon’s search for its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, has been a secretive process, even to government officials within cities still remaining in the competition.
As The New York Times highlighted in a report, many city council members and other leaders at the 20 locations remaining in the hunt for HQ2 have no clue what their territory’s bids included.
This includes city leaders in Austin, which was among the 20 finalists Amazon selected in January from a list of 238 bidders.
Council member Leslie Pool has previously spoken to the American-Statesman about this issue. Pool also stressed her concern about the HQ2 project potentially coming to Austin to the Times. Here’s what she said:
This is a city where you want to put down roots. The people here are the friendliest. The parks are beautiful. But if someone like Amazon comes in, a big con is the massive amount of dislocation it causes. You put out the small businesses and longtime property owners, the very businesses and people that give the city its flavor and, I would argue, its brand.
Facebook has removed Alex Jones pages for hate speech
According to Bloomberg news service, the social media network said it had taken four pages down associated with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after receiving word that the pages contained speech that glorified violence and used dehumanizing language toward Muslims.
Jones, who has a home in Austin and has for years peddled conspiracy theories through his video show Infowars, has also recently had content removed from Apple’s iTunes and Podcasts apps and Spotify streaming service.
After reaching a $1 trillion valuation, how can Apple get to $2 trillion?
According to online tech publication Recode, Apple will need to “identify and lead one of the next major paradigms of computing — augmented reality glasses? — and figure out a business model nearly as good as the iPhone’s.”
Read more on that here.
Reviewing Microsoft’s new Surface Go PC
The Wall Street Journal examines if it’s worth the purchase in this video:
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