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  • Business News Roundup, Feb. 13

    Markets Stocks have 2nd good day Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its losses from the past two weeks. Apple jumped 4 percent and led a rally in technology companies, while industrial companies, banks and consumer-focused companies like retailers also rose. Netflix and...

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  • 7 Top Stocks That Are Winning With Tech

    Amazon.com (AMZN) made a major announcement Jan. 22. After more than a year getting the bugs out, the Seattle e-commerce company opened Amazon Go to the public. Using artificial intelligence and cameras to keep tabs on the shoppers in the store -- Amazon Go provides cashier-free grocery shopping -- technology is changing the way consumers shop for groceries. One of its customers is Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. "Jeff [Bezos] has been aware. He loves the store -- he definitely has shopped it," VP...

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  • Oracle Leaps Into the Costly Cloud Arms Race

    Oracle plans to quadruple the number of its giant data-center complexes over the next two years, a move that could boost capital spending.

    WSJ
  • Unilever Threatens to Reduce Ad Spending on Tech Platforms That Don’t Combat Divisive Content

    Unilever says it will pull back advertising from popular tech platforms, including YouTube and Facebook, if they don’t do more to combat the spread of fake news, hate speech and divisive content.

    WSJ
  • What It Would Take for Amazon to Become UPS or FedEx

    Amazon.com is a long way from reaching the scale of America’s freight titans.

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  • Silicon Valley has developed a $300 million foot fetish

    When Danny Rimer learned that an online sneaker marketplace called GOAT was looking for investors to help expand its business selling must-have Nike Air Jordans and Adidas Yeezy, he suggested that his firm, Index Ventures, lead a $60 million round. "It had become quite clear the sneaker market was really taking off and these guys had come up with a way to make it easy to browse and buy and sell sneakers," says Rimer, whose firm closed the round last week, bringing GOAT's funding...

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  • Amazon Names NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke to Head Amazon Studios

    Amazon.com Inc. has tapped NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke as head of Amazon Studios, its movie and television unit, succeeding Roy Price, who resigned amid public allegations that he engaged in sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior toward a producer.

    WSJ
  • Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

    Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it to directly compete with United Parcel Service and FedEx.

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  • Getting Your Product on Shelves at Whole Foods Just Got Harder

    Whole Foods, which earned its cachet by offering new brands and niche products, now is asking suppliers for higher shelving fees and deeper discounts as it looks to enhance profitability.

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  • Canadian Tech Sector Thrives, but Struggles to Keep Its Talent

    As Canada sees a resurgence in its tech sector, which is drawing interest from top U.S. players, policy makers try to encourage investment from big-name companies while nurturing its homegrown firms.

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  • Amazon to Deliver Whole Foods Groceries

    Amazon.com said it will start delivering Whole Foods groceries via its fastest delivery option in four markets, marking the first major integration between its e-commerce operations and its new brick-and-mortar grocery chain.

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  • Why you cannot quit Amazon Prime — even if maybe you should

    Amazon Prime doesn’t necessarily save you money or give you the best entertainment. It masters your psychology.

    Washington Post
  • How Amazon’s Ad Business Could Threaten Google and Facebook

    As Amazon.com Inc. builds out its advertising services and sales team, it increasingly impinges on the turf of two other tech titans, Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.

    WSJ
  • A Brief History of Shipping

    The container shipping industry is booming and companies are moving cargo around the world faster than ever. But how did we get here? This video explains the simple idea that transformed the industry and where it’s headed next.

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