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Google and Amazon both sell their own versions of a smart speaker. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Smart Speakers Pose Both Convenience and Privacy Risk

October 7, 2020

Why did I buy one in the first place? It was cheap, it sounded convenient and it seemed like everyone had one.

Amazon passed up the branding opportunity for the Seattle Kraken arena to advocate for climate change instead. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Amazon’s Peculiar Seattle Arena Name Could Be the Way of the Future

September 9, 2020

Amazon's move to name the Seattle Kraken arena after the climate change initiative sets an interesting precendent for future stadium naming decisions.

Television theme songs have evolved with the streaming era. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Music and Television’s Complicated History: Theme Songs Evolve in the Streaming Era

October 16, 2019

Television may be changing, but so are theme songs.

New Yorkers protest against Amazon (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

Amazon Cancels Plans for New NYC Headquarters

February 20, 2019

Amazon has decided not to build a new headquarters in Long Island City.

Though Amazon’s decision to move its HQ will result in the loss of 25,000 jobs, it is ultimately a win for New York City. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Amazon’s Absence: A Win for New York

February 20, 2019

We’ve saved ourselves billions in taxpayer money, and we’ve avoided overheating the New York’s property market more than it already is. Amazon’s loss is New York City’s gain.

Amazon’s new HQ2 potentially hurts New Yorkers as cost of living in Long Island City and Queens will likely increase (Courtesy of Flickr).

Amazon’s Acropolis Will Hurt NYC Residents

November 28, 2018

Amazon made the search for its second headquarters an unparalleled public spectacle, pitting states and cities against each other in a brawl to bag the big prize.

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Amazon’s Second Headquarters Seek Potential Host City

September 20, 2017

By Victor Ordonez New York officials have primed their plans to have Amazon build its second headquarters in one of the five boroughs. If successful, Amazon said its new five-billion-dollar headquarters would supply the city wit...

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz visits a Bronx Barnes & Noble which is planning to close by the end of 2016. (Courtesy of Flickr).

Only Barnes & Noble in the Bronx Closes

November 2, 2016

By Theresa Schliep As retail and real estate development in the Bronx continue to rise, the borough struggles to obtain or simply maintain various commercial interests that other boroughs have in multiplicity. October saw borough leaders advocate in ...

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz wrote a letter to Amazon  demanding equal same day delivery, which some students felt reflected bias against minorities. (Alexandra Brennan/ The Fordham Ram).

Diaz Demands Equal Amazon Same Day Delivery

May 4, 2016

By Mike Byrne Amazon is working to expand its same-day delivery service for Prime members to underserved communities, such as the Bronx. On April 21, Bloomberg released a report of the areas that have the...

Is Amazon Evil?

Is Amazon Evil?

November 4, 2015

By Mike Byrne Amazon is trying to win us back. The massive online retailer received harsh criticism over the summer pertaining to its treatment of employees and lack of benefits. A New York Times article, ...

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