Technology

Amazon has brought benefits - and disruption - to Seattle

Oct 18, 2017

Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas

Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons

Oct 18, 2017

Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they're brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons - literally

China's Xi calls for more technology development

Oct 18, 2017

President Xi Jinping has called for China's ruling Communist Party to step up technology development, an area fraught with complaints Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how and blocks access to emerging industries

Texas cities also woo Amazon with diversity, arts, sunshine

Oct 18, 2017

A number of Texas cities are making pitches to Amazon for the Seattle-based company's second headquarters and the estimated 50,000 jobs, with economic incentives expected to be major selling points

Oklahoma City, Tulsa tout quality of life to lure Amazon HQ2

Oct 18, 2017

Oklahoma City and Tulsa are showcasing their cultural, recreational and quality-of-life attractions as Oklahoma's two largest cities compete for Amazon's second headquarters in North America.

Chicago's Amazon bid focuses on workforce and transportation

Oct 18, 2017

Chicago has officially thrown its hat in the ring with a bid for Amazon's massive second headquarters, adding its pitch to the stuff competition from cities who trying to get creative while talking up talent pool, quality of life and cultural amenities

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

Oct 18, 2017

Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users

Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

Oct 18, 2017

Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the atmosphere and scattering in the ocean

North Korea says it plans to launch many more satellites

Oct 18, 2017

North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the country plans to launch many more satellites and is accusing the United States of trying to block its efforts to help achieve the peaceful development of outer space

Governor says Minnesota will offer modest bid to Amazon

Oct 17, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota is preparing only a modest bid for online retailer Amazon's second headquarters

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