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Amazon Corretto - Production-ready distribution of OpenJDK
A no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). Corretto comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes. Amazon runs Corretto internally on thousands of production services and Corretto is certified as compatible with the Java SE standard. With Corretto, you can develop and run Java applications on popular operating systems, including Amazon Linux 2, Windows, and macOS.
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56 minutes ago by liqweed
Amazon price tracker, Amazon price history charts, price watches, and price drop alerts. | camelcamelcamel.com
Amazon Price History Charts
View the price history of over 18 million Amazon products.
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1 hour ago by chbug
Amazon’s HQ2 Spectacle Should Be Illegal - The Atlantic
The Amazon HQ2 saga had all the hallmarks of the gaudiest reality TV. It was an absurd spectacle, concluding with a plot twist, which revealed a deep and dark truth about the modern world.
amazon  business  politics 
1 hour ago by jeffhammond
What the HQ2 cities have promised Amazon | KUOW
The cities that will soon be home to the new Amazon headquarters have agreed to give the company billions of dollars in tax breaks. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  radio  regl  !UWitM  2018  O'Mara.Margaret  amazon  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:History 
1 hour ago by uwnews
Amazon’s growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new homes | CBS New York
As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world’s hottest online retailer. Margaret O’Mara, a professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  amazon  CBS.News  AP  !UWitM  2018  natl 
2 hours ago by uwnews
Amazon arrival spurs Virginia Tech to build technology campus in Northern Virginia | The Washington Post
Virginia Tech plans to build a $1 billion graduate campus within walking distance of Amazon’s new headquarters in Northern Virginia, the keystone in an expansion of technology education in the state designed to lure the company to the region and then to address the long-term impact of Amazon’s decision. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted.
Cauce.Ana.Mari  Washington.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  amazon 
2 hours ago by uwnews
Amazon 'lotto' winners in New York, Virginia see housing jackpot | Bloomberg
amazon on Tuesday announced plans to locate East Coast office hubs in Long Island City and the Crystal City area in Northern Virginia, eventually bringing 25,000 employees to each locale. The news has already caused a shift in the real estate markets in those cities. Margaret O’Mara, a professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  amazon  natl  Bloomberg  !UWitM  2018 
2 hours ago by uwnews
Amazon says new HQ2 won’t change its commitment to Seattle | Q13 FOX News
Whether you love or hate Amazon, no one can dispute the ferocious economic engine it has been for Seattle. Jeff Shulman, professor of business at the UW, is quoted.
Shulman.Jeff  !UWitM  2018  Q13  regl  amazon  Foster.School.Business 
2 hours ago by uwnews
How will the two new HQ2s affect Seattle? | KIRO 7
Amazon has selected its locations for two new headquarters. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is interviewed.
KIRO  video  !UWitM  2018  regl  Vigdor.Jacob  amazon  Evans.School 
2 hours ago by uwnews
Backlash from locals, politicians erupts over Amazon's HQ2 split • The Washington Post
Taylor Telford:
<p>While Amazon has touted the prosperity the headquarters would bring — pledging to make $5bn in capital investments and create 50,000 jobs between the two headquarters — politicians voiced concerns that the influx of tech workers would fuel inequality and hurt lower-income populations. Others slammed the company for settling on obvious cities after a lengthy search that drew 238 bids, including many from smaller cities in need of the “transformation” Amazon promised.

While New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo implored Amazon to come to New York City, reportedly saying he’d “change his name to Amazon Cuomo if that’s what it takes”, local politicians were wary about the deal. Prior to the announcement, New York City council member Jimmy Van Bramer and state senator Michael Gianaris published a joint statement in the Yonkers Tribune criticizing the use of “scarce public resources” as "massive corporate welfare. Now, Van Bramer and Gianaris are teaming up with local activist groups to protest Amazon’s plans on Wednesday.

“Say no to the richest company in the world robbing over $1bn from state funding for our schools, transit and housing,” the ad for the protest reads.

Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday that her office had been flooded with calls from residents who were outraged by the pending Amazon deal. She also questioned who would truly benefit from -- and who would pay for -- the transformation the company touted.

“Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need MORE investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday.</p>


Hmm. Think Amazon and/or New York will be dialling back on the subsidies over the course of the next few.. time periods.
amazon  hq2  subsidy 
3 hours ago by charlesarthur
Amazon’s HQ2 Spectacle Should Be Illegal - The Atlantic
"Second, companies don’t always hold up their end of the deal. Consider the saga of Wisconsin and the Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn. Several years ago, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker lured Foxconn with a subsidy plan totaling more than $3 billion. (For the same amount, you could give every household in Wisconsin about $1,700.) Foxconn said it would build a large manufacturing plant that would create about 13,000 jobs near Racine. Now it seems the company is building a much smaller factory with just one quarter of its initial promised investment, and much of the assembly work may be done by robots. Meanwhile, the expected value of Wisconsin’s subsidy has grown to more than $4 billion. Thus a state with declining wages for many public-school teachers could wind up paying more than $500,000 per net new Foxconn job—about 10 times the average salary of a Wisconsin teacher."
amazon  capitalism  corruption  taxes  policy  government  GOP  economics  business 
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