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Adios Alexa

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:29

Alexa, the virtual assistant developed and, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers left without providing a forwarding address. Amazon is laughing at us, while Big Brother watches and listens.

Not in our back yard, Queens community activists celebrated online retailer giant's decision to scrap its plans to build a new headquarters in New York City.

The company announced it was reversing a plan, announced in November, to build new East Coast headquarters buildings in New York City. The Virginia the plan will go ahead. The company said it would not look for a new location to replace the canceled $2.5 billion project.

The backlash to the backlash: As activists and some political leaders celebrate Amazon's departure, others say the loss of 25,000 jobs may come back to haunt them on Election Day. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/nyregion/cuomo-aoc-amazon.html?smtyp…

Amazon deal implosion shows disunity and dysfunction among New York Democrats https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-no-winners-amazon-pull…

This is the man who delivered the death blow to Amazon deal https://nypost.com/2019/02/14/this-is-the-man-who-delivered-the-death-b…

What to learn from the collapse of the Amazon deal https://nypost.com/2019/02/14/what-to-learn-from-the-collapse-of-the-am…

Amazon cancels New York City HQ2 plans https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-cancels-new-york-city-hq2-plans/#ftag=…

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters https://nyti.ms/2UYaeSh

Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/amazon-taxes-zero-180337770.html?.ts…