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David Streitfeld
"Would that we scrutinized our technology the way we do our people" -- David Foster Wallace, "The Pale King"
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Lee J. Carter Nov 13
Up to 10% of the jobs at HQ2 can be Federal jobs. That is to say that federal government is paying for the job to be done in the first place, then Virginia is paying Amazon an additional bonus on top of that for "creating" the job. Privatization at its finest!
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David Jonas Nov 13
Quickly becoming apparent there are major poison pills in the new deal here in Virginia. For example, this clause let's Amazon abandon the deal with just 5 days notice...and they don't have to return the grant money when they bail. h/t
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David Streitfeld Nov 13
Amazon really is a unifier.
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AnnGerhart Nov 7
Tweet that *has* aged well.
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David Streitfeld Nov 7
An in-depth look by an expert at one county -- which also explains what happened Tuesday in a lot of other places.
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David Streitfeld Nov 6
Tuesday update: 540 booksellers have pulled 3.3 million books
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Tim Stenovec Nov 5
Replying to @timsteno
From Cyber Monday 2013: My article about that long "60 Minutes" segment on Amazon's drones, a marketing stunt that got everyone talking about Amazon on the biggest online shopping day of the year.
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David Streitfeld Nov 5
get in touch, joe ... streitfeld@nytimes.com
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Biblio, Inc. Nov 5
In solidarity with sellers in Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and South Korea, all booksellers who list on Biblio from those countries will have their listing fees completely waived until the decision is reversed.
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David Streitfeld Nov 5
Two hours later: 450 booksellers, 2.5 million books.
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Tim Groenland Nov 5
It's over, people, sorry. DD has called it
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David Streitfeld Nov 5
Latest update: 416 booksellers in 26 countries have yanked more than 2 million books off the Amazon affiliate. This is what strikes look like in the digital era.
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David Streitfeld Nov 4
Democracy dies in darkness
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David Streitfeld Nov 4
looks like the backlash to HQ2 has already started ....
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David Streitfeld Nov 4
Replying to @simon_beattie
sorry. i knew what the right spelling was, it's just .... my .... eyes. anyway, fixed now.
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David Streitfeld Nov 4
Replying to @JohnMLeger
arrrrghh! typo prompted by bad eyesight. thanks for the heads up. now fixed
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Eve Daniels Nov 4
"Reddit was created by millions of Americans with a taste for darkness." This review by is excellent! (Now I need to read the book.)
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David Streitfeld Nov 4
In a very rare move, a group of Amazon vendors are going on strike.
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Jennifer Szalai Oct 31
"The great achievement of the social internet was to unleash jerkdom for many while monetizing it for a few." You'll want to read on Reddit, where "no one seeks permission but all expect forgiveness."
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Doug Hill Oct 31
Excellent review by of "We Are the Nerds," a new history of . "The great achievement of the social internet was to unleash jerkdom for many while monetizing it for a few."
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