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The Seattle Times Takes On Hometown Amazon

Here in Seattle, Amazon is growing like crazy, adding thousands of jobs and building several skyscrapers just off downtown, something that will add hundreds of construction jobs. But at what cost? That's what The Seattle Times asks in a tough, excellent four-part series that riffs off the company's logo to go "Behind the smile in Seattle." I'm particularly interested in...
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Amazon’s planned office in downtown Seattle includes massive biodomes

Technology : Techi.com (last year)

Plants. That's going to be the secret weapon for Amazon if they get their way in Seattle as their plans (pdf) include three massive biodomes in the front yard of their proposed skyscraper offices in the downtown area at 7th Avenue a... Read Post

Amazon Prime added "hundred of thousands" of songs (still no deal w/ Universal); Google trying to buy Spotify?

Music / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan (6 days ago)

Rumblings from the land of streaming giants. Amazon says that it has added "hundreds of thousands of songs" to its Amazon Prime music streaming service, following complaints that its selection was too small. A few of the artists men... Read Post

The Case for the Arena: Build It in Seattle and Support Downtown Businesses or Let All That Money Slip Away to the Suburbs

United States / Seattle : Slog (2 years ago)

If Seattle builds a new Sonics arena in Sodo, we'll draw tens of thousands of patrons downtown dozens of times a year. Those people will spend hundreds of millions of dollars here. But if Seattle passes on this deal, you better beli... Read Post


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