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Vogue x Amazon

Wow - fashion in Seattle! Vogue x Amazon is a real collab! A couple weeks ago, they launched “Common Threads,” an Amazon storefront to support independent American designers who have been impacted by COVID.

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Amazon Engineers on Amazon

Last week, Tim Bray, a VP/Distinguished Engineer at Amazon, quit and wrote a viral blog post explaining his decision:

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Stop Buying Stuff on Amazon! -Amazon 😘

Amazon stock hit all-time highs last week, and they are selling so much stuff that they are literally redesigning their site to try to sell fewer items.

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The empty stores of the future

Last week, Amazon announced they are going to start selling Amazon Go’s “Just Walk Out” technology to third parties, and the first retailer to roll it out will be...

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Amazon is the biggest advertiser on earth

Amazon spent $11B on ads last year. That’s literally enough money to buy an Echo for every single person in America and have $1.5B left over to go acquire Sonos. According to WPP, this represents ~2% of all global ad spend...

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