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Trust Me 🙂

According to the study Jeff Bezos cited, people trust Amazon more than the police, extreme weather warnings, and the US government. So would you trust them with your palm print?

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Do you work at Amazon yet?

Despite a global pandemic, hiring at most tech companies (except for Uber, Lyft, and Workday) is still on track or even accelerating.

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Best New Amazon Product

So last week Amazon came out with a couple new products:

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Is Amazon Bad at Creativity?

Imagine spending ~$100M over five years to build and launch a “triple-A” video game. You give it away for free, but one month after launch you have <300 players. That’s what happened earlier this year with Crucible...

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A-Cloud PRFAQ

To help address the problem of how concentrated Amazon’s power is, Tim Bray wrote a PRFAQ describing how Amazon might spin off their AWS business. If you’ve ever wondered what an Amazon PRFAQ doc looks like, check it out.

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