With HQ2, New York and Amazon Played a Zero Sum Game—And Everyone Lost

The brief, contentious engagement of Amazon and New York City ended abruptly this week, with Amazon deciding that its choice of New York as a site for a new headquarters was not right after all, and that what the company had wanted—“positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over …

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Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian

Rivian, the electric automaker that debut its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon. The news follows a report earlier this week by Reuters that GM and Amazon were in talks to invest in the electric vehicle company. “We’re inspired by Rivian’s vision for the …

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Spotify says it paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor

Spotify doubled down on podcasts last week with a double deal to buy podcast networks Gimlet and Anchor. Those acquisitions were initially undisclosed, but Spotify has quietly confirmed that it spent €300 million, just shy of $340 million, to capture the companies. That’s according to an SEC filing — hat tip Recode’s Peter Kafka — which reveals that …

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Spotify says it paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor

Spotify doubled down on podcasts last week with a double deal to buy podcast networks Gimlet and Anchor. Those acquisitions were initially undisclosed, but Spotify has quietly confirmed that it spent €300 million, just shy of $340 million, to capture the companies. That’s according to an SEC filing — hat tip Recode’s Peter Kafka — which reveals that …

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A Doctor Who short film is the BBC’s next virtual reality project

You may not know it, but the BBC is one of the most interesting publishers making virtual reality content right now. The British broadcaster has just announced one of its upcoming projects, and it’s set to be a standalone Doctor Who adventure. Coming later in 2019, a new story called Doctor Who: The Runaway will …

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Wikipedia article of the day for February 15, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 15, 2019 is No Way Out (2004). No Way Out (2004) was an American professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), held on February 15 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. Sponsored by THQ, it was the sixth event produced under the …

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