From TechCrunch: Unboxing Stitchfix’s S-1

 When Zuiily went public in 2013, it sparked a resurgence of interest in an otherwise lagging e-commerce market. Quickly trading up to reach an $8B market cap — valuing the company at over 10 times revenues — Zulily became the poster c…

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From GeekWire: Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico submits bid for Amazon HQ2


Even Puerto Rico is making a bid for Amazon HQ2. Embed from Getty Images The U.S. territory that is still struggling to recover from a devastating hurricane has submitted a bid for Amazon’s second headquarters. Bloomberg reported this weekend that Puerto Rican officials sent their proposal to Amazon for a potential HQ2 to be built on a former naval station in the northeastern municipality of Ceiba. Much of Puerto Rico is still without electricity, food, or water more than a month after Hurricane Maria made direct landfall. Bloomberg notes that the “vulnerability” of the country’s energy grid could be one… Read More

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From Digital Trends: Top Amazon exec Morgan Wandell jumps over to Apple Video

Morgan Wandell, an Amazon executive who helped create original series like “The Man in the High Castle,” has jumped ship for Apple as they ramp up their efforts to make a splash in the streaming market.
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From Gizmodo: Give Your PC a Serious Speed Boost With a Discounted Samsung SSD

An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, …

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From Gizmodo: Puerto Rico Has Put Itself in the Running for Amazon’s HQ2

Puerto Rico, which is still in shambles after it took an infrastructure-shattering direct hit from Hurricane Maria in September, has submitted a long-shot bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters.Read more…

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From Digital Trends: A library at your fingertips: The best free Kindle books

You shouldn’t always have to pay for a good read. Here are our picks for the best free Kindle books, so you don’t have to sort through thousands of free titles on Amazon and Google Play.
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From Engadget RSS Feed: New Twitch tools help you become a pro streamer

Many Twitch streamers dream of turning pro, but getting there is a fuzzy process. How do you know you’ve ‘made it’ and can apply to become an affiliate or partner? And how do you make a big deal out of staple events like channel raids and new viewe…

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From GeekWire: Week in Geek: Amazon’s HQ2 deadline arrives, renting sports jerseys, and new signs of a tech bubble

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Cities around the continent submitted their bids for Amazon’s HQ2 this week, bringing the frenzy of speculation about the company’s second headquarters to new heights. On this episode of the Week in Geek podcast, GeekWire’s Monica Nickelsburg shares details from her reporting on the biggest headquarters contest in history, and looks ahead to what’s next. Plus, the sharing economy has changed a lot of things, but could renting specialized clothes really become a thing? GeekWire’s Taylor Soper tried out the new $20/month jersey rental service Rep the Squad, and he says it actually worked pretty well. Also this week, we… Read More

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From Gizmodo: Block Out the World With Noise Cancelling JBL On-Ears For $110

$110 would be a pretty good price for a pair of Bluetooth on-ears from a top tier brand like JBL. But it’s absolutely unheard of for a pair with active noise cancelling. These typically hover between $160 and $200, so today’s Gold Box deal isn’t …

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From GeekWire: HQ who? For HQ2.com and @HQ2, it’s business as usual — and no sign of Amazon headquarters frenzy

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This week we learned that if you type relentless.com into a browser window, you get a little better understanding of what type of tech giant lives in Seattle. Thanks for that, KUOW. But if you’re expecting Amazon to be as clever with its URL game when it comes to the search for its second headquarters location, well, they’re not quite there yet. At least when it comes to the obvious choices. The folks at HQ2.com are happy to tell you all about how Health Quality2 is a “leading applied health services research company that specializes in transforming healthcare data into meaningful,… Read More

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