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September 18th, 2016 - 10:26 pm § in The Ave Scene

Seattle: #1 in Space?

Jeff Bezos unveils new rocket to compete with SpaceX CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jeff Bezos on Monday unveiled a heavy-lift reusable rocket expected to compete against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and other companies for commercial satellite launches before the end of the decade.[...]

July 26th, 2016 - 11:26 pm § in The Ave Scene

Bezos makes $5 million per second!

Jeff Bezos just made $6 billion in 20 minutes Not a bad afternoon’s work. The Amazon CEO saw his 82.9 million shares increase in value by $6 billion as the company’s shares jumped over 10% in after-hourstrading on earnings results that beat expectations.[...]

January 29th, 2014 - 10:00 am § in The Ave Scene

Amazon 2: No Unions Here

Amazon hates unions. Each of the above are really symptoms of one larger problem. Amazon executives categorically oppose the idea of warehouse workers organizing because they fear that unions would slow the speedy deliveries that have become the staple of the Amazon shopping experience. From The New[...]

November 29th, 2013 - 6:59 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

AMAZON 1: The A may mean awful for its workers

1. Warehouse workers are treated like robots. Your boss may be bad. But your supervisor probably isn’t a piece of equipment that times you as you complete menial tasks. This week, the BBC described the experience of one of its undercover reporters, Adam Littler: A handset told him what to coll[...]

July 7th, 2012 - 8:11 am § in The Ave Scene

APPLESAUCE: Will Bezos Target the iPHONE?

 Bloomberg: Amazon Phone Could Be In The Works According to a fresh and lively report from Bloomberg, Amazon is “developing a smartphone that would vie with [Apple]’s iPhone” This makes a lot of sense. Amazon has already achieved great brand name presence of its own.  The Amazon [...]

May 7th, 2012 - 8:23 am § in The Ave Scene

Apple, the iMALL, and the retail wars,

Target’s decision to stop selling Kindle makes sense.  The Kindle is much more than an e reader, it is a virtual store front.  Sitting in my arm chair or by a fire at the campsite, I can use the Kindle to shop at Amazon for anything Target sells.  Target selling Kindles makes no ,more sense[...]

March 5th, 2012 - 10:02 am § in America, The Ave Scene

What Mitt and His Ilk Do with $250,000,000

Qatar Purchases Cézanne’s The Card Players for More Than $250 Million, Highest Price Ever for a Work of Art Mitt Purchases and Election for $100,000,000, Highest Price Ever Paid to Buy An Election. The tiny, oil-rich nation joins a massively exclusive club: only five Card Players exist, and the o[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 11:09 am § in Science, The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE Scene: Why Marcie Stillman is Wrong About SLU

Over at Crosscut Marcie Sillman has an intriguing history of Seattle as a city of innovation.  Here is a taste of what she covers: Boeing Nirvana Amazon Microsoft Starbucks Slate Immunex I found the list somewhat sad.  For example SEALAND and United Parcel, both of which loom hugely in today̵[...]

October 7th, 2011 - 9:11 am § in Misc.

Apple on Fire: At $199 this thing is going to sell!

UPDATE: More details on what Applesauce can and can not do, Seattle Times.  Bottom line.  Amazon’s Fire is directed squarely at media. For $200 is replaces any need for another device to read books, read pdfs, watch TV, or play games.  Apple is in trouble. There are also hidden design eleme[...]