I've spent several months taking a look at one of the most innovative, ruthless and powerful companies of our time, and everything is does in one American place: Amazon, in Baltimore, where I live.
Finally read that article about Amazon's impact on the life of avg American city - from labor to taxes to streetscapes to data privacy (). Makes me want to say, again: please go to your local hardware store 🛠
This is a great piece on Amazon's presence in Baltimore and, by extension, its presence in similar cities across the country.
Baltimore also offers a glimpse of Amazon’s major push into territory it has not yet conquered: purchasing by government and other institutions that relies on competitive bids and fixed-price contracts
Make time for 's new deep-dive into how Amazon wove itself into every facet of life in the American city. I thought I understood Amazon's reach, but this story showed that I didn't even know the half of it.
More than Apple, Facebook or Google, Amazon is the tech giant that touches our lives and cities in a multiplicity of ways. skillfully shows how
This look at Amazon's presence in Baltimore illustrates how the tech giant is infiltrating everyday life and changing the American economy.
This is The Wire's next season, and it has all the ingredients of the previous ones
Longread! ‘Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City. The real boss is data, everywhere in Amazonland. Everything that happens is timed and measured in a way that efficiency experts of earlier generations could only dream about’
This story examining Amazon's footprint in just one American city is so smart:
Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City
The Maryland Dept of Human Services “provides food stamps to nearly 600 local Amazon employees, largely part-time warehouse workers.”
Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City, by Scott Shane /
a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans’ daily existence in more ways than any corporation in history.
A deeply reported story on the impact of on the city of Baltimore, for good and ill via
“Amazon’s presence here shows how the many-armed titan may now reach into Americans’ daily lives in more ways than any corporation in history. If antitrust investigators want to sample Amazon’s impact on the ground, they could well take a look here.”