Amazon said Thursday it is canceling its plans to build a new major campus in New York City. Now playing: Watch this: Amazon kills plans for NYC headquarters 4:00 It was an abrupt end to a high-profile project for the world's largest e-commerce company.Following a yearlong public search for a new second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, Amazon in November announced plans to build two 25,000-employee campuses, one in Long Island City, in New York's Queens borough, and another in Arlington, Virginia. Both locations were selected from over 200 bidders and were expected to receive $2.5 billion in investments from the e-commerce giant. Amazon also selected Nashville to host a new 5,000-person "center of excellence."But the New York City campus received quick and persistent criticism from local union supporters, the New York City Council and a number of elected officials, including state Sen. Michael Gianaris and US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who both represent parts of Queens. Amazon … [Read more...] about Amazon kills New York City headquarters plan, but keeps HQ2 in Virginia
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Sprint has announced that it is now the fastest mobile carrier across New York City, providing customers with access to its gigabit-speed LTE service after upgrading its network in preparation for 5G services going live next year.Sprint said it now has the fastest LTE download speeds in Manhattan, according to RootMetrics, and the highest data reliability, according to Nielsen.Across both New York City and the Tri-State area, Sprint said it is continuing to add more cell sites and upgrade its existing sites to make use of its spectrum holdings across the 800MHz, 1.9GHz, and 2.5GHz bands.Its LTE-Advanced upgrade program has also seen it add thousands of indoor and outdoor small cells across the greater metro area, making use of city infrastructure like street lights and phone poles.Sprint is also deploying 4x4 Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO), 256 quadrature amplitude moderation (QAM), transmission mode 9 (TM9) beam forming, and two- and three-channel carrier aggregation to … [Read more...] about Sprint preps New York City for 5G
After almost four years since Cadillac controversially moved its headquarters to trendy SoHo in New York City, its new boss has decided to move the luxury brand back home to the General Motors headquarters in Detroit. Because you can never, ever, truly leave Mother. The Wall Street Journal reports that new Cadillac boss and longtime GM insider Steve Carlisle wants Cadillac execs and GM’s suburban Detroit-based design and engineering hub to be closer to each other, especially since Cadillac has pledged to roll out a new model every six months until 2020. Ex-Cadillac boss and GM outsider Johan de Nysschen initiated the relocation shortly after he took the reins of the company in 2014. Feathers were ruffled by the move, especially in the Motor City, as Cadillac had always been seen as the crown jewel of GM’s Midwestern heart. Moving it away was seen by many locals as blasphemous. The move was meant to establish a physical departure from GM’s old and stodgy ways, to … [Read more...] about Cadillac Is Leaving New York City for Detroit
Just short of a year ago, General Motors garnered widespread national attention by announcing it planned to start testing autonomous cars on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But the automaker’s pilot has yet to launch, and no one is willing to publicly offer a detailed explanation for the delay. What happened? Did it get eaten by bureaucracy, or caught up in the war between New York City’s mayor and the state’s governor? In May, GM Cruise—the automaker’s self-driving subsidiary—confirmed that it had yet to receive a permit to begin testing, telling Jalopnik that while it has mapped a “significant portion of NYC,” the city is a “complex regulatory environment and we continue to work with stakeholders on next steps.” Yet communications between GM and the state agency that oversees the autonomous vehicle permit process appear nonexistent as well. The delay underscores the difficulties that companies like … [Read more...] about GM’s Plan to Test Autonomous Cars in New York City Seems To Have Gone Up In Smoke
On Thursday, scooter startup Bird hosted a demonstration of its electric scooters in preparation for legislation that aim to make the company’s scooter-sharing service legal on the streets of New York City. While the scooters themselves are a joy to ride, I can’t help but worry New York will find a way to ruin the idea, like it ruins everything. As cities and states across the country seem unwilling to invest in public transit and infrastructure, they’re desperately turning to someone else—often tech companies—to figure out the problem of how people will get around. Hyperloops! Autonomous taxi cabs! Flying Ubers! The latest darling of the #mobility world is the electric scooter, but they aren’t legal in New York City. At least not yet. Bird, and some city officials want to change that, and they showed off what they have in mind. What yesterday’s demonstration proved is that electric scooters have a lot of potential in attracting a diverse group … [Read more...] about Will E-Scooters Be a Disaster For New York City?