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Daily Crunch: Amazon buys self-driving startup Zoox

Amazon makes an autonomous driving acquisition, Microsoft closes its retail stores and health insurance startup Oscar raises $225 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 26, 2020. 1. Amazon to acquire autonomous driving startup Zoox According to Amazon’s announcement, Zoox will continue to exist as a standalone business, with current CEO Aicha Evans continuing in her role, along with CTO and co-founder Jesse Levinson. The Financial Time reports that the deal is worth $1.2 billion. Ama...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Automotive, United States, Sydney, Oscar, SEC, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Nasdaq, Cto, Aurora, Redmond


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Verizon has joined the Facebook ad boycott, making it the biggest advertiser to do so thus far, CNBC reports. The ADL published an open letter on Thursday in which it mentioned it found a Verizon ad next to an anti-Semitic video. Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill that would ban the use of facial recognition technology by federal law enforcement. Democratic Sens. Ed Markey and Jeff Merkeley and Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Pram...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Softbank, Toronto, Trends, Information, Alibaba, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Cnbc, Sidewalk Labs, Alexa, Trump


Amazon will rename a Seattle sports stadium 'Climate Pledge Arena' after buying the naming rights (AMZN)

Amazon has purchased the naming rights to a Seattle sports arena, renaming it "Climate Pledge Arena."  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Instagram Thursday that the company chose not to name it Amazon Arena so that the name would serve "as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action." Bezos said the arena will be the first "net zero carbon certified arena in the world" and will generate zero waste from its operations or its events. The hockey ice will also use reclaimed rainwate...
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Amazon has renamed a Seattle sports stadium 'Climate Pledge Arena' after buying the naming rights (AMZN)

Amazon has purchased the named rights to a Seattle sports arena, renaming it "Climate Pledge Arena."  The change was announced on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Instagram Thursday, who said the company chose not to name it Amazon Arena so that the name would serve "as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action." Bezos said the arena will be the first "net zero carbon certified arena in the world" and will generate zero waste from its operations or its events. The hockey ice will also use...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Instagram, Microsoft, Washington Post, NFL, Trends, Paul Allen, Nba, Seattle Seahawks, NHL, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, WNBA, University of Washington, Bezos


Amazon really just renamed a Seattle stadium ‘Climate Pledge Arena’

As perennial front runner for the title of probably-the-most-evil tech company, Amazon has a long way to go to rehabilitate its image as a take-no-prisoners, industry-consolidating wealth machine. In a bold effort to do so, the company announced today that it would buy the rights to Seattle’s KeyArena, an aging stadium currently under redevelopment in the city. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos boasts that the stadium will “be the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world.” “Instead ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Instagram, Climate Change, Opinion, Tech, NHL, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, GreenTech, Bezos, Climate Pledge Arena, Amazon Arena