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Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion toward climate change activism

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion toward climate change activism

Maria Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

With a net worth of $115.7 billion and known as the richest man in the world, founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos recently announced that he will pledge a sum of $10 billion towards climate change activism. The donation money will go towards the foundation called the Bezos Earth Fund and will he...

What’s Fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 4, 2019

Generation Wealth Documentary photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield first began her in-depth look at society’s growing obsession with money. Over a decade later, the product is “Generation Wealth,” Amazon’s newest documentary film. Greenfield takes the viewer around the globe to examine th...

‘Forever’ is inventive, worthwhile watch

'Forever' is inventive, worthwhile watch

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

After 13 years of fishing trips and mundane dinners, would you attempt to shake up your life with something new? Could you leave someone you truly love due to the monotony of your life together? Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen answer these questions in the new Amazon Video show “Forever” as married...

Death of the cashier: The AmazonGo store ushers in the era of cashierless stores

Death of the cashier: The AmazonGo store ushers in the era of cashierless stores

Yamini Bangarusamy, Focus Editor

October 1, 2018

Consumers in 2018 have a vastly different retail experience than consumers from a mere ten years ago. Affordable taxis arrive within seconds, packages are delivered to your doorstep in less than 48 hours and food from virtually any restaurant can be personally delivered into your hands. The latest in this ...

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

What’s fresh on Amazon Prime

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

March 12, 2018

The Big Sick This romantic comedy is based on the true love story of the film’s writers, comedian Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and his now wife Emily V. Gordon. In “The Big Sick,” the interracial couple must deal with their cultural differences after Emily unexpectedly falls ill. Na...

Mass layoffs affect the country

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Connor Kennedy, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018

A fresh round of layoffs was announced by Carrier and Walmart last week, occurring at a time when the economy seems to be doing well by most other metrics. Carrier, a corporation that primarily manufactures air conditioners, laid off 215 workers on Jan. 11 at an Indiana plant. These layoffs are the m...

Nation & World Briefs: January 22, 2018

Associated Press

January 22, 2018

Amazon announces short list for next headquarters location Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in ...

DePaul playing a role in Chicago’s bid for Amazon HQ2

A visualization of what the Amazon headquarters could look like if they moved into the Old Chicago Main Post Office. 
(Photo courtesy of The Chicago Sun-Times)

Benjamin Conboy

November 6, 2017

As Chicago tries to offer more and more incentives for Amazon to make the city the home of their second headquarters, DePaul and other city colleges have taken a central role in the city’s offerings. Read More »...

Amazon to open package pickup location in Lincoln Park

The future home of the Amazon pickup location at the southwest corner of Webster Avenue and Sheffield Avenue. (Ben Conboy, The DePaulia)

Rachel Fernandez

September 10, 2017

This fall, Amazon will be opening a package pickup location a block from the Student Center on the corner of Sheffield and Webster, where Lincoln Park residents can pick up their online orders. Read More »...

Drone deliveries are a win-win invention

Drone deliveries are a win-win invention

Sam Schwindt

October 12, 2014

Despite a lack of regulatory rules or governmental oversight, companies such as Google, Amazon and DHL have prepared to test the plausibility of drone deliveries. Are these our future — flying machines filling the skies? Will the newest gadget replace people? There is no status quo for automat...

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