“brand-new, three-dimensional bookstore” in New York City. The new store, in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, is the seventh brick-and-mortar Amazon store to open since November 2015, when the first such store opened in Seattle’s University Village. The Seattle store marked the entry of the giant online retailer into the physical bookstore market segment it has allegedly forced legions of other operators — from giants such as Borders to small, local moms and pops — to vacate. Six additional stores are planned to open by the end of the year.
IBM, a Pioneer of Remote Work, Calls Workers Back to the Office,” and just a few weeks later, the June 4 headline was “Why Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped.” As a resident of the Greater Los Angeles area, where a 25-mile commute can take two hours — each way — telecommuting isn’t just “green.” It’s survival.
academic study has given municipal broadband a failing grade. Not that there are a lot of actual studies of what happens when a government that regulates businesses also competes with them — perhaps because the answer seems rather obvious that the government tilts the playing field in its favor and often drives out private providers. What this new study from the University of Pennsylvania tells us is that governments are generally not very good at providing broadband service and tend to fail financially.