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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2017

Amazon And Google May Face Antitrust Scrutiny Under Trump

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-and-google-may-face-antitrust-scrutiny-under-trump/

Forbes – February 8, 2017 By Sally Hubbard Powerful tech platforms have platform privilege – the incentive and ability to prioritize their own products and services over those of competitors. In my last Washington Bytes post, I wrote about Facebook competing against news publishers that depend on its platform to reach customers. In the same way,… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Feb 3, 2017

How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/how-neighbors-turned-unused-buildings-into-a-thriving-community-hub/

Yes! Magazine – February 3, 2017

After years of brewing at home, Evan Sallee and his partners at Fair State Brewing, Minnesota’s first consumer-owned beer cooperative, were finally ready to open a taproom in Minneapolis. They needed a spot that could accommodate brewing, with a storefront that invited people in off the street. That combination was hard to find until they looked at a space on Central Avenue in the city’s Northeast neighborhood. Continue reading

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Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 25, 2017

ILSR’s Report on Amazon Gets a Big Response in the Press

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/media-coverage-of-amazons-stranglehold-report/

ILSR’s recent report, Amazon’s Stranglehold: How the Company’s Tightening Grip is Stifling Competition, Eroding Jobs, and Threatening Communities, has been featured in numerous media stories and has inspired new reporting on the company. Here are a few highlights. Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 15, 2017

Amazon is creating 100,000 U.S. jobs, but at what cost?

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USA Today – January 15, 2017 by Jon Swartz SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon may have raised the bar very high on jobs-creation ambitions in tech — it pledged Thursday to add 100,000 full-time jobs in the USA by mid-2018. But at what cost? The e-commerce behemoth, which employs 306,800 in full- and part-time jobs worldwide, said the positions are… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 14, 2017

Something else Amazon delivers

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Crain’s Chicago Business – January 14, 2017 by Brigid Sweeney Amazon is shouting from the rooftops that robots and drones aren’t taking over anytime soon. The e-commerce giant is embarking on a (human) hiring spree, both here and across the country, as it races to build out the network of warehouses that enable same-day and… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 13, 2017

Those 100,000 New Amazon Jobs Might Not Be Good For Everyone

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BuzzFeed News – January 13, 2017 by Caroline O’Donovan President-elect Donald Trump was quick to take part of the credit for Amazon’s announcement this week that it will create 100,000 new jobs in the US in the next 18 months. …   “Many of these jobs will be low-paid, short-term, and have high turnover. Some… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 13, 2017

Amazon to add more than 100,000 jobs in U.S. hiring spree

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/amazon-to-add-more-than-100000-jobs-in-u-s-hiring-spree/

Reuters Wire Service – January 12, 2017 by Jeffrey Dastin and Emily Stephenson Republished (with slight variations) in: CNBC, Newsweek, Daily Mail UK, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! News, New Hampshire Union Leader, New Hampshire.com, Netscape News, Strategy Business Group, & Gadgets 360. Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 5, 2017

As Amazon Preps Chicago Store, Indie Bookstores Push Back

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The Chicagoist – January 5, 2017 by Stephen Gossett News came through on Thursday that Amazon plans to extend the brick-and-mortar IRL arm of its global-retail-domination and data-collection campaign into Manhattan, where the mega-retailer will open a bookstore in the Shops in Columbus Circle in Time Warner Center. We here in Chicago know the feeling,… Continue reading

ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 22, 2016

Amazon, the Monopolist?

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Pacific Standard Magazine – December 22, 2016 by Dwyer Gunn In the summer of 2014, a very loud dispute emerged between Amazon, the ubiquitous online retailer, and Hachette, the publisher of books by such well-known authors as Malcolm Gladwell and Paul Ryan. The exact details of the feud were never publicly revealed, but reports say… Continue reading