Amazon’s New Arlington HQ Looks To Hire 400 This Year

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Amazon has announced that it’s looking to fill jobs for its new headquarters in Arlington, Va., and to help build up the community, according to a blog post. The company said it wants to create 400 jobs this year and about 25,000 in the next 10 years and beyond. Today marks an important step in the process as we lease office space and begin hiring,” Amazon Vice President of Workforce Development Ardine Williams said in the post. “We

ParkMobile, Arlington County partner to roll out contactless parking payments

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US-based parking and mobility solutions company ParkMobile has partnered with Arlington County to promote contactless payments for parking

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Amazon HQ2 Triggers Spike In VA Home Sales

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Home sales in Arlington, VA have increased 17.3 In addition, there has been a larger drop in Arlington’s home inventory, which indicates that the supply cannot meet the demand. According to Realtor.com , the number of active listings in Arlington was down almost 50 percent in April from the previous year to less than 400 listings. With a household name as big as Amazon moving into Arlington’s backyard, we expected that home prices were going to increase.

Penske Announces Launch Of Carsharing Unit

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Transportation company Penske Corporation announced that it is rolling out its new carsharing service in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA, this week. We are excited to bring a new mobility option to Washington, DC and Arlington, bolstered by Penske’s longstanding commitment to quality and customer service,” Michael Montri, chief operating officer of Penske Dash, said in a press release.

Local Governments Move In On Retail Vacancies

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Arlington, Massachusetts, passed a measure in 2017 that fines landlords $400 annually for each vacant storefront. In a year, 17 empty storefronts in Arlington Center, the historic business center of town, decreased by 11. And coincidentally, the city of Arlington, Virginia is doing the same. Intuition might tell you that if you cannot fill a space, owners would lower their rent to attract more tenants,” noted Arlington civic activist Nicole Merlene.

Cities Partner With Apps To Create Their Own Ridesharing Services

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The city of Arlington, Texas, located just outside Dallas, for example, had a single bus route — and discovered that most of its riders were students at the University of Texas branch there. So, late last year, Arlington voted to end the route and replaced it with a ridesharing service in December. Arlington went with Via , a technology developer and provider of dynamic on-demand shared rides, to provide the network technology.

Amazon HQ2 Secures $51M Funding Vote In VA

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According to NBC News , the five-member Arlington County Board voted unanimously to approve the financial incentives despite some opposition to the package. Late last year Amazon chose National Landing, a location that is owned by Arlington County and the city of Alexandria, as its second headquarters in conjunction with New York City.

Amazon’s Biggest Campus In The World Opens In India

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The company’s next headquarters is being built in Arlington, Virginia. Amazon opened its biggest campus in the world on Wednesday (Aug 21) in Hyderabad, India, according to a report by Reuters. The move illustrates Amazon’s aggressive push to expand in the country, despite stiff competition from companies like Walmart, and stringent regulations in the country regarding foreign eCommerce sites.

Amazon Picks Two HQ2s

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Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Amazon will split its second headquarters evenly between Long Island City in New York and Arlington County’s Crystal City in Virginia.

Merger, Sale Among Ingredients For Meal-Kit Maker Blue Apron

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The company has plans to close a facility in Arlington, Texas, and consolidate operations in New Jersey and California facilities.

Amazon Gains Juicy Incentives With New Headquarters Locations

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For the Northern Virginia headquarters — specifically, Crystal City in Arlington County, near Washington, D.C. — Amazon reportedly will receive $575 million in performance-based direct incentives, the amount based on 25,000 jobs created, with an average wage of at least $150,000.

Airbnb Challenger WhyHotel Scores $20M For Luxury Room Rentals

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The company has properties in Seattle, Houston, Arlington and Tysons Corner, Virginia. WhyHotel, a company that offers pop-up hotel rooms in recently built luxury apartments, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, according to a report by VentureBeat.

Walmart To Beef Up Its IT Staff By 2,000

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Amazon has named Arlington, Virginia as one of its homes for its second headquarters. Walmart , the world’s biggest retailer, is gearing up to bring on 2,000 technology professionals during 2019 to support its operations in stores and online. Bloomberg , citing comments Walmart CTO Jeremy King made in a Bloomberg TV interview, said the hiring would increase the retailer’s IT staff by more than one fourth. Currently, there are around 7,500 IT experts.

Apple Acquires Self-Driving Startup Drive.ai

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It had also teamed up with the city of Arlington in Texas for a self-driving shuttle service. Apple has bought autonomous car startup Drive.ai, according to a report by CNBC. The purchase will add engineers to the company’s ranks, along with other individuals who have knowledge about the technology and how it works. . The purchase price isn’t known, but Axios is reporting that Apple probably paid less than the $77 million Drive.ai raised in venture capital.

Property Owners Energize Spaces With eSports

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In addition, city officials in Arlington, Texas repurposed a portion of a convention center to create an eSports stadium that is 100,000 square feet that opened in late 2018. To bring new life to hotels, malls and other facilities, a rising number of real estate owners are turning to eSports lounges, stadiums and arcades.

Payroll Faces Cyber Threats From All Sides

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In Arlington County, Virginia, government payroll systems were targeted in a phishing attack in July despite the county allocating $60,000 to educate government employees on how to spot and avoid a phishing scam email. Amid the growing list of cybersecurity concerns businesses must keep on top of, payroll is a growing target for attackers both inside and outside the enterprise.

FDIC and Duke University announce fintech research conference

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This Wednesday April 24th, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative will host a conference titled “ Fintech and the Future of Banking ” in Arlington, Virginia.

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Nordstrom Partners With Anthropologie To Offer Home Collection

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The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City (Arlington, Va.); Nordstrom has announced a partnership with Anthropologie that will feature more than 200 items from Anthropologie Home at 15 Nordstrom locations, as well as online. The new Anthropologie Home collection will be available starting March 19. Products will include everything from kitchen, dining and entertaining to bed and bath textiles, room décor, stationery and hardware.

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New Yorkers To Amazon: We Support Your New HQ

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The other HQ will be in Crystal City in Arlington County near Washington, D.C. In a poll of New Yorkers on whether they support or oppose Amazon’s plans to build a new headquarters in the Long Island City area of Queens, the majority said they support Amazon, according to a report by Reuters. They do have some trepidations, however, as polled residents were split over the finer points of the multibillion-dollar incentive package that was offered to lure the online retail giant to the area.

Mall Chain Owner Considering Selling Off Its Malls

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Forest City Realty Trust has already begun to convert the former Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, Virginia, into an urban mixed-use project known as the Ballston Quarter, which includes a retail component. Forest City Realty Trust , a real estate company that owns more than two dozen malls and shopping centers across the country, may soon be getting out of the shopping mall business altogether.

Blue Apron Sheds Customers, Eyes Brick-and-Mortar Push

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Following an assessment of our operational structure in light of this progress, we identified an opportunity to further optimize our processes by transferring a substantial portion of our production volume from our Arlington, Texas facility to our largest and most efficient facility in Linden, New Jersey.”.

Love In The Time Of COVID-19

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That would win the award for best simplification, were it not for the Arlington, Virginia couple who included only themselves, their neighbors acting as witnesses behind their windows and an officiant standing on the sidewalk in front of their home wearing a mask.

Just a Soldier

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But I know in Arlington, in France, and in un-marked graves and battlefields all over the earth, lay young Americans that were asked and heeded the call for the freedom of countrymen they would never meet, and other countries they knew little of. Memorial Day weighs heavy on me. Because I do not know what I would do if asked to stare down the barrel of the gun of my enemy.

Bringing In Future Residents With Pop-Up Hotels

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That was the case with WhyHotel’s building in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, D.C. Developers face a challenge when they open the doors to a new high-rise luxury apartment building: How do they fill all of the units that have suddenly come onto the market? It’s no easy task. But does that have to be the case?

Amazon’s Home Invasion

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The rumors have been buzzing for over a week, but it is now official that Amazon will split its second headquarters evenly between Long Island City in New York and Arlington County’s Crystal City in Virginia. Home has been a big theme of Amazon this week. The biggest story related to that theme, of course, is that Amazon itself has officially announced that its new HQ will not have one new home, but two.

why startups die

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100,000 sq ft: The largest esports stadium in North America opened in Arlington, TX this week, selling out its inaugural event, the semifinals of first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The $10M Esports Stadium Arlington spans 100,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 2,500 spectators. Trends on trends. Hola, The price of bitcoin may be way down, but the underlying blockchain technology continues to be important.

Grocery Tracker: Discount Games

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headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Grocery stocks held steady or showed signs of growth this past week after some mixed sessions since the year began. Whole Foods pulled itself out of a Valentine’s Day slump, rising to hit $31 during Friday (Feb. 17) morning trading. At the time of writing, WFM was up 1.15 percent over Thursday’s close to $30.91. Whole Foods’ market cap was estimated at over $9.7 billion.

ALI’s Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts: an ill-conceived and poorly implemented project

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I had the privilege of participating as a panelist on May 6 in a panel discussion about the Restatement at the Thirteenth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues in Arlington, Virginia, sponsored by the Law & Economics Center of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. At the American Law Institute’s annual meeting next Tuesday in Washington, D.C.,

Details Revealed About New Walmart HQ In Arkansas

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Amazon eventually chose Long Island City in New York and Arlington, Virginia. New details have emerged about Walmart’s planned new corporate campus in Bentonville, Ark., where the company is based, according to a report by Reuters. Walmart is one of many large companies that have revealed plans for new corporate campuses in the United States, against the backdrop of President Donald Trump asking American companies to make bigger investments at home.

Unbundling The Autonomous Vehicle

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After piloting a self-driving car service in Frisco, Texas for several months, the company expanded its service to Arlington, Texas in October. Autonomous vehicles rely on a set of complementary technologies to understand and respond to their surroundings.