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To: Glenn Petersen who wrote (163910)11/15/2019 9:02:08 PM
From: SI Ron (Crazy Soup Man)
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I can't wait as I use it al the time.

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From: Sr K11/16/2019 9:12:40 AM
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Esper adds comment on Reuters.

"I am confident it was conducted freely and fairly, without any type of outside influence," according to Esper, Reuters added.

My comment: People want to know if there was inside influence. If the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) reverses, Esper's comment on Reuters, is too narrow. It could reverse Nancy Pelosi's new favorite word, and call it reverse bribery.

I don't expect it to get to the SC, because AWS and numerous secure clouds beat Microsoft for Defense Department clouds. Around the world, it's a better choice for the DOD.

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From: Julius Wong11/18/2019 1:13:40 PM
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The everything town in the middle of nowhere

How the tiny town of Roundup, Montana, became a hub in Amazon’s supply chain

theverge.com

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From: Sr K11/18/2019 2:28:51 PM
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11/18/2019

2:18 PM ET 11/18/2019

FTC Says Multiple Tech Antitrust Probes Are Under Way -- 2nd Update

Amazon.com hasn't disclosed being notified of a formal FTC probe and didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

WSJ

wsj.com

FTC Says Several Tech Antitrust Probes Are Under Way

Chairman Joseph Simons says investigations extend beyond Facebook

Mr. Simons, speaking at an American Bar Association event in Washington, didn’t discuss the details of any particular investigation. He said the agency’s new technology enforcement division is looking at tech firms’ conduct as well as reviewing whether previous tech mergers and acquisitions, either individual mergers or a string of smaller deals, harmed competition in violation of U.S. law.

He also said the agency is considering whether mergers were executed as part of “a campaign of exclusionary conduct that includes exclusionary behavior like exclusive dealings (and) loyalty programs.”

Mr. Simons’ remarks followed an appearance by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who is a central figure in the Justice Department’s broad antitrust review of online platforms, an initiative that has created tensions with Mr. Simons and the FTC.

Mr. Rosen said the DOJ hasn’t yet reached any conclusions about potential issues people have raised about the dominant platforms, including whether they are stifling innovation and competition from other would-be rivals in the digital space.

The Justice Department’s No. 2 official, however, warned that antitrust enforcement isn’t a “panacea for every problem in the digital world,” and suggested the department would consider other legal tools at its disposal.

“We will not ignore any harms caused by online platforms that partially or completely fall outside the antitrust laws,” Mr. Rosen said. “We are keeping in mind other tools in areas such as privacy, consumer protection and public safety as part of a broader review of online platforms, to whatever extent warranted.”

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From: Sr K11/19/2019 8:57:03 AM
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11/19

8:38 AM

* SALESFORCE AND AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) EXPAND GLOBAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

* SALESFORCE - CO WILL INTEGRATE AND OFFER AMAZON CONNECT AS PART OF SALESFORCE SERVICE CLOUD VOICE

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From: Sr K11/19/2019 9:30:27 AM
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9:00 AM

11/19

Western Union Selects AWS as Preferred Long-Term Strategic Cloud Provider

“Financial services organizations around the world are turning to AWS, leveraging the breadth and depth of our services to drive innovation, increase agility, and analyze vast amounts of data to enable better decisions around customer segmentation, pricing, and product development.

About Amazon Web Services

For 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 165 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 69 Availability Zones (AZs) within 22 geographic regions, with announced plans for 13 more Availability Zones and four more AWS Regions in Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and Spain. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com.

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From: Julius Wong11/19/2019 6:46:10 PM
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Amazon will pay $0 in federal taxes this year — here's how the $793 billion company gets away with it

businessinsider.com

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To: Julius Wong who wrote (163917)11/19/2019 6:56:31 PM
From: SirWalterRalegh
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Amazon will pay $0 in federal taxes this year — here's how the $793 billion company gets away with it

AMZN is not getting away with anything. They are following the laws passed by Congress and
supposedly enforced by the tainted IRS.

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From: Sr K11/22/2019 12:43:59 PM
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The WSJ has a list based on Drucker's principles:

Amazon takes the top spot, followed by fellow tech giants Microsoft and Apple, in the Drucker Institute’s annual Management Top 250 ranking

America’s best-run companies today include some of the nation’s oldest corporate giants and many of its most nimble technology firms.

This year, Amazon.com Inc. unseated Apple Inc. to earn the No. 1 spot in the Management Top 250, an annual ranking that uses the principles of the late management guru Peter Drucker to identify the most effectively managed companies. (How does your company rank in the 2019 analysis of well-run companies for customers, employees and investors? Explore the full Management Top 250 here.)

The online retailer was bolstered by its relentless focus on innovation. Microsoft Corp. rose to the No. 2 position, followed by Apple Inc., with Google parent Alphabet Inc. and networking-equipment giant Cisco Systems Inc. rounding out the top five.

A team of researchers at Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker Institute compiles the list using dozens of data points to evaluate companies on five performance dimensions: customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength.

Those principles reflect the teachings of Mr. Drucker, long considered the father of modern management, who emphasized a comprehensive approach to leadership. He argued that highly functional organizations should benefit not only investors but also society, a viewpoint that has gone in and out of vogue.

wsj.com

The article covers topics that include Prime Now, and Alexa:

Toni Reid, a vice president of Alexa Experience and a more than 21-year veteran of Amazon, coaches her team not to solve too many technical problems in a memo or force a conclusion when one is uncertain. “If you do that, you end up watering down the project to average, because the technology likely doesn’t exist,” she says. “It’s something we may need to invent.”

Amazon’s Alexa, she says, started with a vision presented in a memo, even though the company had to later build the technology to power it. That’s why Ms. Reid encourages her team to spend ample time crafting the documents.

“You actually have to carve out space in your calendar and your brain to really be able to think and spend the time writing,” she says. “Especially if you’re trying to come up with something visionary that hasn’t been done before.”

While Amazon stands out in innovation, the company is a more uneven performer on other Drucker scores. It is below average on measures of social responsibility, although the company has made efforts to improve in that regard. Mr. Bezos earlier this year unveiled a climate pledge, noting that the company plans to be carbon-neutral by 2040.

Amazon has also been criticized for its treatment of workers by labor groups and lawmakers, although it raised the minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $15 an hour last year and has focused on helping workers gain new skills, even in occupations outside of Amazon.

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To: SirWalterRalegh who wrote (163918)11/22/2019 1:15:12 PM
From: Glenn Petersen
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And creating tens of thousands of jobs...one of he goals supposedly built into the structure of our tax system.

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