It’s only a matter of time before the easy pickings on the doorstep lead to someone getting killed, and there’s a chance it’ll be someone who wasn’t on the doorstep to steal the package. Read more →
If there’s one thing we learned after the big tax breaks for corporations, it’s that when big business sounds like it’s giving a big chunk of money to the little people, the big picture provides an entirely different story.
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Check back in 364 days for a full evaluation of all the predictions for 2018 but — spoiler alert — most of them will be wrong.
Probably included on that list is Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster, an analyst who predicts Amazon will buy Minneapolis-based Target this year.
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If you can’t trust the Amazon delivery person inside your home, who can you trust, America? Read more →
I had a craving for potato chips today, but there are no chips in the house.
Fortunately, Amazon started its new home-delivery service in the Twin Cities today. Read more →
A study shows that people will mostly take their purchases somewhere else online, but will spend more money locally. Read more →
After an accident, a cafe owner returns; who’s throwing away deer carcasses in Duluth, joy to the world of the dollar, the alcoholic people didn’t know, and Planet Money makes a T-shirt. Read more →
NPR had the story this morning of Amazon.com getting into the fine art selling business: … [San Francisco art gallery manager Danny] Sanchez was eager to partner with Amazon. “They redefined online shopping and I think they have the ability to do that for this new kind of marketplace for art,” he says. The audience Read more →
How we teach the teachers. The dog tags go home to a Minnesota native. Remembering Roy Grow. Why are men so fragile? And should we require deposits on cigarette butts? Read more →