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How Does Atlanta Stack Up In Quest For Amazon HQ?

Sep 15, 2017
Jordan May / WABE

As Atlanta joins dozens of cities in the frenzy to land Amazon’s North American headquarters, clear advantages include its relative affordability, its strong logistics hub, and growing number of walkable, transit-oriented development sites.

Amazon Is Growing Its Offices In Atlanta

Jun 16, 2017
Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press

Amazon is expanding in Atlanta.

This week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the Seattle-based Internet services giant quietly opened an Atlanta office for its subsidiary, following its secretive acquisition of local visual search startup Partpic late last year.

The A9 Atlanta office is located in a 20,000 square foot office at Terminus 200 in Buckhead, which it shares with Amazon’s cloud computing services business, or AWS.

Jeff Chiu / associated press file

In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Walmart is testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while driving home from their regular work shifts.

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Updated at 2:57 p.m. Tuesday

Shoppers are scooping up deals on everything from electronics to pantry items during Amazon's second annual "Prime Day" sales bonanza. You can take part in the big Amazon shopping day and donate to WABE at the same time.

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Amazon is giving new details on its Prime Air drone delivery program. But the timeline is still unclear.

The retailer says Prime Air will one day deliver packages up to 5 pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones.

The drones will fly under 400 feet and weigh less than 55 pounds, according to details posted on its website Sunday. It says it will use technology and automation to operate safely.