Prime(d) It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Prime(d) explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.
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It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Prime(d) explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.

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Amazon's online dominance may actually spark joy for brick-and-mortar

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There's no escaping Amazon in your life

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