Amazon, Target Alter Operations in Certain Cities Amid Protests

• (AMZN) is altering its operations in a “handful of cities,” as protesters continue to demonstrate against police violence across the country, Bloomberg reported. The online retailer is reducing deliveries and shipping routes in cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and Portland. “We are a community in pain,” Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement.

2 Top Tech Stocks for a Post-Pandemic World

This is forcing data center operators to upgrade their capacities and capabilities to handle the increased load. Chinese giant Alibaba recently announced that it will spend $28 billion to bolster its data center infrastructure over the next three years in preparation for a post-COVID-19 world. Market research firm TechNavio estimates that spending on data center construction could increase at an annual rate of 10% through 2024.