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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will soon transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree
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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will soon transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree

While Amazon fulfillment centers and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about all the...

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett reveals details about how he's reinventing the 114-year-old car company (F)
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Ford CEO Jim Hackett reveals details about how he's reinventing the 114-year-old car company (F)

Ford has developed a massive development plan for a new-mobility corridor stretching from Detroit through its revamped headquarters in Dearborn to...

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30 AND UNDER: These are the rising stars in tech who are driving innovation
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30 AND UNDER: These are the rising stars in tech who are driving innovation

Changing the world takes vision, grit, and hard work. And it takes just enough crazy to believe you might actually pull it off. That's what makes...

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Warehouse robotics startup scores $17.7 million
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Warehouse robotics startup scores $17.7 million

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to...

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This $30 million San Francisco mansion, once owned by Vanessa Getty, is one of the city's most expensive homes — take a look inside
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This $30 million San Francisco mansion, once owned by Vanessa Getty, is one of the city's most expensive homes — take a look inside

A home in San Francisco's ritzy Pacific Heights neighborhood has been privately listed off the market for $30 million, according to SF Curbed. That...

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All Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said that 'sitting is the new cancer' (AAPL)
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All Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said that 'sitting is the new cancer' (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently disclosed an interesting detail about Apple Park, the company's new headquarters: Everyone gets a standing desk. "It's...

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WeWork is looking to raise new funds at a $35 billion valuation, according to its major investor SoftBank
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WeWork is looking to raise new funds at a $35 billion valuation, according to its major investor SoftBank

Office sharing company WeWork is looking to raise new funds at a valuation of $35 billion, according to an executive at SoftBank, which is a major...

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Sears expands its Amazon autos partnership as the department store struggles to survive (SHLD, AMZN)
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Sears expands its Amazon autos partnership as the department store struggles to survive (SHLD, AMZN)

Sears is expanding its Auto Center partnership with Amazon to a total of 118 stores nationwide, adding to the previously available 41, CNBC's...

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New York is the most influential city of today, but it's only the second most important city of the future
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New York is the most influential city of today, but it's only the second most important city of the future

New York is the most influential city in the world today, according to a new report from global business-consulting firm AT Kearney. That might...

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Amazon has been quietly evolving Prime's look, and it signifies massive changes to the service (AMZN)
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Amazon has been quietly evolving Prime's look, and it signifies massive changes to the service (AMZN)

Amazon quietly updated the logos for all of its Prime services earlier this year, dropping the word Amazon. Prime is now a brand in its own right....

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Inside Instagram's brand-new NYC headquarters, which has a gelato station, a stocked bar, and backdrops for capturing the perfect Instagram photo (FB)
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Inside Instagram's brand-new NYC headquarters, which has a gelato station, a stocked bar, and backdrops for capturing the perfect Instagram photo (FB)

Stepping inside Instagram's brand-new New York City headquarters is like walking into a perfectly curated Instagram feed.  There's the pastel...

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We compared online shopping at Costco and Boxed, the 'Costco for millennials,' and one had a clear advantage over the other (COST)
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We compared online shopping at Costco and Boxed, the 'Costco for millennials,' and one had a clear advantage over the other (COST)

  Costco and Boxed are both bulk retailers that sell pretty much everything.  Boxed has been called the "Costco for millennials" because it's an...

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Dean Witter's 26,600-acre ranch in Northern California, about the size of San Francisco, is listed for sale at a whopping $31 million
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Dean Witter's 26,600-acre ranch in Northern California, about the size of San Francisco, is listed for sale at a whopping $31 million

A 26,600-acre ranch straight out of a western movie is for sale in Northern California. Lone Pine Ranch sits about four hours north of San...

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The income needed to afford a median-priced home in every San Francisco Bay Area county
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The income needed to afford a median-priced home in every San Francisco Bay Area county

A new report details the minimum income needed to qualify for a loan to buy a median-priced home across the San Francisco Bay Area's nine counties....

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People are fleeing San Francisco's housing market for sunny SoCal — here are 10 ways they compare according to people who have lived in both
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People are fleeing San Francisco's housing market for sunny SoCal — here are 10 ways they compare according to people who have lived in both

People are getting more and more fed up with San Francisco's crazy-high housing prices. The city's always tight housing market has only gotten even...

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San Francisco housing is so out-of-control, this gorgeous home sold for $9.6 million — $1.6 million over the asking price
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San Francisco housing is so out-of-control, this gorgeous home sold for $9.6 million — $1.6 million over the asking price

San Francisco's crazy housing market just reached a new level. A 6,350-square-foot home listed at $7.99 million sold for $9.6 million after...

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Before-and-after images show how an abandoned Kmart was transformed into a high school
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Before-and-after images show how an abandoned Kmart was transformed into a high school

For years, the Kmart in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Illinois sat abandoned, except for squatters who had moved in. But now, high school...

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Salesforce moved into a new $1 billion skyscraper in San Francisco, and the offices are unlike anything we've seen (CRM)
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Salesforce moved into a new $1 billion skyscraper in San Francisco, and the offices are unlike anything we've seen (CRM)

There's no place like home. That is, unless you work in the newly opened Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, where employees at Salesforce's new...

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San Francisco's housing market is so out of control that this 385-square-foot studio home is selling for $500,000
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San Francisco's housing market is so out of control that this 385-square-foot studio home is selling for $500,000

  Tucked into the bottom corner of a 110-year-old Victorian house in San Francisco is a 385-square foot apartment that has one bathroom and no...

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The 15 US cities where it's easiest to live without a car
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The 15 US cities where it's easiest to live without a car

To get around in most American cities, you need a car. But some metros are making their streets more walkable and creating easier ways for...

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The Silicon Valley housing market is so dire, these run-down or condemned homes sold for over $1 million
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The Silicon Valley housing market is so dire, these run-down or condemned homes sold for over $1 million

Scanning San Francisco real estate listings on sites like Redfin and Zillow, you'll find many a property that has been condemned by the city,...

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Jeff Bezos is spending $12 million to renovate his Washington, DC mansion — here's what it will look like when it's done
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Jeff Bezos is spending $12 million to renovate his Washington, DC mansion — here's what it will look like when it's done

Jeff Bezos bought a residential property in the Kalamora neighborhood of Washington, DC, for $23 million in 2016. The two structures on the...

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This proposed city of $420,000 floating pyramids is seeking 'citizens'
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This proposed city of $420,000 floating pyramids is seeking 'citizens'

Around the world, coastal cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to sea-level rise. Some future-looking architects and city planners believe...

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A Hong Kong architect thinks 'tube homes' made from concrete pipes can be a solution to the world's housing crisis
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A Hong Kong architect thinks 'tube homes' made from concrete pipes can be a solution to the world's housing crisis

Hong Kong has one of the worst housing crises in the world, and has been ranked the least affordable city for housing for the last eight years....

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San Francisco's housing crisis is so dire that nearly 7,000 people applied for 95 affordable apartments
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San Francisco's housing crisis is so dire that nearly 7,000 people applied for 95 affordable apartments

More than 6,500 San Franciscans applied to live in a new affordable housing complex that had just 95 units, according to a New York Times report....

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There's a $30 million glass mansion in Silicon Valley, located 15 minutes from Facebook's HQ — take a look inside (FB)
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There's a $30 million glass mansion in Silicon Valley, located 15 minutes from Facebook's HQ — take a look inside (FB)

In the mega-affluent suburb of Atherton, CA — about 15 minutes southwest from Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters — sits a brand-new glass...

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A Whole Foods insider reveals the reason why Amazon Prime discounts aren't yet ready for shoppers
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A Whole Foods insider reveals the reason why Amazon Prime discounts aren't yet ready for shoppers

Whole Foods' information technology systems, which include its registers and scanners, are plagued by problems, according to a source with...

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This mesmerizing GIF shows how Manhattan doubles in size during the daily commute
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This mesmerizing GIF shows how Manhattan doubles in size during the daily commute

A data scientist created a GIF that displays hourly population changes in Manhattan over the course of a week. At Midtown's peak, it has over 680...

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Here’s how Richard Branson wound up in a mermaid tail on his luxury private island
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Here’s how Richard Branson wound up in a mermaid tail on his luxury private island

In June 2017, Virgin founder Richard Branson hosted the women of the SuperShe community on his Necker Island property in the British Virgin Islands...

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Los Angeles just took a big step toward regulating Airbnb stays — here's what new short-term rental laws could mean for hosts and travelers
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Los Angeles just took a big step toward regulating Airbnb stays — here's what new short-term rental laws could mean for hosts and travelers

Los Angeles and Airbnb have battled for years over short-term rental regulations, and home-sharing is technically illegal in the city. On May 3,...

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