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Amazon just opened its first brick-and-mortar location in New York City — take a look inside
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Amazon just opened its first brick-and-mortar location in New York City — take a look inside

This week, Amazon officially opened its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City — its seventh in the US.  Tucked inside The Shops at...

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An early Uber employee is now launching an 'Uber for storage' to take the stress out of storing your stuff
News 4 days ago
An early Uber employee is now launching an 'Uber for storage' to take the stress out of storing your stuff

Uber transformed the taxi industry by making it easy to hail a ride with the touch of a button.  Now, an early Uber employee wants to apply the...

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A look inside Facebook's New York office, where employees of the $435 billion company enjoy virtual reality games and an in-house pastry chef (FB)
News 6 days ago
A look inside Facebook's New York office, where employees of the $435 billion company enjoy virtual reality games and an in-house pastry chef (FB)

Facebook is one of the world's most desirable places to work thanks to incredible perks, impressive salaries, and great corporate culture. The...

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I tried one of Apple's new free photography classes — here's what I learned
News 1 week ago
I tried one of Apple's new free photography classes — here's what I learned

Apple is currently rebranding its stores as a place that doesn't just sell iPhones or fix Macs. Apple wants its retail stores to be a place where...

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7 megaprojects that will transform Chinese cities by 2050
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7 megaprojects that will transform Chinese cities by 2050

China is rapidly urbanizing.  More than half of China's population now lives in cities, and over 100 Chinese cities  have over 1 million people...

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Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls
News 2 weeks ago
Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls

As one of the first post-war suburban shopping centers in the US, the Northgate Mall in northern Seattle defines classic mall architecture. Its...

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The best breakfast sandwich in NYC is hidden in a popular tourist hotspot
News 2 weeks ago
The best breakfast sandwich in NYC is hidden in a popular tourist hotspot

It's hard to feel like a "local" in New York City. We're a city of immigrants, of neighborhoods in constant transition. Even our most famous foods...

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The company that Walmart bought for $3 billion just opened the 'grocery shop of the future' in NYC — here's what it's like
News 2 weeks ago
The company that Walmart bought for $3 billion just opened the 'grocery shop of the future' in NYC — here's what it's like

Jet.com — the online retailer that Walmart bought in 2016 for $3 billion — is now selling some of its products IRL. From May 10 to June 18, Jet...

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McMansions are killing the Los Angeles urban forest
News 2 weeks ago
McMansions are killing the Los Angeles urban forest

Los Angeles has an estimated 10 million trees. They reduce excess CO2 in the air, act as wildlife habitat, improve water quality, reduce energy...

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Soylent has raised another $50 million to change how we eat — here are 31 quotes that show its founder's distinctive worldview
News 3 weeks ago
Soylent has raised another $50 million to change how we eat — here are 31 quotes that show its founder's distinctive worldview

In a bid to go mainstream, the company launched new products like "Coffiest," its coffee-flavored version, and the "Soylent Bar," its first solid...

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Challenger bank Metro plans to invest £55 million in tech this year
News 3 weeks ago
Challenger bank Metro plans to invest £55 million in tech this year

LONDON- Metro Bank, the challenger bank known for its bold High Street branches, is going digital. CEO Craig Donaldson told Business Insider on...

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Tesla is building stores all over the world ahead of the Model 3 launch (TSLA)
News 3 weeks ago
Tesla is building stores all over the world ahead of the Model 3 launch (TSLA)

Tesla is about to significantly expand its retail presence.  Ahead of the Model 3 launch, the company is planning to add about 100 retail, delivery...

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The next trend in luxury apartments is having personal rooftop farms for residents
News 3 weeks ago
The next trend in luxury apartments is having personal rooftop farms for residents

The farm-to-table movement is taking hold at a luxury New York City condo complex. 550 Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn now features...

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Apple's new store in Dubai changes shape and temperature based on the city's volatile weather
News 3 weeks ago
Apple's new store in Dubai changes shape and temperature based on the city's volatile weather

Going to an Apple Store is a pretty cookie-cutter experience. Step into one of the sleek shops and you'll find white walls, gadgets displayed on...

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The largest private-equity firm in the world opened a more casual, amenity-filled office for its tech team — take a look inside
News 3 weeks ago
The largest private-equity firm in the world opened a more casual, amenity-filled office for its tech team — take a look inside

When it comes to recruiting and retaining top tech talent, Blackstone, the world's largest private-equity firm, is often competing with the likes...

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LinkedIn took over a 26-story San Francisco skyscraper, and it's unlike anything else we've seen
News 3 weeks ago
LinkedIn took over a 26-story San Francisco skyscraper, and it's unlike anything else we've seen

In the ever-competitive tech landscape, a tricked-out office can be key for attracting talent. LinkedIn has it covered. The professional social...

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This VC's mansion just got a $20 million price chop, but it's still one of the most expensive homes in Silicon Valley
News 3 weeks ago
This VC's mansion just got a $20 million price chop, but it's still one of the most expensive homes in Silicon Valley

It turns out that a modern California masterpiece of a mansion is a harder sell than previously thought.  First listed back in 2015 for $88 million...

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The billionaire founder of a $74 billion fund had a brutal assessment of brick-and-mortar stores
News 3 weeks ago
The billionaire founder of a $74 billion fund had a brutal assessment of brick-and-mortar stores

LOS ANGELES –  TPG's David Bonderman just struck down on why retail is hurting. "There are more store fronts than the country needs," Bonderman...

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A look inside Kickstarter's Brooklyn office, where employees enjoy perks like a secret rooftop garden, coffee on tap, and plenty of dogs
News 1 month ago
A look inside Kickstarter's Brooklyn office, where employees enjoy perks like a secret rooftop garden, coffee on tap, and plenty of dogs

Friday is Kickstarter's eighth birthday. Since the crowdfunding-platform was founded on April 28, 2009, the site has successfully helped fund more...

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A look inside LinkedIn's New York office, where employees enjoy perks like free gourmet meals and a speakeasy hidden in the Empire State Building (LNKD)
News 1 month ago
A look inside LinkedIn's New York office, where employees enjoy perks like free gourmet meals and a speakeasy hidden in the Empire State Building (LNKD)

In many ways, LinkedIn - a company that helps more than 500 million people in over 200 countries make professional connections and scout out new...

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Architects want to put skyscrapers inside hollowed-out Giant Sequoia trees in California
News 1 month ago
Architects want to put skyscrapers inside hollowed-out Giant Sequoia trees in California

The average Giant Sequoia tree, native to California's Sierra Nevada, can stretch anywhere from 150 to 280 feet. The world's largest Sequoia (by...

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Amazon is about to surpass Costco on one crucial measure (AMZN, COST)
News 1 month ago
Amazon is about to surpass Costco on one crucial measure (AMZN, COST)

Amazon Prime is closing in on Costco, as membership numbers soar.  There are now roughly 80 million Amazon Prime members in the US, as of March...

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Berlin rejected Google's new 'Campus' because it will be too tall and too noisy (GOOG)
News 1 month ago
Berlin rejected Google's new 'Campus' because it will be too tall and too noisy (GOOG)

BERLIN- Google's new startup "Campus" for entrepreneurs in Berlin has been rejected by planners and local residents, DW reports. Google sought...

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This incredible vertical farm skyscraper could feed an entire town
News 1 month ago
This incredible vertical farm skyscraper could feed an entire town

Every year, the design magazine eVolo holds a competition for the most ground-breaking skyscraper concepts.  This year's first place winner is the...

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Apple wants the Apple Store to be the cool place for teens to hang out (AAPL)
News 1 month ago
Apple wants the Apple Store to be the cool place for teens to hang out (AAPL)

Apple announced on Tuesday a program called "Today at Apple" that will schedule programming and classes at Apple Stores around the US. The goal is...

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A Stockholm suburb is redesigning its streets to be 'feminist'
News 1 month ago
A Stockholm suburb is redesigning its streets to be 'feminist'

To make women feel a little safer in the Stockholm suburb of Husby, local officials will redesign part of its center. More than one-third of women...

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China may build a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers
News 1 month ago
China may build a smog-eating 'forest city' filled with tree-covered skyscrapers

The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, like many of the country's urban areas, suffers from intense smog. The Air Quality Index, which uses a scale...

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Skype's billionaire cofounder funded a startup that delivers fresh local produce
News 1 month ago
Skype's billionaire cofounder funded a startup that delivers fresh local produce

Niklas Zennström, the cofounder and former CEO of Skype, has backed fresh produce delivery startup Farmdrop in a £7 million round through his...

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The 'best' pizza in NYC costs $30 for a regular pie — and it's ridiculously delicious
News 1 month ago
The 'best' pizza in NYC costs $30 for a regular pie — and it's ridiculously delicious

Over 50 years ago, in 1965, Italian immigrant Domenico DeMarco opened Di Fara Pizza in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. To this day, it's...

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17 fintech businesses that could one day be worth over $1 billion
News 1 month ago
17 fintech businesses that could one day be worth over $1 billion

LONDON- GP Bullhound, a boutique investment bank focused on tech, on Thursday published an in-depth report looking at the global fintech industry....

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