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Latchel wants to make maintenance easier for landlords and property managers
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Latchel wants to make maintenance easier for landlords and property managers

Relationships between landlords and their tenants don't need to be fraught ones. With Y Combinator -backed Latchel, landlords and property managers...

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Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District of Texas
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Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District of Texas

Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas — a move that will allow the company to better protect itself...

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Showfields raises $9M for a more flexible approach to brick-and-mortar retail
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Showfields raises $9M for a more flexible approach to brick-and-mortar retail

Showfields, which helps online brands move into offline, brick-and-mortar retail, is announcing that it has raised $9 million in seed funding. “Our...

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Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditure
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Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditure

Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to...

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Opendoor files to raise another $200M at a $3.7B valuation, documents show
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Opendoor files to raise another $200M at a $3.7B valuation, documents show

The housing market is predicted to cool this year, but the market for startups selling houses? It seems to be heating up. Opendoor, the company...

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Did New York lose anything with Amazon’s rejection? It’s complicated.
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Did New York lose anything with Amazon’s rejection? It’s complicated.

Now that Amazon has said that it’s taking its ball and going home rather than deal with mean, pushy New Yorkers, outside observers are giving off...

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Amazon could launch Amazon Go store in London
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Amazon could launch Amazon Go store in London

Amazon has secured some retail space in the heart of London, according to a report from The Grocer spotted by Reuters. This is significant, as...

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Car rental startup Virtuo picks up €20M Series B
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Car rental startup Virtuo picks up €20M Series B

Virtuo, the Paris-headquartered car rentals startup, has raised €20 million in Series B funding. The round is backed by Iris Capital, Balderton...

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Paris sues Airbnb for illegal listings and seeks $14.2 million
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Paris sues Airbnb for illegal listings and seeks $14.2 million

The City of Paris first warned Airbnb, and it is now taking action. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, told the JDD that the city is suing the...

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Luxury handbag marketplace Rebag raises $25M to expand to 30 more stores
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Luxury handbag marketplace Rebag raises $25M to expand to 30 more stores

Rebag, an online resale marketplace for luxury handbags, is getting another infusion of capital as it prepares to expand its offline retail...

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Microsoft really, really, really doesn’t want you to buy Office 2019
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Microsoft really, really, really doesn’t want you to buy Office 2019

Microsoft launched a new ad campaign for its Office suite today. Usually, that’s not something especially interesting, but this one is a bit...

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Retail technology platform Relex raises $200M from TCV
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Retail technology platform Relex raises $200M from TCV

Amazon’s formidable presence in the world of retail stems partly from the fact that it’s just not a commerce giant, it’s also a tech company —...

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How Jyve secretly raised $35M & built a $400M retail gig economy
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How Jyve secretly raised $35M & built a $400M retail gig economy

What if instead of just accepting Uber rides, gig workers could pick from higher paying skilled tasks around town like stocking shelves, checking...

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Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online
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Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online

A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest...

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On-demand workspace platform Breather taps new CEO
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On-demand workspace platform Breather taps new CEO

Breather’s new CEO Bryan Murphy / Breather Press Kit Breather, the platform that provides on-demand private workspace, announced today that it has...

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Bowery Valuation raises $12 million more to automate the real estate appraisal process
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Bowery Valuation raises $12 million more to automate the real estate appraisal process

Bowery Valuation, a New York-based company that we told you about last year, has raised $12 million in Series A funding for its tech-enabled real...

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Microsoft launches a new app to make using Office easier
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Microsoft launches a new app to make using Office easier

Microsoft today announced a new Office app that’s now available to Windows Insiders and that will soon roll out to all Windows 10 users. The new...

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The limits of coworking
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The limits of coworking

It feels like there’s a WeWork on every street nowadays. Take a walk through midtown Manhattan (please don’t actually) and it might even seem like...

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JIRA is an antipattern
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JIRA is an antipattern

Atlassian’s JIRA began life as a bug-tracking tool. Today, though, it has become an agile planning suite, “to plan, track, and release great...

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Apple launches app development program for female entrepreneurs
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Apple launches app development program for female entrepreneurs

Apple is looking to better support female-identifying founders through its new Entrepreneur Camp, a technology lab that focused on app development....

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Black Friday predicted to hit $6.4B in online sales, $643M spent so far
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Black Friday predicted to hit $6.4B in online sales, $643M spent so far

After a record-breaking Thanksgiving with $3.7 billion in digital sales across desktop and mobile devices, it looks like Black Friday will also...

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Thanksgiving online spend hits a record $3.7B, mobile accounted for one-third of sales
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Thanksgiving online spend hits a record $3.7B, mobile accounted for one-third of sales

Thanksgiving, a day when brick-and-mortar stores tend to be closed, has become a big one for online spending, and this year did not disappoint,...

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Kindred’s robots help retailers handle fulfillment centers — and take on Amazon
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Kindred’s robots help retailers handle fulfillment centers — and take on Amazon

Since taking the reins as chief executive of Kindred at the beginning of the year, Jim Liefer has been focused on commercializing his company’s...

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Alibaba and Amazon move over, we visited JD.com connected grocery store in China
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Alibaba and Amazon move over, we visited JD.com connected grocery store in China

The arms race to build the future of grocery stores is heating up in China. To no one’s surprise, the main contestants are the country’s ecommerce...

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Walmart and Target embrace in-store mobile checkout for the holidays
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Walmart and Target embrace in-store mobile checkout for the holidays

Two of the U. S.’s largest brick-and-mortar retailers, Walmart and Target, are launching new mobile checkout systems in their stores to accommodate...

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Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras
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Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras

The Amazon Go store requires hundreds of cameras to detect who’s picking up what items. Standard Cognition needs just 27 to go after the $27...

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Lies, damn lies, and HQ2
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Lies, damn lies, and HQ2

There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to...

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The great Amazon swindle
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The great Amazon swindle

Amazon has confirmed that it will open two massive new offices in New York City and Crystal City, Va., to complement its already massive...

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Juul Labs reveals its plan to combat underage vape use
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Juul Labs reveals its plan to combat underage vape use

Juul will be removing non-tobacco flavored pods from all stores, including convenience stores and vape shops, according to a new plan the company...

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Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more
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Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more

Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital. The 2013 founded...

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