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Proportunity offers ‘help to buy’ loans based on predicting future house prices
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Proportunity offers ‘help to buy’ loans based on predicting future house prices

Proportunity, a London-based startup and Entrepreneur First alumni, wants to help first time buyers get on the property ladder earlier or purchase...

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There’s now just one Blockbuster remaining in the US
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There’s now just one Blockbuster remaining in the US

And then there was one. With the impending closures of Blockbuster locations in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, just one single store will remain...

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Facebook paid $88 million this year to build out its Seattle area Oculus hub
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Facebook paid $88 million this year to build out its Seattle area Oculus hub

Facebook continues to expand its VR ambitions in the Pacific Northwest. The company has been quietly growing its footprint 16 miles East of Seattle...

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Pointy raises $12M Series B to help bricks and mortar retailers fight Amazon
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Pointy raises $12M Series B to help bricks and mortar retailers fight Amazon

Pointy​,​ the​ ​startup​ ​that​ offers tech to help ​bricks and mortar​ ​retailers put their stock online so that it can be discovered via search...

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Real estate platform Nestio raises $4.5 million
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Real estate platform Nestio raises $4.5 million

Real estate platform Nestio is getting new funding as it continues to expand its footprint beyond New York City into other large U.S. markets. The...

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GrubMarket gobbles up $32M led by GGV for its healthy grocery ordering and delivery service
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GrubMarket gobbles up $32M led by GGV for its healthy grocery ordering and delivery service

As consumers become more discerning about the food they eat, a wave of startups has emerged that is catering to that demand with convenient...

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Univision confirms it’s exploring sale of Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion
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Univision confirms it’s exploring sale of Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion

Over the weekend, word broke that Univision was planning to sell off Fusion Media, the brand portfolio containing a chunk of The Onion and various...

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WeWork competitor Convene raises a $152 million Series D
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WeWork competitor Convene raises a $152 million Series D

New York-based meeting room booking startup Convene announced a $152 Series D this week. The round is led by ArrowMark Partners, along with a...

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Retail startup Bulletin is giving brands new tools to manage their in-store presence
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Retail startup Bulletin is giving brands new tools to manage their in-store presence

If you visited a Bulletin store, or bought products off its website, COO Ali Kriegsman said you might “pigeonhole” the company as a “feminist...

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Airbnb tests earlier payouts for hosts
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Airbnb tests earlier payouts for hosts

Airbnb is testing a new payments feature for hosts, letting them get partially paid out at the time of booking. This feature isn’t rolling out to...

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Questions about Apple’s new Maps, answered
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Questions about Apple’s new Maps, answered

Earlier today we revealed that Apple was re-building maps from the ground up. These are some questions from readers that came up when we went live....

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Yoobic raises $25M for an app that helps retailers track in-store merchandising campaigns
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Yoobic raises $25M for an app that helps retailers track in-store merchandising campaigns

A lot of the innovation we’ve seen in the world of commerce has been focused on the front end of the business: how to use digital tools to improve...

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Warby Parker’s Dave Gilboa is coming to Disrupt SF
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Warby Parker’s Dave Gilboa is coming to Disrupt SF

In 2010, the eyewear industry got its long-awaited new player. Warby Parker entered the market with a simple offering: stylish Rx glasses, bought...

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Seattle gets its first staffed Amazon pickup delivery hub
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Seattle gets its first staffed Amazon pickup delivery hub

You’d think Seattle would be first in line for all things Amazon, but apparently the online retailer’s home city didn’t yet have a dedicated brick...

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Airbnb partners with Century 21 to let Parisians sublet their homes
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Airbnb partners with Century 21 to let Parisians sublet their homes

Airbnb needs to find new places to list in Paris to keep up with growth. That’s why the company announced a partnership with real estate company...

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b8ta raises $19 million Series B led by Macy’s
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b8ta raises $19 million Series B led by Macy’s

b8ta, the retail-as-a-service startup, has closed a $19 million Series B round led by Macy’s, with participation from Sound Ventures, Palm Drive...

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AT&T collaborates on NSA spying through a web of secretive buildings in the U.S.
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AT&T collaborates on NSA spying through a web of secretive buildings in the U.S.

A new report from the Intercept sheds light on the NSA’s close relationship with communications provider AT&T. The Intercept identified eight...

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In a push into Europe, WeWork competitor Knotel acquires Ahoy!Berlin
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In a push into Europe, WeWork competitor Knotel acquires Ahoy!Berlin

Coworking and flexible office space has become a hot business in the last few years, as attested by the rise and rise of WeWork. Startups and...

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Here’s Ford’s plan for Detroit
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Here’s Ford’s plan for Detroit

Ford will spend the next four years transforming at least 1.2 million square feet of space in Corktown—Detroit’s oldest neighborhood—into a hub for...

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Ford is betting big on Detroit
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Ford is betting big on Detroit

The Ford Motor Company now owns one of Detroit’s iconic buildings in the Michigan Central Station. The monumental building looms over Detroit’s...

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Sneaker market GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis and makes a play for women sneaker shoppers
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Sneaker market GOAT hires COO Lizzie Francis and makes a play for women sneaker shoppers

GOAT, the secondary marketplace for sneakers that recently merged with Flight Club, is announcing a new hire. Lizzie Francis will join the company...

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Amazon rolls out Hub delivery lockers to apartment buildings across the country
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Amazon rolls out Hub delivery lockers to apartment buildings across the country

Hub by Amazon has been around for about a year now. The company introduced its package delivery lockers for apartment dwellers with little fanfare,...

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Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report
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Microsoft is developing its own cashierless store technology, says report

Amazon may be facing new competition from Microsoft on its cashierless, automated store technology, according to a new report from Reuters out this...

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Opendoor raises $325M to make buying and selling homes a near-instant process
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Opendoor raises $325M to make buying and selling homes a near-instant process

Investors are placing another huge bet on a startup looking to reinvent a decades-old process into something that’s near instant, this time pouring...

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Macy’s acquires minority stake in tech retailer b8ta
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Macy’s acquires minority stake in tech retailer b8ta

Macy’s has partnered with b8ta, the retail-as-a-service startup that originally started out as a way to let people try out new tech products. Macy...

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Google adds tools for brick-and-mortar stores to boost interest from online shoppers
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Google adds tools for brick-and-mortar stores to boost interest from online shoppers

Despite the growth of Amazon and other e-commerce giants, offline commerce — buying goods from brick-and-mortar stores — still accounts for around...

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Ford buys historic Detroit train depot to house advanced technology groups
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Ford buys historic Detroit train depot to house advanced technology groups

Michigan Central Station long stood as a symbol of Detroit’s decline. Now, thanks to Ford, it could represent Detroit’s return. Today at a press...

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Prime savings to reach around half of Whole Foods Market stores this week
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Prime savings to reach around half of Whole Foods Market stores this week

Amazon and its grocery store chain Whole Foods announced this morning that savings for Prime members will make their way to ten more stores across...

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Target expands its Shipt and Drive Up services across the Midwest and Southeast
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Target expands its Shipt and Drive Up services across the Midwest and Southeast

Target this morning announced it’s expanding its same-day shipping and pickup services, Drive Up and Shipt, across the Midwestern U.S. and the...

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Valve says removing controversial games from Steam is hard so it’s not going to
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Valve says removing controversial games from Steam is hard so it’s not going to

Internet platforms removing objectionable content from their sites has been one of the more difficult challenges for tech companies in recent years...

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