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4 views on the future of retail and the shopping experience
News 2 days ago
4 views on the future of retail and the shopping experience

The global spread of COVID-19 and resulting orders to shelter in place have hit retailers hard. As the pandemic drags on, temporary halts are...

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Storage marketplace Warehouse Exchange raises $2.2M
News 3 days ago
Storage marketplace Warehouse Exchange raises $2.2M

Warehouse Exchange, a startup that describes itself as the Airbnb of warehouse space, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. The company was...

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Census raises $4.3M seed to put product info in cloud data warehouses to work
News 4 days ago
Census raises $4.3M seed to put product info in cloud data warehouses to work

Companies spend inordinate amounts of time and money building data warehouses and moving data from enterprise applications. But once they get the...

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Google outlines plan to get some employees back to the office
News 4 days ago
Google outlines plan to get some employees back to the office

In a blog post, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gave an overview of the company’s plan to return its workforce to some semblance of normalcy...

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VergeSense grabs $9M for its people-counting sensor tech as offices eye COVID changes
News 1 week ago
VergeSense grabs $9M for its people-counting sensor tech as offices eye COVID changes

Facilities management looks to be having a bit of a moment, amid the coronavirus pandemic. VergeSense, a US startup which sells a ‘sensor as a...

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Spruce is eliminating the drudgery of real estate, and has $29M more from Scale to make sales easy
News 1 week ago
Spruce is eliminating the drudgery of real estate, and has $29M more from Scale to make sales easy

Real estate is one of those classic industries we always talk about in Silicon Valley: multi-trillion dollars in scale in terms of assets and...

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Polestar to open first US stores in the second half of 2020
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Polestar to open first US stores in the second half of 2020

Polestar's first U. S. retail stores will open in Los Angeles, New York City and two locations in San Francisco later this year - the latest...

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Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts
News 1 week ago
Facebook and Instagram roll out Shops, turning business profiles into storefronts

Starting today, you’ll be able to browse and buy products directly from a business’ Facebook Page or Instagram profile. Both Facebook and Instagram...

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Autonomous retail startup Standard Cognition acquires competitor Checkout Technologies
News 1 week ago
Autonomous retail startup Standard Cognition acquires competitor Checkout Technologies

As cashiers across the country take precautions to limit interactions with customers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to think of a...

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United Dwelling is one startup building something to solve California’s housing crisis
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United Dwelling is one startup building something to solve California’s housing crisis

The acute pain of California’s housing crisis can be measured in the human toll it takes on the increasing numbers of families made homeless by...

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Daily Crunch: Apple Stores begin to reopen
News 1 week ago
Daily Crunch: Apple Stores begin to reopen

Apple outlines new safety measures as it reopens stores, Huawei responds to new U.S. chip curbs and Jack Ma departs SoftBank’s board of directors....

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Apple begins reopening some stores with temperature checks and other safeguards in place
News 1 week ago
Apple begins reopening some stores with temperature checks and other safeguards in place

In mid-March, Apple closed all of its stores outside of China “until further notice.” It was a sweeping — but necessary — move for a world facing...

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3 views on the future of work, coffee shops and neighborhoods in a post-pandemic world
News 2 weeks ago
3 views on the future of work, coffee shops and neighborhoods in a post-pandemic world

The novel coronavirus pandemic has disordered traditional notions of work, travel, socializing and the way we collaborate with colleagues. It seems...

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How companies get back to the office
News 2 weeks ago
How companies get back to the office

Months into this global pandemic, many questions remain about whether and when companies of all sizes will return to their offices and what will be...

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Locatee raises $4M Series A for its workplace analytics platform
News 3 weeks ago
Locatee raises $4M Series A for its workplace analytics platform

Locatee, a Swiss startup that uses existing sensors and IT infrastructures to provide employers and commercial real estate owners with detailed...

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AR is the answer to plummeting retail sales during lockdown
News 3 weeks ago
AR is the answer to plummeting retail sales during lockdown

Alex Chuang Contributor Share on Twitter Alex Chuang is the managing partner of Shape Immersive, a leading VR/AR agency that drives innovation for...

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Gatik adds autonomous box trucks to its ‘middle mile’ game plan
News 3 weeks ago
Gatik adds autonomous box trucks to its ‘middle mile’ game plan

Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the ‘middle mile’ of logistics, has added box trucks to its fleet as Walmart and other customers...

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Africa Roundup: Visa connects to M-Pesa, Flutterwave enters e-commerce
News 3 weeks ago
Africa Roundup: Visa connects to M-Pesa, Flutterwave enters e-commerce

It seems the demand for Safaricom’s M-Pesa payment product never eases. Since its 2007 launch in Kenya, the fintech app has commanded over 70% of...

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Let housing rise from the empty offices and malls
News 4 weeks ago
Let housing rise from the empty offices and malls

Jon Evans Contributor Jon Evans is the CTO of the engineering consultancy HappyFunCorp; the award-winning author of six novels, one graphic novel,...

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Material Bank, a logistics platform for sourcing architectural and design samples, raises $28M
News 1 month ago
Material Bank, a logistics platform for sourcing architectural and design samples, raises $28M

Material Bank, a logistics platform for the architectural and design industry, has announced the close of a $28 million Series B financing today,...

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Shopify launches Shop, a new mobile app – TechCrunch
News 1 month ago
Shopify launches Shop, a new mobile app – TechCrunch

While Shopify is best-known for powering the online stores of more than 1 million businesses, the company is launching a consumer shopping app of...

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Fishtown Analytics raises $12.9M Series A for its open-source analytics engineering tool
News 1 month ago
Fishtown Analytics raises $12.9M Series A for its open-source analytics engineering tool

Philadelphia-based Fishtown Analytics, the company behind the popular open-source data engineering tool dbt, today announced that it has raised a ...

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Epic Games launches Fortnite on the Google Play Store and they’re not happy about it
News 1 month ago
Epic Games launches Fortnite on the Google Play Store and they’re not happy about it

Epic Games is finally settling its feud — kind of — with Google and putting Fortnite onto the Google Play Store, but the studio sounds pretty...

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Voyage gets the green light to bring robotaxi service to California’s public roads
News 1 month ago
Voyage gets the green light to bring robotaxi service to California’s public roads

Voyage has cleared a regulatory hurdle that will allow the company to expand its self-driving service from the private roads of a retirement...

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Levi’s partnered with TikTok on social commerce and doubled its product views
News 1 month ago
Levi’s partnered with TikTok on social commerce and doubled its product views

Levi’s is leveraging its advertising partnership with TikTok to connect online shoppers with the denim brand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has...

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Impossible Foods rolls out to nearly 1,000 new grocery stores and supermarkets
News 1 month ago
Impossible Foods rolls out to nearly 1,000 new grocery stores and supermarkets

Starting tomorrow, 777 supermarkets in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Nevada will begin stocking the Impossible Foods plant-based meat...

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India’s NoBroker raises an additional $30M from General Atlantic
News 1 month ago
India’s NoBroker raises an additional $30M from General Atlantic

NoBroker, a Bangalore-based startup that helps those looking to rent or buy an apartment connect directly with property owners, has extended its...

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SoftBank-backed Opendoor has announced a massive layoff, cutting 35% of its employees
News 1 month ago
SoftBank-backed Opendoor has announced a massive layoff, cutting 35% of its employees

Opendoor, the seven-year-old, San Francisco-based company that has from the outset aimed to help people buy and sell homes with the “push of a...

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Airbnb ups its debt by $1BN amid the coronavirus travel crunch
News 1 month ago
Airbnb ups its debt by $1BN amid the coronavirus travel crunch

Airbnb has secured commitments of $1 billion for a syndicated term loan from institutional investors, it said. The emergency cash injection comes...

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Layoffs are disproportionately impacting startup satellite offices
News 1 month ago
Layoffs are disproportionately impacting startup satellite offices

Layoffs have struck the startup world swiftly, hurting hospitality and travel startups, as well as recruitment and scooter companies. New data...

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