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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
News 3 weeks ago
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
News 3 weeks ago
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
News 3 weeks ago
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
News 3 weeks ago
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
News 3 weeks ago
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
News 4 weeks ago
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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“Rent tech” focused RET closes first fund; pours $5M into management platform SmartRent
News 4 weeks ago
“Rent tech” focused RET closes first fund; pours $5M into management platform SmartRent

Today, Real Estate Technology Ventures (RET) Ventures announced the final close of $108 million for its first fund. RET focuses on early-stage...

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Report: NYC and Arlington, VA win the contest for Amazon’s split East Coast headquarters
News 4 weeks ago
Report: NYC and Arlington, VA win the contest for Amazon’s split East Coast headquarters

New York City and Arlington, Virginia have reportedly won Amazon’s lengthy and highly-publicized pageant for the locations of its new headquarters,...

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GM is going to allow Ford vehicles and other competitors on its Maven car-sharing platform
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GM is going to allow Ford vehicles and other competitors on its Maven car-sharing platform

GM’s car-sharing subsidiary Maven is undergoing another expansion. This time, it’s not just to a new city. Maven plans to open up its new peer-to...

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eBay adds home services to its site via new partners Handy, Porch and InstallerNet
News 4 weeks ago
eBay adds home services to its site via new partners Handy, Porch and InstallerNet

eBay shoppers will now be able to buy installation services along with their purchases. The company this morning announced new partnerships with...

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Framer, the interactive design platform, scores $24M Series B led by Atomico
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Framer, the interactive design platform, scores $24M Series B led by Atomico

Framer, the Amsterdam-based startup behind interactive design platform Framer X, has raised $24 million in Series B investment. The round is led by...

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Alibaba rival JD sees Singles’ Day revenue jump 27% thanks to offline push
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Alibaba rival JD sees Singles’ Day revenue jump 27% thanks to offline push

Alibaba may have pioneered the concept of Singles’ Day, the world’s largest shopping day based on sales, but it very much not the only e-commerce...

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Alibaba sets new Singles’ Day record with $31B in sales, but growth is slowing
News 1 month ago
Alibaba sets new Singles’ Day record with $31B in sales, but growth is slowing

Alibaba scored another blockbuster Singles’ Day after customers around the world shopped in stores and online on the tenth edition of its November...

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Nested, the online estate agent that makes home sellers ‘chain-free’, raises further £120M
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Nested, the online estate agent that makes home sellers ‘chain-free’, raises further £120M

Nested, the London-based “data-driven” estate agency that provides a cash advance to help you buy a new home before you’ve sold your old one, has...

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Walmart is building an AI lab inside one of its store
News 1 month ago
Walmart is building an AI lab inside one of its store

Walmart has just announced its plans to launch what it’s calling an Intelligent Retail Lab inside one of its stores in Levittown, New York. The...

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Three challenges facing blockchain technology
News 1 month ago
Three challenges facing blockchain technology

Jonathan Johnson Contributor Jonathan Johnson is president of Medici Ventures. Nearly five years ago, Overstock.com became the first major retailer...

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RealtimeBoard, a visual collaboration platform for companies, raises $25M led by Accel
News 1 month ago
RealtimeBoard, a visual collaboration platform for companies, raises $25M led by Accel

RealtimeBoard, a visual collaboration tool particularly suited to distributed teams, has picked up $25 million in Series A funding. Accel led the...

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Georgia’s secretary of state Brian Kemp doxes thousands of absentee voters
News 1 month ago
Georgia’s secretary of state Brian Kemp doxes thousands of absentee voters

Georgia’s secretary of state and candidate for state governor in the midterm election, Brian Kemp, has taken the unusual, if not unprecedented step...

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Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US
News 1 month ago
Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US

Online grocery delivery service Instacart has expanded the availability of a ‘click and collect’ pickup service it’s been trialing for a few months...

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This tiny house grows with your family
News 1 month ago
This tiny house grows with your family

Tiny houses are all the rage but once you put more than a few people in one you have a problem: Where can you go from there? Nowhere. Exactly. What...

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Brooklinen launches a pop-up shop in NYC
News 1 month ago
Brooklinen launches a pop-up shop in NYC

Brooklinen, the direct-to-consumer bed linens brand, has today announced the opening of a four-month pop-up shop in NYC. The company has been...

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Home Made raises further £2M for its premium online lettings agency
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Home Made raises further £2M for its premium online lettings agency

Home Made, the London premium online lettings agency, has raised a further £2 million in funding. The round is led by Athens-based venture capital...

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Luminar nabs former Uber executive to lead LiDAR startup’s business development
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Luminar nabs former Uber executive to lead LiDAR startup’s business development

Luminar, the buzzy LiDAR startup founded by Austin Russell, has added another high-profile executive to its ranks. This time, Luminar has hired...

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SF fines two landords $2.25 million for illegal Airbnb rentals
News 1 month ago
SF fines two landords $2.25 million for illegal Airbnb rentals

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is laying down the law — literally. Today, Herrara’s office announced a $2.25 million settlement with...

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