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Take a look at Apple’s first ‘Town Square,’ its most beautiful retail store yet
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Take a look at Apple’s first ‘Town Square,’ its most beautiful retail store yet

This weekend, Apple took the wraps off of its first 'Town Square' retail store in Chicago. The location marks Apple's 497th retail store. The new...

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Shopkick lays off about 10 percent of staff
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Shopkick lays off about 10 percent of staff

Shopkick, a shopping rewards app owned by SK Telecom, laid off a little more than 10 percent of its staff (about 30 people) yesterday, TechCrunch...

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Feather raises $3.5M to rent furniture to millennials
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Feather raises $3.5M to rent furniture to millennials

The furniture rental industry is stuck in the last. Current options involve old-school companies like CORT where most of the inventory will make...

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Envoy digitizes another inefficient office chore with new service for deliveries
News 6 days ago
Envoy digitizes another inefficient office chore with new service for deliveries

There’s lots to like about startups that are rarely in the media because they are heads down developing product and building an actual business....

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Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem
News 6 days ago
Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

Josh Nussbaum Contributor Joshua Nussbaum is a partner at the New York-based venture firm, Compound. Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and...

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Airbnb eyes expansion with affiliate program for sites with 1M+ users, new API
News 1 week ago
Airbnb eyes expansion with affiliate program for sites with 1M+ users, new API

While Expedia and Priceline roll out ways to encroach on Airbnb’s space with their own private home listings for travellers, the $31 billion...

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Terminal makes it easy for companies to open international offices
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Terminal makes it easy for companies to open international offices

Born out of a frustration with recruiting within the peninsula-trapped City of San Francisco, Terminal is a platform allowing companies to tap into...

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Self-driving cars and shipping containers
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Self-driving cars and shipping containers

The most wonderful and most terrible things about new technologies are their emergent properties. The latest example is, of course, Fake News On...

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Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year
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Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year

While Airbnb continues to grow its number of hosts and guests on the platform, sending the hotel industry into a frenzy, landlords and building...

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Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce
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Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce

Omnyway announced today that it has raised $12.75 million in Series A funding. Previously known as OmnyPay, Omnyway has built technology around...

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Target expands partnership with Google on voice shopping, Google Express
News 1 week ago
Target expands partnership with Google on voice shopping, Google Express

Target announced today an expanded partnership with Google that, among other things, will now allow consumers to shop Target across the U.S. via...

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U.S. consumers are spending 10 hours per year in shopping apps
News 1 week ago
U.S. consumers are spending 10 hours per year in shopping apps

Mobile shopping is on the rise, with U.S. consumers now spending nearly 50 minutes in shopping apps per month, or 10 hours per year, according to a...

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Founders Fund backs Home61, a real estate platform for the middle class
News 2 weeks ago
Founders Fund backs Home61, a real estate platform for the middle class

Most real estate agents are commission-based and incentivized to focus on the big sales. That results in inefficiencies for lower class home buyers...

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Bambino app helps parents find babysitters recommended by their neighbors
News 2 weeks ago
Bambino app helps parents find babysitters recommended by their neighbors

Parenting young children involves a lot of logistics, including what to do with them when you need to run a last-minute errand, go to an...

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Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family homes with tenants, just closed on $35 million in new funding
News 2 weeks ago
Roofstock, a marketplace for single-family homes with tenants, just closed on $35 million in new funding

Roofstock is a two-year-old, Oakland, Ca.-based marketplace for buyers and sellers of single-family homes that have tenants residing in them. The...

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Shopify rolling out Instagram shopping feature to thousands of merchants
News 2 weeks ago
Shopify rolling out Instagram shopping feature to thousands of merchants

Online commerce giant Shopify is ready for its Instagram moment: The one-stop shop platform provider is opening up its Instagram integration to...

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Crunch Report | Facebook Fixing Its Election Ads Problem
News 2 weeks ago
Crunch Report | Facebook Fixing Its Election Ads Problem

Today’s Stories GM to introduce two new all-electric cars by 2019 in path to zero emissions Uber launching shopping mall lounges and pickup/dropoff...

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Uber launching shopping mall lounges and pickup/dropoff points with Westfield
News 3 weeks ago
Uber launching shopping mall lounges and pickup/dropoff points with Westfield

Uber is launching dedicated mall pickup and dropoff points in a new partnership with Westfield, across all of its 33 U.S. shopping center locations...

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Instagram opens its shoppable posts feature to retailers on Bigcommerce's platform
News 3 weeks ago
Instagram opens its shoppable posts feature to retailers on Bigcommerce's platform

Businesses based in the United States that use Bigcommerce now have access to Instagram’s shoppable posts, the e-commerce platform announced today....

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StackCommerce buys Joyus to focus on video and expand into fashion, shopping and beauty
News 3 weeks ago
StackCommerce buys Joyus to focus on video and expand into fashion, shopping and beauty

StackCommerce, which sells articles sponsored by brands and published on websites, has acquired the online video marketing company Joyus in an all...

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Tesla, a great family brand
News 3 weeks ago
Tesla, a great family brand

Ben Schippers Contributor Ben Schippers is a co-founder of HappyFunCorp. More posts by this contributor: As interest rates climb, explore...

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Adobe wants to make every online retailer more analytical
News 3 weeks ago
Adobe wants to make every online retailer more analytical

In its most recent earnings report, Adobe reported record revenue, but CEO Shantanu Narayen admitted he was a bit disappointed with the Experience...

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Pi Labs, a ‘pre-Series A' property tech VC based in London, closes $10M second fund
News 3 weeks ago
Pi Labs, a ‘pre-Series A' property tech VC based in London, closes $10M second fund

Property Innovation Labs (Pi Labs), an accelerator-turned-early-stage VC fund that invests in property tech startups ‘pre-Series A’, has closed a...

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The Inside, a maker of so-called fast furniture, lands $1.5 million from Forerunner
News 3 weeks ago
The Inside, a maker of so-called fast furniture, lands $1.5 million from Forerunner

Seventeen years ago, Christiane Lemieux created DwellStudio, a popular catalog and e-retailer that built one brick-and-mortar store in SoHo before...

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Google and Levi's ‘connected' jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more is going on sale
News 4 weeks ago
Google and Levi's ‘connected' jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more is going on sale

Over a year after Google showed off its “connected” jean jacket designed for bike commuters at last year’s Google I/O developer conference, the...

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Backed by Accel, GlowRoad helps Indian women build home businesses
News 4 weeks ago
Backed by Accel, GlowRoad helps Indian women build home businesses

GlowRoad’s team with founder Dr. Sonal Verma (center in green shirt) Indian e-commerce company GlowRoad is built on a simple premise. By connecting...

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Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries
News 1 month ago
Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and...

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Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple
News 1 month ago
Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual experience, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the...

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Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M
News 1 month ago
Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M

Pointy​,​ ​an Irish start​ ​startup​ ​that​ lets ​local​ ​retailers put their stock online so that they can be discovered via search engines, has...

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Disrupt SF 2017
News 1 month ago
Disrupt SF 2017

Earlier today at Disrupt, Kirsten Green, founder of the early-stage, San Francisco-based venture firm Forerunner Ventures, sat down for a quick...

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