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Apple Commits $2.5 Billion to Fight California Housing Crisis
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Apple Commits $2.5 Billion to Fight California Housing Crisis

Apple Inc. will commit $2.5 billion toward affordable housing in California, the latest tech giant to pledge a large sum to help address concerns...

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Airbnb Spends Millions to Fight Jersey City Ballot Measure
News 2 weeks ago
Airbnb Spends Millions to Fight Jersey City Ballot Measure

Jersey City voters will soon choose whether to beef up regulations on short-term rental properties marketed by companies like Airbnb Inc. in what...

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Walmart and Mattel Lease ‘Floors’ in a Virtual Toy Store Run on Interactive Video
News 1 month ago
Walmart and Mattel Lease ‘Floors’ in a Virtual Toy Store Run on Interactive Video

Mattel Inc. Walmart Inc. Both companies are "leasing floors" in a new virtual store called KidHQ, which lets users browse toys and merchandise in...

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Silicon Valley Takes On Amazon’s Cashierless ‘Go’ Stores
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Silicon Valley Takes On Amazon’s Cashierless ‘Go’ Stores

SAN FRANCISCO-Amazon.com Inc. recently opened its fourth cashierless convenience store here, all located within a few blocks of each other. Nearby,...

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India’s Richest Man Battles Amazon, Walmart to Work With Mom-and-Pop Shops
News 1 month ago
India’s Richest Man Battles Amazon, Walmart to Work With Mom-and-Pop Shops

MUMBAI-India's ubiquitous mom-and-pop stores are being weaponized in e-commerce wars, as Walmart Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. square off against India...

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Can an AI System Be Given a Patent?
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Can an AI System Be Given a Patent?

If an artificially intelligent system creates a new product, should patent offices recognize it as the inventor? That's the question at the center...

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WeWork Founder Adam Neumann’s Trove of Pricey Properties
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WeWork Founder Adam Neumann’s Trove of Pricey Properties

While his company WeWork was gobbling up prime office space amid its transformation into one of the world's largest commercial tenants, founder...

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Outlet Malls Bucked the Shift to Online. Until Now.
News 1 month ago
Outlet Malls Bucked the Shift to Online. Until Now.

Outlet stores had long been immune to pressures weighing on traditional malls, including the shift to online shopping that has sapped customers...

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Amazon’s Grocery-Store Plan Moves Ahead With Los Angeles Leases
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Amazon’s Grocery-Store Plan Moves Ahead With Los Angeles Leases

Amazon.com Inc. is advancing a plan to open a chain of U. S. grocery stores with early outposts in Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia, according...

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Virtually No One Will Lease to WeWork. That’s a Drag on NYC’s Office Market.
News 1 month ago
Virtually No One Will Lease to WeWork. That’s a Drag on NYC’s Office Market.

Turmoil at WeWork is causing the shared-office-space company to all but stop signing new leases, a fresh blow to New York City's already softening...

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Rent the Runway Stops Accepting New Customers Amid Snafus
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Rent the Runway Stops Accepting New Customers Amid Snafus

Rent the Runway, the clothing rental startup with a $1 billion valuation, has put a freeze on its expansion so it can address logistics problems...

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'Who Is This?' Friendly Texters Annoy  Strangers With 'Number Neighbor' Messages
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'Who Is This?' Friendly Texters Annoy Strangers With 'Number Neighbor' Messages

Alex Mendez didn't get far with his number neighbor. Following a viral challenge, some are texting the phone numbers adjacent to theirs-with...

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Tom Barrack Is Done With Traditional Real Estate. He’s Going Digital.
News 2 months ago
Tom Barrack Is Done With Traditional Real Estate. He’s Going Digital.

Colony Capital Inc. is making one of the most aggressive bets yet that technology is disrupting real estate: It is selling nearly all of its...

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SoftBank to Buy at Least $750 Million of WeWork Parent Shares in IPO
News 2 months ago
SoftBank to Buy at Least $750 Million of WeWork Parent Shares in IPO

SoftBank Group Corp. plans to buy at least $750 million of the shares in WeWork's impending IPO, one of a series of moves by the office-sharing...

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WeWork's Latest Threat: Old-School Landlords Trying to Copy WeWork
News 2 months ago
WeWork's Latest Threat: Old-School Landlords Trying to Copy WeWork

U. S. Owners strike back as their big corporate tenants are targeted by WeWork and other purveyors of flexible leases and millennial-friendly...

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Amazon’s New Multistory Warehouse Aims to Cut Delivery Times
News 2 months ago
Amazon’s New Multistory Warehouse Aims to Cut Delivery Times

Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to take space in a first-of-its-kind three-story warehouse, a new type of distribution center that could reduce delivery...

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How to (Secretly) Watch ‘The Office’ at the Office
News 2 months ago
How to (Secretly) Watch ‘The Office’ at the Office

AFTER A LONG hard day at work, there's nothing quite like sitting down, turning on the TV and zoning out to a bunch of people in glamorous ...

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News Corp Readies News App to Address Publishers’ Concerns About Google and Facebook
News 2 months ago
News Corp Readies News App to Address Publishers’ Concerns About Google and Facebook

The service, currently called Knewz.com, is expected to be a website and a mobile app. An early version is being shown to a small group of News...

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Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Cells That Allegedly Sparked Fires
News 2 months ago
Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Cells That Allegedly Sparked Fires

Walmart Inc. alleging that some of the company's solar panels sparked roof fires at several of the retailer's locations, adding to the problems the...

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Tesla to Lease Solar Panels to Homeowners
News 3 months ago
Tesla to Lease Solar Panels to Homeowners

Tesla Inc., better known for making electric cars, is once again offering to rent solar panels to homeowners. Rentals are available in six states:...

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The Hazards of Joining WeWork’s Community
News 3 months ago
The Hazards of Joining WeWork’s Community

"We" would like investors to embrace the community atmosphere it has created through its office-sharing company. "You" may prefer clearer financial...

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Cashierless Stores Make Inroads in U.S.
News 3 months ago
Cashierless Stores Make Inroads in U.S.

U. S. retailers large and small are pressing ahead with testing the use of artificial intelligence to track what products shoppers pick up and to...

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Retail Landlords Look to Esports to Lure Young Gamers
News 3 months ago
Retail Landlords Look to Esports to Lure Young Gamers

A growing number of real estate owners are turning to esports arcades, lounges and even stadiums, hoping to breathe fresh life into their malls,...

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Can the Internet Save the Department Store?
News 3 months ago
Can the Internet Save the Department Store?

In the department store of the future, you can chat with hipster-ish brand advocates about erectile-dysfunction pills while sipping a cortado from...

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Spurred by Amazon, Supermarkets Try Swapping Cashiers for Cameras
News 4 months ago
Spurred by Amazon, Supermarkets Try Swapping Cashiers for Cameras

LONDON-A man strolled down the candy aisle of a grocery store in England last month, picked up a bar of chocolate and stashed it in his back pocket...

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Commercial Property Joins Tech Revolution as Spending Soars
News 4 months ago
Commercial Property Joins Tech Revolution as Spending Soars

For years, real-estate technology startups watched from the fringes as big banks and venture-capital firms lavished attention on financial...

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Shopping Centers Exploring Facial Recognition in Brave New World of Retail
News 4 months ago
Shopping Centers Exploring Facial Recognition in Brave New World of Retail

As their struggle with store closings persists, some U. S. mall owners and retailers are stepping up their use of technology that recognizes people...

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Facebook in Talks for Offices at Hudson Yards
News 4 months ago
Facebook in Talks for Offices at Hudson Yards

Social media giant Facebook Inc. is in talks to lease 1 million square feet of office space in a skyscraper under construction in Manhattan's...

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Netflix to Lose No. 1 Show ‘The Office’ to Comcast in 2021
News 4 months ago
Netflix to Lose No. 1 Show ‘The Office’ to Comcast in 2021

Netflix Inc. will lose its No. 1 show, "The Office," in 2021 when reruns of the hit sitcom move to a new streaming service being launched by...

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Blackstone Wants to Benefit From the Amazon Effect
News 5 months ago
Blackstone Wants to Benefit From the Amazon Effect

Blackstone clearly isn't concerned about timing the market. The private-equity firm run by Stephen Schwarzman, known for its 2007 blockbuster...

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