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Boston Wants Amazon, But Is There Room?
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Boston Wants Amazon, But Is There Room?

The possible arrival of Amazon’s second headquarters in East Boston is triggering both hopes and apprehension in a neighborhood already dealing...

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The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook
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The Mystery of the $70 Hoodie That's All Over Facebook

Welcome to the world of dropshipping, where entrepreneurs use social-media ads and hip virtual storefronts to flip merchandise from online...

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Can Amazon Convince Whole Foods Shoppers to Join Prime?
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Can Amazon Convince Whole Foods Shoppers to Join Prime?

Amazon.com is offering new discounts for Prime members shopping at its Whole Foods grocery stores, adding another perk to its membership program...

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Startups Show Insurers They Need to Get Smarter
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Startups Show Insurers They Need to Get Smarter

Established insurers will struggle to boost profits while the property and casualty industry is flooded with capital and investment returns remain...

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WeWork Wants to Be its Own Landlord, Using Other Investors' Money
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WeWork Wants to Be its Own Landlord, Using Other Investors' Money

WeWork’s $850 million deal to buy the Lord & Taylor store building via its new real-estate investment fund would make the company both landlord and...

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Why It's Not Crazy to Buy a Mall Giant in the Age of Amazon
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Why It's Not Crazy to Buy a Mall Giant in the Age of Amazon

The company betting billions to create a trans-Atlantic shopping-mall giant is playing a riskier game than its investors are used to. But in a...

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Amazon Trades Like a Tech Stock But Pays Like a Warehouse
News 1 month ago
Amazon Trades Like a Tech Stock But Pays Like a Warehouse

Median pay at Amazon reveals the predominantly blue-collar nature of its workforce, which sets it apart from tech peers Facebook, Apple and Google...

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L.A.'s New Playa Vista Neighborhood Is Where Silicon Valley Meets Southern California
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L.A.'s New Playa Vista Neighborhood Is Where Silicon Valley Meets Southern California

The Los Angeles district of Playa Vista is home to Facebook and Microsoft offices, and a growing number of residents seeking an urban lifestyle....

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Saks, Lord & Taylor Hit With Data Breach
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Saks, Lord & Taylor Hit With Data Breach

The Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department-store chains have suffered a security breach that has compromised shoppers’ personal and...

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The Behind-the-Scenes Vibe at Uber and Lyft
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The Behind-the-Scenes Vibe at Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft New York City hubs are located in the same former warehouse, but each has its own distinctive feel....

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'Ambitious' Apple Store Put Up For Sale by Chicago Landlord
News 2 months ago
'Ambitious' Apple Store Put Up For Sale by Chicago Landlord

The Chicago landlord of what Apple Inc. calls its “most ambitious store” has put the building on the block in a sales process that will test the...

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Why Blockchain Will Survive, Even If Bitcoin Doesn't
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Why Blockchain Will Survive, Even If Bitcoin Doesn't

Forget bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: Here’s how blockchain, the underlying technology, is actually going to change critical if unsexy...

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A Pioneer in Real Estate Blockchain Emerges in Europe
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A Pioneer in Real Estate Blockchain Emerges in Europe

The blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies could change the way property is bought and sold, experts say, and Sweden’s land registry...

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Why Your Next Real-Estate Deal Might Involve a Robot
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Why Your Next Real-Estate Deal Might Involve a Robot

A new crop of companies is betting that robots will upend how properties are sold and rented. ‘It was a little weird,’ one client says....

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The Trend in Online Shopping: Not Shopping Online
News 3 months ago
The Trend in Online Shopping: Not Shopping Online

The hottest thing in China’s online shopping world is bricks-and-mortar stores. Inman, which started as an online-only women’s fashion brand but...

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Using Yelp to Find the Next Hot Neighborhood
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Using Yelp to Find the Next Hot Neighborhood

Research shows Yelp reviews might offer clues as to when a neighborhood is about to start gentrifying. Using Yelp to Find the Next Hot Neighborhood

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Google Parent to Buy Manhattan's Chelsea Market Building
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Google Parent to Buy Manhattan's Chelsea Market Building

The parent company of Google is expanding its real estate holdings in Manhattan, with plans to plow more than $2 billion into one of the city’s...

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A Vermont City Tests Blockchain Technology for Property Deals
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A Vermont City Tests Blockchain Technology for Property Deals

The city of South Burlington, Vt., is embarking on a pilot project with a startup blockchain firm in a possible step toward using the secure...

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Stores Borrow Tricks From Online Retailers
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Stores Borrow Tricks From Online Retailers

Retailers may be closing some store locations, but the ones they are keeping are embracing technology to compete with online shopping....

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China's Tencent, JD Buy Into Wanda's Shopping Empire
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China's Tencent, JD Buy Into Wanda's Shopping Empire

Investors including China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. and online retailer JD.com Inc. are buying a stake in Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin’s...

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SoftBank Tech Fund Leads $865 Million Investment in Construction Startup
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SoftBank Tech Fund Leads $865 Million Investment in Construction Startup

Vision Fund is leading a group of investors with an $865 million bet on Katerra, a three-year-old Silicon Valley startup that aims to change how...

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Apple to Begin Selling Delayed HomePod Speaker
News 4 months ago
Apple to Begin Selling Delayed HomePod Speaker

Apple will start selling its voice-activated speaker HomePod in stores Feb. 9, bringing an end to a delayed launch that cost the company sales...

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Amazon's Cashierless Convenience Store Set to Open
News 4 months ago
Amazon's Cashierless Convenience Store Set to Open

Amazon Go, the online retailer’s cashierless convenience store, is slated to finally open to the public on Monday, after a yearlong delay during...

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IBM's Growth Comes at a Cost
News 4 months ago
IBM's Growth Comes at a Cost

For IBM, a bit of growth, as it turns out, isn’t quite enough to assuage concerns about how the company gets there. IBM's Growth Comes at a Cost

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Dubai Billionaire's Startup Takes On Amazon
News 4 months ago
Dubai Billionaire's Startup Takes On Amazon

Real-estate tycoon Mohamed Alabbar launched Noon to compete for a foothold in the Middle East’s online shopping boom. How the startup fares will...

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WeWork to Buy Meetup, Targeting Off-Hours Gatherings
News 5 months ago
WeWork to Buy Meetup, Targeting Off-Hours Gatherings

WeWork is buying Meetup, as the richly funded office-sharing company seeks to bring more visitors during nonworking hours into its growing array of...

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Uber Hack Clouds Valuation as SoftBank Readies Bid
News 5 months ago
Uber Hack Clouds Valuation as SoftBank Readies Bid

SoftBank Group is expected to proceed with an offer to buy billions of dollars worth of shares from Uber Technologies’ stakeholders, but the...

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Inside the Wal-Mart vs. Amazon Battle Over Black Friday
News 5 months ago
Inside the Wal-Mart vs. Amazon Battle Over Black Friday

Wal-Mart and Amazon battled to capture spending over the holiday weekend, as the shifts that have upended the retail industry this year were on...

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Tesla Delivers the World's Biggest Battery---and Wins a Bet
News 6 months ago
Tesla Delivers the World's Biggest Battery---and Wins a Bet

An enormous Tesla-built battery system—storing electricity from a new wind farm and capable of supplying 30,000 homes—will be powered up over the...

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Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck
News 6 months ago
Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck

Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: all-electric vehicle capable of...

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