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America's Hottest Properties: Data Centers and Cell Towers
News 23 hours ago
America's Hottest Properties: Data Centers and Cell Towers

E-commerce has been blamed for the struggles of retail real estate, but is proving to be a boon for owners of data centers and cell towers.

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Flexport to Open First Warehouse in Southern California
News 1 week ago
Flexport to Open First Warehouse in Southern California

Freight-services startup Flexport Inc. is stepping off the cloud and into the real world. The San Francisco-based firm, which helps customers...

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Wal-Mart Company, Startup Latch Pitch NYC Landlords With Systems for Easier Delivery
News 1 week ago
Wal-Mart Company, Startup Latch Pitch NYC Landlords With Systems for Easier Delivery

Jet.com, the online retailer owned by Wal-Mart Stores, and real-estate technology startup Latch are aiming to expand their reach by offering a free...

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Silicon Valley Forges Ahead on Boosting Minimum Wage
News 4 weeks ago
Silicon Valley Forges Ahead on Boosting Minimum Wage

Proponents of a $15 minimum wage have found fertile territory in Silicon Valley, where the region’s booming tech industry is credited for helping...

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The Amazon Juggernaut Is Coming to the Neighborhood
News 1 month ago
The Amazon Juggernaut Is Coming to the Neighborhood

Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods Market fills an important distribution gap for Amazon’s food ambitions.

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Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch
News 1 month ago
Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch

Google owner Alphabet Inc. is finalizing an order to buy 300 modular apartment units from a startup for a building likely to serve as short-term...

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Blackstone Invests in Energy Analytics Firm
News 1 month ago
Blackstone Invests in Energy Analytics Firm

Blackstone Group is buying a stake in Entic Inc., a company that uses cloud-based data analytics to identify areas of energy waste in building heat...

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Hotels Remove Welcome Mat for Online Travel Agencies
News 1 month ago
Hotels Remove Welcome Mat for Online Travel Agencies

Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels are using extensive marketing campaigns to claw back business from Expedia and Priceline, which steer...

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Facebook Tool Handles Media Companies' Video Ad Sales
News 2 months ago
Facebook Tool Handles Media Companies' Video Ad Sales

Facebook is testing a new tool designed to help media companies sell video advertising on their own websites, apps and other digital properties in...

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Nokia and Apple Move From Courtroom Foes to Business Partners
News 2 months ago
Nokia and Apple Move From Courtroom Foes to Business Partners

Apple and Nokia settled dueling lawsuits over what Apple should pay for intellectual property used in its iPhone, a surprisingly quick end to what...

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Web-Retail Startups Turn for Growth to Bricks and Mortar
News 2 months ago
Web-Retail Startups Turn for Growth to Bricks and Mortar

Casper, which shook up the mattress business, is among several specialty web retailers shifting to brick-and-mortar stores after finding the pool...

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Chinese Millennials---Already Big Homeowners---Use Apps to Snap Up Overseas Property
News 2 months ago
Chinese Millennials---Already Big Homeowners---Use Apps to Snap Up Overseas Property

Beijing-based app Uoolu is targeting young Chinese home buyers looking for foreign real estate, including hedges against a weakening currency and...

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