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Amazon's latest investment hints at the future of Alexa (AMZN)
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Amazon's latest investment hints at the future of Alexa (AMZN)

Amazon's Alexa Fund has invested in Plant Prefab, a startup that creates and builds prefabricated homes. The Alexa Fund is contributing to a $6.7...

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A French family just became the first to permanently live in a 3D-printed home — take a look
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A French family just became the first to permanently live in a 3D-printed home — take a look

Engineers and manufacturers have been working to automate the homebuilding process for years, and some startups have already released prototypes of...

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These 3D-printed homes can be built for less than $4,000 in just 24 hours
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These 3D-printed homes can be built for less than $4,000 in just 24 hours

Printable 3D homes represent the latest wave in construction, but they're not always cheap to build. Earlier this year, architectural startup...

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The Instagram founders snubbed Mark Zuckerberg in their original goodbye letter
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The Instagram founders snubbed Mark Zuckerberg in their original goodbye letter

Instagram cofounders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced they were quitting Facebook on Monday, but snubbed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in...

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An inside look at one of the last San Francisco neighborhoods to be taken over by big tech — and how change has come to the area anyway
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An inside look at one of the last San Francisco neighborhoods to be taken over by big tech — and how change has come to the area anyway

It's no secret that San Francisco's housing crisis is in full swing. It's caused parts of the city to turn inside out in recent years to...

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20 of the most outrageous-looking skyscrapers of all time
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20 of the most outrageous-looking skyscrapers of all time

Skyscrapers have gotten taller, more expensive, and a lot more elaborate over the past few decades. Some of the most recent designs incorporate...

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Silicon Valley's housing crisis is so dire that this 897-square-foot Palo Alto home is selling for $2.59 million — take a look inside
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Silicon Valley's housing crisis is so dire that this 897-square-foot Palo Alto home is selling for $2.59 million — take a look inside

A small yet charming 897-square-foot residence in Palo Alto, California, could be yours for a cool $2.59 million. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom...

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Take a look inside Johnson & Johnson's new startup incubator in NYC's SoHo neighborhood, that feels more like a rustic-chic coffee shop with jewel-toned couches
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Take a look inside Johnson & Johnson's new startup incubator in NYC's SoHo neighborhood, that feels more like a rustic-chic coffee shop with jewel-toned couches

Johnson & Johnson's Manhattan outpost of its startup incubator, JLabs, is the new kid on the NYC-health-tech block.  First opened in June, JLabs...

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Amazon says these will be the 25 toys every kid wants the most this holiday season (AMZN)
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Amazon says these will be the 25 toys every kid wants the most this holiday season (AMZN)

Amazon has already announced its top 25 toys for the holiday season as part of a larger, 100-toy list. It features some commonalities with other...

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Jeff Bezos says all his best decisions involved intuition and gut, not analysis
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Jeff Bezos says all his best decisions involved intuition and gut, not analysis

Jeff Bezos shared some advice on entrepreneurial decision-making on Thursday, saying he made all his best decisions based on instinct, not analysis...

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A basic income pilot in Mississippi will provide 15 black mothers with $1,000 for free every month, and it could lead to a much bigger experiment
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A basic income pilot in Mississippi will provide 15 black mothers with $1,000 for free every month, and it could lead to a much bigger experiment

Starting in December, a basic income pilot in Jackson, Mississippi, will give $1,000 a month to 15 black mothers. Aisha Nyandoro, who is overseeing...

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A Singapore-based warehouse robotics startup just raised $140 million
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A Singapore-based warehouse robotics startup just raised $140 million

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to...

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This startup has raised a massive £10 million seed round to help people who can't afford their dream house
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This startup has raised a massive £10 million seed round to help people who can't afford their dream house

British startup Unmortgage has raised a massive £10 million ($13 million) seed round to help people part-buy, part-rent their homes. The idea is...

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The company behind the 'world's most comfortable shoe' is planning on opening stores across America. Here's what it's like to shop at one.
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The company behind the 'world's most comfortable shoe' is planning on opening stores across America. Here's what it's like to shop at one.

Allbirds, the company behind the so-called "world's most comfortable shoe," just opened its first  permanent flagship store in New York City.  The...

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San Francisco residents battle high housing costs, but they're still the only Californians who wouldn't tell young people to move
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San Francisco residents battle high housing costs, but they're still the only Californians who wouldn't tell young people to move

A new survey reveals that most Californians would advise young people to move away for better opportunities. One notable exception: More than half...

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A startup turning old hotels and offices into housing for San Francisco's forgotten middle-class is expanding to LA
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A startup turning old hotels and offices into housing for San Francisco's forgotten middle-class is expanding to LA

Starcity, a startup that develops communal living, or "co-living," spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area, has announced it's expanding to Los...

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Ikea is adding to its smart home lineup
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Ikea is adding to its smart home lineup

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to...

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10 crazy things Silicon Valley thinks are normal that make the rest of the country think it's out of touch
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10 crazy things Silicon Valley thinks are normal that make the rest of the country think it's out of touch

Silicon Valley residents live a completely different lifestyle than people in many parts of the US. In Silicon Valley, it's not unheard of to...

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Shoppers have a new attitude toward apps, and retailers are taking advantage
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Shoppers have a new attitude toward apps, and retailers are taking advantage

More people are downloading and using retailers' apps than ever before, according to a survey by financial-services firm Synchrony. Shoppers also...

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The controversial Silicon Valley startup behind ‘Just Mayo’ has finally released what was supposed to be its signature product, after 6 years of development
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The controversial Silicon Valley startup behind ‘Just Mayo’ has finally released what was supposed to be its signature product, after 6 years of development

Just Inc., the Silicon Valley food startup known for its Just Mayo and egg-free cookie dough, will finally be selling its vegan scrambled egg...

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Apple and Google's app store businesses are coming under pressure — and the companies could end up losing billions of dollars (AAPL, GOOGL, NFLX, SPOT)
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Apple and Google's app store businesses are coming under pressure — and the companies could end up losing billions of dollars (AAPL, GOOGL, NFLX, SPOT)

Apple and Google earn big money through the commissions they charge of sales made through their smartphone app stores. Right now, they take a 30%...

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It looks like Google is preparing to open its first-ever standalone retail store (GOOGL, GOOG)
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It looks like Google is preparing to open its first-ever standalone retail store (GOOGL, GOOG)

Google is near to signing a deal to take control of 14,000 feet of retail space in Chicago's meatpacking district, according to the Chicago Tribune...

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Millennials are obsessed with raising plants, and one New York-based startup is poised to capitalize
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Millennials are obsessed with raising plants, and one New York-based startup is poised to capitalize

Millennials are buying more plants than ever. Many are waiting longer to buy homes and are living in smaller, urban spaces for longer, which drives...

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These 3 American neighborhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses
News 4 months ago
These 3 American neighborhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses

For decades, many Americans have chosen to live in suburbs and commute to urban centers for work. That's largely because cities — accounting for 85...

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Facebook employees are obsessed with the foxes that hang out on their office roof
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Facebook employees are obsessed with the foxes that hang out on their office roof

Facebook employees are obsessed with a family of foxes that lives on their campus and hangs out on their roof. Business Insider understands that...

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When ‘Fortnite’ finally arrives on Android, it’s skipping Google’s storefront — and the CEO of Epic Games told me why
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When ‘Fortnite’ finally arrives on Android, it’s skipping Google’s storefront — and the CEO of Epic Games told me why

When "Fortnite" finally arrives on Android in the coming weeks, you won't find it on the Google Play Store. Instead, Epic Games says, you'll...

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YouTube's expansion plans for its HQ reveal Google sees a booming future for video (GOOG, GOOGL)
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YouTube's expansion plans for its HQ reveal Google sees a booming future for video (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube wants to dramatically expand the company's headquarters. The city of San Bruno, CA, recently presented four options for the public to...

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The 20 most expensive skyscrapers built in the last 30 years
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The 20 most expensive skyscrapers built in the last 30 years

Over the last few decades, skyscrapers' heights — and thus their costs — have continued to climb. Business Insider rounded up the most expensive...

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San Francisco's housing market is so competitive that a massive wedge of rock selling for $1 million is actually a bargain
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San Francisco's housing market is so competitive that a massive wedge of rock selling for $1 million is actually a bargain

A sale on a 7,000-square-foot block of rock in San Francisco is pending for almost $1 million. A potential 12 new homes in one of the city's most...

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New York’s latest millennial co-living space has 'smart mattresses,' housekeeping, and fully-furnished rooms for $1,500 per month
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New York’s latest millennial co-living space has 'smart mattresses,' housekeeping, and fully-furnished rooms for $1,500 per month

Roomrs rents fully furnished apartments to students and young professionals in New York City. The apartments, which cost an average of $1,500 per...

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