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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, CA could be yours for a cool $2.59 million.   The two-bedroom, one bathroom home, at...

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Amazon is offering extra deals at Whole Foods as Prime Day invades stores for the first time (AMZN)
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Amazon is offering extra deals at Whole Foods as Prime Day invades stores for the first time (AMZN)

Amazon's annual Prime Day, its Black Friday-like holiday in summer, is landing July 16 and promises 36 hours of deals online for Prime members....

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Whole Foods' Prime discounts let Amazon ask its most important question to customers in person (AMZN)
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Whole Foods' Prime discounts let Amazon ask its most important question to customers in person (AMZN)

Amazon has expanded its Whole Foods discounts, and it's designed to place Prime front and center. Cashiers now ask customers whether they're Prime...

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China is building one of the world's tallest skyscrapers — take a look
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China is building one of the world's tallest skyscrapers — take a look

In China, construction has begun on Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre, which could become the world's second largest skyscraper. At 2...

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We went to Best Buy after it decided to pull most CDs from stores, and it's never been more clear why Amazon is winning (BBY, AMZN)
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We went to Best Buy after it decided to pull most CDs from stores, and it's never been more clear why Amazon is winning (BBY, AMZN)

Best Buy has started pulling most CDs from its stores as of July 1.  The company said in a statement to Business Insider: "The way people buy and...

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Amazon Prime has invaded Whole Foods stores, but an important word is notably absent (AMZN)
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Amazon Prime has invaded Whole Foods stores, but an important word is notably absent (AMZN)

Amazon has fully infiltrated Whole Foods stores as its discounts for Prime members have been expanded to all US locations. But while Prime is fully...

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Amazon’s explosive growth has contributed to a glut of luxury apartments in Seattle, and now landlords are offering renters free Echos and gift cards
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Amazon’s explosive growth has contributed to a glut of luxury apartments in Seattle, and now landlords are offering renters free Echos and gift cards

A number of local leaders and residents of Seattle say that Amazon's growth has contributed to rising rents and an apartment-construction boom. The...

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Google Calendar has a new out-of-office feature that can automatically decline meeting invitations — here's how to set it up (GOOG, GOOGL)
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Google Calendar has a new out-of-office feature that can automatically decline meeting invitations — here's how to set it up (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google just added a new "Out of office" feature to its Calendar app to make meeting management a little easier.  Similar to Google's Vacation...

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San Francisco is so expensive that households making over $100,000 a year qualify for low-income housing
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San Francisco is so expensive that households making over $100,000 a year qualify for low-income housing

Four-person households that make $117,400 a year qualify for low-income housing in San Francisco and a few neighboring counties, according to a new...

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New York City’s Grand Central Station has had a stunning evolution over the last 50 years — take a look
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New York City’s Grand Central Station has had a stunning evolution over the last 50 years — take a look

New York City's Grand Central Station is one of the nation's most cherished transit hubs. The station is not only architecturally stunning, but...

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A Google-backed community center in Louisville is changing one of the city's poorest neighborhoods
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A Google-backed community center in Louisville is changing one of the city's poorest neighborhoods

Google Fiber, Alphabet's high-speed internet provider, built a $25,000 startup incubator within a community center in an overlooked part of...

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Inside a bitcoin billionaire's master plan for his futuristic office and $21 million penthouse: Miniature luxury cars, holographic receptionists, and secret tunnels
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Inside a bitcoin billionaire's master plan for his futuristic office and $21 million penthouse: Miniature luxury cars, holographic receptionists, and secret tunnels

Anthony Di Iorio made his fortune as an early adopter of hot cryptocurrencies bitcoin and ethereum.  Now, the cryptocurrency billionaire is...

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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will soon transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree
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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will soon transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree

While Amazon fulfillment centers and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about all the...

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett reveals details about how he's reinventing the 114-year-old car company (F)
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Ford CEO Jim Hackett reveals details about how he's reinventing the 114-year-old car company (F)

Ford has developed a massive development plan for a new-mobility corridor stretching from Detroit through its revamped headquarters in Dearborn to...

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30 AND UNDER: These are the rising stars in tech who are driving innovation
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30 AND UNDER: These are the rising stars in tech who are driving innovation

Changing the world takes vision, grit, and hard work. And it takes just enough crazy to believe you might actually pull it off. That's what makes...

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Warehouse robotics startup scores $17.7 million
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Warehouse robotics startup scores $17.7 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 $30 million San Francisco mansion, once owned by Vanessa Getty, is one of the city's most expensive homes — take a look inside
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This $30 million San Francisco mansion, once owned by Vanessa Getty, is one of the city's most expensive homes — take a look inside

A home in San Francisco's ritzy Pacific Heights neighborhood has been privately listed off the market for $30 million, according to SF Curbed. That...

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All Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said that 'sitting is the new cancer' (AAPL)
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All Apple employees now get standing desks — and Tim Cook has said that 'sitting is the new cancer' (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently disclosed an interesting detail about Apple Park, the company's new headquarters: Everyone gets a standing desk. "It's...

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WeWork is looking to raise new funds at a $35 billion valuation, according to its major investor SoftBank
News 6 months ago
WeWork is looking to raise new funds at a $35 billion valuation, according to its major investor SoftBank

Office sharing company WeWork is looking to raise new funds at a valuation of $35 billion, according to an executive at SoftBank, which is a major...

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Sears expands its Amazon autos partnership as the department store struggles to survive (SHLD, AMZN)
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Sears expands its Amazon autos partnership as the department store struggles to survive (SHLD, AMZN)

Sears is expanding its Auto Center partnership with Amazon to a total of 118 stores nationwide, adding to the previously available 41, CNBC's...

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New York is the most influential city of today, but it's only the second most important city of the future
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New York is the most influential city of today, but it's only the second most important city of the future

New York is the most influential city in the world today, according to a new report from global business-consulting firm AT Kearney. That might...

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Amazon has been quietly evolving Prime's look, and it signifies massive changes to the service (AMZN)
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Amazon has been quietly evolving Prime's look, and it signifies massive changes to the service (AMZN)

Amazon quietly updated the logos for all of its Prime services earlier this year, dropping the word Amazon. Prime is now a brand in its own right....

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Inside Instagram's brand-new NYC headquarters, which has a gelato station, a stocked bar, and backdrops for capturing the perfect Instagram photo (FB)
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Inside Instagram's brand-new NYC headquarters, which has a gelato station, a stocked bar, and backdrops for capturing the perfect Instagram photo (FB)

Stepping inside Instagram's brand-new New York City headquarters is like walking into a perfectly curated Instagram feed.  There's the pastel...

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We compared online shopping at Costco and Boxed, the 'Costco for millennials,' and one had a clear advantage over the other (COST)
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We compared online shopping at Costco and Boxed, the 'Costco for millennials,' and one had a clear advantage over the other (COST)

  Costco and Boxed are both bulk retailers that sell pretty much everything.  Boxed has been called the "Costco for millennials" because it's an...

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Dean Witter's 26,600-acre ranch in Northern California, about the size of San Francisco, is listed for sale at a whopping $31 million
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Dean Witter's 26,600-acre ranch in Northern California, about the size of San Francisco, is listed for sale at a whopping $31 million

A 26,600-acre ranch straight out of a western movie is for sale in Northern California. Lone Pine Ranch sits about four hours north of San...

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The income needed to afford a median-priced home in every San Francisco Bay Area county
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The income needed to afford a median-priced home in every San Francisco Bay Area county

A new report details the minimum income needed to qualify for a loan to buy a median-priced home across the San Francisco Bay Area's nine counties....

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MICROSOFT BUYS LINKEDIN FOR $26.2 BILLION
News 2 years ago
MICROSOFT BUYS LINKEDIN FOR $26.2 BILLION

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, the company announced on Monday. MICROSOFT BUYS LINKEDIN FOR $26.2 BILLION Royal Properties, Inc.

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