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With Whole Foods, Amazon is going to eat the grocery industry

Image: Shutterstock / Dmitry Guzhanin News broke last week of Amazons plans to acquire supermarket chain Whole Foods for a reported $13.7 billion. The purchase of the Austin-based grocers more than 450 stores marks Amazons most ambitious step into the brick and mortar retail space, giving them immediate access to a large network of physical locations. While Amazons Prime Now offering has already begun shaking the U.S. retail industry, their…

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

Image: AFP/ Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering trends that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter sillines, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up world-class, catwalk rule to dance recitals, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College( YWICC) near Shanghai says it…

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Amazon Prime Wardrobe lets you try on and return clothes free

Amazons latest perk for Prime members could make us more stylish by letting us buy everything that catches our eye and return what doesnt fit. Today Amazon revealed Amazon Prime Wardrobe, which is currently in beta, but you can sign up to be notified when it launches. First you pick at least three items, and up to 15, from more than a million Amazon Fashion options, including clothes, shoes and…

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Sphero spinoff Misty Robotics gets $11.5 million to create a mainstream robot for the home

Hardware startup Misty Robotics has a daunting task ahead of it. The Boulder-based company is working on a robot aimed at mainstream consumers for employment in the home and office. But Misty certainly has a solid foundation, as a spinoff of robotic toy maker Sphero, coupled with an $11.5 million Series A led by Venrock and Foundry Group. The new company employs about half a dozen former Sphero ex-pats, including…

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Agentology, the referral network for real estate agents, closes on $4.5 million

Real estate is one of those industries that has been rather slow on the uptake of technology, which makes a lot of sense. Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest, most personal decisions in a persons life, and the shift to online browsing, transactions, etc. was bound to take longer than other sectors. Brokers, too, have grown accustomed to their ways and are usually hesitant to use…

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Square released its first-ever diversity report, and we’re impressed

Image: square Silicon Valley is known for being grey and male. Square isn’t different. It is, however, different in how it’s talking about addressing that issue. The payments corporation, led by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, released its first-ever diversification report Tuesday that vindicated the same-old narrative, with numbers. Overall, 63.3 percentage of the corporation is male and 57.3 percent is white. The company isn’t letting that get or vindicating the…

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Soldo, a London fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, raises $11M led by Accel

Soldo, the London-based fintech startup that offers a multi-user spending account, first launched for consumers and since tailored to businesses too, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Venture Capital firm Accel led the round, with participation from Connect Ventures, InReach Ventures, U-Start and R204 Partners. Founded by Carlo Gualandri, who previously helped create Italys first online bank, Soldo offers a multi-user spending account for businesses that need to…

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Final: One credit card account to rule them all

A startup calledFinal wants to change the way people use credit cards or rather, the company wants to change the credit card industry to fit consumers lifestyles. With a 1 percent cash-back bonus and no annual fee, Final offers a competitive credit card product, but it really excels in the flexibility it provides in the way consumers can manage virtual cards across multiple vendors. If youre like most of the…

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

Image: Vasylyna Halun/ shutterstock Five years ago, I was one year into a salary writing undertaking at a indulgence fad label when it punched me: I was being grossly overpaid. You read right. I was overpaid. As a scribe. In fashion. You can imagine my boss appearance whenat our monthly recollect I paraded into its term of office, diligently listed out my responsibilitiesand informed him that I was being overpaid….

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