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Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and Silicon Valley exclusive access to its mobile app, allowing them to book helicopters, private jets and even seaplanes at a moments notice for $200 per seat, at least. Blade, backed by Lerer Hippeau, Airbus, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and others, currently flies pass...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Venture Capital, Airbus, American-Airlines, BLADE, California, Carsharing, Ceo, Commuting, Eric Schmidt, Executive, Google, India, Los Angeles, Mumbai


Nike and Boeing fall while Hibbett and Tiffany post gains

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Nike Inc., down $5.82 to $82.19
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Boston Tech Watch: Notarize, Optimus Ride, LogRocket & More

The self-driving cars are coming (to a gated development near you). Board additions at a novel tech startup. Another big funding round for an industrial 3D printing startup. The Endeavor v. QinetiQ robot competition’s final chapter. Read on for more.—Online notary startup Notarize is adding senior LogMeIn and State Street executives to its board. The Boston-based tech company says Larry D’Angelo, LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) chief sales officer, and Jack Klinck, former head of global strategy at Stat...
Tags: Boston, Boston blog main, Boston top stories, National blog main, 3D printing, Accomplice, Additive Manufacturing, Arlington, Army, Autonomous, Bae Systems, Battery Ventures, Ben Edelstein, Brex, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Burlington


Tiffany: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

Tiffany & Co. on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $204.5 million.
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‘I made $3.75 an hour’: Lyft and Uber drivers push to unionize for better pay

Drivers for the rideshare companies are seeing much of their pay go to expenses while Lyft and Uber prepare for their IPOsFor over a year Rob Mead has worked as an Uber driver in Reno, Nevada, to supplement his income as a public sector worker. Now he’s wondering if it is worth it. “After gas, added monthly rideshare insurance, wear-and-tear, constant oil changes and taxes that $300 for 30 hours of work I thought I made in a week actually averages down to about $90 after expenses,” said Mead. R...
Tags: US unions, Uber, Lyft, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Business, Technology, US news


Inside the Lyft roadshow in NYC where investors packed the penthouse of a $1,000 a night hotel (LYFT)

Lyft executives met with 400 investors at New York's St. Regis hotel on Thursday for its pre-IPO roadshow. The company would not provide a timeline for reaching profitability, but stressed that it would not engage in a price war with rival Uber, attendees told Business Insider. The company also said it has no plans to expand into China. The IPO is set to value Lyft at $20 billion and is expected in the coming weeks. NEW YORK — Nearly 400 money managers and Wall Street bankers crowded into the...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, NYC, China, Ipo, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jefferies, Zimmer, Logan Green, John Zimmer, Central Park, Caesar, St Regis


Comcast to sell streaming-TV bundle for internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month. The new service, “Flex,” available March 26, brings together apps that customers already pay for, like Netflix, Amazon’s video or HBO, and free services like YouTube, Pluto and Tubi, and lets users search for TV shows and […]
Tags: Business, Hbo, New York, Technology, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Comcast, Netflix Amazon, Tubi, YouTube Pluto


These are the 10 least innovative states in the U.S.

Innovation is often centered in the U.S. in big cities located on the coasts, such as Silicon Valley and New York. WalletHub recently compiled a ranking of the most innovative and least innovative states in the U.S., based on numerous metrics of human capital and innovation environment. These are the top 10 least innovative states, ranked out of 51 spots to include Washington D.C. The U.S. is often credited as one of the most innovative countries in the world, but that doesn't mean its innova...
Tags: New York, Washington, Kentucky, San Francisco, Trends, South Dakota, Nebraska, Silicon Valley, District Of Columbia, Midwest, WalletHub, New York WalletHub


These are the 10 most innovative states in the U.S.

Innovation is not just found at big tech companies operating out of California's Silicon Valley. WalletHub recently compiled a ranking of the most innovative and least innovative states in the U.S., based on numerous metrics of human capital and innovation environment. These are the top 10 most innovative states, ranked out of 51 spots to include D.C. The U.S. is often credited as one of the most innovative countries in the world, but that doesn't mean its innovation and technological pursuit...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, San Francisco, Trends, District Of Columbia, Delaware, WalletHub, Silicon Valley WalletHub, Oregon WalletHub


CFPB’s Kraninger reverses Mulvaney changes to advisory board

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy her predecessor put in place at the financial watchdog. CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would restore the bureau’s advisory boards back to two-year terms, and would allow half of the board’s existing membership to […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, Nation, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mulvaney, Kathy Kraninger


Morningside Technology Ventures leads $11 mln Series A funding in Jitjatjo

Morningside Technology Ventures led an $11 million Series A funding round in Jitjatjo, which matches hospitality operators with vetted industry professionals using artificial intelligence. Mick Sawka of Morningside Technology Advisory, will join Jitjatjo’s board of directors. Press Release Jitjatjo, the mobile staffing marketplace that leverages artificial intelligence to instantly and accurately match hospitality operators with vetted industry professionals, today announced that the company has...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, New York City, Trends, Chicago, United States, Company, CHAN, VC Deals, Morningside, Morningside Technology Ventures, Jitjatjo, Mick Sawka, Morningside Technology Advisory, Morningside Technology Advisory LLC, Jitjatjo s Board


Stocks move broadly higher, led by technology companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as technology stocks offset declines in the banking sector. Apple rose 2.8 percent as it continues to announce new products. Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants soared 6.4 percent after reporting earnings that were far better than analysts were expecting. […]
Tags: Apple, Business, New York, News, Ap, Nation, Darden Restaurants, Olive Garden


ACON buys JD Beauty from Topspin Partners to merge with Goody Products

ACON Investments acquired JD Beauty Co. and will merge the company with Goody Products, Inc., which ACON purchased in August 2018. ACON acquired JD Beauty from Topspin Partners. ACON is building a multi-platform, diversified haircare platform. Jeffrey Davidson, CEO of JD Beauty, will become CEO of the combined platform. Press Release ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“ACON”), owners of Goody Products, Inc. (“Goody”), today announced it has completed the acquisition of JD Beauty Co., L...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, Trends, Washington Dc, Goody, ACON, PE Deals, Ouidad, ACON Investments, ACON Investments ACON Investments L L C, Washington DC Los Angeles Mexico City São Paulo, United States Latin America, Newell Brands, Topspin Partners, Jeff Rosenzweig


A portfolio manager at a $43 billion hedge fund explains firms' flawed approach to using alternative data, and how they can fix it

Mike Chen, a portfolio manager at PanAgora Asset Management, said firms are struggling to find value in alternative data because of their approach. Instead of trying out a variety of data feeds, Chen said firms should first develop a specific investment question they'd like to solve. Wall Street investors have recently voiced frustration over generating substantial returns using alternative data in their trading strategies.    Like trying to drink water straight from a fire hydrant, investors...
Tags: New York, Samsung, Trends, Nasdaq, Chen, Mike Chen, PanAgora Asset Management, PanAgora


AI-powered recruiter Fetcher raises $5.4 mln led by Slow Ventures, Accomplice

New York-base Fetcher, provider of a recruiting platform that uses AI and human expertise to find top talent, announced it has raised $5.4 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Accomplice and Slow Ventures, with full participation by existing investors Picus and Revel Partners. The round also included individual investors Paul English (founder of Kayak), Amol Sarva (founder of Knotel) and James Joaquin (co-founder of Obvious Ventures). Source: Company announcement
Tags: New York, Trends, James Joaquin, Slow Ventures, Picus, VC Deals, Knotel, Fetcher, Slow Ventures Accomplice, Obvious Ventures Source : Company


What is a Voice Over IP Phone Number and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

  The hottest technology on the market today for business and personal use is coming straight out of the VoIP and virtual phone sectors. VoIP technology lets you call from anywhere using a cell phone, computer, tablet, a VoIP phone or other data-driven device from the same number. Let’s look at what a VoIP number is and how you can get one. We’ll also discuss how to get VoIP services started and five VoIP fraud alerts that will protect your business. A VoIP number can also save you a ton of mon...
Tags: New York, Sales, Los Angeles, Voice, Don, ATA, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Publisher Channel Content, Voice Quality With, VoIP Fraud Attacks VoIP


Amazon accused of illegally firing a warehouse worker who protested against working conditions and HQ2

A former Amazon warehouse employee has filed a complaint against the company claiming he was fired for speaking out about its working conditions. Rashad Long worked at the Staten Island warehouse, and in December participated in a protest over Amazon's planned HQ2 expansion. An Amazon spokeswoman said Long was fired because he violated a "serious safety policy," a claim Long says is "bogus." A former Amazon warehouse worker has filed a complaint against the tech giant, saying he was fired as ...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, New York, New York City, Trends, Spain, Bloomberg, Long, Gizmodo, Staten Island, National Labor Relations Board, Samsung Galaxy, Recently Amazon, New York Amazon, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Stuart Appelbaum


Splice raises $57.5 mln

Splice said March 20 that it raised $57.5 million in a Series C round led by existing investors Union Square Ventures and True Ventures. Also participating were DFJ Growth, Flybridge, and Lerer Hippeau, Liontree, Founders Circle Capital, and Matt Pincus, founder of Songz Publishing. Splice is a music startup that aims to help musicians create and earn revenue. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Splice, the company evolving the way musicians make music, today announced that it ...
Tags: Apple, New York, Trends, Drake, True Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Dfj, Cto, Walsh, Dre, Marvel Entertainment, Andy Weissman, Vora, VC Deals, Steve Martocci, Splice


KKR raising first Asia real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion: Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Global investment powerhouse KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion as it looks to deepen its real estate portfolio in the region, said people with knowledge of the matter. The New York-headquartered private equity firm is moving toward first-close of the fund late in the second quarter, the people said, declining to be named as the information is confidential. The firm itself will commit about $250 million in capital, and po...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, New York, India, Trends, Asia Pacific, Funds, Goldman Sachs, Seoul, KKR, Reuters, Reuters Global, Blackstone Group, CLSA, Gangnam, Pattar


Interview: How Luxury Shoe Brand M.Gemi Uses A Hudson Yards Store To Build Lifetime Customer Relationships

Following the recent opening of a brand new permanent retail space in New York's Hudson Yards development, M.Gemi co-founder Cheryl Kaplan tells PSFK how to build a better customer experience
Tags: New York, Trends, Psfk, Hudson Yards, Cheryl Kaplan


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. . The fine relates to Google's abuse of its dominance in search advertising, with the firm pressuring third-party publishers to use its AdSense tool. Huawei's CTO for Germany has dismissed spying claims as absurd and "technically impossible." The entire debate, he said, was being conducted by non-technical experts and related to politicians' wider concerns about China.  Apple finally launched its second-generation AirPods...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Europe, New York, Australia, Germany, Trends, Siri, Aol, Bill Gates, New Zealand, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Alexa


After the fall: How to take advantage of lower rates

NEW YORK (AP) — So much for those worries about rising interest rates. Just a few months ago, rising rates were bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors after the Federal Reserve put through seven quarter-point increases in 2017 and 2018. But some rates began easing early this year after the Fed […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Nation, Federal Reserve, Fed


Autonomous shuttle rides coming to New York City via Optimus Ride

Workers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in NY City will soon be able to make their way around the 300-acre industrial park in Optimus Ride's self-driving shuttles. The tech startup says it's the first trial of its kind in the state. The post Autonomous shuttle rides coming to New York City via Optimus Ride appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: New York, New York City, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Optimus, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY City, Optimus Ride


Levi Strauss readies for prime time in the public markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time. The 166-year-old company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands, previously went public in 1971, but the namesake founder’s descendants took it private again in 1985. The stock is listed under […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, America, Ap, Levi Strauss, Levi Strauss Co


Bring on the mead: NY state now licensing farm meaderies

New York state is offering new licenses to operate farms for the production of mead, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water.
Tags: New York, Finance, Article, Associated Press, Ny, Albany, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/industries, Fox-business/features, N.Y, 733f65a4-4f74-53d8-a18a-8c3dae9d1f55


Ease raises $19 mln

Ease said March 19 that it raised $19 million in a Series B round led by Centana Growth Partners. Propel Venture Partners, Compound Ventures, Freestyle Capital and Upside Partnership participated in the round. Ease, of San Francisco, provides HR and benefits software for SMBs, insurance brokers and insurance carries. Ease first two hires are Petar Nedyalkov as chief operating officer and Toshi Kureha as vice president Engineering. PRESS RELEASE EaseCentral Announces $19 Million in Series B Fundi...
Tags: New York, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, David, San Diego, West Coast, Humana, VC Deals, David Reid, Courtney Guertin, Centana Growth Partners, Centana, Eric Byunn Partner, Petar Nedyalkov, Toshi Kureha


Levi Strauss worth $6.5bn in stock market return

Shares in the inventor of the blue jean have been priced above expectations for its New York flotation
Tags: Business, New York, Levi Strauss


FedEx, Johnson and Johnson slump while General Mills rises

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: FedEx Corp., down $6.34 to $175.07
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'We shouldn't be inviting bullies to our neighborhood': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends her criticism of Amazon HQ2 in surprise Queens appearance (AMZN)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke out about criticism of the opposition she took to the deal New York struck for Amazon's HQ2. At a community-board meeting in Astoria, Queens, in New York, she answered a constituent's question with a lengthy response in which she emphasized that her problem was with the process of how the deal was made, its lack of transparency, and a lack of enforcement of how promises made by Amazon would be kept. Amazon abandoned its plans for HQ2 in New York City in Febr...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Youtube, Virginia, New York City, Trends, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, McDonald, Astoria, Sunnyside, Quinnipiac, Woodside, Long Island City, AMZN



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