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  • Technology is finally eliminating geography as a barrier to real estate investing Crunch Network

    Technology is finally eliminating geography as a barrier to real estate investing

    Real estate investing has long elicited a variety of emotions, running the gamut from excitement to anxiety. When dealing with significant sums of capital, feelings of apprehension tend to creep in, especially regarding neighborhood quality, tenant and property management issues and liquidity. But those feelings of apprehension should be balanced by the knowledge that real estate as an asset… Read More

  • Two years after launching, Casper prepares for European expansion

    Two years after launching, Casper prepares for European expansion

    It’s been exactly two years since Casper started selling mattresses, and CEO Philip Krim said it’s already turned into a big business, with $100 million in revenue (not to mention a $550 million valuation) in 2015. Next up is international expansion, with the New York City-headquartered startup opening an office in Berlin. That office currently has four employees, but Krim said… Read More

  • mNectar introduces force touch to its playable ads

    mNectar introduces force touch to its playable ads

    mNectar allows mobile game developers to promote their games with ads that people can actually play before downloading. That means its technology needs to evolve with the games, so now it’s announcing support for force touch interactions. Also known as 3D touch, the term refers to touch interfaces that are affected by the amount of pressure applied by the user. mNectar CEO Wally Nguyen… Read More

  • Over 10 billion shirts and shoes will soon talk back to you via your phone

    Over 10 billion shirts and shoes will soon talk back to you via your phone

    Fortune 500 company Avery Dennison and IoT startup EVRYTHNG have done a big deal to ‘switch on’ the apparel industry. This will enable a minimum of 10 billion apparel and footwear products to be created with unique digital identities and data profiles in the cloud over the next three years. Read More

  • Medium raises another $50M

    Medium raises another $50M

    Medium, the online publishing platform led by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, just announced that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. It’s been less than a year since Medium raised a $57 million Series B, but Williams wrote that the company decided to raise additional funding “to bolster our resources now given the demand we’ve seen for the vision we are… Read More

  • Why startups can’t disrupt the mortgage industry Crunch Network

    Why startups can’t disrupt the mortgage industry

    Home loans are the Holy Grail of online lending. They come with high loan balances, steady returns and hefty fees. There also is a healthy liquid market for the securitized loans, and the debt is asset backed, which reduces risk and opens up the investor pool. On top of that, “establishment” mortgage lenders are not leading the pack with innovation, which means there is a lot of… Read More

  • Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo

    Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo

    A new iPhone application launching today called Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo. The goal with the app is to offer something designed for mobile, that’s also more convenient than using a bank’s online bill pay feature. And more importantly, it allows bills to be paid with plastic – hence the name – as opposed to… Read More

  • TaskRabbit announces plan to increase hiring of black employees

    TaskRabbit announces plan to increase hiring of black employees

    TaskRabbit announced a detailed plan to improve the diversity of its workforce today. The plan is part of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Tech 2020 initiative, which aims to increase black representation and inclusion throughout the tech industry. Read More

  • Swarm now lets users check-in without sharing their location

    Swarm now lets users check-in without sharing their location

    Swarm, the gamified check-in app from Foursquare, has today launched a new feature that will let users check in to locations without sharing that location with their group of friends. The company is calling these private check-ins ‘off-the-grid check-ins’ and users will be able to activate them through a toggle in the check-in portion of the app. Foursquare originally launched Swarm… Read More

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