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  • Uber Agrees to 20 Years of Privacy Audits | Crunch Report

    Crunch Report | Uber Agrees to 20 Years of Privacy Audits

    Amazon debuts instant pickup to order and pick up your stuff within two minutes, Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits, Casper’s new mattress and Microsoft buys Cycle Computing. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Casper announces a new high-end mattress called the Wave

    Casper announces a new high-end mattress called the Wave

    Casper is unveiling a new mattress that co-founder and Chief Product Officer Jeff Chapin said responds to your body’s shape, combining the best elements of soft and firm mattresses. The Wave mattress comes with a higher price tag, starting at $1,000 for a twin and extending up to $1,850 for a queen and $2,250 for a California king. (The price for Casper’s regular mattress ranges… Read More

  • Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services Crunch Network

    Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services

    Would you be comfortable buying glasses sight-unseen? Despite the undeniable rise in online shopping, there are still products we are concerned to buy online. Touching, feeling, wearing, and testing out physical products are where the value of brick and mortar retail truly shines. On high-end purchases, the shopping experience is part of what we pay for. In-store stylists, personal shoppers… Read More

  • Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists Crunch Network

    Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

    After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online shopping), the venture capital industry has decided to direct its considerable capital reserves at helping us get more shut-eye. Read More

  • Target just gave Casper $75 million

    Target just gave Casper $75 million

    Target has reportedly rolled $75 million into Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress startup you may have heard about in all those podcasts. The funding is a good chunk of what should end up being a more than $100 million round. Read More

  • New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

    New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

    Non-profit technology policy organization Tech:NYC has joined a rising chorus of companies responding to Friday’s sweeping immigration ban, penning a letter condemning President Trump’s actions. The note pulls together a wide range of top executives from tech companies, investment firms and the like, including Indiegogo, Greylock Partners, Casper, Birchbox, Foursquare, Warby… Read More

  • Casper's new mattress for dogs

    This adorable dog reviews Casper’s new mattress

    Meet Henri, the middle malshi (a maltese/shih-tzu mix, apparently) who shares a Manhattan apartment with our Senior Video Producer, Veanne. Being the urbane, city dwelling sort, Henri agreed to test out the latest offering from mattress-maker/podcast funder, Casper. Some background on Henri from (I’m told) the pup himself, “After [dog] decades of chasing squirrels, my joints… Read More

  • Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups  Crunch Network

    Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups 

    When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing receive less media attention, they’re proving just as innovative as their more high-profile tech counterparts. Read More

  • Casper makes dog beds now

    Casper makes dog beds now

    110 protoypes, 460 hours of lab testing and 11 months of sleep studies later, Casper is ready to starting shipping out dog beds. The mail order mattress startup that is almost single-handedly propping up the world’s podcasters now offers its service to canine companions for $125 a pop. The Casper Dog Mattress model is remarkably similar to the company’s human offering, with… Read More