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WeWork confirms deal to buy Naked Hub, one of its main competitors in China

WeWork is buying up one of its largest competitors in China after it announced a deal to acquire Naked Hub. The deal was widely reported by Chinese media yesterday, but WeWork has now confirmed it thr

WeWork expands its Flatiron School education business to London with £1M in scholarships

WeWork — the co-working startup valued at $20 billion with some 200,000 members across 200 locations globally — is continuing with its strategy of expanding into a wide array of adjacent

WeWork acquires SEO and marketing company Conductor

WeWork is acquiring Conductor. The two businesses might not seem like an obvious fit. Why would a coworking giant buy a company that’s best known for search engine optimization? Well, Conductor

Industrious picks up $80M to outclass WeWork for the enterprise

Industrious, the WeWork competitor that launched in 2013, is today announcing the close of an $80 million Series C funding round. The financing was co-led by Riverwood Capital and Fifth Wall Ventures.

WeWork Labs, startup-focused co-working space, relaunches

In 2011, WeWork ran an accelerator-type program called WeWork Labs. That program was a bit neglected as the company began to focus on other initiatives, such as international expansion, Powered By We,

Investing in tech for hospitality and food, Almanac Investments raises $30 million

David Barber, the storied owner of the Blue Hill restaurant, farm, and hospitality consulting mecca (a favorite of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama), has long been an angel investo

WeWork banks on a local approach and Powered By We to crack Southeast Asia

WeWork charged into Asia two years ago but it finally moved into Southeast Asia in the second half of 2017 through the acquisition of SpaceMob and the opening of its first space in Singapore —

WeWork’s Powered By We product is central to 2018 growth strategy

WeWork had a big year in 2017. The seven-year-old company opened 90 new locations, doubling its global membership, and expanded into new cities in Latin America, Asia and Australia, and Europe and Isr

SoftBank leads a $120 million round for insurance startup Lemonade

SoftBank's Vision Fund has finally made a good tech investment around real estate. After investing $4.4 billion in what is essentially a bespoke office space rental business (WeWork) and another $450

Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the US

Co-working startup Mindspace recently raised $20 million as it gears up to launch its first two locations in the U.S. While Mindspace is looking to go big or go home in the U.S., it's starting off slo

Education technology meets its limits

Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention.

Equity podcast: Uber’s big discount, more money for Pokémon, and Jeff Bezos is worth how much?

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WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business

Amazon is soon to announce Alexa for Business, and WeWork is one of the first partners to have hopped on the platform. WeWork’s vision is to use technology to help businesses make the most out of th

Amazon is putting Alexa in the office

The interface is evolving. What has long been dominated by screens of all shapes and sizes is now being encroached upon by the voice. And while many companies are building voice interfaces — Apple w

Crunch Report | Cyber Monday Results

WeWork buys Meetup, Airbnb now lets you split the bill and the financial results from Cyber Monday. All this on Crunch Report.

WeWork reportedly plans to buy Meetup [updated]

Update: WeWork's chief executive officer Adam Neumann confirmed in a blog post that it will buy Meetup. Co-working space giant WeWork will acquire Meetup, according to Crunchbase News. The report says

Facebook, WeWork and others use this startup to make swag

Swag, especially good swag, can be important. That's where Swag.com comes in. The company aims to be a way for companies to get quality swag to help people rep their brands. "People think of swag as j

WeWork will open a new SF HQ in the Salesforce Tower

WeWork has money to blow, so the $20 billion startup is putting some of it toward a second headquarters -- this time in San Francisco instead of New York, Recode reports. The plan is to locate the HQ

Techstars alums will now get discounted WeWork space

WeWork and Techstars are buddying up, the organizations announced today. Techstars, the global accelerator program responsible for companies like ClassPass, Sphero and Digital Ocean, will be bringing

Crunch Report | Cisco Buys BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

Today’s Stories  Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio WeWork acquires Flatiron School Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, existing customers ge
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