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Starbucks closes online store to focus on in-person experience

October 21st, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

A Starbucks retail store. The company said it was closing down its online shop at a time when it has aimed to improve the in-store experience.



The next big thing in beer is being a small taproom

October 14th, 2017 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Medusa Brewing Company co-founder Keith Sullivan checks on the beer in the brewing area. “There are very few big breweries that have this family, community, connected feel. That’s what we’re selling,” he says.



Best Buy bets on adults remotely monitoring their aging parents

October 13th, 2017 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. The retailer offers a $29 monthly monitoring service using internet-connected gear.



Asset prices are high across the board. Is it time to worry?

October 11th, 2017 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

With ultra-loose monetary policy coming to an end, it is best to tread carefully



Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app for India that uses Audio QR to transfer money

October 6th, 2017 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a free mobile wallet in India that will let users link up their phones to their bank accounts to pay for goods securely in physical stores […]



Would Amazon accepting bitcoin lead to the breakthrough of cryptocurrency

October 4th, 2017 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Unverified rumors that Amazon (AMZN) will start accepting Bitcoin (COIN) (OTCQX:GBTC) have been shaking cryptocurrency communities lately. Though these rumors might prove to be untrue in the end, facts are that there seems to exist lots of demand for this new way of payment. There even was an online petition to convince Jeff Bezos to […]



Wall Street firms to move trillions to blockchains in 2018

September 30th, 2017 at 10:02 am » Comments Off

When blockchains first appeared nearly a decade ago as the technical backbone of Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, they seemed to offer the masses a way to cut out the financial middleman. But now the big banks and other industry players are finding ways to spin the new tool to their advantage.



DaVinci Institute to launch world’s first “freelance colony” at its Westminster, Colorado HQ

September 21st, 2017 at 6:30 am » Comments Off

On October 16-20, 2017 the DaVinci Institute will host its first ever Freelance Academy course as a kickoff for the world’s first Freelance Colony, a coworking community inside the Institutes Westminster headquarters. A recent report by MBO Partners showed that 3.2 million freelancers are earning more than $100,000 annually. This is up 4.9% from 2016.



Big-name tech investors are pouring millions into the marijuana industry

September 11th, 2017 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

OAKLAND, California – The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot.



Corporations are killing suburban office parks, so people have started living in them

September 8th, 2017 at 1:07 pm » Comments Off

The traditional suburban office park — a cluster of homogeneous, cubicle-filled buildings surrounded by large parking lots and highways — is dying in the US. As more corporations flock to cities, they are vacating these office parks, many of which were built in the 1980s.



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