Joor founder brings new meaning to fast fashion

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Ex-Googler wants to give hotels better marketing intel from your social media accounts

by Ben Fischer Benjamin Habbel

F ormer Google employee Benjamin Habbel had a thought: If only hotels had some way to learn more about their guests, their habits and their propensity to be a repeat customer, maybe they could compete better with Airbnb's intimate, customized peer-to-peer business and stop being so tied to third-party travel booking sites.

At the same time, he realized they do: WiFi connections.

Today, that  ...

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Pet parenthood idealogy fuels animal insurance companies like PetFirst

by David A. Mann PetFirst

I s your pet your property? Or is it a member of the family?

Most people will say the latter. And that shift in ideology has been a boon for companies in the pet industry.

"(There is) this whole focus on 'pet parents,'" said A. Brent Hinton, co-founder and vice chairman of Jeffersonville, Ky.-based PetFirst Healthcare LLC, a provider of pet health insurance products. People no longer identify  ...

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Eaze aims to be the 'Uber' of medical marijuana delivery

by Patrick Hoge Eaze app

M edical marijuana users in San Francisco don't even have to go outside to get a dose anymore because they can now order a "flower" (bud) delivery with their smartphones through a new mobile application called Eaze.

The developer is called Eaze Solutions. It is a 10-person company founded in the city last October that has already teamed up with medical marijuana dispensaries, including the Uni  ...

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The end of bitcoin risks? Coinapult launches hedging tech, but U.S. gets locked out

by Michael del Castillo Justin Blincoe

C oinapult says it has solved one of the most common complaints among detractors of bitcoin: that the currency fluctuates too rapidly to work as a reliable store of value.

Beginning today, the Panama City-based company will offer what it calls "Locks," technology designed to stabilize bitcoins by locking their value to other assets, so long as you're not in the United States.

Though the  ...

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How a startup helped Amazon launch it 3-D printing store

by Andy Brownfield 3DLT Founders Color

E-commerce giant Amazon(NASDAQ: AMZN) announced Monday the launch of a new 3-D Printed Products store that was created through a pilot done with startup 3DLT.

The new store allows consumers to choose and customize one of more than 200 unique products and designs and have them printed on demand. Products at launch include jewelry, toys, home decor and fashion accessories.

Amazon started a pilot  ...

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Shareswell tries to replace blenders with stocks as the must-have wedding gift

by Gary M. Stern Shareswll Washkowitz Headshot

E mily Washkowitz was searching a good friend’s bridal registry a little late in the engagement. There were two gift requests left to choose from: a garbage can or a fork.

So the 28-year-old Harvard grad and former Google intern launched Shareswell in April. It's an online platform where individuals can purchase stocks as gifts for weddings, births, graduations and birthdays. Instead of buying  ...

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Back 9 Links: Patent trolls are as bad as you thought

by Alex Dalenberg Patent Trolls

Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Monday, July 28:

  1. Evidence that patent trolls really do hurt innovation.
  2. Looking for a career change? Here's how to become an Archaeoastronomer.
  3. Can Reddit grow up?
  4. What tech's ugly gender problem really looks like.
  5. Star Wars holograms are closer than we think.
  6. What's wrong with Y Combinator's post  ...

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