Tag: millennials

22 Aug 2016

Bay Area Start-Ups Find Low-Cost Outposts in Arizona

Three years ago, Kate Rogers was caught in the Bay Area struggle. She paid the astronomical rents. She did the crushing commute. She lived the frustration of always thinking about money even though she was a well-paid professional in the booming technology industry. And then, just like that, the stress went away. All she had […]

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28 Jul 2016

#NerdGoggles: Facebook’s Really Big Plans For VR

In one way or another Mark Zuckerberg has thought about the rendering of reality for decades. “It’s something that I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid,” he says. “I remember in middle school I would just sit in my math class with my notebook and write code. I didn’t even have a computer in […]

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21 Jul 2016

Minimalism & Happiness: 10 TED Talks

It remains to be seen whether downsizing and minimalism are going to be a cultural shift or just a cultural fad, but these ideas are certainly in the air and on a lot of minds. Apartment Therapy has curated a selection of TED Talks on the topic.  Read the full story. A Rich Life with Less […]

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23 May 2016

Silicon Valley’s Newest Startup Is A French Non-Profit Coding School

It’s a coding school, except it takes three to five years to complete. It calls itself a “university,” but there are no professors or SAT requirement. Each cohort has roughly 1,000 students, but no one is paying tuition. This isn’t a fantasy—it’s 42, a French-born educational experiment with the goal of educating 10,000 talented software […]

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04 May 2016

Silicon Schmatte: Brooklyn’s Wearables Revolution

Forget Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach. Welcome to the land of the Silicon Schmatte. The Brooklyn headquarters of Manufacture New York, a fashion incubator, factory and research facility housed in a landmark building that was once Storehouse No. 2 of the United States Navy Fleet Supply Base (so noted on a plaque by the entrance) […]

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26 Apr 2016
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Coachella 2016: Music and Commerce Collide

50% of the Coachella’s 200K attendees are millennials, making it ideal for Instagram marketing. Coachella, run by AEG’s Goldenvoice, has become an attractive destination for marketers looking for a large, young and hip audience, drawing an estimated 99,000 attendees each day this year. But the organizers have maintained a limit on overt corporate incursions. For […]

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24 Apr 2016

ReplyYes: Chatbot Helped Vinyl Records Startup Make $1 Million in 8 Months

A startup called ReplyYes, which offers a text-to-buy system for retailers, provides a glimpse into the potential of automated messaging. Interestingly, the company has a pair of e-commerce ventures. One sells vinyl records, the other graphic novels. The vinyl store, called The Edit, has sold $1 million worth of records since it debuted eight months […]

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19 Apr 2016

Can An App Help Redefine Our Relationship with Stuff?

Stuffstr has designed an app that provides retailers with information about what happens to their products after the sale. The retailer gets to keep tabs on how long the product lasts and how much it sells for on the used market. Stuffstr helps consumers resell or recycle their items when the time comes.

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