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WASHINGTON—Matthew Jordan wants to make the world more transparent, and he thinks he has found a way.
Jordan is busy working on an in-development app called Waay, which is an attempt to combine some of the best aspects of other social media networks to help bring people — and the communities they live in — together.
The recipe is simple. Mix one part six-second video-sharing network Vine ...2 hours ago
CHARLOTTE—Queen City Dream Cars aims to be a luxury club in Charlotte.
The first step to making that happen? Cars. Exotic, high-end cars.
The car-rental startup launched last November and is starting to gain momentum now that the weather is right for driving around Charlotte, top down.
Francesca Loparco and her fiancé, Steen Marcuslund, started the company out of a passion for high-end cars. ...2 hours ago
WASHINGTON—An AvalonBay Communities Inc. employee walked into a building in Old Town Alexandria 16 months ago and saw a screen displaying public transit times, commuter information and even Uber wait times and surge pricing. That employee, so impressed with the setup, reported it back to Karen Hollinger, vice president of corporate initiatives at the Arlington-based rental giant.
For the two ...3 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco-based car-hailing startup Uber has introduced a pilot program in certain cities that charges riders who make a driver wait after they've arrived, in the hopes of prompting customers to arrive more promptly.
Uber customers who do make a driver wait more than two minutes once they've been notified of the car's arrival will be charged the per-minute rate for each minute ...4 hours ago
WASHINGTON—National Small Business Week kicked off with some star power in Washington, D.C., Monday as entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” host Mark Cuban showed up at a Small Business Administration event honoring small business owners from around the country.
Cuban not only gave a 10-minute speech, he also stood on the podium for 30 minutes to congratulate Small Business Person of the Year ...4 hours ago
We’ve all been manipulated into buying something we didn’t need.
This type of selling behavior is particularly egregious for professional service providers because it is the antithesis of being a trusted advisor.
Not surprisingly, a high percentage of professional service providers — attorneys, accountants, architects, consultants and engineers — don’t like selling. Yet, these same ...5 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO—If you’ve visited a startup office recently, you’ve almost certainly used Envoy’s products without realizing it. San Francisco-based Envoy makes the visitor registration systems – typically an iPad, an interface that companies can customize to their needs, and a printer that spits out badges – that have quickly come to replace the paper guestbooks of the past.
Envoy’s ...7 hours ago
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