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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco-based payments company Square has joined forces with former competitors Vend and TouchBistro to allow vendors to use Square to checkout without using its own software, Re/code reports.
Both companies create “point-of-sale” software that will now allow Square to process payments without merchants using its own system. The move is a significant one for Square ...7 hours ago
AUSTIN — An Austin engineer is attempting to “democratize” industrial robots.
Chetan Kapoor, Yaskawa Innovation’s director of technology and a former University of Texas researcher, is designing technology intended to make robots available to non-technical users. The plan is to make such robots for mid-market companies instead of the typical large enterprises that use the technology.
What ...8 hours ago
LOS ANGELES — Washio has washed and folded its last load of laundry. The Santa Monica, California, startup has announced on its website that it’s shutting down.
Founded in March 2013, Washio offered dry-cleaning, shirt-laundering, and washing-and-folding services. When the company first launched, users selected pickup and drop-off times, and 24 hours later their clothes were delivered by a ...8 hours ago
SEATTLE — Operating as a healthy alternative to beverages like Coke and Pepsi, Talking Rain CEO Kevin Klock says it is "important to live your brand."
Because of that and his own interest in health and fitness, when Klock's employees approached him four years ago about developing a workplace wellness program, he was quick to get on board and support his team financially.
"It didn't take much ...9 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Charitable giving startup GoodWorld Inc. has raised nearly $1 million in new funding and gained the District as an investor
The District's $485,000 investment, offered through a revolving fund at D.C.'s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), was secured in part by GoodWorld's efforts to grow inside D.C. The District was matched with another $485,000 by D.C. ...9 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO — Controversial San Francisco shuttle bus operator Bauer's Intelligent Transportation says it's buying more than 30 new 2016 and 2017 model motor coaches from a Montreal-based vendor to expand the service
Bauer's, which is appealing city transportation authorities' March decision to yank its permit to use MUNI bus stops and participate in San Francisco's shuttle bus program, ...10 hours ago
RALEIGH — On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration gave its first waiver that allows commercial drone pilots to fly beyond line-of-sight to Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk.
The company uses drones for aerial data analysis in multiple industries, including agriculture. The waiver means a PrecisionHawk pilot will be able to fly a drone over hundreds of acres of cornfields, analyzing crops ...11 hours ago
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