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A secret N.Y.C. bespoke tailor shop cracks open e-commerce gate

by Teresa Novellino

NEW YORK — Locate the semi-hidden Great Jones alley, ring the doorbell on a wrought-iron gate, and — with an appointment only —you will be escorted by a man in an impeccably-tailored suit into Michael Andrews Bespoke, New York City’s largest bespoke men’s clothier.

It’s an exclusive business that allows CEOs, Wall Street bankers and media execs to saunter in, have a drink at the bar,  ...

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NYU teams up with ff Venture Capital to launch AI lab

by Anthony Noto Artificial Intelligence

NEW YORK — As advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) ramp up across Silicon Alley, a new accelerator program devoted to the technology is taking shape.

New York University is teaming up with ff Venture Capital to find five early-stage startups and bring them together under one roof. The goal is to find ways to disrupt various sectors — software, health care, finance, media, data and  ...

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What iRobot's partnership with Amazon will mean for the future of connected robots

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BOSTON — IRobot took one more step toward its overarching vision to become a leading "connected home" company when it became a customer of Amazon Inc.'s cloud computing division this past quarter.

Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) offers cloud computing services and provides easy access to servers, storage and databases, which allows companies to grow even faster without spending on  ...

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Slow IPO, M&A pace weighs on VC confidence at midyear

by Cromwell Schubarth Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures

SILICON VALLEY — Silicon Valley venture investors remain wary, despite sitting on unprecedented levels of cash, according to a recent quarterly survey.

The latest quarterly reading of their mood shows VC confidence was up very slightly and remained below the average for the more than 12 years that University of San Francisco professor Mark Cannice has been surveying investors in the region.

The  ...

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Rebel Brands - The new retail

Shoptiques gives shoppers a fresh-from-Amsterdam option

by Teresa Novellino Shoptiques CEO and founder Olga Vidisheva

NEW YORK — Shoptiques, which culls clothing and accessories from fashion boutiques around the world and unites them on one e-commerce site, has landed in another fashion-centric location.

Starting this week, Shoptiques’ customers from over 30 countries will be able to buy clothing, accessories, shoes, bags and home décor from local boutiques in the Netherlands. That’s in addition to being  ...

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9 ways to manage your time better

by Harvey Mackay Take the time to manage your time

Have you ever wondered where all your time goes?

You’re not alone. People have been talking about time for centuries.

Consider this excerpt from “The Book of Fate,” written by Voltaire in the 17 th century:

“Of all the things in the world, which is the longest and shortest, the quickest and the slowest, the most divisible and the most extensive, the most disregarded and the most  ...

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iPhone sales may be down, but they've reached 1 billion

by Gina Hall iPhone

SILICON VALLEY — Apple sold its one-billionth iPhone last week ahead of its quarterly earnings report that revealed declining sales for the iPhone for the second consecutive quarter.

The news of the billionth iPhone sale comes a little more than two years after Apple sold its 500 millionth iPhone. CEO Tim Cook revealed new the milestone during a company meeting Wednesday.

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