Yusuf Jaffar

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This Detroit Furniture Startup Wants To Dethrone Ikea

Floyd wants to furnish your house forever.<p>A few years ago, Kyle Hoff moved to an apartment in Chicago and decided to bring his Ikea Malm bed with him. He took extra care to remove every bolt and screw and package them for safekeeping so he could reassemble the bed when he arrived at his new place. …

Furniture

The Washington Post Is A Software Company Now

The newspaper created a platform to tackle its own challenges. Then, with Amazon-like spirit, it realized there was a business in helping other publishers do the same.<p>“There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy. We will need to invent, which means we will need to experiment.”<p>That …

Journalism

These ETFs Imitate Hedge Funds—And Only Charge Half as Much

Some investing pitches target your inner optimist, with a promise of “outperformance” or a hot stock tip. But others address the pessimist in your …

Walmart's U.S. Sales Blow Past Expectations Thanks to E-Commerce and Food

Walmart’s (wmt) turnaround is gaining speeding thanks to its massive investments in recent years to overhaul its e-commerce and upgrade thousands of …

American Express Is Getting Into Blockchain-Based Payments With Ripple

American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech startup, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to …

Too Good To Scale - Can Social Businesses Attract Investment?

According to research published by UK innovation agency Nesta, Europe is now home to almost 2000 tech-driven ventures that have set themselves the task of addressing major social challenges,<p>Depending on whether you happen to be a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty sort of person, that figure …

Did Amazon Fail Fast Or Fail Fresh With Grocery Delivery?

Amazon.com’s acquisition of Whole Foods in August led many to speculate that the move would serve as a jumping off point for the company to expand its AmazonFresh delivery service. Instead, reports surfaced last week that Amazon sent notices to customers that it is ending home delivery of groceries …

Gucci's Cracked The Luxury Code With Millennials, Thanks To Its Dream Team Of Bizzarri And Michele

Kering, the global luxury group with brands including Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Brioni, Stella McCartney and others, is going gangbusters this year, with first three quarter 2017 revenues up 26.4% on reported basis over last year. Even in North America, which has been slow to …