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London startup Nested raises a wee bit of money to buy your home and skim from the sale

Just ask anyone, anywhere, ever, and they'll tell you: Buying and selling homes is a risky business. But help's supposedly on the way, in the form of …

PR analytics startup TrendKite raises $16.3M

TrendKite announced today that it has raised $16.3 million in Series D funding.<p>The company says it helps businesses understand the impact of their news coverage and public relations strategy — like which articles are driving the most awareness of their brand, the total audience that’s being reached …

See inside a robot pizza factory

At Zume Pizza, part of the pie-making process has been outsourced to robots. Here's how it works.<p>Can you taste the difference between a pizza made by a robot and a pizza made by a human?<p>At Zume Pizza, co-founder Julia Collins doesn't think so. Which is exactly why the Mountain View, California, …

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How Noa Santos, Founder of Homepolish, is Rethinking the Interior Design Space

<i>The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and SkiftX present The Freedom to be Extraordinary content series, which explores how breaking free from convention</i> …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook reported strong third quarter results, beating analyst expectations for revenue, adjusted EPS, and monthly and daily active users.</b> But its shares sunk more than 8% in after-hours trading after the company cautioned that spending will grow in 2017 and that the News Feed is nearly fully …

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Want to Achieve Mega Success? Today's Billionaires Recommend Doing This

The #1 thing successful people do that others are too afraid of.<p>So many of my Inc. readers work in fields which are unfathomably competitive, and become more so each day with the whir and click of digital technology.<p>Yet within this searing environment is the necessity to exercise a certain …

8 Mindsets That Will Set You on the Path to Success

Open up to new ways of thinking and you'll achieve the positive mindset critical to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all met people who are full of negativity and skepticism, who always second-guess everything and criticize those around them.<p>Their negative …

Frichti Grabs $1.1 Million For Its Full Stack Food Delivery Service

French startup Frichti is getting involved in the food delivery wars. The company just raised $1.1 million (€1 million) from Alven Capital with an approach that has been getting more popular recently. Frichti handles everything in house — you order on the website, the startup cooks everything in …

Group Social App Heaps Comes To The US

Heaps, an app that helps friend groups connect with other groups and find parties, is expanding beyond its home country of Denmark by launching in Los Angeles.<p>The startup is also announcing that it has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from investors including billionaire Ron Burkle, …

Everything You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

Know your tea types, and how to steep 'em right.<p>Apologies in advance for the bubble-bursting, but we have an announcement: Making tea is not just boiling water and pouring it over a bag. There's a time and a place for PG Tips, to be sure, but beyond that place is a whole world of greens, blacks, …

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The DASH Diet Ranked Number 1 for 2015

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the top 10 diets of 2015 have just been announced.<p>Still hanging on to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? The most effective (and healthiest) way to lose pounds isn't Atkins, Paleo, or even the South Beach Diet.<p><i>U.S. News and World Report</i> convened a panel …

7 Trends From 2014 That Aren't Going Away

We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life.<p>We're wishing these 2014 trends a long and happy life. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com.

This Trippy Music Video Was Made with a Circular Rig of DSLRs and Clever Editing

Photographer and film director Naren Wilks created this mind-bending music video by arranging DSLRs around a circular green screen room. When the …

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Former Wall Street Broker Turned Sneaker God: Jon Buscemi and the $865 Price Tag

As a native New Yorker and a true product of his environment, Jon Buscemi was inspired by the everyday surroundings of music, skateboarding and fashion of the 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s. At 8 years old with some neighborhood friends, Jon started a line of shirts and hats that were distributed through …

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6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Designers share their tricks.<p>From being able to kick back with an ottoman to keeping a throw in every room, we asked five decorators to share how they make a house feel more cozy.

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24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Handy Acquires London-Based Home Services Startup Mopp To Quickly Grow Its UK Business

A few months ago, on-demand home services startup Handy opened up its first international office and launched services in London. In an effort to quickly grow its business there, today the company is announcing it’s acquired local competitor Mopp, which also provides home cleaning services in …

Spruce Health launches virtual doctor app, raises $2M seed round

Consumers, health providers, and insurers are just now getting comfortable with the idea that many types of face-to-face doctor visits can be replaced with less expensive virtual visits.<p>A new telemedicine app called Spruce launched today in the App Store, with an Android app coming soon. The app …

Short. Direct. Callous. And as It Turns Out, Life-Saving

Did you hear the one about the 450-plus pound man working in the fashion industry? I certainly did; mainly because I was <i>that guy</i>. The same guy whose scale would read ERR (short for "error" since the scale couldn't register any weight over 400 pounds), the same guy who would be out of breath just …

4 Ways & 14 Tactics to Drive More Revenue With Community

<i>Shannon is Mention’s Content & PR Manager, where she crafts words, creates strategies, and recruits loyal advocates. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>Knowing what your customers think about you and your brand is clearly invaluable information, but you’d be surprised by how many …

Marketing Automation For Mobile Company Appboy Grabs $15 Million More

Appboy, a marketing automation company for mobile apps has raised $15 million in Series B funding, in a round the company says was “oversubscribed.” Early Marketo investor InterWest Partners led the round, and is joined by existing investors Icon Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, T5 Capital and …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

On-Demand Laundry Startup Washio Raises $10.5 Million Led By Canaan Partners

On-demand laundry service Washio wants to be available in all the major cities throughout the U.S. With that in mind, the company has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding, led by Canaan Partners.<p>Founded a little more than a year ago, Washio has developed a service that enables users to schedule …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

We wish these places were all that the travel blogs crack them up to be… but they’re not.<p>1. Milan<p>You know Milan as the capital of high-end fashion, so it sounds like there'd be lots to see. But if you can’t afford the Prada flagship, you’re outta luck.<p>2. The Golden Gate Bridge<p>It’s foggy up there. …

Sleep with the Fish(es) at Tanzania's New Underwater Hotel - Vagabondish

First, there was the Jules Underwater Hotel in the Florida Keys. Then came word of Istanbul’s failed underwater hotel project.<p>Now, from the design …