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Lighthouse secures $1.25M seed round to capitalise on boom in workplace IoT

We tend to think of robots disrupting the world of work by looking like us. In fact it’s rarely the case. The combination of sensors and IoT are going to have a far-reaching impact in our workplaces and will happen much faster than The Terminator.<p>Thus, it’s interesting to note the news today that …

Bernie Sanders Adds Another Vermont Home To His Real Estate Portfolio

Get ready for a relaxing Weekend at Bernie's! Now that he officially won't be moving into the White House, Bernie Sanders has decided to go all out and buy a new vacation home in North Hero, VT.<p>Bernie just dropped $575,000 on the four-bedroom lakefront home, <i>Seven Days</i> reports. We can just imagine …

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

Real Estate

Pot-growing operations found in Ohio homes where eight killed in ‘pre-planned execution’: officials

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Marijuana growing operations were discovered at some of the crime scenes where officials said eight family members were killed in a …

Could this venture-backed zero energy house revolutionize the home building industry?

What if you could buy an affordable Zero Energy home that could be erected on your property in a matter of days, instead of the many months it …

Pessimism is starting to creep into the US housing market

Pessimism is creeping back into the housing market - how much depends on where you live and how much housing costs.<p>It's been a decade since the peak of the housing bubble, and the boom and bust seems to have only temporarily diminished Americans' obsession for real estate. For many, owning a home …

Real Estate

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

Project Management

Why many fear a ‘deep correction’ in Canada’s housing market

Home angst<p>Bank of Montreal’s chief economist believes the angst over the real estate market is linked to a persistent gap between U.S. and Canadian house prices.<p>Douglas Porter tracked the two markets, finding that prices in both countries climbed about 5 per cent over the past year.<p>“This unusual …

Charging your phone will soon be a thing of the past

Imagine never again having that frantic feeling that your smartphone battery is about to die.<p>Amazingly, charging your phone may soon be a thing of the past: Technology companies are developing a way for your gadgets to power up while they're sitting in your pocket.<p>By converting radio waves into …

Tech Trends

The CEO of a $1 billion 'unicorn' startup admits we're in a bubble

He told me he thinks we're in a tech bubble, and it's going to end badly for many companies.<p>Unicorn companies were so-named a few years ago because it was exceedingly rare for a tech startup in private hands to be worth as much as $1 billion.<p>But now there are 102 "unicorn" companies. So finding a …

Interest Rates

This startup wants to turn your $5,000 real estate investment into $2.5 billion

In fact, the famous "Yale model," which outperformed traditional stock and bond allocations for decades, allocates up to 20% of investment portfolios to real estate. Many people do this by investing in a house — never an office building or apartment building, let alone a skyscraper.<p>Why? Though …

Real Estate

Investors finally seeing marijuana's high market potential

Last year former videogame entrepreneur Dooma Wendschuh began soliciting investors for what he viewed as a big idea: distilled marijuana extracts, …

Why the Founders of Shortcut, In-Home Haircut App, Will Not Sell Company

The big idea, the one that would launch an app downloaded nearly 10,000 times and create a company worth millions of dollars, started with a shoeshine.<p>Will Newton, a social media manager, met up for dinner with his friends Irvin Slobodskaya, an account manager for a digital marketing company, and …

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Snoop Dogg