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All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Horror Stories

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Horror Stories

Someone on AskReddit asked for buffet workers to share the very best and worst of their horror stories. The following snapshots of meals and adults having full-fledged childlike tantrums would make

Placer.ai, a location data analytics startup, raises $12 million Series A

Placer.ai, a startup that analyzes location and foot traffic analytics for retailers and other businesses, announced today that it has closed a $12 million Series A. The round was led by JBV Capital,
Retail Workers Share Their Breaking Points Moments

Retail Workers Share Their Breaking Points Moments

Someone on AskReddit asked for people that have endured working retail, to share their biggest customer service nightmares. You know, those moments when you're at your breaking point and the Karen in

Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers

Google’s strategy for bringing new customers to its cloud is to focus on the enterprise and specific verticals like healthcare, energy, financial service and retail, among others. Its healthcare
H&M teams with one of Bollywood’s favorite designers as its growth in India surges

H&M teams with one of Bollywood’s favorite designers as its growth in India surges

The chain is collaborating with Sabyasachi, known as the bridal designer of choice for Bollywood stars and India's wealthy elite.
Venmo woos retailers with branded, animated stickers for its newsfeed

Venmo woos retailers with branded, animated stickers for its newsfeed

Venmo’s newsfeed is about to get more interesting. Historically, the PayPal-owned app’s users would comment on their transactions using text, or, as is more common, emoji. But now the company is

Berkshire Grey raises $263 million for industrial robots

Berkshire Grey, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based robotics company, has rasied $263 million from SoftBank and other investors.
Amazon hand recognition could be the future of payments

Amazon hand recognition could be the future of payments

Plastic cards tried to make paper cash a thing of the past and phones are now trying to return the favor. All of these payment systems, however, have one thing in common. They all require you to carry
Amazon hand recognition could be the future of payments

Amazon hand recognition could be the future of payments

Plastic cards tried to make paper cash a thing of the past and phones are now trying to return the favor. All of these payment systems, however, have one thing in common. They all require you to carry

Soft Robotics raises $23 million from investors including industrial robot giant FANUC

Robotics startup company Soft Robotics has closed its Series B round of funding, raising $23 million led by Calibrate Ventures and Material Impact, and including participation from exiting investors
Conservatives Rally to #TargetTori After Leftist's Toothbrush Tantrum

Conservatives Rally to #TargetTori After Leftist's Toothbrush Tantrum

An alleged journalist named David Leavitt took to Twitter on Friday to announce that he had called the police on a Target store manager named Tori for refusing to sell him an Oral-B electric

Pot Products for Everyone: A Guide to Giving the Gift of Cannabis

There were a lot of canna-presents exchanged this holiday season—no need to stop now!

Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

Amazon's rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is developing hand-based checkout terminals that it
French retailers blame pension strikes for declining holiday sales

French retailers blame pension strikes for declining holiday sales

Analysts say a dip in the companies' share prices could be due to other factors.
Opening Ceremony's Store Closure Is More Than Just Another Retail Casualty

Opening Ceremony's Store Closure Is More Than Just Another Retail Casualty

"It was as if New York fashion Tumblr was a store," Jian DeLeon, editorial director of High Snobiety, says of Opening Ceremony, which announced this week that it would be closing all retail locations.
We Have Reached Peak VetBro Brand

We Have Reached Peak VetBro Brand

Of course professional vetbro Patch Baker’s epiphany—that everyone needs to capitalize the V in veteran—came while he was writing an opinion column for Entrepreneur magazine titled “Building a
Say Goodbye to Every Bose Store in the U.S.

Say Goodbye to Every Bose Store in the U.S.

If you’ve been planning to buy or return something to a nearby Bose store, you might want to do it soon because the well-known audio equipment maker is about to close 119 stores, including every
Online Retailers Are Making 'Sustainable' Fashion More Searchable

Online Retailers Are Making 'Sustainable' Fashion More Searchable

If you were looking for an environmentally friendly version of a certain piece of apparel a few years ago, finding it would not have been easy. You'd type your query into Google and perhaps come
The lost Apple Store design of the 1990s

The lost Apple Store design of the 1990s

In the 1990s, Marc Newsom designed the Apple retail store concept as imagined in this presentation video by Me Company. While this design didn't get the go-ahead from Apple twenty-five years ago,
Bose to close all of its U.S. retail stores in pivot to online shopping

Bose to close all of its U.S. retail stores in pivot to online shopping

Bose has announced it is closing all 119 of its brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia in the coming months, focusing its efforts on e-commerce instead.