New York's health insurance marketplace signed up 2.1 million people during the 2015 open enrollment period, more than double the number of New Yorkers who registered with Obamacare in 2014, the... To view the full story, click the title link.
With both the Shopify and Etsy IPOs, the last year has been a big one for tech companies catering to independent online retailers. Now Tictail, a Swedish company that has migrated to the United States, is hoping to make its mark with a product that’s somewhere between those two platforms. Show More Summary
Rovio touts new version’s special goodies as it launches in a crowded gaming marketplace.
Amazon has opened up a new streamlined sales channel for startups called LaunchPad. If you've got something to sell—a recently Kickstarted invention, say—then LaunchPad lets you put it in front of millions of Amazon customers and distribute it through the e-commerce giant's massive pipeline. Your... Continue reading
NPR Marketplace, Should Law Schools Pay If Students Don't Get Jobs?: Law school doesn't look like a great deal for many students. Tuition keeps going up, which means bigger loans to pay off. But the job market for lawyers remains weak. At lower-tier schools, less than half of students end...
Some of India’s top entrepreneurs are pooling their resources to launch a marketplace that connects consumers with physical retailers via their smartphones. Called Little, the project is founded by Manish Chopra and Satish Mani — the same duo behind male-focused fashion startup Zovi. Show More Summary
On-demand home services marketplace Zimmber has raised sub $2 million in Pre-Series A funding round led by IDG ventures and Omidyar Networks
China Rapid Finance, which claims to be the country’s largest online consumer lending marketplace, has closed a $35 million Series C round led by Broadline Capital. The round pegs the company’s pre-money valuation of $1 billion. China Rapid Finance is reportedly gearing up for an initial public offering in the U.S. Read More
The Swedish startup Tictail wants to be the place you go to find new, independent international brands. The post Tictail Wants to Be Your Global Marketplace By Going Local appeared first on WIRED.
An online marketplace for health innovations, a mobile adventure game and a car performance monitoring tool are some of the projects that will share in $203,050 in the latest round of Innovation Connect funding. The ACT Government’s Innovation Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra-based businesses develop innovative products and services. It has provided over [...]
Cities are building lower-cost homes for educators and hospital workers, to address the crisis of middle-income workers, like teachers, not being able to live in the neighborhoods where they work. Aaron Schrank reports for +Marketplace APM.
The tech giant is teaming up with big-name accelerators and VC funds to help entrepreneurs 'launch, market and distribute their products.'
eBay is adjusting to its recent divorce with a pair of shears in hand. The online marketplace announced it was ditching its same-day local delivery service along with several of its outlying apps on Monday as the company slims down its...Show More Summary
Looking to make it a lot simpler developers to build applications, Salesforce today announced the general availability of Salesforce1 Lightning Components and App Builder tools, along with the formal opening of a marketplace through which components developed using Salesforce tools can be distributed.
Many different types of short-term products have been introduced to the marketplace during the Fed’s historic low rate regime, some highly sophisticated and technical, some more traditional.
UpCounsel, a marketplace for legal services, has pulled in $10 million in new funding to provide small businesses with attorneys at a fraction of the cost of a big law firm. Menlo Ventures led the Series A round, with participation from previous investors Homebrew and Metamorphic Ventures, which brings the company’s funding total to $13.9 million. Show More Summary
Having tried just about every other approach to reforming the Pentagon's much-reviled system for purchasing weapons, Congress is now moving to embrace the lessons of the marketplace. That's the implication of news this week that a House-Senate conference reconciling competing versions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act will adopt [...]
VideoBlocks, a subscription service and marketplace for stock video footage, is giving universities and students a chance to try it out for a semester before they pay for it. The company is also offering a $10,000 to two universities...Show More Summary
Etsy, the popular online marketplace for handmade items, is updating its search to help consumers find what they’re looking for, by categorizing search results into recognizable buckets. That means that when customers search for ‘jewelry,’ for example, they’ll now be presented with a list of top categories like rings, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and earrings. The […]
Amazon is launching a new marketplace specifically geared at startups, called Launchpad. The Everything Store is partnering with Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and Indiegogo to source and vet startups for its new site. Each startup will get a product page where it can upload a product video and information about the startup. Startups on Launchpad will also be able to […]