Data Showed More Tech Workers Are Leaving Silicon Valley

Cities like Austin, Texas, and Seattle, and Seattle have become a new target for tech workers. They are areas in which the tech startups are increasing in large number.

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DFJ Raises $350 Million Fund As Its 12th Fund

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) has raised another venture capital fund. The firm raised $350 million as its twelfth fund. DFJ is interested to invest autonomous transportation, digital health, enterprise transformation, and artificial intelligence.

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Developing Own Delivery System Cuts Amazon’s Fourth Quarter Profit While Increasing Fixed Assets

Amazon has become inspired by Prime’s offers for free delivery within two days against online purchases for more than $100. Instead of spending more for shipping, Amazon is slowly approaching towards own delivery system through purchasing trucks and building own warehouses. These efforts have engaged current assets and narrow down fourth quarter profit. But 26% rise in yearly sales indicates a very different outlook.

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Starbucks is Closing 4 out of Its 5 Teavana Tea Bar

Three stores in New York will be converted to Starbucks stores, one store in Beverly Hills will be closed completely, one other in Seattle will remain open. More than 350 retail locations will also continue to sell the Teavana products, and some of the menus will be incorporated into Starbucks' menu.

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Amazon's Echo Smart Speakers Play Jeopardy Over Voice Commands

Amazon has recently updated its Echo Smart speaker. The added features include playing Jeopardy through voice commands. This trigger word makes the artificially intelligent in built smart speaker to respond and get engaged with question- answer phrases. The updated Echo smart speaker will be charged through docked stations instead of traditional plugging in system round the clock.

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Chipotle responds to the 35 cases of E. coli infection

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. announced it has ran steps to improve food safety by hiring two food safety consulting firms, including IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group, to perform batch-testing ingredients as an effort to respond to its E. coli cases.

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From online to offline: Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore in Seattle

Amazon is opening its first physical bookstore on Tuesday this week. The store is located in the University Village shopping center, an upscale outdoor mall north of the University of Washington, Seattle.

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Not a quick fix: A raise in fast-food hourly wages to $15 leads to 4% increase of product prices- study

Minimum wage increase has been a lingering issue in most economies. Part of the battle is determining its effects; however, shortly after Seattle began implementing $15 per hour minimum wage, a new study emerged focusing on increased product prices.

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Seattle home tied to Disney's 'Up' movie to be auctioned

A century-old Seattle house that was featured in a marketing stunt to publicize Walt Disney Co's balloon adventure movie "Up" because it is wedged in the middle of a modern development could be sold at auction next month, media reported on Friday.

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US food delivery startup Caviar bags $15M in seed and Series A funding

San Francisco, US-based food delivery startup Caviar bagged a total of $15 million in its seed and Series A funding led by Winklevoss Capital and Tiger Global to expand into new cities.

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Seattle entrepreneur to crowdfund 3D printing machine that uses recycled plastic as ink

Seattle, US-based entrepreneur Liz Havlin is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to raise $30,000 to develop a 3D printer called the Legacy that uses recycled colored plastic as ink.

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Seattle, US-based e-commerce giant offers unhappy workers between $2,000 to $5,000 to quit their job to maintain a healthy working environment for the company and to encourage employees to pursue what they really want.

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Seattle, US-based e-commerce giant acquired New York-based digital comic book distributor ComiXology for an undisclosed amount with plans to expand the newly acquired company.

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San Francisco food delivery startup Munchery raises $28M in Series B funding

San Francisco, US-based online food delivery startup Munchery raised $28 million in a Series B funding round led by Sherpa Ventures to bring its service to Seattle and other places in the US.

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Denver health tech firm Welltok acquires Seattle health app maker Mindbloom

Denver, US-based health tech firm Welltok Inc acquired Seattle-based health app developer Mindbloom for an undisclosed amount to establish itself in the mobile health space.

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