Seattle Startup Delivers Low-Income Families Discounted Local Produce

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The Seattle startup Pacific Coast Harvest , which connects local farms and home delivery, is now offering a discount program to assist low-income families, GeekWire reported Sunday (Sept. Regular prices are “on par” with premium grocers and less than farmers’ markets, Teeny said.

LimePod Car-Sharing Service Calls It Quits In Seattle

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In the second closure of a free-floating carshare in Seattle in two months, Lime has announced it is winding down LimePod. BMW’s car-sharing service, ReachNow , stopped operating in Seattle and Portland in July. Startups carsharing Lime LimePod News Seattle What's Hot

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Seattle Warns NY About Amazon Effect Of HQ2

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Two politicians traveled to New York to warn the city about the troubles Amazon’s headquarters brought to Seattle, according to a report in Bloomberg. Amazon City Council Corporate Responsibility headquarters housing market HQ2 New York News Seattle What's Hot

UPS Takes On Postmates With eBike Trial In Seattle

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UPS is teaming up with the city of Seattle on the downtown delivery pilot project, which will use pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers. The pilot will operate in the Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes.

Is Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike A Job Killer?

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The headlines during the penultimate week of June in The Washington Post regarding the Seattle minimum wage increase might have been a bit confusing to the casual observer. an hour by the city of Seattle is not killing jobs but is nonetheless ruining the lives of working class people, unless it isn’t — and it is actually working just fine. Imagine being a working-class citizen in Seattle.

Cashierless Stores Take Seattle Grocery Cues To Asia

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Thousands of miles from Seattle, where Amazon Go opened in January , the cashierless checkout model is taking hold in other parts of the world. In the United States, Amazon has brought its cashierless Amazon Go concept to Seattle and Chicago , and plans to open a location in New York City.

Data Dive: The Uncertain Future Edition, MoviePass, Credit Cards And Seattle Taxes

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Seattle Taxation Change of Heart. It looks like the tax situation in Seattle may be getting a bit stickier: Seattle’s city council has approved a new tax for the city’s biggest companies, including Amazon, to combat a housing crisis impacting the city’s working class. Reports indicate that the tax comes as Seattle considers the housing crisis at least partly brought on by a local economic boom that has spiked the cost of local real estate.

Impact Roadshow | Seattle, WA

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This Impact Roadshow offers you and your team a convenient and fun way to find out how Filene takes the best ideas, rooted in research and proven in the market, and makes them scalable and sustainable to drive change in your credit union. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Seattle's Got Plenty of Allure, But Few Entry Points

American Banker

Seattle, with great demographics and low unemployment, is an attractive market, but M&A is constrained by a dearth of locally owned banks. dealmaking-strategy consolidation m-a community-banking

Swiftly Raises $15.6M To Help Grocers Compete With Walmart, Amazon

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A Seattle-based grocery startup named Swiftly has raised $15.6 Zion Market, a grocery company that has stores in Texas, California and Georgia, has already signed up for Swiftly services. We found that Seattle was the best market for this talent,” Turner said.

eScooter Startup Lime Exits 12 Markets, Fires 14 Pct. Of Staff

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Lime is striving to reach profitability in 2020 and is laying off about 14 percent of its workforce — roughly 100 people — and ceasing operations in 12 markets, according to reports on Thursday (Jan. These market closures have an effect not just on riders, but on our whole Lime community.

7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery In Select US Markets

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markets. ” According to Fortune , the company will test the service in 18 markets: Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas-Ft. Convenience store operator 7-Eleven is launching beer and cider delivery in select U.S.

Seattle-Based Finagraph Completes $5 Million Financing

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The company, which demoed at FinovateSpring 2013 as BBC Easy, will use the fresh capital for both product development as well as increasing its market reach in North America. The post Seattle-Based Finagraph Completes $5 Million Financing appeared first on Finovate.

How Cashierless Checkout Can Power Brand Marketing Experiences

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Cashierless stores aren’t just for mega retailers like Amazon to sell prepared food from their kitchens or products from other producers: Beverage brands, among other companies, are getting into the action and choosing this checkout experience for stores that showcase their own products IRL (“in real life”) as a marketing tool. The technology has been made famous by Amazon through its checkout-free Amazon Go stores in Seattle.

How Spin Plans To Bring Dockless Bike-Sharing To The US

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In the last twelve months alone, China has seen over 30 dockless bike-sharing startups enter the fray — though that particular market is currently dominated by two large competitors in the space — Ofo and Mobike. expansion, the market stateside in bike-sharing is still largely dominated by dock-based solutions — from metro Boston’s Hubway service to Los Angeles’ Metro Bike Share. In Seattle, it was an interesting experience.

McDelivery Is McDominating In 1,000 New Markets

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3,500 more McDonald’s markets are going to be lovin’ it by the end of June as delivery service rolls out to even more restaurants. On Wednesday (May 31), McDelivery with UberEATS launched at locations in the New York Metro Area, Fresno, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. Second, said Easterbrook, in five of McDonald’s largest markets, 75 percent of the population is living within three miles of a restaurant.

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BI Ignite 2019: Tackling Payments Innovation and Rebuilding Trust [Video]

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Ignite Ideas talks at the Bank Innovation Ignite 2019 conference in Seattle last month tackled issues of financial inclusion, designing products that enhance the customer experience, revamping payments, and rebuilding trust in banking.

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BI Ignite 19: People Want People, and AI-enabled Functionality

Bank Innovation

Customers increasingly expect banks and other financial institutions to meet them where they are with full functionality, said panelists at Bank Innovation Ignite 2019 in Seattle on Tuesday.

Bank Innovation Ignite to focus on digital customer journey

Bank Innovation

The business of banking is reaching a critical inflection point as ‘challengers’ take market share and incumbents implement strategies to accelerate their digital transformation efforts to enhance customer journeys.

IBM Signs On to Sponsor Bank Innovation Ignite

Bank Innovation

Bank Innovation Ignite, March 11-12 in Seattle, offers high-level discussions and networking around the future of what’s next in banking.

INV Opens Demo Day to FI Attendees at Bank Innovation Ignite

Bank Innovation

Previously, only INV Fintech members were permitted to attend Demo Day on March 11 in Seattle. INV Fintech, the technology accelerator run in partnership with Fiserv, has opened its Demo Day event to financial institution executives attending Bank Innovation Ignite.

Smaller, Tech-Oriented Branches Gain Steam in Booming Markets

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Banks in cities such as Seattle and New York are getting creative with branching, adding some that are smaller than modest apartments. dealmaking-strategy bank-technology branching digital-banking retail-branch-strategies wa ny community-banking

Amazon Go Stores Will Not Have Checkout Counters [VIDEO]

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For now there is just one store and it’s in Seattle and only open to Amazon employees, Read More. Cards Commerce E-Commerce Marketing Mobile Online Payments Technology amazon Amazon Go Marqeta Mobile Payments

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Remitly raises $220 million for cross-border payments expansion

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Seattle-based digital remittance provider Remitly has raised $220 million in new investments and financing to accelerate its growth in more global markets.

Podcast: With Rebrand, WaFd Puts Its Bank Identity Front and Center

ABA Community Banking

billion regional institution based in Seattle -- had a problem: many in the general public didn't realize exactly what it did. Washington Federal -- a $16.4 The post Podcast: With Rebrand, WaFd Puts Its Bank Identity Front and Center appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

BI Ignite 2019: What Makes a Bank a Good Fintech Partner? [Video]

Bank Innovation

Rapid prototyping and an innovation-oriented mindset are two characteristics that make a bank a good fintech partner, according to panelists at the Bank Innovation Ignite 2019 conference in Seattle last week.

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Microsoft’s Blockchain Guru Marley Gray Joins Speaker Faculty

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Gray will discuss corporate banking and blockchains on March 1 in Seattle with JP Jolly of Citigroup and Deva Annamalai of Fiserv. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Operations Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Social Media Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables Azure BlockChain Microsoft

KidPass Raises $5.1 Million In VC Funding For Expansion Into New Markets

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Some were already investors in the startup, which is headquartered in New York City and will use the funding to expand into Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., KidPass , the startup that features a monthly membership program for kid-friendly local activities, raised $5.1 million in a round of funding. According to a report in TechCrunch, the Series A funding was led by Javelin Venture Partners.

The Call for ‘Trust’ in Fintech Startups

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SEATTLE — The Silicon Valley model for its startups is well-known. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables Dyme Lending Club LendKey Remitly SoFi Square Stripe Student Lending VenmoHeck, there’s a Wikipedia for it. It centers on a simple principle: build a business that scales, no matter the initial profitability.

DEMOvation Finalists for Bank Innovation 2016 Announced

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After a difficult deliberation, 10 early-stage fintech companies were selected by a team of judges to compete in this year’s DEMOvation Challenge, to take place in Seattle on March 1. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Operations Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Slider Social Media Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables DEMOvationMany applied, few were chosen.

Amazon Go Coming To New York

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Earlier this year, the eCommerce giant launched its first checkout-free convenience store market in Seattle. It recently opened two more locations in the city, which will make New York its first foray outside of Seattle. “We At the first Seattle location, Amazon Go customers can choose from pre-made salads, sandwiches, snacks and meals, as wells as beer, wine and other beverages. Amazon has announced plans to open an Amazon Go location in New York.

Amazon Eyes London For Future Amazon Go Store

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The news comes as Amazon is reportedly testing the idea of bringing its cashierless checkout technology to a larger store format by experimenting in a Seattle space that is formatted like a big store, according to a Wall Street Journal report earlier in December.

Amazon’s Cashierless Grocery Stores Coming In 2020 

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Amazon Go technology is being tested in a 10,400-square-foot space in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, a source told Bloomberg. The eCommerce giant launched the first Go convenience store in Seattle in 2017 and now has 21 U.S.

Amazon Go Arrives In NYC

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Earlier this year, the eCommerce giant launched its first checkout-free convenience store market in Seattle. At the first Seattle location, Amazon Go customers can choose from pre-made salads, sandwiches, snacks and meals, as wells as beer, wine and other beverages.

How Analytics Can Help Fashion Brands And Retailers

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A lot of market data. A lot of brands are having a hard time keeping up with the pace of consumer changes,” StyleSage ’s Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy Elizabeth Shobert told PYMNTS in an interview. The tool captures real-time eCommerce, influencer, search, email and promotions data to help brands identify and develop the right trends, build out competitive product assortments and price and promote according to the market. An International Market.

Restaurant Operator Blames Bankruptcy On Wage Hike

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As a large employer in the Seattle metro market, for instance, the company was one of the first in the market to be forced to institute wage hikes.”. The wage increases in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle carried wage expenses to $10.6 Restaurant Unlimited Inc.,

Real Estate Startup Bungalow Secures $64M In Funding

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Founded in 2017, Bungalow aims to solve many of the issues that early career professionals face when looking to rent in urban markets. Since its launch, the company has operated in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego and Seattle. It also announced today that it has added two new markets to its platform: Portland and Washington, D.C., markets by the end of 2018.

With Amazon Offerings, Realogy Eyes Automated Homes

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Amid the slew of real estate startups coming to market, with any number of approaches in changing the way real estate transactions are made, there are also new initiatives to change the way homes function.

Microsoft Marketing Vet Jeremy Korst Joins Avalara as New CMO

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The Seattle-based company announced this week that Korst will join Avalara as its new chief marketing officer and executive vice president. At Avalara, Korst will be responsible for brand, demand generation, as well as channel, international, product, and customer marketing.

Big Deal Brings Urban Opportunity, New Challenges for First Interstate

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Montana's biggest bank will have to compete in cities such as Seattle and Portland, Ore., But the company is arguably more excited about its chances to grow in central Oregon and Idaho, which are more like its existing markets.

Amazon Talks Logistics Partnership With French Retailer Leclerc

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The Amazon Go prototype grocery stores will enable customers to make purchases without the need for a cashier, and are currently in testing in Seattle, Washington. In its first foray into grocery, the company purchased Whole Foods Market earlier this year for $13.7 Amazon amazon go Amazon Restaurants Body Labs Carrefour French retail grocery Le Monde Leclerc News Retail What's Hot Whole Foods MarketIn more Amazon news, the U.S.-based

Amazon To Roll Out Beefed-Up Echo, Health-Tracking Earbuds

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25) in Seattle, purportedly to show off new products, so they might make an appearance there. . Amazon also is the market leader when it comes to smart speaker sales, with about 70 percent of the market, although Google is expected to catch up by 2022.

Grocers Consider Checkout Line-Free Future With Unattended Retail

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Amazon has arguably pioneered the concept with its Amazon Go stores: The first location opened in Seattle this past January. The projected value of the global self-service market by 2023 is $13 billion.

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