Macy’s invests in tech startup b8ta to expand pop-up concept
Aug07

Macy’s invests in tech startup b8ta to expand pop-up concept

Department store retailer Macy’s invested in tech startup b8ta earlier this summer to develop The Market, Macy’s experiential-based retail concept. Markets are spaces within already existing Macy’s stores that allow online brands to maintain a physical presence so potential customers can try out items before purchasing. B8ta already works with brands to design and create retail experiences and mostly focuses on allowing customers to...

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Lyft to test $200 per month subscription service in Phoenix
May29

Lyft to test $200 per month subscription service in Phoenix

Ride-sharing company and Uber rival Lyft announced earlier this month that the company will begin testing a $200 per month subscription service in Phoenix. A select group of high-frequency users will be invited to take part in the new service, with the possibility of subscriptions being offered to all users if this test run goes well. Selected users who are interested will join a waitlist and once a spot opens up they will be able to...

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Tech-focused title and escrow firm JetClosing thrives in Phoenix
Jan12

Tech-focused title and escrow firm JetClosing thrives in Phoenix

While other industries found success using new technology to make their services faster and easier, the group behind  JetClosing felt that real estate was missing out on a tremendous opportunity. Other services like shopping and banking moved online and onto smartphones,  but buying a home remained an extensive, time-consuming and confusing headache. JetClosing changes this by offering resources like a title and escrow mobile app that...

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Tempe startup Renterspace aims to make renting in the Valley easier than ever
Nov21

Tempe startup Renterspace aims to make renting in the Valley easier than ever

Years ago, Salim Zeitoun’s brother had the idea to create an online system that would handle rent payments and simplify the process for both renters and landlords. It was definitely something that was needed in the industry, he and Zeitoun agreed, but it wasn’t the right time for it. Then, after earning an accounting degree at ASU and spending four years as an auditor at Ernst & Young while the tech industry boomed, Zeitoun was...

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Gilbert startup OfferPad buys homes fast, creating convenience for homeowners
Feb08

Gilbert startup OfferPad buys homes fast, creating convenience for homeowners

The stress of moving can be excruciating. Whether it’s collecting enough boxes from your local grocery store, deciding what to throw away, or hoping the giant cockroach you saw run under your fridge years ago is dead, it’s a lot to handle. You have enough to worry about without the actual sale of your house getting in the way. Thankfully, one startup can help you speed up the sales process so you can focus on packing. OfferPad is a...

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