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New York City teeth straightening startup set to expand throughout the U.S.

New York City’s own Candid, a startup aiming for perfect teeth in its clients, has announced expansions throughout the country to four new cities. Candid is putting an emphasis on its storefront approach that allows customers to come in for teeth scannings and checkups and new brick and mortar stores will be put up in San Francisco, Austin, Columbus and Santa Monica, according to TechCrunch. With four locations already established – two in NYC, one in Boston and another in southern…

Google plans $1 billion expansion in NYC as tech race continues

The Big Apple’s tech race is on. A month after Amazon announced it would be opening a new headquarters in Queens, fellow tech giant Google is now planning a $1 billion expansion in Manhattan’s West Village. As part of the expansion, Google will be building a complex in the neighborhood after earlier this year announcing earlier this year would be making a $2.4 billion investment in Chelsea. The new building will be called the Google Hudson Square and it comes…

The art of storytelling: How Instagram stories can have a positive influence on your brand

Warren Buffett once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Nowadays, brand reputation is more important than ever, and misjudged words or behavior from key stakeholders can have devastating effects on the bottom lines of businesses. This is particularly true in the modern age of smartphones and social media, which allow everyday people to broadcast their opinions with just the click of a…

NYC venture capital firm secures $47 million funding round

New York City’s Work Bench will have $47 million more to give out in startup investments thanks to its latest fundraising round. The early-stage venture capital firm announced the new fund money on its blog to keep investing in interesting startups all over the country. Top officials at Work Bench like to say that they have inverted the typical model by going to the customer first and then seeing where the demand fits in with already existing startups and Fortune…

New York’s Citi Bike to get $100 million from new owner

The car share company Lyft is the proud new owner of the largest fleet of shared bikes in the U.S. after purchasing Motivate. The startup recently announced that it will be giving $100 million in investment to New York’s Citi Bike program, under Motivate’s umbrella, to expand the size of bike shares in the city, according to a report from The Verge. The number of bikes available in the Big Apple is expected to nearly quadruple to 40,000 over the next…

Open source, enterprise-focused blockchain platform Insolar brings trust to enterprise

An all-star team of serial entrepreneurs, blockchain engineers, and leading academic scholars is pleased to announce Insolar, an open source, enterprise-focused blockchain platform and ecosystem that helps companies rapidly and affordably deploy distributed business networks. Insolar’s 4th generation, blockchain-based cloud architecture is made to solve urgent real-world business needs. With it, Insolar is poised to bring the promises of blockchain cost cutting, revenue generation, and business model transformation to life. Insolar’s announcement comes at a pressing moment when businesses are…