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September 20, 2020
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Outschool, newly profitable, raises a $45M Series B for virtual small group classes

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Outschool, which started in 2015 as a platform for homeschooled students to bolster their extracurricular activities, has dramatically widened its customer base since the coronavir....

July 30, 2020
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The hype, haplessness and hope of haptics in the COVID-19 era

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Devon Powers Contributor Devon Powers is an associate professor of advertising at Temple University and the author of “On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Futur....

July 14, 2020
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The Importance of Communicating Cleanliness After COVID-19

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Retailers and brands are facing significant challenges on a variety of fronts during the COVID-19 crisis, especially in health and safety. Keeping the workforce safe and working a....

July 10, 2020
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Coronavirus impact sends app downloads, usage and consumer spending to record highs in Q2

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As the world continued to cope with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the second quarter of 2020 became the largest yet for mobile app downloads, usage and consumer spending.....

July 5, 2020
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Are virtual concerts here to stay?

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The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the music industry to experiment seriously with virtual concerts. Historically, musicians and their managers have been careful about challenging the tr....

June 30, 2020
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Indian startups diversify their businesses to offset COVID-19 induced losses

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E-commerce giant Flipkart is planning to launch a hyperlocal service that would enable customers to buy items from local stores and have those delivered to them in an hour and a h....

June 29, 2020
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When will California’s retail foot traffic return to normal?

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John Kelly Contributor Share on Twitter John Kelly is the CEO of Zenreach, the walk-through company that helps merchants connect the online and offline world thr....

June 5, 2020
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Global smartphone shipments set to drop 12% in 2020

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Another troubling report for the smartphone industry this week. This time the numbers come from IDC, which puts shipments at an 11.9% year-over-year decline for 2020. The number re....

June 2, 2020
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6 VCs share their bets on the future of work

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As tech companies like Twitter and Facebook gear up for longer-term remote work solutions, the future of work is becoming one of the more exciting opportunities in venture capital,....

May 28, 2020
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Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg shares his COVID-19 strategy and tactics

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This week, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg joined us for an episode of Extra Crunch Live. Vestberg is leading the company through the midst of one its biggest rollouts to....