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Where does Blue Apron go after Amazon wraps up its Whole Foods deal?

 Last week, Amazon said that its massive $13.7 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods is wrapping up on Monday — giving it access to one of the strongest food brands in the United States, as well as hundreds of grocery stores in metropolitan areas. That means it’s going to be easier and easier for people to get access to great ingredients, and there’s been a continued trickle… Read More

Amazon will lose money on Whole Foods — but probably not for long

 Sometimes giving up something in the short-term can yield a big reward in the long-term. That’s the idea behind many of Amazon’s businesses, and that’s particularly true of the recent Whole Foods deal. Amazon’s purchase of the upscale Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.7 billion will go through on Monday, and already the online retailer has said prices will drop on… Read More

An Ohio mall gets a second life thanks to Amazon

 Old malls are an eyesore. Built cheaply and then abandoned to chic outdoor “shopping experiences” and high-end destinations, they rot on parking lots in the hearts of small cities, taking up space and reminding folks of the way things used to be. Now, however, there’s hope. Amazon is going repurpose what was once the world’s biggest mall in North Randall, Ohio, outside… Read More

An Ohio mall gets a second life thanks to Amazon

 Old malls are an eyesore. Built cheaply and then abandoned to chic outdoor “shopping experiences” and high-end destinations, they rot on parking lots in the hearts of small cities, taking up space and reminding folks of the way things used to be. Now, however, there’s hope. Amazon is going repurpose what was once the world’s biggest mall in North Randall, Ohio, outside… Read More

Why Apple Is Returning to Community College

It's spreading its coding language to schools.

Why Apple Is Returning to Community College

It's spreading its coding language to schools.

Why Apple Is Returning to Community College

It's spreading its coding language to schools.

Why Apple Is Returning to Community College

It's spreading its coding language to schools.

Equity podcast: Uber grows against all odds, Amazon makes Whole Foods cheaper, WeWork raises $4.4B

 Welcome back to Equity, our podcast for all things venture capital and tech business. I host along with Matthew Lynley and Alex Wilhelm, who was out-of-town (how dare he). This week we were joined by Rob Coneybeer, who is co-founder and managing director at Shasta Ventures. We talked about Uber (what else?!), which shared its growing financials, suggesting that people are still using the… Read More

Amazon brings its cash deposit service for the underbanked to the UK

 Amazon has added the ability for UK users to pay for products and services on its ecommerce platform using cash. The service, called Amazon Top Up, lets shoppers load between £5 and £250 into their Amazon UK account in a single top-up transaction. Read More

Amazon Will Cut Whole Foods’ Prices, Immediately

Prime members will get special deals.

Amazon says Whole Foods deal will close Monday, grocery prices will drop

 It’s official…Amazon says its purchase of Whole Foods will close on Monday. According to the release, “the two companies will together pursue the vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone. As a down payment on that vision, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices starting Monday on a selection of… Read More