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Small Businesses Scrambling To Figure Out New State Vaping Rules And Taxes

A provision tucked into the Covid Relief bill passed by Congress in December 2020 now has vaping businesses and states regulatory departments scrambling to meet new federal requirements. And in many cases, it will increase the cost of doing business. “For the vape industry, this was the worst Christmas present ever,” said Avalara excise tax expe...
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The Office Is Dead. Long Live The Office: Demand Is Back, But It’s Still A Tenant’s Market

Demand for office space across the U.S. is climbing back closer to historical norms, throwing cold water on the argument that the pandemic could permanently destroy the country’s office culture. “Any which way that we look at the numbers, there is tremendous momentum coming back into the office market,” says Ryan Masiello, cofounder and chief str...
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Indonesia’s E-Commerce Unicorn Bukalapak Completes $400 Million Funding Round With New Investors: Report

Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak is said to have attracted more investors in its latest funding round that raised more than $400 million, according to a report from DealStreetAsia.  Bukalapak’s recent corporate filing indicates the London branch of Swiss investment bank UBS Group AG and Malaysian conglomerate Genting Berhad subsidiar...
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Korean Billionaire Kim Jung-Ju’s Gaming Giant Invests $100 Million In Bitcoin

Nexon Co., the South Korean online gaming company founded by billionaire Kim Jung-ju, said it has bought $100 million worth of bitcoin amid a rebound in the cryptocurrency. Tokyo-listed Nexon joins a growing list of global companies, including Elon Musk’s electric carmaker Tesla, that have invested in the digital currency. Nexon’s bitcoin invest...
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New York-Based Digital Health Startups Raised $2.4 Billion In The First Quarter Of 2021

New York City has become a hotbed of digital health investment, with 64 companies raising a record high of $2.4 billion in venture funding in the first quarter of 2021, according to a new report. “It took nine months in 2020 to achieve the same level of funding,” says Bunny Ellerin, the cofounder and CEO of NYC Health Business Leaders, which publis...
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For FarmWise’s Cofounders, Opportunity Was In The Weeds

Before the sun comes up over the rows of salad greens and cauliflower and other vegetables that blanket California’s farms, operators who have been trained to manage the hulking orange machines known Titan FT-35s load them up from the Salinas hub of Farmwise—a startup that offers robotic weeding as a service—and transport them via tractor-trailer t...
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‘Nomadland’ And ‘Another Round’ Get Big Oscar Boosts At Vudu And Fandango

The Academy Awards telecast may not have delivered big ratings, but they did provide a nominal boost to the big winners. Fandango and Vudu are reporting a solid spike in Monday-to-Monday revenue. In terms of combined revenue from both VOD platforms, Best Picture winner Nomadland jumped 129% compared to the previous Monday, while Best International ...
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As Maine Considers A Covid Memorial, Here’s How Other Parts Of The World Are Remembering The Pandemic’s Victims

ToplineMaine lawmakers are considering creating a memorial for the state’s victims of the Covid-19 pandemic following a proposal from Democratic state senator Ben Chipman, joining the many communities around the world who are trying to figure out the best ways to formally honor those lost to a pandemic that is still far from over.   ...