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Robots as a Service? Another Subscription Model

"They basically look like a Roomba with a scissor lift and a suction cup."

Two L.A. tech startups offer robots that help with warehouse labor for a subscription fee. They say their goal isn't to replace human workers, but to usher in a new work environment — one where robots are doing the heavy lifting.

Look inside Apple's new downtown L.A. store and event space.

Creator tools startup Spore raises $1M to build closer bonds between influencers and their fans.

Uber, Lyft drivers look to apps that make contract work a better gig.

BuzzFeed confirms plan to go public.

Andreessen Horowitz announces $2.2B crypto fund.

House committee approves bill that could break up Amazon, Apple, and Google.

Teamsters pass nationwide Amazon unionization campaign.

Uber will pay $3.4M in settlement for 15,000 Seattle drivers' unpaid sick leave, back wages.

inVia's Robot Subscription Service Goes After Small Ecommerce Warehousers

As a swell in ecommerce fuels demand at warehouse distribution centers, Rufus Labs and inVia Robotics are one of a growing number of companies selling robotic subscription services in a tight labor market.

GOAT Will Expand Its Sneaker Marketplace into Asia with a $195M Boost

GOAT, an online marketplace for sneakerheads, has raised $195 million in a late-stage funding round, more than doubling its valuation to $3.7 billion, the company announced Thursday.

Snap Strikes Multi-Year Deal With Universal Music Group

Snapchat users will now be able to use songs from Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift after Snap and Universal Music Group inked a deal that gives the social media network access to the music giant's expansive catalog.

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