Weekly Reads

A collection of articles from around the web curated by the Nine Four Ventures team

WeWork Debuts WeMRKT

‘Unveiled on June 25, WeMRKT’s first location is at New York’s WeWork 205 Hudson. A modern retail space, WeMRKT will feature many products made by WeWork members, including healthy snacks, office necessities, and branded apparel. It will open in more locations in New York, then around the country.´

Read the full article here: https://www.wework.com/blog/posts/wework-debuts-wemrkt

 3 Ways Nokia is Using Machine Learning in 5G Networks

‘Wireless carriers around the world are pushing to bring 5G service to their customers as quickly as possible, but the new radio access networks—which will rely on emerging technologies including millimeter waves and huge antenna arrays known as massive MIMO—will be a lot more complicated than what came before.’

Read the full article here: https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/3-ways-nokia-is-using-machine-learning-in-5g-networks

Demand Rises for Furnished Rental Apartments

The furnished-rental housing market has been growing, despite competitive jolts from industry disrupters such as Airbnb and other startups.’

Read the full article here:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/demand-rises-for-furnished-rental-apartments-1530010800?mod=hp_listb_pos1

Startups Front Cash to Homebuyers in Bidding Wars

‘In addition to bringing its financial resources to the table, FlyHomes is trying to make homebuying more efficient by dividing up the various parts of the process and hiring specialists for each step, from negotiators to people who give home tours’

Read the full article here:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-28/startups-front-cash-to-homebuyers-in-bidding-wars

Kroger Plans to Introduce Driverless Grocery Deliveries

Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, is teaming up with Nuro, a two-year-company started by two veterans of Google’s self-driving car team, to launch a fully driverless delivery service, the two companies announced Thursday.’

Read the full article here:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/kroger-plans-to-introduce-driverless-grocery-deliveries-1530190801

 

 

 

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