Monica + Andy Opens Baby Store in NY

Digitally native brand, Monica + Andy, opens its first retail location in New York City (PRNewsfoto/Monica + Andy)

Monica + Andy, an organic baby and children’s clothing brand, has opened its first retail location in New York City this month. The 810 square-foot space is located at 410 Columbus Ave. This is just the company’s second store with the first being in its headquarter city of Chicago. The deal was brokered by RKF. Inspired by the birth …

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ESPN NBA Draft Ratings Up 13%

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ESPN’s coverage of the 2017 NBA Draft averaged a 2.7 metered market rating, up 13 percent from a 2.4 in 2016, according to Nielsen. Hosted by anchor Rece Davis (photo above), the event was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and matches the third-highest rated NBA Draft on ESPN. The telecast peaked with a …

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Nestle Leads $77 Million Round in Freshly

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Nestlé USA has led a $77 million round of new funding for Freshly, a New York company that makes healthy prepared meals sent directly to customers. Freshly currently supplies consumers in 28 states with weekly shipments of meals. As the lead investor, Nestlé is entering an online prepared meals market that is currently $10 billion in size in the United States and …

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StubHub Opens NYC Flagship Store

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StubHub, which operates a leading ticket marketplace, has opened a flagship retail store location in Manhattan at 1412 Broadway, on the corner of 39th Street. Located just two blocks south of Times Square, the flagship store serves as a destination for local and visiting fans to find the events that are right for them. StubHub’s …

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Wall St. Journal Lists Tech Companies to Watch

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  NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal has published its first-ever list of Tech Companies to Watch. The list identifies 25 emerging companies across dynamic sectors of technology, including: consumer hardware, cybersecurity, healthcare, financial technology, business services, e-commerce, education and social media. Companies included in the list are less than 6 years old and have a valuation …

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Casper Raises $170 Million Series C Funding

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NEW YORK — Casper, a maker of fine mattresses, has closed a $170 million Series C investment round led by national retailer Target. Other investors include Tresalia, IVP, Norwest, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, NEA, and Irving Capital. The company also has some notable celebrity entertainers and athletes joining the round — including Kevin Spacey, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, Shaun White, …

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NY Times Expands Comments to Top Stories

The NY Times has unveiled a major step toward integrating its readers into its reports with the introduction of Moderator, a new system that will arm Times comment moderators with machine learning technology, allowing them to moderate more comments. For now, Moderator’s implementation will open up comments on all of The Times’s top stories during …

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Cars 3 No. 1 at U.S. Box Offices

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Cars 3, the third sequel in Disney’s Pixar film series about animated racing cars, was the No. 1 movie at U.S. theaters this weekend according to research firm comScore. Cars 3 earned $53.5 million in the U.S. and $74.8 million worldwide. Wonder Woman remained No. 1 globally for the second straight week with $80.3 million …

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