Funding

Rocketrip Scores $15 Million Round

NEW YORK — Rocketrip, which offers a business traveler loyalty program, has raised $15 million in Series C funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Canaan Partners. To date, Rocketrip has raised $32 million in venture capital. Erik Nordlander, Partner at GV, is joining Rocketrip’s board of […]

Media News

NY Times Adds Asia Tech Columnist

The NY Times has hired Li Yuan, a China tech columnist at The Wall Street Journal, to be its first Asia technology columnist for the Business section. She starts in May and will be based in Hong Kong. Li has been a China tech columnist at WSJ since 2015, writing a weekly column called China […]

Uncategorized

Subaru Sells 9 Millionth Vehicle

CHERRY HILL, NJ — Subaru of America, Inc. has sold its nine-millionth vehicle in the U.S.  The new owner took delivery of a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek at a Subaru dealership in Arkansas.  A surprise celebration followed with the facility’s owner and staff and Subaru of America representatives in attendance. The nine-millionth vehicle was sold by Adventure Subaru […]

Funding

RapidSOS Raises $16 Million

NEW YORK — RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, has raised an additional $16 million in funding led by Highland Capital Partners with participation from Microsoft Ventures and CSAA Insurance Group. Microsoft Ventures and CSAA Insurance Group’s funding accelerates the work of nearly every major public safety company, technology companies powering millions of devices, and three former FCC chairmen […]

Sports tv

NFL, Amazon Renew Streaming Deal

The National Football League has renwed its deal with Amazon to stream Thursday Night Football games to Amazon Prime members for the 2018 and 2019 NFL seasons. Amazon Prime will stream the 11 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by FOX, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network. The NFL and Amazon first partnered for […]

Funding

Asian Dating Site Closes $4 Million Investment

NEW YORK — East Meet East, an Asian dating website and app, has announced the closing of a $4 million Series A funding. The funds will be used for developing its AI matching systems, expanding into Asia, launching an additional site and adding more entertainment features to the platform. The investors in this round include: […]

Offices

Nespresso Signs Full-Floor Lease at 111 W. 33rd St.

NEW YORK – Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) has signed a 41,800 sq. ft. full-floor office lease with Nestlé’s Nespresso at 111 West 33rd Street. The 26-floor building is located at Herald Square between 6th and 7th Avenues. Office tenants include Macy’s and Empire State Realty Trust’s corporate headquarters. “Nespresso’s new 5th floor home will […]

tv

Gretchen Carlson Hired by A+E Networks

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson is returning to television. A+E Networks has hired the journalist to create and host a series of documentary specials. The documentary specials will be developed by A+E Originals, the newly launched non-fiction content development company. The first of these specials, The Brave with Gretchen Carlson (working title) for Lifetime, […]