Airlines

JetBlue Rolls Out Face ID Gate at JFK

(Photo: Jetblue’s Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport.) NEW YORK — JetBlue has introduced its first fully-integrated biometric self-boarding gate at New York’s John F.Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Customers flying to select international destinations from Terminal 5 at New York-JFK can now board even faster with […]

Funding

RapidSOS Secures $30 Million Series B

NEW YORK — RapidSOS has secured a $30 million Series B funding round to expand its advanced emergency technology platform. The funding was led by Playground Global, with participation from Highland Capital Partners, M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), Two Sigma Ventures, Forte Ventures, The Westly Group, CSAA IG, and notable individuals including three former FCC Chairmen and Ralph de la Vega – former […]

Magazine News

Meredith Selling Fortune for $150 Million

DES MOINES, Iowa  and NEW YORK — Meredith Corporation is selling the FORTUNE media brand and business magazine for $150 million cash to Fortune Media Group Holdings Limited, wholly owned by Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Mr. Jiaravanon’s family owns Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (www.cpgroupglobal.com), an international conglomerate […]

Offices Real Estate

Columbia Property Leases 149 Madison Ave. to WeWork

Photo: WeWork is leasing 115,000 square feet of space at 149 Madison Ave. NEW YORK — Columbia Property Trust, Inc. has signed a 115,000-square-foot, long-term lease with WeWork, the world’s leading shared office space provider, for the entire office portion of 149 Madison Avenue, Columbia’s 12-story Midtown South building. WeWork has recently become the largest […]

Hotels

Aliz Hotel Opens Near Times Square

Photo: The fabulous lounge on the 40th floor of the new Aliz Hotel. (Andres Escobar) NEW YORK –  The Aliz Hotel Times Square has opened it doors this month debuting as one of the tallest hotels in NYC. Developed by Aliz Group and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the new property is located at […]