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This article will take you 2 minute(s) to read Babysitter platform 2Care4Kids, best known in its home country as Oudermatch.nl, is expanding to Turkey and Argentina. In the last three years, the 'sitter startup set up shop in Italy, Spain, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Turkey and Argentina mark the company's first expansions outside of Europe.
Nestpick, the troubled Rocket Internet-backed startup that had ambitious plans to move the entire furnished apartment and room rental process online, is rebooting today under new management and with a different business model and product.
As it stands, LVMH, which told Engadget it had no further comment, relies solely on its own distribution channels. With Louis Vuitton, for example, the company only sells products at namesake stores around the world as well as its website. And even when it works with retailers like Neiman Marcus on shop-in-shop experiences, those are always staffed by LVMH employees.
Amsterdam has a rich history as a centre of trade, from beer to herring to spices. These days, it's innovative tech companies who come to ply their wares. But why? At less than 220 square kilometres, Amsterdam is by no means a large city.
The world got a good laugh when Hermès announced the impending release of its collection of $13,000+ handmade bicycles in October 2013. The Paris-based luxury brand, known for its $7,000+ Birkin and Kelly bags, however, was not joking.
Saldum Ventures, the Spanish parent company of e-commerce brands like Hawkers (sunglasses), Miss Hamptons, Northweek and Wolfnoir, has closed a €50 million Series A round of financing. The round was led by the founders of Tuenti, Félix Ruiz (of Jobandtalent), and Hugo Arévalo, who joins the Hawkers team as Executive Chairman.
Google has been focusing for years now on finding better ways to track and measure ads as we switch from one device to another to consume media like TV, music or written articles like this one.

You're a travel agent! You're a travel agent! Everyone's a travel agent!

Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a travel agent. The platform is a sharing-economy approach to booking travel for your friends and complete and utter strangers.

Amazon shatters earnings expectations

Amazon shattered expectations when it reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.78, when Wall Street was forecasting $1.11. Amazon also beat revenue predictions, posting $30.4 billion for the quarter when analysts were expecting $29.55 billion. Amazon tends to make a lot of experimental bets.

Rocket Internet to launch European bank

Berlin-based company building powerhouse Rocket Internet plans to launch a new digital bank for European customers as part of a push on financial services technology. The firm has teamed up with Frankfurt-based FinTech Group AG, which offers white label financial services, to create digital banking services in the region with Rocket using the company's tech infrastructure and liabilities.
The threat was buried at the bottom of Elon Musk's July 20 update to his "Master Plan," three short paragraphs in a section unassumingly titled, "Sharing." "You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for...
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Dollar Shave Club just sold for $1 billion to Unilever

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That's a lot of razors.