Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Volkswagen Teams up with Amazon
Press Release

Amazon announced that the automaker will be using Amazon’s AWS Cloud service to power its “Volkswagen Industrial Cloud, a cloud-based Industrial digital production platform that will transform the automotive company’s manufacturing and logistics processes.”

The multi-year global agreement will help Volkswagen “increase plant efficiency and uptime, improve production flexibility, and increase vehicle quality.”

Casper Raises $100 Million
Business Insider

The new funds value the mattress startup at over a billion dollars.

The round of new funding looks to help the company drive omnichannel growth, and fuel its position in the industry.

As part of the new funds, Casper will add Karen Katz, the former CEO of Neiman Marcus Group and Dani Reiss, the Chairman and CEO of Canada Goose to its board.

Airbnb Announces Half a Billion Guest Arrivals
Press Release

The hospitality company announced that it has facilitated over 500 million guest arrivals since it was founded in 2007.

The company now operates in “over 191 countries and 81,000 cities worldwide” enabling over 6 million places to stay, as well as, over “over 25,000 Experiences available in over 1,000 cities.”

According to a company press release, Airbnb Hosts have earned over $65 billion.