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Glitch Sparks Ongoing Blockchain Outage; Mt. Gox Resurrects Site to Let Users Check Balances
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Glitch Sparks Ongoing Blockchain Outage; Mt. Gox Resurrects Site to Let Users Check Balances

At least we know customer funds are safe at Blockchain, but what about those suddenly available to view over at Mt. Gox?
This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake
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This Firm Offers Startups Mentorship For a Fee, Not an Equity Stake

Knowledge powerhouse GLG just turned the startup mentorship model on its head, but small potatoes need not apply. Here's the inside scoop.
Alibaba Could Be the Biggest IPO Ever -- But What the Heck Is It?
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Alibaba Could Be the Biggest IPO Ever -- But What the Heck Is It?

On the heels of its IPO announcement, we break down the rapidly swelling internet conglomerate that has been called, alternately, the eBay, Amazon and PayPal of China.
'I Did Not Create Bitcoin': 4 Major Takeaways From Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's Letter of Denial
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'I Did Not Create Bitcoin': 4 Major Takeaways From Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's Letter of Denial

The reclusive California engineer again denies inventing Bitcoin, this time in a depressing statement that reveals that he can’t find steady work nor afford internet service.
Uber, Lyft Expand Insurance to Cover Drivers Between Rides
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Uber, Lyft Expand Insurance to Cover Drivers Between Rides

Ridesharing startups Uber and Lyft are working to bridge the 'insurance gap' with updated protection policies for their drivers.
6 Big Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin This Week
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6 Big Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin This Week

Which startup wants to bury your Bitcoin in a subterranean 'vault'? Which global investment giant disses Bitcoin as not a currency at all? Which billionaire called Bitcoin 'just a joke'? Find out here.
Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted
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Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted

On the heels of its massive data breach, Target has something else to apologize for. And what it screwed up this time could have girls everywhere feeling even worse about their bodies.
EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names
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EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

A not-so-'grate' proposal from the European Union to ban U.S. cheese makers from using names like Parmesan and Feta is stinking up trade negotiations.
Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'
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Pasta Maker Barilla Opens First Restaurant, Aims to Be 'Italian Version of Chipotle'

It's not often that a packaged food brand opens a restaurant, but that's exactly what the 138-year-old Barilla company is doing.
TOMS Brings One-For-One Business Model to the Coffee Industry
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TOMS Brings One-For-One Business Model to the Coffee Industry

Following a two-year absence from the company he founded, Blake Mycoskie is back with a new vision for the coffee industry and beyond.
4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos
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4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos

A closer look at the outspoken NSA critic that Yahoo trusts to keep cybercrime out of its business and the business of its millions of users.
Google Faces Lawsuit Over Kids' In-App Purchases
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Google Faces Lawsuit Over Kids' In-App Purchases

Google is on the receiving end of a class-action lawsuit brought by parents whose kids unknowingly paid a substantial amount of money for in-app purchases.
Jobs in the Aviation Industry Are on the Rise
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Jobs in the Aviation Industry Are on the Rise

With global cargo and passenger traffic growing, aviation companies are hungry for skilled workers.
Colorado's Legal Marijuana Business is on Fire
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Colorado's Legal Marijuana Business is on Fire

This is how much revenue the state's pot industry has generated in just its first month.
Rolls-Royce Reportedly Honing Nautical Drones
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Rolls-Royce Reportedly Honing Nautical Drones

The luxury car maker -- and creator of aircraft and marine propulsion engines -- is dipping its toes into the contentious realm of unmanned cargo ships.
The Mt. Gox Saga Just Got Way More Twisted
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The Mt. Gox Saga Just Got Way More Twisted

The latest twist in the shattered exchange's meltdown has hackers calling Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles a fraud, a liar and a few other ‘choice’ words. Meanwhile, CoinDesk warns that the leaked files are Bitcoin wallet-pilfering trojans.
Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company
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Chiquita and Fyffes Merge to Create World's Largest Banana Company

Two historic brands merge to create ChiquitaFyffes, a company expected to sell 160 million boxes of bananas annually.
SexCoin, Dogecoin, HoboNickel, Ripple: Should You Take These Bitcoin Wannabes Seriously?
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SexCoin, Dogecoin, HoboNickel, Ripple: Should You Take These Bitcoin Wannabes Seriously?

Bitcoin isn’t the only crazy cryptocurrency shaking up the future of money. A look at which new digital cash forms are worth paying attention to and which are scamcoins.
5 Sizzling Silicon Beach Startups to Watch
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5 Sizzling Silicon Beach Startups to Watch

Meet the savvy bootstrappers heating up Los Angeles' exploding startup ecosystem.
Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees
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Disney Interactive Lays Off 700 Employees

Disney's struggling video game and digital media subsidiary slashed its workforce by 26 percent on Thursday.
Inventor of the Cronut Reveals His Latest Creation
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Inventor of the Cronut Reveals His Latest Creation

The quirky chef will debut his Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots exclusively this weekend at SXSW, but may soon sell them at his New York City bakery.
Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal
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Cerberus Purchases Safeway in $9B Deal

Cerberus Capital Management, which already owns grocery chain Albertsons, will purchase the 1,600-store Safeway chain.
Tech All Stars and Investment-Hungry Startups Rub Elbows at OASIS Summit in Santa Monica
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Tech All Stars and Investment-Hungry Startups Rub Elbows at OASIS Summit in Santa Monica

SXSW is still way cooler, but Silicon Beach's glitzy tech con is all about the Moneyball.
Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products
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Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

The e-commerce goliath is trying out an online marketplace selling 3-D printed consumer goods, from fashion jewelry pieces to home decor items and tech accessories.
The Obsessively Secretive Founder of Bitcoin Has Been Unmasked
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The Obsessively Secretive Founder of Bitcoin Has Been Unmasked

In its first printed issue since being acquired by IBT Media, Newsweek has exposed the crytocurrency’s enigmatic alleged founder.
Going to SXSW? Here's Your Survival Guide.
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Going to SXSW? Here's Your Survival Guide.

Fourteen things you need to know now if you're headed to the big event in Austin, Texas.
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