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Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months
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Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months

Eataly violated a code that prohibits businesses from concurrently operating a wine store while importing or manufacturing one's own wines.
Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim
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Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

Better late than never. Kind of. The Korean electronics maker's dull-ish inaugural connected lightbulb doesn't exactly turn us on.
Game Over? Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook Purchase
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Game Over? Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook Purchase

Facebook announced plans to buy the virtual reality headset maker for $2 billion, angering a lot of vocal gamers in the process.
IRS Will Tax Bitcoin, Says It's Not Currency
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IRS Will Tax Bitcoin, Says It's Not Currency

In a historic ruling, the IRS said Bitcoin is property, not currency, and will be taxed as such. Here's what you need to know.
Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million
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Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million

In a watershed moment for short-form online video, Disney has agreed to purchase the YouTube network Maker Studios in a deal that could total $950 million.
Apple Might Bring Back Something Steve Jobs Hated: The Stylus.
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Apple Might Bring Back Something Steve Jobs Hated: The Stylus.

Despite its founder's notorious disdain for them, Apple could release a surprisingly slick "iPen" stylus. Or not.
Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance
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Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance

The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner has a bone to pick with the NSA.
This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming
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This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming

Google Ventures-backed ThreatStream has developed a real-time intel-sharing system that lets institutions detect and fight against cyber threats.
6 Things You Should Never Ask a Job Applicant
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6 Things You Should Never Ask a Job Applicant

Take these questions out of your job interview repertoire.
Mt. Gox Mysteriously Finds $114 Million Worth of 'Missing' Bitcoins
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Mt. Gox Mysteriously Finds $114 Million Worth of 'Missing' Bitcoins

The shady Bitcoin exchange's extended meltdown gets fishier by the minute.
The 10 Best Cities for Buying or Selling a Home
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The 10 Best Cities for Buying or Selling a Home

According to real-estate firm Zillow, sellers on the West Coast have the upper hand, while out East, the equation is reversed.
Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon
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Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.
Do Attractive Women Have More Pull With Investors? The Answer May Surprise You.
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Do Attractive Women Have More Pull With Investors? The Answer May Surprise You.

Two new studies reveal that certain gender stereotypes run deep.
3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She's an 'Idiot' for Missing It)
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3 Celebs Jumping on the Bitcoin Bandwagon (and One Who Says She's an 'Idiot' for Missing It)

Bitcoin isn't just for 'cyber snobs' anymore. Tech-happy stars are riding the trendy Bitcoin wave, too.
GoldieBlox and Beastie Boys Settle Legal Dispute
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GoldieBlox and Beastie Boys Settle Legal Dispute

The startup toymaker has reached a settlement with the band, which includes a public apology and donation to charity on the part of GoldieBlox.
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.
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