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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.
Box CEO Aaron Levie: Microsoft Doesn't Have the DNA to Keep Up
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Box CEO Aaron Levie: Microsoft Doesn't Have the DNA to Keep Up

At a recent meeting with journalists, Box CEO Aaron Levie and former Microsoft Windows Division president Steven Sinofsky offered their views on how cloud technology is fundamentally disrupting the IT space.
Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own
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Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own

Gap announced that it would increase the minimum hourly rate for stateside employees to $9 in June, and then again to $10 exactly one year later.
Google May Be Bringing High-Speed 'Fiber' to Your City
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Google May Be Bringing High-Speed 'Fiber' to Your City

Google's high-speed network, known as Fiber, delivers the internet at speeds of up to one gigabyte per second, 100 times faster than average broadband
WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'
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WhatsApp Co-Founder's Reaction to Snapchat: 'I Don't Give a Sh-t About This'

Competition gets us fired up -- sometimes with entertaining results.
Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.
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Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.

The co-founder of Palantir and PayPal has invested in and joined the board of Nanotronics Imaging, a microscopy and software company.
Elon Musk Admits to 'Conversations' With Apple About Tesla
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Elon Musk Admits to 'Conversations' With Apple About Tesla

Meanwhile, the electric car company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results.
Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal
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Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.
The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley
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The Latest Must-Stop for Celebs on a Promo Tour: Silicon Valley

With television audiences diminishing as a result of newer digital mediums, celebrities are increasingly courting the tech giants of Silicon Valley on their recent promo tours.
The Priciest Rents in the U.S. Are Somewhere You've Probably Never Heard Of
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The Priciest Rents in the U.S. Are Somewhere You've Probably Never Heard Of

A recent study revealed that a small, oil boom town in North Dakota fetches rents that are, on average, $2,400 for a one-bedroom apartment.
Google Issues Some Pretty Darn Hilarious Glass Do's and Don't's
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Google Issues Some Pretty Darn Hilarious Glass Do's and Don't's

Don’t be creepy, do explore the world around you, plus all the 'glasshole' etiquette you'll ever need.
Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones
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Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

Filed in 2008, the USPTO granted the request by Apple for a headphone system that can monitor biometric data and can potentially be controlled with head gestures.
Are Online Comment Trolls Actually 'Psychopathic Sadists'?
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Are Online Comment Trolls Actually 'Psychopathic Sadists'?

A new study suggests that yes, yes they are.
In Sochi, People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy
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In Sochi, People Are Using Matchmaking App Tinder Like Crazy

Tinder CEO Sean Rad reports a 400 percent increase in new users since the Olympics started last week
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million
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Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech
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Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech

Wearable tech, especially smart bands and watches, are set to see a growth of 350 percent in 2014.
Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs
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Sochi Organizers Did a Terrible Job Stocking Olympic Souvenirs

Olympic spectators are grumbling that Sochi merchandise is both hard to come by and severely overpriced at this year’s Games.
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