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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation

Mt. Gox isn't rising from the ashes after all and its customers will likely never see the hundreds of thousands of bitcoins the shattered exchange lost.
$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle
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$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.
Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time
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Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

The airline's recent PR nightmare is a reminder to slow down, pay closer attention and think before you tweet.
Is 3-D Printing the Key to Jump-Starting American Manufacturing?
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Is 3-D Printing the Key to Jump-Starting American Manufacturing?

Some say the key to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs may soon be on a desktop near you.
American Airlines Shows Off Swanky New Cabins
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American Airlines Shows Off Swanky New Cabins

The air carrier is planning to make its cabins feel more like ‘sky hotels.'
 5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business
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5 American Entrepreneurs Doing Good Business

An inside look at business owners who are creating jobs and providing communities across the globe a chance to earn a living wage.
Staples Rolls Out 3-D Printing Program
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Staples Rolls Out 3-D Printing Program

Office supply store hopes to 'demystify' the technology for small business owners.
Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.
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Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.

A new report from Morgan Stanley predicts that soon, Tesla will outstrip Ford on the 'American-Made' index. But economically speaking, that may not matter.
Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'
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Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop.
GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin
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GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin

Everyone's buzzing about Rep. Steve Stockman's plan to submit a bill declaring Bitcoin a currency, but this isn't the first time the politician has whipped up a stir.
Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series
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Ad-Hungry Yahoo Hopes to Strike Gold With an Original Comedy Series

Taking a page from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Yahoo is reportedly entering the content production arena.
Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie
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Samsung Can't Have All the Fun: 5 Other Mega Brands Rocking the Selfie

Ellen, Big Papi and LeBron -- Samsung's all-stars -- aren't the only big names snapping promotional selfies. Tons of other brands are cashing in on selfie marketing mania, too.
Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries
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Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

The new device lets Amazon Fresh subscribers add items to their online shopping lists by scanning a product's barcode or simply by saying its name.
NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space
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NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.
Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees
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Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
Yahoo Unveils Massive New Encryption Scheme to Protect Users
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Yahoo Unveils Massive New Encryption Scheme to Protect Users

Online privacy champion Alex Stamos is making it a lot tougher for hackers and spies to snoop around Yahoo's insides. Here's what you need to know.
Mozilla's CEO Resigns in Wake of Criticism Over Stance on Gay Marriage
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Mozilla's CEO Resigns in Wake of Criticism Over Stance on Gay Marriage

Eich insisted just yesterday that he wouldn't resign, but Mozilla says he is stepping down.
4 Ways the 'New' Microsoft Is Dramatically Different From the 'Old' Microsoft
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4 Ways the 'New' Microsoft Is Dramatically Different From the 'Old' Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who took the reins two months ago, isn't wasting any time helping Microsoft play some serious catch-up.
Imgur Finally Says Yes to VC Funding, Accepts $40 Million From Andreessen Horowitz
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Imgur Finally Says Yes to VC Funding, Accepts $40 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

Imgur has never accepted outside money before, calling former petitions by other venture capitalists a poor fit.
Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game
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Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game

Something fishy (more like spammy) is going on at Tinder. Here's the inside scoop from one not so satisfied user.
Umami Burger Founder's Latest Dish? Chocolate Fried Chicken
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Umami Burger Founder's Latest Dish? Chocolate Fried Chicken

The founder of the LA burger joint-turned-national franchise is hoping to make similar magic with a new restaurant called ChocoChicken.
Amazon Is Now Accepting Returns Through its Lockers
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Amazon Is Now Accepting Returns Through its Lockers

Customers in major urban areas can now receive or return packages through the program.
No Joke: Google's Groundbreaking Gmail Platform Turns 10 Today
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No Joke: Google's Groundbreaking Gmail Platform Turns 10 Today

On April Fools' Day in 2004, Google unveiled Gmail as an invite-only, beta rollout.
So Google's Hiring a Pokémon Master, Eh? The Best April Fools' Day Pranks of 2014
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So Google's Hiring a Pokémon Master, Eh? The Best April Fools' Day Pranks of 2014

From Google's 'Pokémon Masters' to Virgin's 'Cancun Afternoon,' a look at the most outrageous pranks we've seen so far.
Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'
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Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'

The bold startup once again slams big broadcasters for claiming its business model thrashes copyright laws, setting the tone for its defense in a federal court battle that begins next month.
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.
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