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Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe
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Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

Boulder, Colo.-based Ubooly has raised $2.5 million in venture capital money and just recently blown its second Kickstarter campaign out of the water.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Startups help typhoon-ravaged Filipinos, meet a 23-year-old YouTube media mogul, the Apple of grocery stores sprouts in SF, Nest's Tony Fadell on his life's work, Dropbox does business, startup lessons from the NASCAR…This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
IBM to Open Up Jeopardy Winner Watson's 'Brain' for Everyone
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IBM to Open Up Jeopardy Winner Watson's 'Brain' for Everyone

Big Blue aims to spur innovation in the cognitive intelligence space by making the software publicly available for developers.
Report: Snapchat's 23-Year-Old CEO Said No to $3 Billion From Facebook
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Report: Snapchat's 23-Year-Old CEO Said No to $3 Billion From Facebook

Snapchat co-founder and chief executive Evan Spiegel is said to have turned down a massive acquisition offer from the social network.
Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo
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Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

Yes, the tech geniuses at Google are at it again.
Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release
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Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

You may not know it, but Apple's latest tablet is now available for purchase. Good luck getting one in time for Christmas.
Finally: Google Chrome Users Can Pinpoint Which Tab Is Making That Annoying Sound
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Finally: Google Chrome Users Can Pinpoint Which Tab Is Making That Annoying Sound

Google Chrome users can now quickly identify which of their open browser tabs is playing video or music.
A 3-D Printed Electric Car That Can Drive Across the U.S. on 10 Gallons of Gas
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A 3-D Printed Electric Car That Can Drive Across the U.S. on 10 Gallons of Gas

More than 50 percent of the Urbee 2 vehicle has been 3-D printed and it can travel at speeds up to 70 mph.
Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding
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Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Subscription-commerce business The Honest Company has just closed a round of funding for expansion and growth.
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
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8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Lady Gaga's latest album gets scrutinized, Nokia enters the phablet market, SCORE dishes out intellectual property tips from SCORE, TechCrunch hosts Meetup + Pitch-off, a live chat with Henry Blodget. This week's news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?
Marketing

Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

A mention on Oprah's Favorite Things list used to be golden for businesses. But with her list now only in magazine format, is the same still true?
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Why Twitter has staying power, a progressive pitch in NYC, play with your pet remotely via Petcube, putting the iPad Air through the ringer, why small businesses should love Bitcoin. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
If BlackBerry's New CEO Is Fired, He Walks With $6 Million
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If BlackBerry's New CEO Is Fired, He Walks With $6 Million

The floundering Canadian tech company has set up John Chen with a mostly stock-based compensation package, but cash if he is terminated.
Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year
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Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

With Twitter's IPO, this year and next are shaping up to be epic for co-founder Jack Dorsey -- and for his wallet.
One of the Richest Men in the World Just Invested in an Instagram Competitor
Mobile

One of the Richest Men in the World Just Invested in an Instagram Competitor

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim led a $60 million funding round for video and photo-sharing startup Mobli.
Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona
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Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

The site will be used for domestic crystal production and require 1,300 additional construction jobs.
Mind Control Technology, Elon Musk's James Bond Submarine and a Real-Life Bionic Man
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Mind Control Technology, Elon Musk's James Bond Submarine and a Real-Life Bionic Man

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day
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SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day

The Berlin-based online music platform has gone from being relative niche platform for techno musicians to an audio hub for everyone from the White House to Beyoncé in the last three years.
BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart
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BlackBerry Takeover Bid Falls Apart, CEO to Depart

Unable to raise the necessary funds, investment firm Fairfax Financial Holdings will invest only $1 billion as Thorsten Heins leaves the troubled tech company.
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
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8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Twitter goes public, entrepreneurs unplug in Boulder, New Yorkers vote for a new Mayor, SCORE teaches small biz tips in Detroit, top brand managers meet at Tech Madison Ave, a no BS conference. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Video
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Video

Chad Hurley of YouTube is feeling the wrath of Kimye after releasing a video of their marriage proposal.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Bitcoin launches ATMS, quantifying innovation, Marissa Mayer's no telecommuting policy gets vindicated, Latinas take over, marketers can’t decide if Facebook ads work, Steve Blank gets fired. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying
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Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying

Caught in the controversy over government surveillance, the biggest technology companies ally to get Congress to rein in spying.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Steps Down From Square's Board of Directors
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Steps Down From Square's Board of Directors

Former Goldman Sachs exec David Viniar replaces Howard Schultz on the board of the mobile payment startup.
In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations
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In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations

A California woman was issued a summons for driving while wearing Google Glass. Is it really akin to a television strapped to your head?
Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out
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Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out

Lavabit founder Ladar Levison has teamed up with Silent Circle to launch an innovative, secure email tool called Dark Mail.
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