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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.
Check This Out: Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad
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Check This Out: Edible Sensors Tell You When Your Food Has Gone Bad

Tiny, biodegradable sensors could have big potential for all sorts of medical- and food-related industries.
Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home
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Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home

The young Yahoo CEO has purchased the property that houses Palo Alto's oldest funeral parlor, according to reports.
Dell's Latest Problem? Computers That Smell Like Cat Urine.
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Dell's Latest Problem? Computers That Smell Like Cat Urine.

Dell says a new manufacturing process is to blame for the bad smell coming from one of its new laptops.
PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups
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PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

The company's new program, Startup Blueprint, provides free transaction services and support to tech startups making less than $3 million a year.
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Ashton Kutcher's Latest Role: Lenovo Product Engineer

The highest-paid actor on television has signed on to develop and market Lenovo’s Yoga line of tablets.
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More People to Get Google Glass as Explorer Program Expands

Tech lovers desperate to get their hands on Google's wearable computer may soon have the chance – that is, if they know the right people.
Xero Raises Additional $150 Million, Challenging Intuit
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Xero Raises Additional $150 Million, Challenging Intuit

Is your accounting software beautiful? New Zealand-based Xero thinks it should be.
Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall
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Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall

During its fiscal fourth quarter, the tech giant sold almost 34 million iPhones -- roughly in line with analyst expectations.
Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices
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Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices

A new report shows more young children are using devices such as iPhones, tablets and Kindles.
Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs
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Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?
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Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

Identified collects and organizes people's public information to create the largest professional database on the internet, with one billion profiles and counting.
5 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
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5 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Learn from the best of the digital media industry at MediaNext, SCORE helps you build a profitable online business, jam with more than 1,500 students at the CEO.org National Conference, MetLife is on the hunt for rock-star programmers to help out veterans and the tech industry makes a formal push for immigration reform. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
Could LinkedIn's New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?
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Could LinkedIn's New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?

LinkedIn rolled out an email app this week that is now being questioned by security researchers.
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

A life-saving app, indie art and music gets crowdfunded, a step-by-step guide to building a better brain, how to manage your managers, why the emerging-markets craze may be over. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million
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No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

The virtual-scrapbooking social network site has raised $564 million to date without any visible source of revenue. But that will soon change.
LinkedIn Debuts New and Updated Apps
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LinkedIn Debuts New and Updated Apps

As mobile traffic continues to grow, the social network for professionals has launched an app that integrates with iPhone Mail.
Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There.
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Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There.

If you thought the Red Bull Stratos 'space dive' project was cool, you'll want to give this a look.
Will Businesses Be Protected If Superstorms Like Sandy Strike Again?
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Will Businesses Be Protected If Superstorms Like Sandy Strike Again?

Hard-hit cities have rolled out all sorts of business-recovery programs. We spoke with some of their mayors and small-business officials to get a peek at the details.
Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup
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Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup

The Facebook co-founder co-led a $4 million round in survey startup Panorama Education in what appears to be his first national equity investment through his foundation Startup:Education.
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HTC Co-Founder Cher Wang to Take Some Duties From CEO

Chairwoman Wang will assume more day-to-day operational duties as the company focuses on regaining market share.
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
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8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Get the 411 on crowdfunding from General Assembly, Denver's Galvanize wants you to code for a cause, Nashville gets KEEN on entrepreneurship, TechCrunch brings the Startup Battlefield to Berlin. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
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