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Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace
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Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace

Amazon is reportedly looking beyond media, apparel, furniture and food -- and putting the call out to babysitters, handymen, birthday clowns and plumbers.
Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million
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Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million

The acquisition will be used to improve Google Maps, and over time, could lead to global Internet access.
The Broadband Cartel and America's Entrepreneurs
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The Broadband Cartel and America's Entrepreneurs

Broadband is essential for an entrepreneurial future but broadband providers are more like the electric company or Ma Bell from days past. The FCC needs to regulate them that way.
PayPal President David Marcus Jumps Ship to Run Messaging at Facebook
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PayPal President David Marcus Jumps Ship to Run Messaging at Facebook

Marcus will run the messaging business for Facebook after leaving the eBay unit after three years.
Obama's Student Loan Measure: What You Should Know.
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Obama's Student Loan Measure: What You Should Know.

President Obama has signed an executive order to expand eligibility for income-based repayment plans.
Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads
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Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads

The tiny, synthetic beads -- found in facial cleansers, hand washes and toothpastes -- have been found to pollute our waters and introduce toxic chemicals into the food chain.
Amazon Will Now Manage Subscription Payments for Startups and Businesses
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Amazon Will Now Manage Subscription Payments for Startups and Businesses

Forging into PayPal's territory, Amazon expands its reach with online payments.
Lego to Release a 'Female Scientist' Mini-Figure Set
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Lego to Release a 'Female Scientist' Mini-Figure Set

That's right: female Lego figurines will soon do more than shop and go to the beach.
Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round
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Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

With $1.2 billion from Fidelity and others, Uber sets the bar for other private companies in VC funding.
Stephen Colbert Throws Punches at Amazon
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Stephen Colbert Throws Punches at Amazon

The late-night Comedy Central host has challenged his audience to boycott the ecommerce giant for its manipulative treatment of book sales.
Company Vet David Abney Is New UPS CEO
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Company Vet David Abney Is New UPS CEO

The current CEO Scott Davis will retire to become a non-executive chairman.
As Buried Cartridges Are Unearthed, Atari Plots a Comeback
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As Buried Cartridges Are Unearthed, Atari Plots a Comeback

With a new CEO leading the way, Atari is focusing on the future. At the same time, a documentary in the works seeks to uncover why, years ago, Atari dumped thousands of cartridges in a landfill.
Who Are the 25 Most Innovative Consumer Companies?
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Who Are the 25 Most Innovative Consumer Companies?

Investor crowdfunding site CircleUp seeks nominations for its list by July.
Fab's CEO Refutes 'Hateful Rumors' That His Company Is Shutting Down
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Fab's CEO Refutes 'Hateful Rumors' That His Company Is Shutting Down

After a report surfaced that the struggling ecommerce site is starting to close down, CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg took to Twitter to deny the claims.
FAA is Considering Lifting Drone Ban for Hollywood
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FAA is Considering Lifting Drone Ban for Hollywood

The FAA is considering approving drone use for seven companies in the TV and film industry, which could open the door for exemptions in other industries.
WATCH: Comedian John Oliver Takes On FCC in Witty Net Neutrality Rant
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WATCH: Comedian John Oliver Takes On FCC in Witty Net Neutrality Rant

The HBO host says of the agency's net neutrality proposals, 'if you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring.'
Entrepreneur Media Forms Strategic Partnership With AlleyNYC
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Entrepreneur Media Forms Strategic Partnership With AlleyNYC

An investment and partnership will allow our two companies to grow and collaborate in exciting ways.
Google Is Actually More Diverse Than You Think
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Google Is Actually More Diverse Than You Think

Sixty-one percent of the company's employees are white, compared to 66 percent of the of the overall U.S. labor force.
Steve Ballmer's Next 'Window' of Opportunity: L.A. Clippers Owner
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Steve Ballmer's Next 'Window' of Opportunity: L.A. Clippers Owner

If the $2 billion deal is approved by the NBA, it would mark a brand new chapter for the former Microsoft CEO.
Why It Is Important to Teach Girls About Entrepreneurship
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Why It Is Important to Teach Girls About Entrepreneurship

The founder of Glamtrepreneur talks about instilling the business bug at an early age.
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Gets FAA Clearance for Takeoff
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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Gets FAA Clearance for Takeoff

With any luck, Justin Bieber could be hurtling through space by yearÂ’s end.
The Top 10 VC Deals of 2013
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The Top 10 VC Deals of 2013

The software sector continues to dominate the venture market, but it's important to pinpoint the outliers of 2013.
Apple Confirms $3 Billion Deal for Beats, Its Largest Acquisition Yet
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Apple Confirms $3 Billion Deal for Beats, Its Largest Acquisition Yet

Beats Electronics celebrity co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join the tech giant's ranks.
Mary Meeker: Tablet Shipments Are Growing Faster Than PCs Ever Did
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Mary Meeker: Tablet Shipments Are Growing Faster Than PCs Ever Did

The venture capitalist and legendary Wall Street analyst released her 2014 internet trends report today at the Code Conference.
Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods?
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Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods?

How to spot potential theft when shopping online.
Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature
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Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature

Facebook's new feature is a direct jab at competitors like Yelp.
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