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One of Apple's Very First Computers Expected to Fetch $400,000 at Auction
Business of History

One of Apple's Very First Computers Expected to Fetch $400,000 at Auction

Launched in 1976, the Apple 1 motherboard was invented by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' family garage.
Geoff Weiss
Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment
Business of History

Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment

The Smithsonian will launch an American Enterprise exhibit in 2015 that will run for at least the next two decades. Here's an inside look at some of the objects to be featured.
Geoff Weiss
5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian
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5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian

From one of Henry Ford's experimental tractors to Planters' iconic Mr. Peanut mascot, a look at some of the objects in the museum's upcoming American Enterprise exhibit.
Geoff Weiss
Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival
Entrepreneurs

Marathon Man: The Driving Force Behind a Community Revival

How one determined developer is helping restore the creative spirit of Nashville's downtown scene.
Jason Ankeny
A New Breed of Antiques Dealers Specializes in Retro-Chic
Starting a Business

A New Breed of Antiques Dealers Specializes in Retro-Chic

Philadelphia's Three Potato Four keeps things personal while staying ahead of vintage industry trends.
Jenna Schnuer
An Eclectic Treasure Hunter Lends a Vintage Touch to Modern Homes
Entrepreneurs

An Eclectic Treasure Hunter Lends a Vintage Touch to Modern Homes

A California transplant helps the past come alive for patrons of her small-town Tennessee antiques store.
Margaret Littman
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol
Growth Strategies

Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the TV show American Pickers, is leveraging a popular passion for the past to build the multimedia empire of the future.
Jason Ankeny
Four Tips for Getting Started in a Collectibles Business
Starting a Business

Four Tips for Getting Started in a Collectibles Business

The ability to discern treasure from trash is only one aspect of succeeding in the antiques and nostalgia market.
Jason Ankeny
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Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville
Entrepreneurs

Behind the Scenes With 'American Pickers' in Nashville

How a commercial shoot for the History Channel's hit show brought several blocks of downtown Nashville to a halt one hot summer afternoon.
Jason Ankeny
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