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Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

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The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.
March 20, 2014 in Business News
Google Gets More Serious About Wearables With 'Android Wear'

Google Gets More Serious About Wearables With 'Android Wear'

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The tech giant creates a a new platform for its expanding network of wearable devices.
March 18, 2014 in Technology
Glitch Sparks Ongoing Blockchain Outage; Mt. Gox Resurrects Site to Let Users Check Balances

Glitch Sparks Ongoing Blockchain Outage; Mt. Gox Resurrects Site to Let Users Check Balances

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At least we know customer funds are safe at Blockchain, but what about those suddenly available to view over at Mt. Gox?
March 18, 2014 in Business News
Photos: 13 Big-Time Business Leaders Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

13 Big-Time Business Leaders Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

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Some of the world's top thinkers share the advice that led them towards their success today.
February 28, 2014 in Lifestyle
Uber in Hot Water Again Over Surge Pricing Revelations

Uber in Hot Water Again Over Surge Pricing Revelations

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Uber adds to its string of recent PR disasters with a report that the company created artificial surge pricing conditions by keeping some of its drivers off the road.
February 27, 2014 in Marketing
Netflix Co-Founder Not a Fan of 'Binge-Watching'

Netflix Co-Founder Not a Fan of 'Binge-Watching'

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Netflix's Mitch Lowe says releasing original series all at once isn't a long-term solution for building an audience.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO

The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO

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After weeks of speculation, SEC documents confirm that San Francisco-based Dropbox has raised another monster-sized round of cash.
February 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Left Unchecked, Innovation Could Derail Your Business

Left Unchecked, Innovation Could Derail Your Business

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If not properly evaluated, advances could cause disruptions that destroy your company.
February 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone: A Quick Preview

Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone: A Quick Preview

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Dying to know what the latest generation of Samsung's flagship phone will be like? Here are the details.
February 24, 2014 in Technology
What Does WhatsApp's Win Mean For the Future of Texting?

What Does WhatsApp's Win Mean For the Future of Texting?

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With the success of mobile messaging apps like Viber and WhatsApp, will texting be left behind?
February 24, 2014 in Technology
Photos: Life Coaches, Gamification and Augmented Reality: What to Expect in Mobile This Year

Life Coaches, Gamification and Augmented Reality: What to Expect in Mobile This Year

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From more education apps to iBeacons exploding on the market, 2014 will be a year where mobile will see massive disruption. Here are 10 predictions.
February 24, 2014 in Technology
Netflix and Comcast Strike a Deal, With a Bit of Mystery

Netflix and Comcast Strike a Deal, With a Bit of Mystery

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The video-streaming service has agreed to pay Comcast to ensure that its customers don’t experience delays and hiccups in service. Yet, questions remain.
February 24, 2014 in Technology
Google's Eric Schmidt to Give $1 Million to Help Tech Savvy Organizations Solve Problems

Google's Eric Schmidt to Give $1 Million to Help Tech Savvy Organizations Solve Problems

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Schmidt says he's putting his money where his mouth is as he promotes his book, The New Digital Age.
February 24, 2014 in Marketing
Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

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This startup is developing products that allow people to monitor damage to their DNA, and is crowdsourcing the huge amounts of data required to make those results meaningful.
February 24, 2014 in Technology
Android? Nope. iOS? No Way. Samsung's Newest Smart Watch Will Use a Different Operating System.

Android? Nope. iOS? No Way. Samsung's Newest Smart Watch Will Use a Different Operating System.

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Samsung is opting for an open source OS the company is hoping will give Android some real competition.
February 19, 2014 in Mobile
Advertising Will Soon Reach a Digital Tipping Point

Advertising Will Soon Reach a Digital Tipping Point

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Online marketing is putting increasing pressure on legacy ad businesses, with more people logging in than tuning in.
February 18, 2014 in Advertising
Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

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Filed in 2008, the USPTO granted the request by Apple for a headphone system that can monitor biometric data and can potentially be controlled with head gestures.
February 18, 2014 in News and Trends
Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

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Chipotle premiered the first episode of its comedy series Farmed and Dangerous this Monday on Hulu.
February 18, 2014 in Advertising
People Must Be Valued or Innovation Will Leave With Them

People Must Be Valued or Innovation Will Leave With Them

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Companies need to take a hard look at how they view employees, even after they find new jobs.
February 14, 2014 in Managing Employees
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

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The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
February 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

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The Magic Kingdom has announced a startup accelerator program that will provide 10 budding tech companies with $120,000 and invaluable mentoring.
February 13, 2014 in Innovation
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

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In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
February 13, 2014 in News and Trends
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

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Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
February 11, 2014 in Financing
POLL: Are We All Idiots? Or Is Twitter Really Difficult to Use?

POLL: Are We All Idiots? Or Is Twitter Really Difficult to Use?

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To the surprise of many, some people find Twitter difficult to understand. Are hashtags really that confusing?
February 7, 2014 in Social Media
The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes’

The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes’

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The agency reportedly obtained the high-tech eyewear through the Google Glass Explorer program. Google says it isn’t working on the project with any law enforcement agency.
February 6, 2014 in Mobile

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