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Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

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The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
February 6, 2014 in News and Trends
Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

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If you ask, your supporters may just buy you office equipment and supplies.
February 6, 2014 in Startup Financing
Home-Brewed Coca-Cola in 2015 Could Transform the Beverage Industry

Home-Brewed Coca-Cola in 2015 Could Transform the Beverage Industry

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Coca-Cola has inked a 10-year partnership with Keurig-maker Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and has also purchased a 10% equity stake in the company valued at $1.25 billion.
February 6, 2014 in Innovation
Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

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The social media company's stock plunges 20 percent on report of slow user growth.
February 6, 2014 in Social Media
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

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The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
February 5, 2014 in News and Trends
CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

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CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
February 5, 2014 in Growth Strategies
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

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FiftyThree, which created its own award-winning app entitled Paper in 2012, may take legal action against Facebook for its much-ballyhooed new reader app of the same name.
February 4, 2014 in Apps & Software
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

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While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.
February 3, 2014 in Innovation
Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

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Following a deal with the entertainment company 300, Twitter will share prized information about who happens to be tweeting about emerging musicians.
February 3, 2014 in Apps & Software
Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

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By presenting dense technical text in a simple visual format, patent maps can be efficient tools for reading a competitive landscape, preforming due diligence and even forecasting upcoming trends.
February 3, 2014 in Management & Operations
How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

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Google has been implementing this strategy since its startup heydays and continues to utilize it even as it workforce has grown to more than 45,000 employees.
February 3, 2014 in Business Management
Budweiser's Puppies Win the Super Bowl Commercial Game

Budweiser's Puppies Win the Super Bowl Commercial Game

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BudweiserÂ’s 'Puppy Love' commercial was voted the best of the Super Bowl by fans on Hulu AdZone.
February 3, 2014 in Advertising
Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

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Here are five important reasons why the younger generation may be more inclined to be the entrepreneurs of the near future.
February 3, 2014 in Young Entrepreneurs
Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

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Yes, this is as far out as it sounds.
February 3, 2014 in Security
Move Over Big Data -- Here Comes 'Fast' Data

Move Over Big Data -- Here Comes 'Fast' Data

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Learn how businesses are using data in real-time to react to customer feedback more quickly and efficiently.
January 29, 2014 in Innovation
Despite Long, Litigious Past, Samsung and Google Announce 10 Year Cross-Licensing Agreement

Despite Long, Litigious Past, Samsung and Google Announce 10 Year Cross-Licensing Agreement

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The agreement comes after years of patent disputes over smartphones and tablets.
January 27, 2014 in Mobile
Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

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The burrito chain is releasing a four-part comedy series on Hulu next month that offers a satirical take on industrial farming.
January 27, 2014 in Advertising
IBM to Sell Server Business to China-Based Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

IBM to Sell Server Business to China-Based Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

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The deal is expected to be the largest merger in Chinese history.
January 23, 2014 in Office Tech
Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

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Scientists in Western Australia have outfitted more than 320 sharks with transmitters that trigger warning tweets when they arrive within one kilometer of popular beaches.
January 23, 2014 in Social Media
$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

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The Mission Main Street Grants Program disperses money and a trip to Google Headquarters to 12 winning small-business owners.
January 22, 2014 in Grow Your Business
South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed

South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed

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The country is investing $1.5 billion to make 5G wireless internet nationally available by the end of the decade.
January 22, 2014 in News and Trends
Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a trademark claim filed by the social game company, King. Now, Apple is notifying app developers in breach of the ruling.
January 21, 2014 in Apps & Software
Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

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Get ahead of the curve with these tips from marketing pro Perry Marshall.
January 21, 2014 in Online Marketing
Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

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The popular social-media site is toying with the idea of allowing users to add the animated images to their pinboards.
January 21, 2014 in Social Media
Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billion

Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billion

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In its latest round of fundraising, the cloud storage company raised a reported $250 to $400 million at a valuation of $10 billion.
January 20, 2014 in Venture Capital

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