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$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
Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

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Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

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A multi-year agreement between a 3-D printing tech company and a global leader in chocolate could bring sweet results.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

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These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you.
January 20, 2014 in Inventing
Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

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Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
January 20, 2014 in Security
Contently's New $9 Million Crown Proves Content Is King

Contently's New $9 Million Crown Proves Content Is King

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Contently, a startup transforming the way journalists and marketing companies do business, has raised $9 million in Series B funding.
January 16, 2014 in Marketing Basics
LISTEN: Marc Ecko on How to Build a Memorable Brand Like a Billionaire

LISTEN: Marc Ecko on How to Build a Memorable Brand Like a Billionaire

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The fashion pioneer talks about what it takes to grow a successful business and become your own personal version of greatness.
January 16, 2014 in Branding
Target's Security Breach Stresses the Need for Better Cyber Security

Target's Security Breach Stresses the Need for Better Cyber Security

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Criminals are getting more clever in the theft of consumer information. Companies should take immediate steps to better protect sensitive data.
January 16, 2014 in Security
U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

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In a ruling published Tuesday, a Washington D.C. court struck down portions of the Federal Communications Commission's rules.
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Pizza Hut Wants a Bite of the By-the-Slice Business

Pizza Hut Wants a Bite of the By-the-Slice Business

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For the first time ever, Pizza Hut is selling pizza by the slice in new stores, as well as rolling out digital menu boards and deck ovens.
January 14, 2014 in Franchises
Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

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The Chicago-based daily deal giant takes another step in its quest to become your go-to destination for doing or buying 'anything, anytime, anywhere.'
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.

Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.

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Draw Something creator Charles Forman has written a film treatment about the unintended consequences of civilian drones -- and now he wants your feedback.
January 13, 2014 in Apps & Software
HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

HBO Hedges on Social Media to Reach 'Challenging' Demographic

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In an unprecedented move, the network uploaded the first two episodes of 'Girls' onto its YouTube channel this morning, hoping to engage the show's online fan base.
January 13, 2014 in Social Media
Consumers Fed Up With Canned Soup?

Consumers Fed Up With Canned Soup?

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With global soup sales declining steadily over the past half of a decade, a new study indicates that an iconic packaging format may be to blame.
January 10, 2014 in News and Trends
Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

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To get a sense for what it's like starting up environment-friendly and social ventures today, we reached out to three founders based out of NYC's Green Spaces incubator.
January 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
10 Thoughts on Tech, Trends and Innovation at CES 2014

10 Thoughts on Tech, Trends and Innovation at CES 2014

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From being surrounded by 'Glassholes' to playing pinball and 'self-healing' phones, here is a recap of what the show had to offer.
January 10, 2014 in Technology
Biz Stone's Answer to the Search Engine Has Arrived, But Will Anyone Use It?

Biz Stone's Answer to the Search Engine Has Arrived, But Will Anyone Use It?

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has launched a Q&A app called Jelly with the mission of making the world 'a more empathetic place.'
January 8, 2014 in News and Trends
Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months

Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months

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Broadcasters want the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down Aereo, but investors are placing a big bet on its future survival.
January 8, 2014 in Venture Capital
From Gum to the Grammys: How Artist-Entrepreneur Kenna Bulldozed the Status Quo

From Gum to the Grammys: How Artist-Entrepreneur Kenna Bulldozed the Status Quo

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Kenna Zemedkun has launched television shows, carved out his own music genre, created new ways of raising money for the issues he cares about and helped overhaul a social networking site.
January 8, 2014 in The 'Treps
Why Google, Facebook and Twitter Execs Are Meeting With a Monk

Why Google, Facebook and Twitter Execs Are Meeting With a Monk

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The Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco next month aims to teach people how to work and live within the demands of technology more effectively.
January 6, 2014 in Human Resources

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