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NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You'll Have to Watch Sports on Cable

NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You'll Have to Watch Sports on Cable

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The leagues said they'll take their programming elsewhere if the live TV internet streaming service is allowed to continue its operations.
November 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Are Celebrity Investors Worth the Hype?

Are Celebrity Investors Worth the Hype?

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Brands have paraded A-listers out front as spokespeople for ages, but in recent years they've been joining as investors. Here, we examine when it works and what entrepreneurs should keep in mind as they team up with celebs.
November 18, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
How One Startup Plans to Replace Every Card in Your Wallet

How One Startup Plans to Replace Every Card in Your Wallet

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With Coin, a person can consolidate this or her wallet into one, simple, digital card.
November 14, 2013 in Mobile
Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

Say What!? Google Might Be Working on a Lie-Detecting Microphone Throat Tattoo

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Yes, the tech geniuses at Google are at it again.
November 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Photos: New Images of Apple's 'Spaceship' Headquarters in California

New Images of Apple's 'Spaceship' Headquarters in California

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An inside look at the tech giant's 2.8-million-square-foot hub called Campus 2.
November 12, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Finally: Google Chrome Users Can Pinpoint Which Tab Is Making That Annoying Sound

Finally: Google Chrome Users Can Pinpoint Which Tab Is Making That Annoying Sound

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Google Chrome users can now quickly identify which of their open browser tabs is playing video or music.
November 12, 2013 in News and Trends
A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

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French Fry Heaven feeds an insatiable demand for fries and franchises.
November 12, 2013 in Franchises
Move Over Facebook: Where Millennials Are Flocking to Next And How to Reach Them

Move Over Facebook: Where Millennials Are Flocking to Next And How to Reach Them

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For marketers looking to get their hands on millennials, they need to be smart about how to approach this generation.
November 12, 2013 in Social Media
Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

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Subscription-commerce business The Honest Company has just closed a round of funding for expansion and growth.
November 11, 2013 in Financing
Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

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A mention on Oprah's Favorite Things list used to be golden for businesses. But with her list now only in magazine format, is the same still true?
November 8, 2013 in Marketing
Photos: R.I.P. Cupcakes: The 6 Most Exciting Food Trends for 2014

R.I.P. Cupcakes: The 6 Most Exciting Food Trends for 2014

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Say goodbye to the cupcake and the Cronut-- hospitality consultant Andrew Freeman predicts six fresh trends for the restaurant industry in 2014.
November 7, 2013 in Starting a Business
Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

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Shu-ling Garver started Engineering for Kids, a program that teaches the basics of engineering and design to kids.
November 7, 2013 in Franchises
Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

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With Twitter's IPO, this year and next are shaping up to be epic for co-founder Jack Dorsey -- and for his wallet.
November 7, 2013 in News and Trends
How 3 Companies Use Storytelling as Advertising

How 3 Companies Use Storytelling as Advertising

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Three companies demonstrate how they use storytelling to get their message across.
November 6, 2013 in Advertising
Justin Bieber Gets a Case of Startup Fever

Justin Bieber Gets a Case of Startup Fever

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The 19-year-old pop star reportedly led a $1.1 million seed round for a new social network called Shots of Me.
November 5, 2013 in Social Media
SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day

SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day

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The Berlin-based online music platform has gone from being relative niche platform for techno musicians to an audio hub for everyone from the White House to Beyoncé in the last three years.
November 4, 2013 in News and Trends
Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

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Robin Chase says the environmental risks posed by climate change mean companies need to find ways to trade resources with one another.
October 31, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

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Surrounding yourself with the right people helps you come up with more and better ideas. Here are three ways to build a community to help you be more innovative.
October 31, 2013 in Innovation
Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home

Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home

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The young Yahoo CEO has purchased the property that houses Palo Alto's oldest funeral parlor, according to reports.
October 30, 2013 in News and Trends
PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

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The company's new program, Startup Blueprint, provides free transaction services and support to tech startups making less than $3 million a year.
October 30, 2013 in News and Trends

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

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Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.
October 30, 2013 in Hiring Center

Ashton Kutcher's Latest Role: Lenovo Product Engineer

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The highest-paid actor on television has signed on to develop and market Lenovo’s Yoga line of tablets.
October 30, 2013 in News and Trends
Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall

Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall

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During its fiscal fourth quarter, the tech giant sold almost 34 million iPhones -- roughly in line with analyst expectations.
October 28, 2013 in News and Trends
Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices

Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices

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A new report shows more young children are using devices such as iPhones, tablets and Kindles.
October 28, 2013 in News and Trends
Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

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Identified collects and organizes people's public information to create the largest professional database on the internet, with one billion profiles and counting.
October 28, 2013 in News and Trends

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