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Tesla Nabs Apple Hardware Exec to Lead Vehicle Development

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Just a week after eBay lured Apple e-commerce executive RJ Pittman to join its ranks, Apple has lost another member of its executive team.
October 25, 2013 in Technology
10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

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There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you've believe for too long.
October 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

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Danae Ringelmann decided that she had to democratize the way that money gets distributed. Everything else hinges off her commitment to solve that one problem.
October 25, 2013 in Leadership
Watch Out, Google: Microsoft Said to Be Testing Glass-Like Device

Watch Out, Google: Microsoft Said to Be Testing Glass-Like Device

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As the wearable tech market heats up, the tech giant is reportedly experimenting with a heads-up device of its own.
October 23, 2013 in Mobile
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

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Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
October 22, 2013 in Venture Capital
In Mobile Gaming, the 'Eyes' Have It

In Mobile Gaming, the 'Eyes' Have It

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In this inaugural TrepLabs column, we sit down with Slovenian entrepreneur Aljosa Pavsic, who is pioneering hands-free gaming with Eye Jumper.
October 21, 2013 in Apps & Software
What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

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Innovation is more than just a buzzword, it's what sets successful businesses apart. So how do you make it happen?
September 25, 2013 in The 'Treps
Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Nerds and Mobile Games

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Nerds and Mobile Games

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Amy Cosper dishes on August's big stories: the importance of nerds and the creation of Bosshole.
August 27, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Photos: 8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture

8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture

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Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick shares his business lessons from the best of nerd culture.
August 21, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age

Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age

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Geek rebels Chris Hardwick and Peter Levin parlayed their passion for sci-fi, video games and superheroes into a new media empire for the Internet Age. All hail the Nerdist.
August 21, 2013 in Profiles
Striking the Perfect Balance Between Creative Freedom and Realistic Limits

Striking the Perfect Balance Between Creative Freedom and Realistic Limits

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Four tips to help you foster innovative product development.
August 6, 2013 in The 'Treps
Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

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This project has gained a lot of attention, raising more than $3 million in less than 24 hours on Indiegogo.
August 1, 2013 in Mobile
This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

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Having recently raised more than $1.5 million, the Scanadu Scout aims to read your vitals, all by a simple touch to your forehead.
July 31, 2013 in News and Trends
Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

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Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
July 29, 2013 in Business Ideas
3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry

3 Tech Startups Poised to Disrupt the Comic Book Industry

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Comic-Con is sold out. Comic book movies are cleaning up. Are comic books a thing of the past? Not if these digital startups can help it.
July 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

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As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.
July 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Break the Mold and Be an Independent Thinker

How to Break the Mold and Be an Independent Thinker

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Three tips to help you think independently and come up with creative solutions.
July 4, 2013 in Innovation
The Man Behind the Hoodie That Started the Made-In-the-USA Apparel Movement

The Man Behind the Hoodie That Started the Made-In-the-USA Apparel Movement

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American Giant is pushing the boundaries of Made in the USA, honing domestic manufacturing of its beloved hoodies--and more.
June 26, 2013 in Innovation
Flint and Tinder: A Case Study in American-Made Underwear

Flint and Tinder: A Case Study in American-Made Underwear

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What retailers can learn from this innovative men's underwear company.
June 26, 2013 in Innovation
Entrepreneur Puts a Revolutionary Spin on Electric Motorcycles

Entrepreneur Puts a Revolutionary Spin on Electric Motorcycles

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Daniel Kim's startup Lit Motors and its groundbreaking take on the motorcycle has pulled in more than $1 million in angel funding.
June 24, 2013 in Venture Capital
3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million

3-D Printing Startup MakerBot Acquired for $403 Million

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In the all-stock deal, MakerBot is positioning to help 3-D printing 'lead the next industrial revolution.'
June 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

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A tech startup helps burgeoning designers connect with U.S. manufacturers -- and paves the way for a small-business boom that's made in the USA.
June 17, 2013 in Business Ideas
NASA-Inspired Technology Boosts Menswear Line

NASA-Inspired Technology Boosts Menswear Line

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How four MIT students created stylish business clothing from specialized fabrics that breathe, regulate heat, zap moisture and neutralize the bacteria that causes body odor.
June 8, 2013 in Innovation
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

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CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
June 4, 2013 in Financing
Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

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With commercial applications that can improve business performance and enhance lifestyles, intelligent machines are making waves in an array of industry sectors -- and startups are leading the charge.
June 3, 2013 in Innovation

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