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Roku Founder: Say Goodbye to Cable Boxes and Hello to TV Apps
Internet TV

Roku Founder: Say Goodbye to Cable Boxes and Hello to TV Apps

The father of cord-cutting predicts the future of TV. Hint: Your next boob toob will know what you want to watch and what your friends are watching.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How Being an Outlier Set Me on My Entrepreneurial Path
Innovators

How Being an Outlier Set Me on My Entrepreneurial Path

An entrepreneur born in a small Indian village explains that thinking outside the box comes naturally when you're born to see things from the outside looking in.
NSA's Cryptic Tweet Was Actually a Recruiting Tool
NSA

NSA's Cryptic Tweet Was Actually a Recruiting Tool

The surveillance agency tweeted out a scrambled message on Monday meant to draw in would-be code breakers.
Nina Zipkin
Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart
Amazon

Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

With #AmazonCart, you can now add items to your Amazon shopping basket without leaving Twitter.
Nina Zipkin
Inventions

Innovators, Watch Out for These Invention Killers

Don't be caught off-kilter by unexpected roadblocks and setbacks. Acquaint yourself with these keys for ushering new products into the marketplace.
Louis Foreman
These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding
Innovation

These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding

One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives.
Michelle Goodman
Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today
Cloud computing

Aereo Faces Off Against Broadcast Giants in Supreme Court Today

The controversial streaming TV startup has battled broadcast goliaths before -- and won both times. Will it prevail again? Either way, Aereo's fate could forever change the way we watch TV.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Crowdsourcing Gone Too Far? Canadian Couple Lets the Internet Name Their Baby Girl.
Social Media

Crowdsourcing Gone Too Far? Canadian Couple Lets the Internet Name Their Baby Girl.

Shucks. 'Streetlamp of-the-sea' didn't make the final cut. What did? We know you're dying to know the lucky newby's winning web name, so come find out.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game
Wearable Tech

Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game

The sportswear company is shifting its focus from hardware to software.
Laura Entis
4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed
Movies

4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed

From 'You've Got Mail' to 'Office Space,' modern technology would have altered -- if not outright killed -- the plot of these films.
Laura Entis
Game On: Apple and Google Turn Up the Heat in the Mobile Gaming 'Arms Race'
Gaming

Game On: Apple and Google Turn Up the Heat in the Mobile Gaming 'Arms Race'

Silicon Valley's biggest tech rivals are seriously upping their game in the mobile gaming battle. Here's how.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Just Add Water: Powdered Alcohol Approved by the U.S. Government
Legal Center

Just Add Water: Powdered Alcohol Approved by the U.S. Government

You may be able to order pouches of powdered vodka, Cosmopolitans and 'Powderitas' as soon as this fall.
Kate Taylor
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Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale
Mobile Payments

Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale

The mobile-payments company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has reportedly been talking to suitors about selling itself.
Catherine Clifford
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change
Financing

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
Catherine Clifford