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From a Fix-it Guy to a Franchisee Now Working on His First $1 Million
Franchise Players

From a Fix-it Guy to a Franchisee Now Working on His First $1 Million

Home improvement franchisee Kory Arntson has been honored by Angie's List not once but three times.
Entrepreneur Staff
Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison
Bitcoin

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

The mastermind behind the underground website is expected to appeal.
GoPro Goes VR, Snapchat CEO Wants to IPO: Your Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

GoPro Goes VR, Snapchat CEO Wants to IPO: Your Weekly News

Evan Spiegel reveals his interest to take his app company public, Yelp enters e-commerce and U.S. entrepreneurship makes a comeback.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Social Networking App Path Bought by Korean Internet Firm
Social Media

Social Networking App Path Bought by Korean Internet Firm

Dave Morin, Path's founder and CEO, made the announcement via blog post.
Laura Entis
Jawbone Accuses Fitbit of Stealing Confidential Company Information Via Poached Employees
Legal

Jawbone Accuses Fitbit of Stealing Confidential Company Information Via Poached Employees

Earlier this year, according to the suit, Fitbit contacted one-third of Jawbone's workforce -- several of whom downloaded sensitive documents before being hired away.
Geoff Weiss
5 Inspiring Multi-Million Dollar Website Sales
Acquisitions

5 Inspiring Multi-Million Dollar Website Sales

Whether you are considering starting an online business or thinking about selling your website, here are some eye-opening sales
Thomas Smale
IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers
Security

IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers

While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.
Nina Zipkin
Twitter Reportedly in Talks to Buy Flipboard
Twitter

Twitter Reportedly in Talks to Buy Flipboard

The social network is rumored to be exploring an all-stock deal that would value the social news reader at more than $1 billion.
Nina Zipkin
Charter Communications to Buy Time Warner Cable for $56 Billion
Acquisitions

Charter Communications to Buy Time Warner Cable for $56 Billion

The deal combines the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp.
Amazon's Latest Rival: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Amazon's Latest Rival: Your Weekly News Roundup

Google enters the e-commerce game while Los Angeles may lift its minimum wage.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Uber in Talks With Banks for $1 Billion Credit Line
Uber

Uber in Talks With Banks for $1 Billion Credit Line

About six to seven banks are expected to be part of the facility, according to a report.
The Ancient City of Jerusalem Is Seeing Rebirth as a Tech Hub
Israel

The Ancient City of Jerusalem Is Seeing Rebirth as a Tech Hub

The number of startups and investors are exploding due to generous government support and a "cultural renaissance."
Zach Cutler
Spotify to Add Video Content, Announces New Partnerships
Spotify

Spotify to Add Video Content, Announces New Partnerships

The music streaming service is making moves to expand beyond its core business.
Jacob Pramuk
Los Angeles Becomes Latest U.S. City to Approve a $15 Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage

Los Angeles Becomes Latest U.S. City to Approve a $15 Minimum Wage

The city council backed a plan to increase the minimum wage, by 2020.
Jason Fell