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And the Oscar goes to...

The 88th Academy Awards had it share of winning moments and awkward blunders. Learn more in Entrepreneur’s Oscars rundown.

A new owner for Tidal?

Samsung is reportedly in talks to acquire the troubled music streaming service, according to the New York Post.

Apple’s latest event will take place in March.

Though the exact date isn’t yet set in stone, rumor has it the company will unveil smaller iPhone and iPad models on March 21st, Engadget reports.

Business in a basket.

Basket manufacturer the Longaberger Co. built its headquarters in the shape of a giant basket. That seems like a great idea until the company got behind on its bills. Now, it's moving out of its custom Big Basket building, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

There’s a new category for the super rich.

They're called deca-billionaires, or those who have amassed fortunes in excess of $10 billion. Thanks to a special initiative, JPMorgan Bank says it has connections with 50 percent of this ultra-wealthy group, according to Business Insider.

Starbucks is coming to Italy.

The franchise announced the move Sunday. The first store is slated to open in 2017, although there’s still no word on how they’ll explain to Italians why a 24 oz. cup is called a Venti (Italian for "20").

SpaceX launch aborted, again.

Controllers cancelled the mission for a third time yesterday evening right before the scheduled time of launch, according to Inverse.

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