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8 Celebrities Getting (Financially) High Off of the Budding Legal Weed Business
Radicals & Visionaries

8 Celebrities Getting (Financially) High Off of the Budding Legal Weed Business

With so much green for the taking -- greenbacks and ganja -- it's a no-brainer, even for stony stars.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
'Touch' Videos With Interactive MIT Tech
Videos

'Touch' Videos With Interactive MIT Tech

A team of researchers developed a new type of virtual reality called Interactive Dynamic Video.
Apple Says It Has Solved its Gender Pay Gap
Apple

Apple Says It Has Solved its Gender Pay Gap

Despite efforts from some of the biggest and most powerful tech companies, Silicon Valley still hires a disproportionate amount of white guys, according to voluntarily released diversity reports.
Kif Leswing
Dorsey's Square Reports 41.5 Percent Jump in Quarterly Revenue
Square

Dorsey's Square Reports 41.5 Percent Jump in Quarterly Revenue

'We are finally at a place where our tools scale to any size of seller,' Chief Executive Jack Dorsey says.
Google to Test Project Wing Drone Delivery Service in the U.S.
Drones

Google to Test Project Wing Drone Delivery Service in the U.S.

The Project Wing team will test its delivery service 'in a safe testing environment,' the White House said.
Times Elon Musk Said and Did Things You Wish You Could
Elon Musk

Times Elon Musk Said and Did Things You Wish You Could

No, you may not have a family discount.
Grace Reader
Tesla Posts Another Loss, But Says It's on Track for Future Deliveries
Tesla

Tesla Posts Another Loss, But Says It's on Track for Future Deliveries

The 13th straight quarterly loss for the Silicon Valley electric carmaker underscores the financial hurdles that hamper it while it takes on increasingly ambitious goals.
13 Pivotal Internet Moments That Forever Changed How We Live, Work and Play
Radicals & Visionaries

13 Pivotal Internet Moments That Forever Changed How We Live, Work and Play

From indexing the web to breaking it, here are the online moments that changed everything.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Around 550,000 People Become Entrepreneurs Every Month
Radicals & Visionaries

Around 550,000 People Become Entrepreneurs Every Month

The Kauffman startup index found that the rate of new entrepreneurs in the U.S. has been growing for two years.
Grace Reader
Wal-Mart in Talks to Buy Online Retailer Jet.com
Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart in Talks to Buy Online Retailer Jet.com

It was not clear how much Wal-Mart would pay, but Jet.com could be worth as much as $3 billion.
Disney Patents Unique Way to Keep Tabs on Theme Park Guests
Disney

Disney Patents Unique Way to Keep Tabs on Theme Park Guests

Sensors would recognize guests based on the shape and size of their feet to offer customized experiences.
The Booze Industry Could Get a $100 Billion Boost from the Rise of Driverless Cars and Car-Sharing
Self-Driving Cars

The Booze Industry Could Get a $100 Billion Boost from the Rise of Driverless Cars and Car-Sharing

Imagine not having to say no to a drink anymore because you have to drive home.
Alphabet and GlaxoSmithKline to Collaborate on Bioelectronic Research
Biotechnology

Alphabet and GlaxoSmithKline to Collaborate on Bioelectronic Research

The companies hope to solve medical problems by fusing biology and technology.
Under Tesla's Wing, SolarCity's Future Remains Uncertain
Tesla

Under Tesla's Wing, SolarCity's Future Remains Uncertain

With a tentative agreement to be purchased by its sister company, Tesla Motors, SolarCity is going all in on a strategy that some analysts say is ahead of its time: pairing solar systems with the automaker's energy-storage batteries.