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Comcast Will Let Netflix Onto Its Set-Top Box -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Comcast Will Let Netflix Onto Its Set-Top Box -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Small businesses will have the chance to show ads during the Rio Olympics.
Grace Reader
Brexit Turmoil Makes Britain a Bargain for U.S. Businesses
Brexit

Brexit Turmoil Makes Britain a Bargain for U.S. Businesses

Brexit has created a buyer's market for U.K. talent and real estate but you'll need help navigating the uncertainty.
David Nicholls
Think Twice Because Your Freelancer Might Legally Be an Employee
Freelancers

Think Twice Because Your Freelancer Might Legally Be an Employee

Regulations surrounding independent contractors are confusing but you don't want litigation to clarify their status.
Martin Konrad
This Chinese Robot Parks Your Car for You
Robots

This Chinese Robot Parks Your Car for You

The dreaded act of parallel parking could soon become a thing of the past with Chinese inventors backing their new parking robot to take away the stress for anxious drivers.
Big Solar Is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust
Solar Energy

Big Solar Is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust

The success of large-scale solar has raised questions about the wisdom of continuing incentives for rooftop installations, which remain far more expensive than most other forms of electricity.
Apple Is Deliberately Going Into a Yearlong Lull
Apple

Apple Is Deliberately Going Into a Yearlong Lull

'iPhone 7 is simply a 'bridge' to get to a 'super-cycle' for iPhone launch a year from now,' says analyst Timothy Arcuri.
CEO of Infidelity Website Ashley Madison Apologizes as it Faces FTC Probe
Ashley Madison

CEO of Infidelity Website Ashley Madison Apologizes as it Faces FTC Probe

The breach, which exposed the personal details of millions who signed up for the site with the slogan 'Life is short. Have an affair,' cost Avid Life Media more than a quarter of its revenue.
Tesla Misses Delivery Target Again Following Rough Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Tesla Misses Delivery Target Again Following Rough Month -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Apple makes organ donation easy for iPhone users.
Grace Reader
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Loops Into Orbit Around Jupiter
Juno

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Loops Into Orbit Around Jupiter

'We're there. We're in orbit. We conquered Jupiter,' lead mission scientist Scott Bolton.
McDonald's Wins EU 'MacCoffee' Trademark Dispute
McDonald's

McDonald's Wins EU 'MacCoffee' Trademark Dispute

The case underscores the battle between brand names and so-called free-riders who might benefit from the marketing spent on brands without bearing the same costs.
Summer Streamlining: 7 Tools to Help You Automate Your Workload
Workload Automation

Summer Streamlining: 7 Tools to Help You Automate Your Workload

Get the most out of your personal and professional life when you work smarter, not harder.
Scott Langdon
Fit, Happy and Productive: How Wearables Are Radically Transforming the Workplace
Technology

Fit, Happy and Productive: How Wearables Are Radically Transforming the Workplace

It can count your steps, measure your happiness, warn you when you are about the fall asleep, and quite possibly let you charge a latte. The possibilities are really endless.
Michael Hollauf
Tinder Is Moving In the Right Direction But Parents Need More Safeguards for Kids
Social Media

Tinder Is Moving In the Right Direction But Parents Need More Safeguards for Kids

The dating website has banned teens 17 and younger but all social media platforms need to create and enforce rules against cyberbullying and sexting.
Scott Walker
4 Things I Learned After Retooling to Work 4 Days Each Week
Make More Happen

4 Things I Learned After Retooling to Work 4 Days Each Week

'Some weeks, I make just as much as I used to, if not more', this contributor says.
Han-Gwon Lung