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Jay Z Is Launching His Own Venture-Capital Firm
Venture Capital

Jay Z Is Launching His Own Venture-Capital Firm

Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, has been investing in tech startups since at least 2012.
UPS Tests Drone-Based Package Deliveries
UPS

UPS Tests Drone-Based Package Deliveries

The drones would take off from the company's trucks with an aim to more efficiently cover rural routes.
After Breach, Verizon Drops Yahoo Purchase Price by $350 Million
Verizon

After Breach, Verizon Drops Yahoo Purchase Price by $350 Million

Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo is now valued at approximately $4.48 billion, down from $4.8 billion.
Congressional Cannabis Caucus Unites to Protect Marijuana Industry
Cannabis

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Unites to Protect Marijuana Industry

Twentyeight states have legalized marijuana to some extent but only four congressmen are advocating overtly for the industry.
dispensaries.com
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Launches Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims
Uber

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Launches Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will lead an independent investigation into claims made by former employee Susan Fowler.
Nina Zipkin
Uber Under Fire Once Again Following Sexism and Harassment Claims
Uber

Uber Under Fire Once Again Following Sexism and Harassment Claims

CEO Travis Kalanick has ordered an investigation in response to a blog post by a former employee.
Nina Zipkin
Why Everyone Is So Excited About Samsung's Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy

Why Everyone Is So Excited About Samsung's Galaxy S8

Samsung's Galaxy S8 will be one of this year's hottest phones. Here's everything we know so far.
Why This Expert Says Trump's Cyber Policy Could Be 'Remarkably Boring'
Donald Trump

Why This Expert Says Trump's Cyber Policy Could Be 'Remarkably Boring'

A Department of Homeland Security official suggests the White House cyber security order could be remarkably pedestrian.
What to Expect From the World's Biggest Mobile Conference
Technology

What to Expect From the World's Biggest Mobile Conference

Besides a ton of phones, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will have augmented reality and virtual reality technology.
5 Companies Innovating the Service Industry
Service Innovation

5 Companies Innovating the Service Industry

Learn why and how these businesses are innovating the service industry.
Dan Scalco
How Mark Zuckerberg's Vision Has Changed Since Facebook Went Public
Mark Zuckerberg

How Mark Zuckerberg's Vision Has Changed Since Facebook Went Public

Based on the contents of an open letter titled 'Building Global Community,' civic engagement is at the top of the CEO's mind.
Nina Zipkin
How Wealthy Will Evan Spiegel Be Post-Snap IPO?
Snapchat

How Wealthy Will Evan Spiegel Be Post-Snap IPO?

The Snapchat creator will likely be worth more than $4 billion.
Nina Zipkin
Got Your Post-Death Checklist? Grace Can Help.
Startups

Got Your Post-Death Checklist? Grace Can Help.

Grace connects people to end-of-life information and services online.
Eric Schmidt: I Was Skeptical About AI at First
Artificial Intelligence

Eric Schmidt: I Was Skeptical About AI at First

'I have been proven completely wrong,' the former Google CEO told the crowd at RSA.