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Venture Capital Investments Rebound for Tech Startups
Venture Capital

Venture Capital Investments Rebound for Tech Startups

Investors plowed $15.3 billion into venture-backed startups in the second quarter of this year, a 20.5 percent increase over the $12.7 billion invested in the first quarter.
YouTube Will Livestream the GOP and Dem Conventions in 360-Degree Video -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

YouTube Will Livestream the GOP and Dem Conventions in 360-Degree Video -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: T-Mobile is offering unlimited data for the Pokémon Go app through next summer.
Grace Reader
A New Addition to the Virtual Learning World: Brit + Co
online learning

A New Addition to the Virtual Learning World: Brit + Co

How this Entrepreneur contributor discovered online learning as a way to share her startup skills.
Jess Ekstrom
Cheating Site Ashley Madison Is Back With an Ad Campaign We Don't Understand
Online Dating

Cheating Site Ashley Madison Is Back With an Ad Campaign We Don't Understand

The infamous site wants users back. But after a hacking nightmare, can it win back cheaters' trust?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Daimler Trucks To Use 3D Printing in Spare Parts Production
3D Printers

Daimler Trucks To Use 3D Printing in Spare Parts Production

Daimler, the world's largest truck manufacturer, will use three-dimensional printing to produce spare parts, the latest example of how digital technologies are radically reshaping automotive manufacturing and its supply chain.
Consumer Reports Magazine Urges Tesla Disable Auto Steering
Tesla

Consumer Reports Magazine Urges Tesla Disable Auto Steering

Consumer Reports wants Tesla to disable the current system and require drivers to keep their hands on the wheel.
No More Tesla Buyback Guarantee as Company Cuts Price of Model X
Tesla

No More Tesla Buyback Guarantee as Company Cuts Price of Model X

The discontinuation of the buyback program allows Tesla to free up cash.
Pokemon GO Could Be Next Big Marketing Tool for Retailers
Marketing Bootcamp

Pokemon GO Could Be Next Big Marketing Tool for Retailers

The game could revolutionize online marketing for small businesses.
Hyperloop Technologies Slapped With Wrongful Termination Lawsuit
Hyperloop

Hyperloop Technologies Slapped With Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

The suit alleges some staff were forced out for speaking to investors about cultural issues within the futuristic firm.
Google Unveils Tools for Shopping and Hotel Search
Google

Google Unveils Tools for Shopping and Hotel Search

Shoppers aren't just researching their next vacation on their mobile phones, they're often ready to buy.
Mobile Users Are Spending More Time Playing Pokémon Go Than on Facebook -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Mobile Users Are Spending More Time Playing Pokémon Go Than on Facebook -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Amazon sold more than 600 items per second during its second annual Prime Day on July 12.
Grace Reader
Amazon's Prime Day Was the Company's Biggest Sales Day Ever
Prime Day

Amazon's Prime Day Was the Company's Biggest Sales Day Ever

The online retailer said Wednesday that the self-created holiday was its biggest sales day ever, with worldwide orders rising more than 60 percent compared with the previous Prime Day. In the U.S., orders rose by more than 50 percent.
Krystina Gustafson
New Test for Nintendo? North Korea an Obstacle for South Korean Pokemon Hunters
Nintendo

New Test for Nintendo? North Korea an Obstacle for South Korean Pokemon Hunters

Japan, according to Amsterdam-based research firm Newzoo, potentially representing a big opportunity loss for Nintendo and game publisher Niantic if it can't be officially rolled out.
Nissan Launches Auto Drive Features, Stresses Difference From Hands-Free Driving
Cars

Nissan Launches Auto Drive Features, Stresses Difference From Hands-Free Driving

Japan's second-ranked carmaker by vehicle sales said its ProPilot can drive a vehicle on single-lane motorways and navigate congestion.