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Co-Working Spaces Are Redefining What It Means To Go To The Office

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Tech Incubators Hatching Startups Across Long Island

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Biocogent, a provider of biotech-based products and services to the personal care and cosmetic industries, is an anchor at Stony Brook University’s Long Island High Technology Incubator. (John Griffin, Stony Brook University) The state’s Start-Up NY program may be a bit of a dud, but that hasn’t slowed the pace of other university-based programs that seek to support and commercialize innovation from students, staff and the region’s sundry entrepreneurs. The latest: Long Island University’s Post campus, where nationally renowned startup expert Dane Stangler has taken the Vorzimer Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and will help steer the school’s T. Denny Sanfor... Read More
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AI solutions are only as effective as their KPIs

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Fueled by the exponential proliferation of big data, advances in AI have grown with unprecedented speed over the past decade. Programming AI is no longer an arduous process of building it line by line. Rather, AI is able to learn by itself, from itself. And the market has taken notice. In 2016, the enterprise market demand for AI-related products reached more than $8 billion. AI promises to ... Read More
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New Twist on Venture Capital Taps a Well-Connected Village

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Venture-capital investing often resembles a competitive blood sport, with hundreds of firms battling to get into the best deals. There are only so many good deals to go around, and the hottest startups don’t always pick the firms with the most money. Promising companies often choose their investors based on the firm’s reputation, the services it offers—such as help with PR or recruiting—or its Rolodex of industry power players. For firms to stand out, it helps to have a few successful entrepreneurs and tech luminaries as partners, advisers or investors. Many successful executives invest heavily in startups and venture funds. Vi... Read More
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5 emerging female VCs you should know about

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According to a report conducted by TechCrunch, only 7 percent of partners at top VC firms are women. While there is an apparent gender divide amongst male and female VCs, a new study shows that women are better investors than men. The big investment firm Fidelity found that female investors outperformed men by 0.4 percent in the past year. The firm also discovered that female investors outdid men last year when generating a return on their investments. Female VCs are also being recognized for b... Read More
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Thriving in chaos: From tech products to presidential campaigns (podcast)

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The startup environment is chaotic. Resources are limited and the hours are grueling. But it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences for an entrepreneur. They must get creative and think fast when it comes to building a team that will excel in this type of environment. The same is true in a presidential campaign. Stephanie Hannon was the chief technology officer for the Hillary for America campaign and was tasked with building a team from scratch. In under 20 months, she built an 80 person engineering... Read More
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How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money

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Enlarge this image Entrepreneurs sort cocoa beans on a tray at Cacao de Origen, a school founded by Maria Di Giacobbe to train Venezuelan women in the making of premium chocolate. Zeina Alvarado (left) later found work in a bean-to-bar production facility in Mexico. Court... Read More
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How to scale fast with a 1-week hiring plan

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Exponential organizations are a new breed of business built to scale very rapidly. These are enterprises that operate 10 times better, faster, and more cost effectively than their traditional, linearly-operated peer organizations. They exploit the benefits of “exponential”, or scaling, technologies to one-up competitors, disrupt industry icons, and keep competitors at bay. Uber and Airbnb are prime examples, but there are over 100 such organizations. A key factor in their success is their ability to hire good people to manage that growth. As many entrepreneurs have learned, growing fast and finding good people is critical but very time consuming, and everyone can use more time. We’ll outline here a method for hiring a... Read More
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The top 10 angel investors in AI

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The artificial intelligence space is growing quickly and, with that, so is the need among AI startups to find the right investor. I and four of my colleagues at NYU recently developed an AI powered engine to analyze investor data and identify the investors most likely to invest in certain startups. After analyzing more than 22,000 angel funding rounds since 2014 based on data available through Crunchbase, we ranked top angel investors in the AI space measuring three primary variables: Recency: measures angel investors’ latest investments in the angel round. Frequency: measures how active angel investors are in the AI space. Relevan... Read More
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Internet ‘having midlife crisis’, says Baroness Lane-Fox

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The rise of cyber-bullying and monopolistic business practices has damaged trust in the internet, pioneering entrepreneur Baroness Lane-Fox has told the BBC. The Lastminute.com founder also called for a "shared set of principles" to make the web happier and safer.She said the internet had done much good over the last 30 years.But she said too many people had missed out on the benefits and it was time to "take a step back". "The web has become embedded in our lives over the last three decades but I think it's reached an inflexion point, or a sort of midlife crisis," she told Radio 4's Today... Read More
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Because wealthy entrepreneuers need a hand, too

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The “flip” came around 2014, after Ashley John Heather and his wife, Diana, welcomed their third child. Heather, a Brit who emigrated to the United States around 2000, had lived his entire U.S. life in New York City. But it was two years since he’d sold his successful e-commerce startup Dotbox to NYC holding company MDC Partners, about that long since he’d bought the house in the Hamptons, a few too many months of “the whole weekend thing,” he said, living and working in the city and trekking out east for down time. When the young family grew again, Ashley and Diana “flipped our lifestyle,” Heather told I... Read More
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Building a future of friendship between humans and bots

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How do you actually become friends with someone? Is it a slow process of getting to know each other or is there a moment when you just hit it off? Do we enjoy staying friends with people who have become part of our lives or does there come a point when we just let them go? I was Facebook friends with a woman named Claire when I was in college and we used to discuss sci-fi movies together. Though we’ve lost touch, I miss the friendship we had developed over that very specific topic of conversation. As a part of my ongoing research to understand AI-driven product design, I’ve found that looking through the scope of social psychology provides a very interesting way of understanding the world. Ten people can read the same q... Read More
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VC data looks at why companies buy AI startups

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The recent acquisition of Blue River Technology by John Deere is an artificial intelligence deal at its best. It shows the impact AI can have across various industries, as well as the scale of that impact. Leaders of previous technological revolutions are paying hundreds of millions for nimble AI-focused startups. They are competing with major players like Alphabet, Facebook, Intel, and Microsoft to make acquisitions that will give the... Read More
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Launch of New, Narrative-Based Men’s Fashion Site: Wanderset.com

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Karmaloop.com Founder Creates Site Combining Merchandising, Story-Telling and Discovery Company Positioned to be the Next Global E-Commerce Powerhouse LOS ANGELES & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 21, 2017– Wanderset.com, a premier e-commerce destination for the global, eclectic tastemaker, today launched a revolutionary men’s fashion site focused... Read More
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Landos Biopharma Raises $10 Million in Series A Financing

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First company Launched Under Xontogeny Accelerator Model; Chris Garabedian Joins Landos Board to Provide Strategic and Operating Expertise Perceptive Advisors Will Serve as Exclusive Investor BOSTON & BLACKSBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 21, 2017– Landos Biopharma, Inc., an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on developing improved treatment... Read More
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Corporate innovators: How to get your slow organization moving faster

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Innovation in theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will encounter. Pete Newell and I have been working with Karl, the Chief Innovation Officer of a large diversified multi-billion-dollar company I’ll call Spacely Industries. Over the last 15 months his staff got innovation teams operating with speed and urgency. The innovation pipeline had been rationalized. His groups whole-heartedly adopted and adapted Lean. His innovators and stakeholders curated and prioritized their problems/idea/technology before handing t... Read More
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JPMorgan CEO delivers bitcoin’s 164th death notice

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At the annual Delivering Alpha Conference on September 12, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon kicked up a storm by describing Bitcoin (BTC) as “a fraud” that “will eventually be closed.” He went further to warn that he would fire any JPMorgan staff member who traded bitcoins: “It [bitcoin] is worse than tulip bulbs. It won’t end well. Someone is going to get killed.” This is the second time Dimon has predicted governments will stop bitcoin. In November 2015, at the Fortune Global Forum, ... Read More
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Venture capitalists are suing the Trump administration for delaying an immigration program

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In a new lawsuit, a group of venture capitalists says the Trump administration erred by delaying a program meant to help entrepreneurs from other countries start businesses in the United States. The International Entrepreneur Rule, created under the Obama administration, was designed to give foreign-born startup founders a way to remain in the US while they build businesses, but this year, the Department of Homeland Security blocked the rule, just before it was set to go into effect in July. The rule is now set to go into effect next year, but the Trump administration may also ... Read More
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LIVE Trump Addresses the U.N. General Assembly on CBSN

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President Donald Trump is delivering a major address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, where he is expected to discuss threats to global stability -- including the Iran nuclear deal, nuclear-armed North Korea and global terrorism. For more, click here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-sp...Detected Closed Captioning: AND OF OUR GREAT HI... Read More
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Mad About Tesla: The Man Behind The Planned Science Center in Shoreham

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Nikola Tesla, left, and Wardenclyffe Laboratory and Tower in Shoreham. The tower has since been demolished, but the lab still stands. On Independence Day, 100 years ago this summer, scrap dealers dynamited Nikola Tesla’s 187-foot Wardenclyffe Tower in Shoreham, marking the final chapter of the Serbian-born scientist’s doomed dream to “send the human voice and likeness around the globe through the instrumentality of the earth.” Today, still standing nearby – remarkably – is Tesla’s red-bricked laboratory, designed in 1901 by famed architect Stanford White and built with money from J.P. Morgan, the Wall Street tycoon. What’s left is in shambles and infested with mold,... Read More
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Upload founders apologize for ‘turmoil’ caused by their response to ‘kink room’ harassment lawsuit

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On the heels of settling a sexual harassment lawsuit earlier this month, the founders of virtual reality startup Upload have broken their public silence with an apology for how they handled the issue. The lawsuit was filed in the spring and was settled earlier in September. However, it was apparently only as the New York Times was on the ... Read More
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Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls

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For all the courtship, things never quite worked out.“There’s an interest on both sides of the dance, so some kind of product can be introduced,” said Kai-Fu Lee, the former head of Google in China who now runs a venture-capital firm in Beijing. “But what Facebook wants is impossible, and what they can have may not be very meaningful.”This spring, Facebook tried a different tactic: testing the waters in China without telling anyone. The company ... Read More
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Afro-Brazilian business innovates to fight racism, promote equality

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In Brazil, where Afro-Brazilians say racism and a centuries-old system have excluded them, a new movement to boost black-to-black business is emerging.Detected Closed Captioning: One Day Not Long Ago Real Resident Tatyana Rivera Noticed This Little Outdoor Food Court And Decided She Just Had To Eat At The Chicken Stand There Jovie I Started A Search Became If I Will Buy The Food The Silver Crystal bottle Call It Hair Solidarity But Something Bigger As A Play Here The ISA Venera The Owner Of The Chicken Truck Is At The Heart Of An Afro-brazilian Movement For Black To Black Businesses That Is Black brazilians Producing Stuff Then Selling it To Other Blacks Nevada Who Is Afro-brazilian Herself Says She's Since ... Read More
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How Trump’s immigration policies could hurt the Heartland the most

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During the 2016 election, President Donald Trump ran on the idea that small towns in America have been left behind. He understood that, while overall economic indicators suggest recovery from the Great Recession, many parts of the country are still struggling to create jobs. He tapped into the frustration felt by the Heartland fighting to make ends meet while those in large coastal cities and major tech hubs seem to thrive. While Trump proved almost uncannily good at diagnosing what ails much of America’s Heartland, his immigration policies stand to actually worsen the current state of affairs. After all, we know that prosperity and economic growth result directly from innovation. Innovating companies create high-paying j... Read More
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The Shkreli Syndrome: Youthful Trouble, Tech Success, Then a Fall

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In light of the recent troubles of Mr. Shkreli and other scandal-ridden entrepreneurs like Travis Kalanick, the former Uber chief executive, and Parker Conrad, a founder and ousted chief executive of the multibillion-dollar human resources software firm Zenefits, the question is whether youthful rule-breaking might have foreshadowed not only their rise, but also their fall.... Read More
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A Secret Job Board Opens to the Masses, Sort of

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After entrepreneur Joe Meyer sold his mapping startup, HopStop, to Apple in 2013, the recruiters started calling. It was nice to feel in demand, but there was a problem: He didn’t want any of the jobs they had to offer. After working on mapping for nearly seven years, he wanted to tackle something new. But all the recruiters offered him jobs exactly like the one he had. “I passed on 99 out of 100,” he says. “But what happens to those 99?” He quickly realized that C-level job opportunities weren’t listed on job boards—they came through friends or colleagues. So he decided to share the 99 job opportunities he didn’t take with his netw... Read More
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Businesses far from the devastation can feel storm’s impact

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Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar’s fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn’t a priority right now — and may not be for a while — in the states amid the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Though ReelSonar is based in Seattle, thousands of miles from the damage, it’s feeling an impact from the storms. It’s the same for many small businesses with lots of customers or suppliers in disaster areas. Sales drop off as people and businesses prepared for the hurricanes, and are likely to stay down as everyone assesses and deals with the damage. “When you’re trying to put your life back together, fishing becomes secondary,” says ReelSonar owner Alex Lebedev. He ... Read More
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De Blasio, Seeking Second Term, Wins an Easy Victory

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With no major Democrat willing to take on the incumbent mayor, the contest had all the urgency of a preseason football game, generating tepid interest among voters. Continue reading the main story Turnout was relatively low: About 435,000 Democrats voted, the third lowest total since at least the mid-1960s. That could be attributed in part to a lack of ... Read More
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Re-Nuble targets USDA over ‘organic’ certifications

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A “waste-to-value” biotech with Long Island roots is taking its food-for-all message to the people – and is taking on the U.S. Department of Agriculture over critical “organic” certifications. Re-Nuble Inc., which operates out of facilities in Brooklyn and Long Island City but remains a “virtual tenant” of Stony Brook University’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, is presenting Wednesday at Food Tank Summit NYC, a celebration and exploration of food and food systems. A self-billed “think tank for food,” ... Read More
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De Blasio, Seeking Second Term, Appears to Win an Easy Victory

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In the general election, the mayor will again enjoy significant advantages. Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than six to one among New York City voters who designated a party affiliation.Photo Sal F. Albanese, at a campaign stop last month, failed in his third bid to capture the Democratic nod for mayor in New York City. ... Read More
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Tech’s Lack of Transparency Around Harassment Is Dangerous

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In August, when a former employee sued online-lending platform SoFi for firing him after he reported incidents of harassment, the company quickly rejected his claims. The matter had already been investigated internally and no wrongdoing was found, SoFi said. Unlike the many other accusations of harassment and bad behavior brought to light in Silicon Valley this year, nobody resigned. SoFi had made it clear: The $4.3 billion-valuation company planned to defend itself. It would stand by its chief executive, whose name was added to the suit. Late on Monday, that CEO, Mike Cagney, said he would r... Read More
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Minneapolis hosts pitch competition for Somali entrepreneurs

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Minbar, an international entrepreneurship organization, will host its first startup competition in Minneapolis this month highlighting businesses created by Somali entrepreneurs across the globe. To be considered for the competition, startups must offer a product or service that promotes job opportunities and quality of life in Somalia. The company itself does not have to be located in Eastern Africa. Affinis Labs, the East Coast-based social innovation firm behind Minbar, said it will look favorably on groups with youth and women. Five startups will be selected to pitch at a ... Read More
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‘Undecided’: Clash of third parties peaks interest to German elections

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With just two weeks before the country goes to the polls to elect the country's Parliament, voting intentions show Merkel's ruling Christian Democrats way ahead of her Social Democrat rivals. RT's Peter Oliver takes a closer look at who will be the real contenders in this election. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Small steps, all good, for girls in the hood

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By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Big Picture file comes Laura Alison Design, the functionally fashionable Huntington startup boasting the trendy “Infinity Collection” and an infinite amount of patience. Well, perhaps not infinite patience. But founder Laurie Russo – a professional hairdresser who cut into entrepreneurism when the unique hooded scarves she handcrafted for her daughters generated sudden and significant interest – is certainly a champion of the long view. Now seven years since she incorporated L M Web... Read More
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Jeered and Booed: Demonstrators drown out Merkel at campaign rallies

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Angela Merkel has been facing a tough week both in and out of parliament. With just over 2 weeks to go to the general election, she has been out on the campaign trail. Where she was jeered and booed at rallies. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFoll... Read More
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Insurtech Startup CoverWallet Appoints OnDeck’s Paul Rosen as Chief Operating Officer

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Paul Rosen joins CoverWallet as the Insurtech startup scales, reinventing insurance for millions of small businesses NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 7, 2017– CoverWallet, the simplest way for small businesses to understand, buy and manage their insurance online, announced that former OnDeck® (NYSE: ONDK) executive, Paul Rosen, has joined the company as COO. “If there is such a thing as the perfect fit for this role, Paul mu... Read More
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Maple Media has done 8 deals in 8 months to make mobile games more money

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Maple Media raised $30 million to acquire a bunch of mobile apps and games in order to optimize them to make more money. And in the past eight months, the company has acquired eight major properties, some of which include multiple apps. Los Angeles-based Maple Media raised funding from private equity firm Shamrock Capital. It has begun to use that money to acquire apps and games that haven’t met their full potential, and then it applie... Read More
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Indiegogo may now call a collection agency if backers aren’t kept informed about delays

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Indiegogo is making a pair of changes today that are designed to compel crowdfunding campaigns to be clearer with backers about the state of their products. The first change is a requirement that tech campaigns disclose what state their product is in — be it just a concept or one ready to hit the manufacturing line. And the second is a requirement that all campaigns update their backers at least once a month about how the project is going. If campaigns fail to do either, Indiegogo may remove them from the platform, offer refunds, and even attempt to acquire dispersed money through collections agencies. Combined, ... Read More
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4 ways college entrepreneurship classes fall short

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According to a Bentley University Survey, over 66 percent of millennials would like to start a company. It’s no wonder that colleges, universities, and private institutions are trying to ride the wave and offer entrepreneurship training classes, programs, and even degrees. In a recent feature in Forbes by Andrew Yang, the amount of Entrepreneurship Education and Training Programs (EETs) has quadrupled over the past 25 years, and yet, rates of private business ownership for households under 30 have declined over 60 percent during the same period. If millennials are so interested in starting companies, a... Read More
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Mark Cuban to Deliver Closing Keynote at Venture Atlanta 2017

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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 7, 2017– Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest technology investment conference, announced today that Mark Cuban will provide the closing keynote for its 10th annual two-day showcase event, October 11-... Read More
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Crowdfunding companies look to Alibaba for their next big idea

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A company called Frank wants its backers to feel good about buying into its crowdfunding campaign for a new Android phone. Its Indiegogo page is filled with videos emphasizing that the young team at Frank — one co-founder is 17 years old — is subverting "the man" by going around big-name phone manufacturers to release an affordable, decent device. It's a nice idea to sell people on, but it's one that relies on a clever crowdfunding workaround: the Frank team didn’t do most of the work. Instead, they sourced prototype designs and manufacturers thro... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: an experiment worth watching

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Experiment 7 is setting out to create more than a way to play games in virtual reality with its Magic Table platform. It’s released two games so far — chess and the Dungeons & Dragons-licensed Dungeon Chess. And next up is Catan VR, which brings the classic Settlers of Catan board game to the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear. I’ve talked a couple of times with the studio’s leadership — creative director Geoffrey Zatkin and managing director Demetri Detsaridis — and each time, I’ve come away impressed with not just their grasp of making games in virtual reality and love for board games but also with the scope of their ambitions. The next game ... Read More
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State of the Art: Silicon Valley’s Politics: Liberal, With One Big Exception

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But by the 1990s, with the advent of the World Wide Web and the beginning of the tech industry’s march to the apex of the world’s economy, another Silicon Valley political narrative took root: techies as unapologetic libertarians, for whom the best government is a nearly nonexistent one. You can see this strain in “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace,” the tech activist John Perry Barlow’s warning that the world’s governments enjoyed “no sovereignty” over the internet.... Read More
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Debrief: Happy landings with Daniel Preston

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With the fate of Riverhead Town’s Enterprise Park at Calverton still very much in the air, Daniel Preston would like to throttle things back a bit. Half-truths and wild speculation have been part of the EPCAL story since Grumman pulled out a quarter-century ago, and CEO Preston’s Luminati Aerospace LLC, which is looking to purchase the storied property for $40 million and revive Long Island’s dormant aerospace industry, has not been spared: ... Read More
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Elon Musk, Vladimir Putin Predict Future of Artificial Intelligence

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said the nation that leads the artificial intelligence industry will dominate the world, prompting billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to respond Sept. 4 with fears that AI will trigger WWIII.Detected Closed Captioning: Style: ::cue(c.colorCCCCCC) { Color: Rgb(204,204,204); } ::cue(c.colorE5E5E5) { Color: Rgb(229,229,229); } ## The President Of Russia Has Announced What He Thinks Is The Key To Global Domination Vladimir Putin Said Last Week wrote Artificial Intelligence Is The Future For All Humankind He Comes With Colossal Opportunities But Also Threats That Are Difficult To Predict Whoever Becomes The Leader In This Sphere Will Become The Ruler Of The World The presiden... Read More
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Fair Introduces a New Way to Shop, Get Approved and Pay for a Car All on Your Phone

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Startup Provides the First Fully Digital End-to-End Way to Get a Car With the Flexibility to Return it Anytime SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 5, 2017– Fair-a first-of-its-kind app that allows customers to shop, get approved and pay for a car all on a phone-launched today. Fair’s innovative offering allows customers to shop for a car they want and can afford based on a pre-qualified monthly payment range tailored to their budget, and includes the ... Read More
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How to restore deleted Google contacts

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Meet Google's first 19 employees Only six of Google's earliest employees still work at the internet giant -- and these include co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Some early Google employees have gone on to become entrepreneurs, others angel investors, and a lucky few have gone on to become top executives at other tech companies. A few are happily retired. In 2015, a Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers and where there careers have taken them. Of the first 21 employees, only six are still at the company. Here is what's become of the first 19 employees since launching their careers at Google. Marissa Mayer Marissa Mayer joined Google as ... Read More
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Whatever Happened To … The Airbnb ‘Superhost’ From Tanzania?

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Enlarge this image Godwin Ndosi rents out rooms at his parents' house to guests around the world through websites like Airbnb. He's standing with one of his international visitors. Courtesy of Godwin Ndosi hide caption... Read More
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St. Louis forms $5 million seed fund to keep its startups in town

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Paul Heirendt, a principal at True Bearing Advisors and co-founder of multiple startups, has first-hand experience with how hard it can be for entrepreneurs to find seed funding in St. Louis. “Of the nine startups I’ve been involved with in St. Louis in the last few years, four had to relocate to find adequate seed-stage funding,” said Heirendt. Relocation is far from the worst thing that can happen to startups that fail to find seed funding. More often they end up folding — which is precisely why the phase between capital formation and Series A funding is referred to as “The Valley of Death.” Recognizing a clear need, the St. Louis region has launched a fund designed to help startups mak... Read More
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Female founders are spearheading Atlanta’s transformation into a tech hub

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Earlier this year, Dell released their third annual report ranking cities on their ability to attract and support High Potential Women Entrepreneurs, defined as female entrepreneurs that are growing businesses with the potential to break $1 million or more in annual revenue. Out of 50 cities around the world, Atlanta ranked 18th overall, ahead of cities like Portland, OR; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Miami, FL. In fact, if you don’t count Miami (and most southerners likely wouldn’t), Atlanta was the only city in the southern U.S. to even rank on the list. The growth rat... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: Silicon Valley CEOs make the Midwest their new photo-op

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First Mark Zuckerberg, now Tim Cook: Can any top tech CEO get through 2017 without doing a tour of “The Heartland”? This week, the Apple CEO made pit stops in Cincinnati, Ohio; Waukee, Iowa; and Austin, Texas. While Zuck’s has been traveling around the U.S. to fulfill his personal New Year’s Resolution (or to set the groundwork for a run for office, as some might believe), Cook was strictly business. In Ohio, Cook visited with a local manufacturer that creates testing equipment used to help iPhones stay water-resistant. In Iowa, he announced that Apple would be building a new Apple data center in Waukee. In Texas, he visited the Capital Factory — a coworking space, accelerator, and educational center for entrepreneurs in... Read More
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Will Fitbit’s sleep apnea tracking actually work?

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Maine’s startup scene scores a win with $175 million acquisition of CashStar

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CashStar, a payments platform for retailers based in Portland, Maine, announced today that it has been acquired by California-based competitor Blackhawk Networks for $175 million in cash. The deal is one of the largest acquisitions for a Portland startup in the past several years. CashStar’s platform helps companies, mostly retailers, sell digital gift cards and manage customer loyalty programs. CashStar’s current client list includes many retail giants, like Starbucks, S... Read More
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Entrepreneur 101: Starting a successful business

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Dreaming of becoming your own boss? These five tips can help make your business "super."Detected Closed Captioning: So You've Decided You Want To Start Your Own Business You've Saved Up Enough Cash You've Read All The Things To Avoid And You've Even Taken Notes While Binge Watching Shark Tank So Let's Dive Into Five Entrepreneur 101 Tips To Make You A Business Super Hero Business And Personal Funds Should Never Be Combined In One Account Separating Them Won't Just Help You Keep Track Of your Business's Health It'll Also Help You Avoid Messy Paperwork From Tax Season Rhymes Hello Thank You For Calling The Internal Revenue Service The Next Agent Will Be with You In Five Hours Please Hold As You Invest In Your ... Read More
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The Heat: Trump focuses on DPRK and Hurricane Harvey rainfall, flooding Pt 2

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U.S. President Donald Trump says “all options are on the table” after the DPRK fires another missile. And the president and first lady travel to Texas to learn firsthand about recovery efforts after a powerful storm brings record rainfall and devastating flooding. To discuss all of this: Afshin Molavi, senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Ansgar Graw, senior political correspondent with the German newspaper, Die Welt. Joe Madison, talk show host with Sirius-XM’s Urban View Channel. Dan Perkins, an author and commentator.Detected Closed Captioning: Well Ansgar Gras In Berlin The President Has Said Several Times Today That He wants To Pr... Read More
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Okta Launches APIs and New Developer Edition to Power Identity for Every App

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Okta Identity Cloud Enables Developers and Business Leaders to Rapidly Build Secure Customer Experiences into Any Web or Mobile Application SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 29, 2017– Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today introduced expanded APIs, new developer product capabilities and a new Developer Edition for both customer and employee identity, making Okta the leadin... Read More
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Susan Fowler’s Uber post was the first shot in a new war against Silicon Valley sexism

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Brazil’s startup ecosystem is thriving despite bureaucracy

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Brazil’s been in the news lately, and not always for the most positive reasons. Amidst news of recession, resulting austerity measures, and a successive series of large-scale corruption scandals, the developments from this previously booming emerging market seem grim. But as an emerging-markets expert, I’ve been watching Brazil very closely, and it’s clear there is a br... Read More
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Austin and St. Louis startups show you don’t need the coasts to succeed

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Tech entrepreneurs are the cool kids on the block. Whereas young people once aspired to be rockstars or astronauts, today they dream of being startup founders, flush with venture capital and working out of sleek, open-plan offices in San Francisco’s trendy SoMa district or New York’s bustling Flatiron neighborhood. Every year, countless founders make their way to these golden cities, armed with little more than a dream and a prayer. But truth be told, these entrepreneurs are making a key (and possibly fatal) mistake: They’re focusing narrowly on a handful of established startup hubs where rents, taxes, and regulations are out of control. The competition is fierce and unrelenting. The picture is much more favorable out... Read More
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Tesla readies ‘long-haul’ electric truck with a range of up to 300 miles

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(Reuters) — Tesla next month plans to unveil an electric big-rig truck with a working range of 200 to 300 miles, Reuters has learned, a sign that the electric car maker is targeting regional hauling for its entry into the commercial freight market. Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised to release a prototype of its Tesla Semi truck next month in a bid to expand the company’s market beyond luxury cars. The entrepreneur has tantalized the trucking industry with the prospect of a battery-powered heavy-duty vehicle that can compete with conventional diesels, which can travel up to 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel. Tesla’s electric prototype will be capable of traveling the low end of what transportation vete... Read More
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Keiser Report: Empire of Debt (E1114)

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Max & Stacy discuss the narcissism of central banks holding $15 trillion in their own assets. They also discuss Morgan Stanley saying that some of their investors see Bitcoin as a better hedge to inflation than gold. Max continues his interview with Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com to discuss the looming trade war between the US and China, and the mountain of US treasuries owned by China. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscriptio... Read More
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Why the alt-right can’t build an alt-internet

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What looks good? With Foodfaves, the future

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Sydney Epstein wasn’t hungry for entrepreneurial success. She was just hungry. After graduating from Emerson College, the future business owner took a job as a TV and film production assistant in Los Angeles. At the top of her settling-into-a-new-place list was “finding my go-to restaurant, like I do in every city,” she told Innovate LI, so the self-described “food-obsessed millennial” did what millennials do. But Epstein quickly lost her appetite for wading through Yelp reviews of Greater Los Angeles’ dining scene. “It was very overwhelming,” she said. “Very confusing. There was no efficient way to search what was nearby and what looked good.” That’s when th... Read More
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How this educator is keeping refugee children in school in Uganda

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A million South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda over the past year, the U.N. announced Thursday, with many taking up residence at the Bidi Bidi camp, the largest of its kind in the world. When it comes to the educational needs of these children, one man, who knows what it’s like to be a refugee, is trying his best to give back. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.Detected Closed Captioning: HARI SREENIVASAN: But First: Trying To Meet The Education Needs Of Refugee Children In A Resource-poor Country Overwhelmed By New Arrivals. Just Yesterday, The United Nations Announced One Million South Sudanese Refugees Had Arrived In Uganda Over The Past Year. Many Have E... Read More
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Vantiv’s acquisition of Paymetric is an endorsement of Atlanta’s fintech sector

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It’s no secret that Atlanta is an epicenter for payment processing companies — they don’t call it Transaction Alley for nothing. That designation, along with the prospect of growing its partnerships, joining a thriving ecosystem, and receiving support from organizations like the Atlanta Fintech Taskforce and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, attracted Paymetric to the state. Originally based in Texas, the enterprise payments company moved its headquarters to Roswell, Georgia in 2009... Read More
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Rolling Motion rolls out next-gen traction drive

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Everywhere he goes, John Pawloski causes friction. And that’s a good thing, especially for Rolling Motion Industries, Pawloski’s North Babylon-based 2016 startup. Rolling Motion is the exclusive (so far) manufacturer of the RMI Traction Drive, a super-efficient transmission system that masters “rolling friction” principles and aims to become an indispensable industrial cog. It looks like the cog has legs: This month, Pawloski’s enterprise received its first order through a newly established distribution network, comprised primarily of “very deep-rooted companies that have been on Long Island for a long time and ha... Read More
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Scorching heat, rolling blackouts: The west is changing how it does summer

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AI Weekly: Amazon bots are helping bring the USPS back from oblivion

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The United States Postal Service is not exactly bouncing back from oblivion these days, but it’s worth noting that there’s been a slight bump in one area. For the low-margin Shipping and Packages division, there was an 11 percent increase in revenue over last quarter. In general, these items — small packages that come to your mailbox but not snail mail letters — have kept the USPS from sinking like a ship. For the savvy readers out there, you might already know there is one company that is helping them rebound. Hint: It’s named after an area in South America. ... Read More
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At Impish Lee, things take a natural course

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Impish Lee has found a way to go even au naturel-er. The Sea Cliff-based customized-lingerie manufacturer has innovated its trillions-strong-and-yet-barely-there product line once again, this time introducing a 95-percent-natural fiber that thinks globally and acts sexually. Customers can now choose to have their personalized products – trillions of possible combinations, factoring styles, fabrics, colors, sizes, add-ons and more – fashioned with modal jersey, a sustainable (and super-soft) fabric comprised almost entirely of beechwood fiber, making it a friend to allergy sufferers and Mother Earth alike. It ... Read More
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St. Paul’s 3-step plan to become a better place for tech

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I have been fortunate over the past several months to serve on the Saint Paul Innovation Cabinet, brought together by Mayor Chris Coleman and Council Member Chris Tolbert with other leaders from the technology, innovation, economic development, real estate, and workforce development sectors. Our work has been focused on accelerating innovation sector jobs in St. Paul and identifying the strategies necessary to take the city to the next level. Through working with these leaders in our business community, I see a bright future for St. Paul. The action plan that we developed — ... Read More
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The Difficult Voyage of Martin Shkreli, the Pharma Bro, Comes to an End

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As the deliberations in the Martin Shkreli trial dragged into their fifth day, the possibility that he could end up facing a deadlocked jury, or even an acquittal, started to seem increasingly real. So did the potential for yet another embarrassing setback for the government when it comes to prosecuting white-collar crime. Instead, on Friday afternoon, in Brooklyn, the jury delivered a victory, of sorts, to the government, finding Shkreli guilty on three of the eight counts with which he’d been charged—including the two most serious ones, of securities fraud. After the verdict was read, Shkre... Read More
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To create more businesses across the U.S., support first-time founders

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In the United States, 25 percent of startups fail in the first year, and 75 percent of venture-backed start-ups fail at some point. Those are startling percentages, and ones that can be alarming and disheartening for both aspiring entrepreneurs and those who invest in startups. However, there is an opportunity to lower that statistic while simultaneously fostering an environment that ensures entrepreneurs are prepared to succeed from day one – regardless of where they are located: in the plains of the heartland or in Silicon Valley. As a co-founder of an early-stage venture capital firm, Unshackled Ventures, I see pitches daily from bright minds wishing to change the world... Read More
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Division deepens: Who’s to blame for the incident at Charlottesville?

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John Hajjar, deputy director of the U.S.-Middle East Alliance to Support Donald Trump, Medea Benjamin - Co-Founder of Code Pink & legal and media analyst - Lionel debate the issue. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter ... Read More
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Entrepreneurs hungry for perspective should work outside Silicon Valley

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We have a summer home in New England in a semi-rural area, just ~10,000 people in town, with a potato farm across the street. Drive down the road and you can see the tall stalks of corn waving on other farms. Most people aren’t in tech or law or teaching in universities; they fall solidly into what is called working-class. They work as electricians, carpenters, plumbers, in hospitals, restaurants, as clerks, office managers, farmers, etc. They have solid middle-class values of work, family, education, and country — work hard, own a home, have a secure job, and save for their kids’ college and their retirement. This summer I was sitting in the ... Read More
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Square founder Jack Dorsey says bitcoin and blockchain are the ‘next big unlock’

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4 policy changes Heartland entrepreneurs really want

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It feels as though 2017 is likely to go down in history as the year that lasted about a decade in our collective minds. With a new presidential administration, there’s been a groundswell of interest and engagement around policies that impact the country, and more directly, the entrepreneurs looking to build businesses within it. But even with engagement at an all-time high, headlines are seemingly focused on just a few areas: We’ve seen heavy-handed immigration policies struck down in court, twice. We’ve seen the last of a healthcare debate that raged through two houses of Congress, went through half a dozen Congressional Budget Office scores and a multitude of variations, only to get knocked down in the... Read More
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After cancelled town hall meeting, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at girls’ coding event

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Investors see cryptocurrencies as safe haven amid U.S.-North Korea tensions

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Perhaps the famous phrase “When the United States sneezes, the world catches a cold,” is more appropriate now than ever before. The simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea this week have caused turbulence in traditional financial markets and international stock indices, but it’s having a reverse effect on the value of safe haven assets, particularly cryptocurrency. As the world comes to terms with a dictator’s threats and a president’s brazen “fire and fury” comments, global markets have entered a major correction. Yesterday, Dow futures and S&P 500 futures were down 0.3 percent, Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC40 dropped 0.7 percent, while London’s FTSE 100 dipped 0.5 percent. Today, the... Read More
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So, Brian Fried had this idea…

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Perhaps Brian Fried should launch the re-inventors club. Boasting many notches on his toolbelt – several inventions, a few commercial scores and a pair of how-to books for the entrepreneurial tinkerer – Fried is founder of Inventors and Entrepreneur Clubs in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. The networking groups have exposed him to makers at various points on the invention spectrum, and he’s helped several find their way. N... Read More
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Unity adds Max Levchin and Robynne Sisco to board as it readies for IPO

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Unity Technologies has named tech veterans Max Levchin and Robynne Sisco as the company’s first independent directors. Unity CEO John Riccitiello said the move is necessary if Unity is to prepare itself for an initial public offering in the future. Riccitiello said in an exclusive interview with GamesBeat that the company isn’t promising an IPO, but it has to take such steps if it wants to be ready for one in the future. “We have an obligation to be IPO-ready,” he said. “You need strong independent board members to do that. We are building that muscle so we can be ready if that is what we choose to do.” Unity said its game engine has been adopted by... Read More
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500 Startups announces the 7 companies in its first Data Track

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500 Startups today unveiled the seven companies that have been selected to participate in its first Data Track, which kicked off two weeks ago in San Francisco. The track focuses on three sectors, namely big data, machine learning, and AI. The candidates, all from different countries, are currently taking part in the three-month accelerator program alongside the other startups from 500’s latest batch — Batch 22. In addition to the traditional program, they will be receiving coaching and mentoring from sector-specific experts, such as Silicon Valley Data Science founder and CTO John Akred and Robert M... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: The Midwest’s Amazon opportunity

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Yesterday CNBC reported that more than 50 percent of U.S. households are projected to ... Read More
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Access Technology Ventures Leads $300 Million Investment Round for Essential Products Inc.

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Access Technology Ventures makes $100 million investment in Andy Rubin’s Essential Products Inc. Access Technology Ventures to join Essential’s board of directors NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 9, 2017– Access Technology Ventures, the venture capital and growth technology investment arm of privately held industrial group Access Industries, today announced its leading $100 million investment in the $300 million funding of Essential Products Inc., the smartphone maker founded by Andy Rubin, the creator of Android. Access will also join the company’s board of directors. Other investors in the round included Redpoint Ventur... Read More
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What’s keeping Texas from rivaling Silicon Valley

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Yesterday, Capital Factory CEO Joshua Baer announced a partnership with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center to bring Texas’ biggest accelerator to Dallas.  In his post, The Texas Startup Manifesto, Baer proposed a “Texas startup Megatropolis” combining Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The vision is exciting and highlights many of Texas’ obvious strengths: Growing at a rapid pace A low cost of living Diverse both in people and jobs Full of business and tech talent Home to great universities An energy and healthcare hub It also highlighted many of the wea... Read More
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DFJ leads $10 million investment in Pro.com’s home improvement services

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Pro.com, which provides quotes and contractors for home improvements, announced today funding of $10 million in a round led by DFJ. Existing investors Maveron, Madrona Venture Group, and Two Sigma Ventures also joined. A licensed general contractor, Pro.com provides an online platform for customers to get quotes, book contractors for home improvements, and make payments. The team currently operates in the states of Washington and California, with the majority of the projects being in Seattle and the Bay Area, according to Pro.com founder and CEO Matt Williams. In each market, Pro.com has its own carpenters, electricians, and project managers on staff in addition ... Read More
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‘10% Happier’: Russell Simmons, philanthropist, entrepreneur, author and activist | ABC News

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Elon Musk confirms Amber Heard split

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[embedded content] [embedded content]Detected Closed Captioning: Love Exists But They Are Not Together According To ET Online That's How Elon Musk Described His Feelings For Actress Amber Heard Reports World Over The Weekend Of The Entrepreneur Elon Musk And Amber Called It Quits After publicizing Their Couple Status In April on Monday He Commented On Amber's Instagram Post Which Shows A Split Photo Of Herself Copying Ariel From The Little Mermaid With The Caption Put A Fork In It 46 Year-old Elon Commented Quote Although Amber And I Did Break Up We Are Still Friends remain Close And Love One Another The Tesla Architect Explained That long-distance Relationships Between Two People With Busy Work Sch... Read More
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Austin and Dallas organizations team up to connect Texas startups and investors

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For the past several years, the leaders at two of Texas’ largest startup organizations — The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and the Capital Factory in Austin — have sought to convince skeptical Silicon Valley investors that their respective cities are home to some of the best entrepreneurs in the nation. Now, they want to team up to try to convince those same skeptics that Texas is the best state for entrepreneurs. Today, DEC and Capital Factory announced the formation of a partnership, as part of a broader plan to connect more startup communities in the state of Texas. Capital Factory, founded in 2009, serves as a coworking space, an accelerator, and an educational center for entrepreneurs in Austin. DEC, a nonprofit launched i... Read More
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How one man hauled Uber into small-claims court and won $4,000

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Enlarge / Dane Wilcox and his sister selling FYM hot sauce.Dan Wilcox reader comments 0 Share this story ... Read More
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Social-good innovators bet on blockchains to solve big problems

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With Bitcoin shrugging off a “civil war” to surge almost 400 percent in 12 months while giant cryptocurrency crowd-sales are creating instant millionaires almost daily, it’s tempting to think that blockchain technology’s only contribution to society is as a dubious get-rich-quick tool. But this misses the great potential that blockchains and digital assets pose for social good. Undaunted by humanity’s past failures to resolve some of history’s thorniest problems, numerous blockchain and cryptocurrency projects — some led by large international agencies, others by tiny startups – hope to tackle issues like poverty ... Read More
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Keiser Report: Bitcoin Drama (E1106)

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Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/In this final episode of the Keiser Report from Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Max and Stacy encounter Peter Schiff in the halls of the convention center and challenge him on bitcoin. Max continues his interview with bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem to discuss the latest drama and innovation in the cryptocurrency space.WATCH all Keiser Report shows here:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... (E1-E200)... Read More
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Greek economy struggles to rebound

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Greece government has said bad economic times are almost over as it points to reforms and more borrowing.But businesses say they are suffering more than before because of high taxes.Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from Chios in Greece.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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This entrepreneur says health care for all starts with keeping local talent

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Christopher Ategeka grew up with the devastating effects of not having health care access, having been orphaned by HIV/AIDS and losing his brother to malaria. But he got the chance to go to school and become an entrepreneur, and now he's using his influence to recruit health professionals to work in underserved parts of Africa. Ategeka gives his Brief but Spectacular take on health care for all.Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally, Another In Our Brief But Spectacular Series, Where We Ask People To Describe Their Passions. Tonight, We Hear From Christopher Ategeka. The Ugandan-born Entrepreneur Founded Health Access Corps. It's A Nonprofit That Aims To Combat The Shorta... Read More
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Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture

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Heartland Tech Weekly: In search of big hits

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Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought in the big players in his quest to transform Wisconsin into what he dubs “... Read More
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America’s most promising drone startup just partnered with DJI

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America’s most promising drone startup just partnered with DJI - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1... Read More
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Seed funding wilts as Silicon Valley investors fret about valuations and IPO market

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SAN FRANCISCO (By Heather Sommerville, Reuters) – The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies. Seed-stage financing has been sliding for the last two years, with the number of transactions down about 40 percent since the peak in mid-2015, data show. Dollar investments in fledgling companies have also declined, although less dramatically, dropping more than 24 percent over the same period. The slowdown comes despite an explosion of interest by wealthy individuals and foreign investors looking to park money in the next big thing. And it has potentially big implicati... Read More
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Germany’s Volocopter raises $30 million from Daimler for its flying autonomous taxi

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Volocopter’s dream of creating personalized air transportation took another step forward when the company announced today it had received a $30 million investment led by European automotive giant Daimler. German entrepreneur Lukasz Gadowski also participated in the funding. The German company said it will use the money to continue development of its electric flying taxis, or electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL). The company hopes that the aircraft, which can carry... Read More
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8 ways we can prepare for bots stealing our jobs

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We are at the beginning of what the World Economic Forum has labeled the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Millions of people will lose their jobs as the economy shifts towards automation and AI. The Trump administration seems to disagree, claiming that AI will not take American jobs for another “50 to 100 years.” But this assertion is off-base. Even the mos... Read More