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A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for August 20 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.
Silicon Valley… Samsung, in a move to bolster its smart home business, buys Quietside LLC, an American air conditioner distributor.
Kansas City... Agribusiness company FarmLink LLC closes on ...5 minutes ago
S am Altman has wasted no time in putting his stamp on Y Combinator.
The first batch of startups under his guidance as president pitched on Demo Day on Tuesday. The cohort was bigger and more varied than I've seen in the past. And many of the startups who took the stage at the Computer History Museum talked a good game of aiming higher than ever.
A pair of nuclear energy startups, a quantum ...22 minutes ago
S napchat, with its disappearing messages, doodles and coveted millennial user base, is poised to jump into the news business, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Sources tell WSJ that the company is shopping a service called "Snapchat Discovery" to advertisers and media companies — including newspapers, magazines and television networks — that will show content and ...1 hour ago
Over the weekend Mark Cuban published his thoughts about what it takes to be great in business, boiled down to six fundamental practices. But for startups in particular, Cuban, whose net worth Forbes recently estimated to be $2.6 billion, has a few extra pointers. Illumination Consulting, based in La Jolla, California gathered together those tips in the below ...1 hour ago
I t’s illegal to send anonymous messages in Brazil, according to a judge's ruling yesterday, that ordered Apple and Google to remove the Secret app from their app stores and when possible, remotely wipe phones clean of the software. Microsoft's version of the same app, Cryptic, must also be taken down. And there’s reason for concern something similar could happen in the United States.
If the ...1 hour ago
A pple Inc. is selling a digital guitar made by Minneapolis startup Zivix at about 71 U.S. stores.
The product, called JamStik, is available now at select Apple retail locations, said Chad Koehler, Zivix’s vice president of business development and operations. The tech giant will begin selling it online Sept. 9.
Zivix also will begin selling JamStik through Amazon next month.
M acy’s and Barneys New York will pay fines and make changes to their security practices following a now-concluded investigation into complaints by minority customers who accused the retailers of “shop and frisk” and racial profiling practices at their stores in Manhattan.
State attorney general Eric Schneiderman’s office announced today that Macy’s, which faced complaints from nearly ...2 hours ago
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