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News Wire - Frenemies

A rare alliance: Nike, Adidas, Under Armour band together to boost shoe designer diversity (Photos)

by Matthew Kish

Nike, Adidas and Under Armour aren't often in the same room together, unless it's a courtroom. But last week the sportswear giants set aside differences to support increased diversity in the footwear business.

Final presentations for Pensole Footwear Design Academy's first class in partnership with BMe Community took place in Portland Friday night.

Pensole educates aspiring footwear designers.  ...

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Innovation - Wonder drugs

MIT researcher works to disrupt how memories that cause PTSD are formed

by Jessica Bartlett Soldier

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may have found a way to prevent and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ki Goosens, an assistant professor of neuroscience and investigator in MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, has for several years been looking into PTSD, a stress disorder roughly affecting 8 million Americans. Common among combat soldiers, PTSD is  ...

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Hot Shots - Entrepreneurial oddities

Entrepreneurs with the same name team up to share a startup as well

by Ron Leuty Andrew Radin and Andrew Radin

Andrew A. Radin couldn't believe the email: Someone claiming to have his first and last name wanted to buy from him the domain name "andrewradin.com."

The nerve.

His first thought was to tell his identity doppelganger to take a long walk off a short pier. "Come on, guy," he said. "Look somewhere else." Their initially contentious back-and-forth emails gave way to friendship after learning more  ...

13 hours ago
Hot Shots - Motherhood and business

Marissa Mayer expecting twin girls, plans limited time off from Yahoo

by Cromwell Schubarth Marissa Mayer

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced on Tuesday that she is expecting identical twin girls later this year.

“I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout," Mayer said in a blog, referring to the child she had just three months into her job at Yahoo.

The company's stock continues to track that of Chinese  ...

14 hours ago
Innovation - The space race

Outer space leader builds a better rocket

by Steve Wilhelm Green propellant

A pioneering Seattle-area outer space company has developed a new kind of deep space rocket engine that is 50 percent more fuel efficient than current designs.

And as a bonus, the fuel the new Aerojet Rocketdyne engine uses isn’t toxic.

Aerojet Rocketdyne has for decades in Redmond built small rocket engines to guide satellites and deep space probes, but most of those have been fueled by  ...

15 hours ago
Startups - Knowledge is power

Fresh off selling a startup to Dell, entrepreneur launches new venture behind $2.7M in funding

by Dan Norton guru nucci

His last company was acquired by one of the biggest computer developers in the country, so Rick Nucci has high expectations for his newest startup, which raised $2.7 million in funding.

Nucci announced Tuesday the launch of Guru, a knowledge-sharing platform aimed at customer facing teams, along with co-founder Mitch Stewart.

Stewart and Nucci worked together at the latter's last startup Boomi,  ...

16 hours ago
Media - Streaming wars

Is Apple ready to take on Netflix?

by Gina Hall Apple TV

Apple is looking for some big partners to beef up its massive brand.

The Cupertino-based company is courting major Hollywood producers to create original content to compete with Netflix, according to a report from Variety on Monday. While the company is not commenting on those meetings, Apple did confirm Monday that it is teaming up with Cisco to bring more iPhones and iPads to business users.

So  ...

17 hours ago
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