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News Wire - Big deals and bold moves around the country

The Pipeline: Lyft COO quits, Samsung gets into air conditioning, and Haystack gets sacked in Boston

by Kent Bernhard Jr Lyft

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.

Deals and money plays

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  ...

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Hatched

Sam Altman goes big with his first Y Combinator batch

by Cromwell Schubarth Sam Altman Y Combinator

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  ...

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Media

Snapchat will deliver all the news that's fit to doodle

by Alex Dalenberg NowThis

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
Interactives

Mark Cuban’s 12 rules for startups

by Michael del Castillo

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  ...

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Technology

Brazilian judge orders Apple and Google to remove Secret from app stores, wipe phones clean

by Michael del Castillo Secret farewell

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  ...

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Startups

Apple Store a big win for a tiny startup

by Katharine Grayson 03 07 JamStick SubmittedByZivix

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.


For more news  ...

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Rebel Brands

Macy’s, Barneys agree to fines after racial profiling claims that pulled in Jay Z

by Teresa Novellino Jay Z

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  ...

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