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Startup Snapwire to use SEC's new crowdfunding rules to raise capital

Like all startups, Snapwire, the on-demand stock photo agency, needs to raise funds to grow. To do so, it has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign.
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What do today’s corporate managers want? A digitally mature company, it would seem

Looking to up your company's retention rates? In this digital age, you'd better be ready to keep up with the digital pace.
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Microsoft’s Xbox and gaming sales see a 9-percent decline year-over-year

Microsoft has revealed that it has seen a 9-percent year-on-year revenue decline in Xbox and gaming for the second quarter of 2016.

Comcast expands $10 internet plan to 2 million more low-income households

Comcast has announced an expansion of its Internet Essentials plan, which offers 10Mbps internet speeds for $10 per month to low-income households.
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Uber investigators admit to lying and using illegal tactics against Uber’s opponents

Uber's contracted investigative firm, Ergo admitted in court to lying and illegally recording phone calls to investigate Uber's legal foes.
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Google just made it easier to find travel deals and book them on your phone

Google enhances its mobile search to increase travel and retail search functions to accommodate mobile users who make purchases and book travel on phones.
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Line messaging app goes public with year’s biggest tech company debut

Line Corporation arrived on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Thursday morning with the biggest market debut for a tech company this year.

Not all jobs equally threatened by robotics in next decade — how about yours?

A McKinsey & Company report predicts change in most jobs due to automation during the next decade. In some cases the least skilled jobs may be safest.
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At $1.3 billion, Line's upcoming IPO looks like the biggest tech debut of 2016

Japan's Line Corp has set the price of its initial public offering at the very top of its targeted range, the company revealed Monday.
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‘If you want to sue us, sue us,’ says Jack Ma about probes into Alibaba

Jack Ma has a message for his naysayers, and it's coming through loud and clear -- "Lawsuits don't scare me."
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Google Cloud Platform gains video software company Anvato after acquisition

In an effort to expand its offerings in cloud-based video processing, Google announced this week it had bought Anvato, a video software platform.
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Amazon made it easier for Chinese counterfeiters to sell you fake products

Amazon created its own problem by offering access to its Fulfillment by Amazon to Chinese sellers, making it easier for them to distribute counterfeit goods
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Great news for job seekers in 2016, especially if you’re in tech

CareerBuilder has even better news in its Mid-Year Job Forecast, projecting that over half of employers will raise wages for current employees.
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New EU-US data transfer agreement, 'Privacy Shield,' is made official

Privacy Shield, the controversial replacement for Safe Harbor, was approved today by the European Union to ensure legal data transfers to the U.S.
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Google is creating a new education project, with Rich Miner at its helm

Android co-founder Rich Miner is set to lead a new education project at Google. It's unknown exactly what the new project will be.
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Microsoft’s new Skype Meetings caters to the Office 365 Business crowd

Microsoft launched a business-focused, web-based videoconference service called Skype Meetings. The big draw is Office 365 integration for paid users.
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San Francisco officials propose payroll tax aimed solely at tech companies

The rising cost of San Francisco housing, attributed by some to heavy tech company presence, has led city officials to mull a payroll tax for tech firms.
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Tesla second-quarter deliveries fell short of target despite production jump

Tesla Motors produced just over 18,000 cars in the second quarter, claiming it achieved a steady rate of just under 2,000 cars per week by quarter's end.
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This startup was rejected 70 times and is now worth over $1 billion

Adaptive Insights is now one of the worlds most successful cloud-based financial software platforms, but the road to success was rocky.
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SEC filing from LinkedIn acquisition reveals five suitors

SEC documents unveiled Friday reveal that there were at least five total corporations interested in buying up the business-oriented social network.
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Google’s latest diversity report shows very slow progress

Google has released its latest diversity report, showing slow progress, but progress nonetheless.
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Panama Canal adds a third, wider lane 102 years later

Expanded to handle larger tankers and container ships nearly three times the current capacity, the Panama Canal's third set of locks are now open.

Incipio to buy headphone maker Skullcandy

Skullcandy approved a $177 million purchase offer from Incipio. The two companies both offer fashion forward tech accessories.
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When it comes to the IoT, Germany is beating the U.S.

According to a new survey from BCG, despite the loads of money the U.S. is pouring into the IoT, it all pales in comparison when placed next to Germany.
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As an energy infrastructure company that also sells cars, Tesla enters a new phase

Creating a sustainable, clean energy company reflects Tesla CEO's long-term business plan. Tesla cars will make money and spur the electric car market.
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Samsung is investing $1.2 billion in the internet of things

Samsung's no stranger to the internet of things, but it looks like the company wants to kick things up a notch -- or $1.2 billion worth of notches.
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Facebook’s leadership talks China, Zuck’s future at shareholder meeting

Facebook addressed its courtship of China, where it is still banned, along with a number of other business issues at its annual shareholder meeting.
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Airbnb could lose much of its New York business if State Senate bill passes

Airbnb could lose much of its New York business after a bill passed that would outlaw the company from listing unoccupied properties for short-term rentals.
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Women working in tech jobs should avoid these cities if they want more equal pay

Gender pay gap in the tech industry is a reality for women in the workforce. Some US cities are worse than others. Here is the breakdown.
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Sorry Trump, Apple won’t be donating money or tech to this year’s GOP convention

Apple is sitting out the GOP convention next month, as is HP, Motorola, and other corporate sponsors.
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Get fired and earn $55 million: A day in the life of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo CEO delivers company final deathblow by ignoring investors and increasing company spending despite plunging revenue.
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Moving In: LeEco ramps up US expansion plans with new hires, new land

Chinese tech giant LeEco is beginning to speed up its plans to expand into the U.S. market, as it is rapidly hiring employees and purchased land from Yahoo.
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Forced arbitration bans Google Fiber customers from filing class-action lawsuits

Google has updated its terms of service for Fiber with a forced arbitration clause, preventing disgruntled customers from filing a class-action lawsuit.
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Microsoft and marijuana strike a new partnership, thanks to a deal with Kind

Microsoft has become the first major U.S. corporation to join hands with the weed industry.