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Meet the VC that will Elevate tech diversity

PORTLAND — Elevate Capital, Portland’s newest investment fund, aims to not only fund the next great Portland startup but to shine a spotlight on the region’s minority entrepreneurs. The new venture capital firm led by Managing Director Nitin Rai is raising a $10 million Pacific Northwest regional fund. Show More Summary

Bounce Your Way to Success with Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Franchise

With a new-store opening cost between $1,000,000 to $2,000,000, Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena Franchise is not for the faint of heart. Still, Franchisee Chris Bouma from Grand Rapids, Michigan is happy with his franchise choice and tells us, “It takes an incredible amount of time and quite a bit of business savvy. Show More Summary

Need to Ramp Up Your Business’ Growth?

Whether your business is just a dream or something you're already deeply involved with, a professional loan can provide the boost your company needs. For operations of all sizes, credit can be an integral part of expansion, growth and...Show More Summary

How Good a Deal Did You Get on Your Smartphone? ZTE Still Has You Beat

Can ZTE's newest smartphone really deliver mid-range quality for under $100? The company seems to think it's possible.

Think Pokemon Go is Advanced? Here’s What’s Next (Watch)

Pokemon Go is clearly just the early leader in the augmented reality sector. This technology will surely be seen plenty of places soon.

This 19-Year-Old Aims to Stop Bullying With an Anonymous Smartphone App

At 14, Brandon Boynton considered killing himself. Here's how empowering other victims of bullying through his software startup turned the teen founder's life around.

5 steps to successful problem solving

A rancher left 17 horses as a bequest for his three children. When the rancher passed away, his children opened his will. The will stated that the eldest child should get half of his 17 horses. The middle child should get one-third of...Show More Summary

Inky wants to change how you check and send email

WASHINGTON — Perhaps you are a hospital patient, worried about someone seeing your emailed X-rays, or an accountant checking a client's sensitive financial information over an email message. Or you're a CFO of a large company and want...Show More Summary

How a women-led Denver startup quickly found sweet success (Photos)

DENVER — Sending candy to a friend or coworker for a special occasion or to a client as a thank you is probably something you've done a time or two. Sweets are, after all, an American favorite for gift-giving. But a Denver-based company...Show More Summary

Verizon to acquire Yahoo assets for $4.83 billion, Mayer 'planning to stay'

NEW YORK — After a weekend of buzz that a deal was imminent, Verizon Communications confirmed on Monday that it plans to acquire the Web assets of Yahoo as part of a $4.83 billion cash transaction that will end the Sunnyville, California-based...Show More Summary

Lyft breaks silence in Austin City Hall ridesharing standoff, texts show

AUSTIN — Lyft Inc. closely monitored Austin City Council’s deliberations in late June over penalties for ridesharing companies that don’t comply with regulations, according to correspondence obtained by the Austin Business Journal. Lyft's...Show More Summary

Airbnb sues S.F. over ordinance, hires ex-mayors to help advise it

SAN FRANCISCO — Home sharing company Airbnb is suing the City of San Francisco for a host of new regulations and has hired several former mayors to help advise it on how best to deal with civic governments, news reports said this weekend. Airbnb's...Show More Summary

There's a new app for gossip, but can it fight off anonymous trolls?

SAN FRANCISCO — Internet confessionals aren't a new concept, but now two ex-Googlers are reviving anonymous sharing with a Silicon Valley twist. Bindu Reddy and Arvind Sundararajan, both former Google leads turned social entrepreneurs,...Show More Summary

Pandora reportedly rejects suitor

SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland-based media company Pandora rejected a $15-a-share takeover offer floated by Liberty Media that reportedly valued the company at $3.4 billion, a report says. Shares of Pandora fell about 2 percent to $12 this morning. Show More Summary

Gen Xers are key to getting the economy back on track

Over the past few years, I’ve consistently seen media coverage around how our labor market is changing amidst the recovery. Much of it focuses on how millennials are taking a bigger role in shaping the workforce and how baby boomersShow More Summary

Amazon exec: Bezos has planned for the eventual end of the company

SEATTLE — It's hard to imagine — particularly in Seattle — a world without Amazon. But CEO Jeff Bezos has not only imagined it. He's planning for it. This came to light Thursday during a tour of the company's emerging high-rise campus...Show More Summary

Verizon Will Acquire Yahoo for $4.8 Billion with Advertising Assets Being Added to AOL

The fact that Yahoo is finally being sold probably surprises few observers. The online behemoth, still one of the internet's most recognizable brands, has struggled for some time. But what will Yahoo's new life under Verizon look li...

Why All Business Has to be More Social

Are trends favoring social businesses over classic “greed is good” businesses? Is all business social business? Or, every day, more business is social? I think so. I hope so. I first heard the term “social venture” in the late 1990s....Show More Summary

Musk to Open His Tesla Gigafactory Years Ahead of Schedule

With his eye on putting more Teslas in garages worldwide, the serial entrepreneur has doubled the number of people working on building the giant battery factory.

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