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Puppet CEO Luke Kanies steps down

PORTLAND — Luke Kanies, founder of high-profile Portland software company Puppet, on Monday announced he was stepping down as CEO effective immediately and handing the leadership over to Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Mirchandani. Mirchandani joined Puppet in May as its first-ever COO and president. Show More Summary

Microsoft is trying to ‘solve’ cancer with computers

SEATTLE — With companies and organizations such as Juno Therapeutics and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center based in Seattle, the Puget Sound region is known around the world for its cancer research. Now, Microsoft is joining those world-leaders and using what it knows best – computer science – in an effort to “solve” cancer. Show More Summary

How Sherry Stewart Deutschmann said goodbye to the company she founded

NASHVILLE — Sherry Stewart Deutschmann's voice caught with tears more than once Friday afternoon as she, during a break from packing up her office, told me about the decision to sell LetterLogic, her patient billing and printing company. It...Show More Summary

Guerilla Vending brings local businesses to the snack machine

WASHINGTON — Why can’t vending machines just be better? Born out of a late-night drinking session (like most good ideas are) about why the United States did not have the same caliber of vending machines present in Japan, Alex Hastings...Show More Summary

Almost bootstrapped ad tech startup sells at 'unicorn' valuation

SILICON VALLEY — AppLovin, a three-year-old Palo Alto ad tech startup that raised just a few million in angel funding, on Monday told employees that it has sold a majority stake in the business at a reported valuation of about $1.42Show More Summary

SolarCity accused of IP theft by Khosla Ventures, Cogenra

SILICON VALLEY — SolarCity, the solar panel installer co-founded by Elon Musk, was sued for intellectual property theft on Monday by Khosla Ventures and Cogenra Solar. The technology in question is used to make high-efficiency solarShow More Summary

Furniture e-commerce startup Dot & Bo closes after acquisition talks fail

SILICON VALLEY — Dot & Bo, a furniture e-commerce startup, suddenly shuttered on Friday after failing to find backers or a buyer. The San Francisco-based company was in advanced talks to be acquired by a large company, but when discussions...Show More Summary

The email marketing secret nobody talks about

Once upon a time, we loved email. Heck, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan even starred in a movie about it. However, these days most of us view email as more a necessary evil of doing business than something exciting to engage with. Why email marketing...Show More Summary

?Google launches Google Station to bring free Wi-Fi to the world

SILICON VALLEY — Google launched a new initiative on Tuesday called Google Station to bring free, fast Wi-Fi to the world. The platform builds on the company’s work in India, which provides free Wi-Fi to millions of users at train stations through Google's partnership with Indian Railways. Show More Summary

At Wells Fargo, why is it so difficult to change a toxic sales culture?

Every day we learn more about how Wells Fargo & Co. violated the trust of its customers through unethical sales practices. If you can’t trust your bank, who can you trust? In a Sept. 8 press release about the Wells Fargo scandal, the...Show More Summary

10 Signs Your Startup Won't Get Funded

Are investors giving you the cold shoulder? There may be good reasons for that.

Why and How to Use Social Media for Content Promotion

To market your business using content promotion, perhaps there's no better platform than social media. Here's why as well as some tips on implementation.

What Small Businesses Can Learn From the Plan to Colonize Mars (Watch)

Small businesses can learn a lot from wannabe space explorer Elon Musk who sets small goals that build up to intergalactic achievements.

How can I legally improve a product I didn’t create?

TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious The post How can I legally improve a product I didn’t create? appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall.

This Entrepreneur Is Building a Matchmaking Service for Pen Pals

Kate Dobie wants to create a hub for letter-writers. Can it work? We asked her... by letter, of course.

Steve Case on Opportunity Outside Silicon Valley: 'There's Still Work to Be Done'

Ahead of his startup tour of the American West, the AOL co-founder talks about momentum outside major startup hubs.

UPS Successfully Tests Urgent Commercial Drone Delivery to Remote Locations

It appears brown may be able to do a lot more for small businesses that are situated in remote locations with its commercial drone package delivery service.

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