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Y Combinator startup uses Big Data to invest in civil lawsuits

SILICON VALLEY — Peter Thiel's funding of Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker showed many Americans, apparently for the first time, that civil lawsuits are sometimes heavily backed by people who aren't personally involved in the cases. It's...Show More Summary

Does Facebook label you as a liberal, moderate or conservative?

SILICON VALLEY — Facebook labels you liberal, moderate or conservative, even if you avoid posting about politics. There’s a simple way to find out how Facebook categorizes you. Visit your ad preferences at on your desktop. Show More Summary

Google is going to punish mobile publishers that use pop-up ads

SILICON VALLEY — Starting in 2017, publishers using pop-up ads may be penalized in page rankings on Google, the company said Tuesday. In a blog post titled “Helping users easily access content on mobile," the Mountain View-based search giant said it has seen many more “intrusive” ads lately and is trying to cut back on them. As of Jan. Show More Summary

Innovator of the 10-minute gourmet dinner-kit entices investors

NEW YORK — Ooshma Garg, 29, is no stranger to launching a startup. As a junior at Stanford University, she created Anapata, an online site that matches law students looking for jobs with potential employers. After three years of bootstrapping, Garg sold the company for a reported $20 million. Show More Summary

The best advice I NEVER got when I graduated from college

You graduated! Congratulations. So long, final exams and all-nighters, and hello, new opportunities and adventures! On behalf of the “real world,” I’m glad you’re here. In the exciting few months post-graduation, it’s likely you’ve been...Show More Summary

There's no free college (but here's how to make it affordable again)

Every year, thousands of families wonder how they’ll pay for their child’s college education. Even after students borrow as much as they can from the federal government, scholarships and grants, there’s often still a funding gap of about...Show More Summary

Startup food delivery players face unlikely competitor (Video)

WASHINGTON — MedStar Health Inc. is getting into the business of dinner. The regional health care behemoth launched a fresh meal delivery service called WellRooted — echoing the subscription business model popularized by national brands...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures' leader: 5 lessons in launching a fund

NEW YORK — For those brave souls hoping to put their hard-earned cash into startups, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures' Charlie O'Donnell has some advice. After the success of its first fund, O'Donnel's acumen won the confidence of other investors led to a quick closing for a second fund with $15.1 million in commitments. Show More Summary

The 1 Argument All Inventors Must Learn How to Make

You build your products because you know you can do better than "good enough." Here's how to get that point across.

Will Machines Takeo Your Job? Here's a Breakdown of Workplace Automation (Infographic)

Some jobs will soon be replaced by robots,but there are plenty of others that require aset of skills machines aren't capable of (yet).

New Research Says Houseplants Can Make Businesses Safer (Watch)

Who knew a few ponytail and parlor palms could have such a benefit? New research shows that having houseplants in your office -- so, office plants then -- can help reduce the presence of dangerous Volatile Organic Compounds and other common toxins.

Franchise Buyer Warning: The What If’s Are Coming!

Are you about to buy a franchise? Fantastic! What follows is a franchise buyer warning: the What If’s are coming! For you. But first, a little reminder… This “buying a franchise” thing you’re about to do is for all the marbles. It’s what you’ve been working towards the past couple of months. Show More Summary

What BuzzFeed's Retro Reorganization Means

Ten years in, the viral news and ad factory separates its news and entertainment groups--and banks big on video across the company.

True Story: Startup Addict, Chronic Failure

I believe that developing your own business is ultimately a matter of doing the work, getting the store open, returning the phone calls. And I fear that too often people fall into the myth and mystique of the startup and end up doing just the opposite. Show More Summary

Should I try to define my business in detail?

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Can Your Business Benefit from Influencer Marketing? Intellifluence Says Yes

Intellifluence was created to aid small businesses in connecting with influence marketing professionals.

Stand Out with Small-town Service

It may be that I grew up in a small town area, but mention “small-town service” to people and they will know what you are talking about. So when I saw the tagline on this business sign, I felt I understood how this business treated their customers. (You can read more about developing the tagline […]

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