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The move will help Mountain View, Calif-based Intuit focus on reaching small businesses and individuals with its tax-preparation software.
Diners can use Groupon Reserve to book tables at fancy restaurants for a discounted rate (up to 40 percent), no pre-payment required.
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In the height of the recession, three London-based “ex-Hedge fund quant nerds” decided to quit their steady corporate jobs to launch Bright Sun Group. The goal is to help venture capitalists track investments, spot trends, and source deals.
Immigration reform isn’t just an issue that affects corporations. It’s really about the people and their families that are struggling to remain in the U.S. and who are victims of an outdated system.
A new Intellectual Property unit will hunt down “organized crime gangs” who “illegally profiteer on the backs of others’ endeavors.”
The state of Tennessee is funding a business accelerator for agriculture technology (“agtech”) startups, which is open to anyone with the seeds of an idea, as well as established companies.
Intel’s corporate bylines dictate that “employees may not serve as corporate officers past the age of 65.”
PokitDok received $4 million in funding today to build-out a website that lets consumers research and potentially even purchase health care services.
Today, the Sponsorfied team announced that it’s rebranding itself as “Partnered,” and is pivoting to partnerships between brands and cool, creative types.
The first crop of 30 entrepreneurs will begin a training program next week, which is designed to help them scale their businesses.
Startups are setting up shop on Fremont Street in the heart of the downtown corridor in Vegas. To cater to the needs of the new arrivals, new office spaces, co-working spots and trendy restaurants have rapidly emerged.
According to a report by Routehappy.com, 38 percent of U.S. flights now offer Internet connectivity. WiFi may soon be the norm on domestic and international flights.
Highway1 has launched its San Francisco-based incubator program. The goal is to help young hardware companies bring their products to market, and form partnerships in Europe and Asia.
Invi, a mobile messaging app based in Israel, has pulled in a $3 million seed round today.
The startup says it can identify at-risk students and bolster nationwide dropout rates.
Editor’s Pick How Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and a small team of entrepreneurs are attempting to fix health care and education in one of the most undeserved parts of the country.
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In the wake of a key appeals court’s decision Friday to uphold a controversial patent owned by Ultramercial, the tech industry fears that patent abuse will continue, unabated.
Guest Post To help you make the most of Hadoop, let’s look at the promise of big data analytics, and how to avoid expensive, disillusioning failure.
LendUp and Corduro have developed a new system to help people in need pay their medical bills.
Editor’s Pick Tony Hsieh’s great urban experiment is transforming the downtown Vegas economy. Is it a model that can be replicated elsewhere?
Facebook is reportedly working on a news-delivery service to add to its mobile offering. Sources familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that the company has been working on the product for over a year.
Telefonica plans to sell off its Irish mobile business for $1 billion in cash to a subsidiary of Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.
Microsoft is outed as the company behind a mystery data center in West De Moines, Iowa. The plan has been dubbed “Project Mountain.”
The Bitcoin Foundation reports that it has received a cease-and-desist letter from California’s Department of Financial Institutions. The Foundation stands accused of engaging in the business of money transmission without a proper license.
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The MRC, which describes itself as the “voice of mobile health stakeholders,” is urging the FDA to finally decide how it will regulate medical mobile apps.
Facing charges of espionage, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is headed to Russia. Various press reports suggest that he’ll end up in Cuba, Ecuador or Iceland.
A group of entrepreneurs attempted to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems at 30K feet — with no WiFi. Here are my reflections from the British Airways UnGrounded flight.
Guest Post The Internet will undergo some major changes this summer, and business groups will voice some serious concerns over brand protection. Brands need to start planning now if they haven’t already.
Tibco today acquired Streambase to augment its analytics offering and appeal to the largest financial firms on Wall Street.
Three female entrepreneurs have developed a website and interactive book called My First Website, which teaches kids to code.
General Electric is on a mission to improve efficiency in hospitals, and is setting aside $2 billion for its health care practice.
Guest Post Many companies approach hiring interns all wrong. Hiring interns for your company means more than just finding someone to get coffee or run errands for full-time employees. Interns can be the future of your company.
A new scholarship is available for women who want to learn to code, but can’t afford to enroll in a hacker bootcamp.
A widely cited statistic in Mary Meeker’s State of the Internet report about how often Americans check their smartphones is probably bogus, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Hamoui will focus on early-stage investments in mobile, the firm tells me, and he’ll be based in Silicon Valley.
“The NSA is naturally interested in data mining; I know of data scientists in Silicon Valley who have helped them,” Mike Driscoll, a data scientist, told me. “They appeal to our sense of patriotism.”