Somewhere over the rainbow, there's a Tesla Model S. And a pile of cash.

Tesla 'D' coming October 9. Here's what it might be

Since the photo appears to show a Model S, we suspect that the October 9th announcement may involve updates and new options for that electric luxury sedan.

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PayPal is botching its much-needed blood transfusion

PayPal needs to be run like a startup again. Or, to be more precise, it needs to be run like a big, aggressive, Facebook-style startup that moves fast, cuts deals, and focuses on massively improving its product.

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The car of the future doesn’t fly, it fixes your flat

Even with a three-to-five year product cycle, there is plenty of room for the car of the future to pop up today. Here are three connected features that could and should already be available for your ride.

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Why CEOs are wildly overpaid, in one chart

This chart offers a pretty compelling argument for why CEOs are making way too much money compared to what their employees earn.

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Tesla a 'fringe brand' says former GM product czar Bob Lutz

Speaking Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” finance show, Lutz discussed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s September 5 comment that Tesla’s stock price was “kind of high” at the moment.

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Does the Apple Pay token contain cardholder data?

Apple Pay is looking pretty attractive so far from a security perspective. But it’s tokens could be cause for concern.

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Why Oracle wins by Larry Ellison stepping down

Oracle’s challenge is in retaining this business over the long term and, more importantly, competing for new business. This will require more focus on product innovation, product alignment, and successfully transitioning to the cloud.

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Housecleaner Handy sweeps up Mopp, unveils new features

On-demand cleaning service Mopp, based in London, has been acquired by American platform Handy as the two businesses hope to become the international on-demand home services leader.

Somewhere over the rainbow, there's a Tesla Model S. And a pile of cash.

Tesla will need $6B more by 2025, Goldman Sachs says

Tesla will need about $6 billion dollars over the next decade–above and beyond the revenue it receives from ongoing operations–according to the Wall Street bank’s analysis.

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5 startups that could radically transform the world around us

Smartphone-based eye exams, pavement that generates electricity from your feet, a gelatinous way to store water, and a smarter beehive — these inventions may not have the sex appeal of social media, but they could make a huge difference in the world.

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Luxury electric Fisker Karma will reportedly be updated, relaunched

Wanxiang founder and chairman Lu Guanqiu and Wanxiang America president Pin Ni had told reporters last month that the company had “about 250 bugs” to fix on the Karma before it could put the car back into production.

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Meet Korea's billion-dollar startups

The South Korean tech ecosystem has passed the tipping point, and we’ll see even more “unicorns” coming out of Korea over the next five years.

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Chinese buyers lead charge in iPhone 6 global debut

A thriving secondary market was emerging hours after the first phones left stores, with mainland China having been left out of the initial global rollout.

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Food delivery service Daojia raises $50M in funding led by JD.com

Online food delivery service Daojia.com announced that it has closed $50 million in Series D financing jointly led by JD.com and Macquarie. (source via Sina) This deal marked JD’s second capital injection in Daojia, which received an undisclosed amount of financing in Series C round one year earlier.

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How Apple Pay is set to change commerce

Apple finally has a chance to succeed in making a phone a wallet. The user experience is very slick, and this will draw an influential and affluent new segment of consumers into NFC payments.

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How to maximize your ROI from VC introductions

In an effort to set them — and hopefully others — up for success, I’ve come up with a few pointers that all startups should keep in mind when approaching their network for VC intros that ultimately lead to funding.

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In defense of email

Email will never die. It’s the only system in the world where a user can send a message regardless of infrastructure.

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Retargeting and iOS 8: Thriving in a time of change

Up to 75 percent of iOS users are likely to be reevaluating their apps in the first 10 days iOS is available. App makers should retarget users during that time.