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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's Parents Could Be Worth Millions | Money

In 1995, Jackie and Mike Bezos invested in their son Jeff Bezos's e-commerce company. The parents of the Amazon CEO could be worth millions.

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59 Percent Of You Will Share This Article Without Even Reading It

A recent study found that 59 percent of all links shared on social networks aren't actually clicked on at all, implying that people are sharing articles without ever getting past the headlines.

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50 Big Companies that Started with Little or No Money

There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. It is true that VC is a common denominator of the most successful tech startups, but it isn’t a…

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Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule

Deliberate experimentation is more important than deliberate practice in a rapidly changing world.

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Apple announces $350 billion investment

Apple is the latest company to announce an increase in investment in the U.S. following last year's new tax bill.

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Apple earnings Q4 2017

Apple's flagship product, the iPhone X, hits stores on Friday — later than usual.

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The risk of investing in crowdfunding startup campaigns - Business Insider

Crowdfunding allows people to create amazing products, but there's also a lot of potential for scams. Here's what you should know about potential risks.

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This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the difference between billionaires and the rest of us - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: Rich people think differently than the average person, and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who died...

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The Best Apps to Run a Startup From Your Phone - WSJ

There’s been an explosion in apps designed for small companies. Here are the best offerings.

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McDonald's fixed customers' top complaint — and now sales are soaring

McDonald's just posted its best quarterly same-store sales gains in years.  Sales...

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IAC Places Next Bet on Digital Media - WSJ

Barry Diller’s IAC is creating a new publishing group as the media tycoon places his next bet on digital media after the spinoff of the Match dating businesses. The new group is expected to pursue acquisitions

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Steve Jobs’ brutal response to question about engineer pay at Apple | BGR

Life as a software engineer at Apple is pretty good, but the perks and salary provided by the company have long paled in comparison to some of the benefits that other tech companies like Google are famous for bestowing upon their employees.

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Here's Apple's Holiday Gift to Its Employees

That's one way to boost the number of Apple Music subscribers.

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Yahoo could soon become Internet history - CNET

After a long struggle to lure people back to Yahoo Mail and its search engine, the trailblazing online service plans to spin off its core business, putting it in a position to be scooped up.

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What To Do If Your Lead Investor Asks For ESOP

As valuations continue to rise, early stage VCs are getting more “creative” with their deal structuring. In particular, I’ve seen a rise in requests for..

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Facebook Marketing Mistakes You Can Quickly Overcome

Struggling to make your Facebook page an irresistible destination? Here's 7 fatal Facebook marketing mistakes you can quickly overcome.

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Facebook's MAUs top estimates

Shares of Facebook are climbing to an all-time high after earnings, revenue and monthly active users topped estimates. Theresia Gouw, Aspect Ventures co-founder, discusses the company's growth, and "the next Facebook."

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Born out of necessity - worn with pride - A brief history of Haspel

Founded in New Orleans in 1909 and still made in the USA, Haspel is the originator of the Seersucker suit and now offers a vibrant collection of men's clothing.

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19 famous companies that originally had different names

Did you know that many household-name companies actually started out with completely different names?

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Apple: the first $700 billion company

The electronics giant's market value crossed yet another important milestone Tuesday - one that no other U.S. company had ever achieved.

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Apple Q1 Earnings: iPhone revenue shown in staggering visualization

Apple pulled in $74.6 billion in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014. Let that sink in for a moment: seventy-four point six billion dollars. That figure is absolutely staggering; it's more revenue than Google took in all year in 2014.

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Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.

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Samsung vs. iPhone 6: Apple record sales threaten Samsung’s lead

Even though it’s still selling a massive number of smartphones each quarter, Samsung’s sales and revenues have been suffering lately as the company faces increased competition in emerging markets.

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What It Means When Law Firms And Startups Give Away Legal Documents | TechCrunch

Over the past five years, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston have put online – for free – the documents that startups need to execute basic..

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Dozens of vendors jump on Apple Pay bandwagon - CNET

With the expanded list, Apple says its mobile-payments system now supports cards that account for 90 percent of credit card purchases in the US.

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Global social media research summary 2014

A compilation of social media statistics for consumer adoption and usageGlobal Web Index has become one of the most reliable sources of social media statistics to compare consumer use and engagemen...