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How Streaming Services Are Crushing Cable Today

By | Sep 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm

In 2015, the number of US households that paid for internet streaming TV but not for cable hit 10.5 million, up 12 percent from 2012. In 2016, cable’s dropping even further in a couple different metrics. Specifically, top networks are seeing an avalanche of viewers dropping out in…

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Uber Might Make Those Flying Cars We Think We’re Entitled To

By | Sep 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

The phrase “Where’s my flying car” has turned into an ironic call for the retrofuture that has never happened: In the 1950s and 1960s, fresh off the ground-breaking invention of nuclear power, the western world envisioned a future full of sleek white buildings, gyroscopic…

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Wall Street Reacts to That Rumor Disney Might Buy Twitter

By | Sep 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Bloomberg is reporting on early rumors that Disney is in the very early stages of thinking about buying Twitter, which was previously reported to be looking to sell after failing to turn around its drooping profits in 2016. And Wall Street is going nuts…

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How to Survive Your Startup Acquisition

By | Sep 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

Your hard work, financial and emotional sacrifices to get the company up and running have finally paid off. A larger company has offered you a hefty check, which you are likely to accept. Yet, the burning question is – how do you get the…

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Pixar’s ‘Cars’ Is the Future: Autonomous Vehicles Can Now Smile

By | Sep 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm

There’s a fan theory that Pixar’s ‘Cars’ franchise — which features sentient vehicles but no humans in sight — is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland in which humans are extinct but their AI-powered self-driving cars live on. Today, we’re one step closer to that…

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‘Pokémon Go’ Distracts 10K Drivers Per Day. Sort of. I Guess.

By | Sep 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Keck School of Medicine researchers just published a study on Pokémon Go and distracted drivers: The AR app game could be causing as many as 10,000 distractions in drivers across the globe daily. Does that sound crazy? Judge the data behind the claim yourself: The…

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Google Is Fighting Internet Trolls With AI

By | Sep 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Google subsidiary Jigsaw is developing an AI program that can analyze language patterns to identify online harassment. The technology is called “Conversation AI,” and with an accuracy rate of 92%, its team claims it’s already better than human moderators. “I want to use the best technology we…

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21st Century Fox Is Suing Netflix for Poaching Employees

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm

The 21st Century Fox film and TV studio will seek an injunction against Netflix, arguing contractual interference after two executives left Fox for the streaming entertainment company. According to the official lawsuit, as stated by the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix stands accused of running a “brazen campaign to unlawfully target, recruit,…

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Denver Startup Week Pulls in Record-Breaking Attendance

By | Sep 15, 2016 at 5:45 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable…

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FAA Loophole Lets You Fly a Tiny Drone Registration-Free

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Care to buck authority and stick it to the man? Get a flock of .54-pound drones. Any drones that weigh under .55 pounds are free to fly, according to the official drone-regulating legislature from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You have the right to bare…

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Elon Musk on Tesla’s Autopilot 8.0: “Superhuman”

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Tesla’s 8.0 update to its Autopilot software will be rolled out within a few weeks. Announced today, the update will offer better radar and better fleet learning. If in action last May, Elon stated, “we believe [the update] would have” saved the life of Josh Brown, driver…

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KIDBOX Appoints Industry Veteran as New CEO

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 9:45 am

Micki Racine Berardelli wants to help your kids – and kids around the world – “unpack happiness.” With KIDBOX, the kid’s style box, Berardelli is accomplishing two of her company’s goals: sending personalized and unique assortment of clothes to consumers and giving back to…

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Want to Reduce Shipping Damage? Pretend You’re Shipping TVs

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

High-end bike startup Van Moof had a problem: Their business relied on shipping their bikes in massive flat boxes, but many were damaged en route. It wasn’t just one shipper, either. They “tried them all,” according to Van Moof’s cofounder and designer. So they came…

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Walmart Is Automating 7,000 Accounting and Invoicing Jobs

By | Sep 2, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Walmart’s getting on the automation train: Around 7,000 back-office invoicing and accounting jobs will be cut soon. The employees at these positions currently will be transitioned into different jobs within the company. Earlier in the summer, Walmart tested the automated cash-counting process in around…