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The Next Big Thing You Missed: This Startup Will Train You for That Trip Into Space

The Next Big Thing You Missed: This Startup Will Train You for That Trip Into Space

The age of commercial spaceflight is finally here. From Richard Branson to Elon Musk, some of the world’s greatest innovators have spent years developing a new kind of space shuttle, with the promise that one day, in the not too distant future, all of us will have a chance to hop on a flight to space. And Kevin Heath wants to make sure we don’t puke on the way.

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Adobe Acquires Image Editing Startup Aviary To Accelerate Development Of Its Creative SDK

avMaybe you’ve heard of Aviary—it’s the company behind the Aviary photo editor for Android and iOS. That’s not all the company does, though. It also makes its tools available through a free SDK, and that’s what led Adobe to scoop up the company for an undisclosed sum.

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Aviary’s own app has been downloaded more than 100 million times, but the free Aviary SDK is powering a plethora of other creative apps.

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AT&T’s New Internet Plan Comes With Free Amazon Prime

AT&T’s New Internet Plan Comes With Free Amazon Prime

Amazon’s streaming video service began as an extra perk that could attract more people to Prime, the company’s unlimited two-day shipping program. Now, video is the main attraction and shipping the odd side benefit in a new subscription package from AT&T that bundles Amazon Prime with internet broadband access. The new offer also comes with […]

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In Open Letter on Apple’s Privacy Policy, Tim Cook Takes Swipe At Google

In Open Letter on Apple’s Privacy Policy, Tim Cook Takes Swipe At Google

Apple wants you to know that your data is safe in their hands, and on Thursday, the company launched a new website, complete with a letter from CEO Tim Cook, to explain just how your information is protected. With this new site, which Apple says will be updated at least once a year and whenever […]

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Even With Apple Pay Around, Credit Cards Are Still a Hotbed for Startups

Even With Apple Pay Around, Credit Cards Are Still a Hotbed for Startups

Today, just a week after Apple unveiled a mobile service that seeks to eliminate the credit card, Nitish Kannan will roll out a new payments technology that would be completely useless without that familiar piece of plastic we carry in our wallets. Kannan is the founder of a year-old startup called Circle Payments Plus that […]

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How to Make Your Business More Secure

How to Make Your Business More Secure

Every company needs electricity, but that doesn’t require building a power plant. Many organizations have reached the same conclusion about computing and storage needs. Why build out data centers if it’s not your core business? Plus it can be a costly proposition. That’s basically the premise of cloud computing: turn to trusted partners for your computing needs […]

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The Many Cultures of Innovation

The Many Cultures of Innovation

The word “innovation” buzzes around business today. Every startup professes to be innovative, and writers, academics and industry leaders stress the need for a “culture of innovation” in journals, news and inflight magazines. For those of us with a mandate to innovate — especially those with Innovation in our title — should we worry that […]

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Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Now You Can Take a Free Y Combinator Startup Course Online

Tech accelerator Y Combinator has given birth to so many of the country’s most successful startups—reddit, Dropbox, and Airbnb, to name a few—that it’s sometimes tough to remember that Y Combinator is a business in its own right. And nearly 10 years after it was founded, it’s a business that’s expanding in new ways. On […]

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Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft

Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft

Markus “Notch” Persson has a message for Minecraft fans. “It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.” On Monday morning, tech giant Microsoft announced that it has acquired Persson’s indie gaming company, Mojang, maker of Minecraft, the hit game that lets you build your own virtual worlds, and Persson took to his blog to […]

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