1. Google Gives Free Cloud Computing Credits to Startups

    Google Gives Free Cloud Computing Credits to Startups

    Google may be the saving grace to many up-and-coming startups. The company’s Cloud Platform for Startupsprogram is giving away $100,000 in cloud computing credits to businesses less than five years old that have less than $500,000 in annual revenue. Aside from the aforementioned requirements, qualifying startups need to have less than $5 million in funding and never have used Cloud Platform…

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  2. The Biggest iPhone is Already Sold Out

    The Biggest iPhone is Already Sold Out #soldout #iphone

    Sometimes bigger really is better. After becoming available for preorder online, the iPhone 6 Plus completely sold out in just a matter of hours.

    The newest 5.5 inch version of the phone is so popular that there is now a three to four week delay in deliveries, and that’s just from Apple. Unfortunately for impatient consumers purchasing the new phone through their current phone carriers, the wait…

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  3. Megan Smith Named Next Chief Technology Officer of the United States

    Megan Smith Named Next Chief Technology Officer of the United States

    The White House announced that its next Chief Technology Officer is Megan Smith, who is currently a Google executive working in Silicon Valley. Smith is an MIT-trained mechanical engineer and entrepreneur that has decades of experience in the tech industry.

    Megan Smith, former VP of Google X, has been named the new chief technology officer of the United States. Image: Flickr, David Sifry

    Megan Smith, former VP of Google X, has been named the new chief technology officer of the United States.
    Image: Flickr, David Sifry

    Currently…

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  4. KKR Meets with Ringier Execs, Creates Joint Venture

    KKR, the private-equity firm headed by George R. Roberts and Henry R. Kravis, has confirmed a digital joint venture with Ringier AG, a prominent Swiss media company. It seems the deal was finalized with personal persuasion from Henry Kravis, aligning his company with the 180-year-old Swiss publishing business.

    According to Ringier AG’s website, the company is “the largest internationally…

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  5. Fancy Hands Wants to Be Your Personal Assistant

    Fancy Hands Wants to Be Your Personal Assistant

    You’re busy. You’re tired. You’re overwhelmed. There aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. If only you had a personal assistant…

    fancy-hands-screenshotFancy Handswants to do your dirty work. Since 2010 the company has been helping both businesses and individuals deal with life’s minutiae. Thousands of virtual assistants are on hand 24 hours a day to help pay bills, make dinner reservations, cancel…

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  6. Fast Food Workers Stage Huge Protests Across America

    Fast Food Workers Stage Huge Protests Across America

    Fast food workers across the country are fed up with their pay and are demanding that the government do something about it. Earlier this month, fast food employees in 150 cities across America including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago protested their decidedly low wages, in hopes that Congress would take notice and increase their wages to $15 an hour. Workers are also hoping to form a…

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  7. Abercrombie & Fitch to Remove Logos from Clothing in Response to Drop in Sales

    Abercrombie & Fitch to Remove Logos from Clothing in Response to Drop in Sales

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    Abercrombie & Fitch has been a longstanding staple in fashion culture for teens, most known for its outward branding and visible logos. However, the tide is turning as youth today are turning away from logo-centric clothing and taking a more bare bones approach. Abercrombie’s sales are suffering as a result of this trend.

    Abercrombie’s second quarter sales were $891…

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  8. SeatGeek is About to Cause Some Serious Trouble for Competitors

    SeatGeek is About to Cause Some Serious Trouble for Competitors

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    Look out StubHub; you’re no longer the hotshot in town. SeatGeek, a competing online ticket vendor, just got a lot of help from some pretty good friends.

    SeatGeek, unlike similar sites, is more than an online ticket retailer. The website compares prices from numerous sites to find users the best prices for concerts, theater performances, and sporting events. Since 2012 the…

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  9. Employees Do More Work at Home than at the Office

    Employees Do More #Work at Home than at the Office

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    Would you love to be able to work at home? While teleworking and at-home businesses are more commonplace than ever, there are plenty of employers (and even employees) that haven’t jumped on the out-of-office bandwagon out of fear that it will negatively impact productivity. It turns out they have little to worry about. Studies show that employees are moreproductive when…

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  10. "If I Stay" Reaches Number One at the Box Office

    “If I Stay” Reaches Number One at the Box Office

    "If I Stay" movie poster

    “If I Stay” is #1 at the box office this week.

    The teenage tearjerker If I Stay grossed an estimated $1.1 million in ticket sales from its opening showing earlier this month. Featuring Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley, the film is expected to gross roughly $25 million in its opening weekend during its domestic debut.

    Adapted from a young adult novel of the same name, the film is abouta young…

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