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News Wire - Electronic Dance Music

SFX's Robert Sillerman not ready to let the dance music stop

by Anthony Noto

NEW YORK — The rains that washed out much of the third and final day of TomorrowWorld, a giant electronic dance music festival 40 miles outside of Atlanta, laid bare a different kind of storm — one that threatens to drench SFX Entertainment.

SFX (Nasdaq: SFXE), a conglomerate of several smaller EDM production and promotion companies, had its fair share of challenges before TomorrowWorld  ...

43 minutes ago
Technology - Business in 3-D

Makerbot CEO lays off 20 percent, says his company has a "fractured organizational structure"

by Michael del Castillo Makerbot Factory Grand Opening

NEW YORK — Makerbot on Thursday announced it cut 20 percent of its staff, just months after opening a huge new factory in Industry City.

“In order to lead our dynamic industry,” Makerbot CEO Jonathan Jaglom wrote in a blog post. “We need to get back to our entrepreneurial spirit and address our fractured organizational structure.”

Amid a laundry list of changes Jaglom lays out,  ...

1 hour ago

Sam Altman creates YC Research with $10 million to work on 'fundamental' problems

by Gina Hall Sam Altman

SILICON VALLEY — Y Combinator President Sam Altman has put up $10 million to set up YC Research, a lab to work on “fundamental” problems in science and technology beyond the scope of startups — aka moonshots.

YC Research (YCR) will work with small groups on “open-ended questions” and technology “that shouldn’t be owned by any one company.” YCR is set up as nonprofit and the IPs  ...

17 hours ago
Advice - Best. Advice. Ever.

Rupert Murdoch might want to brush up on his Twitter essentials

by J Jennings Moss ALLEN & CO CONFERENCE

A daily attempt to sort out the useful from the pointless when it comes to advice.

By now, we've all gotten used to Donald Trump's Twitter tirades. They're truly a work of art, completely unique to the real estate mogul and presidential candidate.

And then there's Rupert Murdoch. The founder of News Corporation and 21st Century Fox (he's CEO of the former and chairman of the latter) out-Trumped  ...

17 hours ago
Rebel Brands - The Domain Game

Google buys rest of alphabet with abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

by Cromwell Schubarth Alphabet Google

SILICON VALLEY — Apparently, owning abc.xyz wasn't enough for the folks at Google, whose parent company is now officially Alphabet.

The Mountain View, California tech giant has acquired the domain name abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.

The domainInvesting.com website which discovered the deal said the name was originally registered in 1999 and Google bought it after it announced that it was  ...

19 hours ago
Executive Forum

10 commandments for moving from ‘wantrepreneur’ to entrepreneur

by Jen Mojo, Bizwomen columnist Women

You know the feeling. You sit in your cubicle or office dreaming of saying goodbye to the daily grind and becoming your own boss instead. Maybe it’s when inspiration strikes — you’ve got a better way of doing something or an idea you just know the world wants. Or maybe you just have a passion you secretly want to share.

Either way, dreaming and talking about starting your own business  ...

20 hours ago
News Wire - Fantasy Sports Under Fire

FanDuel, DraftKing rivals not worried about scrutiny hurting fantasy sports biz

by Anthony Noto FanDuel

NEW YORK — With the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies under scrutiny this week over allegations that at least one employee improperly benefits from inside information, we wanted to find out how other N.Y.C.-based startups in this growing industry are reacting. Their conclusion: this new industry isn't going anywhere and will emerge in better shape once the dust settles.

At issue is  ...

20 hours ago
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