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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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