People in Thiel’s orbit have been pressed this week to defend their professional relationships with him — and there are a lot of people in his orbit. Read more »
NEW YORK — In yet another deal in the big beauty industry, the Estée Lauder Companies announced that it has acquired BECCA Cosmetics brand, which is popular with a younger and ethnically diverse set of consumers.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Forbes cited estimates of a $200 million price tag for the acquisition of BECCA from Miami-based Luxury Brand Partners, which owns a ...24 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft has hired two new key executives as it struggles to compete with larger rival Uber, in a sign that the company is still hoping to continue carving out market share in the wake of reports that it was unsuccessful at selling itself to suitors.
Lyft said Thursday that it has hired its first strategy chief, Raj Kapoor, an already driving force inside the company who lead its ...24 hours ago
NEW YORK — With two-and-a-half weeks to go until Election Day, it seems almost every pundit out there is calling the race for Hillary Clinton as Donald Trump keeps up the line that we've got a rigged system. That doesn't really give a guy like me, who has been trying to highlight business-focused presidential election items, much to work with.
So today, I'm pulling out the grab bag and offering ...24 hours ago
NEW YORK — Fresh off of introducing its Pixel to the world, Google has opened a pop-up shop today in the middle of Manhattan’s SoHo shopping district to show off the new phone and other gadgets.October 21, 2016 | 2:00pm EDT
CHARLOTTE — Around this time last year, Kim Highfield launched her activewear brand, SportPort.
The Charlotte-based company manufactures compression workout clothing that protects women from potentially harmful cellphone emissions. Now Highfield has adapted to life as a bootstrapped entrepreneur and is looking forward to the company's next phase.
Highfield lost both of her parents to cancer — ...October 21, 2016 | 1:30pm EDT
The best way to nip conflict in the bud is to be proactive. The more you can learn about yourself first, how you respond to tension and conflict, the better off you are.
Next is to learn about how others handle conflict.
If you are the leader, their way of handling conflict trumps yours. This is a vital point. You may want to sit and discuss everything in detail while your colleague may be more ...October 21, 2016 | 1:00pm EDT
SAN FRANCISCO — Once a hot startup fueled by marquee backers, millions in venture capital and unicorn dreams, S.F.-based Mixpanel is taking a more sober approach to its next stage of growth, shuffling its leadership ranks after a year of cost-slashing and redefining its ambitions.
Stu Aaron, the company's new chief operating officer and president, says "we’ve seen a big transition in how ...October 21, 2016 | 11:00am EDT
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