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Uplinks: Rumor has it... dogs like peanut butter

by Alex Dalenberg Pups and Peanut Butter

O ctober is upon us, so ready your viral meme costumes (just kidding, don't do that, no one will remember the ice bucket challenge by Halloween). If you're already feeling nostalgic for the end of summer, we've got a look back at the month that was.

Looking forward, here are nine links that got here just in time for fall.

Truth vs. rumors. Rumors are winning (at least on social media). Via the  ...

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Tech startup LeanKit looks to double its size

by Eleanor Kennedy hefleyWEB

T ucked among old converted houses just blocks from downtown Franklin, Tenn. a former antique store doesn't look like the home of a hot new company from the outside.

In fact, LeanKit CEO Chris Hefley said, about once a week a group of elderly antique shoppers will wander in and register their surprise at finding a wide-open, transformable, progressive office space rather than the rows of lamps  ...

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3 ways to grow a startup to $1 billion from Y Combinator's Kevin Hale

by Abraham Aboraya ycombinator

Want to take your startup and grow it into a $1 billion company?

Kevin Hale is here to help. Hale, who was speaking at a Monday iSummit Orlando event, was co-founder of Wufoo in 2006, an online form builder company acquired by SurveyMonkey in 2011 for $35 million. Hale is also a partner in Y Combinator, the seed accelerator that put $118,000 in Wufoo — the only money the company ever  ...

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Pop Quiz: What do Jared Leto, Reddit and cryptocurrency have in common?

by Alex Dalenberg Jared Leto

R eddit CEO Yishan Wong says the social network and Internet trendsetter is more than just a company. Indeed, it’s “the government of a new type of community.”

And now, in what could be the most Reddit thing to ever happen on Reddit, that government might mint its own currency. Yes, Reddit money.

Reddit just closed a $50 million Series B round of funding (at a $500 million valuation) from  ...

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Do you know what the top tech talent really want?

by Young Entrepreneur Council JGrill Media founder Jason Grill

A s the tech job sector continues to grow in the United States, there is a constant competition between employers to get the best talent available. However, there is a true disconnect between the type of talent many businesses are looking to hire and what the high tech worker really wants from a job. Many businesses are undervaluing culture and overvaluing wages. Many believe this leads to lower  ...

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The Pipeline: Toy racecar maker scores $55M, a watch that zaps you when you smoke, Rupert Murdoch takes on Zillow

by Kent Bernhard Jr Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for September 30 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.

Deals and money plays

Silicon Valley…News Corp. buys Move Inc., the real estate listing service that runs Realtor.com, putting Rupert Murdoch’s media giant into competition with Zillow.

Silicon  ...

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Innovation

Grooveshark joins Napster in ignoble club after a painful court loss

by Michael del Castillo Grooveshark

S treaming music site Grooveshark yesterday lost its fight against three major record companies when a New York judge found the company liable for copyright infringement, according to a New York Times report published today.

Founded in 2006, on the cusp of the streaming music explosion, Grooveshark now looks to be lumped in with its defunct predecessors, instead of its more successful  ...

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