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​4 tips for transitioning from college to career

by Dana Manciagli ​4 tips for transitioning from college to career

Since job seekers can apply to a job with just the click of a button, job searching has become increasingly competitive. And it’s especially challenging for college students and recent college grads whose work experience primarily consists of student jobs, like unpaid college internships and part-time or on-campus jobs.

According to a recent study, employers spend an average of six  ...

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Here are three big fintech startup trends Yodlee's accelerator chief is seeing

by Cromwell Schubarth Ynext accelerator chief Jeff Cain

SILICON VALLEY—Yodlee, the Redwood City company that provides data aggregation and analytics for digital financial services, has kept its Ynext accelerator program going after being acquired by Envestnet last summer.

Jeff Cain, who directs Ynext, has had a ringside seat on innovation that is happening in the fintech space that most of the startups in his accelerator focus on.

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Innovation - Self-driving vehicles

Reverse commute: Google’s car project to open shop in Michigan

by Jennifer Elias New Google Outpost

SILICON VALLEY—While traditional car companies are busy establishing Silicon Valley outposts, Google is making a reverse commute by opening a development center in Michigan.

In a Google Plus post on Wednesday, the Mountain View company said having a local facility will help it "collaborate more easily and access Michigan's top talent in vehicle development and engineering.”

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Innovation - Silicon Nation: Seattle

Seattle startup Human Inc. touts new audio platform

by Rachel Nielsen Human product shot

SEATTLE—Technology startup Human has released details about what it says will be a novel type of platform for listening to audio.

With the Seattle company run by serial entrepreneurs Ben Willis and Joe Dieter and staffed in part by former employees of Microsoft’s wearable technologies and Xbox divisions, Human’s product development underscores the Seattle region’s innovation culture.

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Volkswagen backs Gett in $300M deal

by Anthony Noto gett logo

NEW YORK—On the heels of Toyota's announcing that it will partner with Uber Technologies, Volkswagen Group (VW) inked an on-demand taxi deal of its own.

The German car manufacturer is now backing Gett, an Israeli- and New York-based car service that has made some aggressive moves in recruiting drivers away from San Francisco-based rival Uber. As part of the agreement, Gett received $300 million  ...

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The frozen market turns IPO into waiting game

by Malia Spencer CFO 2016 Awards Keynote speakers Luke Kanies Bill Koefoed Puppet Labs

PORTLAND—A year ago, team at Puppet was talking about an IPO timeline that potentially had the IT automation company hitting the public markets as soon as this spring.

But the seeming deep freeze in the IPO market — there have been just two tech IPOs so far this year — has changed those plans and the timing is now more elusive.

Puppet CEO Luke Kanies and CFO Bill Koefoed chatted about their  ...

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Hot Shots - Rags to riches

Meet an entrepreneur poised to sell his company for billions

by Margie Manning Todd Christopher

TAMPA—The founder and CEO of a Clearwater hair products company that’s expected to sell for up to $3 billion sold his first products out of his car.

Those products — hair treatment capsules sold under the Pro-Vitamin brand — were the basis for Vogue International LLC, a company that’s now drawing purchase bids from big names in the beauty industry, according to Reuters.

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