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How Baxter and Amber Venz Box turn clicks to cash

by Danielle Abril RewardStyle  JLD 2392

D ressed as though they’ve just stepped out of the pages of a high-fashion magazine, Baxter Box and his wife, Amber Venz Box, are much more than two trendy, young Dallas professionals hoping to create the next big startup. The couple, who still poke fun at one another about who fell for whom first, are at the forefront of a new technology platform that is transforming an industry of modern-day  ...

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Skyrocketing success: CEO reflects on Zendesk’s remarkable growth

by Patrick Hoge Zendesk Co-founder and CEO Mikkel Svane

M ikkel Svane led a web services startup that collapsed in the dot-com crash. Undeterred, he got the idea for a customer service software company while working for a consulting company in his native Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 2007, alongside Alexander Aghassipour and Morten Primdahl, he launched Zendesk from a small loft. The trio bootstrapped the business until Svane was deeply in debt, and then  ...

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How a 10-year-old entrepreneur earned her stripes on 'Shark Tank'

by Greg Barr BeeSweetMikaila

I t’s one thing to privately negotiate a deal over a cocktail or in a hallway after a South By Southwest Interactive panel. It’s another thing to talk terms while bathed under a phalanx of television studio lights on a reality TV show, with high-profile investor Mark Cuban staring you down.

Though there were some scary moments, that intimidation factor didn’t slow down Mikaila Ulmer and her  ...

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How Scott Chasin uses big data to build cybersecurity

by Greg Avery Gene Stevens, CTO, and Scott Chasin, CEO, at ProtectWise

S cott Chasin didn’t want to create yet another cybersecurity company that just tried to keep intruders out of clients’ computer systems or detect malicious software that had already breached a company’s defenses.

Plenty of companies do that already, Chasin said, and the steady stream of news headlines about large-scale breaches shows the limit of such narrowly focused  ...

May 2, 2015 | 3:00pm EDT
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The new most interesting man in the world and 8 other links

by Kent Bernhard Jr Elon Musk

F orget about that dude in the beer commercials. Elon Musk is rapidly rising to the position of most interesting man in the world. The billionaire likened to both Tony Stark and Dr. Evil has once again boosted the wow factor by adding plans to replace the grid with batteries to his ambitions of electrifying cars and colonizing Mars. And he did it in an announcement at least one observer said was  ...

May 1, 2015 | 6:00pm EDT

How a white powder couldn't pass U.S. Customs but could save MS patients

by Ron Leuty Tassie Collins and Jay Tung

I n retrospect, Tassie Miller says, it makes total sense for U.S. Customs officials at Los Angeles International Airport to halt shipment of a suspicious white powder.

But when you're a scientist at a nonprofit foundation, focused on moving a potentially groundbreaking multiple sclerosis drug from theory to actual testing in humans, some of the more-mundane details of international shipments can  ...

May 1, 2015 | 5:00pm EDT

This big data startup can predict how likely you are to get sick

by Sara Castellanos Big data

A Boston-based software startup that recently emerged out of stealth mode is able to make an infinite number of predictions, including predicting the health risks of people by using statistical analysis and publicly available data.

The company, Soft10 Inc., debuted its software product called "Dr. Mo" at an event at Cambridge's Hack/Reduce on Thursday.

Dr. Mo is an "automated statistician," and  ...

May 1, 2015 | 4:00pm EDT
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