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Apple shoppers hopped on planes for iPhone 6

With the iPhone 6 release, Apple has achieved a brick-and-mortar retail coup. Consumers in countries where the phones are not yet available are, have been flying to foreign locations to buy the new smartphones. Read more »


Rise and Shine! Here are some ideas for getting better sleep

by Alex Dalenberg

Happy Monday. Have trouble rolling out of bed this morning? Here's a menu of ideas for training yourself to become a morning person, via TollFreeForwarding.com and Gryffn Media. (h/t Entrepreneur). If you're not a morning person, don't worry about it. Most people aren't. But there are some handy ideas here for getting up and at 'em, including a few alarm clock app suggestions.  ...

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Walk-ins not necessary at these brick-and-mortar shops

by Teresa Novellino Dual-function retail

W alk around certain sections of U.S. city and town downtowns and you can tell that their retail businesses have seen better days. Vacant storefronts are, perhaps, mingled with pawnshops and liquor stores.

That’s the case for a stretch of Rhode Island Avenue NE, in Washington D.C.’s Woodridge. Still there’s a coffee shop called Zeke’s Coffee that would look at home in an upscale  ...

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What will Seventh Generation do with $30M from Al Gore?

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge John Replogle

A day after announcing his firm is the recipient of a $30 million infusion from Al Gore’s investment firm, Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle is plotting his next move.

The Raleigh-based CEO of the Burlington, Vermont-based company has been good to the city of Oaks.

Read: How Al Gore led Replogle to buy a Raleigh startup

After all, despite leaving the helm of Durham’s Burt’s Bees for the  ...

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Brad Feld: Starting up is an emotional ride for founders (Video)

by Greg Avery Brad Feld Friends Discussion

Y ou don’t often catch executives of well-known startups talking about their struggles navigating the emotionally pressurized life of a founder or living under scrutiny from investors and employees.

But that’s what brought a standing-room-only crowd to a session at Denver Startup Week featuring three startup founders and venture capitalist Brad Feld discussing the realities of managing young  ...

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How a sore throat led to a business

by Emily Overholt GoGargle inventors

T im O’Connor had a painfully sore throat — but he didn’t want to gargle with salt water, as he thought it tasted vile.

So — with the help of his wife, January, a nurse — O’Connor created GoGargle, an effervescent tablet made with salt, honey and chamomile.

“This is one of those remedies that doctors and medical professionals and moms and grandmas have been touting for years on what  ...

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Wearing the cure: Five diseases wearables are tackling

by Jose Fermoso, Contributor medtronic torso

S ometime in the near future, a wearable device will track every part of human physiology, every intake and output, and provide people with plans to optimize their lives for long-term health. The only question is whether you will use one device that tracks many health data points, or many devices that each do one thing really well.

Judging by recent start-up funding, most are betting on  ...

September 21, 2014 | 9:00am EDT

Lingerie startup lifts up women

by Richard Procter SB Naja.co. CEO Catalina Girald with some of her product and her dog

C atalina Girald has traveled far and wide, and her adventures have led her to the world of ladies’ underwear.

Naja.co, which Girald founded in May of 2013, sells lingerie at “mid-market” prices while spending a portion of its profits to teach single mothers in Colombia how to sew. With products launching last December, Girald projects $500,000 in revenue by the end of the company’s first  ...

September 20, 2014 | 3:00pm EDT
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