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How Acme Packet founders' new startup plans to fix the internet

by By Sean Teehan, Special to the Journal Andy Ory

BOSTON — With the lofty ambition of “fixing the Internet,” Burlington-based 128 Technology Inc. expects sharp growth over the next two years, as its new approach to routing catches on as a solution to convoluted systems currently used.

Since 128 Technology’s formal launch in June, a total of 20 large companies are customers and are currently in various stages of implementing the  ...

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SAN FRANCISCO — With companies like Apple, Facebook and Salesforce looking more intently at gender parity in their organizations, one Bay Area media startup is using virtual reality to help address the vexing problem.

"Much like the old adage that you best learn language through immersion, since this is the most immersive technology there is, it’s also the best way to teach soft skills," says  ...

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SAN FRANCISCO — Ride-hailing company Uber aims to bring the same tools it used to disrupt the taxi industry to the shipping business, saying this week that its plans to roll out a long-haul trucking fleet are rapidly taking shape.

In a long interview with Reuters, Lior Ron — a former Googler who co-founded self-driving truck startup Otto — said Uber is getting ready to start "putting miles"  ...

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A CEO’s perspective on how to handle stress and depression

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According to a recent study by Harvard Medical School, 18 percent of employed Americans between the ages of 15 and 54 reported that they had experienced symptoms of a mental health disorder in the previous month.

Coping with a mental illness such as depression or anxiety ( or both, since they often go hand-in-hand), is difficult for anyone. For an executive, the challenge — and the stakes —  ...

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Managing: Two of my employees don't get along

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Each week Alison Green, who also writes the "Ask a Manager" website, answers workplace and management questions from readers. Please comment or ask you own question by emailing her at alison@askamanager.org.

Question 1: Two of my employees don’t get along with each other

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Startups - Startup Nation: Washington

Why Chobani chose to incubate this food waste fighting startup

by Sara Gilgore Misfit Juicery

WASHINGTON — A local startup that gives “misfit” produce a second shot at life just had a big victory of its own.

D.C.-based Misfit Juicery has been chosen for the Chobani Food Incubator, a new national program from Chobani LLC designed to support food entrepreneurs whose values align with the natural food company known for its Greek yogurt brand.

Misfit Juicery, which turns deformed,  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Los Angeles

Nest vets eye 'showrooming' with startup

by Annlee Ellingson b8ta founders

LOS ANGELES — It’s the bane of modern retailers’ existence: Customers who come into a store to check out a product — be it a smartphone or a toy or a book — and then turn around and order it online, maybe even from their mobile device right while they’re still standing in the aisle.

That doesn’t bother the founders of b8ta, a software-powered retail concept from four alumni of Nest.  ...

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