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Uplinks: Elon Musk's Martian mission, love for The Toast and selfie panic

by Alex Dalenberg Elon Musk on Mars

T he robots are coming and they've already invaded the Upstart Business Journal. If you haven't already, be sure to check out today's special report on artificial intelligence and you.

In the meantime, here are nine human-curated links to read, share or skim.

The stars his destination. Elon Musk says the fate of humanity depends on colonizing Mars.

A Toast to The Toast. The bootstrapped,  ...

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Gonzo in Panama: Bitcoin investors Roger Ver and Barry Silbert get tropical

by Michael del Castillo Ira Miller

A midst the deadly poison-dart arrow frogs of Panama and the massive guinea pig-like capybara, are the headquarters of Coinapult, a bitcoin company that today announced a $775,000 seed investment from some of the best known names in cryptocurrency.

But in a country where more than half the population doesn’t have traditional Internet access, in a part of the world where 65 percent are

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At 16, this future CEO discovered coding beats clerking

by Upstart Business Journal editors David Zhou

D avid Zhou is the cofounder and CEO of Voxel, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based mobile technology company with a novel solution for promoting apps: playable advertisements. Before Voxel, Zhou was founder and CEO at cloud storage and streaming company ZumoDrive, and before that, a lead software engineer at Amazon.

Zhou shared a little about his journey from the drug store counter to startup CEO.  ...

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Rosie wants to help mom-and-pop grocers with deliveries

by David Harris Rosie   online shopping from local grocers   screenshot of shopping platform[1]

I n a world in which Amazon, Google and other tech giants are getting involved in supermarket delivery, Rosie aims to make food delivery a little more personal.

The supermarket delivery startup based at startup accelerator MassChallenge has developed software that lets everyone from a mom-and-pop grocer to a regional supermarket chain offer delivery or in-store pickup. Unlike well-funded  ...

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Patents 101: How to protect that great idea

by Caroline McMillan Portillo female inventor drawing on a napkin

I f you’ve ever caught an episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” you’ve no doubt heard billionaire Mark Cuban and his cohorts ask entrepreneurs: “Do you have a patent or other intellectual property protecting it?”

And with good reason: There’s a lot of money to be made when you have a genius idea and the rights to it.

There’s also a lot of money (and street cred) to lose if you don’t  ...

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Inside Jerry Yang’s wild bet on Alibaba and Jack Ma

by Teresa Novellino Jerry Yang

Y ahoo has about 9.4 billion reasons to pile some thanks and praise on its cofounder Jerry Yang.

A regulatory filing yesterday revealed that Yahoo made $9.4 billion by selling 140 million shares in Alibaba’s initial public offering, giving CEO Marissa Mayer a great deal of cash to give to shareholders (perhaps through share buybacks) and for acquisitions. That windfall would have been very  ...

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Derek Jeter's next step? Sports blogger and media entrepreneur

by Ben Fischer Jeter blog

D erek Jeter has been appearing on television, newspapers and websites daily for 20 years in the country's largest media market, but says he was never quite comfortable talking to reporters.

So now just days removed from retirement, No. 2 has launched a new sports media website called " The Player's Tribune." Its goal: Make an end-run around reporters and connect fellow athletes directly to  ...

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