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J ohann Moonesinghe knew he and his EquityEats co-founders had gotten in deep when they found themselves sitting in various coffee shops around Washington, counting the number of lattes and other items purchased by customers.


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Smart-thinking founders behind 10 ‘simple’ U.S. brands

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Being called "simple" is not a compliment to an individual, but for a brand? Most definitely. Siegel+Gale has compiled a Global Brand Simplicity Index of companies that make our lives easier, and the top 10 U.S. companies we spotlight here were all, at one point, the bright idea of an individual or a team.

To do so, Siegel+Gale,which has offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco,  ...

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Taylor Swift "shakes off" her cowgirl boots, proves she's at the top of her game

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I t's hard to dislike the country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift. She's charming, talented, connected, and daring. And she's proved that she's at the top of her game.

This week, the 24-year-old dropped her newest album "1989", which will likely outsell any other album of the year and looks to bury her old records, completing her transition from tween country idol to a full-fledged pop all-star.  ...

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Wealthfront CEO can't wait to do battle with Charles Schwab

by Mark Calvey Adam Nash, Wealthfront

W ealthfront CEO Adam Nash says he's not surprised to see Charles Schwab disclose plans this week to enter the robo-advisory business as his firm pocketed another $64 million in venture capital.

"There is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a company from the ground up to focus on the millennial investor," Nash wrote Tuesday in a company blog.

Charles Schwab built its business by focusing  ...

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Would you buy a high-tech love stone for your girlfriend for nearly $200?

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H eadtalk, a Boston-based startup in this year's Techstars Boston accelerator program, launched a $60,000 Kickstarter campaign Tuesday for a stone-like wearable device that doesn't do a whole lot other than vibrate and light up to let you know your significant other is thinking about you.

But that's the point, said the founders who created the device, called Magnet.

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M arc Andreessen is worried. Well, he's a little bit worried.

The high-profile startup investor, in comments made at the Wall Street Journal's WSJD Live Global Technology Conference, repeated an earlier warning that some startups are burning through too much cash. The Netscape founder also said the flame-outs of the dot-com bust weren't wrong about what the Internet can do; they were just ahead  ...

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How these architects use their skills on greeting card startup (Video)

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W hen Wombi Rose and John Wise were in college studying naval architecture, they never thought they'd be using their skills in ship design to launch a greeting card company.

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