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H ere's an app to get that deadbeat roommate to finally pay their fair share of the Internet bill. The dishes, however, are going to require a living room summit. The prospects for the negotiations: not good.

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N ashville's growing national profile can be a double-edged sword for its large tech employers.

"Because the city is so popular right now, it's helping [attract tech talent] a little bit," said Robert Frist Jr., CEO of health care workforce training software company HealthStream, which currently has between 40 and 50 job openings, most of which are in Nashville and related to technology.

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Harvard-born startup Skylight lets you email digital photos directly to a picture frame

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H arvard graduate student Michael Segal launched a crowdfunding campaign on Monday for his startup, Skylight, which lets users remotely email digital photos to a Wi-Fi-connected photo frame.

Segal is trying to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter, much of which would be used to reach a deal with a Chinese manufacturer to product the digital photo frames, which would retail for about $120 each.

Segal, who  ...

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Don't want a deadbeat roomie? Get this startup's app

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N early everyone has a deadbeat former roommate they’d like to forget. Now, an Austin startup is making a business out of making such memories avoidable.

Pingplot Inc., which operates the apartment rental marketplace for college students Comfy, has developed an mobile application designed to enable renters to divvy up their monthly utility bills. The app, called Unbill, launched in Oregon in  ...

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CloudSolar wants to give everyone a piece of the solar power movement

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A variety of barriers confronts those who'd like to contribute to the solar energy movement, but what if anyone could help out?

That's the premise behind CloudSolar, a Boston startup born out of the Harvard Innovation Lab that allows anyone around the world to buy a solar panel with the goal of building a solar farm.

The startup has already raised more than its $300,000 crowdfunding goal that  ...

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Business backlash prompts Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's call for 'religious freedom' law rewrite

by Kent Bernhard Jr Mike Pence

I ndiana Gov. Mike Pence, under immense pressure from leaders of some of the nation’s biggest businesses over his state’s new “religious freedom law,” wants a rewrite.

The governor, in a press conference in Indianapolis today, said he's asked the Indiana legislature by the end of the week to make clear that the law is not meant to allow businesses to deny services to gays and  ...

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Oxygen means business with new entrepreneur-themed shows for female viewers

by Teresa Novellino Randi Zuckerberg

E ntrepreneurs make for good entertainment, and Oxygen Media, which targets female viewers, has decided it wants in on the action. It announced two new series focused on careers and building businesses at yesterday’s press upfront in New York City.

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