Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk use Twitter to compare rockets

About five hours after Musk bragged about the first successful test-fire of SpaceX’s interplanetary Raptor rocket, Bezos tweeted images of Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket smoking a round of wind tunnel tests. Read more »

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How Rita Fuller-Yates went from cleaning company to dream design business

by Christine Bryant Rita Fuller Yates

COLUMBUS — The year 2000 marked a low point for Rita Fuller-Yates. She and her husband had divorced, and two weeks later, she was laid off from her job.

She had just purchased their house from her ex and had no idea how she would survive financially, so she began cleaning homes to make a living.

That’s when she uncovered something that caught her completely off guard.

“I discovered  ...

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Snapped: Upstart 100 honorees get a selfie moment

by J Jennings Moss

Upstart editor J. Jennings Moss snapped these selfies with Upstart 100 honorees at a special event in San Francisco on Sept. 29,  ...

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Startups - FinTech

Kleiner-backed startup offers small businesses' global payments cheaper than banks

by Mark Calvey Marwan Forzley

SAN FRANCISCO — Align Commerce says it can offer small business owners the ability to make international payments as easy as sending an email and at half the price of traditional banks.

Founder and CEO Marwan Forzley says the San Francisco-based startup's payment volume is doubling every month, based largely on customer referrals. But he's tight-lipped on numbers when its comes to payment  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: New York

3 N.Y.C. startups out to change how we play, stream and create

by Jeff Berman Drew Silverstein

NEW YORK — If you take a look across nearly every area of the media and entertainment sectors, you’ll likely find plenty of companies experimenting with an alphabet soup of the latest tech trends — AI (artificial intelligence), VR (virtual reality), and AR (augmented reality).

All of them have been on display this week at the New York Media Festival, being held at Manhattan’s Museum of  ...

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Innovation - E-commerce

Why cut-rate online pricing is a problem for manufacturers – even if they get paid at cost

by Carrie Ghose Oris Intel

COLUMBUS — Have you ever seen a listing on that won't show you the price of an item – supposedly a big discount – until you put it in your basket? That great deal is a problem for manufacturers, and doesn't always end well for consumers.

The rapid rise of e-commerce has created a new kind of problem for brands – it's so easy to shop by price that the quality of the product or  ...

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Advice - Expert advice

​Now is (finally) the time to switch to Windows 10

by Heinan Landa ​Now is (finally) the time to switch to Windows 10

That’s right, folks — one year later, it’s finally the right time to consider moving your business over to a Windows 10 platform.

As of July, Windows 10 is running on 350 million devices.

And while I previously preached caution and patience regarding this new operating system, I’m now comfortable enough to join the masses and begin advising my clients to upgrade.


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Advice - Expert advice

How to get positive results when giving negative feedback

by Harvey Mackay How to get positive results when giving negative feedback

Lucy, who constantly criticizes Charlie Brown in the comic strip “Peanuts,” is one of my favorite characters because she always says exactly what is on her mind.

Peeved at Charlie, she once told him, “You are a foul ball in the line drive of life.”

She is just as tough on her little brother Linus, who always has his security blanket clutched in one hand and his thumb resting safely in his  ...

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