NFL's 7 richest are no strangers to the Super Bowl

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Instagram rolls out new features for advertisers and power users


SILICON VALLEY—Addicted to Instagram? The company is introducing several features that will make the platform easier to use for individuals and advertisers.

Instagram now allows some users to toggle between accounts rather than logging in and out of each screen name, according to the Latergramme blog, which first noticed the change. The company has not officially announced the feature, but  ...

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Rebel Brands - Bricks and clicks

Adore Me pop-up is no tease: Online lingerie brand plans N.Y.C. store

by Teresa Novellino

NEW YORK—Adore Me, the fast-growing e-commerce site for lingerie, is holding a pop-up event in Manhattan this week and it’s more than a drill for something the brand might do: it is definitely planning to get into brick-and-mortar.

Sharon Klapka, vice president of business and brand development for the Manhattan-based company, says that the company is working on a brick-and-mortar plan and  ...

12 hours ago
Hot Shots - Super Bowl 50

Tech stars Uber, Facebook draw up plays for NFL players' futures

by Ron Leuty Eric Winston

SILICON VALLEY—Players' life after football could get kicked up with a little help from Facebook, Uber and other Bay Area tech companies.

The end game is more than landing figurehead positions for players, according to leaders of the National Football League Players Association, which organized player tours earlier this week of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, social media giant  ...

12 hours ago
Loot - IPO watch

VC Fred Wilson calls Uber's Travis Kalanick a wimp: 'Go public!"

by Cromwell Schubarth Fred Wilson

SILICON VALLEY—Union Square Ventures VC Fred Wilson isn't an investor in Uber, but he has clearly lost patience with CEO Travis Kalanick's reluctance to go public.

"He's wimping out. That should be a publicly traded company," Business Insider reported Wilson as saying at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles on Thursday.

He said that going public sometimes doesn't taste good, "but it makes  ...

13 hours ago
Executive Forum - Guest Contributor

Word of advice to sharing economy entrepreneurs: Prepare for regulation

by David Adams, Founder of HomeSuite Airbnb

Back in November, San Francisco voters rejected Proposition F, helping to prove that the sharing economy is here to stay. The result was hardly surprising. While the “no” vote had the backing of Airbnb, which spent more than $8 million on campaigning, the “yes” vote could only raise $482,000 in support of its efforts, with most of that money coming from UNITE HERE, the hotel workers’  ...

13 hours ago
News Wire - This week in bitcoin

A big week for bitcoin venture capital shows the original blockchain isn’t going anywhere

by Michael del Castillo UK BITCOINS

NEW YORK—This Super Bowl season, bitcoin has felt like the Canadian Football Association to the blockchain’s NFL. Which is why it is so interesting that this week there were two fundraising rounds — including one of the largest ever — in bitcoin, even as non-bitcoin blockchains continue to cross milestone after milestone.

But what the two investment rounds really mean is that the choice  ...

14 hours ago
Innovation - Internet of things

Wilson brings 'smart' football to San Francisco just in time for Super Bowl 50


SAN FRANCISCO—Wilson Sporting Goods executives visited San Francisco this week to show off the prototype of their new "smart football," just in time for Super Bowl 50.

The new Wilson X Connected Football, which has an internal sensor to track velocity, spin, wobbling and distance, will be available next year. Wilson said the data collected then syncs to a mobile app on your phone.

“That’s  ...

14 hours ago
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