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5 things Apple's Tim Cook says about being a gay CEO

Apple chief Tim Cook has appeared increasingly cozy as the leader of one of the most valuable and powerful companies in the world. Now, that confidence has extended to his personal life, with Cook coming out today as gay, proud and determined to help others. Read more »


Google Wallet vet shifts to her own startup, and mobile health

by Cromwell Schubarth Stephanie Tilenius Vida

S tephanie Tilenius, who has spent much of her recent career in the payments and commerce business at Google, eBay and PayPal, is getting back to her roots in a way with her latest startup.

San Francisco-based Vida is something Tilenius began working on as entrepreneur-in-residence at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and really began coding on earlier this year. It marks her return to the online  ...

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Don't call the Tinder dating app superficial

by Teresa Novellino Tinder's matchmaker in chief

D on't judge the Tinder app on the way it looks. The popular 2-year-old dating app, which lets users scroll through profile photos of potential dates, swiping right if they like the person and left if they don't, may seem too appearance-centric for some.

But its executive team says the billion-swipes-a-day app has matchmaking nuances that aren't quite so obvious, according to a New York Times  ...

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Did Uber's boss blow his keynote at MassChallenge?

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O ne of the most influential startup founders in the country gave a keynote speech Wednesday at the annual awards ceremony hosted by Boston-based startup accelerator program MassChallenge, but there was one issue: he didn't offer any insight into what it's like running a startup.

Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick spent 15 minutes talking about his startup's growth in Boston. Sure, the  ...

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Will foodies eat up this crowdfunder for restaurants?

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

by Jade Nunes Taylor Swift

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?

by Sara Castellanos magnetkickstarter

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.

They say the aim is to  ...

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