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Upstart breweries face challenges of finding a name ... and protecting it

by Owen Covington GateCityGrowlers 3

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Mike Rollinson knows how to brew beer, and with his partner Jim Jones, they have the business know-how to launch a new brewery in downtown Greensboro.

What the nascent brewery was lacking was a name — one that Rollinson said he wanted to be unique and easy to remember.

And in today’s crowded craft brewing industry, with new breweries seemingly popping up weekly, landing  ...

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Startups - The 1099 economy

Uber teams with Enterprise to let drivers rent cars for ridesharing

by Greg Avery Ride Sharing App

DENVER—Uber is using Denver as a test market for a program with Enterprise car rental service that lets Uber drivers rent cars to use when picking up ridesharing passengers.

The pilot program with Enterprise Rent-A-Car is limited to the Denver area.

The aim is to help hundreds of new Uber drivers rent sedans for UberX and UberSelects services. If it works, the program could spread to other  ...

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4 tips for living a balanced life, in the office and at home

by Young Entrepreneur Council worklifebalance

Work-life balance might as well be a myth in today’s business world. Technology has made it easier than ever to get things done, but has also made it more difficult to leave work at the office. Who can blame you for working when you get home at night Your email is just a tap away on your phone, and chances are you’re watching TV on the same device you use to open spreadsheets.

Luckily, I  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Seattle

This startup store can create a 3-D mini-you

by Steve Wilhelm Holo small

PUGET SOUND—Here’s a chance to have an avatar of yourself that looks just like ... yourself.

This is one of the business angles Dawn and Alex Morse are pursuing with their just-opened Kirkland, Wash., company, HoloDeck 3D Studios.

The Morses’ storefront operation, which they say is the first of its type in the Northwest, produces an instant 3-D image of people, or pets. The digital file can  ...

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Innovation - Infuriating Apple

​Apple to ditch headphone jack with iPhone 7: Report

by Gina Hall Apple earbuds

SILICON VALLEY—Remember when Apple switched to the Lightning charger and you had to buy all new accessories? Get ready to ditch your old earbuds, because Apple’s about to do something similar to the headphone jack.

The iPhone 7 will reportedly come without a headphone jack, according to Japanese blog Macotakra and reported widely among Mac blogs. Apple will include Lightning-enabled  ...

4 hours ago
Startups - Silicon Nation: Albany

This startup wants to make mortgage borrowing easier

by Chelsea Diana Saratoga, Broadway, misc

ALBANY—An online mortgage marketplace based in Saratoga Springs, New York, is looking to scale its business as an alternative to Lending Tree and other online brokers.

RateGator lets borrowers connect with lenders to negotiate interest rates on their mortgages. Its founders Shawn Murrane, 27, and Brad Kriss, 28, started the business in July.

Before starting RateGator, Murrane and Kriss had been  ...

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Startups - Silicon Nation: Portland

Portland company melds tech and design as it crafts social media options

by Skip Newberry PostanoWall

PORTLAND—Whether you have spent time recently at a sporting event cheering for the Timbers or the Blazers or gone shopping for athletic and outdoor gear, chances are you have seen some ways in which technology is leading to new forms of engagement on the part of fans and customers.

These new experiences are being developed here in Portland by companies that blur the line between  ...

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