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Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers who caught our attention on Wednesday, April 23.
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the man Newsweek claims is the inventor of bitcoin is now the proud owner of 48 bitcoins valued at roughly $23,000, thanks to a fundraising campaign organized by Blockchain.info, a bitcoin wallet provider.
In a video speech, Nakamoto, a 64-year-old engineer who has fallen on tough financial times following health issues, told the 2,000 donors how grateful he was for the ...12 hours ago
ShowMobile, the online media app for tweens and teens, has landed 17-year-old singer and streaming video star Austin Mahone as a marquee draw.
If your reaction is “Austin who?” you’re likely not a pre-teen or young teenage girl. For Denver-based ShowMobile, Mahone’s signing as a big deal.
Mahone’s soon-to-be-released The Secret album is the most pre-ordered offering on iTunes right now, ...13 hours ago
Tim Ferriss, who built a media empire around his bestselling book The 4-Hour Workweek (recent titles include The 4-Hour Chef and The 4-Hour Body) has a new project, but it won’t be called The 4-Hour Podcast.
The first episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, an interview with Kevin Rose of Google Ventures actually clocks in at just under two hours, and may be part of a larger podcast trend.
In the ...13 hours ago
The prince of the bow-tie, Mo Bridges was 11-years-old when he first captured the hearts of Upstart Business Journal readers at the first Everywhere Else conference in Memphis, Tennessee.
That was last year. Now, at the ripe old age of 12, Bridges is preparing for another stint in the national spotlight with an appearance on ABC's Shark Tank this Friday at 7p.m.
Based in Memphis, Tennessee, ...14 hours ago
A look the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for April 23 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.
Dallas…Chernin, AT&T's video bet: Former Fox president Peter Chernin's media holding company, The Chernin Group, teams with AT&T to invest $500 million in online video.
Silicon ...14 hours ago
There's one major problem with today's mobile apps for cooking, says first-year Harvard Business School student Calley Means, and it's this: greasy, sticky, flour-covered fingers that cause smudges on your smartphone.
Means co-founded a hands-free, voice-activated app called SousChef to address the sticky-finger problem, and aims to make it the go-to cooking app on Google Glass when the wearable ...14 hours ago
Who can do the best job in a government function?
|40%||Elon Musk's SpaceX (NASA)|
|0%||Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook (Police)|
|17%||Jeff Bezos's Amazon (Post Office)|
|29%||All of the above (Who would't do better?)|
|14%||None of the above (Governent rules!)|
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