Is Tesla’s Elon Musk secretly enjoying 'Gigafactory' mystery?

Tesla Motors and Panasonic have signed a deal to build a massive U.S. battery plant to help turn Elon Musk’s electric car into a mass-market product. Which state will be home to the Gigafactory is a mystery Musk has yet to resolve. Is he enjoying the drama? Read more »


Can college football coach's film add up to cash? Yes, says this entrepreneur

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge SB headshot

R aleigh entrepreneur Sebastian Bunster is betting that ACC fans want their own version of NFL Game Rewind.

Bunster, founder of Review Game Film, never hit the turf personally. But the numbers behind the game? They’ve fueled an interest that stayed with him long after graduating from Florida State University.

“I’ve always been into the analysis,” he says, adding that the TV level analysis  ...

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Los Angeles gets a new incubator: Meet O Labs

by Annlee Ellingson O Labs logo

A new incubator is on the scene in Los Angeles. Software developer Originate; law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; and talent agency ICM Partners have joined forces to create O Labs, an independent entity that will create, grow and operate media and tech startups.

“We’re combining the talents of three trusted organizations on one team,” said Matthew Pierce, who will lead the joint venture as  ...

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Meet teen millionaire entrepreneurs you may not know about

by Teresa Novellino UK SUMMLY YAHOO

W e’ve all heard the story of Nick D’Aloisio, the wunderkind behind the Summly news app who sold his creation to Yahoo for $30 million in 2013 at the age of 17.

Since the K auffman Foundation says the average age of an entrepreneur is 39, he’s certainly an outlier. But he’s not the only teen entrepreneur who has made millions of dollars before they were of legal drinking age in the United  ...

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News Wire - Tracking an Upstart year

An Upstart July: Zillow creates real estate power, Carlos Slim reimagines workweek, and Barry Diller plays dating game

by J Jennings Moss An Upstart July

T he stories, deals, moves and more from the upstart economy that made us take notice in July.

Upstart moves for July

  • Washington state follows Colorado as it begins to allow certain, licensed stores to sell marijuana legally for recreational, as opposed to medicinal, use.
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Patrick Byrne takes aim square at Wall Street with 'cryptosecurities'

by Michael del Castillo Patrick M. Byrne

Y esterday we reported that CEO Patrick Byrne would soon be accepting bitcoin for international transactions, a move that could go a long way toward destroying the financial borders between nations.

It turns out though, that is just the beginning of his master plan, which thanks to a Wired report, we now know includes going after the stock market itself by creating securities beyond  ...

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News Wire - Big deals and bold moves from around the country

The Pipeline: Facebook's start to an Internet for everybody, Apple wields ax at Beats, and is Whole Foods eyeing delivery?

by Kent Bernhard Jr Zuck's Internet expansion

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for July 31 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.

Deals and money plays

Austin…Vista Equity Partners raises$88 million tied to its purchase of North Carolina-based data analytics company AGDATA.

New York…Marc Lore, founder of Quidsi (better known as the parent  ...

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Report: Apple draws fresh blood from ‘Mr. Self-Destruct’ Trent Reznor

by Michael del Castillo Trent Reznor

T he story goes that Sin came to the earth when Adam and Eve ate from an apple. So it’s only fitting, that the man behind the 1989 song Sin from the triple platinum album, "Pretty Hate Machine", is now reportedly joining Apple.

According to a 9 to 5 report, Trent Reznor, who already held the title of chief creative officer at Beats Music, but whose future was uncertain when the company was  ...

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