The wild, offbeat, funny stuff we watched this week

The wild, offbeat, funny stuff we watched this week

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David Dussault wants to 'build the Google of manufacturing'

by Adam Sichko

David Dussault has age and ambition going for him in his quest to spark the next generation of Capital Region of New York startups.

He holds at least one more key: A $5.2 million expansion for his own business, which he believes will catapult other entrepreneurs to successfully commercialize their products.

Dussault, 36, is the founder of DHA Holdings, a family of companies with 80 employees who  ...

4 hours ago
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How this agriculture startup taps the cloud to grow strong and lean

by James Dornbrook

In a city better known as the home of Sprint Corp. and Hallmark Cards Inc., it can be easy to forget that Kansas City remains a leading agricultural hub. Five of the largest private companies and the second-largest public company based in the area do business related to agriculture or food.

Companies such as Dairy Farmers of America, Lansing Trade Group LLC, Seaboard Corp., The Scoular Co., and  ...

6 hours ago
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Life sciences startups outgrow their San Francisco incubators

by Ron Leuty

First, the good news: Young life sciences companies in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco are largely surviving, thriving and growing.

Now the bad news: They’re going to need a lot more space — and soon.

San Francisco’s biotech and cleantech enclave has given rise to nearly 100 early-stage companies — from startups direct from the lab benches of the University of California, San  ...

9 hours ago
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Back 9 Links: The evil movie computer hall of fame

by Alex Dalenberg

Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers who caught our attention on Friday, April 18.

  1. A brief history of evil computers in movies.
  2. An influential Wikipedia editor is dead age 37.
  3. Net-a-porter’s Sarah Watson on the collision of tech and fashion.
  4. What does the downturn in tech stocks mean? Nobody knows.
  5. How Rolex is thriving in the digital age.
  6. Marissa Mayer: tech Machiavelli.
  7. The lost art of corporate  ...

    24 hours ago
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Follow the money: VCs concentrate on the coasts

by Kent Bernhard Jr

Despite the insistence of many that startups can thrive outside Silicon Valley, it clearly pays to be there, or in New York or New England if you want venture capital.

Nationally, VCs invested at a rate not seen since mid-2001, putting $9.5 billion to work in 951 deals in the last quarter, according to a report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. That  ...

April 18, 2014 | 4:22pm EDT
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The Pipeline: Flash Boys fallout, Steve Jobs the bully, and Barry Diller's content strategy

by Kent Bernhard Jr

A look the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for April 18 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.

Deals and money plays

Silicon Valley…Book casualty: Virtu, the high-frequency trader owned in part by private equity shop Silver Lake Partners, puts its IPO on indefinite hold because of negative publicity  ...

April 18, 2014 | 2:52pm EDT
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Think Horseless eCarriages will take Manhattan? Hold your horses

by Teresa Novellino

New York International Auto Show visitors expecting to see the latest innovations must have been taken aback when they spotted the Horseless eCarriage. Part innovative (it is an electric vehicle) and part throwback, it was developed as an alternative to the horse-powered carriages that offer rides in and around New York City's Central Park.

Jason Wenig crafted the eCarriage at his Dania Beach,  ...

April 18, 2014 | 2:37pm EDT
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