This 12-year-old bow-tie boss dives into Shark Tank feeding frenzy

This 12-year-old bow-tie boss dives into <em>Shark Tank</em> feeding frenzy

A quality product and strong work-ethic go a long way on ABC's Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to successful venture capitalists. But add "absolutely adorable" to the equation, and investors may not be able to resist. Read more »

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Peloton gets $10.5M to help people not sweat missing spin class

by Teresa Novellino

If you've ever seen a home exercise bike transformed into an unorthodox coat rack or in the corner of someone’s basement you can sense the promise of a company like Peloton, which will stream live spin classes onto a screen for solo riders pedaling along at home. Investors have, anyway.

Peloton, which is based in New York City and sells its tablet-equipped, interactive exercise bikes online and  ...

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Chase Bank reportedly shutting down “hundreds” of pornstar accounts

by Michael del Castillo

Porn star Teagan Presley is now longer welcome to do business at Chase Bank, according to a report published yesterday by XBiz, a business blog for the adult entertainment industry. And according to another report, there may be a blacklist of hundreds of adult entertainers.

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Making an impact beyond the bottom line

by Young Entrepreneur Council

When I think about startups that incorporate social good, I think about businesses that are always doing the right thing – for their team, for their community, for their customers, and for the environment. Most importantly, the decisions that they make naturally consider their social impact. They don’t fake it and it is not a fad strategy – it is core to the business model. Social good  ...

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Pure Storage boss Dietzen: Mega funding's about recruiting

by Cromwell Schubarth

Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen says finding the talent to help his upstart flash storage company continue its 50 percent-per-quarter growth was his priority when he bypassed an immediate IPO in favor of raising private money.

Private investors are clearly happy to accommodate, helping the Mountain View-based company raise about $375 million in two rounds of funding in nine months. Pure Storage's  ...

1 hour ago
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Back 9 Links: Happy 450th Birthday, Bill Shakespeare!

by Alex Dalenberg

Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers who caught our attention on Wednesday, April 23.

  1. This sentence by William Shakespeare will change the way you write.
  2. Behind the scenes at The Guardian during the Edward Snowden era.
  3. Uber hits 100 cities worldwide.
  4. Codecademy gets a spiffy redesign.
  5. Flash Gordon could get his own movie.
  6. If Aereo wins; Netflix wins.
  7. A Facebook executives says Oculus Rift may expand  ...

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Austin Mahone, budding teen star, signs on with startup ShowMobile app

by Greg Avery

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,  ...

18 hours ago
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4-Hour Workweek guru rides looming wave of podcast popularity

by Alex Dalenberg

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  ...

18 hours ago
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