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Startups - Wearables

Luxury smart jewelry startup in SA scoops up another retail deal

by Kristen Mosbrucker WiseWear

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio-based wearable technology startup, WiseWear Corp., recently signed an agreement with its third national retailer — Saks Fifth Avenue, owned by Saks Inc. for distribution of its luxury smart jewelry line.

By the end of September, WiseWear bracelets are expected to be available across the store's chain, the company's founder announced on Twitter.

Gerald Wilmink, the  ...

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Loot - The big deal

Benioff: I would've paid more than $26B for LinkedIn

by Riley McDermid Marc Benioff4499

SAN FRANCISCO — Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff would have bid as much as $26 billion for business networking site LinkedIn, VentureBeat reports, after parsing through a new LinkedIn securities filing.

Dubbed "Party A" in the SEC filing, it's clear that Benioff was willing to raise San Francisco-based Salesforce (NYSE: CRM)'s bid and changed its terms if it had been given the chance to do so by  ...

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Innovation - Drones away

Amazon partners with U.K. officials for drone tests

by Rachel Nielsen Drone

SEATTLE — Just a month after U.S. officials clamped down on commercial drone use with new regulations, online retail giant Amazon has announced that it is partnering with officials in the U.K. to try out drone-flying scenarios there.

The upshot is that Seattle-based Amazon, which wants to use drones to deliver packages to customers, might launch such services in the U.K. before it does so at  ...

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Advice - Expert advice

Managing: ​My coworker booked all the best vacation days

by Alison Green Managing: ​My coworker booked all the best vacation days for the year and no one else can have them

Each week Alison Green, who also writes the "Ask a Manager" website, answers workplace and management questions from readers. Please comment or ask you own question by emailing her at alison@askamanager.org.

Question: My coworker booked all the best vacation days

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Media - Facebook challenger?

Taboola grabs ConvertMedia to take on Facebook, Snapchat with native video

by Teresa Novellino Adam Singolda

NEW YORK — Taboola, which provides online content recommendations for publishers, announced today that it is acquiring ConvertMedia, another New York City-based company, in a move that it says will add native video advertising to its offerings and help its publisher clients better compete with social media for eyeballs.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Taboola’s founder and chief  ...

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Startups - Startup struggles

Cyanogen leaders deny reports that it is pivoting to apps

by Cromwell Schubarth Cyanogen founder Steve Kondik

SILICON VALLEY — The leaders of mobile operating system startup Cyanogen on Monday said they remain committed to building an open Android operating system and rejected reports that they are shifting their focus to apps.

The denials by Kirk McMaster, CEO of the Palo Alto-based company, and founder Steve Kondik, who leads its Seattle-based development team, came a few days after job cuts that  ...

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Loot - IPO watch

Talend ready this week to be only second Bay Area tech IPO of the year

by Cromwell Schubarth Mike Tuchen

SILICON VALLEY — Talend SA is poised to go public at the end of the week in the Bay Area's second tech IPO of the year.

The Big Data integration software company, which is based in France but has its primary business address in Redwood City, plans to raise up to $102.6 million and begin trading its American Depositary Shares on Friday on the Nasdaq Global Market with the ticker symbol of  ...

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