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How Amazon mistreated a new mother who had cancer

Julia Cheiffetz, who now works for Harper Collins, penned a blog this week sharing her story of challenges she faced after having a baby and then getting cancer while she was employed by Amazon. She called on Jeff Bezos to make changes to improve the treatment of women at the company. Read more »

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UC Berkeley looks to boost maker movement startups

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What do you do after building up one of the biggest banks in the country?

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For Hugh McColl, retirement and relaxation are not synonymous.

The former CEO and chairman of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) retired from the country’s largest bank 14 years ago, but he hasn’t exactly been taking it easy. He’s worked on six businesses during that time — at least two of which are making money, he joked Wednesday night.

“The best business I’m in is I raise cattle in South  ...

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Entrepreneur at heart leaving New England Venture Capital Association and start new venture firm

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C.A. Webb, executive director of the New England Venture Capital Association, will leave her post on Aug. 31 to start "a new kind of venture capital firm," according to an email she sent to members of the NEVCA on Thursday.

Webb had spent four years as executive director, and said in the email that the NEVCA, whose mission it is to make Massachusetts the best place in the world to start and grow  ...

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Overstock.com CEO's bitcoin startup steps closer to Wall Street

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Patrick Byrne, the founder of Overstock.com, has announced the acquisition of a broker-dealer firm built deep into the DNA of Wall Street. When the technology at the center of the acquisition is switched on, Byrne said, it will mark the first time the decentralized ledger behind bitcoin is plugged directly into Wall Street.

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Embattled ad tech mogul "G" Chahal drops price on swanky S.F. penthouse

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Controversial ad tech mogul Gurbaksh “G” Chahal has dropped the price of his swanky San Francisco penthouse 27 percent to $8.8 million, after the property sat on the market with no takers for four months, Socketsite reports.

It appears Chahal quietly re-listed the Infinity condo at the lower price last night. Chahal initially was asking $12 million for the penthouse, after snapping it up for  ...

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Over-connected and overloaded? 3 steps to take back control

by Shane Stott, co-founder of Zen Float Co Author Shane Stott

Today’s world offers countless conveniences, but sometimes all they seem to do is create more distractions, more stress, and less time for what really matters.

We are over-connected and overloaded. With just one click of a button I can find out what my best friend from seventh grade had for lunch or how my mom’s cousin is treating her son’s skateboarding injury.

The opportunity to connect  ...

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What's this Silicon Valley investor doing in Texas and Tennessee?

by Danielle Abril money

A group of Silicon Valley investors is focusing its efforts on Dallas and Nashville in addition to the valley for a new $50 million fund.

Growth X, co-founded by Sean Sheppard, Max Menke, Andrew Goldner and Will Bunker, who met while working with Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate, has launched its newly formed fund. The fund already has invested in six companies.

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