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2014's funniest videos about tech, startups and entrepreneurs

Here are the most hilarious videos we curated in 2014 about business, entrepreneurs and technology including takes from Jon Stewart, Funny or Die, Stephen Colbert, College Humor and, of course, HBO's John Oliver. Read more »

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How Dallas entrepreneur Gail Warrior is building a new brand

by Korri Kezar Warrior Gail  JLD 4445

G ail Warrior has held many titles in her life: Boss. Mother. Even former body builder.

But there's one that probably suits her best: Entrepreneur.


4 hours ago
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Susan Weiss saw the future of the Internet and built a company around it

by Rachel Aretakis Susan Weiss

T wenty years ago, when Susan Weiss was pursuing her MBA, using the Internet was a class requirement. After working in tourism and transportation, she quickly realized the wide-open Web eventually would reshape many industries, and she saw opportunity.


7 hours ago

Float like a butterfly, ping like a bee: PebbleBee makes devices that track your stuff

by Rachel Lerman PeebleBee

A pair of engineers have spent years bootstrapping and developing PebbleBee, a wearable Bluetooth device that's marketed as "Your Personal Lost & Found."

In other words, the tiny device attaches to belongings to help track down your keys, or even a child or pet. The devices also sense temperatures, take pictures and do other tricks, and business uses include tracking corporate assets.

Challenges  ...

10 hours ago
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How a family's clever idea grew into a hot business

by Cheryl Sarfaty, correspondent Kamp-Rite

H ow many families can say they grew a business out of something they love to do? The owners of Kamp-Rite Tent Cot Inc. sure can.

"I have three sons who are all avid outdoorsmen," said Andrea Visger-Ferrari, vice president of Kamp-Rite. "When I saw this product, I realized how useful it would have been for them throughout their growing-up years."


December 20, 2014 | 3:00pm EST

Forklifts make a better bet than Formula One for this entrepreneur

by Wendy Culverwell Lester Erlston

L ester Erlston once had dreams of developing the next great braking technology for Formula One racing.

Unfortunately, it never came to be. But that work inspired research that could revolutionize a completely different part of the automotive industry.

Erlston is the CEO and founder of KersTech Vehicle Systems, a six-year-old Beaverton, Oregon, startup that is developing an innovative dual  ...

December 20, 2014 | 12:00pm EST
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Angel of Optimism

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge David Gardner

I t's an unassuming suburban street in Cary.

But tucked at the end of a hidden, tree-lined driveway is David Gardner's $2.2 million mansion, overlooking a lake totally hidden from passers-by.

The property used to be a fish hatchery, he says, motioning through the glass toward the water, tinted orange and yellow from the fall leaves. The transformation came in 2006, when Gardner's checks and  ...

December 20, 2014 | 9:00am EST

Amid support for mayo disrupter Hampton Creek, food giant drops lawsuit

by Annie Sciacca Josh Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek

A fter its recent lawsuit against startup Hampton Creek generated a backlash of support for the maker of egg-alternative products, Unilever United States today announced that it has withdrawn the suit over Hampton Creek's Just Mayo product.

Unilever, a food giant who owns mayonnaise brands Best Foods and Hellmann's, had claimed in the suit that the plant-based food startup's mayo product, Just  ...

December 19, 2014 | 4:09pm EST
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