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by David Harris 3d bean

A s the popularity of 3D printing booms, one Malden, Mass., man wants to use the technology to offer consumers a mini-version of themselves in figurine form.

Yifei Zhang, a 28-year-old native of China, will soon open a studio called 3D Bean that uses patent-pending, high-definition 3D scanning to photograph people from multiple perspectives and turn their image into a sandstone replica of  ...

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Dolls Kill takes fashion to the edge

by Annie Sciacca Shoddy Lynn, Bobby Farahi, Dolls Kills

T he Mission District headquarters of e-commerce fashion brand Dolls Kill is packed to the brim. Colorful clothes are pouring out of boxes, shelves are stacked to the ceiling with rainbow-colored tights and neon skirts, and models — "dolls," as the company calls them — strut around sparsely dressed.

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Bears versus computers and 8 other stories to educate and enthrall

by Alex Dalenberg Bears versus Computers

H ankering for sushi-inspired potato chips? Consider your wish granted. Thanks to this meeting of the minds between Frito-Lay and a New Jersey nurse, wasabi-ginger Lay's are on the way.

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A fashionABLE fellow: Social entrepreneur gets GQ honor for empowering African women (Video)

by Jade Nunes Barrett Ward

E ntrepreneur Barrett Ward freely admits he has no fashion sense. It's a somewhat strange admission for a man who started and runs a company that sells scarves, bracelets and leather goods. But Ward also admits to something else: a drive to pull African women out of poverty.

Ward is the founder and CEO of fashionABLE, a Nashville-based company that partners with manufacturers in Ethiopia to help  ...

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Progreso Financiero ditches tradition to reach Hispanic borrowers

by Mark Calvey Raul Vasquez 002 sb

P rogreso Financier has built a business focused on those in the Hispanic community with little or no information listed on traditional credit records. Progreso looks at other indications of a borrower's creditworthiness, such as rental payments, cell phone bills and tax returns, that traditional lenders might overlook.

"We're building a solid business, while doing good for others," said CEO Raul  ...

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Bloggers need ideas. Here's where to find them

by Alex Dalenberg Blog Ideas

W e've covered how to find time and resources to blog. Now how about finding something to blog about?

Dan Martell, CEO and founder of on-demand business advice startup Clarity and a fellow 30 Day Blogging Challenge participant, posted his own meta thoughts on blogging over the weekend.


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SmartZip Analytics, born of the housing crash, aims to create smarter home buyers

by Riley McDermid, San Francisco Business Times contributor Avi Gupta SAB 4216

I f there hadn't been a subprime mortgage crisis, SmartZip would never have been founded. The Pleasanton-based predictive marketing platform was started to help consumers, banks and others use smarter analytical tools to make better informed decisions around the purchase and sale of residential real estate.

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