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  • The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?

     The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?
    Imagine paying $20 and sitting down inside a Space Age capsule in Los Angeles. About half an hour later, you're in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, the man who made electric vehicles sexy, revolutionized the online...
  • Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield pledges to kill company email

    Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield pledges to kill company email
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley may be best-known for its consumer technology companies. But software is definitely not just for consumers anymore. The latest entrant: Slack, a flashy new service that makes it easier for co-workers to communicate and...
  • L.A. taxi firm adopts 'e-hail' app to counter ride-share startups

    L.A. taxi firm adopts 'e-hail' app to counter ride-share startups
    Fighting back against the growing popularity of smartphone-based ride-sharing services, one traditional taxi company in Los Angeles has rolled out an app that makes it easy to summon and pay for a ride. The app, developed by Flywheel Software Inc., a...
  • Summer camp takes entrepreneurship training to a younger crowd

    Summer camp takes entrepreneurship training to a younger crowd
    With 20 minutes to go before making their high-stakes start-up pitches, the wannabe entrepreneurs were understandably nervous. In one corner of the room, Marc Pakravan and Robert Davis, who came up with the idea for an online shopping site for men's...
  • Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far

    Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far
    WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth. Seven months since its...
  • Tesla may build safe electric cars; when will they be affordable?

    Tesla may build safe electric cars; when will they be affordable?
    Now that Tesla Motors has turned a profit, and its Model S electric car has scored the top federal safety rating and the top Consumer Reports rating, what’s left for the upstart Palo Alto automaker? Plenty. What Tesla has accomplished is...
  • Down with the patent trolls

     Down with the patent trolls
    Patent trolls are a widely reported problem for big business and technology makers. They are companies that exist primarily to buy up patents and then collect money, in the form of licenses or lawsuit settlements, from alleged infringers of those patents....
  • Recruiter.com Wants To Smooth The Way Between Candidates, Recruiters

    Recruiter.com Wants To Smooth The Way Between Candidates, Recruiters
    FARMINGTON — With LinkedIn, recruiting.com, the recruiterslounge.com, and a zillion other places to get job hunting and career advice, is there room for Recruiter.com to survive and grow? The traffic numbers suggest the answer is yes. According to...
  • Book review: Finding business worth in 'Worthless'

    Book review: Finding business worth in 'Worthless'
    This is a good time to be an entrepreneur. As the global economy has teetered on the edge of collapse, and former pillars of society from bankers to politicians have become mired in scandal, business founders have been lionized across the world as the...
  • Community-minded hackers code well for the future

    Community-minded hackers code well for the future
    On a recent day at work in a San Francisco loft, Moncef Belyamani was sporting a hipster "LOVE" T-shirt and riffing, with obsessive detail, on the evolution of vinyl record production. The Android coder and sometime dance-club DJ wrapped up by...
  • Howard County to aid start-ups with a Conscious Venture

    Howard County to aid start-ups with a Conscious Venture
    The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, a program of Howard County's Economic Development Authority, will put up $800,000 to help start Conscious Venture Lab – a project officials say will help startup businesses that profess to serve the public...