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  • Sharing companies take over a share of the travel industry

    Sharing companies take over a share of the travel industry
    Instead of paying $18 a day to park at San Francisco International Airport last month, Daniel Denegre tried something new. He handed the keys to his Hyundai Accent to a start-up company called FlightCar, which offered "free" parking at an off-airport...
  • Read federal job announcements thoroughly

    DEAR JOYCE: Recently you said you think this is a good time to apply for federal jobs despite the sequestration. But I've submitted my application several times with zero success. What am I doing wrong? -- C.H. I can't pinpoint what's keeping you out...
  • 6 Common myths about working at a startup

    Brazen Careerist Startups have a certain mystique. Whether you love or hate the idea of startup life -- the long hours, the foosball tables, the high-pressure hacking -- it's tough to understand startup culture until you're working inside it. Plus, many...
  • Secrets to landing a job at a hot startup

    Brazen Careerist Let's be honest: the startup life isn't for everyone. People romanticize the sleep-in-the-office, order-pizza-daily, build-the-next-Google kind of life these days. Beware. The fact is, most people shouldn't work for startups. (Click...
  • 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....
  • Recommendation App Qloo Raises $1.6 Mil from Investors Including Producer Tommy Thompson

    Startup Qloo, whose app provides personalized recommendations for TV, film and other categories, has raised $1.6 million in funding from angel investors including Tommy Thompson, founding partner of Cross Creek Pictures, the producer of "Black Swan" and...
  • Reddit co-founder, a Columbia native, campaigns for power of Internet

    Reddit co-founder, a Columbia native, campaigns for power of Internet
    The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless other graduation speeches that...
  • Why the latest corporate tax cut plan won't work

    Sen. Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana and the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, wants to cut corporate tax rates. But he's finding that corporations are lining up to criticize his proposal. As it happens, they're right to: Baucus' misplaced...
  • Epic Fail: The Rise and Fall of Demand Media

    Take note, Twitter: Not every tech company has a happy ending after a ballyhooed IPO. Just look at Demand Media, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based firm some thought would revolutionize content production. Not long after the company went public in January...
  • DirecTV Invests in Two Digital Entertainment Startups

    DirecTV announced that it has made strategic investments in two digital entertainment startups -- video-aggregation provider LiveClips and second-screen app developer i.TV -- and the satcaster is working with both to integrate their technology in its...
  • HCEDA initiative brings 3D printing to Howard County entrepreneurs

    The objects displayed on a shelf in the depths of UAV Solutions' headquarters in Jessup might look like toys, out of context. To the untrained eye, the plastic doodads – some thick, some thin, some glossy, others matte, and in a variety of subdued...