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  • Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency

    Startup sees business in bitcoin, seeking to promote local uptake of digital currency
    First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough. As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...
  • Happy days here again? Jobs surge, stocks hit record high

    WASHINGTON Job growth surged in June, capping the best first half since 1999, driving blue chip stocks to a record high and leading analysts to say the economy is shifting to higher gear. Employers added a sizzling 288,000 jobs last month, the Labor...
  • Silicon Valley tech startups find a second home in Ireland

    Trailing the trans-Atlantic moves of Apple, Intel, Google and Facebook, fledgling Silicon Valley tech startups are opening offices in Ireland. But Ireland's famously low corporate tax isn't the primary draw for startups unlike their predecessors...
  • In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions

    In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions
    Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts. But Silicon Valley's deals for two...
  • Ask the Mompreneur: 5 tips for marketing to mothers

    This week's "Ask the Mompreneur" features an interview with Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, president and co-founder of The Mother Co., which specializes in safety and social skills media for kids. QUESTION: A lot of companies would love to tap into the mom...
  • YouTube Network Tastemade Raises $25 Million Led by Scripps, Liberty Media

    Food Network owner Scripps Networks Interactive is buying a piece of Tastemade -- a YouTube multichannel network building a stable of food-centric programming for online audiences. Tastemade announced $25 million in series C funding, led by Scripps...
  • Start-up Victorious aims to help YouTube stars develop fan communities

    Start-up Victorious aims to help YouTube stars develop fan communities
    Victorious, a mobile platform designed to better connect YouTube stars with their fans, has officially launched. The Santa Monica start-up puts video creators in control of their brands by giving each his or her own unique app. The apps will be...
  • Borrowing from Lego to build on education

    Middle schoolers in the Fountain Valley School District are about to get a leg up in the evolution of science education. More technically, it's a Lego up. The toy company that inspired generations of creative imagination with its iconic interlocking...
  • Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois

    Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Clean Energy Trust on Wednesday announced the creation of a revolving equity fund that will make $4.6 million available to grow early-stage clean energy businesses in the state.  “Illinois is a national leader in...
  • Media Companies, NAB Applaud Supreme Court Ruling Against Aereo

    Media conglomerates and the National Assn. of Broadcasters were quick to cheer the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision Wednesday finding that Internet-streaming startup Aereo violated the Copyright Act. "Aereo characterized our lawsuit as an attack on...
  • Newport council explores water taxi pilot project

    Before Newport Beach decides whether to go through with a water taxi pilot project, a Harbor Commission subcommittee suggested that it consider its neighbor to the north. The Marina del Rey WaterBus system would be the most feasible for Newport Beach to...