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New York Times To Cut Jobs As New Products Disappoint

10/01/14 The New York Times said Wednesday it would cut jobs, including about 7.5 percent of newsroom positions, to lower costs as advertising revenue from its print business dwindles and new products fall short of expectations. The company's shares rose as much as 9 percent. ...Read More »
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Commercial Drones Are Coming, And Sooner Than You Think

10/01/14 When Jeff Bezos talked about delivering your Amazon packages by drone last year on 60 minutes, it seemed like a grand publicity stunt designed to get his company some attention, but the fact is we are not that far away from seeing widespread use of commercial drones, including package delivery and much more. Over the coming decade, drones will very likely become commonplace. ...Read More »

Exclusive: Goldman Leads Investment By Wall Street In New Communications Platform

10/01/14 After spending two years developing a wide-ranging communications tool for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs Group says it has reached the perfect pitch. According to a draft press release viewed by Reuters, on Wednesday, Goldman and 13 partners plan to announce a $66 million investment in a new company called Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC. The partners are all financial services firms, including major global banks and asset managers. ...Read More »

Exclusive - Goldman Leads Investment By Wall Street In New Communications Platform

10/01/14 After spending two years developing a wide-ranging communications tool for Wall Street, Goldman Sachs Group Inc says it has reached the perfect pitch. According to a draft press release viewed by Reuters, On Wednesday, Goldman and 13 partners plan to announce a $66 million investment in a new company called Symphony Communication Services Holdings LLC. The partners are all financial services firms, including major global banks and asset managers.

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StoreDot Charges Up With $42M For Its Fast-Charging Bio-Organic Batteries

10/01/14 Israeli startup StoreDot, which is developing quantum dot-utilizing fast-charging smartphone battery technology, among other things, has closed a $42 million Series B funding round. It pitches its bio-organic nano-crystal technology as an enabler for faster charging batteries and also a cheaper and non-toxic alternative to cadmium in screens.

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Google Drops Compute Engine Prices By 10 Percent

10/01/14 Earlier this year, Google announced massive price drops for all of its cloud computing services that were quickly matched by Amazon, Microsoft and others. Today, during Google’s Atmosphere Live event, the company’s senior VP Urs Hölzle announced yet another — but smaller — round of price drops centered around the company’s Compute Engine cloud computing service. All Compute Engine instance types will now cost about 10 percent less than before. ...Read More »

NFIB Endorses Liz Brown, State Senate Candidate

10/01/14 NFIB, the largest small business organization in the country, endorsed Liz Brown who is running for State Senate, along with some other local Fort Wayne government candidates. ...Read More »

Fab’s Jason Goldberg Talks Design And The Art Of The Pivot At Disrupt Europe

10/01/14 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is taking place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. Jason Goldberg, co-founder and CEO of design portal Fab will be one of speakers on the panel. Goldberg knows a thing or two about starting companies — he’s done it five times now — and he knows about the art of the pivot when things don’t go quite the way you planned for them to — there are several of these under his belt, too. And he knows about building businesses in the U.S. but also in Europe.

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Yahoo Tests A New Homepage Highlighting Magazines, Talent… And Twitter

10/01/14 For the past year or so, Yahoo has been working through a major design overhaul under CEO Marissa Mayer, and it looks like it has now started testing out new formats for its biggest property of all, Yahoo.com. the new site will sport a much cleaner look, with a collapsible vertical menu bar on the left that highlights some of the effort the company has made to beef up its content. It will also feature some dynamic pop-up widgets to give people real-time access to things like Yahoo Mail. And the version we have seen also includes an integration with a non-Yahoo site: Twitter.

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