Posts Tagged ‘Startups’

FDA: Start-up’s cancer blood test may be harmful

FDA: Start-up’s cancer blood test may be harmful

Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) — The FDA requested a San Diego company provide proof its test for early cancer detection actually works amid fears it could prove harmful to people. Latest News – UPI.com

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Is My 401(k) Safe – Or Is It Betting on Uber, Other Startups?

Is My 401(k) Safe – Or Is It Betting on Uber, Other Startups?

Filed under: Retirement, Mutual Funds, Retirement Plans, 401K Eric Risberg/AP By Hal Bundrick Your retirement security likely depends on that mysterious investment machine known as the 401(k). There are a lot of moving parts in that thing, and most of us have only a vague idea of how it works. Somehow, we put money...

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Bob Marley-branded weed is helping pot startups break funding records

Bob Marley-branded weed is helping pot startups break funding records

As support for legalizing marijuana in the US continues to grow, investors are on the lookout for companies that can cash in. So far, the smart money seems to be on Privateer Holdings: a Seattle-based private equity firm that secured a 30-year licensing deal to use Bob Marley’s name and likeness to sell “heirloom Jamaican cannabis strains” and...

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Startups Boost Profits, Convenience for Savvy Airbnb Hosts

Startups Boost Profits, Convenience for Savvy Airbnb Hosts

Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry Fuse By Farran Powell Ted Liu, a 39-year-old real estate broker, began listing his Santa Monica, California, townhouse for short-term lease through a piggyback startup company that uses Airbnb to provide pricing and hospitality services to hosts. “My wife and I recently moved out of four-bedroom place and thought,...

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An analysis of San Francisco’s startups shows where the ‘real’ Silicon Valley is

An analysis of San Francisco’s startups shows where the ‘real’ Silicon Valley is

There’s a new map of entrepreneurial hotspots in California, and it’s here to show you where the “real” Silicon Valley is. By coding startup characteristics and looking out companies’ success six years down the line, researchers at MIT say that they were able to map out exactly which areas of California have the highest...

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TechCrunch Disrupt: 3 Startups That Aim to Make Your Life Easier

TechCrunch Disrupt: 3 Startups That Aim to Make Your Life Easier

Filed under: Technology, Personal Finance, Travel, Vacation Planning Anthony LazarusJackson Quach, CEO and co-founder of Vicejar, whose new app aims to help users smoke or drink less, or exercise and save more. SAN FRANCISCO — Startups focused on giving consumers better experiences in travel, entertainment and behavioral economics are among those vying for attention...

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