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Abe Burns, Celebrity Techsplainer

Bob Cohen, MBA, Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Abe Burns arrived at New York University in 2003, made his way to the office of Nina Webb, then the head of Sony Music&r ...

Everybody Into the Dark Pool

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Ustocktrade LLC, an early stage business founded by Tony Weeresinghe, a former executive at the London Stock Exchange, i ...

How Grand Theft Auto Steers Driverless Cars

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Faced with the reality that there aren’t enough hours in the day to teach cars how to drive themselves safely thro ...

The Point-and-Shoot Reborn

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When Rajiv Laroia and Dave Grannan cofounded Light, the first product they came up with was the L16, a standalone camera ...

The Taming of a Teen Emporium

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Faced with falling profit amid competition, Swedish retailer H&M is bolstering its portfolio of niche brands. I ...

A Mouse (Maker) Roars at the Industry’s Giants

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Since Bracken Darrell took over mouse maker Logitech International four years ago, the company’s stock has quadrup ...

Game-Time Decisions

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Not that long ago, the supply chain for sports gear took days. For events such as the Super Bowl, material had to be pri ...

Real Trauma, Virtual Therapy

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Bravemind, an academia-Pentagon venture that makes VR hardware and software for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, is des ...

Nintendo’s New Guard Tries to Switch It Up

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Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Switch is essentially a tablet with two detachable wireless controllers, allowing players take it ou ...

Rare Jewelry That Isn’t So Rare Anymore

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Mario Christian Lavorato and his brother started making jewelry to sell while in college. They quickly realized that the ...

Selling China on Cheese

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At $150 billion a year, China's food-service industry is the world's largest after those in the U.S. and Japan. As weste ...

Telemundo’s Ratings Are Made in the USA

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When Telemundo abandoned the traditional Spanish-language soap opera programming for docudramas and crime shows, 18- to ...

How Much Is an Instagram Story Worth?

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Jeremy and Tom Jauncey’s travel-themed Instagram page, Beautiful Destinations, was launched in 2012 and has grown ...

The Millennial Cordcutting Singularity is Nigh

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YouTube is finally getting regular TV. On Feb. 28, YouTube Inc. announced a new service that will deliver an assortment ...

Mirror, Mirror, You’re the Smartest of Them All

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Since e-commerce began threatening stores, retailers have been trying to make their locations operate more like the web. ...

Music Festivals Have A Volume Problem

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The U.S. concert business has been growing 10 percent annually for a decade, with 32 million people attending at least o ...

Toys "R" Russia? Retailer Detsky Mir Says, "Da"

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While Russian consumer spending has plunged, Detsky Mir — the name means “children’s world” &mda ...

Passive Investing for the Social Activist

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For many people, passively managed index funds have a powerful appeal: Buy one fund and be done. But one-size-fits-all f ...

Startup Types Build Ready-Made Activism

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When Donald Trump was elected, Nick O’Neill suddenly got a lot more interested in civic engagement. O’Neill ...

Survival of the Fitted

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As sales continue to decline, retailers like French Connection are turning to fashion rental services like Le Tote to le ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

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When President Donald Trump nixed U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it accelerated the discussi ...

Fashion Forward

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Arun Gupta was an active member of menswear message boards such as Styleforum and Superfuture. At the time, there were r ...

Game On!

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Wonder Forge CEO Jacobe Chrisman, a former data-mining entrepreneur, sold his company in 1999 and intended to go into th ...

If You Build It, Will They Come?

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Chris McNamara had a vision. What if he could convince other entrepreneurs to trade in their commute for a better lifest ...

Peddling Weed Like It’s Coca-Cola

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In a classic consumer-products move, a new breed of ganjapreneurs are getting rid of stoner slang and replacing it with ...

Big Mac Attack

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As the Big Mac starts showing its age, fast-food consumers are trending toward better burgers with fresher beef and a wi ...

From Angry Birds to Particle Physics

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According to Lauri Järvilehto, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lightneer, a mobile-gaming startup, the pr ...

In Brazil, It’s Now Beer—Without the Babes

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Brazil is the world’s third-largest beer market, but with a long recession taming drinkers’ thirsts, last ye ...

Boxed Vodka Just Wants to Be Loved

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When Eric Clappier, co-founder of Griffon Brands, tells people his premium vodka comes in a box, "half of them laugh in ...

The Sundance Kid

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Shivani Rawat is the founder and chief executive officer of ShivHans Pictures, a three-year-old bicoastal production and ...

Baby’s First Virtual Assistant

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Capitalizing on piqued consumer interest in AI-powered home automation hubs, Mattel recently launched the world's first ...

No Men Allowed

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The Wing, co-founded by public-relations powerhouse Audrey Gelman, is a co-working space just for women in Manhattan. Al ...

No One Wants to Pay $9.99 for Your Remixes

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After years of trading physical dollars for digital dimes, the music industry is finally seeing a payoff. Subscriptions ...

Is Amazon Europe’s Next Top Model?

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The online shop Zalando, which trampled brick-and-mortar fashion retailers—and earned a market value topping $9 bi ...

Power Wrap

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Henriette Ernst was taking a break from the fashion industry to contemplate her next career move when she connected with ...

Tired of Halal Chicken? Try the Eyeshadow

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Muslims will make up almost a quarter of the world’s population—1.6 billion people—and will outnumber ...

A Startup That Dare Not Speak Its Name

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Samir Saraiya left his Microsoft biz dev job in 2011 to join India’s growing e-commerce revolution. What he didn&r ...

The Show Must Go On

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Live entertainment, including theatrical performances, is expected to generate $26 billion in the U.S. this year. But, a ...

The Sweet Scent of Success

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Brian Jeong thinks the way guys go about buying scents stinks. Given that men represent 25 percent of the $4 billion ann ...

An Energy Drink That Tastes of the Amazon

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Runa, a small, Brooklyn-based beverage company that sells tea and energy drinks, was founded by Brown University gr ...

Does the Mensch Have Staying Power?

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Neal Hoffman, a former toy industry executive, came up with the idea for a Jewish version of Elf on the Shelf after his ...

An Uber-Tinder Mashup Hits the Spanish Steps

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Motivated by the inherent challenges of Rome’s “screwed up” transportation system, Oliver Page develop ...

The Generation Z Consultants

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According to Melinda Guo, Ziad Ahmed, and Nick Jain, no one knows the Generation Z market better than they do. That&rsqu ...

Pet Food That Comes With an Oil Painting

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When's the last time you received a personalized, handwriten thank-you note for an online purchase? Ryan Cohen and Micha ...

Secret Formula

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Historically, the fashion industry has dictated what people will buy by designing collections months in advance and &ldq ...

Rich Kids Anonymous

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Jamison Monroe Jr. turned 25 with no degree and no prospects for the future. Up until then, he relied on his parents&rsq ...

Instagram Tries to Ease Users Into Shopping

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Seeking ways to monetize its popular photo-sharing app, Instagram developers went “off-campus” to identify a ...

The Perfect Pour

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Unless you’re a master sommelier or know someone who is, choosing wines can be a daunting proposition. Fortunately ...

Want Fries With That Kale Salad?

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In a desire to broaden their customer base, fast food chains like McDonald’s, Papa John’s, and Subway have l ...

All the News That’s Fit to Click

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Former NBC News producers Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin noticed that despite the amount of media their friends consu ...

No Scoop Necessary

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For ice cream lovers, the age-old battle of taste versus nutrition seemed never-ending. That is until Justin Woolverton, ...

Get in the Hole!

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The number of traditional golfers in America has dropped by 20 percent since 2005. Topgolf filled the void with a new br ...

Will Millennials Eat Their Frozen Veggies?

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Despite lagging industry sales and a millennial market with little product interest, B&G Foods Inc. plunked down $76 ...

Hot New (Mexican!) Drink Alert! Mezcal

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After years in the vodka market, marketing exec Lisa Derman was looking for a challenge. When offered the opportunity to ...

Selling Experience

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By turning its stores into homewares theme parks where customers are invited to play house, Pirch acknowledges one of re ...

Importing Business Lessons from El Norte

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After years of Peruvians and Columbians leaving their troubled countries for the United States, a growing number of entr ...

Packaging Salmon Jerky for the Masses

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Huna Totem, an Alaskan company that generates most of its revenue from tourism, realized it needed to diversify so its b ...

You’re Smelling Different Again

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According to Fabrizio Freda, chief executive officer of Estée Lauder, fragrance sales to younger consumers are no ...

Halal’s Rise From Street Carts to Whole Foods

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In 1998, there were about 200 places that served halal food; today, there are 7,600. At every level of the U.S. food cha ...

To Talk About Sex to Teens In Zambia, Play the Diva

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Marie Stopes International, a London-based family-planning organization, and Ideo.org, a nonprofit that specializes in a ...

EBay Tries to Push Past its Tag-Sale Roots

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When activist investor Carl Icahn pushed for EBay to spin off its fast-growing PayPal business two years ago, ...

How Adidas Got Back in the Game

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When Angelique Kerber won the U.S. Open in September to bring the women’s tennis title to Germany, she was decked ...

On Tap at Guinness: Strawberry Porter

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According to Peter Simpson, the master brewer of Open Gate Brewery, a small-batch pub on the back side of the vast Guinn ...

The Pampered Package

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Trent Kitsch, a business school student at the University of Western Ontario, knew there had to be a better way to make ...

Hold the Spring Rolls

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Kris Yenbamroong grew up at Talésai, the Americanized Thai restaurant his parents opened on Sunset Boulevard in 1 ...

The Battle for Whistlepig Rye Whiskey

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For much of his adult life, Raj Bhakta has lost, and a lot of people have seen him do it. First there was his turn on Se ...

Thinking Inside The Box

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Manufacturing to outlandish specifications can be a challenge, but Ad Magic Chief Executive Officer Shari Spiro doesn&rs ...

A Chainlet with a Big Data Edge

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Brett Wickard and his friend Chris Brown were still in college when they opened the first Bull Moose store in 1989 in Br ...

Chipuffulo Wings, Bhangra Burger, Mai Tai, Masala Fries, Crispy Duck Topped With Ossau-Iraty Cheese

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London Union, founded by Jonathan Downey and Henry Dimbleby, turns derelict buildings into venues where street foodies c ...

The 'Rithm Is Gonna Get You

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In her book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy," Cathy O&rsquo ...

Beverage Makers Go After the Athleisure Set

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Alcoholic beverage companies have steered clear of the health-and-fitness trend that’s overtaken virtually every c ...

Pro Sports Bets on Video Stars for Growth

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Major league sports teams are recruiting a new kind of player: one who can score with a joystick. In the past two months ...

Wheeler Dealer

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When Zak Pashak's factory opened in 2013, bicycle manufacturing in the United States had all but disappeared. The l ...

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