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Is “This Town” All That Different From Silicon Valley?

Powered by Battery recently spoke with Mark Leibovich, author of the scathing Washington, D.C. critique “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—and Plenty of Valet…

Chinese Internet companies have not captured the imagination of a mass business audience in the U.S. Alibaba is a coming out party for the whole of the Chinese Internet.

Rich Barton, co-founder Expedia, Zillow and Glassdoor, in the Wall Street Journal, Sept. 19


Breach Detection is Your New Must-Have, Cyber Security Tool

Authors’ Note: Following the original publication of our post about breach detection on Sept. 6, Home Depot confirmed that hackers had broken into its payment systems…

“Own” Something, Whether You’re Killing Germs or Hosting Servers

As a businessperson, my career has spanned many disciplines: Law, electronic publishing, cloud computing and, now, germ-zapping robots. (Really. More on that later.)  But each…

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Whitepaper: From Farm to Fork–Investment Opportunities in Food Safety

Food safety is a huge and growing global problem, one that is sickening millions and costing governments and industries billions of dollars.  In the U.S….

Moving Beyond “Perimeter” Security to Thwart Hackers

Online security breaches are all over the news today—giant companies ranging from Target to eBay have been hacked. It proves that so-called “perimeter” security, or…

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Aspen Dispatch: An Uncertain Future for Low-Wage Workers

The unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly six years. Services like Uber and TaskRabbit are providing new, Internet-enabled ways for people to…


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CEOs: Like It or Not, You’re Running a Software Company

What business is your company in? Chances are you’ll answer this question in a pretty focused way –your company is in financial services or telecommunications…

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