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It’s official: Cody Wilson is trying to destroy the Bitcoin Foundation from within — Michael del Castillo Upstart Business Journal Technology & Innovation Editor Email |Twitter |LinkedIn The UpTake: Cody Wilson, the man who created the Liberator 3D printable gun, has taken aim at a seat on the Bitcoin Foundation board of directors, with the expressed purpose of dissolving the entire organization.

Travis Kalanick: Uber CEO is combative, unapologetic, and vows to be 'more humble' moving forward — You can swipe to read the next article. OK It's hard to underestimate Travis Kalanick's influence on the national startup culture, and New York City is no exception. For starters, his company, Uber, is at the forefront of a series of companies that aim to monetize existing resources through new services, often supplemented by polished mobile apps, and sometimes in direct challenge to existing regulations.
Dec 22, 2014… Travis Kalanick was combative and unapologetic in 2014. But he's also said Uber needs to be "more humble".

Top stories for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, innovators and the upstart economy — We here at Upstart, along with our colleagues around the country at the Business Journal, tried to make sense a very full year. Click through to see a month-by-month breakdown of the biggest stories of each month as well as a few oddities that we felt needed repeating to close out 2014.

5 big deals for downtown St. Petersburg in 2014 — Downtown St. Petersburg is on a roll. Already known for its vibrant urban waterfront and thriving cultural scene, downtown St. Pete saw some landmark deals in 2014 - all of which play off of each other to create a live-work-play neighborhood. Here are five big deals for downtown St.

A year's worth of ideas in 21 links — Alex Dalenberg Upstart Business Journal contributor Email |Twitter |LinkedIn The UpTake: Here are some of the best ideas and opinions pieces that appeared in Uplinks this year covering everything from space tourism to a grand theory of clickbait. A s a wise man once said, "Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
Dec 22, 2014

RT @upstartbusiness: From space tourism to a grand theory of clickbait, the year in ideas from 21 stories:… @AlexDalenberg

Vinik's urban designer: Vibrant downtowns are possible even in sprawl-ridden Florida — When Jeff Vinik's urban planning consultant visited downtown Tampa for the first time, he was struck by the "incredible opportunity" of the vacant land Vinik and his real estate team had assembled around Amalie Arena. "The location is to die for," said Paul Ostergaard, managing principal of Pittsburgh-based Urban Design Associates.

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Express Scripts shuts out Gilead in deal with AbbVie for hepatitis drug — Express Scripts is making AbbVie's new medication the exclusive hepatitis C treatment in its formulary, ending coverage of treatments from Gilead Sciences Inc. The pharmacy benefits manager announced early Monday that is is adding AbbVie's Viekira Pak to its formulary as its exclusive option for patients with genotpye 1 hepatitis C as of Jan.
Dec 22, 2014

Express Scripts shuts out Gilead in deal with AbbVie for hepatitis drug - St. Louis Business Journal…

Approval of new antibiotic by Cubist to help in $100 trillion global fight — Friday's FDA approval of the latest new antibiotic by Cubist Pharmaceuticals is a step toward combating a problem estimated to kill 10 million people and cost $100 trillion globally by 2050. Late Friday, U.S.

Triad Business Journal — A Reidsville manufacturer of aviation refueling equipment has changed its name and ownership in a move expected to help the company grow sales to $20 million in 2015 and capture new government business. The company previously known as Liquip International became known as BETA Fueling Systems LLC as part of a name change finalized Nov.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @ncAero: Liquip International is now BETA Fueling Systems @triadbizkatie

Progress Now blasts PNM for proposed fees — The $6 per kilowatt charge is something the utility is asking the PRC to consider in its next rate case, which if approved, wouldn't be assessed until 2016 and would only affect new DG customers. All other benefits that rooftop solar customers enjoy, such as electricity PNM buys back, would remain.

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal — The Mall of America has joined the likes of Flavor Flav and Kim Kardashian among the ranks of reality TV stars, and it's chasing after more appearances. Mall Cops: Mall of America, a show that follows a 100-person security force as it patrols the 4.2 million-square-foot shopping center, debuted as a one-hour special on The Learning Channel (TLC) last October.

Crime meets its match on Tinder thanks to this startup's clever detective work — Alex Dalenberg Upstart Business Journal contributor Email |Twitter |LinkedIn The UpTake: Swipe right to fight crime. A San Francisco startup tapped Tinder's user base to help it identify an alleged serial burglar. M ove aside Reddit. Tinder could be the new go-to for crowdsourced investigations.

AvaStars turns anyone into an action figure, even a reporter — Like many people my age, I was heavily influenced by the Karate Kid movies as a child. After a couple years of begging, my parents even enrolled me in karate classes. I did not thrive there. I broke a board with my foot and made it to yellow belt before I lost interest and grew tired with all the talk of discipline.
Dec 20, 2014

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Instagram is worth $35 billion. Think Kevin Systrom has second thoughts about selling? — Alex Dalenberg Upstart Business Journal contributor Email |Twitter |LinkedIn The UpTake: The photo-sharing service has had a milestone year, making it look like a steal for Mark Zuckerberg. As for its founder, you don't see him complaining. K evin Systrom probably wishes he'd held out a little big longer before selling Instagram to Facebook.

Silicon Valley Business Journal — Content magazine, the photo-heavy San Jose magazine that documents artists' work and lives, is being absorbed by the Silicon Valley Creates arts organization. The idea is to free magazine founder Daniel Garcia to concentrate on the bi-monthly's editorial product and to use Silicon Valley Creates' resources to increase distribution and revenue.