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Cyberthreat investments soar along with attacks

cnbc.com — Zmeel Photography | E+ | Getty Images The more we hear about massive cyberattacks compromising the networks of multinational corporations, the more money venture investors are throwing at start-ups looking for a fix. In the first half of this year, cybersecurity start-ups raised $1.2 billion, according to CB Insights.

Tech titans just had a blowout earnings quarter

cnbc.com — The darlings of tech just put up some mighty big numbers. Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.com each reported quarterly results over the past two weeks that topped analysts' lofty estimates. That's just what investors were expecting. All of those companies have blown past the S&P 500 this year, led by Amazon's 73 percent rally.

Microsoft announces deal with Jasper for cloud services

cnbc.com — While Microsoft tries to regain its footing in the consumer market with a new Windows operating system, the company's cloud computing business keeps on rolling. The software maker's big news this week was the launch of Windows 10. But let's not lose sight of the escalating battle with Amazon Web Services.

The Anti-Amazon That’s Making Money: Zazzle

recode.net — Amazon.com became the world's most valuable retailer by selling everything imaginable at virtually no profit. Jet.com raised hundreds of millions of dollars before launch, with the promise of undercutting Amazon's prices. E-retailer Zazzle has spent the past decade - and made money - refusing to play that game.

The anti-Amazon that's making money: Zazzle

cnbc.com — "People perceive there to be more value when they can't get your product anywhere else," said Robert Beaver, who started four prior businesses before creating Zazzle with two of his four kids. "We can only retain those kinds of margins if we continue to offer those kinds of products."

How Outer Space is Becoming the Next Internet

nbcnews.com — An hour after sunrise on June 28, Mike Safyan and nine co-workers from Planet Labs gathered in their San Francisco office for a pancake breakfast. It was a Sunday, so business was closed. But this weekend morning was too momentous for Safyan and crew to stay home.

Amazon earnings: what to expect

cnbc.com — We know Amazon.com's Prime Day last week was big. Just how big will become clear in the company's Q2 earnings report Thursday afternoon. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster predicts the one-day sale celebrating Amazon's 20th anniversary added 2 percent to unit growth for the quarter.
Jul 23, 2015

Did Prime Day deliver for Amazon investors? @levynews on what to look for in today's earnings. cnb.cx/1HLCzQF

Venture Money Fuels a Fleet of Space Startups

recode.net — Bumps and bruises are perfectly normal for emerging companies, particularly tech start-ups. But the rapidly evolving and highly mysterious business of space presents obstacles on a much grander scale. Nonetheless, Silicon Valley venture capitalists are betting big, pouring $1.7 billion into space-related companies this year, according to CB Insights.

How outer space is becoming the next Internet

cnbc.com — An hour after sunrise on June 28, Mike Safyan and nine co-workers from Planet Labs gathered in their San Francisco office for a pancake breakfast. It was a Sunday, so business was closed. But this weekend morning was too momentous for Safyan and crew to stay home.
Jul 22, 2015

How outer space is becoming the next Internet cnb.cx/1HJppDw

Jul 23, 2015

How startups are trying to cash in on outer space cnb.cx/1HJppDw

Jul 26, 2015

Good story on satellite technology--How startups are trying to cash in on outer space cnb.cx/1HJppDw

Wall Street's ongoing struggle to make sense of the cloud

cnbc.com — Buchachon | iStock | Getty Images Wall Street has become quite familiar by now with cloud computing. The model of delivering services over the Web has gained so much momentum that public market investors, who traditionally parked their tech dollars with Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Cisco, have dozens of new stocks to choose from if they want growth.
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Jul 30, 2015

Hearing this at least once a week in conversation: "Because of all these awesome new podcasts, I almost never listen to music anymore."

Jul 30, 2015

very cool -- though i'm sure @a16z would've preferred @Genius results to give more love to @Lyft twitter.com/EricNewcomer/s…

Jul 29, 2015

at least we don't have to worry about wandy coming out of the pen twitter.com/sbass1310/stat…

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