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Sailing to world records on LendingClub's yacht

cnbc.com — LendingClub founder Renaud Laplanche competes as hard on water as he does in business. So when the lifelong sailor fell two hours short of a transpacific record in 2013, racing a 73-foot trimaran from southern California to Honolulu in five days and 11 hours, he did what any fanatic would do.

Funds rush to pour money into online lending

alleywatch.com — So when an entrepreneur who wants to crack the fast-growing online debt market gets a dinner invite from Moldow, attendance is a no-brainer-especially when many of the industry's biggest names will also be at the table. That's the setting Monday night for Moldow's second annual dinner tied to the burgeoning LendIt conference.

How Twitter's IPO hatched this dad's start-up

cnbc.com — On the day of Twitter's IPO in 2013, a 9-year-old girl helped ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange while company founders and top executives stood on the floor below. The girl- Vivienne Harr -was there because a philanthropic endeavor she started as a lemonade stand had gone viral on the microblogging service and turned into a vocal movement to end child slavery.

Pebble Time now being sold at Best Buy

cnbc.com — Best Buy will be promoting the Pebble Time on the wearables section of its website. Meanwhile, Pebble will promote the idea that this is the first place to get the device since its Kickstarter offering.

Now YOU can invest in virtual reality start-ups

cnbc.com — This doesn't mean that just any fledgling brand will be able to suddenly reel in cash. To comply with the SEC rules, companies raising up to $20 million must have their financials reviewed by an accountant, and those raising $20 million to $50 million must have their financials audited.

Software is eating your hair

cnbc.com — Even the hair care market is being attacked by technology. Mayvenn, a start-up that 's enabling neighborhood hair salons to create online storefronts, said Friday it has raised $10 million in venture funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz.

How to lose 30 pounds and earn $120 mln on Fitbit

cnbc.com — Fitbit is Jeff Clavier's healthiest bet in his decade-plus investing in tech start-ups. To say nothing of his mammoth financial return. Clavier, the founder and managing partner of SofTech VC, wrote Fitbit a $125,000 check in 2008, and has lost 30 pounds since he started using the fitness tracking device a year later.

Fitbit Offers a Rarity for Tech IPOs - Profit

recode.net — Fitbit has a very unusual characteristic among tech companies going public these days - it actually makes money. A lot of money. In the first quarter of 2015, San Francisco-based Fitbit, slated to make its market debut Thursday, generated net income of $48 million, a more than fivefold increase...

Fitbit offers a rarity for tech IPOs: Profit

cnbc.com — Fitbit has a very unusual characteristic among tech companies going public these days-it actually makes money. A lot of money. In the first quarter of 2015, San Francisco-based Fitbit generated net income of $48 million, a more than fivefold increase from a year earlier.

A female tech giant's second swan song

cnbc.com — The 1997 book "In the Company of Giants" features conversations with 16 tech visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Michael Dell. Only one woman made the cut: Sandra Kurtzig. That was long before Marissa Mayer climbed the ranks of Google and then jumped to run Yahoo, or Sheryl Sandberg became the number two at Facebook.
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Jul 05, 2015

@MikeIsaac @stewart @goldman @rustyk5 you mean the newsroom where they Skype.. With rival newsrooms.. On speaker phone?

Jul 05, 2015

Just got an Amazon Sunday delivery. Guy says they're now delivering 8 days a week.

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