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writer, editor, freelance journalist of small biz and tech via @CrainsNewYork, @CNBC. Former staffer at Fortune Small Business, @TheStreet.writer, editor, freelance journalist of small biz and tech via @CrainsNewYork, @CNBC. Former staffer at Fortune Smal

The next big threat in hacking - data sabotage

cnbc.com — As we speed into the future, an increasing number of components linked to our nation's and corporations' critical infrastructure are reliant on a connection to the Internet. The possibility of devastating cyberattacks from aggressive nation-states, cyberterrorists and hacktivists becomes much more real: All of Manhattan's streetlights turning green at the same time; a U.S.

The Price of the Wearable Craze: Less Data Security

nbcnews.com — Technology pioneer isn't a role people associate with former vice president Dick Cheney, but technology security experts today give his medical advisory team props for a move made back in 2007 - disabling the wireless capability on Cheney's pacemaker. The act was, of course, a cautionary effort against any entity that might have tried to hack it to cause Cheney harm.

Your health data hacked

cnbc.com — Technology pioneer isn't a role people associate with former vice president Dick Cheney, but technology security experts today give his medical advisory team props for a move made back in 2007 - disabling the wireless capability on Cheney's pacemaker. The act was, of course, a cautionary effort against any entity that might have tried to hack it to cause Cheney harm.

This may be bigger to Apple than the next iPhone

cnbc.com — Tech industry researchers in Shanghai have noticed a small but telling insight into the iPhone's recent reach into China: Even the occasional fresh-meat street vendor can be seen waving an iPhone as he tends to his daily grind.

Athletes playing for millions with a franchise business

cnbc.com — If there's one thing professional athletes know, it's how to represent a big brand. And that could be why so many pros buy into franchise business models, where huge payouts can come from executing on an existing image and concept.

Guess what franchise concept is red hot

cnbc.com — A few years ago, Jennifer Beall's opponents in the business-plan competition at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management figured that her idea, a service cleaning car seats for busy parents, would be easy to beat. At the very least, it didn't seem like a very sophisticated-or cool-concept. "It's not sexy," said Beall.

6 success tips for life after big tech paychecks

cnbc.com — In October, when Adam Herscher posted an in-depth essay about why he decided to leave his $255,000-a-year job at Microsoft to start his own software company, he was aiming to tap into Seattle's start-up community to build his network. He didn't expect the overwhelming number of comments from corporate workers around the country, asking for advice.

6 owners making millions from government work

cnbc.com — The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, spending some $400 billion annually on everything from paper clips to fighter-jet training services. With its annual goal of setting aside 23 percent of the payout to go specifically to small businesses-about $80 billion or so-the government may seem like a dream client, an aspiration for the country's tiniest entities.

The government track to a million-dollar business

cnbc.com — With federal law dictating that the U.S. government award 23 percent of federal contracts to small business (that's roughly $80 billion to $90 billion each year for their products and services), landing agencies like the DoD, General Services Administration and the U.S.

8 biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make

today.com — The housing market is hot, thanks to favorable interest rates and home prices that remain relatively low around much of the country. But along with a hot housing market comes increased competition. "There's not a high volume of home inventory out there," said David Norris, president and COO at non-bank mortgage lender loanDepot.
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Mar 18, 2016

RT @IPOtweet: #IPO market stuck in second-longest drought ever. Kathleen Smith of Renaissance Capital talks IPOs with @CNBC cnb.cx/1R6t690U2w6nLw

Mar 11, 2016

Better late than never—or not? Government Meets Goal Set in 1994 for Women’s Business Contracts nyti.ms/1TRp34x @StacyCowley

Mar 09, 2016

After a 7-month hiatus from tweeting my work, "prepare for hackers to change your credit score cnb.cx/1QLpzwA" from @CNBC

Jul 30, 2015

Impact of Greece's financial woes on small American importers, by @StacyCowley nyti.ms/1IKOcL7

Jul 29, 2015

Art byte of the day RT @NewYorker With the Human Harp, bridges around the world double as giant musical instruments nyr.kr/1D6P2zv

Jul 28, 2015

"You can't transplant a soul." RT @Eater Read @dirtcandy's brutally honest take about running your own business: bit.ly/1Isc3iD

Jul 27, 2015

1st glance saw this as "Roadkill Burger" bit.ly/1U2MfeY Would have been an interesting way 4 @shakeshack to keep the press luv hot.

Jul 23, 2015

How Google's helping tech startups get a leg up in the patent wars—comes with a few catches, of course bit.ly/1DyRqtx via @verge

Jul 23, 2015

Advocating for tiny, tiny-small businesses: Etsy Sellers Push Congress to Defend Tiny Businesses wired.com/2015/07/etsy-s…

Feb 10, 2015

RT @ElainePofeldt Deloitte's new CEO is the first woman to lead a Big Four accounting firm qz.com/note/341520/ via @qz @Deloitte


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