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How the election may be fueling the next tech IPO — Trade Desk acknowledges the risks, but you have to search for it in the filing. In the risk factors section of the prospectus where the company discusses swings in the ad-tech market, Trade Desk said, "political advertising could also cause our revenue to increase during election cycles and decrease during other periods."

Ed-tech start-ups don't make money—this one's hoping to be the exception — It's been a gold rush for education start-ups, with venture investors betting that schooling is poised for a technology face-lift. But making money in the space hasn't been so easy. School budgets remain tight, educators are typically underpaid and students have grown up in a world dominated by free Facebook and Snapchat apps.

One tech start-up's quest to build careers for people with autism — "We've gotten great service from a great vendor who is located right in Southern California with us," said Ben Hope, chief information officer of Fox Networks. "It's really providing an opportunity for some bright individuals who might not otherwise have it." Other clients include Liberty Mutual.

Apple brings mobile billing to Japanese iPhone users — Apple's gradual rollout of carrier billing that started last year with Germany and Russia has reached Japan, where iPhone users can now buy mobile games and charge them to their phone bill, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Khosla bolsters bet on Nutanix mafia with Rubrik investment — Vinod Khosla, the venture capitalist who co-founded Sun Microsystems in the 1980s, is betting big that the Nutanix mafia will transform business computing. Khosla led a $61 million investment in Rubrik, a provider of data backup and recovery technology, in a deal announced Tuesday.

Nvidia's stock has topped Google, Facebook and Amazon — Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images Technology in the U.S. is increasingly about the battle between Apple, Google, Facebook and to capture consumer spending and ad dollars. But for investors, the best tech bet of late has been a more obscure name: Nvidia.

The ex-Googlers who want to make baseball games fun — The Hertel brothers gave a demo to a group of reporters in San Francisco earlier this week, using the L.A. Dodgers as an example of a customer. Dodger Stadium's ticket scanners, concession stands, iBeacons, scoreboards and jumbotrons all have sensors. Surely those devices can connect in a way that makes sitting through a nine-inning game more tolerable.

Why Wal-Mart couldn't let's founder get away.. again — Wal-Mart lost out on Marc Lore when he was selling diapers. This time around, the retailer was determined not to whiff. On Monday, Wal-Mart announced the $3.3 billion acquisition of e-commerce upstart, and named Lore, the company's co-founder and CEO, as head of online retail.

Start-up slowdown leads Quixey to $30 million debt round — Quixey, one of the several start-ups trying to crack mobile app search, is proving just how hard it is to turn that vision into a business. Less than a year and a half after raising $60 million (at a valuation of about $600 million) from investors including Alibaba and SoftBank, Quixey is turning to the debt market for another $30 million, according to a regulatory filing on Thursday.

Are Startup Prices Falling Faster Than We Thought? — Tech stocks have recouped a good chunk of their early year losses, but the damage in the private market has been done, according to the head of Salesforce Ventures. The revenue multiples investors pay for late-stage software investments have dropped by between one-third and 40 percent since the frothy days of 2015, said John Somorjai, executive vice president of corporate development at and the venture group.
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Aug 31, 2016

12 minutes and he hasn't even said the word Chipotle

Aug 31, 2016

I wonder if we could make a parody Trump hat and get Giuliani to wear it on stage. Yep.

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How much clarity will we get from the immigration speech?

Aug 31, 2016

EPN looks way too much like ESPN for the health of my Twitter feed.

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Trump: We didn't discuss who will pay for the wall Peña Nieto: I said Mexico won't pay for the wall Reality: There won't be a wall

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Next week Trump travels to China to congratulate Xi Jinping on weakening the yuan.

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So when Trump has his media company, will there be a pay wall?

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