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How LendingClub CEO Sanborn is bringing back investors — LendingClub's new CEO Scott Sanborn said he was being groomed to eventually take over the company. Just not so soon. Sanborn was named permanent CEO of the online lender in June, seven weeks after founder Renaud Laplanche was abruptly ousted for activities that the board deemed improper.

How Amazon counterfeits put this man's business on brink of collapse — Mark Lopreiato was thrilled when he was invited to promote his Forearm Forklift on ABC's "Good Morning America" last month. The chance for a small manufacturing business to reach 4.5 million viewers for free doesn't come around often.

Why Twitter's stock plunge is especially bad for its employees — At its IPO, Twitter had more than 85 million outstanding shares subject to RSUs with an average grant-date value of $16.89. With about 3,900 employees, Twitter is almost twice as big today as it was then. When the stock was trading in the $40s and $50s from 2013 to early 2015, employees were getting paid in restricted stock at those prices.

Snapchat investors are buying into a camera company — Snapchat has made all its money to date from digital advertising. But as investors prepare for an upcoming IPO, they have to consider what the parent company Snap will look like in a very different business. There's not much subtlety to it. "Snap Inc. is a camera company," says the front page of its website.

Snap's founders and early backers stand to make billions — Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel rejected a $3 billion offer from Facebook in 2013, a risky and controversial move considering his then two-year-old start-up had yet to generate a penny in revenue. It's safe to say he made the right call.

How Facebook hopes to make money in the workplace — Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Of the five dominant U.S. technology companies, only Facebook has failed to crack the business world. Starting Monday, with the debut of a new business chat product called Workplace by Facebook, the social network is aiming to claw its way into the office.

Why you shouldn't expect many more billion dollar tech IPOs anytime soon — Brendan McDermid | Reuters Even after a flurry of tech IPOs in the past three weeks, 2016 is poised to be a historically slow year for new offerings. Coupa Software's Nasdaq debut on Thursday marked the fifth for a venture-backed U.S. tech company since mid-September and followed the smashing success of Nutanix's IPO last week.

Surprise! Startup Valuations Don't Always Go Up - AlleyWatch — Here's the thing about startup prices: They go up ... and down. Dropbox and Snapchat have made headlines of late because money managers have marked down their positions, calling into question the lofty valuations. Others experiencing some price sobriety include Jawbone, DocuSign, Datastax, Turn and Bloom Energy. and Mark Cuban picked this bot at Dreamforce — Stephane Cardinale | Corbis | Getty Images Claire co-founders Misha Laskin and Marta Jamrozik got their e-commerce chatbot off the ground while sleeping on family members' futons. After winning the "Shark Tank" style competition at's annual customer conference Dreamforce, they're preparing for an upgrade.

The brains behind the scenes of Salesforce's global expansion — 61 floors, 1,070 feet tall 1.4 million square feet $1.1 billion estimated building cost 368 million pounds - total weight March 2013 - groundbreaking 2018 - expected completion It's a costly experiment and part of a hugely capital intensive expansion.
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Oct 24, 2016

Trump says media is crooked, polls are rigged. His campaign CEO is a media executive, and campaign manager is a pollster.

Oct 24, 2016

Trump's explanation for why the polls are wrong. "They're polling Democrats."

Oct 24, 2016

They're "stealing our brand, stealing our pictures and stealing our intellectual property." 

Oct 24, 2016

How Amazon counterfeits put this man's business on brink of collapse  video from @Jenicep

Oct 24, 2016

@SethKolloen speaking of which.. did you ever get your watch?

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Ever see cats with their faces painted like toddlers?

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