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

These home-based multilevel franchises can make you rich

cnbc.com — The direct-selling industry has an image problem. At best, this business model - the marketing and selling of products directly to consumers, away from a retail location - conjures up door-to-door salespeople dependent on middle-aged women nagging friends for the names of their friends.

A surprising source of hackers and costly data breaches

cnbc.com — As the number of reported data breaches continues to blitz U.S. companies - over 6 million records exposed already this year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center - IT budgets are ballooning to combat what corporations see as their greatest threat: faceless, sophisticated hackers from an outside entity.

Those new chip cards will cause $14 billion in fraud by 2020

cnbc.com — In 2016, hacked credit card fraud will reach $4 billion, a record level, and that's just the beginning of a counterintuitive aspect of the nationwide migration away from magnetic strip to chip cards. In the short term, the switch to the chip card technology (known as EMV, which can process credit cards with embedded smart chips) will cause fraud to increase.

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.
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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  http://cnb.cx/1R6t690 

Mar 11, 2016

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

Mar 09, 2016

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

Jul 30, 2015

Impact of Greece's financial woes on small American importers, by @StacyCowley  http://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  http://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:  http://bit.ly/1Isc3iD 

Jul 27, 2015

1st glance saw this as "Roadkill Burger"  http://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  http://bit.ly/1DyRqtx  via @verge

Jul 23, 2015

Advocating for tiny, tiny-small businesses: Etsy Sellers Push Congress to Defend Tiny Businesses  http://www.wired.com/2015/07/etsy-sellers-congress/ 


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