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Tim Cook comes out on public stage, pulling secretive Apple with himWashington PostWhen Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Thursday he is “proud to be gay,” he did not just become the first openly gay leader of a major U.S. company. He also swept his obsessively private company to the forefront of one of America’s most public …Tim Cook Is Important Because Firsts Are ImportantNew York TimesApple CEO Tim Cook says he’s gay in first-person essayLos Angeles TimesUPDATE 7-Apple’s Cook: “I’m proud...

Ferrari cuts loose – is this the beginning of the end?Sydney Morning HeraldFor Ferrari, proving it can thrive as an independent sports-car maker may be a tougher challenge than a Formula One victory. Following its spin-off next year from parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the global cachet of the Ferrari name will be key to master …FCA’s Ferrari Move Likely To Make Capital Raising Exercise Run SmoothlyForbesFerrari to separate from Fiat, offer 10% of its shares in IPOLos Angeles TimesFiat Chrysler to issue $2.5 billion...

Equity Crowdfunding Service Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments, Plots US …TechCrunch (blog)Seedrs, a company based in London that deals with equity crowdfunding, has an eye on the U.S. market. Today, it announced that it has acquired Junction Investments, which is based in California, and operates in a similar market space. As a company …UK based Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Moves Into US with Acquisition …Crowdfund InsiderSeedrs to Expand Crowdfunding Efforts to US with Acquisition of JunctionForex MagnatesSeedrs...

Institutional Real Estate Crowdfunding: Big Players Join the CrowdHuffington PostCurrent trends suggest that those who believe crowdfunding is a “minority capital” and that it excludes (to a large extent) the participation of high-profile investors should now reconsider. High-profile investors – institutions, angel investors …and more …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

2015: Crowdfunding Space Will Become MainstreamGlobeSt.comIn addition, he pointed out that there is more institutional real estate operator interest in the online syndication/crowdfunding space. “We were at ULI NYC and met with operators that have done billions of dollars in transactions that have committed … …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Stelios’ latest wheeze easyProperty smashes crowdfunding target by 30pcTelegraph.co.ukMr Ellice, who is CEO of the start-up, said: “Combining private fundraising and crowdfunding is an exciting example of how progressive easyProperty is. While it was unchartered territory, our success is demonstrative of how the world and specifically … …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Sony shuffles management of ailing mobile divisionZDNetSony is shuffling around management within its mobile division in an effort to revitalize the ailing unit. The electronics giant said Thursday that Hiroki Totoki, current senior vice president of Corporate Planning, Finance and New Business, has been lined up to …Sony Replaces Mobile Division HeadWall Street JournalSony Appoints New Head to Struggling Mobile DivisionAndroid Headlines – Android NewsSony appoints new head of mobile divisionTimes of IndiaSeattle Sports...

Microsoft Band — RUMOR NO MOREComputerworldMicrosoft, after slimming down, now wants to stay in shape with the help of its new fitness device. Dubbed the Microsoft Band, the device has been a rumored Microsoft project for months — but it’s now ‘official’, going on sale in the US starting today. Sounds …Microsoft slaps fitness bands on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG …RegisterMicrosoft Health platform launches with payments-friendly, $199 Band wearableGigaomMicrosoft Tackles Health...

‘Operation’ Board Game Creator Crowdfunding His Oral Surgery CostsChicagoistJohn Spinello was a student at the University of Illinois when he created “Operation” in 1964. Spinello was struggling to pay his tuition at the time, so he accepted an agreement to sell the rights to the game to toy company Milton Bradley for $500 and …Why the inventor of Operation is having to crowdfund his own operationThe GuardianCrowdfunding Campaign to Cover Surgery for ‘Operation’ InventorNBCNews.comCrowdfunding...

Apple Pay rival MCX defends security after hackers steal emailsComputerworldThe Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a consortium of 58 major U.S. retailers whose mobile payment network will take on the new Apple Pay early in 2015, today held a hastily-organized news conference to address questions about a hack that pilfered …Apple Pay competitor CurrentC gets breachedSFGateMCX Says Merchants Doing What’s Best for Customers, Being Attacked for …Mac RumorsMCX Breach Shows Stores Can’t Be Trusted With Customer...

IBM, Twitter to partner on business data analyticsReutersWASHINGTON Oct 29 (Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday announced a partnership with Twitter to help shape business decisions using data collected from tweets worldwide. IBM will help businesses predict trends in the …Twitter and IBM partner on data analyticsWashington PostIBM Working To Be Hip With TwitterForbesTwitter and IBM team up on analytics appsComputerworldPC Magazine -Businessweek -eWeekall 323 news articles …read more From::...

Start-Up Lendoor Aims to Use Crowdfunding for Small-Business LoansNew York TimesNow, one fledgling company in New York wants to bring the principles of crowdfunding to a dusty sector of American finance: small-business lending. The company, Lendoor, plans to introduce a way for local businesses to borrow money from their customers …and more …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Crowdfunding public educationDaytona Beach News-JournalEducators are smart to embrace the growing phenomenon of “crowdfunding,” whereby artists and entrepreneurs fund projects through mass appeals via online sites such as kickstarter.com and social media. It’s a lot more efficient than standing on a street … …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

FCC proposes unlocking of content bundles to drive OTT TV accessRapid tv newsIn what is an existential threat to the long-term viability of the country’s pay-TV bundles, US regulator the FCC is proposing updates of its video competition rules to allow online access to previously locked programming. Explaining the move in a blog post, FCC …and more …read more From:: Tech News By Google News ...

Oppo N3’s motorized swivel camera takes selfies to the next levelEngadgetIf you thought Oppo was done with making eccentric selfie phones, you’re wrong; the Chinese company is back with a new model dubbed the N3 to replace the N1 from last September. The iconic swivel camera at the top is here to stay, but this time we have a …Oppo Announce the N3, Complete With Snapdragon 801, 3GB Of RAM and …Android Headlines – Android NewsOPPO N3 camera turns on its own, R5 vying for thinnest titleSlashGearOPPO R5...

FTC Accuses AT&T of Deceiving Consumers on Unlimited Data PlanNew York TimesAT&T notified some customers in 2011 that they might face “reduced data speeds,” but the F.T.C. said that the company failed to say that speeds would be reduced by up to 95 percent. Credit Richard Drew/Associated Press. Continue reading the main story.FTC Alleges AT&T Slowed Speeds for Unlimited Data CustomersABC NewsUpdate: FTC sues AT&T for throttling bandwidth of ‘unlimited’ data customersComputerworldFTC Sues AT&T for...

Apple caught removing embarrassing autocorrect failure from historySydney Morning HeraldAutocorrect you have done it again. Long the bane of every smartphone user’s existence, this time a smartphone maker has had to scramble together a cover up. Apple has been caught with its pants down after re-editing history by taking out an error in one of …5 iPad Air 2 Accessories for BusinessBusiness News DailyHow to take iPad photos without annoying everyoneMashableApple thinks iPad photography is here to stayWDBJ7all 43 news articles ...

Law changes to crowd funding needed to kickstart Australian innovationSydney Morning HeraldIn Britain, on the other hand, the alternative finance sector and equity crowd funding are growing at an extraordinary rate. Crowd funding for start-ups grew 618 per cent in one year with investing hitting $US47 million ($53 million) in 2013. There are …and more …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Y Combinator Partner on Crowdfunding: It Makes Our Job HarderEntrepreneurCrowdfunding is giving a whole generation of startup entrepreneurs a new way to fund their dreams. While that’s good for entrepreneurs, it means the investors whose business it is to profit off of fledgling startups will have to work harder to woo top …and more …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Amazon unveils Fire TV StickPhilly.comAmazon.com Inc. unveiled a media-streaming device that plugs into a TV set to let users browse video and music from Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora as it seeks to extend its reach in customers’ digital lives. The $39 Fire TV Stick plugs into a port on a …Amazon unveils plug-in TV streaming stick, challenging Google, RokuThe Seattle TimesAmazon Fire TV Stick goes up against Google’s ChromecastSin Chew Jit PohAmazon steps up the Google competition with Fire TV StickAndroid CommunityIndia...

Takata, Carmakers Face US Lawsuits Over Faulty Air BagsBusinessweekTakata Corp. and carmakers that install the company’s air bags were sued by U.S. drivers over claims they were duped into buying unsafe vehicles following the recall of almost 8 million cars from 10 automakers. Buyers or leasers of Honda Motor Co. (7267) …More air bag recalls could test automakers’ Takata tiesReutersTakata sued in US over potentially dangerous airbagsBBC NewsTakata airbags the subject of class-action lawsuit in USCBC.caIndependent...

Crowdfunding for arts: Avenue for the Arts seeks $10000 to gain matching grant …The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.comGRAND RAPIDS, MI – Avenue for the Arts, for nearly 10 years, has been revitalizing the Heartside Neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids. The grassroots organization operating out of Dwelling Place has launched a new crowdfunding campaign, “Art … …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Amazon unveils $39 streaming media stick to take on Chromecast, RokuLos Angeles TimesAmazon.com has added a second Fire TV streaming device to its lineup, announcing a $39 streaming media stick on Monday that will compete with Google Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick. Users plug the new Fire TV Stick into the HDMI port on an …The mixed-up math of Amazon’s Fire TV Stick discountsCNETVIDEO: Amazon Challenges Chromecast, Roku With Fire TV StickPC MagazineAmazon Unveils Fire TV StickTom’s GuideNewsweek -Morning News...

Fitbit unveils latest fitness trackers, including a ‘super watch’SFGateFitbit on Monday unveiled three fitness trackers — including a “super watch” that could compete with Apple’s upcoming smart watch — in hopes of helping customers forget about its embarrassing product recall in February. The Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and …Fitbit unveils new Charge, Charge HR & Surge digital fitness trackersApple InsiderFitbit Unveils Three New Fitness WearablesTop Tech NewsFitbit announces two new activity trackers...

Calgary-Based Company Launches New Global Action Wall Crowdfunding …Crowdfund InsiderThis weekend, Calgary-based Nodano launched its Global Action Wall, a crowdfunding tool that will be used to develop a new platform, dedicated to bringing together people and organizations from around the world and enabling them to take a stand against …Nodano launching first-ever social activism network platformCalgary Heraldall 5 news articles …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Takata may take up to 3 bln yen charge for additional airbag recalls – sourcesReutersTOKYO Oct 27 (Reuters) – Takata Corp is considering booking a quarterly charge of 2-3 billion yen ($19-$28 million) to cover the cost of additional recalls of vehicles fitted with potentially defective airbags, two people familiar with the matter said.The recall process must changeAutomotive NewsObama Administration Addresses Recall of Exploding Air BagsWCJBJapan air-bag maker in crisis used unique chemical explosiveBusinessWorld Online...

Apple Buys Beats To Shift Their Music BusinessDumb-OutThe immense growth of the streaming music industry—in the form of both free videos and several highly competitive $10-a-month unlimited subscription streaming services—has had an unprecedented effect on the world’s current music seller. That seller is …Apple iTunes sees big drop in music salesBusiness SpectatorApple Inc. to Shut Down BeatsGuardian Liberty VoiceApple Preparing to Integrate Beats Music With iTunes As Music Sales Decline?Capital OTCMac Rumorsall 86...

New law aims to create market for equity crowdfunding sharesMiBizCreating a vehicle for investors to be able to sell their shares in small businesses could help drive interest in equity crowdfunding in Michigan, although experts say it may take a few years for a viable market to emerge. A new state law, passed … …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

MatchBOX to host crowdfunding eventJournal and CourierPitchFeast is a crowdfunding micro-grant dinner, said Ashley G. Scott, operations manager of MatchBOX Coworking Studio in Lafayette. “We have some great presenters lined up to pitch and compete for this micro-grant,” she said. “The more people who … …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

The ugly afterlife of crowdfunding projects that never ship and never endArs TechnicaBy the time its crowdfunding stage closes, the creators, backers, and media alike are excited and proud to have ushered this new project so quickly to a place of prosperity, eager for it to continue to grow. Plenty of projects manage to deliver the … …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Apple Inc (AAPL) to merge Beats Music with iTunes in early 2015The Westside StoryThe rumors of Beats Music shutting down have been put to rest, as Apple plans to merge it with iTunes. When Apple acquired the Los Angeles-based Beats for $3billion, it was believed that the company could use Beats Music as much as the high-end Beats …Apple to integrate Beats Music into iTunes as music downloads falterInquirerCheap music takes 13pc bite out of iTunesThe AustralianApple is reportedly planning to merge Beats Music service with iTunesMaine...

Q&A with Phillip Fisher: Crowdfunding’s impactCrain’s Detroit BusinessPhillip Fisher, founder of impact investing fund Mission Throttle L3C, and an investor in CrowdRise, spoke with Crain’s reporter Sherri Welch on the concept of crowdfunding, how the idea for the RiseDetroit Challenge developed and how it could benefit …and more …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

I went to the World Series and bought a hot dog with my phoneThe VergeWhat is the worst part of buying something at a sporting event? At AT&T Park in San Francisco, I think it’s paying $11 for a beer. But for Apple, here (and eventually in other places) it’s using your credit card to do it. You know, that small piece of plastic that you …Consumers will have to wait before using Apple PayBeta WiredConsumer Reports reviews Apple Pay: Is a virtual wallet worth the hype?WRTV IndianapolisApple Pay – Introduction...

Crowdfunding gives a leg up to animal projectsSt. George Daily SpectrumLoveAnimals.org, a year-old crowdfunding site, is believed to be the first devoted to aiding just pets and wildlife. It has tapped into the power of online contributions, where people can give what they can, whether $5 or $500, to help a more costly … …read more From:: Crowdfunding News By Google News ...

Apple Merging Beats Streaming Music Into iTunes?TechaerisWhen the unofficial announcement first came out that Apple was buying Beats Electronics, the tech community just could not figure out why. It isn’t often that Apple buys another consumer electronics maker the caliber of Beats Electronics. They usually keep …Apple to merge Beats Music with iTunes for a new music streaming serviceThe Next DigitApple iTunes Sees Big Drop in Music SalesWall Street JournalReport: Apple to merge Beats Music with iTunesUSA TODAYApple Insider...