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Tim Cook reflects on the lesson from Steve Jobs' biggest flop

Back in 2000, Apple released the Power Mac G4 Cube, a funky small PC designed by Jony Ive himself. It was a good-looking piece of hardware, but it flopped so hard that Apple discontinued it after a year.

Fintech startup Revolut signing 40 new business customers per day

-Foreign exchange startup Revolut has 16,000 business customers four months after launch. -Signing up 3,000 to 3,500 new retail customers each day. -Plans to launch in the US, Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2018.

Why companies like Facebook and Netflix will rule TV's future

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti has a vision of the future of TV-style shows, and if it’s true, the cable TV industry should be getting nervous.

Tesla is struggling to build the Model 3 — here's why

Tesla's third-quarter delivery numbers were both impressive and depressing. The carmaker is on pace to sell 100,000 vehicles annually for the first time in its 14-year history.

From a 'cultural meme' to a comeback kid: Samsung bounces back

Samsung has pulled a successful comeback from its exploding phones fiasco last year, with its brand value up 9 percent, according to Interbrand.

$9 billion startup Stripe makes shopping online less frustrating

The flagship Stripe technology allows businesses to accept payments through their apps or websites. Companies like Salesforce, Lyft, and even Amazon rely on Stripe to process some or all of their online payments, invisibly to the user.

Uber will IPO by 2019 and let Softbank buy a huge stake

Uber's board of directors struck a grand bargain on Tuesday, settling a fractious internal battle that has hamstrung the ride-hailing company for months and paving the way to a giant initial public offering in two years.

Roku's IPO popped nearly 70 percent - 'even investors watch TV'

The stock, which was priced at the top of its range at $14 a share, surged on its opening day and finished Thursday's regular trading session up nearly 70 percent at $23.50.

Melinda Gates: U.S. must stop demanding we all be workaholics

On Wednesday, Melinda Gates joined LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) and penned her first column. In it she argued that corporate America's workaholic culture is one of the main obstructions to diversity, causing women and minorities to lean out.

How chatbots could change customer service over the next 5 years

Chatbots will enhance chat conversations by helping humans with micro-tasks and automatic replies, though it's unlikely that bots will replace humans entirely.

Amazon made huge change to its $12 bn cloud computing juggernaut

When Amazon launched Amazon Web Services in 2006, it sparked a cloud computing revolution. No longer would programmers have to buy, build, and maintain their own servers.

Amazon is hiring 2,000 people in New York City

Amazon is taking another bite out of the Big Apple. The online retail giant is hiring 2,000 more employees over the next three years at a new office in New York City.

Microsoft won't hold its annual hardware launch event this year

For the last several years, Microsoft has thrown a splashy New York City event in late October to introduce new Surface computers and other gadgets into the world.

Here's why Nvidia could go to $250 price target

Not enough people are talking about artificial intelligence. At least, that's the thinking behind Evercore's massive price target increase for Nvidia on Friday.

$5 billion Slack hits a $200 million milestone

When Slack first launched in 2013, it didn't take too long to set a new record as the fastest-ever startup to achieve a $1 billion valuation.

Equifax is getting crushed

Equifax has already plunged 18 percent since it announced last week that hackers may have the personal details of nearly half the US population. Options traders are betting that this is only the start.

Amazon to open new $5 billion headquarters in a mystery location

Amazon is opening a new headquarters, HQ2, somewhere in North America. It will employ up to 50,000 people, most of them white-collar workers.

Michael Dell is raising $100 million to rebuild Houston

On Friday, tech billionaire Michael Dell broke his silence on what he plans to do for Houston, his home town that's been devastated by catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Two women entrepreneurs invented a fake male cofounder

Witchsy cofounders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer created a fake male cofounder to conduct business by email. They noticed an enormous difference between how contractors and contacts treated him versus how they treated the women.

Elon Musk gets green light to expand tunneling project under LA

Building a massive network of underground tunnels is no small technological feat, but securing regulatory approval is arguably the biggest challenge.
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