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We are on the verge of a consumer M&A avalanche

If you believe in the mantra “innovate or die,” you might conclude that the largest consumer and retail brands are terminally ill. Giants like Kraft and Clorox all seem to be too slow and enslaved to shareholders to innovate. At the same time, they may be too large to perish… ...

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Luke Beatty departs AOL

AOL’s president of media brands Luke Beatty is stepping down from his position today to spend more time with family. Beatty ran AOL’s tech blogs — including TechCrunch and Engadget — as well as several other online media properties for the company. He came to AOL from TechStars after serving as Yahoo’s ...

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China’s new cybersecurity law is bad news for business

The Chinese government has passed new cybersecurity regulations Nov. 7 that will put stringent new requirements on technology companies operating in the country. The proposed Cybersecurity Law comes with data localization, surveillance, and real-name requirements. The regulation would require instant messaging services and other internet companies to require users to ...

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What you need to know about startup boards

Samer Hamadeh Crunch Network Contributor Samer Hamadeh is founder and CEO of Zeel, the in-home massage company. An experienced entrepreneur, Samer has created, led and advised successful tech startups for nearly 20 years. How to join the network Adam Dinow Crunch Network Contributor Adam Dinow is a partner in ...

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How Yo inspired the Jonas Brothers to create apps

Remember that silly app, Yo, where you could ping someone with just a tap? Well, Kevin Jonas does. At the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York, the Jonas brothers talked about why they are creating apps. After seeing the Yo app raise over $1 million in funding, Kevin said ...

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Harnessing mobile technologies will help the next generation vote

With one of the most controversial and important presidential elections in our country’s history –- of which issues important to diverse communities are especially front and center –- it’s imperative we encourage millennials to vote. It is safe to say either their participation or inaction will shape this country for decades ...

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