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Brad Merrill is the editor of VentureBreak.
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New FTC Rules Force Internet Retailers To Make Quick Deliveries
18 hours ago

New FTC Rules Force Internet Retailers To Make Quick Deliveries

Internet retailers are often far too optimistic about the time it takes to ship products. But new rules from the FTC require them to ship customers’ orders quickly and promptly …
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The Apple Watch Edition Won’t Be Cheap
1 day ago

The Apple Watch Edition Won’t Be Cheap

By  •  Gadgets

Last week, Apple announced the Apple Watch, but comprehensive pricing info didn’t make it into the presentation. We know the least expensive model, Apple Watch Sport, will start at $349. …
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Goat Simulator Arrives On Android
1 day ago

Goat Simulator Arrives On Android

By  •  Gaming

There are games that strive for excellence, whose developers can’t sleep with a single pixel out of place and settle for nothing but factual and technical perfection. Then there’s Goat …
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Rackspace Isn’t Selling, But It Does Have A New CEO
1 day ago

Rackspace Isn’t Selling, But It Does Have A New CEO

Rackspace, which put itself on the market a few months ago, is no longer for sale—and they’ve named current president Taylor Rhodes as CEO.

Rhodes was named president in January. …
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Online Job Marketplace Workpop Raises $7.9 Million, Launches In Los Angeles
2 days ago

Online Job Marketplace Workpop Raises $7.9 Million, Launches In Los Angeles

Workpop, a free marketplace and community that provides employers and job seekers with feedback, tools, and the data needed to search and hire for jobs, announced today that it has …
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Bluebridge Raises $1 Million To Further Develop Its Mobile App Platform, Expand Team
2 days ago

Bluebridge Raises $1 Million To Further Develop Its Mobile App Platform, Expand Team

Bluebridge, the mobile-apps-as-a-service (MAaaS) startup that helps universities, churches, and other organizations engage their audiences with mobile apps, has announced that it has closed a $1 million seed round of financing …
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VentureBreak Weekly #56: Comcastic Apples
2 days ago

VentureBreak Weekly #56: Comcastic Apples

New iPhones, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, the free U2 album, Yahoo’s $250,000/day fine from the U.S. government, Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft, and more.

Panel: Brad Merrill, Will Reynolds Young

Show …
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Google Gets Around California Law With Temporary Steering Wheels On Self-Driving Cars
2 days ago

Google Gets Around California Law With Temporary Steering Wheels On Self-Driving Cars

The California DMV won’t allow Google to test its self-driving cars on the road unless they have manual controls and a backup drive onboard at all times. To get …
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Confirmed: Microsoft Is Buying Minecraft Developer Mojang For $2.5 Billion
3 days ago

Confirmed: Microsoft Is Buying Minecraft Developer Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Microsoft today confirmed that it will be purchasing Mojang, the developer of the popular Minecraft game, in a deal worth $2.5 billion.

This is a notable move for the …
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Microsoft’s $2.5B Purchase Of Minecraft To Be Announced Monday
4 days ago

Microsoft’s $2.5B Purchase Of Minecraft To Be Announced Monday

Microsoft is expected to announce its $2.5 billion acquisition of Mojang—the company behind Minecraft—on Monday, according to a report by Reuters. The report notes that Microsoft will use Minecraft to …
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