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by Molly Wood Jan 9, 2019
U.S. legislation is making Chinese investors balk.
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Google’s CEO could face tough questions on Capitol Hill about the company's data practices

by Erika Beras Dec 11, 2018
Privacy, money and data promise to all be topics of discussion.
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Investing while foreign-born: The advantages of being an immigrant venture capitalist

by Nina Roberts Dec 6, 2018
Immigrants comprise 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, yet 20.6 percent of the country’s entrepreneurs are immigrants, according to a 2016 report from the New American Economy.
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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on today's entrepreneurs

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Dec 4, 2018
There's "more of a wokeness to these founders," he says.
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Is Netflix personalization making you feel *seen* ... or profiled?

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Oct 26, 2018
If you’ve got a Netflix account, you know the company tries real hard to personalize pretty much everything. But a recent Twitter thread by the writer Stacia Brown revealed what felt like racial profiling on her Netflix feed. Netflix says…

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by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Oct 26, 2018
If you’ve got a Netflix account, you know the company tries real hard to personalize pretty much everything. But a recent Twitter thread by the writer Stacia Brown revealed what felt like racial profiling on her Netflix feed. Netflix says…
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Are narcissistic CEOs bad for business?

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Private money rules Silicon Valley, so where does that leave Wall Street?

by Molly Wood Sep 20, 2018
Private funding, like venture capital, can now grow companies as big as an IPO can. Small investors might get a slice, too.
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Venture capitalism: Investing today in the companies of tomorrow

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Aug 29, 2018
"We are looking at companies and technology well before everyone else recognizes what it is and where it's going," Ann Miura-Ko says.
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Backyard chickens have been hip for a while, but building them a $20,000 coop takes the trend to a whole new level

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