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Alyson Shontell

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THE LEBRON JAMES INTERVIEW: The world's best athlete reveals how his team pulled off the greatest comeback in NBA history

Now that the season is over, James has been pursuing a lot outside of basketball. In his hometown o…

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Rumors are flying that ClassPass' CEO is stepping down - here's what's really happening

Sometimes companies reach a point at which a founder steps down as CEO. When Facebook was a much sm…

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A top Silicon Valley investor predicts what the world will look like in 10 years, when roads are full of self-driving cars

"In probably 5 years, you'll have autonomous cars that work as well as people, even in cities. But …

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People are playing 'Pokemon GO' in really inappropriate places and national museums and cemeteries aren't pleased

Meanwhile, other countries that don't yet have access to "Pokémon GO" are already working on p…

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The easiest way to find and catch your first Pokemon in 'Pokemon GO'

Another thing you should look out for are purple and blue pokéstops that look like they're raining.…

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What it's like to play Pokemon Go, according to someone who has never liked Pokemon but got the app because they felt left out

I've now clocked about 30 minutes of play time and captured three Pokemon, during which my iPhone b…

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This easy Mac shortcut makes an emoji keyboard pop up anywhere you can type

You can use it wherever you see a cursor, whether you're typing a Facebook status, an email, or a G…

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There are 2 great reasons for 'olds' to use Snapchat over Instagram or Facebook

Facebook is a popular place to share baby photos and videos. But chances are many of your baby-less…

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A Brooklyn startup that's armed with $40 million is growing real meat and leather in a lab without hurting a single animal

"We start with what leather is in its end state," he explained. "We can produce cow collagen, allig…

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Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

Cadre is a platform where approved sellers ("operators") can apply to post carefully vetted commerc…

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A new app called Recharge lets you rent hotel rooms by the minute for extremely short stays

But one afternoon, a driver told a female passenger about Bamfo's recharging station. She was nursi…

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We tried the electronic Chewbacca mask that became the most viral Facebook Live video ever - here's what it's like

With some Googling, we found the mask was available at a local Toys R Us in Manhattan for $28. We p…

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A woman who's been called 'Doogie Howser' is building the pharmacy of the future, and it's like Uber for drugs

Capsule has been quietly working in stealth mode since last September, when Patel and Kinariwala fo…

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2 moving lines in Sheryl Sandberg's commencement speech will remind you not to take people in your life for granted

Sandberg lost her husband, Dave Goldberg, in May 2015 to a horrific treadmill accident. The couple …

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The cofounder of the Hyperloop is named 'Brogan BamBrogan' - here's how he got his epic name

...it's easy to poke fun of Brogan BamBrogan. The singular name came when the former Kevin Brogan d…

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Twitter cofounder Biz Stone launched a startup, then pivoted it, and now he's launching the original idea all over again

It was supposed to be a combination of Google and Quora. In other words, a search engine for asking…

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Legendary startup investor Fred Wilson passed on Uber when it was worth $300 million

Wilson isn't the only big-name investor who looked at Uber early on and passed. Netscape co-founder…

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Tim Cook on the declining smartphone market: 'This too shall pass'

Cook noted that the company looks at potential iPhone upgrade sales from a few areas, and that upgr…

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Yik Yak just settled a lawsuit with a man who claimed he was cheated out of one-third of the startup by his frat brothers

Plaintiff, Buffington, and Droll partnered up to work and pool money together to develop and market…

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This founder now runs an $11 billion startup, but at first it looked like the company would fail - here's his advice for when not to quit

"Coming up with calculus - that was grit," Silbermann recalled of the NPR story. "But the decades h…

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The CEO of $11 billion Pinterest reveals his thoughts on going public, crazy private markets, and advice for founders who don't want to fail

Today, the company is being operated without the need to take additional capital; we've become self…

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Aaron Levie runs a $1.5 billion dollar company at age 31, thanks in part to a Jerry Maguire-like memo he wrote when he was 22

Whether it's email, music, personal photos, whatever - we think storage space is going to be essent…

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We tried Juicero, the $700 mess-free juicer that Silicon Valley investors and celebrities are crazy about - here's what it's like

Evans, who formerly ran the healthy food chain Organic Avenue, spent 39 months working on a dozen p…

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We asked Buzzfeed's former president why Buzzfeed may have missed big on its 2015 revenue - here's what he said

If Buzzfeed did miss on its 2015 revenue goal, it wouldn't be the only digital media company to do …

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A startup quietly raised a boatload of cash to make a $700 'Keurig for juice' with help from Silicon Valley geniuses like Jony Ive

It's so magical, in fact, that celebrities like Dr. Oz and Gwyneth Paltrow have tried the juice and…