News tagged with entrepreneurs

Web giants, film companies at odds over anti-piracy bills

Film director Penelope Spheeris' new comedy, "Balls to the Wall," had barely premiered in Europe when bootleg copies started popping up on the Internet, throwing its U.S. release into jeopardy. A Spheeris assistant sent out ...

Dec 07, 2011
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NYC fires shot at Silicon Valley tech dominance

(AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg is firing a shot across the bow of Silicon Valley, saying New York City's efforts to attract a new science and engineering campus will help the metropolis surpass the California region as ...

Jul 19, 2011
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Craigslist founder in new venture

Craig Newmark, founder of online classifieds giant Craigslist, launched new Web-based venture Craigconnects on Tuesday to support non-profit and public service organizations.

Mar 08, 2011
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Team delivers development aid via cell phone animations

A farmer in Niger learns how to protect his crops from insects. A resident of Port-au-Prince or a rural Haitian village learns how to avoid exposure to cholera. An entrepreneur in Mali gets step-by-step instructions ...

Feb 28, 2011
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Online shopping reaches art world

The world's first international online art fair hits the Internet this Saturday, putting contemporary art pieces worth $1 million and more just a mouse click away.

Jan 20, 2011
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Solar leader sees bright future

Zhengrong Shi, an engineer turned entrepreneur, has become one of China’s richest citizens by betting heavily on the future of solar power. In a talk on Tuesday at MIT, he outlined his vision for how ...

Dec 10, 2010
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Israeli high tech adjusts to Asian challenge

(AP) -- It's well known that the emergence of India and China is casting a shadow on the developed economies of Europe and North America. Less famous is the challenge facing Israel: With the Jewish state having quietly prospered ...

Nov 16, 2010
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