The recent share-price surge set off by the departure of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer generated loads of value for Microsoft shareholders. In fact, since the end of 2012, Microsoft’s market capitalization
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The Innovators Dilemma argues that we should disrupt ourselves before we get disrupted. But what happens when that’s not enough? The wiry, 27-year-old founder of a $1.2 billion business has ideas. Aaron
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Twitch, a video-streaming site for live gameplay, announced Monday it has agreed to be acquired by e-commerce giant Amazon for $970 million in cash. Earlier reports said YouTube was acquiring Twitch for
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Mention you're about to start a business and you'll receive plenty of advice. Everyone you know suddenly turns into an expert on financing, marketing and sales strategies, and technology and innovation.