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The 10 most popular prescription drugs in the US

Dozens of prescription drugs — from Advil to the EpiPen — have become household names.<p>But some are more prevalent than others.<p>GoodRx, a startup that lists drug prices and sells prescription drugs at discounted rates, compiled a list of the 10 most popular prescription drugs in the US in 2017, based …

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This Startup Teaches Commercial Brokers How To Build Financial Empires

Real estate agents aren’t often referred to as entrepreneurs. Instead, they are commonly reduced to the title of salesperson, negotiator or marketing expert. Yet, to be successful in the space, each of these independent enterprises must master the art of pitching products, brokering deals, securing …

Real Estate

Homes in Brooklyn and Queens are 'selling at record speeds'

The absorption rate in Brooklyn — the pace at which homes are sold — was 4.2 months, the fastest seen in the borough in at least eight years, according to Douglas Elliman's latest sales report. At the same time, listing inventory plunged 37.4 percent from the same time last year.<p>"The market is …

Real Estate

Why Google's Alphabet shakeup makes sense

Yesterday, Google caught the tech world off-guard with a major reorganization. In the months to come, what we now know as Google will become Alphabet, with "Google" now referring to just the core businesses of Search, Android, YouTube, and a handful of others, overseen by new Google CEO Sundar …

Investing

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Speaks Out Against Internet Trolls

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao is making headlines once again. But this time she’s written one. The topic? Internet trolls.<p>In a <i>Washington Post</i> …

Internet

Airbnb brings sharing economy under the microscope

The home-sharing site learns the hard way that it can't assume San Francisco supervisors won't change their minds -- even after they passed a law legalizing short-term rentals.<p>The sharing economy is hitting a few roadblocks.<p>The latest example: Airbnb and San Francisco. Last October, the city became …

San Francisco

Silicon Valley struggles to pitch water-saving tech to farmers

Olivier Jerphagnon needed a customer. So he drove toward the farmland north of Fresno, with his marketing director by his side.<p>They came to convince farmers that PowWow Energy's Pump Monitor software can manage irrigation via smartphone. They spotted a prospect off the side of Highway 99: a work …

Twitter's real-time events service 'Project Lightning' will be called 'Moments'

Periscope chief executive Kayvon Beykpour has revealed that Twitter's curated news service, known as Project Lightning, will be called 'Moments' when it launches<p>Periscope chief executive Kayvon Beykpour has let slip the name of Twitter's forthcoming curated news service, previously known as …

Nearly all major subreddits are back online following Reddit protests

Just a day after a massive revolt tore down parts of Reddit, the site now appears to be mostly back to normal. Most all major subreddits are back online after volunteer moderators (who run subreddits without direct control from the company) began setting hundreds of popular subreddits to private …

Internet

Reddit Moderators Are Fed Up: “I Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse”

"I am not proud to be a part of Reddit, or my contributions to Reddit, and I haven't been for years," one moderator told BuzzFeed News. Ellen Pao, meanwhile, apologized Friday over the recent "transition."<p>Starting Thursday night, large sections of Reddit were set to private and have 'gone dark' in …

Yelp shares are tanking because of this decision by the CEO

Yelp (YELP) shares are down over 10% in Thursday afternoon trading. The reason? CEO Jeremy Stoppelman reportedly made the decision to hold on selling …

Goldman Sachs

iOS 8.4 to be released 8 AM PT on Tuesday, iTunes Match song limit will increase to 100,000 with iOS 9

Apple directors have been somewhat talkative over the weekend about the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch. He reminisces on the history of digital music and radio saying that …

OS X El Capitan beta seems to reveal plans for a 4K iMac

Apple's latest beta for OS X El Capitan may be giving away plans for some upcoming products. <i>9to5Mac</i> and journalist Pierre Dandumont have spotted references in the beta's code to a nearly 4K Retina display, which is something that Apple doesn't currently ship. It's quite likely that such a display …

OS X

Everything You Need to Know About PayPal, Square Cash and Venmo

The check's in the mail? Try again. Peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo and Square Cash mean no more excuses.<p>My sister and I keep a running tab with each other. She sent a bouquet of flowers for our cousin’s high school graduation; I owe her. I bought our Dad a dual-blade hedge trimmer for …

FinTech

Snapchat, WPP, and The Daily Mail have just launched an ad agency

The agency, Truffle Pig, will use Snapchat, the Daily Mail, and Elite Daily to test social content and marketing. The agency can work with WPP clients and other brands and plans to offer services such as positioning and messaging, content projects, video and photography, social-media management, …

Advertising

Super-thin E Ink watch is the latest crowdfunding casualty

You're about to get an all-too-blunt reminder of why crowdfunding sites shouldn't be treated like stores. Central Standard Timing has shelved its extra-thin, Kickstarter-backed CST-01 watch after running into numerous production problems. The project is nearly out of money, and the team has ditched …

Anthem offers $47 billion to buy Cigna

— By Caroline Humer<p>NEW YORK, June 20 (Reuters) – U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. said on Saturday it had offered $47 billion in cash and stock for …

Health Care

Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety

Art Lebedev's Transparentius is brought to life in new Samsung prototype<p>Back in 2009, Russian design house Art Lebedev introduced the dramatically titled Transparentius concept for improving road safety. It was remarkably simple: put a camera on the front of large, slow-moving trucks and connect it …

Autonomous Cars

Here's why the term 'unicorn' is ripping the soul out of entrepreneurship

When we overuse a special object we admire, it becomes trite. Worse, it can lose its meaning. If you wore a wedding dress every day instead of once in your life, it would lose its uniqueness and value. Worse yet, it - and perhaps marriage with which it is associated - would become trite. If I have …

Venture Capital

Apple Watch U.S. Sales Estimated at 2.8 Million, Sports Band May Have Base Cost of Just $2

The latest data from Slice Intelligence, a digital commerce research firm that tracks email receipts, estimates Apple Watch sales at 2.79 million in the United States nearly two months after the wrist-worn device launched, according to <i>Reuters</i>. Slice Intelligence previously estimated 1 million Apple …

This guy left his $300,000 investment banking job for a fashion startup — and it paid off

After school, he went to Sydney University, got a bachelor of commerce and honours in finance.<p>After university, became an investment banker for Deutsche Bank in the corporate finance division.<p>After a couple of years, he was promoted to associate, and was earning a handsome salary of around $300,000.<p>…

Startups

Daily Mail US CEO: Snapchat's Evan Spiegel is like a young Sir Martin Sorrell

Speaking with Adweek ahead of Cannes, which kicks off this weekend, 25-year-old Spiegel admitted speaking in front of 6,000 of adland's top executives will be "nerve-wracking" — not least because "I've never built an ad business before," he added.<p>Adweek's profile of Spiegel also takes into account …

Advertising

One of Twitter's biggest investors gives his prescription for fixing the company

Twitter’s board of directors will hold its quarterly meeting tomorrow, in the midst of a stock price swoon caused by stagnated user growth and an …

Wall Street

Twitter may be trying to buy Flipboard

Twitter is reportedly in discussions to purchase Flipboard. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Re/Code is reporting Twitter wants to purchase Flipboard in an all-stock deal that would value Flipboard north of $1 billion.<p>The ongoing talks have been occuring since the beginning of the year, and …

Medium Is Shifting Focus

The publisher/publishing platform is rejiggering itself as a social network for readers and writers — and reconsidering some of its publications and ideals in the process.<p>Late last night, Medium CEO Ev Williams published a blog post about the company's future. As is often the case when discussing …

Spotify and Starbucks team up to let you pick songs playing in stores and more

Next time you head into Starbucks, the music may reflect your barista’s mood.<p>In a partnership with Spotify, all 15,000-plus Starbucks employees in the US will receive Spotify Premium memberships. Those employees will then be able to stream playlists they helped create while making your latte.<p>After …

3D-printed mini jet engine revved up to 33,000rpm

GE creates a little-engine-that-could using an advanced metal 3D-printing technique and then put it through testing like a full-size engine.<p>Chalk up another triumph for 3D printing.<p>GE engineers have created a small jet engine using next-gen manufacturing technique for building 3D objects "by …

3D Printing

Rdio To Launch A $3.99 Monthly Streaming Service

The new service is cheaper than the competition, but offers limited downloads from the company's library of songs.<p>Seeking to gain ground in the war over streaming music, Rdio plans to introduce a low-cost mobile subscription plan offering limited downloads from its library of songs.<p>The San …

Uber Poaches Google PR Boss

Rachel Whetstone replaces David Plouffe as Uber's SVP of public policy and communications. Meanwhile, Plouffe becomes chief advisor to CEO Travis Kalanick — and takes a seat on the company’s board.<p>Uber has a new SVP of public policy and communications — Rachel Whetstone, Google's longtime head of …

Recode: Apple to offer free music with its upcoming streaming service

It's no secret that Apple plans on revealing a new streaming music service -- thanks to its Beats Music acquisition -- some time this year, supposedly at its annual developer conference in June. What has so far been a secret, however, is whether or not that service will be free or paid. While it's …