Andrea Lavoie

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Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all trying to turn into the same uber-company

Who will be the sole provider of all that you desire? Which company’s services will you “hire” to address your every internet-enabled whim? It sounds absurd, but this is the essence of the battle between the big four tech giants—oh and Microsoft too, but these days Microsoft is mostly an enterprise …

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This startup has now raised $1.1 billion

Silicon Valley venture capitalists like to crow that it’s now cheaper than ever to establish a startup company. While that may be true for internet firms, the amount of money required to fund a Silicon Valley green tech startup can be mind-boggling.<p>Case in point is fuel cell maker Bloom Energy, …


A massive leak of financial records is just beginning to hit tax-avoiders where it hurts

The rich, the powerful and the merely famous should be very afraid. First the journalists started going after their offshore accounts and tax havens, thanks to an unprecedented leak of millions of secret banking documents. Now the authorities are piling on.<p>The leaked files obtained by the …