Nick Taranto

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The Apple Exec In Charge Of Buying Companies Met With Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Lee and Baker write, "such a high-level meeting between the two Silicon Valley giants involving their top dealmakers suggests Apple was very much interested in buying the electric car pioneer."<p>That's probably a stretch.<p>Corporate development executives like Perica are always meeting with senior …

Why The Latest Biotech Boom May Not Be Followed By Another Bust

The previous week eight biotech firms had launched initial public offerings in America, together raising more than $500m. In a discussion panel on whether the industry's latest boom will last, a prominent investor, Oleg Nodelman, joked that he still had suitcases of cash for any firm that wanted it.<p>…

Indian parliament pepper-sprayed as MPs brawl over new Telangana state

India's parliament erupted in chaos on Thursday over a bill to create a new state, with angry MPs coming to blows, pulling out a microphone and pepper-spraying the chamber.<p>Holding banners and shouting slogans, lawmakers disrupted the lower house of parliament as the Congress-led government …

Dropbox takes on Google veteran Woodside as operations chief

Dropbox just scored a world-class operations veteran for its executive team: Dennis Woodside, who was until last month the CEO of Google(s goog)’s …

LinkedIn: Small Businesses Becoming More Astute Users of Social Media

Small and midsize businesses play an important role in our economy. Every day, they fight for our attention while also trying to gain any leverage they can over the big box retailers like Amazon, Target, Walmart, and more. There’s no doubt that social media is playing a crucial role in this battle. …

The Long, Strange Challenge Facing Marijuana Entrepreneurs

The legal marijuana industry is potentially very lucrative, but small business owners should expect an uphill battle against federal law, banking regulations, and other obstacles.<p>"There are a lot of hurdles to get through if somebody wants to do this, but the opportunities are there too," said Ryan …

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