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The march of the middlemen

Historically, a lot of companies and people made boatloads of money acting as intermediaries without adding much in the way of value.

By Dec. 3, 2007

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Amid bans, Tesla’s direct sales are embraced by FTC officials

As several states side with auto dealerships and ban direct-to-consumer car sales, three top FTC officials call the laws “protectionist” and “bad policy.”

By Apr. 24, 2014

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Prosper's $70M funding challenges Lending Club in online loan market

The San Francisco startup, which connects borrowers and lenders, plans to use its new funds to expand -- just like its main rival.

By May. 5, 2014

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Verizon threatens to sue Netflix over congestion claims

Netflix's messages to its customers blaming Verizon for poor video service are "deceptive, inaccurate, and an unfair business practice," the carrier says.

By Jun. 5, 2014

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AT&T, Verizon may join Comcast in Netflix streaming deal

Representatives from AT&T and Verizon confirm that the companies are in talks with Netflix to strike a similar content distribution deal that it announced with Comcast earlier this week.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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Google gooses Chrome with network speed-boost idea: 'QUIC'

Trying to cut Net communication delays, Google has begun testing a new technology called QUIC that seeks to marry security, reliability, and performance.

By Jun. 27, 2013

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Bitcoin nabob: Yes, there’s life after Mt. Gox (Q&A)

Bitcoin suffered a PR black eye with Mt. Gox's bankruptcy filing, but Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam says bad news for the few will translate into good news for the many.

By Mar. 25, 2014

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Beyond apps: These startups are tackling real-world problems

Startup incubator Y Combinator demos a refreshingly high volume of companies tackling real issues, from hearing loss and elderly care to immigrant hiring and sending money home.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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An ant farm for root vegetables

The Root Vue Farm may take its cue from an ant farm, but it provides for a different type of resident.

By Aug. 30, 2011

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MasterCard, Deutsche Telekom team up on mobile payments

The German carrier and parent company of T-Mobile want a piece of the mobile payments action.

By Jul. 2, 2012