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Live Nation Settles Suit With Ticketing Start-Up, Buying Its Assets

Photo Songkick specialized in so-called artist presales — a way of selling batches of advance tickets, often around 8 percent of the inventory for a show, to fans. Credit Chad Batka for The New York Times Two years ago, Songkick, ...

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A.I. Researchers Leave Elon Musk Lab to Begin Robotics Start-Up

“We now have teachable robots,” Mr. Abbeel said during a recent interview at the new company’s offices in Emeryville, Calif., just across the bay from San Francisco. The new company is part of a much wider effort to create A.I. ...

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Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa

Jeremy Johnson, Andela’s chief executive, says the company offers “a very different model for unlocking human potential.” Photo Olufunmilade Oshodi, left, and Tolulope Komolafe are among hundreds of Africans working for Andela as software developers. Credit Axel Dupeux for The ...

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Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

Tech’s Fresh Start Upload was founded in 2014 as entrepreneurs — many of them women — flocked to virtual reality. There was a feeling of vast potential in the young industry, a sense of being able to make a mark ...

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Questions Over C.E.O.’s Conduct Cloud Social Finance, a Lending Start-Up

But within SoFi, Mr. Cagney, a married father of two, continued to raise questions among employees with his behavior. He was seen holding hands and having intimate conversations with another young female employee, according to six employees who saw the ...

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Chief Executive of Social Finance, an Online Lending Start-Up, to Step Down

The critical mass of incidents has tarnished the image of Silicon Valley’s start-up ecosystem — which has long painted itself as a place of innovation, ideas and progressive workplaces — and it raises concerns about whether these start-ups and their ...

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Start-Up Taking Aim at Bloomberg Terminals Hires Former Bloomberg Head

Photo Norman Pearlstine is tasked with building a news feed for Money.net that will be based on machine-generated news bulletins and stories. Credit Jemal Countess/Getty Images A start-up looking to take on the financial information behemoth Bloomberg L.P. is hiring ...

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State of the Art: MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Start-Up

There is perhaps no better example of this other way than MailChimp, a 16-year-old Atlanta-based company that makes marketing software for small businesses. If you’ve heard of MailChimp, it’s either because you are one of its 12 million customers or ...

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A New Phase for World of Warcraft’s Lead Designer: His Own Start-Up

Photo For now, Rob Pardo, Bonfire Studios’ chief, says he is focused entirely on hiring people to begin generating ideas and making game prototypes. Credit Emily Berl for The New York Times Big video games, like movies, are usually created ...

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G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up

This will be a major test. And G.E.’s campaign to build an industrial operating system and create a flourishing ecosystem of software for it is just getting underway in earnest. In late July, G.E. hosted a Predix conference in Las ...

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