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  • Oleg Firer

    Inc. Magazine and Inc.com released their annual Inc. 5000 list this week, ranking the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Topping the list is payment processor Unified Payments with a three-year growth rate of — yes, you are reading this correctly — 23,646 percent.

  • Meet the Business Owner Who's Speaking at the RNC Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 1:54 PM ET
    Steven Cohen

    Ohio businessman Steve Cohen will speak at the Republican National Convention. "Things may never be the way they were," says Cohen, who runs a manufacturing company. "We’re going to have to discover new ways to make money."

  • The Differences Between East and West Coast Shoppers Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 7:20 AM ET
    Mobile Commerce

    West Coasters were more likely to click on advertisements for health and fitness deals, including Pilates, golf, and dance classes. East Coast users, however, were more attracted to nightlife and restaurant deals

  • Peter Thiel Backs Start-up Making 3D Printed Meat Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 2:57 PM ET

    Modern Meadow, based in Columbia, Missouri, will receive the $350,000 grant to continue developing new meat and leather production technologies.

  • When Customers Have Had Enough Innovation Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 8:32 AM ET
    Mobile World Congress

    Relentless, competitive improvement has its risks, and smartphone manufacturers had to learn this fact the hard way.

  • Too Many Startups to Survive?     Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Geoff Lewis, Founders Fund principal, discusses the resurgence in tech startups and where he expects to find the next big breakthrough, with Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief.

  • Expanding America's Entrepreneurial Spirit     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Ro Khanna, "Entrepreneurial Nation" author, explains why the nation's days as a leader in manufacturing are far from over.

  • Meet a Teenage Tech Visionary     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Taylor Wilson, Thiel Fellow, explains why he decided to leave college to pursue a career in Silicon Valley.

  • Thiel Fellowship: School vs. Silicon Valley     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    Thiel Fellow finalist, Connor Zwick discusses his decision to drop out of college to pursue his dream of building a successful business.

  • Technology Trends You Should Know     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Discussing innovation and the next big tech trends, with Scott McNealy, former Sun Microsystems chairman & president.

  • Cloud Computing: Sky's the Limit?     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

    Lanham Napier, Rackspace Hosting president & CEO, discusses the future of cloud computing and why this technology provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs.

  • Next Innovation Superstar?     Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    A look at the inside competition to find the next generation of innovation superstars, with Spencer Hewett, Thiel Fellow and creator of a solution to eliminate shoplifting and checkout lines.

  • Fiscal Reform From Both Political Parties     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    John Paul Dejoria, Patron Spirits, CEO, shares his bipartisan message of fiscal reform and keeping job creation in America.

  • Richard Branson's Five Rules for Business Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson

    When starting Student magazine and then Virgin Music, Richard Branson followed five simple guidelines that he still finds relevant and useful today.

  • Using Reality TV to Raise Your Business Profile Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    One show is putting a new spin on reality TV. "Everyday Edisons" gives entrepreneurs the chance to run ideas by investors. Do you have a winning idea?

  • Romney Campaign Fights Back!     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    National Review's Robert Costa discusses the details of his interview with Mitt Romney, regarding President Obama's remarks on small business. John Sununu, Romney Campaign Surrogate; Stan Greenberg, Democratic polling advisor; and Ed Rogers, BGR Group, provide perspective.

  • In a word, the tech rankings this year are stunning, with a major shake-up of the top ten. California falls from the top, while two other states join the elite.

  • The Top 10 States For Technology Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    2011 Ranking: 1 2010 Ranking; 1 This year, California lost its reign as the leading state in technology. Home to Silicon Valley and some of the largest technology companies -- Intel, Facebook, Google and Apple – California slipped to the number-three spot this year because of a slowdown in high-tech business formation. The Golden State still claimed the top spot, however, for most patents awarded and the most research grant money. The state also has the top-ranked broadband connectivity.

    As part of our annual study, America’s Top States for Business, we grade states on several criteria in this important category of Technology & Innovation.

  • Google Inc employee Ray Liu, wears Project Glass internet glasses during a demonstration during at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, California.

    The U.S. Patent Office published a patent on Tuesday revealing that Apple has experimented with producing a set of augmented-reality eyeglasses, sparking speculation that Apple will go head-to-head (and eye-to-eye) with Google's much-hyped Glass device.

  • Taffy Company Stretches Out the Summer Season Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 12:31 PM ET

    While some people think you shouldn’t mess with success, especially a 114-year-old success, it’s always good to keep an open mind. Take Shriver's Salt Water Taffy company. Some new flavors and a robust social media site allow the third-generation family owned company to innovate while staying true to its roots.

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