Forget Trendy Coffee Beans — Now Seaweed Innovation Gets Techie Money

As they say in Silicon Valley: Move fast and break things — though, in this case, not the chips.
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Chegg Set to Go Public Tomorrow in Next Post-Twitter Tech IPO

Which came first: The chicken or Wall Street investors?
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Everybody’s a Curator: Flipboard’s Mike McCue Talks About New Version of Social Magazine (Video)

I made a magazine about Pop-Tarts. Anyone have a problem with that?
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Yahoo COO De Castro Joins Target Board

Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro has joined the board of Target Corp., the Minneapolis-based retailer said in a press release. The former Google exec has also worked at Dell and McKinsey. The appointment means that the top two execs at the Silicon Valley Internet giant are directors at two of the top U.S. retailers — CEO Marissa Mayer is on the board of Walmart Stores of Bentonville, Ark.

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Study: Consumers Don’t Heart Same-Day Delivery as Much as Retailers Think

According to a new survey from the Boston Consulting Group, “consumers are much more interested in free delivery and lower prices than in the same-day delivery of goods ordered online.” Although many online retailers have jumped to offer this feature, the study of 1,500 consumers found that only 9 percent said same-day delivery was a key factor in online retail satisfaction. Free delivery and low prices scored significantly higher, although “affluent millennials” — shoppers from 18 to 34 years old and with a household income exceeding $150,000 — were more likely to respond to same-day delivery offerings.

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Best Buy Halts U.S. Sales Decline

Best Buy Co. reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss on Friday on its first increase in U.S. same-store sales in more than a year, the latest evidence that the beleaguered electronics retailer is slowly stabilizing its battered business.

Exclusive: AOL Poised to Hire Susan Lyne to Run All Content Brands, Except HuffPo

Executive musical chairs at the New York Internet company.
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Exclusive: PayPal Co-Founder Levchin Launches New Payments Startup, Affirm

He’s back, and this time the well-known entrepreneur wants to give you a digital charge card.
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Some Last-Minute Online Shoppers Can Still Put Gifts Under the Tree

There are a number of ways to still get deliveries sent to your home if you don’t feel like fighting the crowds at the mall.
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Tasty: FoodyDirect Gets $3M, as Former Goldman Tech Banker Turns Entrepreneur

Can you make lox, bagels and a schmear digital?
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