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Kazuo Kashio, a Founder of Casio Computer, Dies at 89

“Kazuo Kashio, a marketing virtuoso whose family company, Casio Computer, popularized the pocket calculator, the shock-resistant wristwatch and the preview screen on digital cameras, died on Monday at a hospital in Tokyo” reports nytimes.com. Kashio and his three brothers transformed Casio from a homegrown backyard machine shop into a global company, with $3 billion in annual sales of digital watches and cameras, calculators, electronic keyboards and other musical instruments, and high-speed printers.The cause was pneumonia, the company said. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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The Kate Spade brand is donating $1 million to mental health organizations

“To honor its late founder, the Kate Spade brand is donating $1 million towards mental-health awareness, it announced Wednesday” writes Mary Hanbury for businessinsider.com. The company paid respect to its late founder immediately after her death by posting a tribute on its social-media channels, saying, “Kate Spade, the visionary founder of our brand, has passed.Fans have taken to social media to show their gratitude to the brand for its donation to mental health causes. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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JetBlue’s founder is reportedly raising $100 million to start a new low-cost airline

“JetBlue founder David Neeleman is reportedly launching another low-cost airline in the US. According to trade publication Airline Weekly, Neeleman’s new venture is to be called Moxy and will be aimed at smaller secondary airports” writes Benjamin Zhang for businessinsider.com. According to the trade journal, Moxy plans to commence service in 2020 when Bombardier delivers the first of its new airliners. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The cofounder of OKCupid says immigration is ‘the ultimate entrepreneurship’

“I think that immigration is the ultimate entrepreneurship, in many ways,” Yagan said” writes Richard Feloni for businessinsider.com. While attending Harvard University, Yagan met his future business partners and cofounders, but he said he ultimately got a great education in entrepreneurship from his parents. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Hotmail Founder Claims the Cryptocurrency Market…

“The founder of Hotmail has become the latest to join the group of naysayers against the cryptocurrency market, claiming that it is fraudulent” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. In his opinion, the valuations in the cryptocurrency market were simply speculation rather than success.In Bhatia’s view, the cryptocurrency market is trying to grow a network where people buy tokens and take part in the growth of it.With the use of cryptocurrencies, a family member in one country can send money quickly, easily, and with low fees to a family member in…

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Boost founder: T-Mobile-Sprint merger would kill prepaid wireless market

“When Peter Adderton started Boost Mobile in 2000, his goal was providing competitive wireless service to struggling consumers, a market he believed large carriers were neglecting and, on occasion, exploiting” reports washingtonexaminer.com. His concerns about the prepaid market are a microcosm of the broader obstacles facing the deal, which both Sprint and T-Mobile have been optimistic that regulators would approve. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Craigslist founder donates $20 million to CUNY journalism school

“As of 2016, Craigslist generated almost $700 million in annual revenue, with about an 80% profit margin” writes Mike Murphy for marketwatch.com. According to a 2013 study by Harvard Business School, Craigslist cost U.S. newspapers at least $5 billion in lost classified-ad revenue from 2000 to 2007, forcing the industry to revamp its business model.Combined with declining circulations and a decrease in print advertising, a staggering blow was dealt to the industry. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Here’s what 24 of the most popular brand names really mean

“The name of a company is one of the most important ways to set a good first impression for the customer” writes Emily Cohn for businessinsider.com. For this reason, we decided to put together a list of 24 well-known brands and find out how their founders came up with their often-kooky names.In some cases, companies will even invent what seems like an entirely new language around their brand name. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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EDL founder jailed for contempt of court

“Tommy Robinson, the founder of the far-right English Defence League, has been jailed for 13 months for contempt of court” writes Frances Perraudin for theguardian.com. Another court order preventing reporting of Robinson’s arrest and the subsequent court proceedings was lifted on Tuesday after a challenge by Leeds Live and the Independent.A court order is in place to prevent any reporting of the details of the trial in question. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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