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A Silicon Valley startup with 20 patents under its belt just raised $400 million from SoftBank and Goldman Sachs to make materials from living things

Silicon Valley-based synthetic biology company Zymergen just announced a mammoth funding round. The goal is to move away from old, polluting manufacturing techniques.
BELGRADE, SERBIA - CIRCA JULY 2005: Newspapers and magazines on newspapers stand in Belgrade

A printing company is buying an ad agency for $132 million to fix the ‘broken, expensive and complicated’ holding company model

47-year-old Quad/Graphics wants a bigger piece of ad budgets, so it's acquiring a Minneapolis-based ad agency.
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Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy roasted Larry Ellison by turning the Oracle founder into a cartoon-like face peeking over a wall

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy continued a well-worn cloud tradition of taking jabs at other competitors.

Verizon’s betting big on Yahoo Finance, but the site’s built on a cohort of ‘permalancers’ that former employees say is demora...

Yahoo employs "permalancers," contract workers with job responsibilities and hours indistinguishable from full-time staff but none of the benefits.

I shipped my spit to AncestryDNA to see how much I could learn from my genes — and found out my family history is more complex than I thought

Here's what it's like to take AncestryDNA's test, and how it stacks up to other genetics tests.

These founders got rejected from Y Combinator four times. Here’s how they finally got in.

Natalie Gray and Karn Saroya applied to Y Combinator four times before they were finally accepted on their fifth application. Here are some of their tips.

A huge marijuana company that just went public in the US saw its shares slip after a damning industry report. Here’s why cannabis investors aren...

BI PRIME: Aurora Cannabis started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. It wasn't the windfall investors hoped.

AT&T’s betting you’re going to watch a lot more video in the future — and that’s driving its ‘video centric’ ...

PRIME: AT&T sees 5G as an opportunity to offer new experiences to customers, controlling every aspect of the supply chain from content creation to distribution. The growing dominance of video consumption over its network is one of the main reasons for its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner.

Burt Reynolds was such a screen icon that even the list of roles he turned down is legendary, from James Bond to Han Solo

Burt Reynolds is a living legend, but just imagine if he had said yes to these offers.

There’s still only one real reason why people pay for Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping is still first in many members' hearts. According to a recent survey, Prime members say the free two-day shipping perk is still far and away the biggest benefit that keeps them subscribed to the membership program.