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The many twists and turns of hardware

I don’t think anyone would disagree that building a successful hardware business has quite literally many more moving parts than software.

African VC TLcom Capital invests $5M in Nigerian data analytics firm Terragon Group

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Unilever warns social media to clean up “toxic” content

Consumer goods giant Unilever, a maker of branded soaps, foodstuffs and personal care items and also one of the world's biggest online advertisers, has fired a warning shot across the bows of social m

Blue Apron could deliver an IPO in 2017, but should it?

Meal kit makers Blue Apron may be preparing to file for a 2017 IPO, according to Reuters. The report says that the food startup has hired bankers from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup to th

Unilever said to be the early frontrunner to acquire The Honest Company

We’re hearing from our sources Unilever has been in serious talks with the Honest Company, and may very well win the bid for the e-commerce startup, though our sources stressed that the deal is

The next $1 billion startup acquirer won’t be a tech company

Acquisitions starting with a “B” are not uncommon in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. Roughly two to four billion-dollar deals have gone down each quarter (on average) over the last few years.

Why did Unilever pay $1B for Dollar Shave Club?  

Personal care; food; beverages --- in category after category, the pattern is the same. We are seeing the systematic outsourcing of R&D to new retail and consumer brands just launching into the ma

Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin on the Unilever acquisition

Michael Dubin took improv classes early in his career, and humor has long played a role in the culture of DSC. He’s even adapted some lessons from improv to the role of CEO: “When you’re on stag

Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club for reported $1B value

Unilever creates and captures a unicorn with its plans to acquire Dollar Shave Club. Announced this evening, the $130 billion dollar multinational consumer goods company is speculated to be paying $1

The American Egg Board May Have Used Public Funds To Conspire Against Hampton Creek

The American Egg Board (AEB) may have violated federal laws by using public funds to try to obstruct Hampton Creek from selling its eggless mayonnaise alternative "Just Mayo." The USDA has now opened

Alibaba Strikes Partnership With Consumer Goods Giant Unilever

In another nod to the importance of cross-border e-commerce to its business strategy, Alibaba announced a strategic partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever today.

Huddle Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell Steps Down As CEO, Morten Brogger Steps In

On the heels of a $51 million round of funding, cloud collaboration company Huddle today announced a changing of the guard to lead the company to its next stage. Co-founder Alastair Mitchell is step

Facebook-Led Internet.org Partners With Nokia On SocialEDU In Rwanda, Unilever In India, Ericsson On New Lab To Connect Developing Economies

Later today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/2014-agenda/">appearing onstage at Mobile World Congress</a> -- his first appearance at the