Meet Generation Z

Gen Z, or the iGen­er­a­tion as some have called it, refers to those born since roughly 1995. These are kids who have never known a world without the Internet and […]

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Quiz: Me and Gen Z

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, in con­junc­tion with Mar­ket­place, sur­veyed Amer­ican teens between the ages of 16 to 19 to create a “Por­trait of Generation Z.”

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Microsoft makes office free on mobiles

All aboard, Microsoft is jumping on the freemium bandwagon. In the past their product, Office 365,was subscription-​​​​only if you wanted to do any­thing other than read your doc­u­ments on your mobile device. Now […]

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Who is Carl Icahn and what does he do?

Icahn has been fighting for decades. “Oh, gee, he goes way back,” says Donald Mar­gotta, asso­ciate pro­fessor of finance at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. In the 1980s, Icahn was known not as an […]

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GoPro goes public

GoPro videos could also have a future on cable TV. “If they are able to take a ‘best of’ and upstream it — you know, they get their own half-​​​​hour show […]

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Microsoft’s great debate

With 22 years under his belt, Satya Nadella is the con­sum­mate Microsoft insider. But don’t think that expe­ri­ence made him a shoo-​​​​in for the top job. One reason Microsoft went nearly […]

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Icahn wants eBay to set PayPal free

A high-​​​​profile activist investor’s latest use of the mega­phone is to call for an iconic tech firm to split up. Carl Icahn wants eBay to spin off PayPal, sep­a­rating the […]

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Schools get into the start-​​up game

I wouldn’t use the word, ‘dropout,’ I would use the word ‘extended leave of absence’,” said Marc Meyer, director of the Center for Entre­pre­neur­ship at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston. North­eastern gives out […]

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