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Ari Levy

Ari Levy is a senior tech reporter for CNBC.

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Advice - If the love affair between the public markets and social media companies is over, there's plenty of pain to be felt down the line.Investors have spent years pouring money into companies somehow described as social media. According...
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Funding News - Nobody is a bigger champion of the emerging online lending industry than venture capitalist Charles Moldow. A general partner at Silicon Valley firm Foundation Capital, Moldow was an early backer of LendingClub and OnDeck Capital,...
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Advice - Tech startups don't talk much about interest rates. New products, customer acquisition and growth, growth,growth are top of mind. To the extent that today's emerging companies consider the cost of capital, it's usually while raising a...
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Cool Tech - The recent cyberattacks on Target, Sony, Anthem, eBay, JPMorgan and Home Depot all share a common trait: They overpowered the very technology designed to stop them. Same situation with the 2014 Heartbleed bug, a major security...
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Healthcare - As men who shave, we've been taught to accept a few undisputed truths: there are two brands of razors; the more blades the better; and refills are ridiculously expensive. Well, the walls around Schick and Gillette are crumbling....
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Analytics - The unicorn may as well be the new Silicon Valley mascot.The term, reserved for the rare start-up that reaches a $1 billion valuation, is being thrown around in mainstream media and casual conversation because of the speed at...
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Cool Tech - Now that the Federal Aviation Administration has published its proposed rules on drones, expect to start seeing plenty of unmanned miniature planes flying over places like AT&T Park in San Francisco, home of the World Series...
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Startups - As 2014 wrapped up, there was one thing we could agree on: It was a wild year for tech startups.Trends included the sharing economy, crowdfunding, wearables, mobile payments, the enterprise space with big data and flash storage....
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Startups - The latest entrant into technology's billion-dollar club got there by mistake.Slack is the outgrowth of a communication system that Stewart Butterfield built for his last product, a video game called Glitch. But there was one...
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Advice - Everybody loves wine on the holidays. From a fine California zinfandel on Christmas Eve to the bubbly stuff on New Year's Eve, it's the ultimate party accompaniment.Like with shopping in general, consumers are turning to the...
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Resources - When Saeed Amidi started Plug and Play Tech Center eight years ago, his aim was to provide affordable co-working space for small Silicon Valley startups. He never imagined his real estate venture would become such an innovation hub...
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Resources - Software start-ups have many reasons to raise mega-financing rounds these days. Talent is expensive, money is cheap, marketing is hard and there's a land grab for customers who are shifting to cloud computing.Jai Das, managing...
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Op-ED - In early August, startup investor George Zachary gave a presentation to his partners at Charles River Ventures, with data pointing to one conclusion: We're in a bubble.Only his data had nothing to do with inflated valuations among...
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Investments - Enterprise tech start-ups are on fire. Every day it seems there's at least one mega financing in a company that's taking on the incumbents with a faster and more efficient, sleeker and more cost-effective solution.Just this week,...
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Funding - Bankrolling celebrities has given City National Bank its reputation. From serving Frank Sinatra and legendary sportscaster Vin Scully to working with Tony Award-winning shows like "Beautiful-the Carole King Musical," the Los...
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Op-ED - In the technology world, no question comes up more frequently these days than "Are we in a bubble?" And while it's not up to us at CNBC to answer that question, we do sometimes happen upon little nuggets—data, anecdotes, tweets and...