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Cadie Thompson

Cadie Thompson is a technology editor at CNBC.  She is always plugged in and yet also wireless.

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Business - A better credit score may soon be just be a few mouse clicks away. The current system of determining a person's creditworthiness is "inadequate and insufficient" and is costing both consumers and creditors, said Zaydoon Munir,...
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Industry - 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...
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AlleyTalk - Some banks will be looking at more than just applicants' resumes this recruitment season. They will also be checking out candidates' gaming skills. No, we're not talking about anyone's Xbox technique. But at least six major banking...
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Crowdfunding - Indiegogo is aiming to be a big player in equity crowdfunding—if the regulations ever get finalized. "I think there is a massive market to be had if equity crowdfunding ever happens," said Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo. "We are...
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Resources - Tech workers are demanding more money from potential employers, according to a semi-annual survey published Friday. Dice.com, a tech-focused employment website, surveyed 737 recruiters and hiring managers across the country to...
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AlleyTalk -   Companies' venture funds poured more money into venture-backed start-ups in the last quarter than they have since the dot-com era. While in other circumstances that might be a worrisome sign, now it might actually be a positive...
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Advice - From awkward personalities to wacky start-up names, HBO's Silicon Valley mocks the pervasive clichés that plague the Valley. But while the show pokes fun of all the absurdities of the tech promised land, the guys that produce,...
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AlleyTalk - The war for tech talent is forcing new and established companies in Silicon Valley to pony up escalating amounts of cash and stock to hire—or keep—employees. One recruiter, Stuart Liroff, said total compensation has increased...
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Bitcoin - Bitcoin start-ups need to do a better job policing themselves or risk getting bogged down in regulation and legal fees, said an executive of a cryptocurrency "wallet" company. "As an industry we need to be much more committed to...
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Business - Obamacare may get mixed reviews from the general public, but it's a cash cow for start-ups. And investors expect the money pile to get bigger. More money poured into health-care start-ups than ever before this last January,...
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AlleyTalk - Spreadsheets is an app that allows couples to track, improve and rate their sexual performance. Products and services related to sex are a huge business, and a growing number of startups are looking to get a piece of the...
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Advice - Give your product away for free, pay your employee’s modest wages and whatever you do, do NOT go public. That's how Palantir Technologies, a semi-secret data analytics firm, became one of the hottest tech companies in Silicon...
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AlleyTalk - The first quarter of this year was huge for venture capital funding and for VC-backed initial public offerings. So huge in fact, that it's starting to look like the beginnings of a bubble, said Anand Sanwal, CEO and co-founder of CB...
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Bitcoin - TrackingPoint, the company behind the super-accurate smart rifle, is now allowing customers to pay for its weapons, which retail for about $10,000 in bitcoin. The Austin, Texas-based company makes rifles equipped with sensors and a...
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AlleyTalk - Products and services related to sex are a huge business, and a growing number of startups are looking to get a piece of the action. Whether its Bang with Friends, an app that pairs you with someone to "hook up" with, or...
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AlleyTalk - Tech start-ups may be attracting more money than ever, but that doesn't mean a billion dollar payday is easy to come by. Of all start-ups that were sold or went public in 2013, only about 1 percent garnered a billion dollars or more,...

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