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Apple is the most valuable technology company in the world (as of 2012), due to its array of desktop, laptop, and mobile products. Its 2007 introduction of the iPhone sparked a global boom in smartphones; its 2010 introduction of the iPad led to a revolution in the once-stagnant tablet space. Its iPhone design defined smartphone…

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New West is a for-profit online media company based in Missoula, Mont. It was founded in 2005 by Jonathan Weber. New West covers six states in the Rocky Mountains: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. It has local sites in Missoula, as well as Bozeman, Montana, and Boise, Idaho. The company has a…

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Bloomberg is a financial news and data company founded in 1981 and primarily owned by billionaire and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. The vast majority of Bloomberg’s $8.3 billion in 2013 revenue — 82 percent, as of 2012 — are tied to its $20,000-per-year financial data terminals used by 318,000 subscribers as of 2014, but the company’s…

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Kickstarter is an online platform for funding projects ranging from movies, albums, or journalism-related endeavors. Kickstarter was founded in 2009 by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler. The company is based in Manhattan. Kickstarter is a form of “crowdfunding” that allows the public to donate small or large amounts to projects set up by…

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The Boston Globe is a leading U.S. metro newspaper and the oldest and largest daily in Boston. The Globe is owned by Boston billionaire John Henry, who bought it in 2013. It is renowned in particular for its sports journalism, and in the early 2000s, the paper played a key role in exposing the sexual abuse scandal among…

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