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Take a new (skeptical) look at unicorns

Unicorns—startups with at least a $1 billion valuation—used to be as rare in business as they were in fairy tales. No more. According to market research firm CB Insights, there

Approach ‘AI everywhere’ with proper skepticism

Everything is powered by artificial intelligence (AI) these days, if you took stock of manufacturers’ claims and general hype. Don’t, because there are a lot of misconceptions and misleading out

Online data tools for business journalists

Data is something business journalists need to use, whether it is statistics about unemployment or information about company revenues. Sometimes data can be difficult to find and even trickier to

Even millennials get caught in online scams

Clever fraudsters troll every age group, but tech-savvy Millennials are especially attractive to online scammers, warns the Scam Tracker from the Better Business Bureau(BBB)—25% more likely, in fact, than those

Navigating the IT Channel

Generally speaking, there are two avenues for selling products: Business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B). Most large information technology (IT) companies get significant portions of the revenue

In the wake of database breaches, the debate on Social Security numbers is heating up. Here's how to report on it. (Image by "ComMkt" via Pixabay, CCO Creative Commons)

Don’t tune out data breach security

During a major data breach in December 2018, cybercriminals stole the names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and passport numbers of up to 500 million people in the Starwood guest

Three ways to spot a tax-related scam

For a timely story relating to data breaches, focus your reporting on tax-related scams, which increasingly threaten consumers’ financial security. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a “dirty dozen”

Online sources can be misleading

Online sources have become important in business journalism. Not sources in the sense of finding data somewhere or pouring through regulatory filings or a company’s website. Instead, there’s an increase

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