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The 2nd Tribeca TV Festival celebrates those television pioneers who have broken boundaries in episodic storytelling; when it comes to nonfiction, there is no better example of this achievement and spirit than Shark Tank. The show marks its 10th season and 200th episode this year. In the course of a decade, it has become iconic, due to the irresistible concept of hopeful entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to super-capable, savvy investors. The story is already in place, and it’s rags-to-riches: each Shark has forged an empire out of nothing but their own smarts, instinct and intuition. Now, at the top...

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CARS! CARS! Inc. has unveiled its new app, PEDAL, a social media community for auto enthusiasts. It’s a share space for car passion, but it’s also a place to build brands -- for free. “From the standpoint of an influencer, you can post whatever you want,” says PEDAL co-founder Erik Lunseth, “and to promote your brand, you can put a link in there to a YouTube video. Or you can place a link to your website or a blog so that you can further promote your brand. That’s even more powerful to those marketeers in the auto industry.” Erik, along...

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“If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​passion,​ ​seek​ ​something​ ​out​ ​where​ ​you​ ​can​ ​involve​ ​that passion,”​ ​

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Yeah, yeah -- in the very near future, robots will be passive-aggressively strong arming us out of all of our jobs. We’ve heard this rant countless times. But let’s get past the hand wringing and become proactive. Let’s figure out exactly which skills we -- and our kids -- need to develop to stay nimble on our human feet and remain gainfully employed. The robots can take their jobs and shove it. Today’s elementary school crowd will be entering the job market around 2030. The question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has never been more...

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The once-prosperous mill town of Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania has struggled to adjust to the digital age. Since the mills and the jobs evaporated, the tiny hamlet of about 10,000 has said many goodbyes to residents and businesses over the last few decades. However, Bristol may be down, but it’s far from over. Little did the town know that it was going to become the star of season two of The Small Business Revolution -- Main Street. The series highlights and celebrates the vitalness and continuing relevance of small business. The Deluxe Corporation providing a $500,000 business makeover to a main...

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