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Diet Coke loses position as no. 2 soda in the U.S. to Pepsi-Cola.

Google to pay new CFO Porat more than $70 million over two years.

Pebble’s new smartwatch hits $20 million in Kickstarter preorders.

Routers at hundreds of hotels around the world are vulnerable to hackers.

As Final Four nears, NCAA opposes Indiana religious freedom law.

Astronaut Scott Kelly will return from a year in space both older and younger than his twin brother.

At least 19 are injured in explosion as building collapses in East Village.

Apple’s Tim Cook will give away all his money, says report.

The average tax refund is now $2,893.

Amazon’s purchase of luxury retailer Net-a-Porter far from certain, but talks ongoing.

Payday loan rules proposed by consumer protection agency.

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HarbourVest’s Zug foresees lackluster returns for vintage 2015 funds.

American Industrial Partners gears up for Fund VI.

Editor’s letter: For women in VC, let’s stop citing the 4 percent.

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