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New grads drawn to new businesses

A newly minted PhD in the hot field of data analytics, Adam Marcus could have walked away from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with his pick of lucrative jobs from any of the computing titans, from Google Inc. to Microsoft Corp.

But like a growing number of his peers from MIT, and scores of other new graduates at top universities, he’s eschewing corporate America for the unpredictable world of scrappy Internet start-ups. Never mind that statistics show most start-ups fail.

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