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Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch
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Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch

Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion.
AT&T and DirecTV Ink $49 Billion Merger
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AT&T and DirecTV Ink $49 Billion Merger

As the television industry continues to evolve and the mobile market matures, players within the telecommunications industry are seeking to band together and scale up.
Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion
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Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion

Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm with experience in the restaurant industry, picks up the casual dining seafood chain from Darden Restaurants, Inc.
The Latest FCC Net Neutrality Rules Should Be Opposed
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The Latest FCC Net Neutrality Rules Should Be Opposed

By favoring one type of company over another, regulators are guilty of the worst kind of government interference.
FCC Advances Controversial Rules That Could Allow Internet Fast Lanes
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FCC Advances Controversial Rules That Could Allow Internet Fast Lanes

The preliminary proposal seeks public comment and allows the FCC to change course based on the feedback it receives.
New York Takes Another Stab at Getting Airbnb User Info
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New York Takes Another Stab at Getting Airbnb User Info

A day after a New York judge stalled a subpoena seeking data on Airbnb users, the state attorney general has filed a revised subpoena.
Tell Us: What Do You Hate Most About Flying?
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Tell Us: What Do You Hate Most About Flying?

A new survey from J.D. Power and Associates finds that travelers have become more accepting of baggage and reservation charges, but still hate the lack of legroom.
Airbnb Wins in New York, For Now
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Airbnb Wins in New York, For Now

A New York State Supreme Court judge threw out the subpoena requesting Airbnb user records.
Target's CMO Admits Culture Problems, Tells Employees 'Truth Will Set You Free'
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Target's CMO Admits Culture Problems, Tells Employees 'Truth Will Set You Free'

Target CMO Jeff Jones wrote a blog post on why companies should embrace criticism instead of switching to damage control.
Habitat for Humanity, MasterCard Building 'Work-Live' Spaces for Low-Income Business Owners
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Habitat for Humanity, MasterCard Building 'Work-Live' Spaces for Low-Income Business Owners

Launched as a pilot program in Flint, Mich., the duplex structures aim to drive economic growth and revitalize beleaguered communities.
People Have a 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Top EU Court Tells Google
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People Have a 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Top EU Court Tells Google

Google will have to delete 'inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant' links on request, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled today.
What Your 'Cheap Date' Says About the Global Economy
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What Your 'Cheap Date' Says About the Global Economy

Deutsche Bank's Cheap Date Index found that London is among the most expensive cities, whereas Mumbai is the cheapest.
To Settle Beastie Boys Suit, GoldieBlox Must Cough Up $1 Million
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To Settle Beastie Boys Suit, GoldieBlox Must Cough Up $1 Million

As the result of another copyright suit waged by the Beastie Boys against Monster Energy, new details in the band's settlement with toymaker GoldieBlox have emerged.
What Coke Is Brewing by Increasing Its Stake in Keurig
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What Coke Is Brewing by Increasing Its Stake in Keurig

Coca-Cola has upped its stake in the coffee maker company to 16 percent from 10 percent.
Swagbucks Wants to Be Your eBay, Google and YouTube
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Swagbucks Wants to Be Your eBay, Google and YouTube

In a push to become a household name, the online rewards company just raised $60 million in funding and made Fandago's Chuck Davis its new CEO.
Report: As Negotiations Falter, Amazon Takes Aim at Publishing Giant Hachette
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Report: As Negotiations Falter, Amazon Takes Aim at Publishing Giant Hachette

Browsing for works by Malcolm Gladwell or JD Salinger on Amazon? The online giant would prefer you purchase something else instead.
It's Official: Netflix Raises Prices by $1 a Month
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It's Official: Netflix Raises Prices by $1 a Month

Netflix raised its subscription prices for the first time in three years, but only on new customers.
Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC
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Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

While Snapchat's snaps don’t necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data.
Grilled Cheese by Parachute May Not Fly With U.S. Regulators
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Grilled Cheese by Parachute May Not Fly With U.S. Regulators

An Australian company wants to drop sandwiches from the sky in New York City, but the whole concept seems like pie in the sky.
Twitter Train Wreck: Why We Can't Turn Away From PayPal Exec's Shocking Meltdown
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Twitter Train Wreck: Why We Can't Turn Away From PayPal Exec's Shocking Meltdown

While a riveted audience gawks on, PayPal has responded to the Twitter tirade of former employee Rakesh Agrawal, calling his meltdown 'tasteless' and 'worrisome.'
Teen's Petition Convinces Coke to Remove Flame Retardant From Products
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Teen's Petition Convinces Coke to Remove Flame Retardant From Products

Powerade lovers decided they were tired of sipping on a chemical banned in the EU. Now, Coke is listening.
How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off
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How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off

Seattle mayor Ed Murray proposed a record-setting minimum wage hike of $15 -- a move both waiters and restaurant owners are calling shortsighted for failing to credit tips.
Fallen Giants: Iconic Companies That Disappeared
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Fallen Giants: Iconic Companies That Disappeared

Companies that seem invincible now might not be around forever. Here's a look back at some mega brands that have faded away.
From Tattoo Parlors to Coffee Shops, a National Celebration of Small Businesses
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From Tattoo Parlors to Coffee Shops, a National Celebration of Small Businesses

National Small Business Week runs from May 12 to 16 this year, with events being held in cities from San Francisco to Washington.
Another Mega Merger: AT&T Reportedly Eyeing $40 Billion Purchase of DirecTV
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Another Mega Merger: AT&T Reportedly Eyeing $40 Billion Purchase of DirecTV

A new report alleges telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about a merger that could be worth as much as $40 billion.
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