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JPMorgan Hack Exposed Data of 83 Million Homes and Small Businesses
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JPMorgan Hack Exposed Data of 83 Million Homes and Small Businesses

Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses were all compromised, making it one of the largest breaches in history.
Seeking Truce With Drag Community, Facebook Will Amend Its 'Real-Name' Policy
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Seeking Truce With Drag Community, Facebook Will Amend Its 'Real-Name' Policy

After hundreds of accounts were suspended for the use of drag names like Sister Roma and Lil Miss Hot Mess, Facebook said it was rethinking certain policies.
Angry Birds Maker Rovio to Cut Up to 130 Jobs
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Angry Birds Maker Rovio to Cut Up to 130 Jobs

Company CEO: 'We have been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialized.'
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's 'Great American Techtopia' Is in Trouble
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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's 'Great American Techtopia' Is in Trouble

Tony Hsieh, a cult-like figure and the CEO of Zappos, is reportedly stepping down as leader of his $350 million project to transform Downtown Las Vegas into a city built entirely for entrepreneurs.
California Becomes First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags
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California Becomes First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

Do you prefer plastic over paper? Too bad if you live in the Golden State as they will disappear from grocery stores over the next two years.
Uber Program Targeting Corporate Travelers Rolls Out Globally
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Uber Program Targeting Corporate Travelers Rolls Out Globally

Uber for Business, which offers helpful features for small and mid-sized companies, is now available in each of the 200 cities where Uber currently operates.
How PayPal's Spinoff Could Spell a Tide Shift for the Mobile Payments Industry
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How PayPal's Spinoff Could Spell a Tide Shift for the Mobile Payments Industry

Newfound stock options and a self-governing stance could portend an acquisition or hiring spree.
EBay and PayPal to Separate as Independent Companies in 2015
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EBay and PayPal to Separate as Independent Companies in 2015

Following demands from high-profile, activist investor Carl Icahn, fast-growing payments business PayPal will be a standalone company by mid next year.
Softbank Heading to Hollywood With Reported $3.4 Billion Offer For DreamWorks Animation
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Softbank Heading to Hollywood With Reported $3.4 Billion Offer For DreamWorks Animation

The multifaceted Japanese tech giant is not letting a failed bid for T-Mobile stand in the way of its quest to become the biggest company in the world.
In Risky Move, Microsoft to Open NYC Flagship Right Near Apple's
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In Risky Move, Microsoft to Open NYC Flagship Right Near Apple's

The software company's first Manhattan store will be located at 677 Fifth Avenue, a few blocks south blocks from Apple's flagship store.
Surprises from Alibaba and BlackBerry: Your Weekly News Roundup
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Surprises from Alibaba and BlackBerry: Your Weekly News Roundup

Here are your top weekly headlines from Entrepreneur.com.
Hootsuite Raises Another $60 Million on Its Way to IPO
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Hootsuite Raises Another $60 Million on Its Way to IPO

New fundraising round reportedly values the popular social-media management tool at $1 billion.
4 Things Businesses and Consumers Need Before They Adopt Mobile Payments
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4 Things Businesses and Consumers Need Before They Adopt Mobile Payments

Mobile payments systems promise to be convenient but security is the first concern of people on both sides of a transaction.
Three Years Later, Clinkle Launches Less Than Impressive App
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Three Years Later, Clinkle Launches Less Than Impressive App

The oft-maligned startup rolled out a product that looks very different from its initial $30 million idea.
Treasury's Tax Inversion Move: Which Deals Will Suffer?
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Treasury's Tax Inversion Move: Which Deals Will Suffer?

A look at how the government's crackdown on tax inversion deals could affect companies in the health and pharmaceutical industries.
AT&T, Chernin Group Buy Majority Stake in Leading YouTube Network
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AT&T, Chernin Group Buy Majority Stake in Leading YouTube Network

The move likely values Fullscreen, which counts the fastest-growing subscriber base of any YouTube network, at $250 million.
PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin
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PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

PayPal is officially warming up to the cryptocurrency, though it is proceeding gradually and with caution.
Rumors Swirl Over Apple's Plan for Beats
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Rumors Swirl Over Apple's Plan for Beats

Will they or won't they? Apple's grand plan for Beats Music remains under wraps.
How 23andMe Caused a Divorce: A Look at Unintended Consequences
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How 23andMe Caused a Divorce: A Look at Unintended Consequences

A look at what happens when customers use a business for their own purposes, regardless of the company's explicit mission.
Don't Call Her Old-Fashioned: Paula Deen's Comeback Is for the Digital Era
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Don't Call Her Old-Fashioned: Paula Deen's Comeback Is for the Digital Era

The Paula Deen Network, an online-TV platform where subscribers must pay between $7.99 and $9.99 to watch Deen whip up her famed Southern fare, launches on Wednesday.
Getty's New Mobile App is a Free Portal Into Millions of Shareable Photos
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Getty's New Mobile App is a Free Portal Into Millions of Shareable Photos

After allowing users to embed its roughly 100 million stock images, Getty has no launched its first-ever mobile app, Stream, for Apple devices operating iOS 8.
Alibaba Shares Soar Amid Record-Shattering IPO
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Alibaba Shares Soar Amid Record-Shattering IPO

Initially priced at $68, shares of the Chinese tech titan opened at $92.70 this morning in what is officially the largest U.S.-based IPO of all time.
Home Depot Reports Bigger Breach Than Target; Criminals Used Custom Malware
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Home Depot Reports Bigger Breach Than Target; Criminals Used Custom Malware

Home Depot's cyberattack put 56 million credit cards at risk, significantly more than Target's breach.
California Clashes With Ride-Sharing Companies and This Week's Other Must-Read Headlines
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California Clashes With Ride-Sharing Companies and This Week's Other Must-Read Headlines

Check out the news business owners need to know for the week that was.
Billionaire Entrepreneur Larry Ellison Steps Down as CEO of Oracle
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Billionaire Entrepreneur Larry Ellison Steps Down as CEO of Oracle

The company's co-founder will move to the board of directors. Two co-CEOs have been named to replace him.
Coming Soon: Hotel Tax on Airbnb Rentals in San Francisco
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Coming Soon: Hotel Tax on Airbnb Rentals in San Francisco

Next month, the city will start charging renters a 14 percent occupancy tax on behalf of its hosts.
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