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Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco
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Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco

The new law, which received initial approval from the city, is expected to take effect in February and comes with a number of requirements for hosts using the site.
Square Just Unveiled Something Coffee Addicts Have Been Dreaming About Forever
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Square Just Unveiled Something Coffee Addicts Have Been Dreaming About Forever

The mobile payments company's Order app now allows users to pre-order their coffee and alerts baristas as they approach.
Security Software Giant Symantec Exploring Breakup of Company
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Security Software Giant Symantec Exploring Breakup of Company

News comes on the heels of other big companies, like Hewlett-Packard and eBay, also splitting up.
Ahead of Apple Event, Blogger Leaks iPad Air 2 Details
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Ahead of Apple Event, Blogger Leaks iPad Air 2 Details

On his blog, tech writer Michael Andrew shares everything you want to know about the latest Apple tablet, the iPad Air 2.
U.S. Job Openings Hit Highest Level Since 2001
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U.S. Job Openings Hit Highest Level Since 2001

Some good news anyone who's looking for work.
Blockchain Raises $30 Million in Biggest-Ever Funding Round for a Bitcoin Company
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Blockchain Raises $30 Million in Biggest-Ever Funding Round for a Bitcoin Company

The worldÂ’s largest Bitcoin wallet service just sealed a record venture capital deal. Backers include none other than billionaire Richard Branson.
Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Now Has a $22 Billion Price Tag
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Facebook's WhatsApp Acquisition Now Has a $22 Billion Price Tag

That's about $3 billion more than when the deal was announced for $19 billion back in February.
For Hewlett-Packard, Symbolism in a Split
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For Hewlett-Packard, Symbolism in a Split

Like its peers, HP has long said that software and services, not hardware, are the key to future success. A split prepares the company to prove it.
Apple Partner Files for Bankruptcy
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Apple Partner Files for Bankruptcy

The company that developed the scratch-resistant sapphire glass that was left out of Apple's new large-screen iPhones is in financial distress.
Why Today's Rich Really Are Different: Weekly Tips Roundup
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Why Today's Rich Really Are Different: Weekly Tips Roundup

We recap the top strategies for success from our experts and contributors.
Tech Giant Hewlett-Packard to Split Into Two Public Companies
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Tech Giant Hewlett-Packard to Split Into Two Public Companies

HP's computer and printer businesses will now stand apart from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations.
Why California's Plastic Bag Ban Might Backfire
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Why California's Plastic Bag Ban Might Backfire

A look at the consequences for businesses and shoppers.
Yahoo Plans to Invest in Snapchat
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Yahoo Plans to Invest in Snapchat

The tech giant plans to invest a part of the proceeds from its Alibaba stake in the popular mobile messaging app.
Facebook Wins EU Approval for $19 Billion WhatsApp Bid
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Facebook Wins EU Approval for $19 Billion WhatsApp Bid

The landmark deal gives Facebook a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market.
Bad News for One City's Tech Revival and a Shift for PayPal: Weekly News Roundup
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Bad News for One City's Tech Revival and a Shift for PayPal: Weekly News Roundup

Here are your top weekly headlines from Entrepreneur.com.
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.
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