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Former PayPal Exec Offers Up a Solution to the PayPal-eBay Split Talk
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Former PayPal Exec Offers Up a Solution to the PayPal-eBay Split Talk

As rumblings of a PayPal-eBay split resurface, former PayPal exec Keith Rabois thinks there is a simple solution.
GameStop Sales Soar in Second Quarter, Riding New Consoles Wave
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GameStop Sales Soar in Second Quarter, Riding New Consoles Wave

Hardware and software sales soared during the second quarter, riding new gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself
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Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo's Final Argument to Save Itself

The live TV-streaming service will have to continue its fight at the district level.
This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment
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This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space.
TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital
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TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital

Blake Mycoskie will keep a 50 percent stake in the social-good shoe startup he founded.
Irritating Office Vocab Got You Down? Here's Some Clever Jargon for You.
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Irritating Office Vocab Got You Down? Here's Some Clever Jargon for You.

Banish awkward office buzzwords and use these instead.
Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'
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Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'

David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, will now oversee global branding, communications and policy for
Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board
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Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board

Ballmer said he plans to devote much of his attention to the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, which he recently bought for $2 billion.
Lyft COO Exits, Says Controversial NYC Launch Isn't the Reason
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Lyft COO Exits, Says Controversial NYC Launch Isn't the Reason

The COO of Lyft is leaving the company, taking his entire operations staff with him.
This Week's News Roundup: Bitcoin Dangers and California's Kill Switch Bill
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This Week's News Roundup: Bitcoin Dangers and California's Kill Switch Bill

We break down the news business owners need to know in our first-ever video news roundup.
Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings
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Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings

The deal reportedly closed for about $200 million.
Cisco to Cut 6,000 Jobs in Restructuring Plan
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Cisco to Cut 6,000 Jobs in Restructuring Plan

The network equipment maker delivered better-than-expected quarterly results, but announced it will cut about 8 percent of its workforce.
Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats
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Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats

The heirs of Anna Short Harrington -- the second-ever woman to serve as the face of the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand -- are alleging 60 years of unpaid royalties in a brand new lawsuit.
Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On
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Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On

Amid divisive contract disputes, the Walt Disney Company is the latest multimedia giant to find itself in Amazon's crosshairs.
The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap
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The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap

As large corporations miss the clamoring for products that appeal to both girls and boys, forward-thinking entrepreneurs have the chance to fill the void.
Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'
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Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'

The site, which started out as a quirky, $5-a-pop freelance marketplace, has beefed up its offerings.
How Businesses Are Catering to the Single Diner
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How Businesses Are Catering to the Single Diner

As more and more Americans are eating alone, grocery stores and restaurants have adapted to serve their solo customers.
Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Will Not Take on the Company's Board
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Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Will Not Take on the Company's Board

Instead, he will sell half his shares to a private-equity firm.
Russian Hacking Ring Steals More Than a Billion Passwords
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Russian Hacking Ring Steals More Than a Billion Passwords

Turns out, the Target breach was just the tip of the iceberg.
Sprint Shelves Bid for T-Mobile, Calls in New CEO
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Sprint Shelves Bid for T-Mobile, Calls in New CEO

After months of languishing in regulatory limbo, a proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is now off.
Gannett Splits Broadcast and Publishing Into Two Separate Companies
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Gannett Splits Broadcast and Publishing Into Two Separate Companies

Following the lead of fellow media giants like E.W. Scripps, News Corp and Time Warner, Gannett is spinning off its publishing division.
A Poor, Sleepy Border Town Just Won Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk's Business
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A Poor, Sleepy Border Town Just Won Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk's Business

Brownsville, Texas, will be home to the world's first commercial rocket launch complex, built by SpaceX.
Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller
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Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller

In China's mobile market -- the largest on earth -- there's a brand new leader in town.
The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either
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The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.
Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'
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Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'

Caviar, which delivers meals from high-end restaurants that don't typically offer delivery, represents new territory for the electronic payments company.
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