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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.
Why Japan Is Still Buying Music CDs
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Why Japan Is Still Buying Music CDs

Digital sales are on the decline in the country, while CD sales are still going strong.
FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service: Where Shipping Rates Are Headed
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FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service: Where Shipping Rates Are Headed

FedEx and UPS are looking ahead to a busy holiday season as ecommerce thrives.
Microsoft's Missed Opportunity: Not Getting Minecraft's Founders?
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Microsoft's Missed Opportunity: Not Getting Minecraft's Founders?

The tech giant snagged Mojang, the maker of the popular game Minecraft, but its founders are out.
Trouble for Tesla? Stock Falls on Analyst Concerns.
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Trouble for Tesla? Stock Falls on Analyst Concerns.

Some suggest the electric car company's shares had risen for the wrong reasons.
Tech Glitches, Delivery Delays: Apple's Latest Product Rollout Has Been a Mess So Far
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Tech Glitches, Delivery Delays: Apple's Latest Product Rollout Has Been a Mess So Far

After a livestream unveiling its next generation of devices malfunctioned on Tuesday, the Apple store similarly crashed early this morning when the latest iPhones became available for preorder.
Apple's Big Announcements and What They Mean to You: The Weekly Roundup
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Apple's Big Announcements and What They Mean to You: The Weekly Roundup

Didn’t catch this week’s launch from Apple? We’ve got the headlines – and the implications.
Net Neutrality Debate Surpasses Janet Jackson's 'Nip Slip' in Number of Comments Sent to the FCC
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Net Neutrality Debate Surpasses Janet Jackson's 'Nip Slip' in Number of Comments Sent to the FCC

I'm sorry Ms. Jackson, the net neutrality debate is for real.
Microsoft's Rumored $2 Billion Bid for Minecraft: Smart Move or Epic Fail?
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Microsoft's Rumored $2 Billion Bid for Minecraft: Smart Move or Epic Fail?

Microsoft is reportedly nearing a deal to buy the maker of the wildly popular video game, but at least one analyst calls the move a 'real head scratcher.'
Too Bad We're Number 1: High U.S. Corporate Tax Fuels Capital Flight
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Too Bad We're Number 1: High U.S. Corporate Tax Fuels Capital Flight

Burger King's tax windfall from relocating its headquarters to Canada has many firms considered plans to move overseas.
Here's How You Can Watch Apple's iPhone 6 Event Today
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Here's How You Can Watch Apple's iPhone 6 Event Today

If you're an Apple fan, you won't want to miss a second.
Going Organic: General Mills Scoops Up Annie's for $820 Million
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Going Organic: General Mills Scoops Up Annie's for $820 Million

Annie's, best known for its line of mac and cheese, markets 150 products and is in more than 35,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.
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