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Activist Investor Urges Staples to Merge With Office Depot
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Activist Investor Urges Staples to Merge With Office Depot

Starboard Value has written a letter to Staples urging it to merge with rival its big rival.
What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Laws Protecting Children Online
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What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Laws Protecting Children Online

As the FTC cracks down on non-compliant businesses, understanding the importance of children's online privacy and protection is even more important for small businesses.
Facebook Testing a Feature That Will Turn Voice Clips Into Text
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Facebook Testing a Feature That Will Turn Voice Clips Into Text

The idea is to make it easier for users to get audio messages when they are in situations that make listening to a recording inconvenient.
Why Etsy's Rumored IPO Matters: Your Weekly News Roundup
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Why Etsy's Rumored IPO Matters: Your Weekly News Roundup

Brush up on the latest from Apple, Google, Bitcoin, Etsy and other innovation news in a snap.
Target Is Done With Canada
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Target Is Done With Canada

The retail company announced it will discontinue operations in the country after racking up billions in losses.
BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition
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BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition

The rumored buyout is said to be a bid for BlackBerry's valuable trove of patents.
RadioShack Prepares to File for Bankruptcy
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RadioShack Prepares to File for Bankruptcy

The electronics retailer is said to be in talks with a private equity firm that could buy its assets out of bankruptcy.
Business Travelers Are Expensing More Uber Rides Than Ever
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Business Travelers Are Expensing More Uber Rides Than Ever

A new report shows corporate travelers are increasingly relying on the ridesharing service, posing a threat to both traditional taxi and rental-car companies.
LinkedIn to Unveil Tools to Connect Co-Workers
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LinkedIn to Unveil Tools to Connect Co-Workers

Like Facebook and Microsoft, LinkedIn is looking to facilitate intraoffice communication.
Digg Founder Kevin Rose Leaves Google Ventures
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Digg Founder Kevin Rose Leaves Google Ventures

He plans to work full-time on app developer North Technologies.
Facebook Begins Rolling Out Facebook at Work
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Facebook Begins Rolling Out Facebook at Work

The rumored intraoffice communication platform is now available as part of a pilot program.
Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter
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Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter

The rumored IPO would be one of the largest for a New York-based tech company since 1999.
Apple, Google Reach New Deal to End U.S. Lawsuit Over Employee Poaching
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Apple, Google Reach New Deal to End U.S. Lawsuit Over Employee Poaching

The settlement aims to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers.
U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending
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U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending

Economists had expected core retail sales to rise last month. They fell.
PayPal Partners With Microsoft to Bring Its Card Reader to Windows Devices
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PayPal Partners With Microsoft to Bring Its Card Reader to Windows Devices

The ecommerce company also announced that its reader will be EMV-compliant by this summer.
FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting
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FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting

While the FAA is still working out the kinks for allowing the commercial use of drones, the agency has given CNN the green light to test these aerial vehicles.
Urban Planning in Boston Is Getting the Uber Bump
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Urban Planning in Boston Is Getting the Uber Bump

Anonymized trip data from the transportation giant will help metropolitan authorities make more informed planning decisions and better policy.
Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO
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Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO

Amoruso will continue to stay on as executive chairman of the company she founded in 2006, but has been replaced as CEO by Sheree Waterson.
Augmedix, the Google Glass App for Medical Data Entry, Raises $16 Million
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Augmedix, the Google Glass App for Medical Data Entry, Raises $16 Million

The startup is developing an app for Google Glass that will give doctors easier access to patient information.
Facebook Discussed Investment in Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi
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Facebook Discussed Investment in Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi

The political and commercial implications might have squashed the deal, however.
Need a Drink? This Startup Will Deliver Booze On Demand.
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Need a Drink? This Startup Will Deliver Booze On Demand.

Saucey provides technology that connects liquor stores to thirsty consumers.
Dunkin' Donuts to Make Massive Push Into China
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Dunkin' Donuts to Make Massive Push Into China

China will soon run on Dunkin' as the chain hopes to gain a stronger foothold with 1,400 new locations.
Obama Wants Community College to Be Free for Two Years
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Obama Wants Community College to Be Free for Two Years

The president is giving a new idea for higher education the old college try.
Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His New Year Resolution: Your Weekly News Roundup
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Mark Zuckerberg Reveals His New Year Resolution: Your Weekly News Roundup

Brush up on the latest from Facebook, Sony and Google Capital.
Shareholder Tells Yahoo: Stop the Large-Scale Acquisitions
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Shareholder Tells Yahoo: Stop the Large-Scale Acquisitions

Starboard Value said that if Yahoo pursues its rumored purchase of Scripps Networks, it would indicate that a 'significant leadership change' is required at the tech giant.
FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassification
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FCC Chairman Hints at Support of Broadband Reclassification

Tom Wheeler's latest comments are being viewed as the strongest sign yet that he plans to sign with President Obama on strict net neutrality rules.
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