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'Angry Birds' Founder Out as CEO Amid Profit Decline
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'Angry Birds' Founder Out as CEO Amid Profit Decline

After leading Rovio Entertainment for five years, Mikael Hed is stepping down as chief executive.
Airbnb Hands Over Names While Burger King Moves North: Weekly News Roundup
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Airbnb Hands Over Names While Burger King Moves North: Weekly News Roundup

Before your kick-off your holiday weekend, check out the news business owners need to know.
The Video Revolution Will Not Be Televised
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The Video Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Viewing habits and advertising trends are poised for a dramatic and sweeping change.
This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube
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This Famous Toilet-Paper Maker Is Ditching the Cardboard Tube

Scott is looking to wipe out the competition with an environmentally-friendly brand of toilet paper that cuts down on the 17 billion cardboard tubes it says are thrown away each year.
This Anti-Luxe Lodging Startup Will Put You Up in a Half-Built Treehouse For $19
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This Anti-Luxe Lodging Startup Will Put You Up in a Half-Built Treehouse For $19

A new online service aims to find accommodations for brave, broke college students who are traveling.
Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding
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Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tendered a $20 million investment in the as-yet-unprofitable ephemeral messaging app last May.
How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for a Higher Minimum Wage
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How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for a Higher Minimum Wage

Business owners are wise to be ready for eventual increases in the minimum wage.
Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'
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Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'

The company says the changes are aimed at preventing spam from drowning out the content users really want to see.
It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'
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It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'

Phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in the state must come equipped with an antitheft device that enables consumers to permanently shut them down.
Watch Where You Swipe: Hackers Have Done More Damage Than You Realize
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Watch Where You Swipe: Hackers Have Done More Damage Than You Realize

More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by in-store cash register breaches, estimates the Department of Homeland Security.
Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat
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Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat

Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours on Sunday while a flight carrying an executive at the company was diverted due to a bomb threat.
Drone Freaks Out Airline Pilot, Sparks Cry for Regulation
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Drone Freaks Out Airline Pilot, Sparks Cry for Regulation

Drones are becoming more prevalent and dangerous than ever as regulatory talks by the FAA seemingly stall.
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.
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