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Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones
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Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones

The digital giant is petitioning the Federal Aviation Association to get its drones up and running for the public.
San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down
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San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco.
Tech IPOs Not Keeping Pace With VC Funding Surge
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Tech IPOs Not Keeping Pace With VC Funding Surge

Venture capitalists opened their wallets wide during the second quarter, but venture-backed initial public offerings fell.
Crumbs Could Get Reprieve Thanks to Investor Group
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Crumbs Could Get Reprieve Thanks to Investor Group

The recently shuttered cupcake chain could stay open with financing help from an investor group.
Google Ventures Launches $100 Million Startup Fund in Europe
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Google Ventures Launches $100 Million Startup Fund in Europe

The startup investment arm of the digital giant is aiming to put support into new European companies.
Etsy CEO: We Couldn't Have Succeeded Under Proposed FCC Net Neutrality Rule
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Etsy CEO: We Couldn't Have Succeeded Under Proposed FCC Net Neutrality Rule

Chad Dickerson called on the FCC to regulate the Internet as a utility, saying startups will be roadkill if fast lanes are allowed
Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO
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Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March.
Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China
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Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.
Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense
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Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

For a large number of people to replace their gasoline-powered cars with electric- vehicles, many automakers need to make electric cars.
Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery
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Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertising.
EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Is Already Getting Messy
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EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Is Already Getting Messy

Several news outlets claim some of their articles have been hidden by the search engine.
Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal
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Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
A Brief, Unfolding History of Net Neutrality (Infographic)
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A Brief, Unfolding History of Net Neutrality (Infographic)

The Internet changes very fast technologically, socially and in creation of economic opportunity but the rules governing it change very slowly.
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment
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U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,’ said Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
T-Mobile Accused of Billing Customers for 'Bogus Charges'
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T-Mobile Accused of Billing Customers for 'Bogus Charges'

The FTC filed a complaint alleging that the carrier had placed charges for unauthorized services -- such as flirting tips, horoscope information and celebrity gossip – on its customers' bills, taking a substantial cut and making hundreds of millions of dollars as a result.
Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza
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Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza

Google expands into music streaming with purchase of context and curation-based Songza.
Loss of Net Neutrality Risks a Less Friendly Internet for Entrepreneurs
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Loss of Net Neutrality Risks a Less Friendly Internet for Entrepreneurs

The Internet where spunky startups have a real chance of toppling lumbering giants will be no more if net neutrality is killed by regulatory edict.
The 10 Most Funded Kickstarter Campaigns Ever
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The 10 Most Funded Kickstarter Campaigns Ever

A look at the 10 ventures that have raised the most money on the popular crowdfunding website to date.
Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims
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Tinder Suspends Co-Founder Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Whitney Wolfe, former vice president of marketing, says she was repeatedly called a whore by top Tinder execs, and that her status as a co-founder was revoked because she was female.
Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter
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Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter

An embedded 'Buy Now' could be Twitter’s first step towards letting merchants accept mobile payments directly through the shorthand blogging service.
Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow
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Sweden's Six-Hour Workday Experiment Officially Kicks Off Tomorrow

The year-long initiative seeks to determine whether reducing hours leads to increased productivity and fewer sick days.
Think College Is Expensive Now? Wait Until July 1.
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Think College Is Expensive Now? Wait Until July 1.

Interest rates on federal student loans are set to rise again.
New York's Top Court Refuses to Reinstate Ban on Large Sodas
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New York's Top Court Refuses to Reinstate Ban on Large Sodas

New York City's ban on large sugary drinks, which was blocked by lower courts, has been declared illegal by the state's Supreme Court.
Barnes & Noble to Split Into Two Separate Companies
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Barnes & Noble to Split Into Two Separate Companies

With both the Nook and retail business struggling, the bookseller is dividing the company into two public companies.
Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers
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Whole Foods Fined for Overcharging California Customers

Think Whole Foods is too expensive? The city attorneys of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Francisco are of a similar mind.
Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet
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Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet

Etsy has scooped up 'A Little Market' -- a Paris-headquartered digital marketplace that also specializes in handmade crafts -- for a reported $100 million in cash and stock.
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