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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.
San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup
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San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup

The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking – an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots – is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information.
Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment
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Google's First Server and a Crumpled Napkin Are About to Get Museum Treatment

The Smithsonian will launch an American Enterprise exhibit in 2015 that will run for at least the next two decades. Here's an inside look at some of the objects to be featured.
5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian
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5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian

From one of Henry Ford's experimental tractors to Planters' iconic Mr. Peanut mascot, a look at some of the objects in the museum's upcoming American Enterprise exhibit.
More Sleep Makes You More Honest, Study Finds
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More Sleep Makes You More Honest, Study Finds

Researchers tested the impact of fatigue on moral resolve, finding that people were more likely to lie the more tired they were.
Lululemon Founder Won't Go Down Without a Fight
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Lululemon Founder Won't Go Down Without a Fight

Chip Wilson -- the yoga-retailer's founder and ousted Chairman -- is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs to gain more influence over the company he founded back in 1998.
Oracle Inks $5.3 Billion Deal to Buy Micros Systems
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Oracle Inks $5.3 Billion Deal to Buy Micros Systems

The deal marks Oracle's biggest buy in four years, and comes just days after a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report.
Reversing Course, Starbucks Says It Will Raise Coffee Prices
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Reversing Course, Starbucks Says It Will Raise Coffee Prices

While Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said in March that Starbucks had no plans to raise prices, the coffee chain is now hiking prices on some drinks.
In Starbucks' Grand Plan for Employee Education, Who's Paying for What?
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In Starbucks' Grand Plan for Employee Education, Who's Paying for What?

The coffee company and partner Arizona State have clarified the parameters of the new college program.
Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11
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Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11

The state's lawmakers passed legislation that will raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11, the highest minimum wage in the country.
U.S. Deals Harsh, But Not Fatal, Blow Against Washington Redskins
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U.S. Deals Harsh, But Not Fatal, Blow Against Washington Redskins

Patent office rules that NFL team's name is 'disparaging' to Native Americans.
On the Heels of Cutting a Third of Its Staff, Fab Buys a Finnish Furniture Company
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On the Heels of Cutting a Third of Its Staff, Fab Buys a Finnish Furniture Company

The troubled ecommerce site paid ‘tens of millions’ for an Ikea-like company that makes "Nordic interior design originals."
Dr. Oz Gets Grilled for Endorsing 'Miracle' Weight-Loss Products
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Dr. Oz Gets Grilled for Endorsing 'Miracle' Weight-Loss Products

The TV host acknowledged that his backing of these products have 'provided fodder for unscrupulous advertisers.'
Your Customers Can Now Direct Message You on Yelp
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Your Customers Can Now Direct Message You on Yelp

The new direct-messaging tool aims 'to ensure people never have to leave Yelp to find all the info their hearts’ desire,' the company said.
Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor
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Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor

The new ephemeral messaging app is a familiar concept with an interesting and risky twist.
Apple Settles Over eBook Lawsuit, Avoids a Jury Trial
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Apple Settles Over eBook Lawsuit, Avoids a Jury Trial

The terms, which are undisclosed, are contingent on the outcome of Apple's appeal of an antitrust ruling that it conspired with five major publishers to make eBooks more expensive.
On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors
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On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors

A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals.
Starbucks Will Fund Online College Degrees for Thousands of Employees
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Starbucks Will Fund Online College Degrees for Thousands of Employees

College juniors and seniors who work more than 20 hours per week will be eligible to enroll in a tuition-free online program with Arizona State University.
Reports of Declining Entrepreneurship Are Not What They Seem
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Reports of Declining Entrepreneurship Are Not What They Seem

Entrepreneurship is alive and thriving but ill-conceived startups that attracted investors in headier times, not so much.
Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash
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Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash

The acquisition, expected to close later this year, represents the online travel company;s initial foray into the dining industry.
PF Chang's Confirms Credit-Card Breach
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PF Chang's Confirms Credit-Card Breach

The restaurant chain has moved to a manual credit-card imprinting system in the wake of a security breach.
With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?
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With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?

Starbucks and Powermat are rolling out wireless chargers nationwide – and maybe revolutionizing how we charge our tech forever.
Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main
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Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main

The Chinese ecommerce giant today unveiled its first major push into the U.S. market with the launch of a website that curates small boutiques.
FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations
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FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations

Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.
Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace
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Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace

Amazon is reportedly looking beyond media, apparel, furniture and food -- and putting the call out to babysitters, handymen, birthday clowns and plumbers.
Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million
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Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million

The acquisition will be used to improve Google Maps, and over time, could lead to global Internet access.
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