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Uber Says Only Some Employees Have Access to 'God View'
Privacy concerns

Uber Says Only Some Employees Have Access to 'God View'

The tool was also shown to some third parties in a presentation view, the on-demand car service said.
How One St. Louis Business Owner Stays Open After the Ferguson Riots
Overcoming Obstacles

How One St. Louis Business Owner Stays Open After the Ferguson Riots

Entrepreneurs are trying to make the best of a bad situation.
Everett Rosenfeld
A Brief History of Uber's Controversies
Uber

A Brief History of Uber's Controversies

It's not just one scandal, it's a long string of them.
Erin Griffith
Regret Swiping Left on Tinder? Soon You Can Pay to Undo It.
Apps

Regret Swiping Left on Tinder? Soon You Can Pay to Undo It.

The online dating service is planning to roll out a premium version of its app.
Nina Zipkin
Tinder Co-Founder Sean Rad Out as CEO
Leadership

Tinder Co-Founder Sean Rad Out as CEO

Investor IAC will keep Rad on until it finds an 'Eric Schmidt-like' replacement.
Jason Fell
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Wal-Mart Eats Humble Pie After Publishing 'Fat Girl' Halloween Costumes
Halloween

Wal-Mart Eats Humble Pie After Publishing 'Fat Girl' Halloween Costumes

Because plus-sized women aren't 'fat-shamed' enough. Rollback that self-esteem, ladies.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth
Controversies

Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth

Parents are outraged over the toy chain's bizarre decision to sell drug-dealing action figures.
Laura Entis
Microsoft CEO: 'I Was Completely Wrong' About Gender Comment
Leadership

Microsoft CEO: 'I Was Completely Wrong' About Gender Comment

Satya Nadella says he was thinking of his own 22-year climb up Microsoft's corporate ladder, though he says now that he encourages women to speak up.
Geoff Weiss
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Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo
Branding

Taco Bell's New Sister Restaurant Apologizes for 'Communist' Logo

Vietnamese sandwich concept Banh Shop promises to change its logo after Vietnamese-Americans called out Taco Bell's parent company for the red star design.
Kate Taylor
Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction
Video Games

Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction

After being exhumed from a New Mexico landfill earlier this year, copies of the world's worst video game will now be up for auction.
Geoff Weiss
SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout
Controversies

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout

While the companies chalked it up to 'shifting priorities,' the announcement comes on the heels of widespread urgings by animal activists.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards
Censorship

Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards

Facebook has scrapped graphic images showcasing Kendall Jones' hunting conquests -- but not in response to public outcry, the company claims.
Geoff Weiss
Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place
Company Culture

Open Carry Controversy: Businesses' New Rock and a Hard Place

Before your company takes a side on a controversial issue, consider these three things.
Peter Gasca
One Way to Turn Customers Into Raving Fans: Be Controversial
Branding

One Way to Turn Customers Into Raving Fans: Be Controversial

It's more powerful to be polarizing than it is to be neutral.
Jason Fell