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Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

The social media company's stock plunges 20 percent on report of slow user growth.
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

FiftyThree, which created its own award-winning app entitled Paper in 2012, may take legal action against Facebook for its much-ballyhooed new reader app of the same name.
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.
Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

Following a deal with the entertainment company 300, Twitter will share prized information about who happens to be tweeting about emerging musicians.
Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

By presenting dense technical text in a simple visual format, patent maps can be efficient tools for reading a competitive landscape, preforming due diligence and even forecasting upcoming trends.
How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

Google has been implementing this strategy since its startup heydays and continues to utilize it even as it workforce has grown to more than 45,000 employees.
Budweiser's Puppies Win the Super Bowl Commercial Game

Budweiser's Puppies Win the Super Bowl Commercial Game

BudweiserÂ’s 'Puppy Love' commercial was voted the best of the Super Bowl by fans on Hulu AdZone.
Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

Here are five important reasons why the younger generation may be more inclined to be the entrepreneurs of the near future.
Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Yes, this is as far out as it sounds.
Despite Long, Litigious Past, Samsung and Google Announce 10 Year Cross-Licensing Agreement

Despite Long, Litigious Past, Samsung and Google Announce 10 Year Cross-Licensing Agreement

The agreement comes after years of patent disputes over smartphones and tablets.
Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

The burrito chain is releasing a four-part comedy series on Hulu next month that offers a satirical take on industrial farming.
IBM to Sell Server Business to China-Based Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

IBM to Sell Server Business to China-Based Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

The deal is expected to be the largest merger in Chinese history.
Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Scientists in Western Australia have outfitted more than 320 sharks with transmitters that trigger warning tweets when they arrive within one kilometer of popular beaches.
$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

The Mission Main Street Grants Program disperses money and a trip to Google Headquarters to 12 winning small-business owners.
South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed

South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed

The country is investing $1.5 billion to make 5G wireless internet nationally available by the end of the decade.
Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

Sweet Victory: Candy Crush Developer Trademarks the Word 'Candy'

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a trademark claim filed by the social game company, King. Now, Apple is notifying app developers in breach of the ruling.
Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

Predictions for 2014: Facebook Ads Dominate and Minecraft as a Tool

Get ahead of the curve with these tips from marketing pro Perry Marshall.
Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

The popular social-media site is toying with the idea of allowing users to add the animated images to their pinboards.
Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billion

Head in the Clouds: Dropbox Reportedly Valued at $10 Billion

In its latest round of fundraising, the cloud storage company raised a reported $250 to $400 million at a valuation of $10 billion.
Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

A multi-year agreement between a 3-D printing tech company and a global leader in chocolate could bring sweet results.
Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you.
Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
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