News and trends http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/news-and-trends The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on News and trends en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:38:00 GMT 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. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:38:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236767 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236767 Geoff Weiss Shake-Ups at Uber & Lyft and a Suprising Crowdfunding Success: Our Weekly News Roundup News of the week business owners need to know. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/236731 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/236731 Tanya Benedicto Klich 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. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:53:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236763 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236763 Nina Zipkin 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. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236751 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236751 Geoff Weiss 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. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236743 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236743 Benjamin Kabin It's Official: You Can't Copyright a Selfie Taken By a Monkey Just in case you were wondering. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236741 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236741 Laura Entis 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. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:06:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236720 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236720 Laura Entis TOMS Lands Major Investment From Bain Capital Blake Mycoskie will keep a 50 percent stake in the social-good shoe startup he founded. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:03:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236704 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236704 Jason Fell Irritating Office Vocab Got You Down? Here's Some Clever Jargon for You. Banish awkward office buzzwords and use these instead. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/236300 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/236300 Entrepreneur Staff 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 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:04:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236656 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236656 Laura Entis 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. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236649 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236649 CNBC Staff 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. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236646 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236646 Catherine Clifford 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. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/236558 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/236558 Tanya Benedicto Klich Samsung Snaps Up Smart-Home Startup SmartThings The deal reportedly closed for about $200 million. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:24:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236552 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236552 Jason Fell 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236513 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236513 Karma Allen Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats The heirs of Anna Short Harrington -- the second-ever woman to serve as the face of the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand -- are alleging 60 years of unpaid royalties in a brand new lawsuit. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:48:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236462 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236462 Geoff Weiss Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On Amid divisive contract disputes, the Walt Disney Company is the latest multimedia giant to find itself in Amazon's crosshairs. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:19:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236429 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236429 Geoff Weiss The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap As large corporations miss the clamoring for products that appeal to both girls and boys, forward-thinking entrepreneurs have the chance to fill the void. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236264 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236264 Peter Gasca Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services' The site, which started out as a quirky, $5-a-pop freelance marketplace, has beefed up its offerings. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:37:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236404 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236404 Laura Entis How Businesses Are Catering to the Single Diner As more and more Americans are eating alone, grocery stores and restaurants have adapted to serve their solo customers. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236387 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236387 Katie Little