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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT Apple Posts Mixed Results as CEO Cook Hints at New Products The consumer tech giant beat on profit and missed on revenue in the third quarter. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235866 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235866 CNBC Staff The consumer tech giant beat on profit and missed on revenue in the third quarter. In an Effort to Up Its Mobile Ad Game, Yahoo Acquires Flurry The mobile ad and analytics company is one of Yahoo's most expensive acquisition to date under CEO Marissa Mayer. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:50:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235856 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235856 Laura Entis The mobile ad and analytics company is one of Yahoo's most expensive acquisition to date under CEO Marissa Mayer. Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label The venture signals that YouTube stars with palpable buzz and inbuilt fan bases have become increasingly enticing to the world’s biggest music corporations. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:22:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235843 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235843 Geoff Weiss The venture signals that YouTube stars with palpable buzz and inbuilt fan bases have become increasingly enticing to the world’s biggest music corporations. FedEx Faces Federal Indictment on Decade-Long Drug Trafficking Charges One of the world's largest couriers has been accused of conspiring to deliver prescription drugs on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:03:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235764 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235764 Geoff Weiss One of the world's largest couriers has been accused of conspiring to deliver prescription drugs on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies. French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235734 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235734 Geoff Weiss The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says. Love It or Hate It? Airbnb's New Logo Receives Mixed Reactions. Amid some iffy publicity and legal issues, accommodation-rental start up startup Airbnb rolls out a rebrand and receives a less than stellar response. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:10:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235720 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235720 Nina Zipkin Amid some iffy publicity and legal issues, accommodation-rental start up startup Airbnb rolls out a rebrand and receives a less than stellar response. Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service The service, which will offer 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly fee of $9.99, takes aim at book subscription forerunners Oyster and Scribd. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:12:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235711 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235711 Geoff Weiss The service, which will offer 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly fee of $9.99, takes aim at book subscription forerunners Oyster and Scribd. A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout' Visa's new product saves your card number and shipping information, allowing you to checkout online in just a few clicks. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:22:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235692 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235692 Emily Price Visa's new product saves your card number and shipping information, allowing you to checkout online in just a few clicks. LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay Following widespread layoffs and evolving business models at the daily deals site, Thakar will succeed founder Tim O'Shaughnessy in August. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235688 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235688 Geoff Weiss Following widespread layoffs and evolving business models at the daily deals site, Thakar will succeed founder Tim O'Shaughnessy in August. Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike As cocoa prices hit a three year high, chocolate makers are being forced to charge more for their sweet treats. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:44:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235680 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235680 Kate Taylor As cocoa prices hit a three year high, chocolate makers are being forced to charge more for their sweet treats. Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs The announcement, which could arrive as soon as this week, comes as the company seeks to integrate roughly 30,000 new employees on the heels of its Nokia acquisition. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:53:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235660 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235660 Geoff Weiss The announcement, which could arrive as soon as this week, comes as the company seeks to integrate roughly 30,000 new employees on the heels of its Nokia acquisition. Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:33:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235622 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235622 Geoff Weiss The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping. Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much. Lyft’s New York City launch party became a pre-launch party in a matter of hours as New York State’s attorney general slammed the breaks on the ridesharing app. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235614 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235614 Catherine Clifford Lyft’s New York City launch party became a pre-launch party in a matter of hours as New York State’s attorney general slammed the breaks on the ridesharing app. 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235589 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235589 Nina Zipkin 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 After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:17:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235575 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235575 Laura Entis 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 Venture capitalists opened their wallets wide during the second quarter, but venture-backed initial public offerings fell. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235509 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235509 Ari Levy 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 The recently shuttered cupcake chain could stay open with financing help from an investor group. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:49:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235511 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235511 Katie Little The recently shuttered cupcake chain could stay open with financing help from an investor group. 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. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:26:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235510 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235510 Nina Zipkin 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 Chad Dickerson called on the FCC to regulate the Internet as a utility, saying startups will be roadkill if fast lanes are allowed Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:54:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235484 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235484 Peter Page 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 The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:40:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235452 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235452 Laura Entis The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March.