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Unilever Drops Mayonnaise Suit Against Startup Hampton Creek
Legal Issues

Unilever Drops Mayonnaise Suit Against Startup Hampton Creek

The case alleged false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product.
Despite Less Revenue, BlackBerry Turns a Small Profit
BlackBerry

Despite Less Revenue, BlackBerry Turns a Small Profit

The struggling tech company reports its third quarter earnings.
Food Startup Hampton Creek Raises $90 Million
Funding

Food Startup Hampton Creek Raises $90 Million

The company behind Just Mayo has closed its Series C round, which includes investments from an eclectic group from Salesforce's Marc Benioff to Renaissance man Jean Pigozzi.
Movie Theaters Are Now Banned From Showing 'Team America,' Too
Marketing

Movie Theaters Are Now Banned From Showing 'Team America,' Too

Paramount has pulled the plug on theaters' answer to 'The Interview' fiasco.
Ray Hennessey
Rise of the Car-Sharing Apps Poses Threat to Auto Sector
Ridesharing Apps

Rise of the Car-Sharing Apps Poses Threat to Auto Sector

The humble smartphone could throw a wrench in the works of the car sector's post-crisis turnaround.
Amazon Launches 1-Hour Delivery in New York City
Amazon

Amazon Launches 1-Hour Delivery in New York City

The company said it will bring the service to additional cities in 2015.
Laura Entis
Former Hulu CEO Moves Into Web Video With Vessel
Video

Former Hulu CEO Moves Into Web Video With Vessel

Jason Kilar and co-founder Richard Tom are building a platform to rival YouTube.
Nina Zipkin
Holiday Pro Tip: Don't Screw Up Your Online Layaway Process
Business Mistakes

Holiday Pro Tip: Don't Screw Up Your Online Layaway Process

Kmart inadvertently canceled online layaway orders for customers and is scrambling to fix the issue.
Carly Okyle
American Apparel Officially Fires Founder Dov Charney, Hires Its First Female CEO
American Apparel

American Apparel Officially Fires Founder Dov Charney, Hires Its First Female CEO

Six months after suspending him for alleged sexual misconduct, American Apparel pulls the trigger and cuts ties with its controversial founder.
Laura Entis
Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker
Legal Issues

Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker

A U.S. judge approved the lawsuit, which claims that an artist was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of the brand's pet toys she designed.
This Company Sold $180,000 Worth of Actual B.S. on Black Friday
Publicity Stunts

This Company Sold $180,000 Worth of Actual B.S. on Black Friday

While many doubted that Cards Against Humanity would post real bull feces in the mail, shoppers opened their packages this week with a mix of disgusted delight.
Geoff Weiss
Watch Out, Santa. Denmark Says It Owns the North Pole.
Opportunity

Watch Out, Santa. Denmark Says It Owns the North Pole.

The Nordic country is making a power play for natural resources that could eventually be big business.
Jason Fell