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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.
FedEx Faces Federal Indictment on Decade-Long Drug Trafficking Charges

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.
French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

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.
Love It or Hate It? Airbnb's New Logo Receives Mixed Reactions.

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.
Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

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.
A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout'

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.
LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay

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.
Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike

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.
Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs

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.
Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

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.
Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much.

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.
Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones

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.
San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

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.
Tech IPOs Not Keeping Pace With VC Funding Surge

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.
Crumbs Could Get Reprieve Thanks to Investor Group

Crumbs Could Get Reprieve Thanks to Investor Group

The recently shuttered cupcake chain could stay open with financing help from an investor group.
Google Ventures Launches $100 Million Startup Fund in Europe

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.
Etsy CEO: We Couldn't Have Succeeded Under Proposed FCC Net Neutrality Rule

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
Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March.
Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.
Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

For a large number of people to replace their gasoline-powered cars with electric- vehicles, many automakers need to make electric cars.
Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertising.
EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Is Already Getting Messy

EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Is Already Getting Messy

Several news outlets claim some of their articles have been hidden by the search engine.
Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
A Brief, Unfolding History of Net Neutrality (Infographic)

A Brief, Unfolding History of Net Neutrality (Infographic)

The Internet changes very fast technologically, socially and in creation of economic opportunity but the rules governing it change very slowly.
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,’ said Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
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