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U.S. Entrepreneurs, AlleyNYC Rally to Send Aid to Nepal
Leadership

U.S. Entrepreneurs, AlleyNYC Rally to Send Aid to Nepal

Entrepreneurs from around the world have become leading fundraisers for aid to help the survivors in the massive earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday.
Ray Hennessey
Early Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Shuts Down to Settle Infringement
Legal Issues

Early Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Shuts Down to Settle Infringement

So ends a four-year legal battle with major record companies.
Controversial Anonymous App Secret Shuts Down
Apps

Controversial Anonymous App Secret Shuts Down

CEO David Byttow said he is returning money to investors instead of pivoting the company.
Nina Zipkin
Salesforce May Be Up for Sale
Acquisitions

Salesforce May Be Up for Sale

The cloud computing giant is reportedly listening to takeover offers. Could Microsoft be interested?
What Businesses Can Learn From Facebook's Internet.org
Internet.org

What Businesses Can Learn From Facebook's Internet.org

Lesson One: By giving, you have a greater chance of gaining new customers.
Benoit Gruber
What Font Should You Use on Your Resume?
Job seekers

What Font Should You Use on Your Resume?

Here's a hint: Times New Roman is not your friend.
Nina Zipkin
Google's Latest Patent Might Replace Your Laptop's Space Bar With a Giant Trackpad
Patents

Google's Latest Patent Might Replace Your Laptop's Space Bar With a Giant Trackpad

With no space bar, where will all the astronauts hang out?
Geoff Weiss
Baltimore Unrest Affects Businesses, MLB and NFL Teams
Baltimore

Baltimore Unrest Affects Businesses, MLB and NFL Teams

Companies with Baltimore headquarters let employees work from home Tuesday, while the Orioles postponed their second-straight baseball game.
Tom Huddleston, Jr.
Jack Ma Says Alibaba to Freeze Hiring After Growing 'Too Quickly'
Scaling

Jack Ma Says Alibaba to Freeze Hiring After Growing 'Too Quickly'

The Chinese e-commerce giant will reportedly put a hold on hiring for the rest of the year.
With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'
Shark Tank

With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'

For years, co-founders Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe shunned outside investment. But when they were approached by the show's producers, the timing was finally right.
Laura Entis
Have a Patent? Now You Can Sell It to Google.
Patents

Have a Patent? Now You Can Sell It to Google.

The tech giant has launched an experimental online portal to buy patents.
Stephen Hawking, Via Hologram, Tries to Reassure One Direction Fans About Zayn Malik's Departure
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, Via Hologram, Tries to Reassure One Direction Fans About Zayn Malik's Departure

In another universe, not only is Zayn still a member of One Direction, but you're married to him.
Laura Entis
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Merger With Yahoo Is a 'Dead Notion'
Mergers and Acquisitions

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: Merger With Yahoo Is a 'Dead Notion'

Like Netflix and Yahoo, AOL is pushing into the market for original content.
Starbucks Reports Increased Traffic and Sales Thanks to...Tea
Starbucks

Starbucks Reports Increased Traffic and Sales Thanks to...Tea

The coffee chain reported 7 percent sales growth thanks in part to the unlikely source.
Claire Zillman