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Business Travelers Are Expensing More Uber Rides Than Ever
Uber

Business Travelers Are Expensing More Uber Rides Than Ever

A new report shows corporate travelers are increasingly relying on the ridesharing service, posing a threat to both traditional taxi and rental-car companies.
Kate Taylor
LinkedIn to Unveil Tools to Connect Co-Workers
Communication Strategies

LinkedIn to Unveil Tools to Connect Co-Workers

Like Facebook and Microsoft, LinkedIn is looking to facilitate intraoffice communication.
Nina Zipkin
Digg Founder Kevin Rose Leaves Google Ventures
Google Ventures

Digg Founder Kevin Rose Leaves Google Ventures

He plans to work full-time on app developer North Technologies.
Facebook Begins Rolling Out Facebook at Work
Productivity

Facebook Begins Rolling Out Facebook at Work

The rumored intraoffice communication platform is now available as part of a pilot program.
Nina Zipkin
Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter
IPOs

Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter

The rumored IPO would be one of the largest for a New York-based tech company since 1999.
Geoff Weiss
Apple, Google Reach New Deal to End U.S. Lawsuit Over Employee Poaching
Legal Issues

Apple, Google Reach New Deal to End U.S. Lawsuit Over Employee Poaching

The settlement aims to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers.
U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending
Economic Conditions

U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending

Economists had expected core retail sales to rise last month. They fell.
PayPal Partners With Microsoft to Bring Its Card Reader to Windows Devices
PayPal

PayPal Partners With Microsoft to Bring Its Card Reader to Windows Devices

The ecommerce company also announced that its reader will be EMV-compliant by this summer.
Laura Entis
FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting
Legal

FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting

While the FAA is still working out the kinks for allowing the commercial use of drones, the agency has given CNN the green light to test these aerial vehicles.
Nina Zipkin
Urban Planning in Boston Is Getting the Uber Bump
Uber

Urban Planning in Boston Is Getting the Uber Bump

Anonymized trip data from the transportation giant will help metropolitan authorities make more informed planning decisions and better policy.
Catherine Clifford
Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO
Growth Strategies

Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO

Amoruso will continue to stay on as executive chairman of the company she founded in 2006, but has been replaced as CEO by Sheree Waterson.
Nina Zipkin
Augmedix, the Google Glass App for Medical Data Entry, Raises $16 Million
Startup Funding

Augmedix, the Google Glass App for Medical Data Entry, Raises $16 Million

The startup is developing an app for Google Glass that will give doctors easier access to patient information.
Carly Okyle
Facebook Discussed Investment in Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi
Facebook

Facebook Discussed Investment in Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi

The political and commercial implications might have squashed the deal, however.
Need a Drink? This Startup Will Deliver Booze On Demand.
Alcohol

Need a Drink? This Startup Will Deliver Booze On Demand.

Saucey provides technology that connects liquor stores to thirsty consumers.
Adam Callinan