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Facebook's Revenue Growth Slows, Costs Jump
Facebook

Facebook's Revenue Growth Slows, Costs Jump

The world's largest social network also saw its operating expenses rise 83 percent in the first quarter.
Bitcoin VIP: The Internet Had a Shady Start, Too
Bitcoin

Bitcoin VIP: The Internet Had a Shady Start, Too

Gavin Andresen of the Bitcoin Foundation says that the use of the digital currency for less-than-legal purchases laid the groundwork for its entering the mainstream.
Is LinkedIn Trying to Catch You Lying on Your Resume? Maybe.
Linkedin

Is LinkedIn Trying to Catch You Lying on Your Resume? Maybe.

LinkedIn has filed a patent for a fact-checking system that would likely be used to check user-generated content as well as resumes and bios.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Iowa's Massive Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts Mexico to Ban Imported Poultry, Eggs
Food

Iowa's Massive Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts Mexico to Ban Imported Poultry, Eggs

Mexico is the largest buyer of U.S. chicken and one of several countries who have enacted restrictions over the last month.
Sam's Club Adds New Services for Small-Business Owners
Retailers

Sam's Club Adds New Services for Small-Business Owners

The retailer is now offering digital marketing, payment processing and loans to the 600,000 business members who shop its stores and website each week.
Geoff Weiss
Yahoo's Revenue Tumbles, Misses Estimates
Yahoo

Yahoo's Revenue Tumbles, Misses Estimates

The tech giant reported lower-than-expected quarterly results as it struggles to reboot its core online advertising business.
HTC Is Jumping Into the Virtual-Reality Game
Virtual Reality

HTC Is Jumping Into the Virtual-Reality Game

The smartphone maker is teaming up with video-game company Valve to roll out a VR headset later this year.
John Gaudiosi
HP to Sell Image-Sharing Service Snapfish
Hewlett-Packard

HP to Sell Image-Sharing Service Snapfish

The company is being sold to District Photo for an undisclosed sum.
Uber to Stop Using Unlicensed Cab Drivers in Germany Per Court Ruling
Uber

Uber to Stop Using Unlicensed Cab Drivers in Germany Per Court Ruling

The ride sharing service will also be lowering its fees.
Upping Its Security Cred, BlackBerry Buys Software Maker WatchDox
Acquisitions

Upping Its Security Cred, BlackBerry Buys Software Maker WatchDox

This is the latest in a line of acquisitions for BlackBerry.
The Airlines and Hotels That Rank Highest for Customer Service
Customer Satisfaction

The Airlines and Hotels That Rank Highest for Customer Service

Which companies came out on top? Find out here.
What Brands Can Learn From Lilly Pulitzer and Target's Sold-Out Collaboration
Retail

What Brands Can Learn From Lilly Pulitzer and Target's Sold-Out Collaboration

For a high-end brand, too much exposure can be a risk.
Nina Zipkin
Raytheon to Buy Cybersecurity Company Websense for $1.9 Billion
Acquisitions

Raytheon to Buy Cybersecurity Company Websense for $1.9 Billion

The U.S. arms maker is buying the network security provider as cybersecurity continues to grow as a market.
EU to Investigate Transparency of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo
Search Engines

EU to Investigate Transparency of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

The investigation is expected to take place next year, but a strategy document has already been drafted.