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Kickstarter Hires Journalist to Investigate Campaign That Failed to Deliver to Backers
Crowdfunding

Kickstarter Hires Journalist to Investigate Campaign That Failed to Deliver to Backers

The Zano crowdfunding campaign raised $3.6 million to make mini drones that take pictures and video. Some drones were delivered, but overwhelmingly, backers did not get the rewards they expected.
Catherine Clifford
Uber Expands Its UberEATS App
Uber

Uber Expands Its UberEATS App

It's delving further into food delivery.
Dow and DuPont Merger to Create $130 Billion Chemical Giant
Mergers and Acquisitions

Dow and DuPont Merger to Create $130 Billion Chemical Giant

The deal would combine two of the biggest and oldest U.S. chemical producers.
Uber Winning Make or Break Legal Battles Across America
Uber

Uber Winning Make or Break Legal Battles Across America

Uber's war chest has helped fund legal and regulatory battles across the world, according to Reuters.
High-Tech Sneakers Raise More Than $300,000 on Indiegogo
Weekly News Roundup

High-Tech Sneakers Raise More Than $300,000 on Indiegogo

Plus: learn which sharing economy startup is reportedly valued at more than $25 billion.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
'Facebook at Work' Is Finally Launching
Facebook

'Facebook at Work' Is Finally Launching

After a year of testing, Facebook's professional version of its social network is expected to launch in the coming months.
'Walmart Pay' Is the Newest Mobile Payment Option
Mobile Payments

'Walmart Pay' Is the Newest Mobile Payment Option

Wal-Mart is the first U.S. retailer to offer its own payment feature. It is expected to be available throughout the country in 2016.
Uber Class-Action Suit Allowed to Expand to More Drivers
Legal

Uber Class-Action Suit Allowed to Expand to More Drivers

Drivers are seeking reimbursement for expenses including vehicle maintenance and the cost of gas, which the company does not currently pay for.
Chipotle CEO Apologizes to Ill Patrons, Promises to Become 'Safest Place to Eat'
Illness

Chipotle CEO Apologizes to Ill Patrons, Promises to Become 'Safest Place to Eat'

The fast casual restaurant has had three food safety incidents since August. Most recently, a Boston location made 80 people sick.
United Airlines to Serve Free Snacks On All Flights
United Airlines

United Airlines to Serve Free Snacks On All Flights

United now only serves free food on international flights.
Has the True Identity of the Bitcoin Founder Finally Been Revealed?
Bitcoin

Has the True Identity of the Bitcoin Founder Finally Been Revealed?

The latest name to float to the surface in the hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto is Craig Steven Wright, an Australian entrepreneur and academic.
Nina Zipkin
Ex-IBM Employee from China Arrested in U.S. for Code Theft
IBM

Ex-IBM Employee from China Arrested in U.S. for Code Theft

An undercover officer posing as an investor seeking to start a data storage company contacted the former IBM employee, who was later arrested and charged with one count of theft of a trade secret.
Will Reordering Tweets by Relevance Make Twitter More Engaging?
Twitter

Will Reordering Tweets by Relevance Make Twitter More Engaging?

The microblogging website's new format will result in tweets being sorted by relevance instead of in reverse chronological order.
Volkswagen: CO2 Emissions Scandal Not As Bad as Feared
Automakers

Volkswagen: CO2 Emissions Scandal Not As Bad as Feared

Europe's biggest motor manufacturer is battling a wider diesel emissions scandal affecting up to 11 million cars.