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Uber Cars Have Overtaken Yellow Taxis in New York City
Uber

Uber Cars Have Overtaken Yellow Taxis in New York City

The embattled ridesharing startup is making a dent in the Big Apple.
Nina Zipkin
T-Mobile Offers Businesses Promotions, Cheap Data Plans
T-Mobile

T-Mobile Offers Businesses Promotions, Cheap Data Plans

Hoping to compete with competitors like Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile is creating deals for business that include GoDaddy.com domains and family discounts.
Big Brands Form Mega Customer Loyalty Program
Loyalty Programs

Big Brands Form Mega Customer Loyalty Program

With participants including Macy's, Rite Aid and more, the coalition could shake up traditional rewards programs in the U.S.
Phil Wahba
Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims
Legal Issues

Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims

A federal appeals court ruled that Xbox owners in the U.S. can indeed sue for damages as a group.
Microsoft Is Planning to Phase Out Internet Explorer
Rebranding

Microsoft Is Planning to Phase Out Internet Explorer

The tech giant is moving away from the ill-loved brand in favor of a new browser codenamed Project Spartan.
Nina Zipkin
Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content
Regulations

Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content

Regulating shares among its 1.4 billion users across the world can be a slippery slope, the social network said.
Geoff Weiss
Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem
SXSW 2015

Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem

At SXSW, the company unveiled a phone-based, password-free login.
Carly Okyle
All About Apple: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

All About Apple: Your Weekly News Roundup

Highlights from the tech giant's 'Spring Forward' event and more.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors
Legal Issues

Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors

The popular ride-hailing apps failed to persuade separate U.S. judges to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees.
For $125 and 200 Words You Can Own a Historic Bed and Breakfast
Contests

For $125 and 200 Words You Can Own a Historic Bed and Breakfast

A woman in Maine is giving her country inn to the winner of an essay contest, carrying on the tradition that began in 1993.
Carly Okyle
Facebook to Face U.S. Class Action Over Children's Online Purchases
Legal Issues

Facebook to Face U.S. Class Action Over Children's Online Purchases

The lawsuit seeks to force the social-media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission.
U.S. Airlines Group Expects Busiest Spring Season in Seven Years
Airlines

U.S. Airlines Group Expects Busiest Spring Season in Seven Years

Experts are estimating that the number of passengers traveling in March and April will be up by about 2 percent.
American Millennials Among the World's Least Skilled, Report Says
Millennials

American Millennials Among the World's Least Skilled, Report Says

Surprised? So were the researchers who tested and compared workers in 23 countries.
Anne Fisher
Uber Pledges to Enlist a Million Female Drivers by 2020
Gender gap

Uber Pledges to Enlist a Million Female Drivers by 2020

The ride-hailing app is under the microscope due to a handful of driver assaults on passengers in some cities.