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The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes

DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel from the screens of its roughly 20 million customers early Tuesday morning after the two couldn't come to terms on carriage fees.

Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.

Draw Something creator Charles Forman has written a film treatment about the unintended consequences of civilian drones -- and now he wants your feedback.

Consumers Fed Up With Canned Soup?

With global soup sales declining steadily over the past half of a decade, a new study indicates that an iconic packaging format may be to blame.

In Patent War, Apple and Samsung to Try Mediation Before March Court Date

Next month, CEOs from both companies will sit down to discuss "settlement opportunities" to try and resolve the ongoing patent disputes.

Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Leading video game manufactures are cautiously optimistic on China's easing of a ban on gaming consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.

Report: Hot CEOs Bolster Stock Values, Earn Better Salaries

A new study claims that attractive CEOs are more likely to garner higher stock returns, negotiate more lucratively and take home bigger paychecks.

Holy Cow: Bill Gates Plays Secret Santa in Reddit Christmas Miracle

Imagine if Bill Gates was your Secret Santa? One lucky Reddit user was unknowingly paired up with the Microsoft chairman and billionaire, who gave her a cow - sort of.

How to Take Control of the Information Avalanche

Get out from under the mountain of information that crosses your path every day by implementing these seven information-control strategies.

Watch Out: This CRM App Just Got Very Personal

Streak, a customer relationship management app that integrates with Gmail, unveiled a feature today that allows senders to see who has read an email, where they read it and what type of device they read it on.

Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

On-demand car service Uber has teamed up with GM and Toyota to provide drivers discounts on car purchases and friendlier financial terms.

The 10 Best Comments in the Zappos-Kanye War

After Kanye West took a stab at Zappos's products, the company fought back and some clever commenters joined in.

Despite Battery Fires, Tesla's Model S Lands the No. 1 Spot for Owner Satisfaction

Owners of Tesla's Model S gave high marks to the vehicle, which is currently the subject of an investigation by U.S. safety regulators.

Twitter Pulls Plug On Allowing Users to Direct Message Anyone

Last month, Twitter changed its direct-messaging options. It has now decided it wasn't such a good idea and is reverting back to its old ways.

Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Subscription-commerce business The Honest Company has just closed a round of funding for expansion and growth.

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Lady Gaga's latest album gets scrutinized, Nokia enters the phablet market, SCORE dishes out intellectual property tips from SCORE, TechCrunch hosts Meetup + Pitch-off, a live chat with Henry Blodget. This week's news and startup events for entrepreneurs.

Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

A mention on Oprah's Favorite Things list used to be golden for businesses. But with her list now only in magazine format, is the same still true?

One of the Richest Men in the World Just Invested in an Instagram Competitor

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim led a $60 million funding round for video and photo-sharing startup Mobli.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Video

Chad Hurley of YouTube is feeling the wrath of Kimye after releasing a video of their marriage proposal.

Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out

Lavabit founder Ladar Levison has teamed up with Silent Circle to launch an innovative, secure email tool called Dark Mail.

Dell's Latest Problem? Computers That Smell Like Cat Urine.

Dell says a new manufacturing process is to blame for the bad smell coming from one of its new laptops.

5 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Learn from the best of the digital media industry at MediaNext, SCORE helps you build a profitable online business, jam with more than 1,500 students at the CEO.org National Conference, MetLife is on the hunt for rock-star programmers to help out veterans and the tech industry makes a formal push for immigration reform. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.

Could LinkedIn's New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?

LinkedIn rolled out an email app this week that is now being questioned by security researchers.

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

A life-saving app, indie art and music gets crowdfunded, a step-by-step guide to building a better brain, how to manage your managers, why the emerging-markets craze may be over. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.

No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

The virtual-scrapbooking social network site has raised $564 million to date without any visible source of revenue. But that will soon change.

Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup

The Facebook co-founder co-led a $4 million round in survey startup Panorama Education in what appears to be his first national equity investment through his foundation Startup:Education.
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