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As Amazon Prime Becomes More Popular, the Threat to Walmart, Target Grows
Amazon

As Amazon Prime Becomes More Popular, the Threat to Walmart, Target Grows

The service currently has almost 41 million members, according to a new survey.
Phil Wahba
Mark Zuckerberg's $45 Billion Pledge to His Newborn Daughter
Young Millionaires

Mark Zuckerberg's $45 Billion Pledge to His Newborn Daughter

Plus: a toymaker's security breach compromises personal data for more than 6 million children.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The Creator of Android May Launch New Smartphone Company
Smartphones

The Creator of Android May Launch New Smartphone Company

Andy Rubin is considering a return to the mobile game.
Chipotle to Create Stricter Rules for Produce Suppliers After E. Coli Outbreak
Chipotle

Chipotle to Create Stricter Rules for Produce Suppliers After E. Coli Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month that 45 Chipotle customers had been infected with the food illness.
Will People Pay for YouTube? After 1 Month, 'Red' Seems to Prove They Will.
YouTube

Will People Pay for YouTube? After 1 Month, 'Red' Seems to Prove They Will.

The initiative, launched in October, represents a momentous cultural shift for YouTube and arguably its biggest product launch to date.
Geoff Weiss
Elon Musk: A Carbon Tax Is the Only Way to End World's Dependence on Fossil Fuels
Elon Musk

Elon Musk: A Carbon Tax Is the Only Way to End World's Dependence on Fossil Fuels

The tech entrepreneur appealed to a younger audience at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
European Union to Probe McDonald's Tax Deals With Luxembourg
McDonalds

European Union to Probe McDonald's Tax Deals With Luxembourg

The EU competition enforcer said McDonald's had not paid any corporate taxes in Luxembourg or the U.S. on royalties paid by franchisees in Europe and Russia since 2009.
U.S. and China Establish Guidelines for Requesting Assistance in Fighting Cyber Crime
Cybersecurity

U.S. and China Establish Guidelines for Requesting Assistance in Fighting Cyber Crime

In addition to the agreement, China and the U.S. will conduct 'tabletop exercises' in the spring.
When It Comes to Loans, Some Financial Startups Think People's Facebook Profile Is More Important Than Their Credit Score
Finance

When It Comes to Loans, Some Financial Startups Think People's Facebook Profile Is More Important Than Their Credit Score

Many startups are making decisions about a customer's credit record using non-traditional data.
China Says Hack of U.S. Government Was Not State Sponsored
Cyber Attacks

China Says Hack of U.S. Government Was Not State Sponsored

The cyber attack was the work of criminals, according to China's official Xinhua news agency.
The Yahoo Board Will Discuss Future of Company, Marissa Mayer During Meeting
Yahoo

The Yahoo Board Will Discuss Future of Company, Marissa Mayer During Meeting

There are rumors that the board is considering selling its core Internet business.
Tidal Is Now On Its Third CEO in 8 Months
Executive Change

Tidal Is Now On Its Third CEO in 8 Months

Jay Z's music-streaming service has had high turnover since it launched in March. Jeff Toig, formerly of SoundCloud, is now at the helm.
Bryan Logan
Dan Price Says Reports He Abused His Ex-Wife Are False
Dan Price

Dan Price Says Reports He Abused His Ex-Wife Are False

Kristie Colón reportedly recorded a TEDx talk where she accounts physical and mental abuse at the hands of the Gravity Payments CEO, according to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek.
Geoff Weiss