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Apple Posts Mixed Results as CEO Cook Hints at New Products
Apple

Apple Posts Mixed Results as CEO Cook Hints at New Products

The consumer tech giant beat on profit and missed on revenue in the third quarter.
In an Effort to Up Its Mobile Ad Game, Yahoo Acquires Flurry
Acquisitions

In an Effort to Up Its Mobile Ad Game, Yahoo Acquires Flurry

The mobile ad and analytics company is one of Yahoo's most expensive acquisition to date under CEO Marissa Mayer.
Laura Entis
Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label
Music

Universal Music Looking for Next Big YouTube Star With New Record Label

The venture signals that YouTube stars with palpable buzz and inbuilt fan bases have become increasingly enticing to the world's biggest music corporations.
Geoff Weiss
FedEx Faces Federal Indictment on Decade-Long Drug Trafficking Charges
Legal Center

FedEx Faces Federal Indictment on Decade-Long Drug Trafficking Charges

One of the world's largest couriers has been accused of conspiring to deliver prescription drugs on behalf of illegal Internet pharmacies.
Geoff Weiss
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French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review
Legal Center

French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.
Geoff Weiss
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Love It or Hate It? Airbnb's New Logo Receives Mixed Reactions.
Rebranding

Love It or Hate It? Airbnb's New Logo Receives Mixed Reactions.

Amid some iffy publicity and legal issues, accommodation-rental start up startup Airbnb rolls out a rebrand and receives a less than stellar response.
Nina Zipkin
Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service
Subscription Businesses

Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

The service, which will offer 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly fee of $9.99, takes aim at book subscription forerunners Oyster and Scribd.
Geoff Weiss
A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout'
Ecommerce

A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout'

Visa's new product saves your card number and shipping information, allowing you to checkout online in just a few clicks.
Emily Price
LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay
Daily Deal Sites

LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay

Following widespread layoffs and evolving business models at the daily deals site, Thakar will succeed founder Tim O'Shaughnessy in August.
Geoff Weiss
Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike
Chocolate

Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike

As cocoa prices hit a three year high, chocolate makers are being forced to charge more for their sweet treats.
Kate Taylor
Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs
Layoffs

Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs

The announcement, which could arrive as soon as this week, comes as the company seeks to integrate roughly 30,000 new employees on the heels of its Nokia acquisition.
Geoff Weiss
Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses
Ecommerce

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
Geoff Weiss
Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much.
Ridesharing Apps

Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much.

Lyft's New York City launch party became a pre-launch party in a matter of hours as New York State's attorney general slammed the breaks on the ridesharing app.
Catherine Clifford
Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones
Legal Center

Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones

The digital giant is petitioning the Federal Aviation Association to get its drones up and running for the public.
Nina Zipkin
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