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Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On
Ecommerce

Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On

Amid divisive contract disputes, the Walt Disney Company is the latest multimedia giant to find itself in Amazon's crosshairs.
Geoff Weiss
The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap
Toys; Games

The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap

As large corporations miss the clamoring for products that appeal to both girls and boys, forward-thinking entrepreneurs have the chance to fill the void.
Peter Gasca
Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'
Freelancers

Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'

The site, which started out as a quirky, $5-a-pop freelance marketplace, has beefed up its offerings.
Laura Entis
How Businesses Are Catering to the Single Diner
News and trends

How Businesses Are Catering to the Single Diner

As more and more Americans are eating alone, grocery stores and restaurants have adapted to serve their solo customers.
Katie Little
Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Will Not Take on the Company's Board
Board of Directors

Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Will Not Take on the Company's Board

Instead, he will sell half his shares to a private-equity firm.
Laura Entis
Russian Hacking Ring Steals More Than a Billion Passwords
Hackers

Russian Hacking Ring Steals More Than a Billion Passwords

Turns out, the Target breach was just the tip of the iceberg.
Laura Entis
Sprint Shelves Bid for T-Mobile, Calls in New CEO
Mergers and Acquisitions

Sprint Shelves Bid for T-Mobile, Calls in New CEO

After months of languishing in regulatory limbo, a proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is now off.
Geoff Weiss
Gannett Splits Broadcast and Publishing Into Two Separate Companies
Growth Strategies

Gannett Splits Broadcast and Publishing Into Two Separate Companies

Following the lead of fellow media giants like E.W. Scripps, News Corp and Time Warner, Gannett is spinning off its publishing division.
Nina Zipkin
A Poor, Sleepy Border Town Just Won Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk's Business
Elon Musk

A Poor, Sleepy Border Town Just Won Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk's Business

Brownsville, Texas, will be home to the world's first commercial rocket launch complex, built by SpaceX.
Catherine Clifford
Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller
China

Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller

In China's mobile market -- the largest on earth -- there's a brand new leader in town.
Geoff Weiss
The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either
Travel

The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'
Mergers and Acquisitions

Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'

Caviar, which delivers meals from high-end restaurants that don't typically offer delivery, represents new territory for the electronic payments company.
Geoff Weiss
Google: The Process of 'Forgetting' People Is Still Evolving
Privacy Policies

Google: The Process of 'Forgetting' People Is Still Evolving

In response to questions raised by EU data protection agencies, Google published a point-by-point response explaining how it is currently processing the 91,000 removal requests it has already received.
Laura Entis
SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout
Controversies

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout

While the companies chalked it up to 'shifting priorities,' the announcement comes on the heels of widespread urgings by animal activists.
Geoff Weiss