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Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor
The new ephemeral messaging app is a familiar concept with an interesting and risky twist.
Apple Settles Over eBook Lawsuit, Avoids a Jury Trial
The terms, which are undisclosed, are contingent on the outcome of Apple's appeal of an antitrust ruling that it conspired with five major publishers to make eBooks more expensive.
FCC Chairman Derided as 'Dingo' Backs Idea That Bites Broadband Industry
Chairman Tom Wheeler endorsed using the commission's regulatory authority to override state laws hobbling communities that want to build public broadband networks.
On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors
A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals.
Starbucks Will Fund Online College Degrees for Thousands of Employees
College juniors and seniors who work more than 20 hours per week will be eligible to enroll in a tuition-free online program with Arizona State University.
Reports of Declining Entrepreneurship Are Not What They Seem
Entrepreneurship is alive and thriving but ill-conceived startups that attracted investors in headier times, not so much.
Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash
The acquisition, expected to close later this year, represents the online travel company;s initial foray into the dining industry.
PF Chang's Confirms Credit-Card Breach
The restaurant chain has moved to a manual credit-card imprinting system in the wake of a security breach.
With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?
Starbucks and Powermat are rolling out wireless chargers nationwide – and maybe revolutionizing how we charge our tech forever.
Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main
The Chinese ecommerce giant today unveiled its first major push into the U.S. market with the launch of a website that curates small boutiques.
FDA Backs Off After Causing Stink Over Cheese Regulations
Recent communication from regulators sparked concerns that the government would ban cheese from being made on wooden shelves.
Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace
Amazon is reportedly looking beyond media, apparel, furniture and food -- and putting the call out to babysitters, handymen, birthday clowns and plumbers.
Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million
The acquisition will be used to improve Google Maps, and over time, could lead to global Internet access.
The Broadband Cartel and America's Entrepreneurs
Broadband is essential for an entrepreneurial future but broadband providers are more like the electric company or Ma Bell from days past. The FCC needs to regulate them that way.
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