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Ex-Employees Say Antivirus Giant Faked Malware to Damage Rivals
Business News

Ex-Employees Say Antivirus Giant Faked Malware to Damage Rivals

Two former employees at Kapersky Lab say the attacks were ordered by the company's co-founder.
Jessica Alba's Honest Company Is Reportedly a $1.7 Billion Company Now
Funding

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Is Reportedly a $1.7 Billion Company Now

The consumer goods company's value has gone up nearly 50 percent since its funding round a year ago, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Laura Entis
Uber Scores a Win in Connecticut as Court Dismisses Racketeering Lawsuit
Uber

Uber Scores a Win in Connecticut as Court Dismisses Racketeering Lawsuit

Another day, another legal fight for Uber.
What Google's Reorg Means: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

What Google's Reorg Means: Weekly News

Plus: Airbnb's growth is a pain point for high-end hotels in Paris.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Zirtual's 'Outsourced CFO' Says Business Model Was to Blame
Failure

Zirtual's 'Outsourced CFO' Says Business Model Was to Blame

Ryan Keating offers his take on the on-demand virtual assistant company's demise.
Businesses in Seattle Are Now Required to Make Some Bathrooms 'Gender Neutral'
Seattle

Businesses in Seattle Are Now Required to Make Some Bathrooms 'Gender Neutral'

Single-stall restrooms are now all-gender facilities in Seattle.
Kate Taylor
Sean Rad Takes Another Swipe as Tinder CEO
Tinder

Sean Rad Takes Another Swipe as Tinder CEO

CEO Christopher Payne was not deemed a good 'fit' for the popular dating app.
Ray Hennessey
American Apparel Issues Dire Warning to Shareholders
American Apparel

American Apparel Issues Dire Warning to Shareholders

The embattled retailer warned investors could face 'substantial or total losses' of their investments.
Phil Wahba
Hayley Barna Steps Down as Co-CEO of Birchbox
Leadership

Hayley Barna Steps Down as Co-CEO of Birchbox

She will no longer have a day-to-day role, but will continue on as an advisor and member of the board of directors.
Laura Entis
Your Free Spotify Account Could Look Very Different Soon
Streaming

Your Free Spotify Account Could Look Very Different Soon

The music streaming service is rumored to be considering new limitations on its free version.
Why Google's Move to Alphabet Just Changed This Man's Life
News and trends

Why Google's Move to Alphabet Just Changed This Man's Life

Google's restructuring means the purchase of more than a few domains from Daniel Negari's web domain registry, XYZ.com.
Ari Levy
U.S. Charges Nine People in $30 Million Insider Trading Scheme
Hackers

U.S. Charges Nine People in $30 Million Insider Trading Scheme

The defendants allegedly breached corporate press release distributors to see business news before it was publicly available.
Tourists in Paris Say 'Au Revoir' to Hotels, 'Bonjour' to Airbnb
Airbnb

Tourists in Paris Say 'Au Revoir' to Hotels, 'Bonjour' to Airbnb

Airbnb is giving Paris luxury hoteliers a fright.
Virtual Assistant Service Zirtual Abruptly Shuts Down
Failure

Virtual Assistant Service Zirtual Abruptly Shuts Down

The company surprised clients and employees Monday morning with an email announcing its closure.
Nina Zipkin