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At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart

At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart

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Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer has given the boot to her second in command, Henrique de Castro, just a little over a year after pilfering the exec from rival Google.
January 16, 2014 in Leadership
The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes

The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes

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DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel from the screens of its roughly 20 million customers early Tuesday morning after the two couldn't come to terms on carriage fees.
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.

Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.

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Draw Something creator Charles Forman has written a film treatment about the unintended consequences of civilian drones -- and now he wants your feedback.
January 13, 2014 in Apps & Software
Consumers Fed Up With Canned Soup?

Consumers Fed Up With Canned Soup?

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With global soup sales declining steadily over the past half of a decade, a new study indicates that an iconic packaging format may be to blame.
January 10, 2014 in News and Trends
In Patent War, Apple and Samsung to Try Mediation Before March Court Date

In Patent War, Apple and Samsung to Try Mediation Before March Court Date

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Next month, CEOs from both companies will sit down to discuss "settlement opportunities" to try and resolve the ongoing patent disputes.
January 9, 2014 in News and Trends
Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

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Leading video game manufactures are cautiously optimistic on China's easing of a ban on gaming consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.
January 8, 2014 in Legal Center
Report: Hot CEOs Bolster Stock Values, Earn Better Salaries

Report: Hot CEOs Bolster Stock Values, Earn Better Salaries

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A new study claims that attractive CEOs are more likely to garner higher stock returns, negotiate more lucratively and take home bigger paychecks.
January 7, 2014 in Leadership
Holy Cow: Bill Gates Plays Secret Santa in Reddit Christmas Miracle

Holy Cow: Bill Gates Plays Secret Santa in Reddit Christmas Miracle

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Imagine if Bill Gates was your Secret Santa? One lucky Reddit user was unknowingly paired up with the Microsoft chairman and billionaire, who gave her a cow - sort of.
December 19, 2013 in Lifestyle
How to Take Control of the Information Avalanche

How to Take Control of the Information Avalanche

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Get out from under the mountain of information that crosses your path every day by implementing these seven information-control strategies.
December 6, 2013 in Productivity
Watch Out: This CRM App Just Got Very Personal

Watch Out: This CRM App Just Got Very Personal

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Streak, a customer relationship management app that integrates with Gmail, unveiled a feature today that allows senders to see who has read an email, where they read it and what type of device they read it on.
November 26, 2013 in News and Trends
Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

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On-demand car service Uber has teamed up with GM and Toyota to provide drivers discounts on car purchases and friendlier financial terms.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The 10 Best Comments in the Zappos-Kanye War

The 10 Best Comments in the Zappos-Kanye War

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After Kanye West took a stab at Zappos's products, the company fought back and some clever commenters joined in.
November 22, 2013 in Leadership
Despite Battery Fires, Tesla's Model S Lands the No. 1 Spot for Owner Satisfaction

Despite Battery Fires, Tesla's Model S Lands the No. 1 Spot for Owner Satisfaction

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Owners of Tesla's Model S gave high marks to the vehicle, which is currently the subject of an investigation by U.S. safety regulators.
November 21, 2013 in Technology
Twitter Pulls Plug On Allowing Users to Direct Message Anyone

Twitter Pulls Plug On Allowing Users to Direct Message Anyone

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Last month, Twitter changed its direct-messaging options. It has now decided it wasn't such a good idea and is reverting back to its old ways.
November 19, 2013 in Social Media
Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

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Subscription-commerce business The Honest Company has just closed a round of funding for expansion and growth.
November 11, 2013 in Financing
8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

8 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Lady Gaga's latest album gets scrutinized, Nokia enters the phablet market, SCORE dishes out intellectual property tips from SCORE, TechCrunch hosts Meetup + Pitch-off, a live chat with Henry Blodget. This week's news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
November 11, 2013 in News and Trends
Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

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A mention on Oprah's Favorite Things list used to be golden for businesses. But with her list now only in magazine format, is the same still true?
November 8, 2013 in Marketing
One of the Richest Men in the World Just Invested in an Instagram Competitor

One of the Richest Men in the World Just Invested in an Instagram Competitor

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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim led a $60 million funding round for video and photo-sharing startup Mobli.
November 6, 2013 in Mobile
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Video

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Video

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Chad Hurley of YouTube is feeling the wrath of Kimye after releasing a video of their marriage proposal.
November 1, 2013 in News and Trends
Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out

Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out

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Lavabit founder Ladar Levison has teamed up with Silent Circle to launch an innovative, secure email tool called Dark Mail.
October 31, 2013 in Security
Dell's Latest Problem? Computers That Smell Like Cat Urine.

Dell's Latest Problem? Computers That Smell Like Cat Urine.

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Dell says a new manufacturing process is to blame for the bad smell coming from one of its new laptops.
October 30, 2013 in Technology
5 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

5 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Learn from the best of the digital media industry at MediaNext, SCORE helps you build a profitable online business, jam with more than 1,500 students at the CEO.org National Conference, MetLife is on the hunt for rock-star programmers to help out veterans and the tech industry makes a formal push for immigration reform. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
October 28, 2013 in News and Trends
Could LinkedIn's New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?

Could LinkedIn's New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?

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LinkedIn rolled out an email app this week that is now being questioned by security researchers.
October 25, 2013 in Security
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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A life-saving app, indie art and music gets crowdfunded, a step-by-step guide to building a better brain, how to manage your managers, why the emerging-markets craze may be over. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
October 25, 2013 in News and Trends
No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

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The virtual-scrapbooking social network site has raised $564 million to date without any visible source of revenue. But that will soon change.
October 24, 2013 in News and Trends
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