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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
What Font Should You Use on Your Resume?
Job seekers

What Font Should You Use on Your Resume?

Here's a hint: Times New Roman is not your friend.
Nina Zipkin
Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns
Uber

Uber's Class Action Case Might Set Risky Precedent, Lawyer Warns

If considered a class action, the lawsuit filed by three Uber drivers in San Francisco could grow to include more than 160,000 California drivers.
IBM Is Taking an Unusual Approach to Selling Patents to Startups
Patents

IBM Is Taking an Unusual Approach to Selling Patents to Startups

While it's not strange for a large patent holder to sell off patents, IBM's method is raising some eyebrows.
Report: Chinese Hackers Attack U.S. Travel Industry
Hacks

Report: Chinese Hackers Attack U.S. Travel Industry

American Airlines and the reservation processing company Sabre Corp. have been targeted in the latest round of security breaches.
Laura Entis
The Netflix Perk That Could Change Everything: Weekly News
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The Netflix Perk That Could Change Everything: Weekly News

Plus: A beloved, hitchhiking robot learns you really can't trust humans.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
McDonald's Cuts Jobs as Restructuring Efforts Continue
McDonalds

McDonald's Cuts Jobs as Restructuring Efforts Continue

Last month, the fast food giant cut hundreds of positions in hopes to cut $300 million by the end of 2017.
Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation
Bitcoin

Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation

A judge ruled that bitcoins don't have the 'tangible qualities' needed to constitute owned property by Japanese law.
Microsoft Offers Up to $100,000 to People Who Identify Security Bugs
Microsoft

Microsoft Offers Up to $100,000 to People Who Identify Security Bugs

Having just released Windows 10, the tech giant is looking to pay out big bucks to bug hunters.
Benjamin Snyder
Apple Music Attracts 11 Million Customers During Trial Period
Apple Music

Apple Music Attracts 11 Million Customers During Trial Period

Nearly 2 million trial-period participants opted for the family plan, which costs $14.99 a month.
SEC Says Companies Must Share CEO-Employee Compensation Ratio With Investors
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SEC Says Companies Must Share CEO-Employee Compensation Ratio With Investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's new rules have been opposed by many trade groups.
How Will Netflix's New Unlimited Parental Leave Policy Work, Exactly?
Parents

How Will Netflix's New Unlimited Parental Leave Policy Work, Exactly?

It sounds great, but raises some questions.
Laura Entis
Apple Says It Has No Plans to Sell Mobile Services Directly to Consumers
Apple

Apple Says It Has No Plans to Sell Mobile Services Directly to Consumers

The company denied reports that it was testing a so-called mobile virtual network operator.
U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Net Neutrality Lawsuits in December
Net Neutrality

U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Net Neutrality Lawsuits in December

Opponents of the net neutrality rules sued the FCC this year, saying the commission violated regulations when it passed the rules.