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Key Elements of Controversial Podcasting Patent Revoked
Patents

Key Elements of Controversial Podcasting Patent Revoked

The U.S. Patent Office deemed claims concerning episodic content 'unpatentable.'
Trials, Tribulations and Tone Deafness Feed HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
Silicon Valley

Trials, Tribulations and Tone Deafness Feed HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Real-life events are parodied in this season's plot line.
PayPal, eBay to Stay Interdependent for Five Years After Split
Ecommerce

PayPal, eBay to Stay Interdependent for Five Years After Split

The two firms agreed that eBay would not reduce the volume of transactions it channels through PayPal.
Jeff Bezos Heats Up the Race to Space: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Jeff Bezos Heats Up the Race to Space: Your Weekly News Roundup

We share the Amazon founder's commercial space travel ambitions and why the strong dollar might soon pinch American businesses.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The 10 Biggest Tech Acquisitions of All Time (Infographic)
Acquisitions

The 10 Biggest Tech Acquisitions of All Time (Infographic)

Each of these deals saw the exchange of billions of dollars.
Jonathan Long
Hukkster Rises From the Dead as a Real-Time Retail Sales Alert Site
Ecommerce

Hukkster Rises From the Dead as a Real-Time Retail Sales Alert Site

Missing Hukkster? Hukk that. The defunct sale-tracking site is back, but is it better?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
NFL Names 41-Year-Old Mother of Three Its First Full-Time Female Referee
Hiring

NFL Names 41-Year-Old Mother of Three Its First Full-Time Female Referee

Having officiated games for nearly 20 years, Sarah Thomas says she's encountered surprisingly little resistance and never set out to be a trailblazer.
Geoff Weiss
Déjà Vu: Zynga Founder Returns as CEO
Executive shakeup

Déjà Vu: Zynga Founder Returns as CEO

Mark Pincus, who stepped down as CEO of the gaming company in 2013, is reclaiming the title.
Ari Levy
Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms
Economic Conditions

Strong Dollar Puts Pressure on 'Made in USA' Firms

The dollar's run-up over the past six months is pinching small exporters, who say they're facing pricing pressure and overseas competition.
Kate Rogers
Twitter's Shares Jump on Takeover Rumors
Mergers and Acquisitions

Twitter's Shares Jump on Takeover Rumors

At least one report says that the company has hired advisers to rebuff a takeover bid.
Cuba Says U.S. Companies Won't Get Preferential Treatment
Legal Center

Cuba Says U.S. Companies Won't Get Preferential Treatment

There won't be any special relationships once diplomatic relations are restored between the two countries.
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Tesla Says It Delivered a Record 10,030 Cars in the First Quarter
Tesla

Tesla Says It Delivered a Record 10,030 Cars in the First Quarter

Sales were up 55 percent over the same period last year.
CEOs From Apple, Yelp and Salesforce Slam New Law: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

CEOs From Apple, Yelp and Salesforce Slam New Law: Weekly News Roundup

In this week's news, Tim Cook and other tech leaders blast a controversial religious freedom bill and McDonald's boosts its breakfast game and more.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Google Fails to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit Over Google Wallet
Legal Issues

Google Fails to Dismiss Privacy Lawsuit Over Google Wallet

The tech giant has been accused of invading the privacy of users of its Google Wallet electronic payment service by sharing their personal information with outside app developers.