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Report: Amazon to Shutter Webstore, Its Ecommerce Platform for Small Businesses
Ecommerce

Report: Amazon to Shutter Webstore, Its Ecommerce Platform for Small Businesses

Users of Amazon Webstore have received letters from the company stating the service will be ending in July of next year.
Geoff Weiss
The Best and Worst Airlines for Customer Experience
Airlines

The Best and Worst Airlines for Customer Experience

JetBlue is getting a lot of love. Spirit Airways? Not so much.
Laura Entis
Shake-ups at Google, Uber and Your SXSW Roundup: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Shake-ups at Google, Uber and Your SXSW Roundup: Weekly News Roundup

Two tech giants see c-level shake-ups and what you missed from SXSW.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Angry Birds Maker Bets on Animated Movie as Profit Drops
Angry Birds

Angry Birds Maker Bets on Animated Movie as Profit Drops

Finnish mobile games company Rovio has its hopes on a costly 3-D movie project.
GoDaddy's IPO Could Value the Company at Up to $2.87 Billion
IPO

GoDaddy's IPO Could Value the Company at Up to $2.87 Billion

The web hosting company's shares are expected to be priced between $17 and $19 each.
Uber Cars Have Overtaken Yellow Taxis in New York City
Uber

Uber Cars Have Overtaken Yellow Taxis in New York City

The embattled ridesharing startup is making a dent in the Big Apple.
Nina Zipkin
T-Mobile Offers Businesses Promotions, Cheap Data Plans
T-Mobile

T-Mobile Offers Businesses Promotions, Cheap Data Plans

Hoping to compete with competitors like Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile is creating deals for business that include GoDaddy.com domains and family discounts.
Big Brands Form Mega Customer Loyalty Program
Loyalty Programs

Big Brands Form Mega Customer Loyalty Program

With participants including Macy's, Rite Aid and more, the coalition could shake up traditional rewards programs in the U.S.
Phil Wahba
Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims
Legal Issues

Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims

A federal appeals court ruled that Xbox owners in the U.S. can indeed sue for damages as a group.
Microsoft Is Planning to Phase Out Internet Explorer
Rebranding

Microsoft Is Planning to Phase Out Internet Explorer

The tech giant is moving away from the ill-loved brand in favor of a new browser codenamed Project Spartan.
Nina Zipkin
Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content
Regulations

Facebook Announces New Policies Regarding Names, Nudity and Controversial Content

Regulating shares among its 1.4 billion users across the world can be a slippery slope, the social network said.
Geoff Weiss
Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem
SXSW 2015

Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem

At SXSW, the company unveiled a phone-based, password-free login.
Carly Okyle
All About Apple: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

All About Apple: Your Weekly News Roundup

Highlights from the tech giant's 'Spring Forward' event and more.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors
Legal Issues

Uber, Lyft Rebuffed in Bids to Deem Drivers Independent Contractors

The popular ride-hailing apps failed to persuade separate U.S. judges to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees.