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This U.S. City Just Made an Unusual Move to Compete With Uber
Regulations

This U.S. City Just Made an Unusual Move to Compete With Uber

Long Beach, Calif., became the first major U.S. city to ease taxi regulations in the face of competition from ridesharing services.
Geoff Weiss
Airlines Are Freeing Up More Frequent Flier Seats
Airlines

Airlines Are Freeing Up More Frequent Flier Seats

This is something frustrated fliers will find hard to believe, but it appears to be true.
Phil LeBeau
Employee Says She Was Fired for Refusing to Be Tracked 24/7
News and trends

Employee Says She Was Fired for Refusing to Be Tracked 24/7

The attorney filing the suit says she foresees a legal trend around privacy and productivity tracking.
Nina Zipkin
At the NewFronts, 34 Digital Media Giants Divulge Plans for the Future of Online Video
Video

At the NewFronts, 34 Digital Media Giants Divulge Plans for the Future of Online Video

From YouTube to Yahoo to Buzzfeed and beyond, here's what's on the programmatic tap for 2015.
Geoff Weiss
Verizon to Buy AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal
Acquisitions

Verizon to Buy AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal

The acquisition gives the biggest U.S. wireless carrier access to AOL's mobile video platform and content including the Huffington Post news website.
Chinese Billionaire Treats 6,400 Employees to a Free Vacation in France
Employee Benefits

Chinese Billionaire Treats 6,400 Employees to a Free Vacation in France

Tiens CEO Li Jinyuan just took employee appreciation to a whole new level.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Alibaba's CEO Stepped Down: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Why Alibaba's CEO Stepped Down: Weekly News Roundup

The e-commerce giant is shaking up its leadership strategy.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Hedge Fund Mogul: Warren Buffett Is a 'Hypocrite'
Warren Buffett

Hedge Fund Mogul: Warren Buffett Is a 'Hypocrite'

Daniel Loeb is known in investment circles for his sharp tongue and top returns
Whole Foods to Launch a Less Expensive, Millennial-Friendly Chain
Millennials

Whole Foods to Launch a Less Expensive, Millennial-Friendly Chain

The organic grocer promises its new retail concept will be unlike anything that currently exists.
Kate Taylor
IBM, Facebook Team Up on Marketing Analytics Mashup
Collaborating

IBM, Facebook Team Up on Marketing Analytics Mashup

The goal is to drive personalized campaigns, both on the social network and across other digital channels.
While Subscription Services Are on Fire, Flash Sales Are Fizzling (Infographic)
Subscription Businesses

While Subscription Services Are on Fire, Flash Sales Are Fizzling (Infographic)

The trajectories of the two business models diverged sharply over the past couple years, although both continue to struggle with customer retention.
Laura Entis
Apple's Beats Music Draws Antitrust Scrutiny Over Deals With Record Labels
Antitrust

Apple's Beats Music Draws Antitrust Scrutiny Over Deals With Record Labels

The iPhone maker prepares to debut a new version of the Beats Music streaming service.
Tinder's Sean Rad: 'Who We Are as a Company Isn't Necessarily About a Swipe'
Tinder

Tinder's Sean Rad: 'Who We Are as a Company Isn't Necessarily About a Swipe'

The president of the popular dating app hinted at the company's future.
Nina Zipkin
JetBlue Flights Are About to Get a Lot More Entertaining
Streaming

JetBlue Flights Are About to Get a Lot More Entertaining

Thanks to Amazon. Here's why.