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Salesforce to Buy Document-Editing Startup for Millions
Salesforce

Salesforce to Buy Document-Editing Startup for Millions

Document-editing startup Quip will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Salesforce once the deal closes.
SolarCity Accepts Tesla's $2.6 Billion Offer, Both Shares Fall
SolarCity

SolarCity Accepts Tesla's $2.6 Billion Offer, Both Shares Fall

Some analysts are skeptical that combining Tesla and SolarCity will yield a quick turnaround.
Richard Branson Is Now Closer to Flying You Into Space
Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson Is Now Closer to Flying You Into Space

The company has not yet announced a date for the start of passenger flights but is selling tickets for a ride aboard SpaceShipTwo at $250,000 a seat. Commercial service is not expected to debut before 2017.
Employees Are 'Exhausted' by the Constant Need to Check Email After Hours, Study Finds
Email

Employees Are 'Exhausted' by the Constant Need to Check Email After Hours, Study Finds

It's almost considered sacrilegious today to leave work at the end of your workday or (for shame!) on a Friday and simply not check your work email again until you return the office during normal working hours.
Julie Bort
Apple Drops the Gun Emoji for a Friendlier Water Pistol
Emoji

Apple Drops the Gun Emoji for a Friendlier Water Pistol

This is part of the company's emoji update for iOS 10.
Theranos CEO Faces Critics, Presents New Product Plans
Theranos

Theranos CEO Faces Critics, Presents New Product Plans

Those technologies included a new 'minilab' product that can run a broad range of tests on a single desktop machine.
Apple to Supreme Court: Let's End This Samsung Patent Fight
Apple

Apple to Supreme Court: Let's End This Samsung Patent Fight

Apple's lawyers argue that Samsung stole Apple's patents and should end its court appeal.
Didi's Dominance Over Uber in China Offers a Roadmap for Ride-Hailing Rivals
Uber

Didi's Dominance Over Uber in China Offers a Roadmap for Ride-Hailing Rivals

The two companies on Monday confirmed the sale of Uber China to its bigger rival, ending a two-year, money-losing effort to break into one of the world's toughest markets.
Do You Really Need a Non-Compete Agreement?
Contracts

Do You Really Need a Non-Compete Agreement?

If your contract covers employees who have no access to trade secrets, you may want to reconsider.
Matt Straz
Kanye West to Apple: Buy Tidal Already
Apple

Kanye West to Apple: Buy Tidal Already

The rap mogul has taken to Twitter to convince Apple to acquire music streaming service Tidal.
Amazon Wins Patent for Smarter Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Amazon

Amazon Wins Patent for Smarter Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Most sounds, you don't need to hear; some sounds, you need to hear, and Amazon's patent describes smarter headphones that could flip noise cancelling on and off depending on what's around you.
After Bruising China Battle, Uber Cedes to Rival Didi
Uber

After Bruising China Battle, Uber Cedes to Rival Didi

China last week issued guidelines that establish a long-awaited framework for the booming ride-hailing industry and remove uncertainty for firms such as Didi and Uber.
SolarCity Agrees to $2.6 Billion Buyout Offer From Tesla
Tesla

SolarCity Agrees to $2.6 Billion Buyout Offer From Tesla

The combined entity would sell solar panels, home battery storage systems and electric cars under a single brand.
Clinton Secures Mark Cuban's Endorsement
Mark Cuban

Clinton Secures Mark Cuban's Endorsement

Cuban had spoken with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta several times in recent weeks and called him on Thursday to say he was ready to endorse Clinton, a campaign aide said.