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Square Reportedly Files for IPO

Square Reportedly Files for IPO

Has payments company Square secretly filed to go public? That’s the word from Bloomberg, which quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter. Square was said to be gearing up for this for the past few months, with reports last month indicating the move was imminent. In reality, talks about a Square IPO have been floating around for years. Square’s …

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Instagram’s New Focus on Search Should Excite Marketers

Instagram’s New Focus on Search Should Excite Marketers

In 2013, boasting a little under 100 million users, Instagram finally decided to pay some attention to its web presence. The social network updated its barebones website to finally offer the ability to browse your feed. Before that, Instagram on the web only allowed you to look at user profiles and like photos. Since then, it’s been adding more and …

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Here’s What’s About to Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About to Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. It’s a short list this week, but it contains a few Netflix originals – including the highly-anticipated Wet Hot American Summer series. …

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Bison Selfie Turns Ugly for Woman at Yellowstone

Bison Selfie Turns Ugly for Woman at Yellowstone

When deciding whether or not to take a selfie with a wild animal, you gotta do some risk-reward calculations. Is taking a selfie with a bison worth the risk? I don’t know, it’s not that cool. But hey, if you want to risk it … Don’t be like this 43-year-old mom, who was unable to surreptitiously snap the photo before …

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Starbucks Offers Rewards Points to Lyft Riders and Drivers

Starbucks Offers Rewards Points to Lyft Riders and Drivers

Starbucks and Lyft have just announced a partnership that will see both riders and drivers earning rewards points for using Lyft. There are basically four major aspects of the partnership. First, My Starbucks Rewards members will earn stars (reward points) for taking Lyft rides. Second, Lyft drivers will be given the option to become My Starbucks Rewards loyalty program gold …

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Twitter Lets Advertisers Target Around Big Events

Twitter Lets Advertisers Target Around Big Events

For years, Twitter has shined during big events – whether they be scheduled events like The Oscars, Super Bowl, or Grammys, or breaking news. Twitter’s fine for the mundane day-to-day, but when something big is happening, more people flock to Twitter to see what everyone (friends and the famous) are saying. It makes sense then, that Twitter would allow marketers …

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Amazon Has a Credit Card That Gives Prime Members 5% Cash Back

Amazon Has a Credit Card That Gives Prime Members 5% Cash Back

Did you know that Amazon has a credit card that gives Prime members an extra little something for every purchase? Probably not, as Amazon has not really advertised it or even put out a press release or anything. Re/code just spotted it last week. Amazon has offered its Amazon.com Store Card since March, but recently the company added an additional …

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Uber, de Blasio Strike Deal That Ends Plan for Driver Cap

Uber, de Blasio Strike Deal That Ends Plan for Driver Cap

The war is long from over, but it looks like at least one battle between Uber and the Bill de Blasio administration has reached a ceasefire. For now. Just days before the New York City Council was set to vote on a proposal that would cap Uber, putting a freeze on new drivers, the two have reached an agreement of …

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Twitter, Which Employs 70% Men, Threw a ‘Frat Party’

Twitter, Which Employs 70% Men, Threw a ‘Frat Party’

It’s probably not a big deal for a Twitter team to get together and play some beer pong. Maybe in another climate, it wouldn’t even be a big deal to call said party a “frat party”. But when all of Silicon Valley, itself included, is facing criticism for a severe problem with gender diversity – it’s probably not the best …

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YouTube on Android Is Making Crappy Vertical Videos More Bearable

YouTube on Android Is Making Crappy Vertical Videos More Bearable

Do you watch or upload a lot of videos on YouTube? Are you sickened by what you see on a daily basis? Do you ever get so frustrated with video orientation that you often hurl your phone across the room in a blinding rage? Vertical Video Syndrome (VVS) is a condition that affects one in every two people. Symptoms include, …

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Others Demand Specific Privacy Rules for ISPs

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Others Demand Specific Privacy Rules for ISPs

In order to obtain the necessary services that the country’s various internet service providers offer, Americans must give up a lot of personal information. And what those companies do with said information should be a concern of every single American. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and seven other Senators have asked the FCC to implement some specific rules concerning how broadband …

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Bing, Like Google, Will Now Yank Revenge Porn Results

Bing, Like Google, Will Now Yank Revenge Porn Results

Microsoft has joined Google in taking a stand against revenge porn. The company has announced that upon request, it will pull search results from Bing that direct users to sexually explicit content shared without the subject’s consent. It’ll also remove content from OneDrive and Xbox Live. “Much needs to be done to address the problem. As a first step, we …

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