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Yelp Aims To Better Deal With Duplicate Business Listings

Yelp Aims To Better Deal With Duplicate Business Listings

By Chris Crum May 27, 2015

Duplicate listings have proven to be a pretty big challenge for Yelp, the company revealed in a post on its engineering blog. It’s not an issue Yelp takes lightly, and it’s putting new measures in place to help deal with …

Dating Site Hack Exposes Users’ Sexual Preferences, Account Data Dating Site Hack Exposes Users’ Sexual Preferences, Account Data

Data breaches that reveal email address, usernames, passwords, and other account information are common and pretty serious in their own right – but when a hack reveals even more sensitive personal information it’s downright scary. According to a report from …

Your Security Questions Aren’t Providing Much Security Your Security Questions Aren’t Providing Much Security

Everyone’s favorite food is pizza, so when a site asks you to provide an answer for the security question What’s your favorite food, don’t say pizza. Providing answers to security questions is something we’re all very familiar with, as it’s …

Starbucks’ Music Experience Is Now Powered by Baristas with Spotify Starbucks’ Music Experience Is Now Powered by Baristas with Spotify

Coffee kingpin Starbucks and bane of Jay-Z’s existence Spotify have just announced a huge partnership to create a “first-of-its-kind music ecosystem.” What that means is that soon, the Starbucks music experience will be powered by Spotify – and more specifically, …

Apple Buys Yet Another Navigation Company Apple Buys Yet Another Navigation Company

It appears that Apple has made yet another acquisition in the location services area, snapping up a small GPS startup called Coherent Navigation. The purchase, first reported early Sunday, has been confirmed by Apple. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from …

Walmart Is Going After Amazon Prime Walmart Is Going After Amazon Prime

Walmart is planning to take a run at Amazon Prime by offering a fast delivery program that’s half the price. The news, first reported by The Information, was confirmed by a Walmart spokesperson. The program will roll out this summer, …

Uber Steals Google’s Head of Communications and Policy Uber Steals Google’s Head of Communications and Policy

Uber has scored another high-profile poach. Rachel Whetstone, who served as Google’s head of commutations and public policy, has jumped over to Uber. She’ll be replacing David Plouffe as Senior Vice President of policy and strategy. a job he took …

Netflix Gets Exclusive Rights To Mark Duplass FIlm ‘Creep’ [Report] Netflix Gets Exclusive Rights To Mark Duplass FIlm ‘Creep’ [Report]

Movie news blog JoBlo is reporting that Netflix has acquired exclusive worldwide streaming rights to horror-comedy film Creep from director Patrick Brice and co-written by Brice and Mark Duplass, who also stars in the film and co-produced it along with …

Facebook Pushes $15 Minimum Wage, Other Benefits for Cooks, Janitors, and Security Workers Facebook Pushes $15 Minimum Wage, Other Benefits for Cooks, Janitors, and Security Workers

Wage disparity is a problem everywhere but it might just be more visible in a place like Silicon Valley, where employees at tech companies often make six figures while those who support their very existence make much, much less. Facebook …

Email Subject Line Length: Does It Really Matter? Email Subject Line Length: Does It Really Matter?

There are a lot of components to a successful email marketing campaign, and one of those is an effective subject line. In fact, there are various sub-components of that. One is the length. Are longer or shorter subject lines more …

The AT&T/DirecTV Merger Will Likely Be Approved: Report The AT&T/DirecTV Merger Will Likely Be Approved: Report

It doesn’t appear that federal regulators are going to stand in the way of AT&T’s bid to acquire DirecTV. According to sources quoted in the Wall Street Journal both the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission are almost done …

Will AOL Get Rid Of The Huffington Post Under Verizon? Will AOL Get Rid Of The Huffington Post Under Verizon?

If you’ve been on the internet today, you probably know that Verizon is acquiring AOL, pending regulatory approval and closing conditions. While the announcement made no claims that AOL’s content properties would be spun off, reports at Re/code have suggested …

Verizon, Sprint Pay $158M for ‘Cramming’ Bogus Charges Verizon, Sprint Pay $158M for ‘Cramming’ Bogus Charges

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that Verizon and Sprint will pay a combined $158 million to settle “cramming” investigations, wherein the Commission found that the carriers were cramming unauthorized charges onto customers’ bills. The majority of such charges came …

Comcast’s 2Gbps Fiber Could Cost $300 a Month Comcast’s 2Gbps Fiber Could Cost $300 a Month

Comcast is in the process of rolling out a high-speed fiber network to compete with the likes of Google Fiber (and also municipalities with their own networks) – but the company has yet to reveal how much it’s going to …

Elon Musk: Story About Scolding Employee for Attending Birth “Total BS” Elon Musk: Story About Scolding Employee for Attending Birth “Total BS”

According to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, a claim that he once scolded an employee for missing a company event to witness the birth of his child is “total BS.” Musk is the subject of a new book, out …

Verizon Is Buying AOL For $4.4 Billion Verizon Is Buying AOL For $4.4 Billion

Verizon announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire AOL for $50 per share, in a deal valued at roughly $4.4 billion. Verizon is painting the acquisition as a “significant step in building digital and video platforms to drive …

‘Netflix Tax’ Proposed in Australia ‘Netflix Tax’ Proposed in Australia

Netflix is going to cost a little more in Australia. Treasurer Joe Hockey has confirmed reports that the new budget will include a plan to charge a 10 percent Goods and Services Tax on online services based outside of the …