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Google Launches ‘Bring Your Local Business Online’ Video Series Google Launches ‘Bring Your Local Business Online’ Video Series

Google released a new series of videos under the banner “Bring Your Local Business Online”. They total thirty minutes, and give businesses advice for doing just that even without a website. Image via YouTube

Facebook WhatsApp Deal Is Officially Done Facebook WhatsApp Deal Is Officially Done

Facebook announced in February that it would be acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion pending regulatory approval. All necessary approvals have been granted, and roughly eight months later, the deal is now done. Last week, the deal cleared the big EU …

Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round At $6B Valuation Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round At $6B Valuation

There has been no official announcement so far, but according to a report from The New York Times, Square has raised a new $150 million round of funding, valuing the company at $6 billion. The report cites a person briefed …

Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead

Redbox Instant, which was once considered a possible threat to Netflix, is already shutting down less than two years after its launch. Of course it was really only considered a threat to Netflix before its launch, which was completely underwhelming …

HP Is Breaking Up Into Two Companies HP Is Breaking Up Into Two Companies

Last week, it was eBay announcing a break-up of its business with eBay and PayPal becoming two separate public companies. This week, it’s HP. Hewlett-Packard announced that it too will split up into two public companies – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and …

Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation

Yahoo is one of the backers that’s ready to throw out a funding round that values Snapchat at $10 billion, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal quotes the all-knowing and omnipresent “people familiar with the matter”, who claim that …

Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups

At its f8 developer conference in April, Facebook launched FbStart, a program aimed at supporting startups by offering them thousands of dollars worth of tools and services to help them get their apps to take off. The company opened up …

Good Eats Hits Netflix Alongside Other Food/Travel Shows Good Eats Hits Netflix Alongside Other Food/Travel Shows

Here’s some good news as you head into the weekend. Alton Brown’s instant-classic cooking/science show Good Eats is now on Netflix. For years, fans of the show have pestered Food Network, as well as Brown himself, to make this happen. …

Wakefield And Associates on the Importance of Attending Industry Conferences and Seminars Wakefield And Associates on the Importance of Attending Industry Conferences and Seminars

Commissioned News Story (Source: Wakefield and Associates) Accounts Receivable professionals recently gatheredĀ at a management seminarĀ in Chicago. ACA International, The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, hosts a variety of events, including a seminar where credit and accounts receivable professionals can …

Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing

Reuters reported last week that Facebook was set to win unconditional EU approval on its acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion, which the company announced in February. On Friday, the EU made it official. Commission Vice President in charge of …

JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack Big In Volume, But Not Sensitive Data, According To Bank JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack Big In Volume, But Not Sensitive Data, According To Bank

JPMorgan Chase, the largest banking institution in the U.S., revealed that 76 million household accounts and 7 million small business accounts were compromised in a recent cyberattack – an attack that was previously disclosed, but was much larger than first …

Angry Birds Movie Cast Revealed As Rovio Announces Layoffs Angry Birds Movie Cast Revealed As Rovio Announces Layoffs

Apparently, there’s still enough love for Angry Birds for Rovio and Sony to spend a pretty penny on talent for the upcoming Angry Birds animated feature film. The cast has been revealed, as it boasts names like Jason Sudeikis, Danny …

Adam Sandler/Netflix Deal Shows Reliance on Big Data Adam Sandler/Netflix Deal Shows Reliance on Big Data

Netflix is just getting started with this whole original movies thing. Sure, the once-DVD delivery company and future king of streaming has produced successful TV series like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. It’s also produced award-winning …

Netflix Signs Adam Sandler To Four-Picture Deal (Go On With The Chlorophyll) Netflix Signs Adam Sandler To Four-Picture Deal (Go On With The Chlorophyll)

Netflix announced that it has signed a deal with Adam Sandler, which will see him produce and star in four exclusive feature films for the company. Netflix is getting down to business in the movie industry now. Earlier this week, …

Netflix Announces Original King Kong Series Netflix Announces Original King Kong Series

Netflix announced a new original kids series in partnership with Arad Animation and 41 Entertainment called Kong – King of the Apes. The show comes from Executive Producer Avi Arad, who has produced numerous Marvel super hero movies from and …

NFL Blackout Rule Nixed by FCC, but Games Could Still Go Dark NFL Blackout Rule Nixed by FCC, but Games Could Still Go Dark

The Federal Communications Commission has made a huge move, eliminating the sports blackout rules that have been in place for nearly four decades. The rules, which prohibited cable and satellite providers from airing sports events which were blacked out in …

News Corp Is Acquiring Move In $950 Million Deal News Corp Is Acquiring Move In $950 Million Deal

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp announced it is acquiring real estate website Move for $950 million to facilitate the home rentals and sales in the U.S. REA Group Limited, which is over 60% owned by News Corp, plans to hold a …

What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You

Big news in the world of e-commerce. eBay announced that it will separate eBay and PayPal into two independent, publicly-trade companies next year. Do you expect each of these companies to thrive separately? Let us know what you think. Investor …

Netflix To Release First Original Feature Film, And It’s A Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel Netflix To Release First Original Feature Film, And It’s A Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel

Netflix and The Weinstein Company have taken their relationship to the next level, signing a deal to release the first Netflix original feature film. First Netflix original film will premiere on IMAX and #Netflix on the same day. #CTHD via …

Google Capital Backs InnoLight, Its 9th Company Google Capital Backs InnoLight, Its 9th Company

Google Capital, along with Lightspeed China Partners, co-led a Series C round of funding totaling $38 million into InnoLight Technology, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. This would be Google Capital’s first investment in China. InnoLight …

Uber Driver Reportedly Smashed a Passenger’s Head with a Hammer Uber Driver Reportedly Smashed a Passenger’s Head with a Hammer

It’s Monday, and on-demand car service Uber is facing another PR nightmare after a driver in San Francisco allegedly smashed a passenger in the side of the head with a hammer. The incident happened last week, and the San Francisco …