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Red Lobster Sold For $2.1 Billion Red Lobster Sold For $2.1 Billion

Darden Restaurants, the parent company behind restaurants such as Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, today announced that it has sold Red Lobster. Ownership of the seafood restaurant will be transferred to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion. …

Here’s Why Pinterest’s New Funding Is Good News For Your Business Here’s Why Pinterest’s New Funding Is Good News For Your Business

Pinterest has reportedly raised a new $200 million round of funding, valuing the company at $5 billion. Investors are apparently impressed with the direction the already popular visual social media site is taking, which includes new native ads and enhancements …

Advice On Sales Pipeline Management From Google Partners Advice On Sales Pipeline Management From Google Partners

Google is sharing a video featuring C.J. Hayden and Kristine Carey from Get Clients Now discussing sales pipeline management. “As a business owner you know it can be challenging to get customers, follow up on leads, make sales pitches, and …

Sage Launches New ERP X3 Version Sage Launches New ERP X3 Version

Sage announced the launch of the new Sage ERP X3 version 7 solution aimed at helping companies in new customers, reduce operating costs, and grow revenue. This version has a completely redesigned web and mobile experience. The new version features …

MOSO Launches New Version Of Xmplify XML Editor MOSO Launches New Version Of Xmplify XML Editor

MOSO recently released version 1.5.0 of the Xmplify XML Editor for Mac OS X. The Australian company built the editor specifically for Mac OS X 10.6, and says it provides a fully XML-aware editing environment with DTD and XML Schema-based …

Shutterfly Congratulates You on Your Non-Existent New Baby Shutterfly Congratulates You on Your Non-Existent New Baby

Popular photo printing company Shutterfly has learned the dangers of mass emails the hard way, and has been forced to apologize after congratulating a bunch of new parents on their recent bundles of joy. What’s wrong with congratulating new parents …

Yelp Equates Asking For Reviews To Spam Yelp Equates Asking For Reviews To Spam

Yelp announced on Wednesday that it has issued a new round of Consumer Alerts, the warnings that appear on businesses’ Yelp pages informing users that they’re not to be trusted. The company didn’t say how many it issued this time …

Adobe Announces A Bunch Of New Marketing Features Adobe Announces A Bunch Of New Marketing Features

Adobe made a handful of announcements related to predictive marketing and real-time customer engagement to grow its digital marketing business, which it says surpassed $1 billion in revenue in 2013. First, Adobe announced Marketing Cloud Exchange, a new core service …

Yahoo Buys Blink, Will Shut It Down Yahoo Buys Blink, Will Shut It Down

Yahoo has acquired Blink, one of those “self-destructing chat” apps. The app, however, is going away, as Yahoo takes the talent behind it. We're excited to announce that Blink is now part of Yahoo! Thanks to all of our users. …

Yelp Launches New Reservations Tool Yelp Launches New Reservations Tool

Yelp announced the launch of a new free tool for businesses to let customers book reservations online. The tool, called Yelp Reservations, follows the company’s acquisition of SeatMe last year. For now, it’s available for businesses in the restaurant and …

Yelp Calls On Small Businesses To Help Them Come Up With Ideas Yelp Calls On Small Businesses To Help Them Come Up With Ideas

Yelp has put a call out for new members of the Yelp Small Business Advisory Council. Any local business owner is encouraged to apply. Members participate in an annual summit at Yelp’s headquarter, provide input on products under development, brainstorm …

India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly launched a new antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices following a complaint that Google allegedly blocked a business’ ads because it competed with one of Google’s own Helpouts business. Google launched Helpouts last …

Square Gives Businesses New Feedback Tool For $10 Per Month Square Gives Businesses New Feedback Tool For $10 Per Month

Square announced a new product called Square Feedback, which it says turns digital receipts into a “powerful channel between buyers and sellers”. What it does is ask users to show whether they had a good or bad experience at the …

Don’t Get Your Brand Muted On Twitter Don’t Get Your Brand Muted On Twitter

After testing the feature for a while, Twitter announced the launch of its new Mute feature on Monday. It’s in the process of rolling out, so you should get it within the next few weeks if you don’t already have …

AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away

Earlier this month, reports indicated that AT&T was considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal that would be worth at least $40 billion. The merger would create a entity that would serve roughly 26 million subscribers. At the time, there was …

Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed …

Google May Have To Delete Search Results When Requested Google May Have To Delete Search Results When Requested

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Google and other search engines must delete search results at people’s request in some cases, and it’s up to the search engines to determine when to comply. If an …

FairSearch Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Google AdSense FairSearch Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Google AdSense

The FairSearch Coalition, a group of Google competitors, which frequently complains to government agencies about Google’s business practices, is now calling for a criminal investigation into the company’s AdSense business. This stems from allegations recently posted to Pastebin by someone …

Google Analytics Behavior Flow Gets Content Grouping Google Analytics Behavior Flow Gets Content Grouping

Google announced the addition of Content Groupings support in the Behavior Flow in Google Analytics. Content Grouping, if you’ve never used it, lets you group content in a way that reflects how you think about your site, and view/compare aggregated …

Hillshire Farm Buys Pinnacle Foods For $6.6 Billion Hillshire Farm Buys Pinnacle Foods For $6.6 Billion

Hillshire Brands, the food company behind Jimmy Dean Sausages, Ball Park hot dogs, and Sara Lee frozen pies, today announced that it will be acquiring food company Pinnacle Foods. Hillshire will acquire all outstanding shares of Pinnacle stock for approximately …

Square Replaces Wallet App With Square Order Square Replaces Wallet App With Square Order

Square has pulled Square Wallet from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, reportedly killing the service in favor of a new app called Square Order. Square Wallet, which never gained much traction with consumers, is indeed gone from the app …