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Women’s-Only Uber-Like Car Service Readies Launch, Could Face Tricky Legal Issues Women’s-Only Uber-Like Car Service Readies Launch, Could Face Tricky Legal Issues

If you asked a handful of women whether or not they feel 100 percent safe in taxis, Uber, or Lyft cars – I’m willing to bet the the predominant answer would be not really. Sure, the majority of the time …

Google Docs Makes Sharing Files Easier Google Docs Makes Sharing Files Easier

Google announced a new sharing experience for Google Docs aimed at making it easier to share your files with other people. You can still click the big “Share” button at the top of an open file lis usual, and you …

Here’s A Google Talk About Managing Your Stress Here’s A Google Talk About Managing Your Stress

Google recently hosted a talk from Gadadhara Pandi, an author, meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, and lecturer at Columbia University. Pandi talks about stress management for work-life balance – something we could probably all stand to be a little better at. …

Actress and Philanthropist Taylor Re׳ Lynn: Patron of Venice Biennale Actress and Philanthropist Taylor Re׳ Lynn: Patron of Venice Biennale

Actress Taylor Re׳ Lynn attends La Biennale di Venezia festivities perched rooftop enjoying canapés and the mesmerizing view overlooking the Canale Grande, Basilica di Santa Maria, and San Giorgio Maggiore Church. An avid supporter of the arts, Lynn says supporting …

Twitpic Will Shut Down September 25, Blames Twitter Twitpic Will Shut Down September 25, Blames Twitter

One of the most popular and Twitter-friendly image hosting sites around, Twitpic, is dead. Twitpic founder Noah Everett has announced that the service will be shutting down on September 25th. Why? Apparently, Twitter was threatening legal action. From the Twitpic …

Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit To Launch ‘Campaigns’ Offering Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit To Launch ‘Campaigns’ Offering

Hootsuite announced that it has acquired social campaigns platform Brightkit, which it is using to launch its own new offering called Hootsuite Campaigns. The acquisition actually took place in July, but is just now being announced. “Hootsuite Campaigns helps brands …

AOL Launches BBG Fund Focused On Women-Led Tech Start-Ups AOL Launches BBG Fund Focused On Women-Led Tech Start-Ups

AOL announced a new venture fund focused on early stage investments in women-led consumer internet start-ups, and appointed Susan Lyne to run it. It’s called the BBG Fund. The BBG Fund will make seed and Series A investments, focusing on …

Google’s Calico Partners With AbbVie, Will Open R&D Facility Google’s Calico Partners With AbbVie, Will Open R&D Facility

The ball is starting to get rolling with Google’s anti-aging company Calico. As reported recently, it now has a website, and today, the site added its first piece of news. Calico has partnered with AbbVie to co-invest in an R&D …

Amazon CFO Thomas Szkutak To Retire Amazon CFO Thomas Szkutak To Retire

Amazon announced on Wednesday that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Szkutak will retire from the company next June. He has been CFO since joining Amazon in 2002. Szkutak currently oversees the controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, …

Yelp ‘Extortion’ Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain Yelp ‘Extortion’ Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain

Yelp has emerged victorious from an extortion lawsuit, but the reasons why have done little to quell existing suspicions about its business practices. Various lawsuits have been filed against Yelp over the years, accusing the company of extorting small businesses …

Groupon Launches New Appointment Option Groupon Launches New Appointment Option

Groupon announced that it is giving local businesses a new time-based deals option that enables them to accept reservations or take appointments so they have more control over when customers actually show up. The complaint about a lack of control …

Netflix Gains Exclusive SVOD Rights To ‘Gotham’ Netflix Gains Exclusive SVOD Rights To ‘Gotham’

Netflix and Warner Bros. announced an agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription VOD home of the upcoming television series Gotham, which is set to debut on FOX on September 22nd. Netflix will get each season of the series …

Yelp Busts Businesses By Using Their ‘Private’ Messages As Evidence Of Fake Reviews Yelp Busts Businesses By Using Their ‘Private’ Messages As Evidence Of Fake Reviews

Yelp announced that it has released another round of Consumer Alerts on business pages. This time they’re dishing out a total of sixty-one alerts for businesses including dentists, hairdressers, plumbers, and car dealers. This time, Yelp reveals that it busted …

Netflix Announces ‘Hemlock Grove’ To Get One More Season Netflix Announces ‘Hemlock Grove’ To Get One More Season

Netflix announced today that it’s bringing Hemlock Grove back for one more season, which would mark the first of Netflix’s originals to be concluded. Hungry for more? #HemlockGrove returns for the Final Season. https://t.co/f5tf2O7sna — Hemlock Grove (@HemlockGrove) September 2, …

Google Enterprise Gets Name Change To ‘Google For Work’ Google Enterprise Gets Name Change To ‘Google For Work’

Google announced the rebranding of Google Enterprise to “Google for Work,” broadening the connotation of its workplace tools brand. Over the years, Google has significantly increased the amount of tools and products it offers for businesses of all sizes, so …

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Hits iOS [Updated] LinkedIn Sales Navigator Hits iOS [Updated]

Update: A LinkedIn spokesperson has informed us that the app went up prematurely, and that the company is still in the process of finalizing some of its functionality. They’ve removed the app, and plan on making it available in the …

Netflix May Get The Blacklist for a Whopping $2M an Episode Netflix May Get The Blacklist for a Whopping $2M an Episode

NBC’s Monday night drama The Blacklist has turned out to be a giant hit, and Netflix is reportedly prepared to pay a pretty penny to acquire its streaming rights. Deadline reports that Netflix has acquired the rights to The Blacklist …

Google Publisher Toolbar Adds New Analytics Integration Google Publisher Toolbar Adds New Analytics Integration

Google announced the launch of new Google Analytics integration into the Google Publisher Toolbar. This will enable AdSense publishers to easily access insights right from their site pages, like so: Google Analytics is now integrated by default, so you don’t …

Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates have both offered up $500,000 to The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, “a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working together to forge commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence.” The main common sense solution that alliance …

Salesforce Aims To Give Companies LinkedIn-Like Community Experience Salesforce Aims To Give Companies LinkedIn-Like Community Experience

Salesforce announced the launch of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud, which it says propels the company into the fast-growing $3.5 billion enterprise collaboration market. According to Salesforce, the offering enables companies to create their own trusted LinkedIn-like communities, which are connected …

Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO

Reacting to the news that ephemeral messaging app Snapchat was moving fast toward a $20 million investment from Kleiner Perkins at a $10 billion valuation, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is defending it – calling it “not absurd.” “Crazy growth, clear …