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Former Groupon CEO Eats Ice Cream Alone In San Francisco Former Groupon CEO Eats Ice Cream Alone In San Francisco

Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason (arguably one of the most entertaining CEOs of our time) gave us an update about what he’s been up to on Twitter. As you may know, after departing the company, he put out …

Should Yelp Be Worried About Amazon? Should Yelp Be Worried About Amazon?

This week, Reuters reported that Amazon is readying the launch of a new local services marketplace, which would not only compete with large chain stores, but also with local review sites like Yelp. Many businesses in a variety of spaces …

Priceline Buys OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash Priceline Buys OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash

One booking and accommodations company has agreed to acquire another, as travel and hotel site Priceline is buying restaurant reservation purveyors OpenTable. The acquisition is for $103 per share, an all-cash purchase valued at $2.6 billion. “OpenTable is a great …

Google Apps Vault Gets New Privacy, Security Feature Google Apps Vault Gets New Privacy, Security Feature

Google launched Apps Vault for Apps for Business customers about two years ago. It’s aimed at helping businesses reduce costs of litigation, regulatory investigation, and compliance. It’s not a product that gets a lot of headline-grabbing updates, but Google has …

Intuit Launches New QuickBooks Mac App Intuit Launches New QuickBooks Mac App

Intuit just announced a new QuickBooks app for Mac, offering a native desktop experience for Mac-using small businesses, which takes advantage of QuickBooks’ cloud offerings. ‚ÄúSmall business owners who use a Mac can now access the power of the QuickBooks …

Bing: It’s Taking Us Some Time To Build A ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Bing: It’s Taking Us Some Time To Build A ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool

Most of the whole “right to be forgotten” storyline has been focused on Google as it has always been at the center of the story, but don’t forget, the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union …

Google Launches ‘Google My Business’ Dashboard, App Google Launches ‘Google My Business’ Dashboard, App

Google just launched Google My Business, which it describes as a way for you to “find and connect with your people, wherever you are.” More importantly it helps people find your business. The offering simply brings together various ways Google …

Toyota Recalls 650,000 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

Today, Toyota announced an expansion to a recall which originally occurred in April 2013. The newly expanded recall affects an additional 650,000 vehicles in Japan, bringing the overall total to 2.27 million vehicles over the past year. The recall deals …

Gartner: Businesses Must Rethink Information Infrastructures For Wearables Gartner: Businesses Must Rethink Information Infrastructures For Wearables

Gartner has a new report out called “Adapt Your Information Infrastructure in the Age of Consumer-Centric Mobile Apps”. The firm predicts that most mobile apps will sync, collect, and analyze deep data about users and their social graphs by next …

Infographic Illustrates Online Buying Habits Infographic Illustrates Online Buying Habits

Havas PR put out an infographic based on some interesting data from its “Prosumer Report,” looking at consumers’ online buying habits and behavior. For example, only 12% of those surveyed didn’t make any online purchases in the past year. Roughly …

Amazon Reportedly Readying Local Services Marketplace Amazon Reportedly Readying Local Services Marketplace

Amazon is reportedly going to launch a new local services marketplace later in the year, which would simultaneously compete with review sites like Yelp and home improvement chains like Lowe’s and Home Depot. This is according to Reuters, which cites …

Google Officially Acquiring Skybox Imaging Google Officially Acquiring Skybox Imaging

A couple weeks ago, we heard rumors that Google was on the verge of acquiring Skybox Imaging, a satellite company, for over $1 billion. While the price is only $500 million, both companies did finally announce the acquisition. Google said …

GoDaddy Files for a $100 Million IPO GoDaddy Files for a $100 Million IPO

In 2006, web hosting company GoDaddy.com decided it was time to file for an initial public offering (IPO). However, it quickly changed its mind after learning that it would have to take a 50 percent haircut (a loss on the …

CIOs Concerned With Skills Shortage, Talent Retention CIOs Concerned With Skills Shortage, Talent Retention

Harvey Nash recently released its 2014 CIO survey of over 3,200 chief information officers and technology leaders from across over thirty countries, with a combined tech spend of over $160 billion. It found that investment in new technology is growing …

Businesses Not Delivering On Customers’ Social Media Expectations Businesses Not Delivering On Customers’ Social Media Expectations

A recent study from Amdocs found social media to be an emerging channel of preference for consumers seeking customer-care assistance. Customers want to be helped through Twitter and Facebook, but they expect quick, personalized responses. Frankly, businesses aren’t delivering. The …

Instagram Ads Going Global ‘Later This Year’ Instagram Ads Going Global ‘Later This Year’

On the heels of what the company is calling a very successful ad rollout in the US, Instagram has announced that they plan on taking their new ads global very soon. According to Instagram, they will build on their “momentum” …

GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again

Set to go public, GoDaddy has filed its S1 with the SEC, proposing an initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. Rumors had been heating up earlier this year that the company would move ahead with …

Elon Musk Wants to Standardize Supercharger Market Elon Musk Wants to Standardize Supercharger Market

Elon Musk, co-founder of companies such as PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX (and sometimes known as the modern-day Tony Stark, aka Iron Man), has has fulfilled his promise of “doing something fairly significant on this front which would be kind …

Why Some Businesses Are Unsatisfied With LinkedIn Showcase Pages Why Some Businesses Are Unsatisfied With LinkedIn Showcase Pages

A couple months ago, LinkedIn killed the Products & Services tab on Company pages, and upset a fair amount of companies. LinkedIn suggested that businesses use its Showcase Pages instead, but some simply don’t think this approach works so well. …

Nguyen Duc Kien Jailed for 30 Years Due to Fraud

On Monday, a Vietnamese court sentenced Nguyen Duc Kien to 30 years in a state prison for his role in a series of financial scams which robbed people and corporations of more than $1.1 billion – an act which was …

Square Register Gets Invoicing Feature Square Register Gets Invoicing Feature

Square announced that it has added Square Invoices to its register service so sellers can “get paid fast” with free unlimited invoices. There is no monthly fee. “Now sellers can accept payments in person, online in Square Market, and through …