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Amazon Puts An End To Flash Ads

Amazon Puts An End To Flash Ads

Flash-related news isn’t usually good news for Flash these days. The most recent bit comes from Amazon, which announced that it is about to stop accepting Flash ads. The company had this to say on its Technical Guidelines page for Amazon Advertising (via Digiday): Beginning September 1, 2015, Amazon no longer accepts Flash ads on Amazon.com, AAP, and various IAB …

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Twitter Stock Falls Below IPO Price

Twitter Stock Falls Below IPO Price

For the first time ever, Twitter shares have fallen below the original IPO price. In November of 2013, Twitter priced its IPO at $26 a share. The company raised $1.8 billion in the offering, selling 70 million shares. The stock opened up at $45.10, 73.5% higher than the set price. Today, it fell below $26. Last month, Twitter reported its …

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Uber’s Background Checks Let Murderer, Sex Offenders, and Other Felons Through the Cracks, Say DAs

Uber’s Background Checks Let Murderer, Sex Offenders, and Other Felons Through the Cracks, Say DAs

Uber’s background checks are not working, according to two California District Attorneys. The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles have filed an update to a complaint originally filed in December. The suit’s overarching claim is that Uber has been continually misleading customers over the efficacy of its background checks. The amended complaints now contains specific allegations – most …

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Well, Here’s Some Good News For Email Marketers

Well, Here’s Some Good News For Email Marketers

Consumers are opening and engaging with emails more than they ever have before, a new study from Yesmail finds. Have you seen your open rates and email engagement increase in recent months? Let us know in the comments. A spokesperson for Yesmail tells WebProNews the study has “debunked the idea that email marketing is a dying tactic,” adding that the …

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Yelp Yanks Carly Fiorina’s TSA Review

Yelp Yanks Carly Fiorina’s TSA Review

Yelp is a place where people can go to bitch about restaurants, local businesses, and more. This week, Yelp became a place where people can go bitch about the government. Yelp recently announced that it had partnered up with the federal government to let federal agencies and offices claim their Yelp pages, read, and respond to their reviews. “We encourage …

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iPhone Users Can Now Use WhatsApp on the Web

iPhone Users Can Now Use WhatsApp on the Web

WhatsApp Web, the web app that lets you chat via WhatsApp on your desktop, has just added support for the iPhone. Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, and Nokia s40/s60 owners could already use WhatsApp Web, but this marks the first time it’s been available for iOS users. All you have to do to enable WhatsApp Web is to head over to …

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Uber Facing Another Lawsuit from Driver Who Claims Employee Status

Uber Facing Another Lawsuit from Driver Who Claims Employee Status

Uber is once again facing a lawsuit from a driver who says he should be treated as an employee, rather than an independent contractor. A Los Angeles man named Greg Fisher has sued Uber in California Northern District Court. He claims that Uber owes him unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime, and other damages. According to Fisher, Uber owes him this …

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LinkedIn Lookup Helps People Learn More About Their Coworkers

LinkedIn Lookup Helps People Learn More About Their Coworkers

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new app for businesses called LinkedIn Lookup aimed at helping people more easily find, learn about, and contact coworkers. The company says it learned earlier this year that about 30% of members who search for people on LinkedIn each month view their coworkers profiles and that 38% said their companies’ intranets are effective at …

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Yahoo Small Business Gets Name and Ownership Change

Yahoo Small Business Gets Name and Ownership Change

Yahoo announced that Yahoo Small Business is being rebranded as Luminate, and will belong to a new company called Aabaco Small Business, LLC, which is currently owned by Yahoo, but will become owned by Aabaco Holdings, Inc. when Aabaco is spun off from Yahoo to its shareholders. The spin-off was announced last month when Yahoo announced its SEC filing for …

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Government Agencies Get Yelp-Friendly

Government Agencies Get Yelp-Friendly

Yelp announced that it has entered into an agreement with the federal government to enable federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, read, and respond to reviews. That includes the TSA: “We encourage Yelpers to review any of the thousands of agency field offices, TSA checkpoints, national parks, Social Security Administration offices, landmarks and other places already listed …

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Amazon Is Testing a Package Pickup Service Called Flex

Amazon Is Testing a Package Pickup Service Called Flex

Amazon is reportedly testing a new service that would allow you to pick up your packages rather than sit at home waiting for them to arrive. Geekwire spotted a sign for something called “Amazon Flex” at a new Amazon facility in Seattle. “Welcome to Amazon Flex,” the sign reads. “Please take a ticket located behind you. Please look for your …

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Apple Music Sees 48% of Trialers Stop Using the Service, Says Study

Apple Music Sees 48% of Trialers Stop Using the Service, Says Study

There’s a new study out about Apple Music, and it suggests that a lot of people have given up on the company’s new streaming service. According to a MusicWatch survey of 5,000 US consumers, 48 percent of those who have tried Apple Music have stopped using the service. And only 11 percent of iOS users are using Apple Music. “In …

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