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Uber Could Soon Be Valued at $40 Billion Uber Could Soon Be Valued at $40 Billion

Uber could be valued at a staggering $35 to $40 billion after a new round of funding, according to a report. “T. Rowe Price Group Inc. is in discussions to be a new investor, said the people, who asked not …

Google-Backed SurveyMonkey Teams Up With Pew, Westat Google-Backed SurveyMonkey Teams Up With Pew, Westat

SurveyMonkey, one of the initial companies in Google Captial’s portfolio, announced that it has teamed up with Pew Research Center and Westat to “examine non-probability sampling and potential frameworks for measurement and evaluation.” The primary focus of the collaboration, SurveyMonkey …

Lyft Has Best Week Ever After Uber’s Run of Bad PR Lyft Has Best Week Ever After Uber’s Run of Bad PR

Uber hasn’t had a good few months, PR wise – and the past couple of weeks have been brutal. When one of your executives says that the company should start digging up dirt on journalists who criticize the company, well, …

Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive

Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership, which would see Dropbox integrations with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. Dropbox announced on Tuesday that the integrations are now here. Users can access Dropbox from Office apps, …

Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request

Microsoft has sued the IRS in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request. The company wants information related to an IRS investigation into its tax records as it conducts an audit. The audit focuses on a fee charged between …

YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs

Google announced that YouTube creators with at least 500 subscribers may get emails and in-product notifications enabling them to claim updated custom URLs. In these notifications, creators will see a few options based on the channel’s description, Google identity, and …

Netflix Getting New Show ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock Netflix Getting New Show ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock

Netflix announced late on Friday that it will premiere globally in March a new Tina Fey and Robert Carlock comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (pictured). It’s called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Netflix announced that it will be the exclusive home to …

Facebook At Work Reportedly Coming In January Facebook At Work Reportedly Coming In January

We recently learned that Facebook is testing a product called Facebook At Work, which would compete with the likes of LinkedIn, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Yammer, to name a few. This was actually first discussed back in June by …

Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France

Netflix only launched in France in September, but it already has some trouble on its hands in the country. France’s largest consumer defense organization, The Confederation for Consumption, Housing, Living and Environment (CLCV), has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the …

Yahoo Buys Cooliris, Which Includes BeamIt Yahoo Buys Cooliris, Which Includes BeamIt

Yahoo has acquired Cooliris, makers of the photo app of the same name as well as BeamIt. Cooliris announced the news on its website, where it said: Cooliris is passionate about creating fast, fluid mobile experiences for content and communication …

Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up

Redbox is raising its DVD rental price by 25%. The price, which has been $1.20 per night, will be raised to $1.50 per night starting December 2. The price for Blu-rays will go from $1.50 to $2.00 per night. Video …

Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

Microsoft announced the addition of Skype document chat to Office Online. It’s avaialble when you collaborate with others in real-time in Word or PowerPoint. To use it, click the Chat button. You can continue chats after leaving the document via …

Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return

A new report from The New York Post claims that Amazon is readying an ad-supported streaming video service, which would be separate from Amazon Prime Video. It seems like most of Amazon’s newer offerings are ultimately ways to get people …

Facebook Adds Stripe Benefits To FbStart Facebook Adds Stripe Benefits To FbStart

Facebook announced that it’s adding benefits provided by Stripe to FbStart, as well as launching a new site where members can manage their benefits and learn more about the program. Faceobook first announced FbStart at its f8 developer conference back …

Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel

Amazon is reportedly getting into the travel business, because why wouldn’t it? Travel industry news site Skift reports that the company is getting ready to launch its own travel service, which would feature booking at independent hotels and resorts near …

Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location

Last month, we learned that Amazon was planning to open a brick-and-mortar store across the street from the Empire State Building, and on the same street as the Macy’s flagship store. This was according to The Wall Street Journal, which …

Google Launches ‘Contributor’ To Get People To Pay For Publishers’ Content Google Launches ‘Contributor’ To Get People To Pay For Publishers’ Content

Google has a new product for publishers that enables them to receive payment from readers who would rather pay for content than see ads. It’s called Contributor by Google. The user chooses a monthly contribution from $1 to $3. When …

Walmart Tightens Price-Match Policy After People Gamed the System with Fake Amazon Listings Walmart Tightens Price-Match Policy After People Gamed the System with Fake Amazon Listings

Earlier this month, Walmart announced that it was going to start price matching online retailers like Amazon at all its US locations. Previously, Walmart had been price-matching some online prices in about half of its stores. It was only a …

Comcast Is Testing a Tracking Tool That Lets You Know Exactly When Your Technician Is Coming Comcast Is Testing a Tracking Tool That Lets You Know Exactly When Your Technician Is Coming

Comcast, the most-hated company in the nation’s most-hated industry, says it wants to be more specific about when its servicepeople are actually going to arrive at your house. In a corporate blog post titled Your Time Is Valuable; We Don’t …

Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping

Yelp has put together its top 20 list for cities to shop local for the holidays. The company recently commissioned a survey from Nielsen to find out about people’s plans for local holiday shopping. It found that eight in ten …

Steve Jobs Movie Dropped by Sony But May Find Life Elsewhere Steve Jobs Movie Dropped by Sony But May Find Life Elsewhere

It appears that Sony, like the rest of us, are sick and tired of waiting for the newest Steve Jobs movie to get off the ground. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures just dumped the project. If you haven’t been following …