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Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf? Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf?

It’s possible that Google and Uber, two companies which, at least historically, have been friendly, are developing a bit of a rivalry. Uber has announced a “strategic partnership” with Carnegie Mellon University that will see the creation of the “Uber …

Amazon Prime Turns 10, Celebrates ‘Tens of Millions’ of Members Amazon Prime Turns 10, Celebrates ‘Tens of Millions’ of Members

Wanna feel old? Amazon Prime, the company’s premium subscription service that offers customers free two-day shipping on millions of products, is now a decade old. Amazon debuted the service in February of 2005. The company is celebrating the birthday by …

Netflix To Offer $1 Billion In Senior Notes As It Continues Content Expansion Netflix To Offer $1 Billion In Senior Notes As It Continues Content Expansion

Netflix just announced that it will offer a billion dollars in senior notes through an offering to qualified institutional buyers. Proceeds will be used for content acquisition, among other things. “The interest rate, redemption provisions, maturity date and other terms …

Jack Dorsey Tweets Praise For Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Tweets Praise For Twitter CEO

On Thursday, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey unleashed a series of tweets about Twitter’s place in the world, and showed support for CEO Dick Costolo, who has been under fire from some investors and analysts of late. Some are calling for …

Google Analytics Lets You More Easily Analyze Patterns In Search Queries Google Analytics Lets You More Easily Analyze Patterns In Search Queries

Google announced a new query word count dimension for AdWords search queries in Google Analytics. This will enable users to more easily analyze patterns without having to manually classify them. Google announced the update in a Google+ post: Earlier this …

Uber Sued by Woman Who Accused Driver of Rape in Delhi Uber Sued by Woman Who Accused Driver of Rape in Delhi

In December, an Uber driver in India was arrested after a female passenger accused him of rape. Now, that passenger is suing Uber – in a US federal court. The woman, who is still unidentified, is demanding unspecified damages. She …

Forever 21 Accused of Stealing Photoshop, Faces Lawsuit from Adobe Forever 21 Accused of Stealing Photoshop, Faces Lawsuit from Adobe

Adobe, makers of Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and more, is suing clothing retailer Forever 21 for “willful, intentional, and malicious” copyright infringement by using unauthorized copies of its products. Joining Adobe in the suit is Autodesk and Corel. “Plaintiffs are informed …

Amazon Prime Grew 53% Last Year Despite Price Hike Amazon Prime Grew 53% Last Year Despite Price Hike

According to Amazon, membership to its premium subscription service, Amazon Prime, saw no ill-effects from the rather significant price hike it received last spring. Worldwide Prime membership grew 53% in 2014, and US membership grew 50%, said CEO Jeff Bezos …

Comcast Calls Customer ‘Asshole Brown’ on Bill, Continues to Win Hearts and Minds Comcast Calls Customer ‘Asshole Brown’ on Bill, Continues to Win Hearts and Minds

Let’s say you’re Comcast. Let’s say, just for argument’s sake, that you’re the most-hated company in America. Let’s say that you’ve been the most-hated company in America for years now. Let’s say that the past year has been one long …

Facebook’s New Super Bowl Hub Will Make Sure You See Some Stuff About the Super Bowl on Sunday Facebook’s New Super Bowl Hub Will Make Sure You See Some Stuff About the Super Bowl on Sunday

Facebook, unsure if you’ll see anything about the Super Bowl in the days leading up to Sunday, has created a dedicated page for all things Big Game. Because it’s nearly impossible to find anything out there about the Super Bowl, …

IBM Denies Rumors of Huge Layoffs IBM Denies Rumors of Huge Layoffs

IBM will be cutting jobs – that’s not up in the air. The company announced this in its latest earnings report. But just how many jobs will be lost? IBM is flatly refuting recent reports that it plans to lay …

Yelp Slaps 85 Businesses With Consumer Alerts Yelp Slaps 85 Businesses With Consumer Alerts

Yelp just announced that it’s releasing a new round of Consumer Alerts, slapping big warnings on top of the pages of 85 businesses. These businesses, Yelp says, are either attempting to buy or offer rewards for positive reviews or have …

Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, which provides software and services for statistical computing and predictive analytics programming language “R”. Microsoft says it will use the acquisition to help companies take advantage of R and data …

Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015 Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a whole bunch of Windows 10 stuff. The fun continues on Thursday with the company showing off the next version of Microsoft Office. The Windows announcement included Office universal apps, which the company said would offer …

Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time

Last week, we got our first look at Facebook at Work, the company’s new attempt at a business version of Facebook, mainly targeting the enterprise (at least for now). It lets workers stay up to date with what’s new and …

46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California 46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California

Apparently you really need to live in California to have a great selection of places to eat. That’s what Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. would have you believe anyway. 46 out of 100 of them are …

Uber Continues to Raise Tons of Money Uber Continues to Raise Tons of Money

Someone just gave Uber a bunch of money, again. Bloomberg reports that the on-demand car company has just raised $1.6 billion in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs’ wealth management clients. Bloomberg has the specifics on the deal: The bond Uber …

Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds …

Netflix Wants to Take Over the World by 2017 Netflix Wants to Take Over the World by 2017

By 2017, Netflix thinks it can complete its global expansion and be in 200 countries around the world. That’s the lofty goal outlined by CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells in the company’s latest letter to shareholders. The company …

Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday

Netflix just reported its Q4 earnings with a record 13 million new members in 2014, compared to 11.1 million in 2013. The company now has a grand total of 57.4 million members. It added 4.33 million members in Q4 alone. …

Lyft Ditches Pink, Furry Mustache for Pink, Glowing Mustache Lyft Ditches Pink, Furry Mustache for Pink, Glowing Mustache

Lyft is ditching the giant, pink mustache that has adorned all some of its fleet since the company’s launch. Don’t worry – the pink mustache is still going to be there. Except now it’s going to be smaller, dash-mounted, and …