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Uber Driver Tried to Rob Woman’s House After Dropping Her Off at the Airport Uber Driver Tried to Rob Woman’s House After Dropping Her Off at the Airport

Tried is the operative word here, as our cunning Uber driver forgot that people oftentimes have roommates. Fifty one-year-old Gerald Montgomery was arrested on Tuesday and is facing attempted burglary charges after police say he picked up a women, drove …

A Pinterest Stat Businesses Shouldn’t Ignore A Pinterest Stat Businesses Shouldn’t Ignore

You’ve heard over and over again that your business should be using Pinterest, but are you really taking this advice? And if so, to what extent? Are you paying as much attention to it as you should be? Probably not, …

Charter to Buy Bright House for $10.4B, As Fourth-Largest Cable Provider Snatches Up Sixth Charter to Buy Bright House for $10.4B, As Fourth-Largest Cable Provider Snatches Up Sixth

Good Tuesday, everyone. Here’s some news you’re sure to love, if cable companies consolidating is your thing. Charter Communications has agreed to acquire Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. This means the US’ fourth-largest cable provider is buying the sixth-largest. …

Facebook’s New Frank Gehry-Designed Office Opens Up – and Here’s What It Looks Like Facebook’s New Frank Gehry-Designed Office Opens Up – and Here’s What It Looks Like

In September of 2013, Facebook broke ground on its giant new campus – the one designed by Frank Gehry. The new 433,555 sq. ft. building is expected to be filled with some 2,800 Facebook employees. It also features a giant …

Flipboard Magazines Get More Business-Friendly Flipboard Magazines Get More Business-Friendly

Two years ago, Flipboard launched its now-fundamental Magazines feature, which turns all users into content curators. Now, the company is launching a highly-requested feature with private group magazines, which it says are ideal for classrooms, clubs, work groups, friends, and …

Yelp Documentary Puts Out Call For Stories From Businesses Yelp Documentary Puts Out Call For Stories From Businesses

Yelp documentary-in-the-making Billion Dollar Bully met its Kickstarter funding goal on Friday after generating a fair amount of exposure in the media, most notably with a back-and-forth between filmmaker Kaylie Milliken and Yelp VP of Corporate Communications Shannon Eis on …

Amazon Starts Handpicking Local Service Businesses To Put In Front Of Customers Amazon Starts Handpicking Local Service Businesses To Put In Front Of Customers

Amazon announced the launch of a new service called Amazon Home Services, which lets customers browse, buy, and schedule appointments with professional services via a marketplace of services in categories like home improvement, computer & electronics, lawn & garden, lessons, …

Yelp Documentary ‘Billion Dollar Bully’ Reaches Funding Goal Yelp Documentary ‘Billion Dollar Bully’ Reaches Funding Goal

Last week, a Kickstarter campaign kicked off to raise money for a documentary called Billion Dollar Bully, which delves into accusations about Yelp’s business practices that have haunted the company for years. Businesses often claim that Yelp salespeople call them …

Tim Cook Is Donating His Fortune to Charity Tim Cook Is Donating His Fortune to Charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined another club for the super wealthy – the philanthropy club. Which to be honest, is probably the best kind of club for the super rich. In an interview with Fortune, Cook revealed that he …

Amazon Might Buy Fashion Retailer Net-a-Porter in What Could Be Its Largest Acquisition Ever Amazon Might Buy Fashion Retailer Net-a-Porter in What Could Be Its Largest Acquisition Ever

If Amazon is truly serious about getting into the world of high fashion, an acquisition like this would be a very strong move. According to a report from Women’s Wear Daily, Amazon is eyeing online fashion retailer Net-a–Porter. The price …

Uber Says It’s Committed to Making the Service Safer, but Is It Capable? Uber Says It’s Committed to Making the Service Safer, but Is It Capable?

On any given day, ‘everyone’s private driver’ Uber is dealing with some sort of problem. These include, but are not limited to, drivers being pissed about fare cuts and how they affect their bottom line, taxi companies being pissed that …

What Businesses Will Be Able To Do With Facebook Messenger What Businesses Will Be Able To Do With Facebook Messenger

Much of Facebook’s opening f8 keynote on Wednesday was about Facebook Messenger, which the company has now turned into a developer platform. The other major piece of Messenger news was that users will soon be able to interact with businesses. …

Yelp Documentary: The Plot Thickens [Updated] Yelp Documentary: The Plot Thickens [Updated]

As previously reported, last week, Prost Productions announced a new documentary project called Billion Dollar Bully, which dives into the infamous Yelp “extortion” allegations that have persisted for at least six years. The basic story that we’ve seen brought up …

Comcast Is Hiring More Twitter Reps to Help All You Super Bitches Comcast Is Hiring More Twitter Reps to Help All You Super Bitches

If you’d like to work for Comcast and handle angry customers on Twitter, well, they’re hiring. In fact, Comcast says it’s tripling its online @ComcastCares team, which handles customer service issues on Twitter and other social outlets. “So, today we …

Google’s New CFO is the ‘Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street’ Google’s New CFO is the ‘Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street’

Google has found its new CFO. Ruth Porat, who currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Morgan Stanley, will be joining Google on May 26. She’ll replace outgoing CFO Patrick Pichette, who announced his retirement earlier this month. “We’re tremendously …

29% Of Millennials Can’t Recall Last Time They Read A Newspaper 29% Of Millennials Can’t Recall Last Time They Read A Newspaper

Last week, a study from the Media Insight Project came out finding that millennials have little interest in paying for news. Now, Retale has some new findings based on a poll of over 1,000 people, looking at newspaper readership, format …

Geenio Makes Course-Authoring Easier For Organizations Geenio Makes Course-Authoring Easier For Organizations

Commissioned News Story (Source: Geenio) A lot of modern organizations are already using some form of e-learning technology for employee onboarding, training, performance, and assessment initiatives, but online training courses often don’t live up to the needs of instructors, trainees, …

Exclusive Chat With Director Of Yelp Documentary Exclusive Chat With Director Of Yelp Documentary

UPDATE: The plot thickens. Last week, Prost Productions announced a new documentary project called Billion Dollar Bully. The film, which is about half shot, looks at those Yelp “extortion” accusations that have been swirling around for at least the past …

Square Cash Gets Business-Friendly With ‘$Cashtags’ Square Cash Gets Business-Friendly With ‘$Cashtags’

Square announced the launch of Square Cash for businesses in the U.S. Until now, the product has only been available to individuals. The company appears to be trying to kill checks, and so far, it’s made a pretty big splash …

Twitter Sued over Alleged Gender Discrimination Twitter Sued over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Twitter has become the latest Silicon Valley player to be hit with a lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination. Former employee Tina Huang has filed the class action lawsuit in California Superior Court, alleging that Twitter’s hiring and promotional practices promote …

Sell Products Directly To Amazon With Amazon Vendor Express Sell Products Directly To Amazon With Amazon Vendor Express

Amazon has a new service called Amazon Vendor Express aimed at letting businesses sell their products directly to the company, who will resell them to customers. Amazon takes care of promoting, selling, and shipping the products, utilizing its network of …