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Film Takes On Yelp Extortion Claims Film Takes On Yelp Extortion Claims

Well, it was probably only a matter of time. Someone is making a documentary about Yelp and its alleged “extortion” practices. It’s called Billion Dollar Bully, and it’s raising funds on Kickstarter as we speak. Would you be interested in …

Teradata Integrates Real-Time SAP ERP Data Into Analytics Teradata Integrates Real-Time SAP ERP Data Into Analytics

Big data analytics and marketing application provider Teradata announced that its product Teradata Analytics for SAP Solutions can now infuse data from SAP ERP applications into enterprise analytic and reporting applications in near real time. According to the company, this …

Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach

Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by victims of the company’s 2013 data breach – a massive hack that exposed up to 70 million people. According to CBS News, the settlement has been …

What To Expect From Skype For Business What To Expect From Skype For Business

Back in November, Microsoft announced that Lync would become Skype for Business, and that it would come with a new client experience, new server release, and updates in Office 365. While Lync already gave users instant messaging and Skype audio …

Facebook Sued over Alleged Sex, Race Discrimination and Harassment Facebook Sued over Alleged Sex, Race Discrimination and Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sex, ethnicity, and country or origin – an subsequently fired without just cause. Chia Hong has filed suit against Facebook, a staffer named Anil …

Uber CFO Brent Callinicos Steps Down Uber CFO Brent Callinicos Steps Down

On-demand car service Uber is saying goodbye to its Chief Financial Officer. Brent Callinicos, who served as CFO of the startup since 2013, is stepping down to spend more time with his family. “For me, this ride is coming to …

YouTube Gives You New Ways To Get Conversions With Cards YouTube Gives You New Ways To Get Conversions With Cards

Google announced the launch of cards for YouTube, which it describes as an “evolution of annotations”. Video creators can use them to tell viewers about other videos, merchandise, playlists, websites, etc. They can be displayed anytime throughout the video, and …

Linux Certifications Growing In Importance To Employers Linux Certifications Growing In Importance To Employers

The 2015 Linux Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice was recently released. This forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of Linux professionals and hiring managers. It found that managers are looking for more evidence of …

5 Tips For Writing A Better White Paper 5 Tips For Writing A Better White Paper

Whether you’re seasoned at creating white papers, or getting started on your first one, it doesn’t hurt to step back and think about some of the basics of what you need to do to make a white paper work. With …

Apple Watch Is the Only Thing Apple Wants You Wearing on Your Wrist Apple Watch Is the Only Thing Apple Wants You Wearing on Your Wrist

Apple is clearing the way for the Apple Watch. According to Re/code, Apple stores across the country have begun to pull items from their shelves that could possibly compete with the Apple Watch, which is set to launch next month. …

Uber: We’ll Hire a Million Female Drivers by 2020 Uber: We’ll Hire a Million Female Drivers by 2020

Uber, a company that’s had its fair share of safety issues concerning female passengers, has announced a new initiative to get more women behind the wheel. Uber has pledged to create one million jobs for women drivers over the next …

Amazon Launches New Store for Shark Tank Stuff Amazon Launches New Store for Shark Tank Stuff

Ok, not just Shark Tank stuff – Amazon wants to sell you all the hot new gadgets and gizmos. The company has just launched a new storefront called Amazon Exclusives, which “gives customers direct access to innovative new products from …

Apple Donates $50M to Further Racial & Gender Diversity in Tech Apple Donates $50M to Further Racial & Gender Diversity in Tech

Fresh off its big smartwatch event, Apple is donating more than $50 million to groups that help promote diversity in the workplace. Specifically, Apple is donating to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a non-profit that aims to help students at …

Gigaom Shuts Down, “Unable to Pay Its Creditors” Gigaom Shuts Down, “Unable to Pay Its Creditors”

Prominent tech blog Gigaom is shutting down, after it revealed it “recently became unable to pay its creditors”. Here’s what Gigaom management had to say Monday evening: Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. …

Marriage Equality Is Good for Business, Facebook, Apple, Google, and More Tell Supreme Court Marriage Equality Is Good for Business, Facebook, Apple, Google, and More Tell Supreme Court

Bans on same-sex marriage are bad for business. That’s the message of a new amicus brief filed in the US Supreme Court. The brief is signed by many major tech companies – as well as companies from industries all across …

Nextdoor, the Social Network for Neighbors, Now Valued at $1.1 Billion Nextdoor, the Social Network for Neighbors, Now Valued at $1.1 Billion

Nextdoor, the “private social network for you, your neighbors and your community”, just raised enough new funding to make it a billion-dollar company – in valuation, at least. The company has raised $110 million in venture capital from Redpoint Ventures …

Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix Make Documentary Deal Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix Make Documentary Deal

After a highly successful first date, Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio have decided to take their relationship to the next level. The streaming company has inked a deal with the actor/producer and his production company Appian Way for a multi-year run …

Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation, Buys Mapping Company deCarta Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation, Buys Mapping Company deCarta

Uber has bought mapping company deCarta, acquiring its tech and its people. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the acquisition, which will close later this week, to Mashable: “A lot of the functionality that makes the Uber app so reliable, affordable and …

Target Job Cuts: Company Outlines Plan to Restructure, Invest in Technology Target Job Cuts: Company Outlines Plan to Restructure, Invest in Technology

Target has announced a corporate restructuring plan that will see it ax several thousand jobs – but the focus will be at the headquarters level and not at the company’s 1,800+ retail locations. In order to “fuel growth and drive …

Chef Refuses to Negotiate with Rude ‘Yelpers’, Instagram Shames Them Instead Chef Refuses to Negotiate with Rude ‘Yelpers’, Instagram Shames Them Instead

Restauranteurs have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with Yelp, a service that has emboldened the entitled diner more than any in recent memory. Not only do chefs and business owners have to worry about customers leaving salty reviews, even if …

Netflix Hits Australia, New Zealand March 24 Netflix Hits Australia, New Zealand March 24

We’ve known Netflix was readying its launch in Australia and New Zealand with March in mind, and today the company has announced a specific date. Netflix will land in Australia and New Zealand on March 24. “Many Aussies and Kiwis …