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Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have just announced a huge donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple is giving $75 million to the hospital, which is called The General, to expand the size of the ER and …

Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year

Twitter reported its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday, with 97% year-over-year revenue growth for the quarter at $479 million. Ad revenue per thousand timeline views reached $2.37 in the quarter, which was up 60% year-over-year. The …

Yelp Grew Local Advertising Accounts 48% Over 2014 Yelp Grew Local Advertising Accounts 48% Over 2014

Yelp just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. Net revenue for the quarter grew 56% year-over-year as the company grew local advertising accounts by 48% to approximately 84,000. To be clear, Yelp considers local …

‘Super Bitch’ Is Comcast’s Latest Customer Insult ‘Super Bitch’ Is Comcast’s Latest Customer Insult

Just a week after winning hearts and minds by calling a customer “Asshole Brown” on his bill, Comcast is continuing this stellar customer service thing by slinging more insults at people. This time, it’s a 63-year-old Chicago area woman named …

Netflix Picks Up Series ‘The Get Down’ From Baz Luhrmann Netflix Picks Up Series ‘The Get Down’ From Baz Luhrmann

Netflix announced that it has picked up a new television series called The Get Down from Sony Pictures Television and director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby), which will premiere exclusively on the streaming provider next …

Netflix Announces Japan Launch Plans Netflix Announces Japan Launch Plans

Netflix announced its plans to launch in Japan in the fall. This is part of the company’s full global roll-out, which is planned to be be completed by the end of next year. “With its rich culture and celebrated creative …

Here’s What Sites Are Doing With Google’s New .HOW Domains Here’s What Sites Are Doing With Google’s New .HOW Domains

Google announced that Google Registry is now offering .HOW domain names. This is the third domain Google has launched following .みんな (which means “everyone”) in Japanese and .SOY (which means “I am” in Spanish) for U.S. Hispanics. .HOW is aimed …

Staples Buys Office Depot for $6.3 Billion Staples Buys Office Depot for $6.3 Billion

Two office supply giants are becoming one, as Staples has just announced its acquisition of Office Depot. The deal is worth $6.3 billion. “This is a transformational acquisition which enables Staples to provide more value to customers, and more effectively …

Facebook Marketing Expert Mari Smith On Utilizing The Social Network’s New Features Facebook Marketing Expert Mari Smith On Utilizing The Social Network’s New Features

Over the past year, Facebook has crushed the organic reach of the posts published by many Pages. It’s harder than ever to get exposure in the News Feed without paying for it. Still, Facebook has launched new features, including tools …

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 …