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Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On

It turns out that Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason has been doing more than just sitting around eating ice cream by himself and recording motivational business albums. He’s also been creating a new company called Detour. First of …

Amazon Offers $1 Video Credit If You Let Them Take Their Sweet Ass Time Shipping Amazon Offers $1 Video Credit If You Let Them Take Their Sweet Ass Time Shipping

Amazon Prime members: As long as you’re in no rush to get your new yoga mat, Amazon will give Prime members a $1 Amazon Instant Video credit if you let them take their time in shipping it. They’re calling it …

Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, Which Is Shutting Down Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, Which Is Shutting Down

Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a service that let users organize and share content for creative projects. The product will be shutting down as its founders join Pinterest, relocating from Spain to San Francisco. Icebergs announced the news on its site: …

Square To Launch New Chip Card Reader For Small Businesses Square To Launch New Chip Card Reader For Small Businesses

Square announced on Wednesday that it plans to release a new Square Reader for chip cards, an EMV solution aimed at combating card fraud and protecting payment data. The company says it is preparing small businesses for the EMV migration …

Snapchat Is Apparently Worth $10 Billion Snapchat Is Apparently Worth $10 Billion

Snapchat has been reported as the fastest-growing social app. It’s inspired an absolutely pointless ripoff from a huge international company. It’s so popular among teens that it’s making them lose their frickin’ minds. But is it really worth $10 billion? …

Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Company Madbits Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Company Madbits

Twitter has made another acquisition, picking up Madbits, which specializes in deep learning/machine learning, and has been working on technologies that can help extract information from raw media, such as images. This is the kind of thing that a company …

Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US Instagram’s Bolt App Launches – But Not in the US

Despite the protests of an app with the same name, Instagram has officially launched Bolt – but not in the US. As of now, users can only download Bolt in New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa. This shouldn’t surprise you, …

BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart

BlackBerry announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Secusmart, a voice and data encryption company, which makes “anti-eavesdropping” solutions for government organizations and companies. The two companies have partnered in the past, offering Secusmart technology, including the SecuSUITE …

These Are The People Tasked With Helping Yelp Better Cater To Small Businesses These Are The People Tasked With Helping Yelp Better Cater To Small Businesses

Back in May, Yelp put a call out to small businesses, seeking out new members for its Small Business Advisory Council. Any local business owner was eligible to apply. On Tuesday, the company announced the new members it has appointed. …

Yelp Launches Video Upload Feature. Is Your Business Ready? Yelp Launches Video Upload Feature. Is Your Business Ready?

A couple months ago, we learned that Yelp was preparing to launch a video feature. The company has now officially launched it. Do you like the idea of Yelp users taking videos from within your business and posting it to …

Chris Beard Is Mozilla’s CEO (Not Just Temporarily) Chris Beard Is Mozilla’s CEO (Not Just Temporarily)

Mozilla announced today that it has appointed Chris Beard as CEO of Mozilla Corp., the for-profit part of Mozilla. They’re going with Beard after reviewing “many internal and external candidates”. Beard was appointed interim CEO (as well as to the …

Amazon May Be Readying Its Own Card Reader Amazon May Be Readying Its Own Card Reader

Is Amazon preparing to unveil a Square competitor? According to reportedly leaked documents from office supplies retailer Staples, Amazon is about to put a card reader on the market. The documents reference an “Amazon Card Reader” alongside other established players …

Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell

Apple’s acquisition of Beats has gained approval from the European Commission. The Commission concluded that the combination of these businesses does not raise any competition concerns because their combined market share is low, and because the two companies themselves aren’t …

Zillow Buys Trulia in $3.5 Billion Stock Deal Zillow Buys Trulia in $3.5 Billion Stock Deal

Zillow, the massive online real estate site, has agreed to acquire Trulia, the less-massive but still very large real estate site, for $3.5 billion. The deal is a stock-for-stock transaction. Trulia isn’t going away or anything – as the company …

Gartner: SCM Software Revenue To Hit $10 Billion This Year Gartner: SCM Software Revenue To Hit $10 Billion This Year

Supply chain management software is on pace to hit $10 billion in revenue this year, according to a report from Gartner. That would be an increase of 12.2% over last year, and would be the biggest growth the industry has …

Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions

The battle of Lyft vs. New York City – mainly its Taxi and Limo Commission – has finally produced a resolution. Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of NYC tonight, but only after making some pretty big concessions. “Tonight, …

Pinterest: Beloved by Women, Run by Men Pinterest: Beloved by Women, Run by Men

Pinterest, by most every account, is a female-dominated social network. One recent report found that its user base is as much as 80 percent female. Not only that, but women are making 92 percent of the pins. 92 percent! It …

Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

Update: VentureBeat is reporting that Google has reached a deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion, and that the company is joining YouTube. Still, neither company is commenting. Original article (May 19): Google is reportedly in talks to acquire video …

Google Maps Coordinate Added To Maps Engine Pro Google Maps Coordinate Added To Maps Engine Pro

Google announced on Thursday that it’s giving Maps Engine Pro users access to Google Maps Coordinate, the job assignment app it launched in 2012. Maps Engine Pro, which costs $5 per user per month, launched last fall as a way …

Facebook and Uber Reportedly Talking Messenger Integration Facebook and Uber Reportedly Talking Messenger Integration

In the future, it’s possible that you’ll be able to coordinate a ride to pick up you and your drunk friends using Facebook Messenger. Recode quotes sources familiar with the matter who say that Mark Zuckerberg has held preliminary talks …

Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack

In April of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit with an “external intrusion,” prompting a massive shutdown amid concerns that personal information – possibly even credit card info – had been compromised. Those fears were eventually confirmed, as Sony admitted …