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Las Vegas Downtown Project Loses Tony Hsieh as Its Leader

After three years, the Zappos CEO is stepping away from leading the ambitious project he founded to revitalize Las Vegas.<p>Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has stepped down as the leader of the Las Vegas Downtown Project.<p>The news was first reported by Re/code, which has been running a multi-part series on …

Las Vegas

After 133 years, Hamleys faces wealthy new challenger for position of London's premier toy shop

The Toy Store agrees deal to open giant store on Oxford Street, posing new challenge for Hamleys<p>Hamleys is facing a new threat to its position as London's leading toy shop from a wealthy Middle Eastern retailer.<p>The Toy Store has agreed a deal to open a huge 27,000 sq ft shop on Oxford Street in …

Same-Day Delivery Poised For Big Breakthrough This Holiday Season

More retailers are getting in on same-day delivery this holiday season. The economics of the business finally make sense, experts tell BuzzFeed News.<p>Five years after Amazon introduced same-day delivery, it's finally catching on with mass retailers.<p>Macy's said its namesake chain and Bloomingdale's …

Looking for the Facebook of the pot industry

<b>It is an all-too-familiar scene: a beautiful autumn day dawns outdoors and a group of pale coders are hard at work inside a downtown bar in Denver, Colorado, which has been transformed into the home base of a hackathon.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessDublin dotcom - the Celtic …

PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Startup

The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $34 …

FinTech

Google Balloons Take Flight In Vast Remote Broadband Launch

The secretive Google X operation sees itself as firmly on target with a plan to launch high altitude Internet-transmitting balloons across the southern hemisphere, as it aims to provide wireless coverage to billions of people in remote areas.<p>Google has said that by next year it aims to have a …

Obama announces 'My Brother's Keeper' expansion in light of Ferguson unrest

In February, President Barack Obama launched an initiative to provide educational and community support for African-American boys and young men, an issue he said "goes to the very heart of why I ran for president."<p>But when Obama first unveiled the "My Brother's Keeper" program six months ago, he …

Obama: Ferguson Exposed 'Gulf of Mistrust' Between Cops and Communities

President Barack Obama said Saturday that the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. last month exposed the “gulf of mistrust” that …

Justice

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

Secret's developers launch Ping, a simple app that keeps you up to date

The creators of controversial app Secret have just launched a new product, but this time, it has nothing to do with airing your dirty laundry anonymously. They call their new application Ping, a simple software that displays a list of topics (such as movies and new Twittter trends) right on your …

To Help the World's Poor -- Start With Data?

Fundraising appeals to help the world's poor usually focus on compelling causes that tug on our heartstrings, such as sending children to school or feeding them nutritious meals. It is harder to build a compelling case for "improved data collection." Yet, health, education, microfinance and land …

In Defense of Non-Technical Founders

Unroll.me Co-founder Perri Gorman explains why she has no problem being the non-technical leader in the room.<p>The No. 1 piece of advice for non-technical startup founders? Get a co-founder who can code.<p>But that one-size-fits-all formula didn't suit Unroll.me co-founder Perri Gorman. The email …

Startups

3 Ways Underdogs Take Down Their Competition

Do you want to take down your top competitors? If so, here's where to start.<p>Dealing with competitors is one of the most challenging obstacles startups face. Typically, we're going up against a company with more funding, a stronger team, and more market share. While this is an uphill battle, there …

Business Strategy