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HomeAway Backs Airbnb in Battle with Cities

Airbnb has a true frenemy in HomeAway as the vacation rental company’s CEO, Brian Sharples, said the two businesses share the goal of pursuing “fair …

Summers: Economic pickup could come on unstable ground

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Lawrence Summers is concerned.<p>The former Treasury secretary for President Bill Clinton and the head of the National …

As Starbucks Bleeds Square, Can Startups Working With Retail Registers Make Any Real Money?

At a coffee shop around the corner from Forbes, reluctant ownership started accepting credit cards a few months ago. Now a tablet on a stand from payments company Square sits on the counter for the cash-averse. And every time I use it, I think of how Square is actually losing money on my …

Prepares to Regulate E-Cigarettes

The e-cigarette business is booming -- it’s now a $2 billion-a-year industry and growing fast. Up until now, it was virtually unregulated. But all that is about to change. The Food and Drug Administration is beginning the process of laying down new rules for e-cigarette makers.<p>The first-time FDA …

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Grand opening for IBM Cloud Marketplace is on for next week

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/JoeyStudio<p>IBM (s ibm) has been talking a lot of cloud in all its incarnations for the past year — it has …

"City of Dreams" Hotel Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

<b>Zaha Hadid Architects</b> has designed a 40-story luxury hotel for Macau’s premier leisure and entertainment destination known as “City of Dreams.” …

Patrick Stewart Lives in Brooklyn and Eats Kale, but Hates Strollers

Although he resides in Brooklyn, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen recently made an epic tour of New York tourist sites, as a sort of farewell to the city when their stint co-starring on Broadway came to an end this month. Last night, he explained why.<p>“Ian has gone back to the U.K., and I will spend …

What's Next For Google+ Now That Its Leader Has Suddenly Left?

Google+ has never gotten the respect its creator hoped, let alone gained much ground on its supposed target, Facebook. Now, Google’s attempt at a social network has lost its leader and chief evangelist, Vic Gundotra, who announced today that he’s leaving Google after almost eight years at the …

Amazon said to be testing its own shipping network

Amazon appears to be aiming for delivery domination. In addition to fresh grocery and dry goods deliveries, and even possible deliveries by drone, the world's largest Internet retailer is now reportedly testing its own shipping network, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>Going up against giants …

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Netflix gets specific about its battle with Comcast and opposition to the TWC merger

In the months since announcing a "mutually beneficial" interconnection agreement, Netflix and Comcast have seen eye to eye on very little. Throw in Comcast's attempt to swallow up Time Warner Cable and grow even larger, and you have a battleground for the two to air their disagreements. Netflix put …

New FCC rules could destroy net neutrality

"The great revolution in the internet is how it empowers individuals to both consume and create... and to do so requires an accessible and open internet. And we will fight to preserve that capability." — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, January 16th, 2014.<p><b>Stories of the day:</b><p>It's time for the FCC to stand …

Mt. Gox crumbles into liquidation, throws Bitcoin legitimacy into question

“I hate gold. But right now, I’d rather own gold than Bitcoins.”<p>This sentiment comes from investment firm Belpoint’s chief strategist David Nelson. In a call today with VentureBeat, Nelson discussed implications of the news that Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin exchange on the planet, has been …

Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel will pay $324M to settle anti-poaching lawsuit

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: 2@NixoR/Pond5<p>More than 60,000 California engineers are poised to collect a windfall after four of Silicon Valley’s …

Aereo is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court | Inc.com

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia peels the wrapper from a piece of nicotine gum and stares calmly into the middle distance. He seems unfazed by the DJ beats or the commotion. Or the fact that he's just been interviewed about his company in front of a couple hundred tech enthusiasts in an Austin bar at the …