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WhatsApp says it will share some data with Facebook for ads & other purposes

Messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday updated its user terms and privacy policy, revealing that it will start sharing phone numbers and some …

Privacy

Facing legislation, Airbnb proposes new rules in New York

With new legislation that would inflict heavy fines on Airbnb hosts sitting on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk, Airbnb is proposing last-minute concessions to address the concerns over affordable housing that are driving the legislation.<p>Among the company’s proposals is a new “one host, one …

Hospitality

Airbnb To Prevent Hosts In Some Cities From Listing Multiple Homes

Facing regulation in New York state, Airbnb will roll out product changes that make it impossible for individual hosts to list multiple homes starting Nov. 1.<p>During a conference call today, Airbnb announced plans to directly police illegal activity on its platform.<p>Starting Nov. 1, Airbnb hosts in …

San Francisco

Instagram extends suicide helpline to many Asian cities and Australia

<b>UPDATE: Oct. 20, 2016, 3:48 p.m. SGT</b> Updated story with list of helpline organisations in Asia and Australia.<p>Instagram's helpline for people …

Mental Health

Google signs CBS, in talks with others on web TV: sources | Reuters

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has reached an agreement with CBS Corp (CBS.N) to carry the network on its planned web TV service and is in advanced talks with 21st Century Fox (FOXA.O), Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) to distribute their channels, people with knowledge …

Wall Street

Lyft on track to bring in $1 billion gross revenue this year, exec says

Like the tortoise and the hare, on-demand transportation company Lyft is slowly but steadily gaining ground on its biggest competitor, Uber.<p>The San Francisco company, known for its glowing pink mustache, is on track to bring in $1 billion in gross revenue by year's end, according to Lyft co-founder …

Justice Department Charges Dietary Supplements Maker

The U.S. Department of Justice revealed the results of a sweeping investigation into the dietary supplements industry, resulting in criminal …

How a Target Store Gets Ready for Black Friday

When you show up at your favorite store on Thanksgiving night looking for that big deal on a smart TV, you will probably be too busy to think about …

Shopping

An Airbnb Model for Industrial Storage

One of the biggest bottlenecks to commerce anywhere is storage. Having the warehouse space you need, when you need it, and as close to your customers as possible, is key for any trader, supplier or manufacturer who hopes to keep those customers happy.<p>For many businesses, owning a warehouse can mean …

Amazon Sues 1,114 Fake Reviewers On Fiverr

For entrepreneurs looking to accomplish their own PR, here’s a lesson in what not to do. Without considering the implications, many have given in to the temptation to create or buy fake reviews. This is a risk not worth taking, as the fallout from being exposed in fakery is far more damaging than …

Espresso

Why People Unfollow Brands on Social Media [Infographic]

Earned media and customer engagement are two of the primary uses of social media for business. With high quality content and influencers, companies …

Advertising Industry

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: Recruiting With Klout

Klout is a website and mobile app that uses social media analytics to rank its users according toonline social influence via the "Klout Score", which …

Human Resources

How to Sync Your E-Commerce Store with Your Offline Business

When possible, target the content related to specific store locations to ensure only certain members of your audience see this information.<p>Facebook allows businesses to target members of their audiences based off of a few different demographics, one of which being geographic location.<p>This is an …

How This Small Town Retailer Thrived by Avoiding the Retail Goliaths

The mantra "bigger is better" isn't always right. Smaller players have managed to hold their ground against larger, national competitors despite the …

Making ads more relevant on Facebook

<i>The Wall recently published this article by me about how advertisers can be more relevant on Facebook. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce</i> …

Marketing

Square Cuts More Custom Pricing Deals For Merchants And Ramps Up Sales Hiring

This past week brought the news of a fairly significant development for Square — the rollout of Square Stands in bars, Whole Foods restaurants, and other venues. This comes a year-and-a-half after the huge deal the payments company inked with the coffee and beverage giant Starbucks.<p>The lengthy wait …