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This Dutch startup is designing a plan to beat Dropbox — and it's already profitable

His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment.<p>But along the way, Nalden wants to be distracted by the view.<p>The key to the Dutch startup's success are large, …

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Bank of China ordered to release counterfeiters' records

The decision could have far-reaching impact on the ability of U.S. courts to extract information about criminal activity from Chinese banks, which serve as safe havens for counterfeiters and money laundering on a large scale, investigations and lawsuits in the U.S. and Europe show.<p>Chinese banks …

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Why it's so hard to kill Facebook privacy hoaxes

Facebook privacy hoaxes just won't die. It seems like every few months, some extended family member or high school "friend" will post a big block of legalese-style text, urging others to share it in their own feeds with a promise that it will somehow protect their privacy.<p>Two different ones are …

Kellogg’s Special K rebrands dieting image with self-empowerment

Special K has a problem: Its brand is known for dieting. For years, its ads were built around images of fitting into that perfect red dress, and in decades past, of bragging that "you can't pinch an inch" of fat. But the women who are Kellogg Canada Inc.'s target consumers are sick of being told to …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook is being accused of spying on Belgian citizens like the NSA.</b> The accusations came from lawyers representing the Belgian privacy commission. Facebook has repeatedly denied the claims.<p><b>2. The ad tech industry is waging a secret war on Google.</b> An obscure and hacky technical workaround …

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