Jen Geist

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From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

Shutdown begins as Congress remains deadlocked

A partial federal government shutdown began Tuesday morning as a deadlocked Congress failed to reach an agreement on a short-term funding bill by a 12:01 a.m. ET deadline.<p>As the clock ticked down to midnight, House Republicans announced that they would try to shift decision-making to a bipartisan …

It Takes Drivers 3 Months to Warm Up to Electric Vehicles

Twitter’s IPO avoids delay: SEC says it can stay open for weeks if government shuts down

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could stay open for “a few weeks” even if the US government shuts down, spokesman John Nestor said in a statement today. This could quiet concerns that Twitter’s initial public offering could be delayed because of a government shutdown. Here’s the …

Government Shutdown

NYC plans free public WiFi expansion in all five boroughs by December 2013

A handful of neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx will have high-speed WiFi access available for businesses and residents by the end of this year. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an expansion today that'll roll out over the next few months, lighting up …

Investors Hungry For Breakfast And Snack Food Companies

The combination of cheaper grain prices, a crop production surplus, and the end of a drought have Citigroup analysts chomping at the bit about the packaged goods industry, which is poised to have an exceptional 2014.<p>A run on jam and Triscuits could be in the cards for 2014.<p>According to a new note …

General Mills

Barnes & Noble hires former Motorola and Zinio execs to help run Nook

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Barnes & Noble<p>Barnes & Noble (s BKS) is hoping to build up the beleaguered Nook Media division with two new executive …

Netflix Climbs, JC Penney Crumbles To Pace Market's Q3 Movers

The third quarter ended with a thud for U.S. stocks Monday, thanks largely to political gridlock over a looming government shutdown, but even a rocky finish couldn’t ruin another big quarter.<p>The S&P 500 fell 0.6%, 10 points, to 1,682, but still managed to post a 4.7% gain over the July-September …

JPMorgan Settlement Complicated By Washington Mutual: Sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co's possible $11 billion settlement of government mortgage probes has been complicated by a dispute with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp over responsibility for losses at the former Washington Mutual Inc, said people familiar with the matter.<p>The dispute, …

Square Competitor Leaf Scores $20 Million Investment From Payments Giant Heartland

For a while, it wasn’t clear how payments startup Leaf would get the distribution it needed to compete against Square and others trying to reinvent …

Small Business

Pinterest wins $7.2M in legal battle with cybersquatter

The pinning social network wins a hefty damages award along with the control of 100 domain names such as pintesrest.com, pinterests.com, and pimterest.com.<p>Pinterest didn't only become $7.2 million richer on Monday -- it now also owns 100 domain names that bear a resemblance to Pinterest.com.<p>The …

Domain Names

Apple bumps Coca-Cola to become world's top brand

The iPhone maker becomes the first company to knock Coca-Cola from atop Interbrand's study of the value of corporate brands. Google claims second place, as IBM and Intel slip.<p>For the first time in its 13-year history, Interbrand has a new leader of its annual study of the most valuable brand names: …

Google Glass

Your Transparent Life: Facebook Makes All Posts Searchable

Facebook’s steady march to make its users’ lives as transparent as possible is about to take another big step forward. The social network will shortly let you search posts, comments and images across Facebook (subject to privacy settings).<p>The update to Facebook’s Graph Search function, launched …