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Facebook Like Button Lands German Sites in Hot Water

36 min 44 sec ago
A German consumer watchdog this week sued two e-commerce websites it said were wrongfully transmitting user data to Facebook through the social network’s ‘Like’ button placed on their sites.

H-P to Make Big Changes to China Business

2 hours 15 min ago
H-P announced changes to its business in China—including the sale of a 51% stake in its data-networking operation there to Tsinghua Holdings.

Uber in Talks for $1 Billion Credit Facility With Banks

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:51
Uber Technologies is seeking a $1 billion credit line from banks, people familiar with the matter said.

Scott McNealy Is Back---as a Startup CEO

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:38
Scott McNealy, once one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent executives, has kept a low profile since Oracle Corp. bought Sun Microsystems Inc. He is ready to change that as he reshapes Wayin.

Google Touts Mobile-Ad Technology

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:57
Google says it is doing a better job connecting purchases in stores with ads the shoppers saw on smartphones, prompting some advertisers to boost spending on mobile ads.

'Saudi Girls' Finally Get to Drive, but Only in a Videogame

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:44
A coming mobile videogame set in a post-apocalyptic world, features heroines who ride motorcycles and fight villains. It’s made by a company whose CEO is a Saudi Arabian prince.

Translating Videogame 'OddWings Escape' Helps It Soar

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:26
A Helsinki-based studio released the puzzle game “Oddwings Escape” in 15 languages simultaneously, boosting its sales.

Etsy's Unique IPO Crafts a Stock Swoon

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:25
The company’s results on Wednesday missed some growth forecasts, but observers said the stock-price decline may have been exacerbated by the unusual ways Etsy structured its April IPO.

Shopify Shares Surge in Trading Debut

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:14
Shares of Shopify surged in their trading debut, coming after the technology startups’s initial public offering saw strong investor demand and priced above expectations.

H-P Says Breakup Will Cost Billions

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:14
Hewlett-Packard Co.’s upcoming breakup into two separate companies will cost billions—but there will be $1 billion in cost savings too, the company said Thursday.

Intuit Results Top Guidance

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:41
Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, reported revenue and earnings excluding items above its guidance for the April quarter, reflecting a strong tax season and growth in its small-business operations.

FCC's Wheeler Reached Out to Time Warner Cable, Charter CEOs

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:37
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has a message for cable chiefs: just because regulators leaned against the Comcast Corp.-Time Warner Cable Inc. merger, doesn’t mean all future cable deals are doomed.

Jury Sides With High-Speed Trading Firm

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:02
A Houston-based high-frequency trading firm won a six-year civil lawsuit against a former employee and a businessman it accused of stealing code.

Hyatt Invests in Home Rentals Firm

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:56
Hotel operator Hyatt takes a stake in a company that books short-term stays at high-end homes in London, New York, Paris and Los Angeles, a business that challenges traditional lodging companies.

BlackBerry CEO's Compensation Falls

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:36
BlackBerry CEO John Chen’s compensation dropped significantly in fiscal 2015, largely because he didn’t benefit from a grant of restricted shares that he had received in the prior year.

New York to Unveil Fresh Bitcoin Licensing Rules

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:33
New York’s top financial regulator, Benjamin M. Lawsky will soon unveil a set of new licensing rules that could have long-lasting effects on businesses using bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

Google Ad Chief Says Larger Phones Help With Mobile Sales

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:17
Larger-display smartphones make it easier for users to complete purchases, helping to boost prices for search ads, a Google executive said.

YouTube Adds Boon for Gamers: Live Streams at 60fps

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:44
Google’s YouTube put another arrow in its quiver in its fight against game-streaming services like's Twitch. It will now allow for live video streams that run at a high rate of 60 frames per second.

At Zappos, Banishing the Bosses Brings Confusion

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:42
After the quirky retailer adopted a boss-free, no-titles ‘self-management’ system, more than 200 employees decided it wasn’t for them.

Open Text Issues Disappointing Guidance

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:20
Open Text Corp. on Wednesday issued disappointing quarterly guidance as foreign-exchange headwinds and challenging industry conditions weigh on results.