Move over, Mickey: Global media’s new princess, Netflix, tries on Disney’s tiara

Netflix’s multibillion-dollar content strategy seems to be working -- the streaming sensation’s market cap topped Disney’s to become top dog yesterday.

Conor Grant • May 25, 2018

Internal documents reveal Apple knew the i6 was more likely to bend than previous models

Court filings reveal that Apple knew its 6 and 6 Plus phones were more likely to bend, proving the “bendgate” rumor was actually true.

Conor Grant • May 25, 2018

Dog-sitting app Rover fetches $155m to keep up in the hound-race against Wag

Dog-sitting startup Rover is nearing unicorn status as it looks to take the ‘Best In Show’ title from its main competitor Wag.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 25, 2018

Yelp’s latest attack in a never-ending antitrust war urges everyone to give Google 0 stars 

Continuing a 7-year campaign accusing Google of cheating in its search results, Yelp has revived a lawsuit and launched a PR campaign against Google.

Conor Grant • May 25, 2018

Hawaii governor stresses the rest of the island is ‘open for business’ despite eruption

The Kilauea Volcano is taking a massive toll on the Big Island’s economy, and Hawaii’s governor wants to reassure everyone parts of the island are still open for business.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 24, 2018

Death to key cards: Openpath raises $7m so you can unlock your office with your phone

Openpath raises $7m to revolutionize the way we open doors at the office

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 24, 2018

Snapchat execs are dropping like flies as Spiegel tries to Snap out of his slump

As the company continues to struggle, Snapchat execs are starting to make like ghosts and disappear.

Conor Grant • May 24, 2018

Irish bookie puts money on the future of American gambling with FanDuel purchase 

In American sports betting’s first big wager since the Supreme Court legalized gambling, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair is buying FanDuel.

Conor Grant • May 24, 2018

The New York Stock Exchange president steps down, and now they’re making history 

The NYSE’s president steps down, making way for the Big Board’s first female president in its 226-year history.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 23, 2018

Amazon under fire after giving its facial ‘Rekognition’ software to law enforcement

Amazon is in hot water with civil rights groups after the ACLU found documents detailing Amazon’s quiet facial-recognition deals with law enforcement groups.

Conor Grant • May 23, 2018

Google and Apple can’t brew up a mobile-pay platform as hot as the Starbucks app

By keeping a consistent (and caffeinated) consumer base engaged using sweet perks, Starbucks has built the world’s largest mobile payment platform.

Conor Grant • May 23, 2018

Sony buys EMI Music Publishing for $2.3B — but it still doesn’t own ‘Thriller’

The agreement adds more than 2m songs to Sony’s already-iconic catalogue. But the last 10% of EMI still belong to the Jacksons.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 23, 2018

This means war: Banks are going full bunker mode to fight cybercrime

Banks are adopting military-style tactics to fight cyber bandits costing them $445B a year.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 22, 2018

As profits fall, AstraZeneca shareholders revolt against CEO’s compensation

As CEO pay packages continue to rise, shareholders are starting to pick up their pitchforks when executive bonuses don’t line up with corporate performance.

Conor Grant • May 22, 2018

GE sells off its rail unit for $11B as it looks to fund a revamp

GE sells off their struggling rail unit to Wabtec as new CEO John Flannery trims the fat in a company revamp.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 22, 2018

Racing Amazon for JEDI contract, Microsoft gives US intelligence a seat on its cloud

To win the cloud wars for the government’s $10B JEDI contract to build a war-cloud, Microsoft launched a government version of its cloud services.

Conor Grant • May 22, 2018

Soup’s out of the can: Campbell CEO announces surprise retirement

Campbell’s CEO abruptly announced her immediate retirement on Friday, bringing the total women CEOs at Fortune 500 companies down to just 23.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 21, 2018

‘Summer of disruption’: TGI Fridays employees in the UK stage walkout over tips

TGI Fridays servers in the UK staged a walkout on Friday over another tips and wages dispute.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 21, 2018

PayPal processes its largest transaction yet with $2.2B acquisition of Swedish iZettle

PayPal purchased a Swedish mobile payments company called iZettle in a bid to challenge rival Square in the small business market.

Conor Grant • May 21, 2018

Swiss watchmaker destroys $539m of luxury watches to keep them off the wrong wrists

To keep their precious pieces away from riffraff re-sellers, Swiss luxury watchmaker Richemont destroyed $539m of its products over the last 2 years.

Conor Grant • May 21, 2018

Qatar pays to keep DC’s Metro running an hour later for the Capitals hockey game

The Qatari government just swooped in with a $100k lifeline to keep the DC Metro running an hour later for the NHL Playoffs. But… why?

Lindsey Quinn • May 18, 2018

Who knew? Apple is reportedly set to station its HQ2 in North Carolina

It looks as if Apple’s new HQ2 is quietly landing in North Carolina, showing the differences between Apple and Amazon

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 18, 2018

YouTube rolls out ‘Premium’ music service in an attempt to drown out Spotify

To compete with industry leaders Spotify and Apple, Google is turning up the dial on its musical offerings with a new AI-powered Premium streaming platform.

Conor Grant • May 18, 2018

Bumble Bee CEO is the latest tuna titan caught in the tangled net of fish-fixing

Years of fishy business practices have finally caught up to tuna-titan Chris Lischewski, and even his slick mane won’t help him wriggle out of this net.

Conor Grant • May 18, 2018

20 pieces of advice from people who completely switched careers

  We asked all our readers who made the leap and switched jobs or industries or careers: What was your big career ‘pivot’? How did...
Wes Schlagenhauf • May 17, 2018

The world made more billionaires than ever in 2017

The 5th Wealth-X Billionaire Census dropped this week and the super rich are getting super-richer -- billionaires’ combined assets increased by 24% to $9.2T.

Lindsey Quinn • May 17, 2018

Bitmain helped Circle become the latest ‘bitcoin unicorn,’ and now they have big plans together

The world’s largest bitcoin mining company just invested big money into Circle to build the first successful stable coin.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 17, 2018

Big green: Aurora Cannabis to buy MedReleaf in $2.5B takeover

Consolidation in Canada’s Mary Jane industry just took a big toke, with 2 of the largest firms agreeing on a massive merger.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 17, 2018

CBS board uses restraining order to keep owner away while it votes to strip her power

In a feud fit for reality TV, the board of CBS filed a restraining order against majority shareholder Shari Redstone to prevent her from influencing a vote to downgrade her stake.

Conor Grant • May 17, 2018

Emptying its toy box to pay off creditors, Toys ‘R’ Us puts SexToys‘R’Us.com up for sale

As it auctions off its IP, bankrupt Toys ‘R’ Us reveals it owned some explicit domain names such as KinkyToys‘R’Us.com.

Conor Grant • May 16, 2018

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