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22 min ago | SiliconValley.com
Encyclopaedia Britannica, which shelved its venerable print edition in favor of a digital-only version more than two years ago, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice. The 246-year-old, privately held company is shifting its virtual encyclopedia toward a free, advertising-supported model, believing it is poised to click with a new generation of online knowledge consumers.
1 hr ago | Reuters
European regulators are working on guidelines for appeals from people whose requests to remove information from search results under their name have been turned down by search engines such as Google. The working group aims to bring some clarity to implementing a landmark court decision in May that gave Europeans the right for the first time to ask search engines to erase information about them from the web.
5 hrs ago | Business Times
The sons of a lawyer who encouraged them to read Germany's Handelsblatt finance daily, they want to make Rocket the world's biggest e-commerce platform outside the United States and China by conquering markets that Amazon or Alibaba have yet to dominate. Deciding as teenagers to go into business together, they will now profit from the estimated 5 billion euros flotation of Rocket, in which their Global Founders Fund has a 52.3 per cent stake.
9 hrs ago | jdsupra.com
In the past lawyers for multiple small companies have accused search engine giant Google Inc. of stealing and profiting from their clients' trade secrets. In the case of VSL Communications, their lawyers claim that Google did the same thing; in fact they left a paper trail of the ubiquitous Post-it notes as evidence.
Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos could not be more different, but both have led their e-commerce startups to the top of the market. The largest initial public offering in the country's history could hit the market Thursday when Chinese online retailer Alibaba is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
American investors are clamouring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever. China's explosive economic rise has delivered virtually nothing to most stock investors.
Silicon Valley dominates the Internet, but this week's initial public offering by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. shows how much action is shifting to Asia.
Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills? To join, users must pony up $9,000 for dues and a membership fee, then another $3,000 per year after that. If it all seems like a joke -- an elaborate ruse in an age when Facebook, Twitter and a host of other social networks are free -- the man behind the idea assures you it is not.
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. , a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices, today announced support for the Arrels Foundation of Barcelona and its Homelessfonts fundraising initiative, a project centered around the licensing of fonts crafted from the handwriting of people touched directly by homelessness. Monotype is offering the initial five fonts through its e-commerce sites, with all proceeds going to the foundation to help approximately 1,400 local people affected by homelessness.
German justice minister Heiko Maas is calling on Google to become more transparent by disclosing exactly how it ranks search results. This, of course, will simply never happen.
Ruby Ribbon, a fashion company with products sold exclusively through technology-empowered Independent Stylists, announced today that it will team with its sales force to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. During the month of October, the sale of seven designated products - including versions of the company's award-winning shapewear - will benefit City of Hope, a world leader in breast cancer research and treatment.
Working your tail off for years and finally graduating from college is one of the most satisfying feelings ever; you're entering the adult working world and going to get the best possible job you can get with the degree you worked so hard for, right? A nice thought, but HOW? College teaches you how to do the job, but not so much about how to get the job. Sifting through the classifieds, going to job fairs, emailing resumes and then playing the waiting game a it's enough to make you quit before you start.
Palo Alto startup Deliv is teaming up with Macy's and Bloomingdale's to test same-day delivery for products purchased on their websites, parent company Macy's announced Monday. The department stores are joining the growing ranks of retailers trying to compete with superfast delivery options offered by e-commerce sites like Amazon.com .
Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger. The Chinese e-commerce company said it still plans to sell 368.1 million shares, but at $66 to $68 apiece, according to a regulatory filing, instead of its previously set range of $60 to $66 apiece.
"The brand, which will be offered in its original formula in 12-packs of 16-oz. cans featuring the same retro design from yesteryear, is part of an innovative distribution deal between Coca-Cola and Amazon," Coca-Cola said on its website.
FWT, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless communication infrastructure products, announced today that it has received ISO-9001 certification from the International Standards Organization for the design and manufacturing of communications towers. ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept.
Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma waves to reporters before an IPO road show at a hotel in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:18 pm
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