Business

Disney owns so, so much: Theme parks, “Star Wars,” Pixar, and a deep, wonderful catalogue of classic animated movies.  With so much in the vault, it’s easy to forget about ESPN. The cable sports network has, for years, been a crown jewel in Disney’s vast empire. It generated a ton of cash, helping to push […]

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Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday despite the bureau being in the midst of an investigation into the connections of the Trump administration and campaign to Russia. Put another way, Trump fired the guy in charge of the investigation that some believe will end with his impeachment.  SEE ALSO: Newspaper succinctly trolls […]

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Investors are betting big on spelling mistakes and misshapen sentences. San Francisco startup Grammarly just raised $110 million to take its AI-driven grammar-checking tool to the next level. The funding, led by General Catalyst and Spark Capital, marks the first venture capital round in the company’s eight-year life. SEE ALSO: Microsoft is putting AI everywhere […]

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“Yelp needs help” was the joke of finance Twitter Tuesday, as the company’s stock plummeted down by more than 28 percent in after-hours trading.  SEE ALSO: You can now book fitness classes on Google $YELP bloodbath… pic.twitter.com/38x21KIjj0 — twobacons (@twobacons) May 9, 2017 That’s an extreme dip and a bad look for a company that […]

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The sad mystery around the sudden death of a giant rabbit onboard a United Airlines flight in April deepens thanks to new, disturbing allegations made by the rabbit’s owners. SEE ALSO: Shocker: United Airlines has the most in-flight animal deaths The owners of giant hare Simon are demanding an undisclosed payment for damages and an […]

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Limitless snaps? Looping snaps?!  SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s finally offering more location data to advertisers Snapchat changed the game Tuesday with several new product features that had some diehard users cringing. Snap has shown a willingness to change often and radically, but the most recent changes show that even the most sacred cows can be slaughtered. […]

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Americans have developed a real obsession with Brexit, at least since they started seeing Nigel Farage popping up everywhere.  Interest is so high that the New York Times (!) is now ‘offering’ an elite “Brexit means Brexit!” (sic) tour at the modest, totally affordable cost of $5,995 (with a deposit of $500).  The six-day, five-night […]

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Inspiration and motivation for entrepreneurs can come in a variety of mediums – books, articles, mentors, quotes, and even movies. Personally, I find the most motivational movies to be biopics or those loosely based on real-life people. It’s easier to connect with these characters since they actually experienced the same challenges, failures, and successes that […]

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Put on your dancing shoes, which presumably arrived at your house with free shipping. Amazon’s Prime subscription service has a new perk: Live, exclusive music events.  Amazon has announced four music festivals in London, with tickets only available to Prime members. The first event is slated for May 23 and features Blondie as the headline […]

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The harsh economics of the food delivery business just claimed another victim. Maple, the gourmet delivery service backed by celebrity chef David Chang, told customers it’s shutting down on Monday after two years of operation in New York. Co-founders Caleb Merkl and Akshay Navle said the decision was reached “after several months thinking about the […]

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The radio, an invention that first started entertaining and informing the public nearly a century ago, has proven a surprisingly difficult institution to upend — even for the internet.  That doesn’t mean people aren’t trying.  SEE ALSO: ESPN launches new podcast series, bringing back TrueHoop cast to NBA fans On Monday, 60dB launched a refreshed […]

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to bury the Federal Communications Commission in comments demanding net neutrality. The head of the FCC wants to make net neutrality a thing of the past. If his proposal succeeds, internet service providers such as Verizon and Comcast will be able to charge websites a fee to get into what’s […]

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At best, online jobs let you make money without requiring you to commute or even wear pants. At worst, these gigs trick you into giving up money and personal information. And, somewhere between these extremes, online work can waste your time. Learn how to spot scams and fruitless assignments when searching for online jobs or receiving […]

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