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Square Opens Square Cash App to Businesses, for a Fee

3 days agoTechnology : Bits

Square is bringing peer-to-peer payments to businesses and trying to make money on the venture.

Daily Report: Private Tech Stocks Attracting Billions From Big Money Managers

4 days agoTechnology : Bits

Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price and BlackRock are some of the money managers that have struck deals to acquire shares in Silicon Valley start-ups like Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest.

Tinder Appoints Chief Executive to Replace Sean Rad

6 days agoTechnology : Bits

The mobile dating application Tinder appointed Christopher Payne to replace its former leader, who was embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit last year.

A Real-Time Peek at Traffic to U.S. Government Websites

6 days agoTechnology : Bits

This week, the federal government unveiled a new tool that makes public the user analytics for many government websites.

European Lawmaker Pushes Europe to Take Stronger Stance on Google

6 days agoTechnology : Bits

The antitrust case against Google in Europe has already gained more traction than in the United States. But like their American counterparts, competition officials at the European Commission in Brussels have been loath to bring formal charges against such a successful and powerful company.

Daily Report: F.A.A. Gives Amazon Limited Permission on Drones

last weekTechnology : Bits

While Amazon can now move its tests from inside a warehouse, the retailer still has a long way to go to realize its vision of autonomous delivery drones.

Google and Intel to Team Up with TAG Heuer on a Luxury Smartwatch

last weekTechnology : Bits

A new generation of luxury smartwatches, essentially tiny computers meant to be fashion statements, is beginning to take shape.

Daily Report: Suddenly, Lots of Streaming Options for Cord Cutters

last weekTechnology : Bits

Sony introduced a web-based TV service, aimed at gamers, that is initially available to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 owners in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Former Employee Sues Facebook for Sex and Race Discrimination

last weekTechnology : Bits

Chia Hong, a woman of Taiwanese descent, claimed that during her three years working for the social network, she faced discrimination, harassment and retaliation and was unfairly fired.

Microsoft Backs Further Away From Selling Software

last weekTechnology : Bits

Microsoft's move to make Windows 10 upgrades free in China echoes a shift at the company and the software industry's around the world. The days of charging customers for an operating system are slowly coming to an end, piece by piec...

T-Mobile Aims to Make Phone Plans Easier for Businesses

last weekTechnology : Bits

T-Mobile is going after a new growth avenue -- business customers -- with simpler phone plans.

Daily Report: You Can Now Send Your Friends Money on Facebook

last weekTechnology : Bits

The social network's new feature will allow Facebook friends to send payments to one another through the Messenger app. Wall Street expects such transactions to become a big business.

Pearson Under Fire for Monitoring Students’ Twitter Posts

last weekTechnology : Bits

Pearson, the education publishing giant, describes its practice of monitoring social media posts as a test-security measure, but some parents say the practice is unfair and invasive for students.

Orange Seeks Foreign Partner for Video Site Dailymotion

last weekTechnology : Bits

Orange's chief executive discusses the non-French future of the video site Dailymotion.

Congress Scrutinizes F.C.C. Following Release of New Internet Rules

last weekTechnology : Bits

Facing a tough tone from Republican lawmakers about his handling of the rules, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the F.C.C., pushed back repeatedly.

Daily Report: Apple Pay and Banks Tussle Over Fraud

last weekTechnology : Bits

One obstacle has been the banks' own reluctance to press Apple for fear of upsetting their relationships with the tech giant.

IBM Introduces Twitter-fueled Data Services for Business

last weekTechnology : Bits

IBM and Twitter rolled out their data services for business. They are the first products of a venture that is strategically important to both companies.

EBay Set to Open New Section on Its Site for Sotheby’s Auctions

last weekTechnology : Bits

First announced last July, the initiative will bring scores of Sotheby’s less expensive items -- which range from about $1,000 to $50,000 -- to eBay’s customers, a crowd that both companies hope will be eager to purchase works of art online.

Uber’s Chief Financial Officer to Leave Company

last weekTechnology : Bits

Brent Callinicos, the chief financial officer of Uber, plans to leave the ride-sharing company, in what will be one of the highest-level departures yet for the six-year-old start-up.

Layoffs at Food Start-Up Hampton Creek

last weekTechnology : Bits

While layoffs at start-ups are not uncommon, it's unusual for them to occur so soon after their coffers have been replenished with cash.

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