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A tip for start-ups: Don't go public without profits

There are two kinds of rants that just about every public company chief executive loves to deliver. The first is about the company's stock price: It's never high enough! The second is about Wall Street investors' obsession with quarterly earnings reports: They don't appreciate our long-term vision!

Seller of digital eavesdropping software gets hacked

HackingTeam, an Italian company that helps law enforcement hack into digital networks, has apparently been hacked itself.

Here's why Reddit users have shut down sections of the popular site

Some of San Francisco-based Reddit's most popular content remained hidden from its users on Friday as the heavily trafficked site's volunteer moderators staged a massive protest after the firing of a beloved employee.

Snapchat deletes a distinctive feature and makes it easier to add friends

Snapchat is removing a cumbersome feature and making it easier to add friends on its app.

2 Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France

Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.

Tech review: The best selfie stick for smartphones

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Let's get this out of the way up front: No one truly needs a selfie stick. However, they can be somewhat useful. To find the best selfie stick, we put in 20 hours of research, brought in 20 models for...

Google app to warn drivers about railroad crossings

Google has agreed to add audio and visual alerts in its navigation app to warn drivers about railroad crossings.

On-demand used car buying and selling comes to L.A.

The on-demand economy has, with a few taps on an app, brought everything from lunches to laundry to our doorsteps. Now it wants to bring us something a lot bigger: used cars.

It's not that complicated: Facebook is still mostly run by white men

Facebook's latest diversity figures barely budged from the previous year's, with almost every level of the company still dominated by white men.

IAC plans to spin off its dating businesses and Tinder

The parent company that owns dating brands Tinder, and OKCupid wants to play the field.

Tech review: The best fitness tracker

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. The $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our tests - which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing - the Charge HR is more...

Twitter seeks a full-time CEO, making Jack Dorsey an unlikely candidate

It seems obvious, but Twitter's board of directors isn't interested in chief executive candidates who can't give 100% to the San Francisco microblogging service.

Fitbit shares soar in Wall Street debut

Exercise-tracking device company Fitbit streaked past its initial public offering price in its New York Stock Exchange debut Thursday, revealing high demand for the new tech stock. 

Twitter on the block? CEO's departure spurs speculation

A day after embattled Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo announced that he was stepping down, analysts were speculating whether the microblogging service could be an acquisition target for a deep-pocketed company like Google.

Federal regulators approve new robocall protections for consumers

Federal regulators on Thursday approved new protections for consumers against unwanted phone calls and texts, cracking down on a growing numbers of automatically dialed robocalls that have led to a flood of complaints.

Twitter's direction 'extremely strong and beautiful,' Jack Dorsey says

Twitter Inc. stock is rising as Wall Street welcomes the departure of its embattled chief executive.

Uber's latest training and recruitment tool is a video game

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be an Uber driver but don't want to actually get behind the wheel, there's now a game for that.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to step down

After years of Wall Street grumblings, stagnant growth and management dysfunction, Dick Costolo said Thursday he was stepping down as chief executive of Twitter Inc.

The rise and fall of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo -- in tweets

Dick Costolo resigned as Twitter's chief executive Thursday, nearly five years after assuming the top job. He oversaw the company's initial public offering of stock and, subsequently, its shares' underwhelming performance. And as Twitter's user base skyrocketed, its CEO found himself at the center...

Court declines to stop net neutrality rules from taking effect Friday

A federal appeals court declined to halt implementation of tough new net neutrality regulations, paving the way for the rules to go into effect Friday.

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