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  • EBay agrees to spin off PayPal after pressure from activist investors

    EBay agrees to spin off PayPal after pressure from activist investors
    In the 1980s, the heyday of the corporate raiders, Carl Icahn made a name for himself as a persistent aggressor. He went after stodgy, old-line companies — Gulf & Western, Western Union, Phillips Petroleum, TWA — hellbent to break them up...
  • Yahoo-AOL merger proposal: recipe for revival, or stagnation?

    Yahoo-AOL merger proposal: recipe for revival, or stagnation?
    A proposed merger of Internet pioneers AOL Inc and Yahoo Inc could create a nimbler player in Web video, but strong growth, the measure of success in Silicon Valley, would remain elusive. Investors are revisiting one of the most speculated Internet...
  • Movies bust out of screen with panoramic, virtual technology

    Movies bust out of screen with panoramic, virtual technology
    A Tyrannosaurus rex lumbers forward, belts out a deafening roar, then stomps overhead, and a viewer watching inside a virtual reality headset turns around to see the beast walking away. The lifelike run-in with a prehistoric monster comes courtesy of...
  • Facebook to introduce new advertising platform: WSJ

    Facebook to introduce new advertising platform: WSJ
    Facebook Inc is set to unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter. The product is a redesigned version of Atlas Advertiser Suite, an ad...
  • Free $25 gift card with purchase at Smokey Bones

    Free $25 gift card with purchase at Smokey Bones
    Get a free $25 gift card with purchase of two $50 gift cards at Smokey Bones. This is an online offer good only on Monday, June 2. Click here for the deal. Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and...
  • Activists sue San Francisco over 'Google buses'

    Activists sue San Francisco over 'Google buses'
    There appears to be no prospect of peace in San Francisco when it comes to the parade of giant, corporate shuttles rumbling through the streets every day. On Thursday, a coalition of local activists filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent corporate...
  • Facebook removes page glorifying Isla Vista killer

    After initially refusing to take action, Facebook has removed a page glorifying Elliot Rodger, the man authorities say is behind the Isla Vista rampage that left six dead and several wounded Friday.  The page listed Rodger as "an American Hero" who...
  • California's unemployment rate drops to 7.8%, lowest in six years

    California's unemployment rate drops to 7.8%, lowest in six years
    California's unemployment rate dropped below 8% last month for the first time in nearly six years as employers put the state on the verge of recovering all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. Employers added 56,100 jobs in April, far more...
  • N.J. appeals court upholds ban on mom posting about kids on Facebook

    A New Jersey judge’s order banning a mother on probation from mentioning her children or their father on Facebook and elsewhere online was not unconstitutional, an appellate court ruled this week. The case centered on the online statements --...
  • Facebook expands 'I'm a Voter' feature to international users

    Facebook expands 'I'm a Voter' feature to international users
    Hundreds of millions of Indians had their fingers inked blue to show they voted in recent nationwide elections. According to Facebook, 4 million of them clicked the “I’m a Voter” button to broadcast their participation on the social...
  • Facebook makes it easier for users to share less

    Facebook makes it easier for users to share less
    Facebook will be making it easier for its users to share less. Among the new privacy policies announced Thursday was a change to the default sharing setting for new users. Instead of their first posts aumoticatically being shared with everyone, even...