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  • Snapchat reportedly declined $3 billion offer from Facebook

    Snapchat reportedly declined $3 billion offer from Facebook
    Snapchat has spurned a $3-billion cash offer from Facebook, holding out for a larger bid or an investment in the company, according to a report that cited unnamed sources. The Wall Street Journal says the messaging service is currently entertaining a...
  • Apple reportedly strikes iPhone deal with China Mobile

    Apple reportedly strikes iPhone deal with China Mobile
    Apple may have finalized a deal with China Mobile, that nation's largest carrier, to sell the iPhone.  Such a deal would give Apple access to China Mobile's 700 million customers for the first time. Though analysts have been predicting such a deal was...
  • Apple buys Twitter analytics firm for $200 million

    Apple buys Twitter analytics firm for $200 million
    Apple has purchased Topsy, a Twitter analytics firm, for $200 million. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has acquired the company, which is known for its extensive data of Twitter information. Topsy is capable of tracking what users are...
  • Nearly a fifth of 2013 New York City thefts involved Apple devices

    Nearly a fifth of 2013 New York City thefts involved Apple devices
    Apple devices are still in high demand -- just ask New York City thieves. Products by the Cupertino, Calif., company, such as iPhones and iPads, accounted for more than 18% of New York's grand larcenies in 2013, according to a report by the Wall...
  • GrubHub Seamless files secretive IPO paperwork

    GrubHub Seamless files secretive IPO paperwork
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Online takeout food order firm GrubHub Seamless Inc., has made a confidential filing for an initial public offering, according to sources. The company was formed by the merger of New York-based Seamless and Chicago-...
  • Robert R. Taylor dies at 77; entrepreneur created Softsoap

    With one stroke, entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor made a fortune, changed the way America washed up and doomed the bathroom soap dish to virtual obsolescence. It was Taylor who turned hand soap from a slippery lump to a dab from a pump. Taylor, who...
  • Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco

    Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco
    Over four years, Merrell Williams Jr. came up with a number of effective ways to smuggle documents from work. A $9-an-hour paralegal at a tobacco company's law firm in Louisville, Ky., Williams tucked a few memos at a time into a slit he cut in the...
  • Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers

    Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers
    In 1980, Tom Clancy was making a decent living as an insurance agent. But underwriting fire, casualty and car policies wasn't the stuff of his dreams. In his spare time he began to plot a novel — about an ex-Marine who worked for the CIA and a...
  • CEOs want you -- to fix the debt

    Many of the nation's top CEOs have joined forces to "fix the debt." They want to achieve this goal, in part, by reducing Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age to 70. One of the chief executive officers, David Cote, runs Honeywell....
  • Free the Keystone XL pipeline, Mr. President

    Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...
  • Joy Covey, ex-Amazon executive who helped take company public, dies

    Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer’s chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van  on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50. Covey was riding her...