From the Wires

Microsoft lays off 3,000 more workers

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek: The company laid off 638 employees in the Puget Sound area.

 

Xiaomi aims to be the world's most valuable private tech firm

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Forbes: The Chinese electronics manufacturer is looking to raise funding that could value the company at more than $40 billion.

 

U.S. economy grew in Q3

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

NYT: The nation's economic output rose at a 3.5% annual rate.

 

Apple CEO: 'I'm proud to be gay'

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

BBC: Apple's chief executive Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality in a Bloomberg Businessweek article.

 

Facebook vows aggressive spending

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WSJ: The social network's revenue rose 59% in Q3.

 

Apple Pay faces challenges

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bloomberg: Apple's mobile payment technology has encountered problems after CVS Health Corp. and Rite Aid Corp. disabled the service in their drugstores.

 

YouTube considering paid subscriptions

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WSJ: The online video website is working on a paid, ad-free subscription business model in addition to its existing ad-based platform.

 

Taco Bell launches new ordering app

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CNNMoney: The fast food restaurant's app will allow customers to skip waiting in line.

 

Toyota leads global vehicle sales

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Monday, October 27, 2014

NYT: The world's top-selling automaker reported sales of 7.615 million vehicles, up 3% from last year.

 

Xbox One receives another price cut

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Forbes: Microsoft has slashed the game console's price from $499 to $349 this holiday season.

 

Uber considers flu shot delivery service

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Forbes: The company launched a one-day pilot called UberHealth; users in Boston, New York City, or Washington D.C., could order flu shots directly to their door.

 

P&G plans to exit Duracell

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Bloomberg: Procter & Gamble Co. will leave the battery business as its CEO, A.G. Lafley, works to slim down the company.

 

Target to offer free holiday shipping

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

WSJ: The retailer hopes the offer will lead to more completed online transactions.

 
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