“Single Not Sorry”: Embracing Tinder, Match Settles on Not Settling Down

For better or for worse, Tinder has developed a reputation as the go-to app for casual hookups. Match Group, the app’s owner, has taken note. And it’s doubling down on transforming Tinder into the home of low-pressure liaisons. Match Group beat Wall Street’s...
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Cookies leave a bad taste in ad auctioneer Rubicon’s mouth

Sunsetting browser cookies over the next few year is being sold as a win-win: users get a snappier web, and publishers get premium consumer data and insulation from tightening consumer privacy regulations. The Rubicon Project, a technology company that hosts auctions...
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Disney’s new streaming app to be called Disney+

It’s official. The highly anticipated new Disney streaming service slated for release next year will be called Disney+. The Walt Disney Co. has now fully turned its attention to the streaming app, following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, after reporting record...

Rehabilitation programs give student loan borrowers a second chance, but at a price

For student loan borrowers who have defaulted - meaning they've gone more than 270 days without making a payment towards their debt - rehabilitation is one way out of default. Many borrowers see it as a second chance, but don't understand that their balance will...

Want To Save Cash? There’s An App For That

Want to save cash? There’s an app for that. Yeny Lei, who works for One Medical, a firm that uses technology to deliver accessible health care, was shocked to find out she was spending $150 a month on coffee. “I live in San Francisco, and every coffee shop is very...

International Sales Bolsters McDonald’s Stock and Investor Optimism

For McDonald’s, the future is now—at least overseas. The company’s shares surged 6% to $177.18 on Oct. 23 after the company reported strong international sales growth, led by newly renovated stores in the United Kingdom, Australia, and France. Despite profits that...

AT&T Q3: Time Warner deal turns profit, but subscriber losses send stock to six-year low

Investors hoped AT&T’s third quarter results--the first full quarter since the company’s $108.7 billion acquisition of Time Warner-- would have signs that the acquisition is paying off. They found them. But that performance was overshadowed by disappointments in...

After acquiring Time Warner and AppNexus, AT&T’s moneymaker is still mobility

But concerns about how AT&T can integrate its newly-acquired businesses crystalized in AT&T’s latest financial report. Fundamentally, the company’s latest acquisitions don’t illustrate a clear path for improving its primary businesses, including mobility and TV.

Ford stock boosted by strong North American truck sales and big picture plan from CEO

Ford stock soared on Oct. 25, posting its highest gain in seven years after third-quarter earnings beat expectations and analysts heard more about the company’s restructuring plans. Now, Ford has to prove this is the beginning of a new chapter for the company. On...
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Zola Grows Its Marketing Strategy

Zola, fresh off a new funding round, is restructuring employees to focus on marketing their streamlined wedding tools to couples beyond the typical word-of-mouth references that have grown the company so far. Private investors gave the wedding-tech company $100...
Marriott’s Homesharing Can’t Stop A Downturn

Marriott’s Homesharing Can’t Stop A Downturn

Marriott International is determined to provide customers new experiences. The company not only added more than 340 homesharing properties in Europe since April, but also launched a more user-friendly online booking system.  The world’s largest hotel company is...

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Disney’s new streaming app to be called Disney+

Disney’s new streaming app to be called Disney+

It’s official. The highly anticipated new Disney streaming service slated for release next year will be called Disney+. The Walt Disney Co. has now fully turned its attention to the streaming app, following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, after reporting record...

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Zola Grows Its Marketing Strategy

Zola Grows Its Marketing Strategy

Zola, fresh off a new funding round, is restructuring employees to focus on marketing their streamlined wedding tools to couples beyond the typical word-of-mouth references that have grown the company so far. Private investors gave the wedding-tech company $100...

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Sign Up, Forget, Spend, Repeat: Our New Digital Routine

Sign Up, Forget, Spend, Repeat: Our New Digital Routine

It can be distressing to find, deep in the recesses of your bank statement, that long-forgotten $7.99 monthly charge for your Hulu subscription. Only to dig deeper and discover you’ve wasted $50 on the unused streaming service since you gave up on The Handmaid’s Tale...

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