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Apple shed $50B — more than the value of eBay — since it revealed the iPhone X
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Facebook Messenger Will Suggest Buying Fandango Movie Tickets by ‘Listening’ to Chats
Adweek • Christine Zosche
HPE’s Meg Whitman Won’t Be Uber’s CEO. But She Could Be the First Female President
Fortune Magazine • Jen Wieczner
States Are Offering Tax Amnesty to Ecommerce Business Before They Drop the Hammer
Entrepreneur Magazine • Tor Constantino
Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China
BBC • Bbc Monitoring
Great Indian Festival: Amazon preps for a heated race as India's holiday sales kick off
The Economic Times of India • Saritha Rai
The Margin: NFL tickets for the price of a beer — but you have to watch the 49ers, Rams
MarketWatch
Why Entrepreneurs Should Invest More in Social Good
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Success story
BBC • Tim Harford
Ticketmaster Tries to Weed Out Scalpers and a New Market Is Born
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Apple shed more than $50 billion from its market value in the days since it unveiled its latest line of products, according to analysis of FactSet data. The company released a new line of products on Sept. 12: The iPhone X, iPhone...
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Facebook Messenger Will Suggest Buying Fandango Movie Tickets by ‘Listening’ to Chats
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If you’re talking about going to see a movie with your friends on Facebook Messenger, you may soon see a new option pop up from Fandango—offering info and ticketing right within the chat app. On Thursday, Facebook Messenger launched automated suggestions for...
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HPE’s Meg Whitman Won’t Be Uber’s CEO. But She Could Be the First Female President
Fortune MagazineJen Wieczner
Meg Whitman licks her goggles, steps up to the ledge, places one hand on the concrete, and hurls herself, pencil-straight, into the turquoise-blue water. She’s off in a brisk freestyle crawl—“Race pace!” yells a coach—covering close to half the pool before coming...
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States Are Offering Tax Amnesty to Ecommerce Business Before They Drop the Hammer
Entrepreneur MagazineTor Constantino
Image credit: Hero Images | Getty Images Largely untapped sales tax revenue from ecommerce transactions is becoming a funding focus for state tax commissioners as many state governments wrestle with rising healthcare, infrastructure and operating costs, coupled with flat or declining federal...
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Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China
BBCBbc Monitoring
Ever wanted to own your own private jet? That may now be possible, given that a number are now up for auction in China, it's reported. Three Boeing 747s have landed on the auction arm of Taobao, China's leading eBay-like service. The...
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Great Indian Festival: Amazon preps for a heated race as India's holiday sales kick off
The Economic Times of IndiaSaritha Rai
It's mere weeks to the festival of Diwali, the season of lavish, reckless consumption, and in a cavernous warehouse minutes from the Hyderabad airport, hundreds of workers are furiously sorting mountains of everyday items. There are sunglasses and shaving creams, sewing machines,...
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The Margin: NFL tickets for the price of a beer — but you have to watch the 49ers, Rams
MarketWatch
Getty Images Attend an NFL game for the price of a beer? Seems like a pretty good deal. Though maybe not to the San Francisco 49ers’ ownership. There’s likely to be a sea of empty red seats Thursday night as the 49ers...
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Why Entrepreneurs Should Invest More in Social Good
Inc.Quora
Why should entrepreneurs think about social good when creating companies? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Market forces can and should be a powerful tool in...
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BBCTim Harford
In Shanghai, an Uber driver logs into an online forum. He is not looking for a passenger. He is looking for someone to pretend to be a passenger. He finds a willing taker. He pretends to collect the customer and drop her...
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Ticketmaster Tries to Weed Out Scalpers and a New Market Is Born
The Wall Street JournalAnne Steele
Ticketmaster’s latest attempt to stamp out scalping has spawned a new market—not for tickets themselves, but for special codes that offer the opportunity to buy them. The concert promoter’s Verified Fan system aims to identify “real” fans and give them a shot...
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