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After 13 Spinoffs, Angry Birds Gets a Sequel

After 13 Spinoffs, Angry Birds Gets a Sequel

Rovio touts new version’s special goodies as it launches in a crowded gaming marketplace.

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Uber Crosses $50 Billion Valuation

Uber Crosses $50 Billion Valuation

Uber has completed a new round of funding that values the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $51 billion, reaching the mark faster than Facebook did.

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The ‘Donkey Kong’ Incentive

The ‘Donkey Kong’ Incentive

Hoping to attract younger professionals to luxury condo buildings, developers are adding vintage arcade rooms with free, unlimited access to classic games like “Pac-Man.”

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Beijing Chosen to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing Chosen to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

The IOC named Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Chinese capital got more votes from members than the only other candidate, Almaty in Kazakhstan.

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Startups Scramble to Define ’Employee’

Startups Scramble to Define ’Employee’

Lawsuits over worker classification are casting an investment chill over startups and are prompting some founders to switch their business models.

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How Luxury Hotels Lure You With Music

How Luxury Hotels Lure You With Music

Hotels are paying a new level of attention to the tunes they play in different spaces and at times of day.

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Electronic Arts Raises Guidance on Strong Quarter

Electronic Arts Raises Guidance on Strong Quarter

Electronic Arts rode a wave of momentum through its fiscal first quarter, raking in cash from digital sales and raising its revenue and profit forecasts for the year.

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U.S. Beer Maker: Tax Code Encourages Foreign Takeovers

U.S. Beer Maker: Tax Code Encourages Foreign Takeovers

Almost 90% of the beer made in America now is made by foreign-owned companies—and the U.S. tax code is one of the big reasons, according to congressional testimony by the founder of the Boston Beer Co.

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IKEA Gets Deeper Into the Woods

IKEA Gets Deeper Into the Woods

IKEA is buying forests to wield more control over its most important raw material: wood.

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Google Quietly Distributes New Version of Glass

Google Quietly Distributes New Version of Glass

Google is quietly distributing a new version of its Glass wearable computer aimed at businesses in industries such as health care, manufacturing and energy, according to people familiar with the situation.

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LinkedIn Gets Boost From Lynda Deal

LinkedIn Gets Boost From Lynda Deal

LinkedIn’s stock fell in after-hours trading as investors realized that it beat growth expectations because of its recent acquisition of lynda.com, not because of a recovery in its core business.

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Asia’s Tech Startups Shrug Off Chinese Market Turmoil

Asia’s Tech Startups Shrug Off Chinese Market Turmoil

China’s stock-market turmoil has delivered a wake-up call to Asia’s tech startups, even as investor enthusiasm appears to remain strong for a wave of new companies coming up from the fast-growing region.

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Yelp Struggles, as Competition for Talent Impedes Growth

Yelp Struggles, as Competition for Talent Impedes Growth

Yelp Inc. is struggling with a problem analysts call the “unicorn bubble,” as the local search and advertising company competes with big startups for young employees that are vital to its growth.

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Banks Pitch Swaps as Alternative to Buying Stock

Banks Pitch Swaps as Alternative to Buying Stock

Banks are nudging certain hedge-fund clients to use derivatives instead of actual stocks when placing some bets, an effort aimed at lessening the impact of new capital rules on the banks’ businesses.

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Twitter Shares Fall After Report Revives User Base Questions

Twitter Shares Fall After Report Revives User Base Questions

Investors in Twitter drove down the company’s share price 15% on Wednesday after a disappointing quarterly report a day earlier.

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