Technology

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 13

First Look Media wants to go for-profit. Pierre Omidyar’s fledgling media company wants to move away from its non-profit status in the near future, according to Ad Week. The company’s only publication, The Intercept, has grabbed a number of scoops

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Spotify proves you can get people to pay for something free

Spotify may not be Taylor Swift’s BFF, but it’s proving something that may be crucial to the music streaming world. According to Fast Company, 25 percent of Spotify users pay for the product. That’s a pretty spectacular conversion rate for

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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 12

Paris’ economy can withstand terror attacks. More than 1 million people flooded the streets of Paris on Sunday for protests of last week’s shootings at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as a kosher grocery. Despite the gloom over

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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 8

The FBI doubles down on Sony hack conclusion. The bureau’s director, James B. Comey, said without any doubt on Wednesday that North Korea was behind the cyber attack on Sony. The New York Times says the hackers initially carried out

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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 7

Dishing out new service. Dish Network announced a new $20 per month streaming service yesterday, and this one could be huge. Dish’s service, dubbed Sling Telvision, will be the first to offer ESPN without a traditional cable subscription. This could

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Reynolds Week: Reflections on purpose with BlogHer’s Elisa Camahort Page

To create a following online, one thing is pivotal for start-ups and, for that matter, any company: purpose. That was just one of the many messages of Elisa Camahort Page, co-founder and COO of BlogHer, a web community dedicated to

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Must Read Money Stories for Tuesday, Jan. 6

Crude Oil prices fell below $50 a barrel on Monday. Oil’s value has dropped 50 percent since June, and global markets are falling with it. The Dow Jones plummeted 331 points on Monday amidst crude’s fall and uncertainty surrounding the

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Must Read Money Stories for Monday, Jan. 5

France’s mega-tax is set to expire. Two years ago, French president Francois Hollande and his socialist party unveiled a 75 percent tax on earnings over 1 million euros. Now it will expire at the end of January, and the French

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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 23

NFL cheerleading is changing. After years of workforce mistreatment, NFL cheerleaders are finally getting their due, largely thanks to the efforts of one former Raiderette, Lindsay Gibbs writes at Sports on Earth. Lacy, an experienced cheerleader who previously danced in

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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Dec. 18

Sony cancels holiday release of The Interview. Sony Pictures Entertainment, which is currently embroiled in a crippling leak brought on by hackers, cancelled the movie’s release due to threats of violence. “Remember the 11th of September 2001,” read the threats

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