August 23, 2016

Small Business News

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Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn, YouTube Announces Video Ad App

Microsoft and LinkedIn really took the business world by storm this week by announcing that the two companies were coming together by way of Microsoft's purchase of the social media company. Read about this big news and other headlines in this week's news and information roundup.


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Shutterstock, Wix Announce New Online Business Tools

Shutterstock users got a new way to find just the image they're seeking and Wix says its new tool can design a site for you automatically based on AI. Check out these headlines and other newsmakers in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.


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Top Stories: UPS 3D Printing, Google Test Tool Announced

UPS announced a new way to order 3D printing jobs online that can be picked up in one of its able stores. Also, Google launched a tool that tests your company's website. Check out these headlines and more in this week's small business news and information roundup.


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YouTube Messaging App Announced, Snapchat Views Increase

YouTube has introduced an app that allows users to talk about videos without going to another site to do it and Snapchat reported huge viewership numbers. These headlines top this week's small business news and information roundup.


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Google, GoDaddy Announce New Online Services for Businesses

Google introduced a new way to file away your saved images discovered on searches that's very Pinterest-esque and GoDaddy acquired another company that lets it add to the host (pardon the pun) of services the company offers its customers. These headlines top a busy week wrapped up in this small business news and information roundup.


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Amazon’s Alexa Links to Google Calendar, Skype Added to Microsoft Edge

This week, Amazon announced that its virtual assistant, Alexa, is now capable of syncing with your Google Calendar. Also, Skype introduced an easier way to connect with your contacts through the Edge browser. Check out these stories and more in this week's small business news and information roundup.


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T-Mobile, Yelp Announce Strong Q1 Earnings, Apple Struggles

It's quarterly earnings report season and some that cater to small businesses -- like T-Mobile -- had a great start to the year, while others -- like Apple, surprisingly -- struggled. Read their reports and more in this week's small business news and information roundup.


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Periscope Adds New Feature, New Video Streaming Service Announced

Periscope has added a new fun feature to the increasingly popular livestreaming platform. And another live stream option has entered the fray. Read about these developments and plenty more headlines pertinent to small businesses in this week's news and information roundup.


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Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania became the 24th state in the U.S. to pass the use of medical marijuana into law. However, it may take as long as two years before there are any business impacts on the decision.


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eBay Offers New Shipping Options, Law Could Reverse Homemade Cookie Ban

eBay sellers were introduced to a new way of getting their products to customers this week and in New Jersey, makers and sellers of homemade cookies are fighting for their business lives supporting a bill that would overturn a ban on their products. These headlines top a busy week for small businesses, which are highlighted in this week's Small Business News and Information Roundup.


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California Raises Minimum Wage, White House Offers Lessons on Summer Hiring

The members of your small business team were front and center this week, making headlines. California passed groundbreaking legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15. In other news, it's that time of year when seasonal help is needed. And the White House is helping. Read about these developments and more in this week's small business news and information roundup.





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