EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn  

NY Times By : MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

EBay said on Tuesday that it would spin off its PayPal payments unit into a separate publicly traded company, taking a step the activist hedge fund magnate Carl C. Icahn first demanded nine months ago.

The move will cleave eBay almost in half, separating it from the payments processor it acquired 12 years ago and built into a giant that generates almost half of the company’s revenue. - Full Article


Chinese government approves iPhone 6 for sale  

The Telegraph By : Rhiannon Williams

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be sold across China from October 17 following approval from the Chinese government.

Apple was approved to sell the handsets following "rigorous security testing" and addressing risks of personal information leaks related to iOS 8's diagnostic tools, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). - Full Article


Windows 9: What it has to strategically accomplish  

ZDNet By : Larry Dignan

Microsoft on Tuesday will preview its next operating system---code named Threshold and expected to be Windows 9---and the rollout is critical to make CEO Satya Nadella's master plan a success.

As noted previously, Nadella is steering Microsoft around a platform and productivity mantra with a heavy dose of cloud and mobile. - Full Article


Is there a recipe for going viral? Experts offer suggestions  

Biz News By : Staff Reporting

Psy was a completely unknown Korean pop star until the summer of 2012, when he released his smash hit single, “Gangnam Style.”

Since then, the music video has shattered all records by becoming the single most watched video of all time, reaching more than two billion views in May 2014. Two billion is a huge number. - Full Article


Twitter Uses War Room to Coax Marketers Into Spending  

Ad Age By : Mark Bergen

Twitter is building up a war room to coax marketers into spending around big events.

The top general is Ross Hoffman, director of brand strategy. Mr. Hoffman joined Twitter in 2010, long before its IPO and when its ad products were in their infancy.

Before that, he worked on business development and strategic partnerships with YouTube, overseeing the video platform's live-streaming strategy. - Full Article


Signs of the times: Digital displays light up common areas  

Finance Commerce By : Frank Jossi

Earlier this year Gaviidae Common I in downtown Minneapolis unveiled a digital signage installation featuring two 40-foot-long LED banners hanging from the top level of the atrium and an LED ring positioned between the first floor and skyway.

On the skyway, two kiosks also offer an interactive display for visitors to find their way around the building, at 651 Nicollet Mall, and the surrounding neighborhood.- Full Article


Family Court Rules That You Can Serve Someone With Legal Papers Over Facebook  

Slate By : Lily Hay Newman

A New York City family court ruled on Sept. 12 that a Staten Island man could use Facebook to serve his ex-wife with a legal notice about child support.

According to the New York Post, Staten Island Support Magistrate Gregory Gliedman noted in his decision that it was the first such decision in New York or the United States in general (excluding situations in which the person being served was overseas).

Noel Biscocho was allowed to serve Anna Maria Antigua through social media because... - Full Article


First Person to Buy an iPhone 6 Drops It on Live TV  

ABC News By : Staff Reporting

Talk about bad luck. The first person to buy a new iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, early this morning proceeded to drop it on the ground as he was being interviewed on live TV.

The young man, named Jack, and a Channel 9 reporter struggled to cut the plastic covering the box. As he excitedly opened it, the phone fell out and landed on the concrete. - Full Article


Apple Pay may test regulators  

USA Today By : Darrell Delamaide

Apple's ambition may have accidentally taken it where most companies fear to tread — into the land of financial regulation.

This at least was the argument made by Georgetown law professor Adam Levitin after the tech giant announced last week that it would launch a mobile payments service, Apple Pay. - Full Article


Anheuser-Busch: Disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents...this NFL season  

USA Today By : Nancy Armour

Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands.

Fed up with the league's woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task on Tuesday. No, it didn't say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract – yet. - Full Article


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