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Microsoft's Bing search engine is actually a success — Bing, at one time the Internet's favorite punchline, no longer sounds like such a joke. Six years after Microsoft launched Bing and lost billions of dollars in a long-shot attempt to take on Google, Microsoft appears to be nearing a significant milestone: the Bing search engine is no longer bleeding cash.

The best Internet memes about Greece's meltdown — European Union leaders may be struggling to reach an agreement that prevents Greece from having a total financial implosion that could unsettle other markets. But don't worry, the Internet, as always, has a solution: crowdfunding. Thom Feeney, an enterprising individual from the UK, launched a crowdfunding campaign called the Greek Bailout Fund on Indiegogo this weekend.

Meerkat now lets you embed live streams of Shark Week — Meerkat still exists and now it's trying to take a bite out of the live streaming competition with a new feature - and a fierce partnership. The once buzzed about startup announced Friday a long-awaited option to embed live streaming broadcasts on any website with a few lines of code, rather than only house videos on Meerkat's apps and website.

6 tech companies ahead of the Supreme Court on gay-friendly policies — Few technology companies needed to wait for the Supreme Court to approve gay marriage to put policies in place that are friendly to gay employees. In California, one of the most progressive states, gay partnerships are so long-standing that major tech companies even created affectionate nicknames for their gay employee affinity groups, like "Squeers" at Square and "Gayglers" at Google.

Taylor Swift will allow '1989' on Apple Music — Taylor Swift, in her infinite mercy, has agreed to do business with Apple Music. Swift announced on Twitter Thursday that she has agreed to make her latest album, 1989, available on Apple Music.

Tinder, and OKCupid combine into dating behemoth — Three of the most prominent online dating sites in the world are combining to create a corporate behemoth built on broken romantic dreams. IAC/InteractiveCorp, the $6 billion media conglomerate, said it will spin off its suite of dating sites into a separate company.

Google executive dies in accident during Cannes Lions festival — The Cannes Lion festival, a gathering of the global advertising industry, took a tragic turn this week. A Google executive died in an accident during the ongoing weeklong event, according to multiple reports. Google has declined to release the executive's name or details of the incident out of respect for the family, which is traveling to France.

Taylor Swift has healed the rift between Apple Music and indie music — Taylor Swift has helped independent record labels shake off their concerns about Apple Music. Two major independent labels publicly endorsed Apple's new streaming music service on Wednesday. They include The Beggars Group, an independent label that has represented The White Stripes, Vampire Weekend and Adele, joined Merlin, a prominent digital rights agency, and the Worldwide Independent Network, which speaks for the indie music community.

Why Apple had no chance against Taylor Swift — As of today, 25-year-old Taylor Swift is the most powerful businesswoman in America. Swift wrote an immaculately phrased Tumblr post about why Apple should pay artists during the three-months trial of Apple Music: "I'm not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months," she reproached the company.

Interviews with Uber drivers reveal complicated lives — Two decades ago, Alireza moved to Los Angeles and began building up a menswear business. Pants, shirts, shoes - all manufactured and sold in the United States. He had loyal customers. He had more than 150 employees. He had a livelihood.
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Jun 30, 2015

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to bail out Greece just topped 500,000 Euros…

Jun 30, 2015

The crowdfunding campaign to raise 1.6 billion Euros for Greece is breaking Indiegogo

Jun 30, 2015

Nothing to see here, just Mark Zuckerberg chatting with some random guy on Facebook

Jun 30, 2015

That leap second really was useful for downloading the iOS update

Jun 30, 2015

Chris Christie: "We need a tax system that's simplified and will put CPAs like my dad out of business." (sorry dad)

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