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Trouble magnet MeUndies signs shoplifting NFL player to endorsement deal

MeUndies is no stranger to controversy. The irreverent apparel basics company and lifestyle brand – or as it’s often more pejoratively described, an underwear delivery startup – was one of the first mainstream consumer brands to advertise alongside porn. Later, the company made social ads so risque they were banned from Facebook – a fact that it [...]

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Uber seeing deja vu as riders complain of rate gouging following Caltrain fatality

Uber found itself in a familiar vat of hot water last night after seemingly rate-gouging stranded travelers during a state of emergency. When a Caltrain hit and killed a pedestrian in Palo Alto last night, trains were delayed around the region and and demand for Ubers naturally spiked. The company’s surge pricing algorithm kicked in quickly [...]

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Spinout needed: eBay slammed after missed earnings and reduced Q4 holiday forecasts (despite PayPal growth)

EBay, which is already under a microscope after announcing two weeks ago its plans to spin out PayPal, reported earnings today. Marking the end of an all around rocky summer, the payments and commerce company missed revenue expectations and delivered future guidance that fell short of forecasts. At $0.68 per share, the company exceeded earnings [...]

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