Business

Starbucks' Creative Customer Problem

Courtesy of Sameera Raziuddin(NEW YORK) — Starbucks prides itself on the personalization opportunities of its drinks, something its customers have really taken to heart. The past few weeks have brought news of coffee enthusiasts taking advantage of the “My Read More

Airbnb Unveils New Logo

Airbnb(NEW YORK) — When Airbnb unveiled its new logo, netizens went wild trying to pin down what the simple scribble looks like. But the rent-a-room service says the logo — which resembles a pretzel shape or an upside-down heart — is symbolic of Read More

Why Weak Passwords Aren’t Always a Bad Idea

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It turns out having your dog’s name as your password isn’t such a bad idea after all. New research from Microsoft says Internet users are better off recycling weak, memorable passwords for accounts of low importance. Complex Read More

Jobless Claims Continue Decline, Down by 3,000

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims are still falling, decreasing last week by 3,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department. For the week ending July 12, the number of people filing for benefits dropped to 302,000. The Read More

Starbucks Opens First Colombia Store

Starbucks(BOGOTA, Colombia) — Caffeine chain Starbucks payed homage to one of its major coffee sources Wednesday with the opening of its first store in Colombia. Officials debuted the three-level store in Bogota where employees are set to serve 100 percent Read More

Dow Hits New Record, Stocks Rise Amid Earning Reports

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street stocks closed higher Wednesday after strong second-quarter earnings reports and news of mergers and deals. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new record, up 78 points to finish at 17138.20, the Nasdaq Composite added 10 Read More

First Instagram Posted Four Years Ago

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The honor of being in the first Instagram snap, which was posted four years ago on Wednesday, went to co-founder Kevin Systrom’s dog. At the time, the photo sharing network hadn’t gone public and went by a Read More