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Wednesday November 26, 2014

updated - November 26, 2014 Wednesday EST

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Apple $450 Million Ebook Settlement Gets Final Court Approval

Apple has received final court approval to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it harmed consumers by fixing the price of e-books, according to Reuters.

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Biz/Tech
Twitter Chief Publicly Tweeted Business Plan Intended as Personal Message

Twitter Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto sent out a tweet about an intention to purchase a company and how he would follow through with the plan at a company meeting in mid-December.

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Biz/Tech
Thrift Store Accused of Pocketing Charity Money

Minnesota’s attorney general accused Value Village thrift shops on Monday, Nov. 24 for stealing from its charity partners and misleading donors and faulty practices.

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Biz/Tech
Sony Pictures Computers Hacked, Sent Staff to Use Pen and Paper Instead

Sony Pictures suffered a massive hack by a group names “GOP” that forced its staff to use primitive pen and paper to perform their reports and work assignments.

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Biz/Tech
T-Mobile Lets Customers Know When They’re Getting Reduced Data Speeds

T-Mobile will start informing its customers of their data speeds through a link to a speed test that will go into effect in January next year, as per a new agreement with the Federal Communications Commission, The Verge reports.

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Biz/Tech
Ex-Tinder Executives Launch Dating App ‘Bumble,’ Where Women Make the First Move

Former Tinder co-founder, Whitney Wolfe, together with other Tinder executives are reportedly prepping a new dating application called “Bumble.”

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Samsung Launches Eye-Tracking Mouse for Disabled

Samsung Introduces a new innovation, “EYECAN+” that may potentially help disabled people see—a mouse that tracks the movements of the eyes.

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TOP 10 FRANCHISE FOR 2014

  • RANK
    FRANCHISE NAME
    STARUP COSTS
  • 1nc
    Hampton Hotels
    $3.7M - 13.52M
  • 2nc
    Subway
    $85.2K - 260.35K
  • 3up
    Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
    $196.5K - 304K
  • 4down
    7-Eleven Inc.
    $30.8K - 1.64M
  • 5up
    Supercuts
    $103.55K - 196.5K
  • 6up
    Anytime Fitness
    $56.3K - 353.9K
  • 7down
    Servpro
    $133.05K - 181.45K
  • 8down
    Denny's Inc.
    $1.18M - 2.4M
  • 9down
    McDonald's
    $1M - 2.16M
  • 10down
    Pizza Hut Inc.
    $295K - 2.15M
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