Real estate data company Reis sues over alleged online report theft

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reis Inc, a commercial real estate data provider, on Wednesday sued Armada Analytics Inc, accusing it of downloading at least 1,562 reports over three years from its proprietary subscription database without paying for them. Armada, a commercial real estate services provider specializing in mortgage debt, was accused of misappropriating login credentials to access Reis’ database online, and continuing to obtain reports through Reis subscribers after payment was demanded.

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Cloud storage company Box raises full-year forecast for second time

(Reuters) – Cloud storage provider Box Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue and raised its full-year revenue forecast for the second time as more customers subscribed to its content-sharing platform. Box expects full year revenue of $295 million to $297 million, up from $286 million to $290 million, it said in a statement on Wednesday

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Ashley Madison owner says website still adding users after data hack

Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients. “Recent media reports predicting the imminent demise of Ashley Madison are greatly exaggerated,” the company said in a statement

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Hackers stole secrets for up to $100 million insider-trading profit: U.S.

By Noeleen Walder, Jonathan Stempel and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A group of mainly U.S.-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine made as much as $100 million in illegal profits over five years by conspiring to use information stolen from thousands of corporate press statements before their public release, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday

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LinkedIn’s revenue beat fails to connect with investors

LinkedIn's shares were down 3.9 percent in after-hours trading, however, as investors focused on the company's widening losses and an underwhelming full-year revenue forecast. LinkedIn has been spending heavily to acquire businesses and build up its sales and development teams in an effort to leverage off its 380 million members.

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E-commerce website Etsy shares soar after Google mention

Speaking to analysts after its second-quarter report late on Thursday, Google Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani pointed to Brooklyn-based Etsy as a good example of web companies winning more business due to Google's recent move to index information and pages within third-party apps. “Developers like Etsy are already seeing a boost in traffic as a result of deep linking,” Kordestani said. The jump in Etsy's shares pressured short sellers who recently increased bets against the company, which has grown from selling just wooden goods to include other crafts, vintage goods and recently, mass manufactured products

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Rocket Internet to close grocery delivery service in Germany

German start-up investor Rocket Internet is closing down its grocery delivery service Shopwings in Germany due to a lack of cooperation from retailers and regulatory hurdles. A Rocket Internet spokesman said the business that only launched last year in Berlin and Munich would focus instead on expanding in Australia as well as in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Europe's largest Internet company prides itself on needing only 100 days to go from concept to launch of a new firm, establishing dozens of start-ups from online fashion to home furnishings and food delivery since it was founded in 2007.

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Uber settles wrongful death lawsuit in San Francisco

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride service Uber has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 6-year-old girl who died in a San Francisco car accident, according to court filings. The girl, Sofia Liu, died after she, her younger brother and their mother were hit by a car in a San Francisco cross-walk on New Year's Eve in 2013

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Snapchat management holds talks with Saudi’s Prince Alwaleed

Senior management of Snapchat held talks with Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on potential cooperation, the prince's investment company said in a statement on Sunday. The meeting, which included the mobile messaging company's Chief Executive Evan Spiegel and Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan, comes as Snapchat embarks on a new funding round that values the business at up to $19 billion

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