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Airbnb Rep Asks Host to Take Down Homoerotic Pic

CORPORATE | By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
A staffer with the popular service Airbnb is making headlines this week after asking a New York City party planner to remove a homoerotic photo from his listing even though she found the image "captivating."

Opera for Broadway-Lovers?

CORPORATE | Jul 24
Director Michael Mayer adds Broadway flair to the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Rigoletto"

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Reinventing Opera at the Met

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Bob Simon reports on the Metropolitan Opera's mission: to make opera as popular -- and populist -- as it once was.

Microsoft 4Q Earnings Hurt by Nokia Acquisition

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Microsoft Corp. reported fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April, but the company said growth in Internet-based computing services to businesses boosted results.

LinkedIn to Buy Ad Tech Company Bizo for $175M

CORPORATE | By Michael Cox | Jul 23
LinkedIn Corp. is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals. LinkedIn said that it is paying 90 percent in cash and the rest in stock for San Francisco-based Bizo.

Apple's Fiscal 3Q Earnings Top Analyst Forecasts

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Apple's growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

2014 Land Rover LR4

LR4 is Updated for Fuel Efficiency

CORPORATE | By Ann M. Job | Jul 23
Land Rover's capable and rugged LR4 mid-size sport utility vehicle is more fuel efficient for 2014 and has refreshed exterior front styling and new standard features such as rearview camera.

Todd Torbert, a Verizon cable splicing technician, works to connect the glass fibers to the Verizon FiOS fiber network in Rockville, Md.

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads to Match Downloads

CORPORATE | By Peter Svensson | Jul 22
Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online.

Albert Shum, who heads interaction design across a range of Microsoft products including personal computer operating systems, Xbox game consoles, and phones.

Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future

CORPORATE | By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 22
Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever - to make its products more competitive with offerings from rivals Apple, Google, and Amazon and to prod its hardware making partners to dream up new, more innovative devices.

The Giving Pledge: A New Club for Billionaires

CORPORATE | Jul 21
Membership comes with just two requirements: You must be worth at least a billion dollars and be willing to give half of that away. Charlie Rose reports.