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Twitter Bots, Uber Financing, Beastie Boys Spar With GoldieBlox: Nov. 26


Twitter Bots, Uber Financing, Beastie Boys Spar With GoldieBlox: Nov. 26

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Fake Twitter (TWTR) accounts purchased to help drive publicity can influence trending topics, writes Jeff Elder. [Wall Street Journal]

Drivers who sign up with Uber’s car-hailing service can get discounted financing on vehicles made by Toyota (TM) and General Motors (GM), writes Mark Millian. [Bloomberg News]

Lawyers for toymaker GoldieBlox and rap group Beastie Boys have been arguing over the San Francisco-based startup’s use of the 1986 song Girls, writes Dave Itzkoff. [New York Times]

Stephen Vanderpool has tips on how small businesses can avoid credit-card fraud. [NerdWallet]

Joor founder Mona Bijoor talks about how her startup connects retailers with fashion brands (video). [Bloomberg TV]

Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek covering small business and entrepreneurship.

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  • TWTR
    (Twitter Inc)
    • $45.11 USD
    • 0.05
    • 0.11%
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    (Toyota Motor Corp)
    • $115.78 USD
    • 0.08
    • 0.07%
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