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Maghan McDowell

San Francisco Correspondent, Technology

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With IPO, Snapchat’s Race With Instagram Heats Up

Although Snapchat introduces obvious comparisons to Instagram, the Facebook-owned platform leads in users and…

Amazon’s Sales Growth Slows, Wal-Mart Makes Web Push

Online leader Amazon saw its sales rise 27 percent last year, but Wal-Mart's e-commerce push is accelerating…

New Business School Grads Looking for the Next Big Idea

Recent business school graduates are heading out of universities not just with fancy diplomas, but ideas to…

Facebook Ad Revenues Up 53 Percent

The social media giant is winning on mobile advertising and pushing full steam ahead into video.

Rebecca Minkoff Teams With Like to Know It to Make Show Shoppable

Social media influencers and models will share shoppable looks on Instagram during the designer's Los Angeles…

Amazon to Build Air Hub for Prime Air Cargo Planes

Packages with be sorted, loaded and unloaded into at least 16 planes in the Kentucky hub, which will create…

iPhone and Apple Watch Set Sales Records

Apple sales for the quarter increased 3.3 percent to $78.4 billion, while iPhone sales reversed course after…

Wal-Mart Scraps Free-Shipping Membership Program

Instead of the $49 ShippingPass membership for free two-day shipping, walmart.com will offer free shipping on…

Despite Leading in Wearables, Fitbit to Lay Off 6 Percent of Employees

The maker of increasingly diverse fitness trackers reported on Monday that growth is down and it would be…

Amazon, Apple CEOs Fight Back Against Immigration Ban

In letters sent to employees this week, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook voiced a firm stance on the executive order…

AI-Powered Chatbot Service Claire Attracts $1.7M

The Y Combinator startup conducts product testing for brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Rent the Runway, Target…

With Snap IPO, Investors Eye Revenue, Growth and User Numbers

With an expected initial public offering this spring, Snap's vital stats — and estimated $25 billion…

WWD’s 10 of Tomorrow: Business Development Executive Julia Hamilton Trost

This Google executive leads the effort to meld the seemingly incongruous worlds of fashion reality and…

WWD’s 10 of Tomorrow: Mobile Commerce Director Harper Reed

Reed aims to put PayPal in the driver's seat in the realm of mobile commerce.

Virtual Reality Real-Talk at Facebook, Google

Virtual reality is becoming a prominent talking point between competing tech giants as their purviews expand.