Since the early days of smartphones, entrepreneurs have tried to use them to reduce the time and frustration of finding a parking spot.

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Innovation Economy

Tests find parking apps still aren’t that useful

For now, the best parking app is a friend in the passenger seat with an eagle-eye.

Shares fall after Brightcove says it could lose Angry Birds contract

Shares of the Boston company known for its Internet video platform and online video tools were down nearly 38 percent.

An Amazon facility in Germany.

Amazon quarterly losses much worse than expected

Shares in the company fell 10 percent after second-quarter losses nearly doubled what Wall Street predicted.

Carlos Wanzeler

TelexFree execs’ homes searched

Brazilian authorities also searched TelexFree Inc.’s former headquarters office in Vitoria on Thursday.

BetaBoston

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Oculus Rift puts you inside a virtual world, with the ability to look around in all directions as if you’re really there.

BetaBoston

Your source for the latest innovation and tech news.

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Want to keep up with the news that matters from Boston’s innovators? Get coverage of apps, biotech, computing, data, and everything else.

Market Basket in turmoil

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A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

Money & Markets

D.R. Horton wasn’t alone: Pulte Homes and KB Home fell 3 percent, while Toll Brothers fell 4 percent.

Market movers

D.R. Horton stock falls as home sales slump

The largest US home builder by revenue fell the most in nearly five years after saying it’s sweetening incentives to boost orders.

Over 1.25 billion travelers used TripAdvisor websites in the first half of 2014, the company said.

Mass. movers

TripAdvisor stock falls 5 percent

The online travel service posted second-quarter adjusted earnings of 55 cents a share, missing the 61 cent projection of analysts in a Bloomberg survey.

Shirley Leung

Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

Game Changers

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The new publication highlights the entrepreneurs and the contributors who make the state a national leader in innovation.

Massachusetts housing prices

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Median sales prices have climbed above the 2005 peak in more than 60 Massachusetts communities. Compare the numbers for each Bay State city and town.

Diversity Boston

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A look at how urban farming is taking root, books about diversity for children and teens, a conversation about Boston’s health disparities, and more.

Top Places to Work

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The Globe’s annual survey of Massachusetts companies ranks the top largest, large, medium, and small employers in the state.

Fishy business

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A 2011 Globe investigation found widespread seafood mislabeling at Massachusetts stores and restaurants. A 2012 follow-up found not much has changed.

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.