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A Master Class in Marketing Taught by Taylor Swift

  I was performing my thrice-daily ritual of perusing iTunes when a piece of art caught my eye. It was a Polaroid photo of a girl that brought me right back to the 1980s. Coincidentally, it was the cover art for Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, which launches at the end [...]

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Marissa Mayer: Yahoo's Mobile Ads Are Finally 'Meaningful,' May Top $1.2 Billion In 2014

Is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's long-stalled turnaround attempt finally starting to work? It's still way too early to say, but in today's third-quarter earnings report came a glimmering of hope. After many quarters of falling revenues, the long-struggling Internet company finally reported sales growth and a higher-than expected profit thanks partly [...]

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Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase | WIRED

Google announced today that it is acquiring cloud hosted database company Firebase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google will continue to offer Firebase’s services as part of its Google Cloud Platform line. “If you’re a developer who has built an app on top of Firebase, nothing will change for you and you…

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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. Studies have long shown that stress [...]

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Why Can Apple Make Things But IBM Can't?

Apple and IBM’s dueling earnings announcements yesterday were a study in sharp contrasts: Apple’s financial performance went through the roof, driven by record hardware and international sales, while IBM’s results tanked, as it continued work to divest its hardware manufacturing while global sales slowed. They're different businesses in so many [...]

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Why Bill Gates is wrong about taxing consumers

The billionaire and Microsoft founder’s analysis of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century gets a lot right, but his idea supporting a consumption tax could actually widen income inequality, says business commentator Sanjay Sanghoee.

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