After $30 Billion Mistake, Can Tim Cook Manage Apple?

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Description: After another astounding year for Apple it appears that questions are arising about CEO Tim Cook. Although Apple’s stock has risen 74% since his August 2011 take-over, major issues with Apple Maps have damaged his successful launch of  iPhone 5. Source: Forbes Date: October 1, 2012   The flaws with Apple Maps and previously with Apple’s voice recognition software, Siri,… Read more »

TV Makers Join Forces Against Smartphone Giants

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Description: The rise of Apple and Google in the smartphone market has pushed Nokia and Research In Motion to the brink of irrelevance. Now, television makers are scrambling to make sure the same does not happen to them. Source: www.nytimes.com Date: Sept 5, 2012 TV makers are wagering that mobile phone users hooked on consuming… Read more »

How an Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers’ Shelves in 6 Months

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Description: Georgetown University buddies Vincent Ko, Luke Lagera and Michael Mills have founded Panda, a Washington, D.C.-based sunglasses maker that uses sustainably-harvested bamboo for its frames. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: August 29th, 2012 It may sound like a ploy to get shoppers in the door, but the power of “green” and eco-conscious consumers can’t be denied. After all… Read more »

How To Specialize Yourself Right Out Of A Job

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Description: For decades, experts and specialists have been highly valued and sought after. However, these specialist rely on niche funding whereas generalists are widely employable. It appears that in the midst of an economic recession the jack-of-all-trades may find the most success. Source: fastcompany.com Date: August 29th, 2012 For the past several decades, the specialist… Read more »

How Your Social Media Profile Could Make Or Break Your Next Job Opportunity

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Description: The idea that your social media profile is being observed and analyzed by future employers has existed as long as social media itself. However, a recent survey by Eurocom Worldwide has confirmed that nearly 20% of tech industry companies admit to turning down prospective employees because of their social media profiles. Source: Forbes.com Date:… Read more »

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

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Description: Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ” Source:… Read more »

Nine trends that will change the tech landscape

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Nine trends that will change the tech landscape Description: A world in which cars listen, TV screens bend and machines write (no humans necessary). No, it’s not a teaser for a new sci-fi series. These are some of the most intriguing technology trends happening right now. Source: theglobeandmail .com Date: Feb 2, 2012 The idea… Read more »

Can Facebook Persuade Advertisers to Forget About Clicks?

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Description: Facebook has also been working on improving its offerings for advertisers, as it tries to generate enough revenue to justify its alleged $60 billion market value. Source: www.businessweek.com Date: Oct 7, 2011 One of the newest moves in this direction is an addition to the Page Insights dashboard, which Facebook provides for brands as… Read more »

“Groupon” Your Business MSNBC

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Description: Groupon has had huge growth and success in the area of marketing businesses.  Is there any downside in using Groupon for small business? Source: Msnbc.com Date: November 21/2011 Questions: Is Groupon something that can benefit all businesses? Why? Or Why not? 2.  What criteria would you use as a business manager in trying to… Read more »

Once Wary, Apple Warms Up to Business Market

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Description: Steven P. Jobs never cared much for selling Apple products to big businesses.  A funny thing happened, though, in the last few years. Big companies started buying Apple products — a lot of them — for their employees. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 15, 2011 While corporate technology buyers say Apple does not try to… Read more »