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SERIOUS QUESTION: How Are Lower Taxes Going To Fix The Jobs Problem?

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There are two main problems in the U.S. economy: There are too few jobs Most of the jobs pay too little This state of affairs has left the most important customers in the U.S. economy--the formerly financially healthy middle class--starved for spending money. As any business executive will tell you,...
SERIOUS QUESTION: How Are Lower Taxes Going To Fix The Jobs Problem?

Another Former Zynga Executive Has Joined A Startup

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Wilson Kriegel, formerly the top business executive at social-games maker OMGPOP, is taking a president and chief operating officer role at video-chat startup Paltalk. Zynga bought OMGPOP for $180 million earlier this year--a deal which rapidly soured, prompting Zynga to take a big writeoff. At Paltalk, Kriegel's going to work...
Another Former Zynga Executive Has Joined A Startup

Why Buzzfeed's Newest Blogger, 'Copyranter,' Threatened To Assault Me On His First Day At Work

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I was delighted to learn today that Copyranter, a closely followed and extremely funny blogger about advertising, got a new job with Buzzfeed, the social-media content play of Jonah Peretti. I was less thrilled when, after quoting the official announcement of the move on B.I. Advertising, he threatened to...
Why Buzzfeed's Newest Blogger, 'Copyranter,' Threatened To Assault Me On His First Day At Work

Quora chips away at getting more answers with "online now" feature

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For Quora, the online question and answer forum populated by geeks and trivia devotees alike, the site is really only as good as the answers it provides. With much of the online consumer world moving to mobile (and Quora moving with it), the company is trying to tackle one question:...
Quora chips away at getting more answers with "online now" feature
DEAR AMERICAN COMPANIES: Here's How To Fix The Economy

Pillow Mogul Explains Why Mitt Romney's Tax Cuts For The Rich Won't Fix The Economy...

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As I've described frequently over the last few months, I had high hopes for Mitt Romney's economic plan. Alas, until very recently--yesterday, in fact--Romney's stated economic solution has strongly suggested that he either doesn't understand what's wrong with the U.S. economy, or, worse, doesn't care (as long he gives himself...
Pillow Mogul Explains Why Mitt Romney's Tax Cuts For The Rich Won't Fix The Economy...

Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a big hire yesterday, bringing in her former Google colleague Henrique De Castro as COO. De Castro doesn't come cheap. Mayer and Yahoo had to agree to pay him $62 million over four years to get him to leave Google, where De Castro was a loyal...
Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)
Quora gets into the publishing business with new blogging platform

PRO: Is LinkedIn trying to become WordPress for the business executive set?

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PRO: Is LinkedIn trying to become WordPress for the business executive set?
Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller dumps Instagram over expansion to Android

Now playing: Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Artie Shaw, Yoko Ono

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If you’re a music historian or just love music, you need to check out a set of interviews now available via streaming from the Library of Congress. The conversations were taped in the mid to late 1980s by Joe Smith, a former DJ and retired music business executive, and run...
Now playing: Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Artie Shaw, Yoko Ono

Jeff Bezos Is Indulging His 11-Year-Old Self And We Love It (AMZN)

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Jeff Bezos once was a very precocious child who loved science and reading, particularly science fiction. Jeff Bezos is now a business executive who just spent $775 million on a robot company. If you had asked an 11-year-old Jeff Bezos to let his imagination run wild and think of...
Jeff Bezos Is Indulging His 11-Year-Old Self And We Love It (AMZN)

Paul Kedrosky Has A Fascinating Theory About What Has Gone Wrong At Apple

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Given Apple's commitment to secrecy, it's hard to get a good sense of what is going on inside the company. But in the opinion of one respected industry observer, Paul Kedrosky, some of Apple's recent missteps can tell us a lot about that. In an interview with Bloomberg West yesterday,...
Paul Kedrosky Has A Fascinating Theory About What Has Gone Wrong At Apple

Reputation is dead, long live reputation

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What is more important than your reputation? For most individuals and businesses, the answer to that is simple: "not much."Our increasingly networked world has only boosted the importance of reputation. On the internet, the investment often seen today in PR, social media and reputation management solutions highlights this.But is reputation...
Reputation is dead, long live reputation

Hipmunk Aims At Assistants And Office Managers With Its First Paid Product, Hipmunk Business Class

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Travel search startup Hipmunk is launching its first paid product today — Hipmunk Business Class, which offers extra features designed for assistants, office managers, and other folks who have to book trips for multiple businesses travelers. CEO Adam Goldstein tells me he originally launched the site based on his own...
Hipmunk Aims At Assistants And Office Managers With Its First Paid Product, Hipmunk Business Class

Meet Libby Leffler, Sheryl Sandberg's Former Invisible Right Hand Who's Moved On To Greater Things (FB)

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Behind every well-known powerful man or woman is a shadow operative making sure everything runs smoothly. For Mark Zuckerberg, it's Anikka Fragodt, his executive assistant that's been around for most of Facebook's lifetime. But for Sheryl Sandberg, it was Libby Leffler, now strategic partner manager at Facebook. She served as a...
Meet Libby Leffler, Sheryl Sandberg's Former Invisible Right Hand Who's Moved On To Greater Things (FB)
Google's Eric Schmidt on Apple: "we're winning that war"
Quora makes its content more quotable with embedded threads
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