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We've entered the age of emotional, design-centric, e-commerce

gigaom.com
When I opened up my first package from online women’s clothing startup Everlane, an immediate smile spread across my face. The company had wrapped the cashmere sweater I bought in a soft, silky Everlane-branded cream-colored bag. It was a very basic choice — not something meant to blow your mind...
We've entered the age of emotional, design-centric, e-commerce
Ellison: Oracle's Hardware Business Won't Grow This Fiscal Year After All (ORCL)

Do You Owe Your Crappy Shave To Patents?

www.techdirt.com
As some people know (my colleagues at work are sick of me talking about it), I recently became slightly... er... obsessed with the wonders of shaving with an old fashioned double edge safety razor. I won't go into the details, but in reading about shaving with such a device, I...
Do You Owe Your Crappy Shave To Patents?

Mark Hurd Promises To Whip Oracle's Salesforce Into Shape (ORCL)

www.businessinsider.com
Oracle is hiring like crazy, particularly salespeople. Over the last 18 months, Oracle has added 4,000 new salespeople, co-president Mark Hurd said on an analyst conference call in March. That's nice for Oracle but a little overwhelming for Oracle's customers. The Oracle salesforce is known as one of the toughest...
Mark Hurd Promises To Whip Oracle's Salesforce Into Shape (ORCL)
Mobile shopping execs to retailers: look beyond the price battle to survive

Oracle's Software Business Stays Strong As Hardware Struggles (ORCL)

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Oracle reported its third-quarter revenues today. While there were sunny spots for its bread-and-butter software business, the company is still struggling to grow hardware sales. First the good news: Oracle reported that new software sales rose 6 percent from the year-ago quarter to $1.6 billion. It posted a first-quarter profit,...
Oracle's Software Business Stays Strong As Hardware Struggles (ORCL)

Why Windows 8 PCs Look So Darn Different

readwrite.com
If this is the dawn of the "post-PC era," then the economy never got the memo. While the tablet segment is finally growing (thank you, Apple), the five-times-larger PC segment is actually growing faster in terms of units, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Industry analysis...
Why Windows 8 PCs Look So Darn Different
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