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Surprise! Twitter study shows that promoted tweets result in sales

gigaom.com
Twitter has commissioned a new study Tuesday, initially reported by CNBC, showing that (not surprisingly) promoted tweets and Twitter advertising have resulted in increased sales to consumers and a greater awareness of brands when considering a purchase. It’s important to note that the study (which can be accessed online here) was paid...
Surprise! Twitter study shows that promoted tweets result in sales

Non-Social Facebook Ads Begin Creeping Into The News Feed

marketingland.com
As Facebook’s continued quest for revenue continues, the News Feed relevance appears to be declining. Under immense pressure to generate meaningful ad revenue, Facebook has begun sponsoring stories and pages and, most recently, suggesting posts. The key? These new ad units have... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Non-Social Facebook Ads Begin Creeping Into The News Feed

The Boardroom Shuffle Is All About Vision

pandodaily.com
When a large company starts to decline, the blame is often placed in two places: with the CEO and with the Board of Directors. Depending on whether the problem is seen as systemic or not, either the CEO will be kicked out by the Board, or the Board will be...
The Boardroom Shuffle Is All About Vision

Leaked emails call Groupon’s European CEO a “slavedriver”, echoing complaints in U.S.

venturebeat.com
Galley slave from Wikicommmons The Berlin based tech blog Village Ventures published emails today from Groupon employees that alleged abusive working conditions, breech of contract and a boss, Groupon’s Eastern European CEO Daniel Glasner, who they described as a “slavedriver”. Before we dive into the specifics, it should be noted...
Leaked emails call Groupon’s European CEO a “slavedriver”, echoing complaints in U.S.

Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

thenextweb.com
Apple has published a new update to its Labor and Human Rights page that claims a new high of 99% compliance with China’s maximum 60-hour work week throughout its supply chain. Apple’s December update noted that it was tracking 1 million workers. In line with Chinese labor laws, Apple requires that workers...
Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

THE END OF WORKING FROM HOME: Best Buy Kills Flexible Work Program

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Marissa Mayer's decision to end Yahoo's remote work program has ignited a debate about the benefits and pitfalls of letting people work from home. Now, Best Buy, another struggling giant, is following suit.  The Star Tribune reports that the company announced Monday that they were ending their Results Only Work...
THE END OF WORKING FROM HOME: Best Buy Kills Flexible Work Program
There will be blood: Solar shakeout expected to slash solar makers by 70%

Promising for the likes of Tango, Skype and Viber: Juniper predicts 1 billion mobile VoIP users by 2017

thenextweb.com
Juniper Research estimates that, in about five years, one out of seven mobile subscribers will be using mobile VoIP solutions. The research firm estimates that the total number of mobile VoIP users will thus surpass 1 billion by 2017 (see graph below), applying immense pressure to the traditional revenue streams...
Promising for the likes of Tango, Skype and Viber: Juniper predicts 1 billion mobile VoIP users by 2017

ACTA: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know About Europe's Grand Anti-Piracy Plan

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So, SOPA appears to be dead (for now at least). But across the pond, Europe is facing a new law that could be even more draconian than SOPA. Here's what you need to know. What is ACTA? The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a broad agreement that aims to...
ACTA: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know About Europe's Grand Anti-Piracy Plan
4,000 Foxconn workers on strike over iPhone 5 quality control measures, inadequate training
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