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Showpad partners with Jive Present to create a powerful sales app designed to increase productivity

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Sales teams are always worried about whether they’re going to get the latest materials when they go out into the field. Being well-prepared when you’re trying to make a sale is vitally important, but just how can you support your sales force and give them the tools they need to...
Showpad partners with Jive Present to create a powerful sales app designed to increase productivity

Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

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Professional social network LinkedIn is announcing the addition of a new board member today. Skip Battle, former CEO of Ask.com, is joining the company’s board of directors, joining founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, current CEO Jeff Weiner, Greylock’s David Sze, and Sequoia’s Marc Kvamme. Both Sequoia and Greylock have led...
Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

Penny Arcade raises $528k on Kickstarter, no home page ads for a year

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What the Penny Arcade home page will look like without ads, thanks to the Kickstarter campaign. Chalk up another big milestone for the crowdfunding phenomenon. Penny Arcade raised more than $528,000 from its fans in a Kickstarter campaign that ended yesterday, clearing the way for the Seattle-based webcomic and events...
Penny Arcade raises $528k on Kickstarter, no home page ads for a year

Just Add Beer: Trunk Club Gives Men a Reason to Shop (Video)

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Trunk Club is a personal shopping service that will send customers a box — or a trunk — of clothes based on what they like or need. And while most of the e-commerce company’s transactions would logically occur over the Internet, to my surprise, it also has a pretty big...
Just Add Beer: Trunk Club Gives Men a Reason to Shop (Video)

Lilly to Lay Off 30% of Sales Reps

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Eli Lilly plans to lay off about 1,000 sales representatives in the U.S., in a major restructuring that aims to cut the drug maker's costs in preparation for generic competition that will face two of its biggest-selling products....
Lilly to Lay Off 30% of Sales Reps

Oracle Blames Third-Quarter Miss on Sales Execution

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Shares of business software giant Oracle have fallen by more than 8 percent today following a third-quarter earnings report that surprised analysts by missing expectations on several fronts. In a conference call yesterday, CFO Safra Catz blamed the problems on issues with sales execution, due in part to all the...
Oracle Blames Third-Quarter Miss on Sales Execution
Worry About The State More Than The Church

Why America Needs To Start Educating Its Workforce Again

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Ask any old-time IBMer, and you will hear stories of IBM’s legendary workforce-development practices. When a manager identified a manufacturing worker with promise, the company would teach him how to dress, how to speak to clients, and how to service products. These technicians would then be trained to be computer...
Why America Needs To Start Educating Its Workforce Again

Day 27 of the Dish vs. AMC standoff: Where's the subscriber revolt?

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Can a major pay TV service really just drop a somewhat major channel that’s currently running a widely anticipated, Emmy-winning series and get away with it? Nearly four weeks after blacking out AMC Networks channels — and popular adult drama Breaking Bad along with them– Dish Network has seemingly done...
Day 27 of the Dish vs. AMC standoff: Where's the subscriber revolt?

Report: Nokia paying AT&T for exclusive employee use of the Lumia 900

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We've heard numerous times that the Nokia Lumia 900 will be a "hero" device for AT&T, a term that is unfamiliar for many who are not in the business of smartphones. Here, the usage refers to AT&T promoting the Lumia 900 on the level of the Apple iPhone meaning...
Report: Nokia paying AT&T for exclusive employee use of the Lumia 900

Amazon gets (more) serious about the enterprise. No kidding

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If you still don’t think Amazon is serious about winning enterprise accounts for Amazon Web Services, you need to get over it. The public cloud leader wants to be the preferred cloud for even the largest and most security-obsessed companies. In fact, attracting enterprise users — and reassuring C-level execs...
Amazon gets (more) serious about the enterprise. No kidding

Salesforce Chatter Gets Its Own App Marketplace: ChatterExchange

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When Salesforce’s enterprise-friendly social collaboration platform Chatter was announced last Fall, we focused on the social features and connectivity it could bring to the enterprise. It was, in fact, Salesforce’s first major venture into the social networking and collaboration space, and many think Chatter’s innovation will have a lasting impact...
Salesforce Chatter Gets Its Own App Marketplace: ChatterExchange
Sprint ready to cancel early upgrade program on June 1st
In Sales, "Location, Location, Location" Is Not Always Everything

Is Yelp The Mafia?

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Yelp is again in the news for extortionate sales practices alledged by small business owners (see More Complaints About Yelp Business Practices, Now In Chicago, and Is Yelp Committing Extortion?), but this time they are headed for court: - Christie Lagorio, Yelp Lawsuit Alleges Extortion Tactics Customer-review website Yelp's sales tactics included...
Is Yelp The Mafia?

CEO Jon Rubinstein Details Plans to Accelerate webOS Sales in Company Email

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The Wall Street Journal has published an email written by CEO Jon Rubinstein to all Palm employees. In it, Rubinstein details Palm's earlier guidance today, then he explains what steps are being taken to improve sales moving forward: Dave Whalen and I just returned from a very successful meeting with Verizon Wireless,...
CEO Jon Rubinstein Details Plans to Accelerate webOS Sales in Company Email

Someone is trying to poach Solavei sales reps, and the company doesn't like it one bit

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An unidentified company is looking to lure members of the Seattle area wireless service provider Solavei this holiday season. And guess what? The Solavei folks don’t like the blatant recruiting effort one bit. How do we know this? Yesterday, I got a random “robocall” on my cell phone. I didn’t pick...
Someone is trying to poach Solavei sales reps, and the company doesn't like it one bit

Today in Tech: Why are Groupon sales reps fleeing?

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How Facebook and Zynga's businesses couldn't be more different; Motorola faces big-time staff cuts. Groupon feels the heat [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] A Groupon attorney last month sent Mr. Silagadze a letter saying Top Hat was improperly recruiting Groupon employees. Top Hat's 25-person sales staff includes eight former Groupon employees. Groupon's turnover...
Today in Tech: Why are Groupon sales reps fleeing?

Microsoft vows to end Windows Phone's mindshare woes

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Ask the average person to describe Windows Phone, and watch what happens. They’ll either admit ignorance, make something up, or just stare at you. Microsoft’s mobile platform has a mindshare problem – people don’t know that it exists, or if they do, how it’s different from other platforms. According to...
Microsoft vows to end Windows Phone's mindshare woes

What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

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Much of the recent analysis on Microsoft’s $1.2B acquisition of Yammer focused on the slick application Yammer had built, their rapid viral adoption, and how it represented the assent of the social enterprise as the next hot category. Certainly all this is true, as Yammer is a very simple and...
What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

Online sales: how social networks offer fresh ways of sealing the deal

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The party selling technique pioneered by brands like Tupperware is drawing in web-savvy consumers for whom the social side of buying goods is a bonusThierry Goupil leads a double life. Based in south-west France, he spends a few hours a week compering promotional events in supermarkets. The rest of the...
Online sales: how social networks offer fresh ways of sealing the deal

An Analyst Walked Into Best Buy, And Discovered First Hand How Amazon Is Destroying It (AMZN, BBY)

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'Showrooming' is the growing phenomenon of shoppers using physical real world stores (like Best Buy) to check out products that they end up buying online. Victor Anthony of Topeka Capital got a first hand lesson in how much this trend is creaming Best Buy. In a new note out today...
An Analyst Walked Into Best Buy, And Discovered First Hand How Amazon Is Destroying It (AMZN, BBY)

AT&T confirms April 8th release of HTC Titan II and Lumia 900

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Microsoft’s efforts to catch back up in mobile will begin in earnest on April 8th when two new 4G LTE Windows Phones are released: the HTC Titan II and the Nokia Lumia 900, AT&T confirmed in a blog post today. The April 8th release date had previously been reported, but...
AT&T confirms April 8th release of HTC Titan II and Lumia 900
Social net sifter DataSift adds $7.2M to its war chest

Yahoo's De Castro Begins Reorg of Ad Sales Unit

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As I had previously reported, Yahoo’s key business unit — its advertising sales force — is now getting details of a reorganization by its new leader, COO Henrique De Castro. In making the changes, just weeks ahead of Yahoo’s annual sales conference in Las Vegas on January 21, De...
Yahoo's De Castro Begins Reorg of Ad Sales Unit
T-Mobile USA's latest restructuring: net loss of 350 jobs
Groupon is threatening small merchants with lawsuits

An open letter to Groupon's Andrew Mason from his biggest critic

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VentureBeat readers: This open letter to Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is my penultimate post focused on the daily deals site. I will still write for VentureBeat, but about a range of other topics, including mobile payments, startups, local search and technology trends. I am still short $GRPN stock. If you’re...
An open letter to Groupon's Andrew Mason from his biggest critic

SeatID helps you avoid the crying baby and the smelly hippy on flights

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Flying is always a roll of the dice. You might end up sitting next to someone who rocks (I have several friends who I met on flights) or you could sit next to that guy who’s been travelling for 24 hours from some exotic country, has been smoking like a...
SeatID helps you avoid the crying baby and the smelly hippy on flights
How to build a business in the age of 'Indivisibility'
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