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Here's Ron Johnson's Complete FAILED Plan To Turn Around JCPenney

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There was a ton of hype over Ron Johnson taking on the CEO job at JCPenney a year and a half ago. Recruited by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Johnson bet his turnaround on making JCPenney look more like Apple, using a genius bar concept to influence how the new...
Here's Ron Johnson's Complete FAILED Plan To Turn Around JCPenney

Where Does Arianna Fit Into AOL's New Patch Plans?

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AOL (NYSE: AOL) has hired a new Chief Content Officer in its latest attempt to reboot Patch, the network of hundreds of sites that offer “hyper local” coverage. The appointment of Parenting.com’s Rachel Fishman Feddersencomes at a high time when AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is promising impatient shareholders that...
Where Does Arianna Fit Into AOL's New Patch Plans?
Markets: Whitman Plays POTUS Debate Game, Promises Darkness Before HP's Dawn

No News For the New York Times: Circulation Up, Ad Sales Down

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New quarter, same news for the New York Times. That is, the publisher says that over the last three months it saw circulation revenues increase, and both print and digital ads decrease. Growth in circulation was a little bit slower than the last quarter — the Times’ core “News Media...
No News For the New York Times: Circulation Up, Ad Sales Down

Don't Expect a Dirt-Cheap Smartphone From BlackBerry

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RIMBlackBerry’s smartphone pipeline will someday include devices less expensive than those with which it debuted its new make-or-break operating system, BlackBerry 10 — the Z10 and Q10. But the company has no plans to manufacture a rock-bottom price handset for the smartphone market’s lower end. Not yet, anyway. “You will...
Don't Expect a Dirt-Cheap Smartphone From BlackBerry

Interim Chairman Whitworth "Believes in HP's Turnaround"

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Hewlett-Packard’s new interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, just issued a statement saying he believes in the company’s turnaround strategy. Whitworth, the head of Relational Investors LLC, has more skin in the game from a financial perspective than any other HP director. He owns about 17 million HP shares, worth about $800...
Interim Chairman Whitworth "Believes in HP's Turnaround"

NYT swings to a Q2 loss on $195M About.com charge; digital circ up 13%

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For a time, About.com, acquired for $410 million in 2005, was the bright spot in New York Times earnings season. Those days are a blur in the rearview mirror, reflected in the second-quarter earnings released Thursday with a $194.5 million writedown of good will. The non-cash charge helped NYTCo to...
NYT swings to a Q2 loss on $195M About.com charge; digital circ up 13%

Engadget HD Podcast 295 - 04.18.2012

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One half of this week's podcast is coming live from Las Vegas, where we're checking out the National Association of Broadcasters show. There's plenty to talk about, from Media Center news centered around Windows 8 and Ceton's upcoming offering (expect details on a beta test soon) to the latest...
Engadget HD Podcast 295 - 04.18.2012

Best Buy Tries on Apple's Sleek Look

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Best Buy Co. is testing a new turnaround strategy: Making its cavernous electronics emporiums look more like Apple Inc.’s sleek retail outlets. The heart of a test store near Best Buy’s headquarters here is a Solution Central help desk, rimmed with chairs and manned by the company’s black-tied Geek Squad....
Best Buy Tries on Apple's Sleek Look

Nokia's Q1 Question Mark

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Nokia / Flickr: NokiaOfficialBack in 2011, Nokia teetered on the brink of irrelevance, having stumbled badly in the smartphone market it helped create. Its business was a gruesome collage of slumping sales, mounting losses and layoffs. Two years later, the scenario is quite different, and Nokia’s once bleak outlook is...
Nokia's Q1 Question Mark

Online outsourcing helps Johnston's digital news show creep forward

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Johnston Press, the challenged UK publisher with 230 local newspapers, is finding small digital gains as CEO Ashley Highfield begins implementation of his multi-platform turnaround strategy. Digital revenue in the first six months of this year grew by 8.4 percent to a still-small £10.3 million ($16.2 million) (announcement). That was...
Online outsourcing helps Johnston's digital news show creep forward

Proxy Showdown at the AOL Corral

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AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong faces a referendum on his turnaround strategy for the aging Internet icon this week....
Proxy Showdown at the AOL Corral

BlackBerry Z10′s U.S. Launch Just Weeks Away

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The BlackBerry Z10, the first handset to run the company’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system, will make its stateside debut before the month is out. Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that AT&T will begin selling the Z10 the week of March 18. Bloomberg, in a report of its...
BlackBerry Z10′s U.S. Launch Just Weeks Away

Best Buy Tries on Sleek Look

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Best Buy is testing a new turnaround strategy: making its cavernous electronics emporiums look more like Apple's sleek retail outlets....
Best Buy Tries on Sleek Look

Kaz Hirai reveals 'One Sony' turnaround strategy, will cut 10,000 jobs

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Freshly minted Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has revealed his plan to turn around Sony's fortunes and as rumored, it includes significant cuts. There have been rumors it would cut as many as 10,000 jobs and slash bonuses, and the company has already revised its projections for the 2011 fiscal...
Kaz Hirai reveals 'One Sony' turnaround strategy, will cut 10,000 jobs

JC Penney Blows Up Again

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JC Penney's turnaround is still headed in exactly the wrong direction. The company just reported horrible Q2 results and announced that it will miss its targets for the balance of the year. JC Penney has been in the spotlight since former Apple Store boss Ron Johnson took over as CEO...
JC Penney Blows Up Again

PRO: How Yahoo could re-boot search

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Yahoo is scheduled to describe its latest turnaround strategy on Tuesday, and reportedly search is high on its priorities list. Yahoo should re-negotiate its Microsoft deal and focus on connecting the dots for advertisers and agencies via attribution and behavioral and social inputs....
PRO: How Yahoo could re-boot search

Meg Whitman Wants to Fix and Rebuild HP, Not Break It Up (Video)

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Well, now we know a little about why shares of Hewlett-Packard ticked northward in the final hour of trading yesterday. It’s not that anyone got an early look at HP’s surprisingly positive earnings report, but that word got out among traders that CNBC’s David Faber was at HP headquarters in...
Meg Whitman Wants to Fix and Rebuild HP, Not Break It Up (Video)

Yahoo's New CEO Has To Answer These 18 Questions, Says Activist Shareholder Dan Loeb

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Yahoo reports earnings tonight, and we'll have the results as soon as possible, so tune in! In the mean time, here's 18 questions activist shareholder Dan Loeb wants Yahoo management to answer: Questions for Yahoo!'s Management and Board 1. How does Yahoo!’s proposed operating plan differ substantively from those of...
Yahoo's New CEO Has To Answer These 18 Questions, Says Activist Shareholder Dan Loeb

Live With Nokia At MWC

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I’m sitting in the packed press room for the Nokia press conference. Stephen Elop has just come out and right off the bat praised his company’s performance in the last year, a huge one for the company in its turnaround strategy with a new operating system (Microsoft), and a shift...
Live With Nokia At MWC

HP's earnings drop to $2.3 billion in Q4, annual revenue is down 5 percent

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This is nothing compared to the $8 billion write-off that tainted its Q3 balance sheet, but HP's turnaround strategy clearly still has some way to go. Fourth-quarter net revenue hit $30 billion, which is a 7 percent fall year-over-year, or just a 4 percent fall if you're kind enough...
HP's earnings drop to $2.3 billion in Q4, annual revenue is down 5 percent

Is HP's Turnaround Strategy Sustainable?

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The most fundamental problem facing the technology giant Hewlett-Packard is that it some of the products that make up its biggest lines of business are in a long-term decline, and that new products aren’t yet generating enough revenue to make up for them. That makes the multi-year restructuring and turnaround...
Is HP's Turnaround Strategy Sustainable?

Dell edges away from PCs and towards a life less observed

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Struggling to compete against Asian rivals the company goes private and looks forward to less 'scrutiny and limitations'Dell, which intends to go private in a $24.4bn (£15.6bn) deal led by founder and chief executive, Michael Dell, plans to stick to its current turnaround strategy to diversify away from personal computers.Dell's...
Dell edges away from PCs and towards a life less observed
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