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This RBS chaos was no 'inconvenience'. Missing the bus is an inconvenience | John Crace

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Stephen Hester treats us like morons with his Panglossian euphemisms. But it's RBS that ends up looking stupidRBS boss Simon Hester has called it an inconvenience. Others have called it a glitch. The million or so customers whose bank accounts have been affected by the still unsolved problems that hit...
This RBS chaos was no 'inconvenience'. Missing the bus is an inconvenience | John Crace

The Dentist Who Fired His Assistant For Being 'Irresistible' Is Getting Slammed On Yelp (YELP)

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Yelp users are up in arms about the recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired his assistant for being "irresistible." Iowa-based dentist Dr. James Knight, D.D.S. fired his assistant Melissa Nelson in an attempt to save his marriage. About nine years into Nelson's job with...
The Dentist Who Fired His Assistant For Being 'Irresistible' Is Getting Slammed On Yelp (YELP)

HOWTO make smarter dumb mistakes about the future

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My latest Locus magazine column, "Making Smarter Dumb Mistakes About the Future," is about the ways that corporate futurism goes astray, imagining futures that make the boss happy which never come to pass. It's based on the magnificent and wondrously wrong "Carousel of Progress" that Walt Disney creates for GE's...
HOWTO make smarter dumb mistakes about the future

Esther Dyson At Medicine X: Welcome to the Era of "Homebrew Health"

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As the amount of digitally collectable data grows, we’ve entered a period of homebrew health, investor Esther Dyson holds. In an interview with New York Times’ John Markoff at Stanford School of Medicine’s emerging tech conference Medicine X last week, she elaborated, “People are buying FitBits but writing their own software and as...
Esther Dyson At Medicine X: Welcome to the Era of "Homebrew Health"

Yelp's CEO Must Fix These 6 Unsolved Problems Before He Can Get Profitable

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Yelp is still not a profitable. In Q3, it lost $2 million on revenues of $36 million. But CEO Jeremy Stoppelman says don't worry: He's sitting on a pile of cash from the IPO ($123 million at the last count). And he intends to invest it until Yelp becomes dominant...
Yelp's CEO Must Fix These 6 Unsolved Problems Before He Can Get Profitable

The Renaissance of Enterprise Computing

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“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” —Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899 Last month, we gathered 75 of the top CIOs from around the country to discuss the new generation of enterprise software and the redefined role of the CIO. These CIOs are dealing with...
The Renaissance of Enterprise Computing

73 percent of people say they would use social customer support (infographic)

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As businesses use social media to promote and protect their brands, digital help desk Zendesk is seeing customer service move to the social world as well. The automated customer service representative annoys all of us. We have all navigated numerical menu options (press one for ‘I want to bash your product...
73 percent of people say they would use social customer support (infographic)

Mailbox, The Email App Everyone's Panting Over, Has A Fascinating Link To Apple (AAPL)

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What will happen with Mailbox, the new app that has everyone in Silicon Valley mega excited? Email is one of the great unsolved problems of our day. It's also one of the critical mobile apps that ought to be done well and built right into the core platform. The last...
Mailbox, The Email App Everyone's Panting Over, Has A Fascinating Link To Apple (AAPL)

Dirty Pillows: The Unsolved Problems Of Sharing Services

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[Editor’s Note: Brenden Mulligan is an entrepreneur who created Onesheet, TipList, ArtistData, MorningPics, and PhotoPile. He’s a mentor for 500 Startups and several startups. You can find him on Twitter at @mulligan.] When my wife and I travel, we rarely stay in hotels. We usually either stay in hostels or apartments. The apartments...
Dirty Pillows: The Unsolved Problems Of Sharing Services
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Quattro Alums Launch Mobile Targeting Startup Adelphic, Raise $2M

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Two mobile veterans who worked together at Quattro Wireless, the mobile ad network that formed the basis of Apple’s iAd program, are announcing a new company today called Adelphic Mobile. Jennifer Lum, who was the vice president of ad ops at Quattro, tells me that me that she teamed up...
Quattro Alums Launch Mobile Targeting Startup Adelphic, Raise $2M

Social reading, discoverability and other unsolved problems at BEA 2012

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Social reading and discoverability are not the same thing, but they have something in common: They’re the things everyone is talking about at BookExpo America this week but nobody has solved. Publishers don’t control engagement Start off by assuming that social reading means being able to interact with a book through...
Social reading, discoverability and other unsolved problems at BEA 2012
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