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Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus on the future of the company: part two

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The concluding part of our interview with the founder of controversial social gaming giant Zynga, now facing an uncertain future on mobile• Mark Pincus interview: part oneIf the Zynga story were a Hollywood movie, this would be the close of the second act; the point at which everything goes wrong...
Zynga chief executive Mark Pincus on the future of the company: part two

JOB OF THE WEEK: Enterprise Technology Analyst

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Enterprise Technology Analyst Orange Silicon Valley San Francisco, CA Why it’s cool: Orange is one of the ten largest telecommunications...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Enterprise Technology Analyst

No IPO hints as Twitter's Costolo focuses on simplicity and security

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Now that it’s been a year since Facebook went public, the next big IPO circus is likely to involve Twitter. CEO Dick Costolo — as expected — didn’t announce concrete plans for such an IPO Wednesday during his appearance at D11, but held forth on a number of interesting topics...
No IPO hints as Twitter's Costolo focuses on simplicity and security

These Are All The Apple Execs Who Have Left The Company Since Tim Cook Took Over (AAPL)

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After Steve Jobs stepped back from daily responsibilities at Apple last January, some wondered if other higher-ups at the company might look for work elsewhere, leading to a kind of brain drain. But to the credit of Apple and its CEO Tim Cook, there really hasn't been a mass exodus...
These Are All The Apple Execs Who Have Left The Company Since Tim Cook Took Over (AAPL)

Culture shift: moving from user to client

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The media industry should learn from French railway SNCF's decision to change its terminology over customersFifteen years ago, Louis Gallois, the SNCF (French Railways) chairman decided to change the company's lexicon: passengers were to be referred to as "customers" instead of the old bureaucratese "users" (in French: "clients" v "usagers")....
Culture shift: moving from user to client

The Cake Copyright Is A Lie; Safeway Just Doesn't Want To Be Mocked

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A few folks have sent in this story on the blog of the wonderful (and super popular) site Cake Wrecks, which (as the name suggests) highlights hilariously bad cake designs, supposedly done by "professionals." Not surprisingly, the site is well known among those who wield cake decorating bags. However, some...
The Cake Copyright Is A Lie; Safeway Just Doesn't Want To Be Mocked

How Scattergraphs Can Be Your Best Friends

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Recently, I was on an in-house SEO panel at SMX with REI’s Jonathon Colman. Most of the audience’s questions centered around explaining and reporting relevant metrics to upper management. Turns out, while search has come a long way, many execs still use terms like “Google... Please visit Search Engine Land...
How Scattergraphs Can Be Your Best Friends

10 Ways All Employees Can Contribute to Link Building

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It’s not a hidden secret that link building is an essential part of SEO, but how you go about building links can make a huge difference in your organic visibility. Having your company buy into the fact that actively building links to your site can help your bottom line can...
10 Ways All Employees Can Contribute to Link Building

Qantas Air to replace Blackberries with iPhones

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RIM has taken another shot in what it hopes will be the road to recovery. Qantas Airlines has announced plans to replace all 1,300 corporate-sponsored BlackBerry devices in its employ with iPhones. Not only is the iPhone favored by upper management and polled staff members over the Blackberry, the move...
Qantas Air to replace Blackberries with iPhones

REPORT: Best Buy Is Laying Off 2,400 Employees (BBY)

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UPDATE: CNBC is reporting that Best Buy is laying off 2,400 total employees, including the 600+ Geek Squad workers. Original: Best Buy is laying off around 650 members of its Geek Squad, reports KARE 11. The Geek Squad positions that work on appliances and televisions in customers' homes are the ones being...
REPORT: Best Buy Is Laying Off 2,400 Employees (BBY)

HP appoints new head of software

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Following through on promises to shuffle the ranks of upper management, Hewlett-Packard has hired George Kadifa to head the company's software division and has promoted Bill Veghte, who formerly led the division, to the role of chief operating officer....
HP appoints new head of software

CES Is So Uncool It Might Finally Be Cool

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Even though I once built a slideshow called ”Gadget Porn and Actual Porn,“ I have never been to CES. Because the fact is that, as every cool blogger has very creatively beat us over the head with today, CES is tragically unhip. First of all, none of the actually important tech companies are there:...
CES Is So Uncool It Might Finally Be Cool

Report: Zynga shutters Boston, Austin, and Chicago studios, lays off over 100 employees

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While Apple was busy introducing new devices and updating its existing ones this morning, Facebook game creator Zynga was apparently relieving itself of several studios worth of employees. Several reports on Twitter indicate that Zynga is cutting its Boston, Austin, and Chicago studios; our colleagues at Joystiq spoke with...
Report: Zynga shutters Boston, Austin, and Chicago studios, lays off over 100 employees

HP Appoints New Head of Software

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Following through on promises to shuffle the ranks of upper management, Hewlett-Packard has hired George Kadifa to head up the company's software division and......
HP Appoints New Head of Software
The biggest obstacle to embracing big data? You.
How A Sony Marketing Manager Helped Build A Breakthrough Product

This Could Shake Things Up: Google's M&A Team Wishes It Had Bought Twitter (GOOG, FB)

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A source briefed on Google's mergers and acquisition plans tells us that Google's corporate development team openly regrets not pushing upper management to buy Twitter "when they could." That is, before Twitter raised $800 million at an $8 billion valuation last fall. This source says that team believes Google is...
This Could Shake Things Up: Google's M&A Team Wishes It Had Bought Twitter (GOOG, FB)

MySpace Planning To Roll Out Facebook Connect ASAP (Or Not)

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MySpace is preparing to add Facebook Connect features to its main service, we’ve confirmed from a source within MySpace. This will be the first time MySpace will publicly conceded defeat to Facebook over ownership of the social graph, and it’s more than a touchy subject internally. So touchy, in fact,...
MySpace Planning To Roll Out Facebook Connect ASAP (Or Not)
GroundCntrl grabs $1M to get mobile workforces off their butts

The 5 Big Questions Dell Will Have To Answer To Survive

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On Tuesday, Dell faced Wall Street analysts for what could be the last time, as Michael Dell and a collection of investors prepare to take the company private. And though Dell Inc. reportedly exceeded Wall Street's expectations, the results were disappointing overall. And in some ways, that's a good thing....
The 5 Big Questions Dell Will Have To Answer To Survive
Fry's pays $2.3M to settle sex text claims

In The Biggest Blown Opportunity Ever, AOL Instant Messenger Has Utterly Collapsed (AOL)

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Before there was Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, there was AOL Instant Messenger. In fact, you could argue Facebook was conceived on AIM. My how times have changed. Between January 2011 and January 2012, AOL Instant Messenger usage – on AIM.com and in the AIM app – declined 64%, from...
In The Biggest Blown Opportunity Ever, AOL Instant Messenger Has Utterly Collapsed (AOL)

Social CRM platform Nimble opens API

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Social CRM company Nimble this week released an App Marketplace and API for third-party products to integrate with the company’s social contact platform. Nimble helps marketers and salespeople manage their contacts from email and social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Foursquare. Nimble’s new Contact API allows complementary business...
Social CRM platform Nimble opens API

Kodak lays off 1000 more workers, two senior executives

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Bankrupt Eastman Kodak has announced its intention to lay off 1,000 more workers by the end of the year, and more job losses may be necessary to stay afloat. Kodak's workforce has fallen to approximately 14,700 from a peak of 145,000 thirty years ago. Additionally, two members of upper management...
Kodak lays off 1000 more workers, two senior executives

JCPenney Workers Gave Free Discounts For Credit Until New Management Started Cracking Skulls

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Credit is big in retail, and workers are under all kinds of pressure to hit their quotas. They have to find ways to give customers incentives to apply for credit, such as offering a discount. It was no different at JCPenney, but with former Apple retail chief Ron Johnson now...
JCPenney Workers Gave Free Discounts For Credit Until New Management Started Cracking Skulls

Altimeter Report: Social Marketing Analytics (Altimeter Group & Web Analytics Demystified)

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A Collaborative Effort Between Two Firms:  Web Analytics Demystified and Altimeter Group It’s just been over a month since we published the Social CRM Research paper (over 36k views on slideshare) and we’re continuing our cadence here at Altimeter Group of publishing widely available reports under the spirit of Open...
Altimeter Report: Social Marketing Analytics (Altimeter Group & Web Analytics Demystified)

The Abiding Tyranny of the Male Model — A Manifesto

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(Editor's note: This post is the third in a six-week blog series on how leadership might look in the future. Click here to follow the series.) I'm sick of hearing how far we've come. I'm sick of hearing how much better situated we are now than before. I'm sick of...
The Abiding Tyranny of the Male Model — A Manifesto

Intel's 48-core supercomputing smartphone CPU is less than a decade away

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Cell phones are rapidly growing ever more dominant as computing devices. Not only are they becoming vital parts of our everyday lives in the English-speaking western world, but also in developing nations around the globe. It’s clear that dumbphones are on the way out, and our current smartphones will look...
Intel's 48-core supercomputing smartphone CPU is less than a decade away
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