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Heartbreaking Images of Dogs About to Be Euthanized

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mashable.com - Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou has spent the past five years documenting shelter dogs' final minutes of life, right before being euthanized. Through this heart-wrenching series, Tou is hoping t...

Amazon Fire Phone Flops

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techcrunch.com - Given that Amazon was tanking the price of the Fire Phone down to 99 cents two months after launch (leading to many a “Fire sale!” joke), this probably won’t come as much of a surprise: the Fire Ph...

Move over, Felix: There’s a new space dive record in town [video] - Holy Kaw!

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holykaw.alltop.com - A few years ago, the world was captivated by the record-breaking jump of Felix Baumgartner from the stratosphere, but what you might not have heard about is the jump that beat that record…which too...

What Tesco taught us about disruption – Contagious Communications

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contagious.com - Tesco’s dramatic drop in profits, announced yesterday, reminded me that truly disruptive companies aren’t always tech-savvy startups from Silicon Valley. Brands need to be aware of disruption, in a...

Havas Worldwide Named Network Of The Year At The 2014 Cresta Awards -- NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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prnewswire.com - NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Havas Worldwide is pleased to announce its recognition as the most awarded agency network at the 22nd annual Cresta International Advertising Awards. For the...

Keeping remote employees enthused, energized and engaged

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smartblogs.com - A 49-year-old father of two hits his alarm clock at 6:30 a.m., starts a pot of coffee and prepares for his daily commute. For the past three years, Bill Lewis has worked for a large company based i...

Do you want to be a boss or a leader? | @JosephGulfo for @SmartBrief SmartBlogs

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smartblogs.com - I was having a cup of coffee with a former work colleague who lamented over what happened at a meeting with his employer when the CEO said many things that were, shall we say, less than inspiring. ...

4 smart social investments for the holiday season

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smartblogs.com - Social media has matured into a mandatory marketing channel for brands. Today’s leading social networks have advanced advertising tools, social commerce features and mobile capabilities. The channe...

Google Exec Breaks Space Jump Record With Nearly 26-Mile Free Fall

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mashable.com - Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, broke Felix Baumgartner's two-year-old world record for highest altitude free-fall jump on Friday morning when he parachuted from a balloon near the...

Socar, Korea’s Answer To Zipcar, Raises $18 Million But Isn’t Looking Overseas Just Yet

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techcrunch.com - South Korea is know for advanced technology and hardware companies like Samsung, LG and others. But startups? Certainly the country has produced few fledgling tech companies, though there are incre...

An entrepreneur’s guide to increasing self-awareness - Holy Kaw!

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holykaw.alltop.com - Steering a business becomes much easier once the person in charge knows which direction they’re going, and that means boosting one’s self-awareness is crucial to being successful as an entrepreneur...

How To Tell If You’re Burning Money Too Fast

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s Note: Joe Floyd is a venture investor at Emergence Capital. Emergence focuses on enterprise cloud applications and has invested in market leaders including Yammer, Box, Veeva Systems and S...

Yelp Buys Restaurant-Kritik To Expand Its Presence In Germany

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techcrunch.com - Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more ...

Roku Plans to Go Public, Report Says

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mashable.com - Roku is planning to go public, and raise as much as $150 million, according to a report. The TV streaming service has been in talks with Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup about the move,...

Disrupt Europe 2014: London - London - October 20 - 21, 2014

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techcrunch.com - Panels / Fireside Chats Hard Bitcoin Questions for Coinbase's Brian Armstrong Taking Charge with the European Commission's Neelie Kroes Changing How We Communicate: Onno Faber of TapTalk Real Talk ...

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David Connor is CEO of eightytwenty, Ireland's Digital Creative Agency of the Year and a regular presenter on the digital and communications industry.

Editor's note

'For the first time in five hundred years, emergent behaviour is running ahead of the so-called hegemony of understanding communications. Essentially, people are back to being at the centre of the solar system and a brand that doesn't understand this, and can't surround the individual in the centre with different platforms of activity, will lose traction and meaning' Richard Seymour. His sentiment captures the theme underpinning evolutionRevolution.