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Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s $26B Quarter

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft reported its fiscal second-quarter financial performance today, laid out its forecasts for its future performance and took questions from a number of analyst. It was a flurry of data, so ...

Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley - CNNMoney

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money.cnn.com - Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P...

JD.com Beefs Up Its Imported Food Business To Compete Against Alibaba

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techcrunch.com - JD.com, the second-largest e-commerce company in China after Alibaba, has unveiled a major push to grow its imported food business. The company will partner with food producers from the U.S., Austr...

Day 3 at Davos | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs

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smartblogs.com - Welcome to Day 3 of SmartBrief’s roundup of financial news coming out of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Blankfein on the reality of regulation: Goldman Sachs chair...

Helping your team thrive in times of uncertainty

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smartblogs.com - Your team is looking to you for answers, but you don’t have many. There are a lot of moving parts, and more’s uncertain than certain. Perhaps your job’s affected and you’re dealing with your own an...

Learn to tell a great story | @ImpactfulCoach for @SmartBrief SmartBlogs

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smartblogs.com - Now more than ever great leaders are great storytellers. Storytelling helps executives weave rich narratives that inspire their organizations, set a vision, teach important lessons, and define the ...

Q&A: NEW CEO on where women's leadership is heading in retail and CPG

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smartblogs.com - The state of women’s leadership is always changing, including in the food retail and consumer packaged goods industry, and while there has been a lot of advancement made in this category, there is ...

Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

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techcrunch.com - With a huge blizzard bearing down on the U.S. Northeast, Uber is instituting a cap on its surge pricing during the storm. In an email being sent to New York passengers, the company said prices will...

Number26 Could Be The Best Banking Experience In Europe

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techcrunch.com - When I first wrote about Number26, I said that it was a bank designed for the 21st century — but all of this was on paper. The startup is launching today in Germany and Austria, with more European ...

17 Stats You Should Know About Visual Content Marketing in 2015

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Money Dashboard, The Personal Finance App That Tells You Why You’re Broke, Secures $3.7M Funding

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techcrunch.com - Money Dashboard, the UK personal finance app that helps you understand why you’re broke, has raised some additional capital of its own. It’s secured a further $3.7 million in funding (actually clos...

Partech’s New $240 Million Growth Fund Will Close France’s Funding Gap

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techcrunch.com - 2014 was the year of seed funding, 2015 will be the year of late stage funding for Partech Ventures. The French venture capital firm just raised $240 million to launch the Partech Growth fund. This...

Coinbase Is Opening The First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange In The U.S.

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techcrunch.com - Fresh from scoring a massive $75 million funding round, bitcoin payment firm Coinbase has revealed that it will open the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. on Monday. The company, which a...

Israel Grows From Startup Nation To Exit Nation

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s note: Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and is the Chief Editor of Inside3DP. He writes about startups, technology trends and politics. Thanks to a string of big exits over the past year, I...

The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s note: Bruno Berthon is the managing director of digital strategy at Accenture. Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences o...

What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft is scheduled to report its earnings from the fourth calendar quarter today after the bell. The company is expected to earn $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.33 billion. Keep in mind that ...

A16Z Leads $58M Round In UK’s TransferWise To Ramp Up Its P2P Transfer Business

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techcrunch.com - TransferWise, the fast-growing UK-based P2P money transfer startup that has reportedly been in talks with Facebook for remittance services, has raised a large tranche of funding led by one of the s...

Investors Want Proof You’re High Fantasy

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techcrunch.com - Recently, TechCrunch published a post presenting differing investment theories of those in venture capital, unicorns vs. dragons. In the article, an investor legitimately claimed that a unicorn is ...

Social Customer Service Firm Sparkcentral Locks Up A $12M Series B

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techcrunch.com - Sparkcentral, a company that provides tools to help businesses conduct customer support over social channels, has raised a $12 million Series B round of funding, led by Split Rock Partners. The com...

CrunchBase Daily

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static.crunchbase.com - The robot masterminds behind Roomba have made a few venture capital investments over the years, but only started taking steps to formalize the program now, according to iRobot chief executive, Coli...

Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

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techcrunch.com - Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax ...

Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange

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mashable.com - Coinbase, a startup that develops a mobile wallet to buy and store the digital currency, announced Monday that it is launching the first licensed Bitcoin exchange in the United States with the goal...

This blizzard will test Uber's emergency capping promise in New York

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mashable.com - In New York, many still remember how the company launched surge pricing during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, forcing hurricane-stricken consumers to dig deep in their wallets during a disaster. See also...

AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico for $1.88 billion, minus debt

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mashable.com - DALLAS — AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company's debt. The deal will give AT&T Inc. companies that operate under the name Nextel Mexico and hold ...

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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.