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GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

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techcrunch.com - GoPro’s earnings for the third quarter were pretty as a picture for the company’s investors, with earnings coming in above analysts’ expectations For the quarter, GoPro racked up sales of $280 mill...

Groupon Q3 Beats The Street On Sales Of $757.1M, EPS Of $0.03

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techcrunch.com - Still pushing hard on its strategy to be more than just a site for daily deals, e-commerce powerhouse Groupon reported its quarterly earnings today, reporting revenues of $757.1 million on non-GAAP...

LinkedIn Q3 Beats The Street, Sales Of $568M, EPS $0.52

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techcrunch.com - In a quarter that has seen a mixed set of results for social networks Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn today reported its quarterly results, handily beating analyst estimates on sales of $568 million...

Target's Kim Strong: Promoting women leaders through mentoring, connecting and engaging SmartBlogs

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smartblogs.com - Even in retail, an industry that might more often be associated with women rather than men, women executives are hard to come by. But Kim Strong has navigated her way to the top, becoming Target’s ...

The Best Quotes Of TechCrunch Disrupt EU: London 2014

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techcrunch.com - At Disrupt Europe: London 2014, a handful of speakers took the stage for panel discussions and fireside chats. The state of their startups, investments and the European tech landscape were discusse...

How to be CEO of your own career (and life)

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smartblogs.com - Perhaps you aspire to the corner office, or you want to develop leadership skills that will help advance your career. You can begin to learn what it takes to be CEO by becoming CEO of your own care...

Kleenex Encourages Simple Acts of Tissue Sharing

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adage.com - From spending trends to the biggest marketers and agencies, this handy guide gives you the lay of the b-to-b land. Kleenex often hears stories about people sharing the brand's tissues in opportune ...

6 employee warning signs -- and what to do about them

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smartblogs.com - SmartBrief is talking directly with small and medium-sized businesses to discover their journeys, challenges and lessons. Today’s post is from Matt Straz, the founder and CEO of Namely, the HR and ...

Real-Time Marketing Is Now Right-Time Marketing - eMarketer

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emarketer.com - It’s time for the conversation about real-time marketing to move on. It’s not that the conversation is over. Rather, it’s that real-time marketing needs to evolve into something bigger and more imp...

Novelty T-Shirt Maker Print Syndicate Raises $4.25M Series A

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techcrunch.com - Print Syndicate, an e-commerce store that sells printed T-shirts and other fashion and home decor goods, has raised $4.25 million in Series A funding led by Data Point Capital. Other investors incl...

Yahoo Poaches Amazon Ad Exec Lisa Utzschneider, Ned Brody Takes Ad Tech Role

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techcrunch.com - Some executive musical chairs and an interesting poach/hire at Yahoo, announced today. The company has named Lisa Utzschneider as its SVP of sales for the Americas, nabbing her from Amazon, where s...

Alphaworks, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform From Betaworks, Brings On Erin Glenn As CEO

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techcrunch.com - Today the folks at Alphaworks, the equity crowd-funding platform branched out of betaworks, are announcing leadership changes, with Erin Glenn taking the lead as CEO. Nick Chirls, cofounder and for...

Twitter names a new head of product — after just 6 months

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mashable.com - Twitter has named a new head of product — for the second time in just six months. Twitter has appointed Kevin Weil, previously the head of revenue products (ads, basically), to serve as VP of all p...

Estonia’s Jobbatical, A Job Site For Work Sabbaticals And Career Breaks, Raises Seed Round

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techcrunch.com - Unbeknown to me, ‘work sabbaticals’ are increasingly becoming a thing, whereby skilled employees are given sanctioned leave to travel and work for somebody else. Or so says Karoli Hindriks, co-foun...

Equity Crowdfunding Service Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments, Plots US Expansion

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techcrunch.com - Seedrs, a company based in London that deals with equity crowdfunding, has an eye on the U.S. market. Today, it announced that it has acquired Junction Investments, which is based in California, an...

GoCardless Launches Enterprise Direct Debits, Secures The Guardian

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techcrunch.com - GoCardless is a Y Combinator alum which created a simple way for online businesses to set up and accept direct debit payments. Why is this important, I hear you ask? Well, out there in the rest of ...

Vice's TV ambitions jump forward with $100 million Canadian deal

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mashable.com - The rapidly growing media empire, helmed by CEO Shane Smith, has signed a $100 million deal with a Canadian cable provider to launch a 24-hour television channel in 2015. See also: Vice and BuzzFee...

CrunchBase Graph Notes

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info.crunchbase.com - Personal finance tech is blowing up this week, as wealth management and investment services startups Personal Capital and Wealthfront both recorded large Series D rounds to total $114 million in ve...

Fiverr Goes Global With New Languages, Local Offerings

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techcrunch.com - After raising $30 million in August , Fiverr, the low-cost online marketplace for services of any stripe, is making it rain. The company is spending money to roll out new international sites. Start...

Facebook loses $24,420 a minute during outages

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Theatlantic.feedsportal.com - At 6:52 p.m. Eastern on Oct. 28, Facebook went down. (It began working again at 7:27 p.m.) This is the third such outage in the last several months, and it happens to coincide with the company's an...

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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.