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From what looked like a sure loss during the financial crisis, Blackstone engineered one of the most successful deals in its history.
Beyond Blocking Or Muting, Twitter Got It Right Yesterday
Yesterday there was a protest about Twitter. That is fairly rare for its size and influence, thanks to two key elements baked into the platform: simplicity and publicness. Both have helped them stay away from some of the obstacles that have tripped up Facebook.
Last year LinkedIn asked 8,000 professionals what they had thought they wanted to be when they grew up. The survey found that the top childhood dream jobs for men in the U.S. were a professional or Olympic athlete, airplane or helicopter pilot, scientist, lawyer and astronaut. Women said that their
As in the Cold War, the U.S., Russia, and China have moved to improve their placement on the chess board.
The Awesome Shop: Target’s Pinterest-Powered Online Shopping Site Lists Only Top Pinned Items
Target has launched an online catalog with products completely curated from Pinterest, taking its relationship with the image-focused social media site to a new level in online shopping. According to a report on InternetRetailer.com, the Target Awesome Shop is a Pinterest-powered site being tested..
Yesterday Twitter was in an uproar over tweaks to the block system due to system changes. Today, Twitter should be back in good graces as they’ve quickly rescinded the functionality. The change to the blocking system allowed those users who’ve been blocked to view Tweets from the...
Recent work has led me down the path to finding out when traffic is hitting a website, and tying that traffic to the customer service my small business clients are providing. As I’ve been slicing and dicing date and time data, I’ve found some valuable pieces of information that are...
Don’t be surprised if Marketing Land’s coverage of next year’s Google I/O conference, or perhaps coverage of our upcoming SMX West conference, involves some live blogging … from Google Glass. Yep. There’s a new WordPress plugin that makes it possible to shoot photos...