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‘Cool CEOs Don’t Need an Education’ is a Cynical Marketing Ploy

You’ve seen this proposition numerous times in the last couple of years. Start-up kings don’t need university education. Savvy youth don’t need a degree. College is not for everybody. The … Continue reading

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April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Five Overlooked Facts about the Instagram Deal

Everybody and his brother is writing about the Facebook – Instagram deal today, and most are name-dropping to no end in hopes of catching some of the deal’s karma. And … Continue reading

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April 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Facebook Floats Changes to Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

Facebook just sent out an email to users who are following its Site Governance page indicating that is proposing changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. According to the … Continue reading

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March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Out-on-a-Limb Tech Capability for 2012: Social Data Overlays

I’m going to go way out on a limb here, fundamentally because I am not an expert in the technology I am about to discuss. There are plenty of people … Continue reading

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December 27, 2011 · 2 Comments

Do Bloggers Have Integrity?

The recent explosive story that operatives at public relations powerhouse Burson-Marsteller had attempted to plant a story about Google’s alleged security violations – on behalf of then-secret client Facebook – … Continue reading

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May 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

The President Gets His Social On

President Barack Obama visited Facebook’s headquarters on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto today, ostensibly to make a pitch for higher education, raising taxes for the wealthy and encouraging homegrown … Continue reading

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April 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Facebook Sponsored Stories: Big Benefits for Big Brands

But Are They Legal? It’s an oft-repeated maxim that there is more credibility in a customer’s endorsement than in anything the company can do to promote itself. Facebook‘s new “Sponsored … Continue reading

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January 26, 2011 · Leave a comment