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The newsonomics of Amazon vs. Main Street » Nieman Journalism Lab

A great piece on the importance of retail advertsing to the newspaper business and the indirect fight between Amazon and the papers happening now. “Classifieds has decimated by interactive databases. National has migrated strongly digital. Retail, which made up of … Continue reading

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The Newspaper Industry and Digital Ads

 Newspapers are probably never completely going away.   In fact, they are never going away.  Newspapers have traditionally supported themselves through advertising. Advertisers pay newspapers to publish their ads, which gives the papers the money they need to publish the paper, … Continue reading

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Building a Shopping Solution

I have been involved in ShopCo Holdings just about two months now as the Chief Executive Officer.   I figured it is about time I start sharing a bit about it. ShopCo Holdings is a company backed by 12 large US Media companies … Continue reading

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Ben Smith, Steve Goetz: You Are Welcome To Our Facebook Passwords If You Turn Over Your FICO Score -peHUB

Dear Employer. If you think our Facebook passwords are necessary to review our job applications, you are welcome to them. In exchange, we would like to see your FICO score and the recent credit applications of key executives. Is this … Continue reading

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Justin Oberman, Ben Smith: America’s Biggest Startup And Its Lessons For Entrepreneurs | peHUB

Can you name America’s largest startup? It’s not Facebook or Amazon or even Home Depot. It isn’t even a technology company. This little known giant is the Transportation Security Administration and its massive scale up offers a roadmap for entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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