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Forbes Names Best Places in America to #Work

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There are a plethora of lists naming the best places to live in America, visit in America, eat in America, and even sleep in America. These lists are often lighthearted and interesting, but aren’t particularly meaningful. Forbes took a different approach to this kind of “Best of…” compilation and recently released its 16th annual list of the best…

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Google Vs. Amazon

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Though over the years Google has experimented with letting consumers buy goods with services like Google Wallet or Google Checkout, it has now accelerated this strategy with Shopping Express. The new service allows shoppers to buy things from local retail stores through Google, and then delivers them from the physical retail store on the same or next day.

Google executives have…

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Richard Sarnoff to Take Over as Head of KKR’s Americas #Media and #Telecommunications Team

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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), a private equity company founded in 1976, just announced that Richard Sarnoff will be taking over as head of its Americas media and telecommunications industry team. Sarnoff, a former senior executive at European media conglomerate Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, will succeed Alex Navab.

This change in management will allow Navab…

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New Machine Gives Stray Dogs Food When People Recycle

One new company is solving two problems – people’s lack of recycling, and homeless dogs.

The Turkish company Pugedon, recently placed a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for stray dogs when someone recycles a plastic bottle. The recycled bottles cover the cost of the food, and the box operates at no charge to the city.

A lot of stray animals in this city rely on the…

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Study Shows that Users Don’t Use #Snapchat Primarily to Sext

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Snapchat

When most people think of Snapchat, they think of teenagers and college students sexting, right? Well, a new study done by the University of Washington finds that sexting is actually not the main use.

After polling 127 Snapchat users ages 18 and over, 60 percent said they used Snapchat primarily to send “funny content,” and secondly to snap a selfie. Just 14 percent said they’d…

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Corporate Games Foster Team-Building and a Strong #CompanyCulture

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Tug-of-War, darts, softball. Sounds a bit like an excellent afternoon at camp, doesn’t it? In fact, these are just three of the almost 30 events offered by the Ventura Corporate Games, which recently held it’s 25th anniversary event.

Since 1989 the City of Ventura has been hosting the Corporate Games, which are billed as a “business-to-business teams sports…

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One of the Best Ways to Increase #Brand Recognition - Improve the #Hiring Process

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Hiring is one of the most important things that a company does and, given the cost involved in looking for someone new, is not something that companies do lightly.   Many companies spend a lot of time trying to find exactly the right person, going through rounds of job postings, interviews, and offer negotiations. They are careful to craft their image in a way that appeals…

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#Facebook Purchases LiveRail

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Facebook has added to its recent list of big buys with its purchase of video ad platform LiveRail. Following the purchases of messaging platform WhatsApp and virtual reality technology company Oculus Rift, it appears as though Facebook is investing in companies that are on the rise. This strategy is one that will allow the social media giant to capitalize on whatever new path it…

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The Worst States to Be #Unemployed In

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Being unemployed is the worst – unless of course you have a job lined up or you are unemployed on purpose. While the national unemployment rate has improved over the past couple of years, 6.3% is still pretty sad. In May of this year, it was the lowest it has been since September of 2008. However, this means…

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#KKR Pumps $1.2 Billion into @FirstData

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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co has injected $1.2 billion into credit card company First Data. Looking to reduce the interest payments for First Data, KKR also looks to prepare the company for a future public offering.

KKR, with the guidance of CEO Henry R. Kravis, committed to the payment. Of the total amount, $700 million will be funded from its own balance sheets and $500…

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