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    Avatar Expected to Sink Titanic Today as it Rockets Towards $2B Mark

    Avatar Expected to Sink Titanic Today as it Rockets Towards $2B Mark
    Nothing can seem to stop worldwide audiences' love of Cameron's sci-fi epic While some may criticize it as unoriginal for parallels to past movies and literature, James Cameron's latest masterpiece, Avatar is a smash hit among critics and moviegoers alike. Fueled by strong sales of more expensive 3D movie tickets and fueled by a viral marketing campaign online and off, Avatar ...
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    Competent Jerks and Lovable Fools: The Likeability Factor at Work

    Photo: shearforce/Flickr (CC) Do your coworkers like you? Or do they avoid you like day-old conference-room bagels? Does it matter, as long as you're getting the job done? You betcha, says a Harvard Business Review report on "Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks" by Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo. Like it or not, likeability matters. ...
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    6 Reasons Why You Will Want the Apple Tablet

    6 Reasons Why You Will Want the Apple Tablet
    There's one big question remaining about the mythical tablet device that Apple is expected to unveil Wednesday. We've already learned, from whispers of those in the know, that it's basically a supersized iPod touch with a 10-inch diagonal screen and it may cost about $1,000. In addition to playing music and video, it's going to display digitized books, newspapers and magazines. ...
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    Bill Gates Unplugged: New Website Will Be Former MS CEO's Public Forum

    Bill Gates Unplugged: New Website Will Be Former MS CEO's Public Forum
    SEATTLE - When Bill Gates was at Microsoft's helm, his internal memos set the company's course for such radical shifts as the rise of the Internet. Now, Gates is making his musings public on a new Web site called The Gates Notes. There, the head of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has started posting his opinion on topics from the ...
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    Google Attackers May Have Had Inside Assistance

    Google Attackers May Have Had Inside Assistance
    Google is investigating possible insider assistance China has been found numerous times to be the source of cyber attacks against both the U.S. government and U.S.-based companies. The latest such attack was perpetrated against search giant Google and was carried out in mid-December 2009. Google has acknowledged that the attack resulted in theft of IP and source code. Reports have surfaced ...
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    Yahoo CEO Takes Hits During First Year

    Yahoo CEO Takes Hits During First Year
    SAN FRANCISCO - Carol Bartz spent much of her first year as Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive rallying the troops and clearing the decks, often sounding like a salty drill sergeant as she vowed to whip the downtrodden Internet company back into shape. For all the tough talk, Yahoo remains on shaky ground as Bartz marks her one-year anniversary as CEO ...
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    China Issues Veiled Response to Google

    China Issues Veiled Response to Google
    The battle between Google and the Chinese government is heating up. China is one of the most prolific blockers of internet content in the world. The country has a myriad of laws on the books that govern what types of content can be posted or viewed on the internet. The Chinese government has been harsh in its crack down on journalists ...
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    A Jump Start for Stalled Small Business Lenders

    A Jump Start for Stalled Small Business Lenders
    In recent months President Obama has pressured banks to increase lending to small businesses in order to spur job growth. Now, a long-awaited program approved in the stimulus package last February is set to begin that could help make that happen by reassuring wary bankers with a new approach. For the first time, the Small Business Administration will guarantee up to ...
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    The Business of 'Augmented reality' is About to Explode

    The Business of 'Augmented reality' is About to Explode
    CHICAGO _ "Augmented reality" may sound like indecipherable technobabble, but the concept behind this technology is familiar to anyone who has seen any of the "Terminator" movies. In the sci-fi films, a cyborg is able to scan its surrounding area and superimpose data on what it sees, allowing it to get background information on humans. Now, after years of use in ...
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    Chrome OS is the Beginning of the Great Microsoft-Google OS Battle

    Chrome OS is the Beginning of the Great Microsoft-Google OS Battle
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. _ Google and Microsoft have long competed for talent and the attention of Wall Street, but the two have never taken each other head on. Google's main business is search. Microsoft's is Windows and Office software. This year, Google signaled it is ready to take Microsoft on on its home turf with an operating system called Chrome OS. ...
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    Tiger Woods' Other Victims

    Tiger Woods' Other Victims
    Woods hurt more than his family and his sponsors. Thousands of others depended on him, both economically and spiritually 1. Tiger's Collateral Damage: Who Else Will Be Hurt? As the Tiger Woods scandal continues to unfold, sponsors are reevaluating their relationship with the golf superstar. Accenture (ACN) announced on Sunday that Woods is "no longer the right representative" for them; Gillette ...
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    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies

    Post-Holiday Job Hunting Strategies
    For the unemployed, the holiday season can be especially stressful. Strained finances can make gift-giving something to dread. Potential employers are going AWOL in mid December, putting the brakes on even the most diligent job search. Even so, soon the holidays will be over and it's time to get your search back on track, even though it may take a week ...
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    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year

    10 Career Resolutions for the New Year
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. 1. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more ...
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    Work Less (It's Good for Business)

    Work Less (It's Good for Business)
    Brett Schklar was a fast-rising, burn-the-candle-at-both-ends kind of executive. So naturally, he was on a business trip the day of his 31st birthday. His career as a vice president at a promising tech company was flourishing, and if that came at the expense of time with his family, time spent taking care of himself, time to even pause to celebrate his ...
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    Analyst: Investing in Tech Stocks Will Be Even Tougher in 2010

    Analyst: Investing in Tech Stocks Will Be Even Tougher in 2010
    BOSTON - Mutual funds that bet exclusively on technology stocks are the star performers of 2009. Tech sector funds are up an average 57 percent this year. That's more than twice the increase for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, and puts tech funds atop Morningstar's rankings for 21 U.S. stock fund categories. But for the coming year, one of 2009's ...
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    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes

    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes
    By Wendy S. Enelow, Monster Contributing Writer Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your interview, there is nothing more effective than ...
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    Shrinking Credit Threatens Almost $9 Billion in Holiday Sales

    Shrinking Credit Threatens Almost $9 Billion in Holiday Sales
    Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Target Corp. and U.S. retailers may lose almost $9 billion in holiday sales as banks rein in lending to cash-strapped consumers before a new credit-card law takes effect. Sales in November and December may fall 1.2 percent to $436.7 billion from the same period in 2008, said Britt Beemer, chairman of consumer polling firm America’s Research ...
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    Federal Appeals Court Issues Injunction Against Sale of Microsoft Word, Office 2007

    Federal Appeals Court Issues Injunction Against Sale of Microsoft Word, Office 2007
    A U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a $290 million judgment against Microsoft Corporation in a patent case launched by i4i Inc, a small Toronto-based company. The Court has issued an injunction against any and all sales of Microsoft's Word 2007 software, including the popular Office 2007. The injunction takes effect in the U.S. on January 11. Therefore, all ...
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    Huge Drop in Job Satisfaction This Decade

    Huge Drop in Job Satisfaction This Decade
    The first decade of the 21st century is nearing an end, and American workers can't wait to see it go. When a report summarizes its findings with those words, you suspect you're not in for a bunch of happy talk. Thus did the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, a respected research organization at Rutgers University, this week introduce "What ...
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    Amazon Says December Kindle Sales are Best Ever

    Amazon Says December Kindle Sales are Best Ever
    Amazon said the month of December has been the highest selling month for the popular Kindle e-reader, but the company still hasn't released specific sales numbers. Amazon has never publicly released sales figures, and announced it will begin to ship the Kindle with free expedited shipping to consumers interested in purchasing a unit prior to Christmas.   It seems odd for ...
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