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Unemployment rate hits 8.3 percent after hiring burst

Unemployment rate hits 8.3 percent after hiring burst

Feb. 3 | Tweet In the most impressive surge for the job market since early last year, the United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. Lower unemployment...

IBM Scientists Use Twitter To Discover Which Super Bowl Team Has More Fans

IBM Scientists Use Twitter To Discover Which Super Bowl Team Has More Fans

Feb. 3 | Tweet IBM and USC scientists have been studying Super Bowl tweets and have declared a "digital upset" in which the Giants have won. They are analyzing tweets to measure "sentiment" meaning how the Twitter-using public feels about...

Seven Most Interesting Startups

Seven Most Interesting Startups

Feb. 3 | Tweet Halfway to living up to its moniker with over 250 startups, 500 Startups held a series of demo days this week and last, where a group of 33 scrappy startups presented their wares to investors in both New York and San Francisco. As we are wont...

Why The iPhone Time Is Always Set To 9:42 In Apple Ads

Why The iPhone Time Is Always Set To 9:42 In Apple Ads

Feb. 3 | Tweet Former Apple exec Bob Borcher recently gave a presentation (the video has since been removed) covering topics from marketing to the current state of the job market. During the presentation, he explained why all iPhone ads show the phone set...

Your Marketing Can Keep Pace with Facebook and Google

Your Marketing Can Keep Pace with Facebook and Google

Feb. 3 | Tweet The reality of web marketing is that almost all of it happens on platforms that are owned by others. Platform owners, such as Facebook or Google, have provided environments where some things are easy to do, some things are much harder to do,...

AstraZeneca to cut a further 7,300 jobs

AstraZeneca to cut a further 7,300 jobs

Feb. 2 | Tweet Anglo-Swedish drugs maker AstraZeneca has announced a further 7,300 job cuts over the next two years as part of a new restructuring programme. The GMB Union has said 250 to 300 of the cuts will be in R&D at the firm's site at Alderley...

Kinect for Windows!

Kinect for Windows!

Feb. 2 | Tweet Microsoft has launched a version of Kinect, its voice and motion-controlled sensor, to work with Windows-based PCs. It joins a previous version which was designed for the company's Xbox 360 games console. The new hardware features a "near...

French Court Fines Google $660,000 Because Google Maps Is Free

French Court Fines Google $660,000 Because Google Maps Is Free

Feb. 2 | Tweet Google faces a $660,000 fine after a French court ruling that the company is abusing its dominant position in mapping by making Google Maps free. According to The Economic Times, the French commercial court “upheld an unfair competition complaint...

Mercedes Benz SL Class photos leaked, fans unhappy

Mercedes Benz SL Class photos leaked, fans unhappy

Feb. 1 | Tweet Earlier this week, 2012 Mercedes Benz SL Class images were leaked online, but as they were clicked from a brochure, the images were somewhat hazy, and it was difficult to identify with the new design. Finally, earlier today, on a popular Mercedes...

Obama Plans Assistance for Refinancing

Obama Plans Assistance for Refinancing

Feb. 1 | Tweet President Barack Obama announced a package of proposals designed to jolt the housing market, his latest effort to reignite the economy after four years of foreclosures and falling home prices. “This housing crisis struck right at the heart...