Facebook Drops Australian News Ban, Negotiates Payments, After Law Amendments

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Description: Facebook is restoring news to its platform in Australia, and has already reached a deal with one major media company, after the government agreed on Tuesday to last-minute changes to a media content payments code. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Feb 20, 2021 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/360810/facebook-drops-australian-news-ban-negotiates-pay.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline&utm_campaign=121520&hashid=VqrNVU8KRva-05RcXzdoNQ Questions for discussion: What was the basis of the dispute with… Read more »

Jeremiah Owyang On The Future Of Social Audio – Live From Clubhouse – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Description: Welcome to our first-ever live podcast recording from Clubhouse (the new social audio app that is all the rage). This conversation was recorded this past Friday (February 19th, 2021). Our conversation this week is with my old friend, Jeremiah Owyang, to discuss the present and future of social audio, Clubhouse, smart audio, podcasting and beyond. Jeremiah is… Read more »

America needs smart immigration reforms to win the race for global talent

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Description: America’s ability to attract global talent is a competitive advantage. Talented foreigners enrich our human capital and help drive innovation, technological leadership, and American strength. But our ability to attract the best and brightest is at risk. Source: Fortune.com Date: Feb 19, 2021 Link: https://fortune.com/2021/02/19/immigration-reform-biden-us-global-talent-race/ Questions for discussion: What is meant by “smart immigration policy”? What… Read more »

Google and Facebook Lose a Battle to Win the War

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Description: By foregoing some of their dominance in Australia, both will wind up securing monopolies of the world’s online information. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 17, 2021 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-18/google-and-facebook-lose-a-battle-to-win-the-war Questions for discussion: According to the article, what is the strategy being used by Google and Facebook in Australia? Do you think this is in fact what these… Read more »

The only way to control tech giants like Facebook may be for governments to gang up

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Description: Big Tech may be too powerful for a single country to take on, though Australia is trying — and Canada may, too Source: CBC.ca Date: Feb 19, 2021 Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/don-pittis-facebook-australia-governments-gang-up-1.5919005 Questions for discussion: What does the article say is the problem with big tech companies? What is the suggested solution for governments? How should… Read more »

SPOS #762 – Judy Samuelson On The Six New Rules of Business

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #762 – Host: Mitch Joel. Judy Samuelson is founder and executive director of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program and a vice president at the Aspen Institute. Judy led a ten-year campaign to disrupt Milton Friedman‘s narrative about profit-maximization to successfully challenge conventional thinking in board rooms and classrooms about the… Read more »

Jeff Immelt Oversaw the Downfall of G.E. Now He’d Like You to Read His Book.

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Description: The C.E.O. who followed Jack Welch tried, and failed, to revive the company’s stock price. He’s owning up to some of his mistakes now — and assigning some blame. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 10, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/business/jeff-immelt-general-electric-corner-office.html Questions for discussion: What are the lessons for top managers of large corporations to take away from… Read more »

Apple Is the World’s Most Admired Company for the 14th Year in a Row. Facebook Isn’t Even on the List

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Description: It doesn’t take long to damage your reputation. Just ask Facebook. Source: INC.com Date: Feb 08, 2021 Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/apple-is-worlds-most-admired-company-for-14th-year-in-a-row-facebook-isnt-even-on-list.html Questions for discussion: What does the article suggest contributes to a company’s admiration or its absence? How does this information affect marketing? How should investors weigh this information?

Reddit, the Talk of the Internet, Raises $250 Million

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Description: The start-up, which was at the center of a recent stock market frenzy, was valued at $6 billion in the new funding round. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 08, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/technology/reddit-raises-250-million.html Questions for discussion: What makes Reddit a special type of social media? What is their revenue source? What will they use the investment… Read more »

Here’s what really happens to the items you return online

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Description: You open up the box. For whatever reason, you don’t like it.  So, you send it back…for free. No questions asked. The retailer pays for the shipping costs and already is losing money. Immediately the hourglass of profit turns. Each grain of sand, a few cents dropping from the original price of that air fryer. Source: CNN.com – video… Read more »