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SunPower shares fall more than 20% after weaker guidance

This article was sourced from Market Watch. Article by Claudia Assis. Stock has largest percent fall in a year, marring outperformance Getty Images Shares of SunPower Corp. on Wednesday fell the most in nearly a year after expectations of lower sales in the current quarter marred the solar-power company’s narrower-than-expected quarterly loss. SunPower SPWR, -19.32%  stock fell more than […]

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One chart shows Apple’s service business quietly rising to the top

This article was sourced from Business Insider.  Article by Caroline Cakebread. Apple is synonymous with sleek hardware, from laptops to phones. As this chart from Statista shows however, Apple’s non-hardware offerings are now an incredibly important piece of the business. Revenues from Apple’s service business have been steadily rising over the past five years, and with $US7.3 […]

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Facebook bought an AI startup that could turn its middling virtual assistant into a Siri killer

This article was sourced from Business Insider. Article by Alexei Oreskovic.        Facebook’s virtual assistant, which goes by the name of M, hasn’t quite delivered on the promise of a life-changing artificial intelligence product. But Facebook isn’t giving up. On Monday, the company announced its acquisition of a small, AI startup that will be […]

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The “attention economy” created by Silicon Valley is bankrupting us

This article was sourced from Tech Crunch.  Article by Andrew Keen. Another week, another political crisis. We’ve had yet another few days of outrageous tweets from President Trump all designed, it seems, to monopolize the national conversation. It’s all so predictably unpredictable — and what Tristan Harris, the co-founder of the nonprofit group Time Well Spent, calls a […]

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The UK’s chronic productivity crisis is worsening

This article was sourced from Business Insider. Article by Thomas Colson. LONDON — The UK’s productivity crisis is worsening, according to a new report from accountants BDO. The report comes a week after the Office for National Statistics published damning data illustrating how far Britain’s productivity lags behind other leading economies. The BDO Business Trends report […]

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3 Ways To Tell If You’re Connecting With Your Audience (And What To Do If You’re Not)

This article was sourced from Fast Company. Article by Anett Grant. Hint: Stop trying to read facial expressions. Ever wish you could call “time out” during your presentation to ask the audience how you’re doing? Since that usually isn’t doable, your next best option is to scan people’s faces for emotional clues, but recent research suggests […]

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Alibaba gets serious in Southeast Asia in preparation for battle with Amazon

This article was sourced from TechCrunch. Article by Jon Russell. Done betting, Alibaba is getting down to work in Southeast Asia as it bids to lead the region’s promising e-commerce space and maximize its early mover advantage over Amazon. Alibaba became the first major international player to enter Southeast Asia, a region with more than 600 million cumulative consumers, when […]

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“Innovative” IBM Kills Working from Home

This article was sourced from LinkedIn. Article by Bruce Kasanoff. Less than a year into her tenure as IBM’s Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle Peluso has announced that her thousands of marketing team members must now work out of one of six different locations—Atlanta, Raleigh, Austin, Boston, San Francisco, and New York. Many of these employees have either […]