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Want Your Customers to Trust You? In 1 Surprising Sentence, This $31 Billion Company Shows What Not to Do

Terms and conditions are boring. Really boring. So boring that apparently, Facebook didn’t even read the terms of the app that shared 87 million people’s data with Cambridge Analytica. That’s what Facebook’s CTO, Mike Schroepfer, said Thursday at a U.K. parliamentary hearing–and yes, it’s deeply ironic. Recently, a number of large technology and media firms have …

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What’s Next for Starbucks After the Shocking Arrest of Two Black Men? (Hint: Unconscious Bias Training)

Aside from the latest Instagram-ready Crystal Ball or Unicorn Frappuccino, coffee giant Starbucks hasn’t been in the news much lately. That is, until two black men — real estate brokers waiting to meet a business colleague in a Philadelphia Starbucks last week — were unceremoniously arrested and held by police for more than six hours. Why? …

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Does President Trump Hate Amazon and Jeff Bezos? Maybe There’s Another Reason That Will Surprise You

Is Amazon really hurting small business? That’s a good question to ask after President Trump condemned the retail giant in a tweet, claiming the company doesn’t pay enough in taxes and has a stranglehold on the small business economy. The criticism seems strange, though, because from most angles, Amazon is helping small business. Here’s the full …

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Here’s the 1 Most Stunning Thing to Know About the Founder of Toys ‘R’ Us, Who Died This Week

The world lost one of the great, unsung entrepreneurs of history this week: Charles Lazarus, the founder of Toys R Us, who passed away at age 94. His death came, coincidentally, as two other big business milestones happened: First, the multi-billion dollar company he founded went into liquidation, meaning it’s almost certain to close its …

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These Researchers Studied 1.67 Million Clickbait Headlines. What They Found Will Totally Shock You

I am shocked–shocked!–to find out that clickbait headlines are being used on the Internet. There’s an academic study. A trio of researchers from the University of Mississippi and the University of Oklahoma say they analyzed 1.67 million Facebook posts that had been posted by a total of 153 media organizations. As described in their article, “Diving …

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Stop What You’re Doing and Check These Facebook Privacy Settings on Your Facebook Account. I Was Truly Stunned By Mine

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal, and the news now that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook’s use of private customer data, a lot of people are taking a minute to check the third party app settings on their Facebook profiles.  Really, you should check yours. We’ll …

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