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Microsoft search, LinkedIn revenue growth slow for third straight quarter

Microsoft reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings Thursday, but the two sectors of the company that matter most to digital advertisers — search advertising and LinkedIn — again saw declining year-over-year growth in the final quarter of its fiscal 2019, which ended June 30. Single-digit revenue growth for search advertising. With an increase of just 9% in …

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Aritzia Inc. reports 18th straight quarter of comparable sales growth

VANCOUVER — Canadian clothing retailer Aritzia Inc. touted strong sales as it eyes more opportunities for growth in its online and American businesses. “We’re extremely pleased with our results,” said CEO Brian Hill during a conference call with analysts Thursday after the company released its fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2019 earnings report. The Vancouver-based company …

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GERMAN OPEN – 3 in a row for Yamaguchi, 2 straight for Seo/Chae

Akane Yamaguchi had to dig deep to beat Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon to win her 3rd straight German Open title, while Korea’s Seo/Chae won their 2nd title in as many weeks. By Don Hearn.  Photos: Sven Heise (live in Mulheim) The Japanese badminton team came to Germany and by the end of semi-finals day, had locked …

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Straight Talk for Startups Gives you Rules for Pitching Your Business to Investors

In the TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and its sequel series “Deep Space Nine,” the commerce-centric aliens known as Ferengi had a directive called The Rule of Acquisition. Well, entrepreneurs are not aliens, but start up complexity, especially when it comes to financing a start-up and managing its complexity, can feel alien enough …

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Dynasty Alert: WordStream Named a Best Place to Work in Boston for the 4th Straight Year

When I walked into the WordStream office to interview for an internship position, the first thing I noticed were the two dudes throwing a football back and forth while sitting at their desks. Now, that may not sound like much to those of you with workplace experience, but you better believe it had my naive …

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