Category Archives: Fortune 100 Companies

Disney’s strong results on the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Not so Grimm 2012 included Disney movies on Netflix and a Brothers Grimm Google doodle

The December 20, 2012 Google doodle on the Brothers Grimm, whose book of fairy tales is celebrating its 200th anniversary, had the Web abuzz with discussion of fairy tales. Inevitably, those conversations must include Disney movies. The conversations about Disney versions … Continue reading

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Online retailers get their wish: New Facebook advertising campaign tool provides customer tracking while protecting privacy

On Friday, November 16, 2012, Facebook announced the roll-out of a new conversion tool that  would allow online retailers to track those who visit their site by first clicking on their Facebook ad. The new customer tracking tool is the latest advertising … Continue reading

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Misclassified Facebook accounts destined for delete — Facebook stock at risk?

Do you have a separate profile for your business? You may soon log on to find that your additional profiles are no longer accessible. On Wednesday, July 31, 2012, Facebook released information showing that 83 million accounts may, in fact, … Continue reading

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Marissa Mayer to take the helm as new Yahoo! CEO — Expectations running high

On July 16, 2012, Yahoo! issued an announcement that Marissa Mayer would take the helm as Yahoo!’s new CEO and president. In the short term, it is expected that her track record will attract new talent to the beleaguered company. … Continue reading

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Microsoft updates: Acquiring Yammer and announcing new “Surface” tablet — Nokia next?

Microsoft is expected to announce its acquisition of social network Yammer any day now for as much as $1billion. The joining of Yammer’s private social network with Microsoft’s SharePoint would give businesses the power of both collaboration tools and a … Continue reading

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Apple WWDC announcements: Friends with Facebook but Google, not so much

The Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off Monday in San Francisco, and the sheer amount of innovation revealed so far is enough to impress even the most jaded techie. Announcements during the conference included revelations about high-definition screens, … Continue reading

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Google Chrome beats Internet Explorer in browser wars — Is Facebook close behind?

A recent report from Irish web analytics company, StatCounter, has concluded that Google Chrome will unseat Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer (IE) as the predominant web browser for the month of May 2012. If true, this will mark the first time that … Continue reading

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IPO stock valuation continues freefall — Zuckerberg & FB execs named in class action lawsuit

In the weeks leading up to the much anticipated public offering (IPO) of Facebook stock, a steady increase in the number of shares was offered for sale by large inside investors. Once trading began, the flood of shares caused the … Continue reading

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Fallout from JP Morgan loss spurs call for return of Glass-Steagall — Financial industry fights back

J.P. Morgan, the largest bank in the United States, stunned Wall Street when it announced Thursday, May 10, 2012 that it had suffered a $2 billion trading loss due to a failed hedging strategy. The fallout from the announcement has … Continue reading

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Sony downfall from Fortune 500 in fiscal year 2012

For its 2011 fiscal, Sony ranked number 73 on the list of Fortune 500 companies. Now, the company is nowhere to be found on the list. This spring’s fiscal year end 2012 saw the fourth straight year of losses for … Continue reading

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