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Five Lessons Your Company Can Learn From the Cupcake ATM

(2) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 3:16 PM

Earlier this year, Los Angeles-based cupcake bakery Sprinkles launched the cupcake ATM in its Beverly Hills location. The cupcake ATM is a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week cupcake dispenser that gives passionate cupcake eaters access to their sugary fix whenever they want it, as easily as buying a soda or pulling...

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Dear LinkedIn (and Facebook and Google): It's My Life. Isn't It My Data?

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 10:31 AM

Yesterday, I received three identical emails appearing to be from LinkedIn, exhorting me to "click here" to change my password. This worried me for many reasons, not least of which is that I -- along with about 160 million other professionals -- entrust the firm with my data,...

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Instagram vs. Kodak: Smart Customers Sidestep Stupid Companies

(6) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 12:12 PM

When a pre-revenue company with about a dozen employees gets a $1 billion Silicon Valley payday, tongues wag. Did Facebook pay too much for Instagram -- the popular photo-sharing app that lets users take and customize pictures with their phones -- or not enough? Don't know.

The bigger question is...

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