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Susan Mernit

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Will Micropayments Save Newspapers -- Or, Should They be Saved?

(4) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 11:36 AM

The collapse of the newspaper business and the efforts to find ways to save newspapers are starting to feel alot like the efforts to bail out the banks; yes, we truly need both credible news-gathering organizations and financial systems, but is there truly a way to stave off the changes...

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Yahoo Layoffs: Cutting by the Numbers, and Not Making the Same Mistakes Again

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2008 | 2:06 PM

Kara Swisher's sharing that this Wednesday is the date for the next round of Yahoo! layoffs. She's predicting 1,500 to 2,000 jobs vaporized, adding lots more out of work in the Bay area, NYC and Santa Monica.

While there's something morbid about companies that do

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The Patchwork Economy, or Are You Canning Vegetables Yet?

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2008 | 4:14 PM

One million plus layoffs happened in the US in 2008. There were 181,671 corporate layoffs announced in November, and there will be at least 20,000+ in media and technology in December. In other words, if you're not the person contemplating filing for unemployment benefits, how it sucks to look...

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Abused and charged with murder: 8-year-old boy shoots & kills father and family friend after 1,000th spanking

(19) Comments | Posted December 1, 2008 | 9:01 PM

If you are 8 years old and you have received 1,000 spankings since you were old enough to start counting them, what does that mean?

It could mean you'd been recording them for 3 years, since you learned to write in kindergarten, or that you'd...

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Social Media Must-Haves for the Recently Laid Off

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2008 | 11:37 AM

Any minute now we'll be having Yahoo! mass layoffs; in the past month, a dozen dotcom companies have slashed staff and at least five people I know have lost their jobs.  As someone who went through a layoff last February, and another one right...

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