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Lawmaker Demands DHS Cease Monitoring of Blogs, Social Media Lawmaker Demands DHS Cease Monitoring of Blogs, Social Media

The following is an excerpt from David Kravets | February 16, 2012 | Wired.com | (Picture on Left: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California) has demanded an end to DHS online monitoring. Photo: Courtesy Rep. Speier ) Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California) said Thursday she wants the Department of Homeland Security to cease its social-media and news-monitoring operation. Speaking at a Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, the California lawmaker said she was “outraged” that the agency has hired a contractor to review a variety of social networking ... Read More

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LinkedIn Swings Back to Profit LinkedIn Swings Back to Profit

The following is an excerpt from Erik Sherman | February 9, 2012 | cbsnews.com | COMMENTARY LinkedIn (LNKD) swung back into the black in the last quarter of 2011, with net income of $6.9 million on revenue of $167.7 million. But while the social networker boasted 105 percent year-over-year growth in sales, which beat Wall Street expectations, its profitability lagged. Although net income at the Internet company, which fell just short of analyst estimates, was up 30 percent from the year-ago ... Read More

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Why Even the Wealthiest 1% Are Fed Up With Wall Street Why Even the Wealthiest 1% Are Fed Up With Wall Street

The following is an excerpt from Laura Rowley | First Published on November 2, 2011 | DailyFinance.com | Like many Americans, Al Checchi is fed up with Wall Street. But the 63-year-old isn't joining the protestors at Occupy Wall Street. Checchi is a multimillionaire. His beef is with the institutions that he chose to manage money for him, assuming the returns they'd achieve would at least keep pace with the broader market averages. That isn't what happened. "I won't name names, but ... Read More

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Do Chamber Meetings Still Beat LinkedIn for Networking? Do Chamber Meetings Still Beat LinkedIn for Networking?

The following is an excerpt from Ivan Misner | December 23, 2011 | Entrepreneur.com | Which types of networking are most successful? A recent survey of 12,000 business people around the world confirmed some of my hunches but produced some surprising results, as well. As part of research for a book, my co-authors and I asked people what types of organizations they belong to and whether networking played a role in their success. We cross-tabulated the results to determine how effective different ... Read More

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$100 Billion for Facebook? Buy This Instead $100 Billion for Facebook? Buy This Instead

The following is an excerpt from Jack Hough | November 30, 2011 | smartmoney.com Large numbers are difficult to conceptualize. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Facebook is targeting a spring initial public offering that would value the company at $100 billion. Is that a lot or a little for a website with more than a half billion daily users? One way to make sense of the price investors are paying for a company is to compare it with the thing ... Read More

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