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London Live's Disastrous Ratings: 2,400 Watch Breakfast Show In City Of 9million

forbes.com — Last month, I wrote for Forbes.com about the imminent arrival in London of a media first - a local TV channel devoted solely to the UK's capital city. I'd already been behind the scenes at the channel before its March 31 launch, to write a feature for Britain's Radio Times [...]
Disastrous Ratings for @Londonlive - 2,400 Watch Breakfast Show In City Of 9m zite.to/1lIYefS
RT @helenbarrett: On eight occasions, Wake Up London has broadcast for a full hour to what amounts to zero viewers, says @Forbes forbes.com/sites/neilmidg…
RT @AdamBienkov: Some of London Live's shows are reaching just 300 viewers. Even the cable car is better used: forbes.com/sites/neilmidg…
RT @AdamBienkov: Some of London Live's shows are reaching just 300 viewers. Even the cable car is better used: forbes.com/sites/neilmidg…
Some of London Live's shows are reaching just 300 viewers. Even the cable car is better used: forbes.com/sites/neilmidg…
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Ten-Year Old Offers FLOTUS Her Unemployed Father's Resume

forbes.com — Ten-year old Charlotte Bell surprised her parents, the media, and even First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday when she stepped forward and handed FLOTUS a copy of her father's resume during a q-and-a at the White House celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
10-year-old girl makes ultimate networking move, gives unemployed father's resume to Michelle Obama. onforb.es/1ka29Tw
RT @kashhill: "My dad’s been out of a job for 3 years and I wanted to give you his resume.” -- 10-year-old to Michelle Obama forbes.com/sites/kathrynd…
RT @Forbes: 10-year-old Charlotte Bell offered her unemployed father's resume to Michelle Obama today: onforb.es/1hsD4P3 pic.twitter.com/BUSNXYHZCo
"My dad’s been out of a job for 3 years and I wanted to give you his resume.” -- 10-year-old to Michelle Obama forbes.com/sites/kathrynd…
Ten-Year-Old Offers FLOTUS Her Unemployed Father's Resume onforb.es/1ka29Tw

What's Next For Google+ Now That Its Leader Has Suddenly Left?

By Rob Hof
forbes.com — Google+ has never gotten the respect its creator hoped, let alone gained much ground on its supposed target, Facebook. Now, it has lost its leader and chief evangelist, Vic Gundotra, who announced today that he's leaving Google after almost eight years at the company. Gundotra, a former Microsoft executive, gave no [...]
RT @bupbin: This is an ideal opp for $GOOG to forge a new vision of social, and stop explaining what Google+ isn’t. onforb.es/1iebn1A
This is an ideal opp for $GOOG to forge a new vision of social, and stop explaining what Google+ isn’t. onforb.es/1iebn1A
What's Next For Google+ Now That Its Leader Has Suddenly Left? onforb.es/1hqKsyM #GooglePlus #Gundotra

Valuing Pharma Like Metal Benders

forbes.com — Star analyst Michael Krensavage is so convinced drug stocks are cheap he's abandoning steady wages to bet on them Wall street has beaten down the price of drugmaker Schering-Plough (nyse: SGP - news - people ) 30% the past year over its mishandling of a cholesterol-treatment study. Time to buy, says Michael Krensavage.
RT @matthewherper: "you make a pill for a nickel and sell it for $4. those economics can overcome some management incompetence." forbes.com/free_forbes/20…
"you make a pill for a nickel and sell it for $4. those economics can overcome some management incompetence." forbes.com/free_forbes/20…

It's Perfectly Fine For Herbalife Short-Sellers To Lobby The Government

forbes.com — Ackman and his hedge fund have wagered $1 billion dollars that Herbalife will be revealed as a giant Ponzi scheme. On the heels of this investment, Mr. Ackman has advocated in Washington for more aggressive oversight of Herbalife, and he has a constitutional right to do so
'Shortsellers are essential for the functioning of the market.' This is a significant must read forbes.com/sites/realspin… $HLF
A defense of Ackman's $HLF short selling lobbying...finally!! onforb.es/1hoMS11 via @forbes
RT @FlitterOnFraud: Yale prof on $HLF & Ackman: "It's Perfectly Fine For Herbalife Short-Sellers To Lobby The Government" http://t.co/uViHO…
Yale prof on $HLF & Ackman: "It's Perfectly Fine For Herbalife Short-Sellers To Lobby The Government" forbes.com/sites/realspin…
It's perfectly acceptable for short sellers to lobby, says Yale Law School Professor forbes.com/sites/realspin…

The Neglected Mission of U.S. Higher Education

forbes.com — With the nation debating models and metrics for the federal government's rating of America's more than 4,000 colleges and universities, there's one crucial area that no one talks about measuring: higher education's role in preparing some of today's most academically-promising 18-22 year-olds to succeed in high-level graduate and professional education, [...]
RT @CarolineLHoward: Are we failing our next generation of intellectual leaders b/c colleges are over-consumed with 'practical' degrees? forbes.com/sites/dporterf…
Are we failing our next generation of intellectual leaders b/c colleges are over-consumed with 'practical' degrees? forbes.com/sites/dporterf…

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forbes.com — An increasing number of people want to work from home, and luckily, more and more opportunities are available. Here are the most popular telecommuting job titles. read " As more of our lives go online, accessing necessary information will be a challenge for our loved ones when we die.
@artofmanliness I'm a Forbes contributor goo.gl/HzeiQI writing abt how to manage email. Want to invu u - avail this wk/early next?

Hollywood Has Little To Offer Actresses In Their 40s

forbes.com — Cameron Diaz is a very funny actress. In movies like There's Something About Mary, The Mask and Bad Teacher she charmed audiences and earned millions at the box office. Studios were falling over each other to cast her in big movies and she earned top pay for her work.
Women in their 40s in Hollywood get movies like 'The Other Woman.' onforb.es/1hru69i via @forbes

How To Balance Enjoying Life With Saving For Your Goals

forbes.com — In my experience, people tend to fall in one of two camps with regard to their finances. The first type lives for today, attempting to enjoy life to the fullest now while sacrificing his or her future. The second focuses on saving for the long term, sacrificing for their future, [...]

Beginning Today, Anybody Can Buy Google Glass. Again.

forbes.com — Earlier this month, Google allowed anybody to purchase Glass-as long as they did it on one specific day. Well, the shopping page is live again, and anybody with $1,500 can plop down for a pair. Again. Of course, since Glass started to trickle into the wild what-seems-like-forever-ago, the AR product has [...]

Why The Average Investor's Investment Return Is So Low

forbes.com — According to the latest 2014 release of Dalbar's Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior (QAIB), the average investor in a blend of equities and fixed-income mutual funds has garnered only a 2.6% net annualized rate of return for the 10-year time period ending Dec. 31, 2013.

Curiosity Didn't Kill The Cat, It Created The Mousetrap

forbes.com — Chimpanzees do it. Birds do it. Rubberneckers do it. "Everybody is curious," declares Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the best-seller Nobody's Perfect. "It's an instinct that is hard-wired. To explore or investigate our environment is life-enhancing. Organizations that are interested in what their people are doing, are more resonant.

New Bitcoin Movie Paints Rosy Picture Of The Cryptocurrency

forbes.com — Two brothers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nicholas and Daniel Mross, are the director and star, respectively, of the first Bitcoin documentary to hit the big screen, getting its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. "We jokingly call ourselves the Winklemross brothers," says Nicholas, in a nod towards the famous twins who own a sizeable chunk of the cryptocurrency.
The brothers behind new Bitcoin documentary jokingly call themselves the 'Winklemross twins.' forbes.com/sites/kashmirh…

Do The FDA's Proposed E-Cigarette Restrictions Go Far Enough?

forbes.com — Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally announced proposed regulations for e-cigarettes, responding to pressure from public health advocates. The popular battery-powered vaporizing devices have come under fire for their appeal to kids and teens and for the poisoning danger posed by the liquid nicotine they contain.
Do The FDA's Proposed E-Cigarette Restrictions Go Far Enough? @MelanieHaiken onforb.es/1gVtGEo

Report: A Year After Bangladesh Disaster, Retailers Fail To Address Biggest Factory Risks

forbes.com — When Sarah Labowitz arrived in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka this past February, it certainly didn't look like nine months had passed since the factory collapse that claimed 1,129 lives. Outside the ruin of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, the streets remained covered in mountains of twisted metal and rubble.
RT @NYUSternBHR: Report: A Year After #Bangladesh Disaster, Retailers Fail To Address Biggest Factory Risks forbes.com/sites/clareoco… via @forbes @Clare_OC
If you see people wearing their clothes #insideout today to show where their garments were made, this is why: forbes.com/sites/clareoco…
RT @danbigmanforbes: A year after Bangladesh disaster, retailers fail to address biggest factory risks, report says onforb.es/1k8IS4T @Clare_OC via @forbes
RT @danbigmanforbes: A year after Bangladesh disaster, retailers fail to address biggest factory risks, report says onforb.es/1k8IS4T @Clare_OC via @forbes
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