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Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers

qz.com — Microsoft has long dominated the corporate-software market, and its new CEO Satya Nadella has set his sights on owning all things related to productivity and the cloud. But Google-fueled by its search-advertising business and consumer popularity-has been coming on strong for years with lower-priced, cloud-based services such as email and calendars, productivity apps, video hangouts, and storage.
Aug 01, 2014

Shoddy logic: Just because Google fits for small and midmarket business doesn't mean it fits well for enterprises. ow.ly/zQg35

Aug 01, 2014

RT @fromedome: Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers: qz.com/243321/google-… The chart says it all. pic.twitter.com/YcCkzGpOb6

Aug 01, 2014

Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers: qz.com/243321/google-… The chart says it all. pic.twitter.com/YcCkzGpOb6

Aug 01, 2014

Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers qz.com/243321 via @qz

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In my entire career, I’ve never seen a worse week of international violence

qz.com — It's been a week from hell. In 15 years of covering conflict around the world, I can't recall another seven-day period when there were as many acts of war and terrorism, in as many places, as we've seen this week. The mayhem in Gaza may be hogging the headlines, and that won't change with the...
Aug 01, 2014

RT @ghoshworld: In my entire career, I’ve never seen a worse week of international violence qz.com/243261 via @qz

Aug 01, 2014

RT @zseward: In 15 years covering conflict around the world, @ghoshworld has never seen a week as bad as this one qz.com/243261

Aug 01, 2014

RT @zseward: In 15 years covering conflict around the world, @ghoshworld has never seen a week as bad as this one qz.com/243261

Aug 01, 2014

RT @ghoshworld: In my entire career, I’ve never seen a worse week of international violence qz.com/243261

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Crimea just switched over to the Russian internet

qz.com — Annexing territory is the easy bit. It's the hard slog of bringing it into the fold that takes more patience, money, and time. Four months after Crimea officially became a part of Russia, and three months after Russia's Rostelecom finished laying a 46 km (27 mile) submarine cable along the Kerch Strait that separates the peninsula from the Russian mainland,...

The most important details from yet another solid US jobs report

qz.com — Pretty darn good. The US economy pumped out 209,000 new jobs in July, with the unemployment rate ticking up to 6.2% from June's 6.1%. After the July report the US is 634,000 jobs into a real expansion from the pre-crisis peak. We're charting some of the important details in real time, stay tuned.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @qz: The most important details from yet another solid US jobs report qz.com/243664

Aug 01, 2014

Jobs for another 209,000 Americans: RT @qz: The most important details from yet another solid US jobs report qz.com/243664

Aug 01, 2014

.@MatthewPhillips is live-charting the most important stuff in July's jobs report here: qz.com/243664/the-mos…

Aug 01, 2014

The most important details from yet another solid US jobs report qz.com/243664 by @matthewphillips

The decent US jobs report for July in two simple charts

qz.com — The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July. The unemployment rate rose slightly, to 6.2%. Here's the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above: Here's what job creation and loss looked like in various industries last month:

For sale: One Portuguese bank-some solvency issues, fixer-upper opportunity

qz.com — A piece of Banco Espírito Santo, Portugal's largest listed bank, can be yours for the low, low price of just 20 euro cents per share (or best offer). That's 80% off the price at the start of the year. Price drop! New and improved! Now under new management, the bank is putting past unpleasantness behind...
Aug 01, 2014

RT @jkaraian: Price drop! For sale: One Portuguese bank—some solvency issues, fixer-upper opportunity qz.com/243367/for-sal… pic.twitter.com/cZRGsXWn9r

Aug 01, 2014

For sale: One Portuguese bank—some solvency issues, fixer-upper opportunity, 80% off!!! qz.com/243367/

Aug 01, 2014

For sale: One Portuguese bank—some solvency issues, fixer-upper opportunity qz.com/243367 by @jkaraian

Aug 01, 2014

RT @jkaraian: Price drop! For sale: One Portuguese bank—some solvency issues, fixer-upper opportunity qz.com/243367/for-sal… pic.twitter.com/cZRGsXWn9r

Aug 01, 2014

Price drop! For sale: One Portuguese bank—some solvency issues, fixer-upper opportunity qz.com/243367/for-sal… pic.twitter.com/cZRGsXWn9r

Israel’s “Big Brother” waited almost a month to tell contestants that tensions were escalating

qz.com — Big Brother Israel is one of the most-watched shows in the country. But as this summer's conflict in Gaza unfolded, the show's premise-that a group of people are forced to live together in a house completely cut off from the outside world-became increasingly absurd.
Aug 01, 2014

Israel’s “Big Brother” waited a month to tell contestants of conflict qz.com/242527 via @Sonali_Kohli @qz pic.twitter.com/r5VRbkNxY4

Aug 01, 2014

RT @stokel: Israel’s “Big Brother” waited almost a month to tell contestants that tensions were escalating qz.com/242527 via @qz

Aug 01, 2014

Israel’s “Big Brother” was pretty manipulative in the way it told contestants about the Gaza conflict qz.com/242527

Coke is about to start spying on your soda habits at home

qz.com — Coke's popular Freestyle soda machines, which allow customers to custom mix their fountain drinks, have been a treasure trove of data for the company. For instance, they helped convince the company to release Cherry Fanta in stores (it had previously been a fountain-only soda) based on the Freestyle's feedback about its popularity.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @qz: Coke is about to start spying on your soda habits at home qz.com/243300

Aug 01, 2014

Coke is about to start spying on your soda habits at home qz.com/243300 via @qz

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2%

Aug 01, 2014

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2% qz.com/243516 via @qz

Aug 01, 2014

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2% qz.com/243516 via @qz pic.twitter.com/z3M3pETwWN

Russian stocks are incredibly cheap-for a reason

qz.com — The fallout from the latest round of EU and US sanctions against Russia is spreading to stocks. Russian equities have been under pressure ever since the West ratcheted up its response to the ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine and the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

What Coca-Cola gained from angering millions of Americans during the Super Bowl

qz.com — Coca-Cola may not win back consumers with the ingredient list for its namesake soft drink, but it still knows how to sway them with advertising. The question for Coca-Cola North America president Sandy Douglas is whether clever new marketing tactics and feel-good commercials (well, feel-good if you're ok with things like immigration) can work well...
Aug 01, 2014

RT @qz: What Coca-Cola gained from angering millions of Americans during the Super Bowl qz.com/243364

Atheists have a new internet channel.

glass.qz.com — This week the organization American Atheists announced the premiere of Atheist TV, available through the streaming service Roku and over the Internet....

How many of Twitter’s active users are actually human?

qz.com — Twitter's user growth isn't as strong as it seems. Investors have decided, for better or worse, that the best measure of Twitter's potential is how many users it adds every three months. The stock jumped more than 20% after the company reported it had 271 million monthly active users (MAUs) at the end of June, an...
Aug 01, 2014

Brands to bots: How many of Twitter’s active users are actually human? bit.ly/XohcCr

Aug 01, 2014

RT @craigmod: Smart breakdown of the Twitter numbers by @zseward. It's truly nonsensical to base stock price mainly on MAUs: qz.com/242483/how-man…

Aug 01, 2014

“Is a brand any less of a Twitter user? Well, in some crucial respects, yes.” qz.com/242483

Aug 01, 2014

RT @zseward: How many of Twitter’s active users are actually human? qz.com/242483

Aug 01, 2014

RT @zseward: How many of Twitter’s active users are actually human? qz.com/242483

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