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The 22 Biggest Product Fails Ever
Product Ideas

The 22 Biggest Product Fails Ever

From New Coke to the Apple Newton, a look at high-profile products that flopped.
Drake Baer
Your New Enterprise Sales Strategy: Forget Managers, Focus on Users
Sales

Your New Enterprise Sales Strategy: Forget Managers, Focus on Users

Meetings with big decision-makers can be hard to come by, so get your software in the hands of employees and hope they spread the word.
Sarah Austin
Microsoft's Big Layoffs Lays Bare the Dangers of Cultural Change
Leadership

Microsoft's Big Layoffs Lays Bare the Dangers of Cultural Change

Whether you run a small company or a large corporation, changing a culture should be done with care, or risk an implosion.
Thomas White
French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review
Censorship

French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.
Geoff Weiss
Bombshell: Microsoft to Eliminate 18,000 Jobs in Restructuring
Microsoft

Bombshell: Microsoft to Eliminate 18,000 Jobs in Restructuring

The ax just fell at the tech giant, deeper than it ever has before.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
In Landmark Deal, Apple and IBM Join Up to Develop Business Apps
Business Software

In Landmark Deal, Apple and IBM Join Up to Develop Business Apps

The wide-ranging partnership aims to combine IBM's big data and analytics proficiencies with Apple's ubiquity and usability.
Geoff Weiss
Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs
Layoffs

Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs

The announcement, which could arrive as soon as this week, comes as the company seeks to integrate roughly 30,000 new employees on the heels of its Nokia acquisition.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data
Legal Issues

U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data

A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era.
Geoff Weiss
Wait, What? Microsoft CEO Says Company Needs to Rediscover Its Soul.
Leadership

Wait, What? Microsoft CEO Says Company Needs to Rediscover Its Soul.

Huge changes are coming to Microsoft, says CEO Satya Nadella in a rambling manifesto -- but just what kinds of changes are anybody's guess.
Geoff Weiss
Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year
Cloud computing

Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

Amid pricing wars between corporate computing leaders Amazon, Microsoft and Google, industry experts predict that cloud storage may soon become entirely free.
Geoff Weiss
3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech
Commencement addresses

3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

Microsoft's recently departed CEO and the soon-to-be owner of the LA Clippers shared his own life advice with the graduates at the University of Washington.
Laura Entis
Never Turn Down a Paying Customer
Leadership

Never Turn Down a Paying Customer

Being selective about your business and your clients is great advice...if you don't mind being broke and miserable.
Steve Tobak
Satya Nadella Proves Even Giants Can Pivot
Leadership

Satya Nadella Proves Even Giants Can Pivot

Just three months into his tenure as Microsoft CEO, Nadella has made peace with Apple and embraced change.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Steve Ballmer's Next 'Window' of Opportunity: L.A. Clippers Owner
Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer's Next 'Window' of Opportunity: L.A. Clippers Owner

If the $2 billion deal is approved by the NBA, it would mark a brand new chapter for the former Microsoft CEO.
Geoff Weiss