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AT&T to Advertise on YouTube Again After a Nearly 2-Year Holdout

NYT Technology - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:00
AT&T, one of the biggest advertisers in the U.S., had balked because offensive content too often accompanied its ads. Now it says YouTube has addressed the issue.

In wake of competitor's mass layoff, IP to host hiring event

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:59
International Paper will host a three-day hiring event after one of its competitors recently announced plans to lay off nearly 700 people. Memphis-based International Paper Co. (IP) will hold the recruitment effort in Baton Rouge Jan. 31 through Feb. 2. This news comes after Georgia-Pacific announced last week it was exiting the communication papers business and would shut down those machines, related converting assets, woodyard, pulp mill, and a “significant” portion of the energy complex…

Work Friend: If You Don’t Think Your Office Is a War Zone You Are Fooling Yourself

NYT Technology - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:00
Men can’t tell the difference between fear and respect. They act accordingly.

Guest column: How your business website could land you in trouble

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:00
Most companies are familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment. It requires that reasonable accommodations be offered absent a showing of undue hardship. Title III of the ADA prohibits places of public accommodation, such as restaurants and retail, from discriminating against disabled persons with respect to the goods and services they offer. It also requires covered businesses to eliminate…

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Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:00
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Crowdwise: How to Handle the Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’

NYT Technology - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:55
You know that sinking feeling when you accidentally click "Reply All" instead of "Reply?" It's awful. Here's how to handle it, and make sure it never happens again.

City breaks ground on Convention Center project

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:30
On a dreary day, Memphis officially broke ground on the long-awaited, and occasionally delayed, Memphis Cook Convention Center renovations — a milestone that officials hope is a harbinger of brighter days for the city's tourism industry. "Nearly 40 million people drive over that bridge every single year and they see a building that looks dated. Well, soon, they will see a building that is modern, sleek, and a welcoming building to everyone coming in here," Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said at…

Developers plan new homes near U of M

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:51
A pair of developers who have been focused on East Memphis for the past five years are turning their attention to the University District. Richard Wood and Brandon Ayers recently bought 2.3 acres on Ellsworth Street between Midland and Central avenues and are planning to construct 22 homes there. "We got tired of building the $800,000 and $900,000 houses [in East Memphis]," Wood said. "The $380,000 to $400,000 range was the cost we wanted to get into building. ... Finding dirt [in Memphis] where…

Baptist, LHC Group partnership begets 'tremendous results' in first year

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:31
“The way that we projected growth and the change in quality ... we’ve tracked better than we had projected.”

Cover story: U.S. companies are rolling in cash — and fearful to spend it

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:05
Why are Memphis-based public companies holding a combined $6.4 billion in cash?

Wait —: Wait — Is Qai Qai America’s Most Important Doll?

NYT Technology - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:00
Short answer: yes. Meet the granddaughter of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian.

Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign

NYT Technology - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:19
Facebook removed nearly 500 pages and accounts targeted at Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Some originated from an agency controlled by the Kremlin.

Memphis firm expands on services to West Coast, Asia, and Australia

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:50
“We feel that from the standpoint of relative size to what we have here in Memphis, this will be half or larger in scale in the coming years.”

Tennessee's business tax credits way bigger than first thought

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00
State officials and many corporate site selectors often depict incentives as tie-breakers between competing locations that a company is evaluating. Yet tax credits for businesses attract hardly any scrutiny, because the state shields what companies claim them and how much they receive, citing decades-old confidentiality laws. Three organizations are using the newly released tax-credit data to propel their push for more transparency and disclosure.

Corner Office: Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.

NYT Technology - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:41
The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” one that future doctors, lawyers and politicians should all possess.

FedEx Trade Networks rebrands, gets new name

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:57
FedEx Trade Networks has a new name. In an effort to better meet complex customer needs, the FedEx Corp. subsidiary will now be called FedEx Logistics. Services under FedEx Logistics include: Air and ocean cargo networks Trade brokerage and facilitation Custom critical services Supply chain services Cross border e-commerce and fulfillment Forward depots and 3D printing “We’re adding tremendous value by bringing all of the specialty services we offer under the FedEx Logistics banner,”…

Gymboree files for bankruptcy, plans to close stores

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:40
Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Group Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to shut its Gymboree and Crazy 8-brand store operations, The Wall Street Journal reports. Late Wednesday, the San Francisco-based company said it also entered into an asset-purchase agreement for another of its brands with an affiliate of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., called Special Situations Investing Group Inc., or SSIG, the Journal says. Under the arrangement, SSIG will serve as the stalking-horse bidder…

Lampert wins Sears auction, more than 400 stores to remain open

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:33
Sears Holdings Corp. Chairman Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction for the beleaguered retailer in move that could keep hundreds of stores open. Lampert and his ESL Investments hedge fund won with a $5.2 billion bid for the bankrupt Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based retailer that will keep more than 400 stores open and save nearly 50,000 jobs, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal reported Lampert won the days-long bidding process by upping an original bid of $5 billion during negotiations…

Coca-Cola adds 2 more flavors to rejuvenate Diet Coke

Memphis Business Journal - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:30
Coca-Cola is adding a pair of new flavors to its revitalized Diet Coke brand. The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) on Wednesday introduced Blueberry Acai and Strawberry Guava to its expanded list of flavors for the zero-calorie drink. The move comes one year after the Atlanta-based beverage giant launched a "brand rejuvenation" for the soda with four flavors, new packaging and more contemporary marketing. Along with the two new flavors, selected from a shortlist of 20 options, Coke said it will release…

Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case

NYT Technology - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:37
The inquiry grew out of a 2014 civil suit and appears unrelated to other pressure faced by the Chinese company, two people familiar with the case said.

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