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Haggen Sues Albertsons, And The Battle Begins...

A few weeks back, I wrote about my visits to Haggen Food and Pharmacy stores in Southern California in the aftermath of what appears to be an ill-advised acquisition of 146 former Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores across five states.<p>As a reminder, these stores were part of a required …

The American cable industry’s cunning plan to save itself: Make TV work like it should

People don’t tend to say nice things about their cable box. But listen to this: “I have an X1, the Comcast box, at home. It’s got apps and I listen to Pandora on it…. [It’s] a great product.”<p>That rare bit of praise for America’s biggest cable company comes from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking …

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

Intel May Turn Over Its Web TV Project to Verizon

Shutterstock / Stokkete<p>Intel’s efforts to break into the TV business may be coming to a close.<p>Sources said the chipmaker is close to a deal to hand …

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25 Super Awkward Moments in Sports

In the YouTube era, every gaffe, accidental curse or clumsy fall is archived on the Internet. There was a time when a sideline reporter could wear an errant ball to the head without being immortalized as a meme, but those days are long over.<p>To celebrate the age when every humiliating moment is …

2008 financial crisis: Could it happen again?

Five years since the great collapse, the U.S. financial system looks healthier — but problems persist.<p>Fear gripped the USA five years ago. As Americans awoke on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, they learned that Lehman Bros. had collapsed in bankruptcy, inflicting billions of new losses on a financial …

Viacom-Sony TV Is a Big Deal. It’s Also the Same Deal We Already Have.

Viacom’s deal to deliver its cable TV shows to a new Web video service from Sony isn’t final.<p>But it is a big deal: As the Wall Street Journal first …

5 Essential Photo Apps for Your Phone

The smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely altered the landscape of modern photography. If you have any doubts …

Rising mortgage rates could end housing recovery

Higher rates mean more costly monthly payments and fewer all-cash investor purchases that help distressed markets<p>David Dayen<p>July 13, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>Last Friday, while most Americans shook off their post-Fourth of July hangovers, the United States …

Intel: TV star? | Financial Times

Intel sees something wrong with the way Americans consume and pay for television. So this week it confirmed that this year it would roll out a live …

Stellar Sales Pitches Start With This

Why should anyone buy anything from you? A good answer to that question is crucial to your success.<p><i>Editor's note: This article first appeared on Mark Suster's blog Both Sides of the Table.</i><p>In my first enterprise software company we developed a methodology for sales that we called PUCCKA, which I …

How Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and other business chiefs hold ruthlessly effective meetings

Why does Jeff Bezos keep a chair empty in the boardroom? Where does Richard Branson hold his meetings? And who’s always late for appointments?<p>Here are some of Quartz’s favorite tips for holding meetings from the some of the world’s top business leaders:<p>Throw out the least necessary person in the …