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JCPenney Interim CEO Mike Ullman Had Almost No Time To Decide Whether He'd Take The Job

Ullman, who was also Johnson's predecessor, was just asked to return to the job for the first time over the weekend, according to Cotten Timberlake and Matt Townsend at Bloomberg News.<p>JCPenney announced Monday that Ullman would be taking over for Johnson, who had a disastrous 16-month reign.<p>The …

J.C. Penney

Three lessons from Ron Johnson’s failed run as JC Penney CEO

Ron Johnson is out at JC Penney. His seventeen month stint at the retail giant will go down in history as one of the great leadership fiascos of the decade.<p>We can learn a lot from Ron Johnson’s tenure at JC Penney. Here are three of the key lessons:<p>It is easier to lose your existing customers than …

J.C. Penney

PC sales worldwide have tumbled, data from IDC shows

<b>Global sales of PCs fell 14% in the first three months of the year, the biggest fall since research firm IDC started tracking the industry in 1994.</b><p>IDC said 76.3 million units were shipped, a figure that underlines the appeal of tablets and smartphones as alternatives to PCs.<p>The firm said …

Developing Countries

Samsung launches GALAXY S 4 TV ads showcasing features

Samsung’s GALAXY S 4 is quickly approaching, and it’s expected to launch at the beginning of next month, with pre-orders starting later this month. …

YC-Backed Backlift Launches A Back-End Service For Front-End Developers

Backlift, a Y Combinator-backed startup that’s launching today, describes itself as a back-end service for front-end developers. The service takes all of the work of setting up a server environment out of the equation and just lets front-end developers focus on their work. All a user needs is a …

Well, That Was Fast: Twitter Already Shut Down Ribbon’s Newly Launched In-Stream Payments Feature

This morning, payments startup Ribbon announced support for “in-stream” payments on Twitter.com, allowing users to click a button directly within a tweet in order to make a purchase without having to leave the Twitter.com website. However, it appears that Twitter has already shut this feature down …

Mobile advertising triples to record levels

The growing popularity of smartphones and tablets and a huge rise in the use of apps caused mobile advertising in 2012 to almost triple to over …

Dropbox For Teams Gets Dropped In Re-Branding To Reflect “Business” Focus

Dropbox is renaming Dropbox Teams to better reflect its change in business focus. The move comes in tandem with Dropbox’s new support for single sign on (SSO) and partnerships with Okta and other identity providers.<p>Dropbox for Business will replace the old name, reflecting the company’s change in …

North Korea: US and Seoul brace for missile test

The US and South Korean combined forces command in the South has stepped up surveillance of the North and added intelligence staff as the region …