Kevin Brosnahan

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Why small details matter for big firms

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The 4 Countries Walmart Can't Conquer

Wal-Mart (WMT) is the biggest retailer in the world, with sales of $135 billion in 26 countries outside the U.S. But it doesn’t have stores in some of the world’s biggest markets.<p>Read more on Bloomberg Businessweek

Samsung's Smart Watch Ads Are Killing Apple's Ads For The iPhone 5C Right Now

TV advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix found that Samsung's awesome ad featuring clips from futuristic shows and movies scored an extremely strong 682 on its 950-point Ace Score scale.<p>The most popular ad for Apple's 5C, on the other hand, scored a 522. Neither Apple nor Samsung is a client of Ace …

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Facebook's 'Company Town' Looks a Bit Like Smart Growth

The U.S. Faces A Married Couples' Retirement Crisis

You know about America’s retirement savings woes, but you might not be aware that the nation may be facing another, more personal disaster. Call it The Married Couples’ Retirement Crisis.<p>“Over the years, I have seen many couples who enjoyed a long, happy marriage only to be thwarted by serious …

Don’t Look Backward With Your Branding: How Coca-Cola Is Going Flat

Since 2000, Google has developed Maps, Earth, Gmail, Glass, and a self-driving car, among many other breakthrough products. And Coke?<p>Recently, David Picker, a former top movie executive who shepherded such ’60s and ’70s screen classics as <i>Midnight Cowboy,</i> <i>Lenny,</i> and <i>A Hard Day’s Night,</i> wrote his …

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Google to include users' names and photos in web ads

Google has updated its terms of service so that it can feature users’ names and photos in certain parts of its advertising.<p>Google explained that user names and photos will be used for ‘shared endorsements’, which are small, one-line reviews displayed underneath a specific advert or listing on one …

Cadillac ELR arrives on lots in January, starting at $76,000

If you've been saving your pennies in anticipation of the Cadillac ELR's pricing and availability announcement, it's almost time to smash the piggy bank. Come January, you'll have the distinct privilege of dropping upward of $76,000 on the fully rebranded and slightly upgraded Chevy Volt. Until …

Facebook Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's Quietly Expanding Real Estate Collection

Ironically, when it comes to the personal life of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, you won’t find much online — especially when it comes to his real estate.<p>But the cofounder of the world’s largest social media site, worth $22.9 billion by FORBES’ Thursday count, has been on quite a home buying spree.<p>…

North Dakota's Delay In Reporting Oil Spill Raises Questions

The handling of an oil spill in North Dakota is raising questions, after a state agency waited to tell the public it had taken place. A wheat farmer was the first to recognize the spill had happened; it became public knowledge nearly two weeks later.<p>Here's how the AP describes the spill's discovery:<p>…

Google just granted itself the right to use your name and photo in its online ads

Google just got a tad creepier.<p>Thanks to tweaks made to its terms of service today, Google will be able to use its users’ names and photos in select advertising beginning next month (November 11). The updated terms of service, first noticed by The New York Times, specifically allow for the company …

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What’s a “Shark Tank” Appearance Worth? A Top Spot in the App Store.

Image courtesy of Scan<p>Garrett Gee’s startup Scan didn’t necessarily need the $1 million he was pitching investors for on Friday night’s episode of …

The mega-port that threatens to sink Sudan | Ethiopia

As plans for a mega-port on Kenya's northern-most coast begin to take shape, new concerns are emerging that the project could damage already-strained relations between Sudan and South Sudan.<p>Kenya's $25.5bn Lamu Port and New Transport Corridor Development to Southern Sudan and Ethiopia (LAPSSET) …

Chrysler inability to get new products out is a worry

Chrysler's inability to get new vehicles into production and on sale is becoming a concern. The U.S. auto market is experiencing an historic sales recovery, but Chrysler showrooms contain too many warmed-over versions of old vehicles while competitors pack their dealerships with all-new …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

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Read Netflix’s Fantastic Customer Service Response To One User’s Complaint

I feel a little uneasy praising the customer service department of a multi-million dollar company for doing exactly what they’re supposed to — help people. But as anyone who’s ever spent three hours trying to get in touch with Time Warner knows, it’s rare to be treated like a human when you have a …

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America's Best Small Public Companies

The last five years have been a traumatic one for American businesses, which lived through the Great Recession that kicked off at the end of 2007. Companies have dealt with sluggish GDP growth and rising unemployment. But the most nimble companies have thrived during this time, and they span all …