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How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories

<i>GE, perhaps more than any other major company, is dedicated to the use of data visualization as a key part of its marketing and communications efforts. Stemming from our Insight Center on visualizing data, I spoke with Linda Boff, GE’s executive director of global brand marketing, about the</i> …

Case Study: How to Play in the New “Share Economy”

Henry Beyer walked up to a Mini Cooper in the city parking lot across the street from his office in downtown Houston. He waved his brand-new VillageCar card near the door handle and got in.<p>“It looks like someone left something behind,” his colleague Tony Cummins said, reaching into the back and …

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination

A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, and even risked shark attacks, all for the sake of, maybe, …

America's Most Well-Read Cities

(Photo: Chris)<p>Amazon has just released its third annual list of the Most Well-Read Cities of America — a ranking based on per-capita “sales data of …

What Does That Have to Do With the Price of License Plates in China?

(Photo: Ole Bendik Kvisber)<p><i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> reports that in Chinese cities, the cost of obtaining a license plate (about $6,900 back in 2011) …

Font Improvement

I write all my papers, letters, and exams using the typeface Times New Roman. As a lunch-table discussion here in England revealed, the University …

More on the Google AdWords Controversy

A reader named <b>Desmond Lawrence</b> writes from London with further commentary on our “How Much Does Your Name Matter” podcast — specifically, about …

How to snoop on your customers, the Bloomberg way

2013-05-10T14:43:14.000Z<p>By: Tracy Alloway<p>Here’s a moderately informative activity for a Friday afternoon.<p>Log on to your Bloomberg terminal. Type UUID …

The (early) Lunch Wrap

2013-05-13T09:41:47.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p><b>Good morning New York,</b><p>FT ALPHAVILLE<p><b>Is the UK facing a fiscal crisis?</b> Paul doesn’t mean to scare-monger, but …

NPLs and lights in dark places

2013-05-13T11:06:28.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Consider this chart from JP Morgan’s Flows & Liquidity team. It shows the evolution of non-performing loan …

Cryptocurrency

Tesla Unveils Revolutionary New Finance Product

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2013) - Tesla Motors (<p>NASDAQ:TSLA) announced today that, in partnership with Wells Fargo and US Bank, it has …

Tesla

Marketo Files For $75M IPO To Grow SaaS Marketing Platform

Marketo, a marketing software platform, has announced its plans to file a $75 million IPO to further expand and build out its marketing software platform.<p>Marketo will trade under “MKTO” on the Nasdaq exchange. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse are listed as leading the offering.<p>Marketo has …

TransCanada goes forward with West-East Canadian pipeline - Energy Ticker - MarketWatch

TransCanada Corp.<p>/quotes/zigman/27155 /quotes/nls/trp TRP said Tuesday it is looking for customers for a proposed pipeline that would transport …

Stock futures flat, erase gains after ADP data

FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures on Wednesday gave up minor gains to trade near unchanged after Automatic Data Processing’s monthly take …

Stock Markets

Auto Trader publisher announces new chief executive

Auto Trader publisher Trader Media Group has hired Trevor Mather as its new chief executive.<p>Mather, currently chief executive of IT consultancy …

Here's What Makes NO Sense About Goldman Sachs' Downgrade Of Apple

And this is causing tons of confusion about how Goldman <i>really</i> feels about the iPhone maker.<p>Here's the key excerpt from their note:<p>Despite our optimism on this front, we believe the stock's outperformance over the next 12 months will be more closely tied to whether or not the company's next product …

Markets

Meet The 10 Most-Liked Ad Agency CEOs

We asked our friends at Glassdoor, the careers site, to sift their database of company reviews for the answer. They pulled out the agency leaders who received at least 25 reviews from current or former employees over the last two years.<p><b>Go straight to the list ></b><p>The results are surprising. Some of …

Employment

Moleskine comes in handy again, pulling off Italy’s first IPO in a year

Moleskine, maker of the iconic notebooks bound in coated cardboard, started trading on the Milan stock exchange today, Italy’s first IPO since cashmere specialist Brunello Cucinelli debuted in April 2012. Investors have yawned at the Moleskine offering so far, barely pushing the stock above its …

Market Capitalization