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Twitter Outgrows Narcissistic Phase

From police updates to serializing novel, aficionados find innovative new uses

(Newser) - Don't write off Twitter as a mere time-wasting self-promotion toy, David Chartier writes in Ars Technica. Users have adapted the microblogging tool to business, government, and even art, pushing 140-character posts beyond "what I had for lunch today." Some innovative Twitter accounts include Comcast, which tracks customer service... More »

Office Workers Demand Macs

Apple expects 33% growth thanks to business market

(Newser) - The exclusive club of Mac devotees is quietly expanding from students and artists to the corporate world, BusinessWeek reports. And the change is fueled by workers, not sales calls: In fact, nearly nine in 10 recently surveyed companies admitted that Mac-loving workers are influencing computer buys. And it's contributing to... More »

Study Links CEO's Private Life to Profits

Company downturns often follow deaths in executives' families

(Newser) - A new study adds to the growing pool of data showing how intimately a company's success can be linked to the life of its CEO, the Wall Street Journal reports. The latest finding indicates that a firm's profitability drops following the death of a CEO's close family member—though the... More »

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