Marketplace for Friday, December 13, 2013

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Forget long, involved marketing campaigns. Beyoncé released a 14-song album last night online (with videos!), no promotion, no announcement. Is this the sort of trick that only the super-est of superstars can pull off? Next, Twitter’s done of the fastest-ever flipflops, reversing a change in its process after users slammed it. Is it something about Twitter, Twitter users, or a particular kind of social media that makes customers get heard. And finally, "Saturday Night Live" took the backlash over its lack of female black performers seriously enough to hold a special audition Monday night for seven or eight candidates. The winning candidate will be hired and will join the cast for shows beginning in January.
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'My name is Bond, James Bond and I'm an alcoholic'

We thought he'd be a lightweight.
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Separate housing for first-generation students

The University of Kentucky offers special housing and support for students whose parents didn't graduate from college.
Posted In: college, dorms, University of Kentucky Wildcats
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Tax relief may expire for underwater homeowners

Unless Congress acts, struggling homeowners who seek relief could face an unexpected tax bill.
Posted In: mortgage relief, Housing
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Robotelemarketing takes 'creepy' to a whole new level

The mystery behind Samantha West and Premier Health Plans Inc.
Posted In: telemarketers
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Twitter's flip flop on user blocking

Instant feedback from customers poses new challenge for companies like Twitter
Posted In: Twitter
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The economics behind SNL cast's lack of diversity

"Saturday Night Live" took the backlash over its lack of female black performers seriously enough to hold a special audition.
Posted In: SNL, Lorne Michaels, diversity
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Beyoncé's new album: Business coup?

Beyoncé released a 14-song album last night online (with videos!). No promotion, no announcement.
Posted In: Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Drake, Frank Ocean

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Enough (Instrumental)
Dujeous
Let's Call It Off (Single Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Departure

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