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Marketplace for Thursday July 24, 2014

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Facebook’s blow-the-roof off earnings report shows that it has figured out mobile, and is set to dominate the mobile ad world. So how did that happen, and what comes next? Plus, in its latest earnings report, automaker GM has revealed that it expects to spend between $400 million and $600 million to compensate victims of its defective ignition switches. We consider the company’s strategy in handling its massive recall. Also, Twitter released its diversity statistics yesterday. Not surprisingly, they were as dismal as those at Google, Facebook and other tech companies. So now that they know the scope of the problem, what are these companies doing to address it?

Following movie stars all the way to the theater

What are you going to see this weekend? Check your timeline.
Posted In: movie theaters, Twitter, movies
GM

GM's post-recall strategy pays dividends

The automaker has handled the crisis over faulty ignition switches well. What now?
Posted In: GM, car recalls, compensation
Twitter HQ

How can tech companies diversify their workforces?

It takes more than just training and recruiting women and people of color.
Posted In: Twitter, diversity, Google, Facebook
Facebook mobile

Facebook mobilizes, successfully

Facebook’s strong second-quarter earnings were propelled by mobile-ad revenue.
Posted In: Facebook, Earnings, mobile ads

No deluge of campaign cash after limits end

Lobbyists are among the small number of donors affected by the decision.
Posted In: campaign finance, Supreme Court, lobbying

Kai Ryssdal vs. the American Girl Store

We went behind the scenes with Jean McKenzie, executive vice president for American Girl.
Posted In: American Girl, dolls, toys, Mattel

3 changes in digital thinking from Yahoo's CMO

Kathy Savitt says Yahoo has narrowed its hundreds of products down to four.
Posted In: Yahoo, digital devices

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Let's Call It Off (Single Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Class Historian
Broncho
The Mashed Up Mixes (Diplo / Haul & Mason Remixes)
Sun Fran to Tokyo
King Most