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Marketplace for Thursday June 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014

Marketplace for Thursday June 12, 2014

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Twitter canned its COO today and said it may not need one after all. Only 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies have one. So what’s the job of a COO? Plus, Amazon’s getting into music streaming now. It's gone down the video streaming route before too. Which raises the question, just what kind of company does it want to be? Also, the average size of a new single-family home in the U.S. continues its upward march… now eclipsing 2,300 square feet. Compare that to the average 40 years ago… just 1,500 square feet. We explain the economics behind the trend – there’s a much better margin in supersized homes.

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What is the point of a COO? A CEO? A CVO? A CKO?

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Jun 12, 2014
Twitter's COO quit today and Twitter says it may not even need one. Why have one?

Tech companies don't just recruit from the Ivies

Jun 12, 2014
Yahoo, for example, loves San Jose State University.

A famous London bookstore hits back at digital trends

Jun 12, 2014
Celebrated British bookstore Foyles defies trends to bet on paper books.

Call it 'protein', not 'meat'

Jun 12, 2014
Protein is the food buzzword that sells.

Is E3 actually mind-blowing?

Jun 12, 2014
At the E3 video game convention, a reporter seeks a mind-expanding experience.

What is Amazon? Whatever Amazon wants to be

Jun 12, 2014
Amazon’s streaming music, making its own Kindles and releasing its own smartphone.

Tesla shows their car-ds

Jun 12, 2014
How to avoid lawsuits and and get more electric cars on the road.

Twitter canned its COO today and said it may not need one after all. Only 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies have one. So what’s the job of a COO? Plus, Amazon’s getting into music streaming now. It’s gone down the video streaming route before too. Which raises the question, just what kind of company does it want to be? Also, the average size of a new single-family home in the U.S. continues its upward march… now eclipsing 2,300 square feet. Compare that to the average 40 years ago… just 1,500 square feet. We explain the economics behind the trend – there’s a much better margin in supersized homes.