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There’s been some complaints about uncertainty lately.
“I think the major thing that we all need in business is certainty,” John Chambers said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell ” as his company, Cisco Systems , cut its outlook for the year. “Businesses don't spend or react well when it's an uncertain environment, whether it's from the economy or the policy. If they understand what the issues are, then we will make decisions about where we grow our business, where we invest in resources, how much we give in dividends versus how much we do in share buyback, how much we do in acquisitions , et cetera. [It’s] the uncertainty that bothers my customers the most."
There's nothing more frustrating for an editor than having a hot news story that involves a deadly headline word.
Boy, do we have that now.
Have you heard that Facebook will be going public next week?
Yes, some would say there is a veritable media circus revving up. I prefer to think of it as enthusiastic, exhaustive coverage of an event that to many minds marks the coming of age for social media.
Books are back...at least in the news.
We had three major announcements in the book business early this week.
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Will the new age of journalism be just virtually getting together with reporters and editors and chatting about the news?
The idea would have frightened me not so long ago. Now, not so much. At the behest of our social media team, I sat in on a Google Plus hangout with our NetNet blogger John Carney yesterday. It was my first \(despite my job, I am kind of a luddite. I didn’t even have a Twitter account until a few weeks ago\).
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