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    The recession left 8 million unemployed in its wake but it also surfaced astounding creativity — from the guy who created his own six-figure job wearing T-shirts to the company that placed a help-wanted ad seeking "fake employees." Here's a look at the 10 most outrageous jobs stories of the recession!

  • RIM Headquarters

    This wasn't the way it was supposed to play out. There was every indication that Research in Motion was supposed to be sitting pretty, effectively shaking off the effects of iPhone from Apple and still enjoying big time momentum in the marketplace. Nope.

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    Without much fanfare Facebook is preparing to change the way it asks users to connect with brands and celebrities on the social networking site. Rather than asking people to "Become a Fan" of a product or personality, Facebook users will click that they "Like" the subject. The change, while subtle, strikes a different tone, and may result in more consumers engaging with brands on Facebook.

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    The Middle East is home to more young people, more oil and more big money pools than anywhere else on earth. Nearly a trillion dollars is being spent on new roads, cellphone users are surging 24% a year, and only 10% of people have bank accounts. That means there's money to be made.

  • What would you do for $5? You would be AMAZED at what other people would do for five bucks!

  • Apple's iPhone

    There is speculation that a new CDMA version of the iPhone will be heading to Verizon. If so, new customers are sure to follow.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Electronic health records are a good first step, but represent only one aspect of how IT can improve America’s healthcare system by making it seamless and safer, writes Chris Begley, Chairman & CEO, Hospira, Inc.

  • PlayStation 3

    Sony's new retail store in Nagoya, Japan is more hip and up-to-date than the company’s traditional Sony Style outlets and it's emblematic of hte company's struggle to regain its footing after a host of missteps.

  • OgilvyOne is using its YouTube channel to search for the world's greatest salesperson. Are you the One?

    Advertising agency OgilgyOne is sponsoring a contest that will search for the “the world’s greatest salesperson.”  And to make things more interesting, the product they must sell is as prosaic as they come: a common, everyday red brick.

  • Blogger

    As their margins begin to recover and shoppers start loosening their discretionary budgets, experts said retailers need to focus more on customer service initiatives to win consumers over.

  • Smartphones

    After a long period of trial and error—some of which is still going on—content providers and wireless technology companies are finding a robust appetite for mobile video.

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    Avatar director James Cameron says the next phase of 3D technology is coming to phones because it is actually easier to produce on phones. We need 3D glasses at the movie theater because the screen is so large. But apparently, our brains can process the 3D image without the glasses.

  • Social media Web site Twitter will reveal later this month how it plans to make a sustainable source of income, co-founder Biz Stone told CNBC Thursday.

  • Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    According to Forrester Research, the number of mobile Internet users in the U.S. will double over the next five years, from 52 million today to some 106 million by 2015. As more handsets are sold, the demands on wireless networks increase exponentially.

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    He's 24, unemployed and has no specialized computer skills. Using sheer wit and persistence, the Frenchman managed to infiltrate Twitter administrators' accounts and post confidential company documents online, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Apple's iPhone

    For a little $1 iPhone app, Line2 sure has the potential to shake up an entire industry.

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    Emerging as the woman's equivalent of March Madness, members-only shopping sites such as HauteLook, Rue La La and Gilt Groupe have quickly become the new workplace distraction among women.

  • Models show Samsung Electronics Co's Android smartphones during the unveiling ceremony on February 4, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.

    "In the long term, companies need to be willing to take some losses, some casualties in order to succeed. You've got to be willing to take on that government. You've got to be willing to make a difference," says Trilogy Partners founder John Stanton.

  • Google shut its mainland Chinese-language portal on Monday and began rerouting searches to a Hong Kong site, over two months after it said it would not accept the self-censorship demanded by China's government. Mark Mahaney, Internet research director at Citigroup Investment Research, shared his insights on the search engine giant.

  • Google China

    Whatever you might think about Google, it's difficult to find fault with the company's decision to stop censoring search engine results in China. In doing so, the company has given the country—and the rest of the world—a clear signal that it considers some things more important than building its business. That's a message that's all too rare in this day and age, and the company's leadership deserves to be commended for it.