Juul Can Breathe After Dodging Full FDA Ban on Flavored E-Cigs

On Thursday, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb proposed new rules intended to reverse the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth, including limiting in-person sales of flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted areas, and adding stronger age verification for sales online. Gottlieb called “kid-appealing” flavors, such as candy and fruit, “the core of the epidemic.” However, mint, menthol, and tobacco flavored[…]

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6 Questions After The New York Times’ Facebook Bombshell

On Wednesday afternoon, The New York Times published a blockbuster—five byline, 50 source, 5,000 word—report on the failures of Facebook’s management team during the past three years. It begins with Sheryl Sandberg yelling at one of her employees; it ends with her hand-written stage directions, captured by a Times photographer, as she sat before the Senate: “Slow, Pause, Determined.” The[…]

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Your AI Assistant Should Be Able to Answer These 4 Questions

Not all AI assistants are created equal. In fact, many that purport to be AI-powered are simply menu-driven chatbots that do more harm than good. Typically, chatbots designed for business fall short because they don’t really understand what the customer is asking. They’re good with simple questions and uncomplicated situations. But if the customer asks something that is off-script or[…]

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Facebook’s Tools for Mentorship, Hiring and Education. Plus – Groups Are Critical To FB’s Future.

A lot of things are important to the success of business owners and professionals overall. This week Facebook highlighted three relatively new services in the areas of mentorship, hiring and education. Over 200 million people are in Facebook Groups, that’s a lot of discussion going on. In fact I have my own Smart Hustle Group here. The power of groups[…]

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Why Amazon’s HQ2 Search Backfired

Amazon announced Tuesday that the 14-month public bidding war for its so-called second headquarters was coming to an end. After reviewing 238 proposals from cities across North America, the company says it will build two large regional offices in Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia as well as a smaller campus in Nashville, Tennessee. The search was largely a success[…]

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3 Ways Technology Is Changing the Face of Email Forever

Email is still the center of Internet communication, but it’s changing. With the rise of alternate communication platforms such as social media and business messaging apps such as Slack, business communication is evolving quickly. Along with these new technological developments, people’s expectations are continually rising. To better engage your customers, you need to leverage the latest in email technologies such[…]

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