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Saying the quiet part out loud
9 May 2024

Qu Jing, the head of public relations at Chinese search engine, Baidu, has scored a little PR own-goal. She posted a series of videos on Douyin—the Chinese version of TikTok*—expressing her opinions on people management in a direct and forthright manner that western business leaders can only dream of.

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Megacorp vs megagovt
3 April 2024

M$ is to separate its Office and Teams application packages, in face of antitrust investigations by the European Commission.

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The bubble tea bubble
6 February 2024

Writing for BBC Worklife, Aysha Imtiaz seeks to explain Why the UK bubble tea market is 'special'. Except she doesn't really substantiate her premiss that it's special in the first place.

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UPS in the air
31 January 2024

UPS has announced the loss of 12,000 jobs, in the light of a difficult and disappointing year, and a quite luxurious pay deal meted out to its full-time drivers, for whom 2023 seems to have been really quite agreeable.

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AI commentary
26 January 2024

Following its acquisition of game studio Activision Blizzard, and in the light of wider market pressures, Micro$oft is rightsizing its video gaming division, at the cost of 1,900 jobs.

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Anarchy don't come cheap
18 May 2023

This is funny. As in so deluded, it's funny.

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Selling piss
16 May 2023

Amelia Robinson is The Columbus Dispatch's opinion and community engagement editor. In the wake of the Bud Light/Dylan Mulvaney controversy, she weighed in on the debate with an opinion piece, fearlessly wielding her incomplete grasp of the situation.*

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The (international) shipping forecast
11 January 2022

It never ceases to amaze me: the parochiality of merkans when it comes to international shipping charges. I guess that it doesn't matter if it's outside the fifty states of the union.

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Fly from home
19 March 2021

British Airways has announced plans to make hybrid working a permanent feature of their business.

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The upside to 'methodical'
19 October 2020

In 2018, British Airways experienced a data breach that affected personal and credit card details for more than 400,000 customers. Now, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office has fined the airline £20M for that breach. This is substantially less than the £183M fine that it originally announced in July 2019, after taking into account the economic impact of Covid-19.

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You know where to come. Or not.
7 November 2012

Comet, the UK electrical goods retailer is the latest victim of the economic downturn, entering into administration on 2 November. According to the administrators, Deloitte:

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