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Inside the last phase of Adobe's renovated HQ (PHOTOS)

by Scott Ard

SILICON VALLEY — Earlier this summer, the Business Journal toured the first two phases of the renovations to Adobe's headquarters and produced two products: a series of 360-degree photos and a standard slideshow taken from those same photos.

This month, we were the first media to go back to Adobe to check out the final phase of the project in downtown San Jose, California, and it was equally  ...

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Advice - How to: Human Resources

6 types of false apologies from Clinton and Trump that only make things worse

by Peter DeMarco 6 types of false apologies that only make things worse

There is an epidemic that is sweeping the nation: the false apology. It is destroying trust and goodwill on many levels, deepening divisions, and squandering opportunities to reason together.

Most people agree that an apology ought to contain the following elements: An acknowledgement of the wrong done and responsibility for that wrong, an expression of sincere remorse, a willingness to  ...

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What AT&T gets with a Time Warner acquisition

by Shawn Shinneman

DALLAS — After making a $48.5 billion purchase of DirectTV, AT&T over the weekend agreed to buy Time Warner for $84.5 billion — a move that will turn the giant telecom into one of the largest producers of entertainment content.

In preparation for its jump into streaming TV with DirecTV Now, Dallas-based AT&T has been busy renegotiating contracts to bring content to the new service. Some of  ...

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Lifestyle - Equal work, equal pay

Here's how tech companies use data to attack gender pay inequality

by Annie Gaus Gender differences in salaries

SAN FRANCISCO — Talking about one's salary used to be taboo. Now, amidst broader scrutiny into pay equity, some tech companies are using data to bring that conversation out of the shadows.

Recent studies have suggested that, despite San Francisco's liberal reputation, stubborn pay disparities persist within the local tech industry. Driven in part by lower expectations that compound over time,

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Advice - How to: Marketing

The one sentence your LinkedIn profile must have

by John Nemo LinkedIn

Once upon a time, someone wiser than I am told me a marketing truth I never forgot: A confused prospect never buys.

In sales and marketing, clarity is king.

This is especially true in the 21st century, when our ultra-connected, always on, stream-of-consciousness lives as we scroll through one social media profile and update after another gives marketers precious few seconds to grab our  ...

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Technology - How we'll play

This guy is creating the Dave & Buster’s of virtual reality

by Matthew Richardson Virtual Reality

ORLANDO — One entrepreneur wants you to fully experience virtual reality, even if you don't have a fancy headset.

At Orlando Tech Association's meet-up on Oct. 20 at the Church Street Exchange building in downtown Orlando, Marcello Miranda introduced his company HubVR and his plans to create a virtual reality entertainment center.

Miranda, owner of HubVR, said while virtual reality is gaining  ...

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Startups - Upstart 100 for 2016

This Kickstarter darling is growing, but with some pain

by Jacob Steimer Mike Butera

NASHVILLE — The company that produced one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in the site's history is sailing through uncharted waters.

Four months into shipping its product to customers, the company, which is one of Nashville's first prominent consumer-facing startups, is learning how to manage the expectations of thousands of backers and more new customers while figuring out the  ...

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