Shark Bites- Week of July 27th, 2015

We keep our eyes and ears open for new interesting information on a daily basis. Whether it’s a news article, a blog, a magazine piece, or even a conversation we overhear or have ourselves, if the information can help people, we’re on it. Shark Bites is a section where we share this information with you. After you’ve enjoyed a piece, feel free to comment at the very bottom of each new post. You’ll find that a little bit of new information per day will go a long way.


Netflix Refines Its DVD Business, Even As Streaming Unit Booms

Netflix currently has more than 65 million streaming members in more than 50 countries and is planning to expand across the world in the next 18 months. The often-overlooked DVD by mail operation is playing a key role in fueling this expansion. Thanks to the introduction of new automation technologies, the company is able to process more DVDs and expand service areas.

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Check out the full article at The New York Times

When Will Twitter Name A New CEO?

Twitter’s stock is near a 52-week low, and CEO Dick Costolo announced that he was stepping down last month. Twitter has named co-founder Jack Dorsey as interim CEO, but it is unlikely that he will remain in that position, considering that he also runs “Square”.


Check out the full article at CNN Money

Burger King Is Winning Burger Wars Thanks To Chicken Fries

Information released on Monday shows that Burger King is growing at an impressive pace. Much of this growth can be attributed to the introduction of new items, such as the extra-long pulled pork sandwich and chicken fries. Even though rivals such as McDonald’s still generate much more sales than Burger King, investors are betting on the smaller brand to make up ground.

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Check out the full article at CNN Money

17 Costly Communication Mistakes You Might Be Making

This article talks about the importance of communication in the workplace, and discusses mistakes to be aware of while communicating with employees to avoid putting employee productivity at risk. Some of the mistakes listed include overusing group text, shunning new technology, and expecting that people know how to communicate with you.


Check out the full article at Inc.

So, Um, Starbucks May Be A Big Player In The Future Of News

Starbucks has agreed to form a new partnership with The New York Times starting in the beginning of next year. Starbucks loyalty club members will have access to the Times’ top news of the day, along with access to select articles for free on the Starbucks mobile app. Starbucks integrating the Time’s content into its app will serve as a newsreader, and the company has plans to add more news sources over time.


Check out the full article at Wired

5 Strategies To Advance From Your Entry-Level Job

This article gives you five tips to help you make the most of your entry-level job, and move up the ranks at your current company or get closer to getting your dream job. Some of these strategies include designing your dream job and bringing aspects of your dream job into your current role, finding a mentor, and asking for feedback.


Check out the full article at Mashable

Google+ Keeps Crumbling As Google Scraps Many Login Requirements

Google+ will be seeing major changes over the next few months. The company plans to add new features, as well as restructure the social network into two distinctly separate products: Streams and photos. Google hopes that the new changes will make Google+ more functional for users.


Check out the full article at Mashable 

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