3…2…1…Bitcoin! Don’t Take My Stapler! Targeting the Right Person For the Job

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Bitcoin’s blasting off…The Winklevoss twins are about to embark on a galactic voyage with the help of $250,000 worth of bitcoins. Those decidedly debonair brothers – best known for their legal battle with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are set to launch into space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Branson – also a big bitcoin fan tweeted: “How will going to affect identical twins? We’ll soon find out! Welcome aboard the Winklevoss twins.” Tyler Winklevoss blogged that “Bitcoin and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic are two technologies that meaningfully represent our focus at Winklevoss Capital — the reductions of pain-points and friction in an effort to build a better world.” Awwwww. No word yet on whether Sandra Bullock plans to join them.

Where have all the paperclips gone…

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Image courtesy of arztsamui/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Staples?  Er…they might not have those. That’s because the office supply chain, citing slumping sales, is set to close 225 stores across the country by the end of 2015. Staples CEO Ron Sargent said that since about half their sales are online it’s a good cost-cutting measure that ought to also improve efficiency. The reasons for the sales drop range from the always blamable lousy weather to not a high enough demand for…well…their stuff. But if you just can’t live with out Staples’ intoxicating array of colored pens and patterned paper, I am sure you can get your fix on at any one of its remaining 1,500 + locations.

Targeted…

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Image courtesy of Victor Habbick/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

If you’re in the market for a job, Target’s looking for a new Chief Information Officer.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to not, preventing hackers from stealing personal information from 70 million shoppers.  Beth Jacob previously held this position, up until Wednesday, when she resigned.  Naturally, the company is hoping to have a better focus on security and has big techie plans to replace the magnetic strip gracing the back of your credit card with a $100 million plan to make a chip-based credit card that is supposedly more secure.

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