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Facebook users to pick Vol Court winner

The University of Tennessee Vol Court business pitch competition has a social media twist this year.

For the first time the winner will be chosen by a vote of Facebook users.

Voting has started and ends at 11 p.m. on Nov. 13.

At stake are cash prizes, office space and consulting services from Pershing Yoakley and Associates and mentoring services from the College of Business Administration’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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FedEx giving away $1 million to holiday shoppers

 

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FedEx

For the second straight holiday shopping season, FedEx Corp. is giving away $1 million to help
 boost small business.

The package delivery company announced today that it will give away 40,000 American Express gift cards, each worth $25.

Consumers can apply for the free card via the FedEx Facebook page.

 

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Is buying Facebook stock a good idea?

f46296b17e1b890d0f0f6a70670043b3.jpgFacebook’s much-anticipated IPO is expected this Friday. Should you invest? Or is the smarter move to hang on to your money? 

Everybody has an opinion about investing in the social media goliath. Some experts say Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is too young to run a major company — he turned 28 today. Others say Facebook is the biggest investment opportunity of all time.

Regardless of how you or your broker feel about the company, it will be one of the largest IPOs in history and it will make Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives even richer.

He’s a sample of what pundits from Wall Street to Silicon Valley are saying.

Yahoo Finance/ Breakout: The Right & Wrong Way to Buy Facebook

CNET: Everything you need to know about the Facebook IPO

PCmag: Facebook IPO Week: The Basics 

Forbes MoneyBuilder: Facebook IPO Approaching: Will You Buy Shares?

The Daily Ticker: Facebook IPO: Biggest Risks and Opportunities

CNBC: Quiz: What’s Your Facebook IQ

Photo: In this Feb. 5, 2007 file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles in his office in Palo Alto, Calif.

 

 

A closer look at Facebook IPO

Facebook’s planned IPO has generated lots of buzz, but is it really a wise investment?

Chris O’Brien with the San Jose Mercury News takes a close look at the risk factors the company lists in its SEC filings.

Some of it may surprise you.

Mercury News: Facebook has become a financial giant, but not an invincible one

And here’s another interesting take:

Reuters: A sobering look at Facebook

 

 

Why people get ticked at the phone company

If you’ve gone round and round with any service provider trying to get a problem solved, you will appreciate this video by Knoxville writer and speaker Kevin Slimp.Kevin_Slimp.JPG

It seems Kevin, a nationally known speaker on publishing technology, can’t get the folks at AT&T to come next door to fix a phone problem.

The video has gone viral. And just to make sure AT&T is getting the message Slimp has vented on his Facebook page.

But the worst for AT&T is yet to come — Slimp will be on George Korda’s radio show on Sunday.

Being the subject of a video is bad enough. Being talked about on Facebook is worse. But being attacked on the Korda show — that’s painful.

Slimp’s website.

Photo: Kevin Slimp (Knoxville News Sentinel archives)

Is BP the worst company in Amerca?

BP is destroying Toyota in round one of Comsumerist.com’s Worst Company in America tournament.

Wow, what a surprise. The last time I checked, the despoiler of the Gulf of Mexico was running away with the contest with more than 90 percent of the vote.

A tougher choice is the first-round matchup pitting Time Warner cable vs. Facebook. The voting is fairly even with Time Warner ahead with about 52 percent of the vote.

Are your basketball brackets in shambles? Have some fun and vote in the WCIA tourney. Voting closes March 23 for these two matchups.

Check out more on the Worst Company in America tourney here.

Vote for Worst Company in America

The 32 finalists have been announced and head-to-head battles start today to determine the winner of Consumermist.com’s annual Worst Company in America tournament.

Who will you vote for?

Many well-known companies have again made the finals. Telecom giant Comcast is back to defend its title, but plenty of worthy contenders are in the field including, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, WalMart, Toyota, Facebook, BP, Delta and many more.

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Using social media at work — the great dilemma

social06_SY_13488.jpgFacebook and Twitter have millions of users worldwide, but a lot of corporate executives are worried the social media invasion could be bad for business, according to a survey released today.

Fifty-one percent of the chief financial officers who responded to the Accountemps survey said their greatest concern is that employees are wasting time at work. And 18 percent are worried employees are behaving unprofessionally.

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