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Microsoft Admits That ‘Much Work’ Remains to Address Its (Lack of) Diversity

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Sometimes, bad news becomes a big snowball. A small dust-up collects a little dirt and begins rolling downhill as people stand there, watching it gain velocity as it prepares to smash the little hamlet at the base of the mountain.

When you hear Microsoft, you would think that the company itself is the snowball. This time, however, it’s the village in peril.

Last week the company introduced Windows 10 (math skills be damned). And now, America finds out that Bill Gates’ baby has grown up to become one big boys’ club.

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Rush Limbaugh’s Comments Cost Cumulus Millions

Radio broadcaster Cumulus Media says it lost millions of dollars after Rush Limbaugh went on his offensive tirade against Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke. Advertisers immediately began distancing themselves from the radio host to the tune of “a couple million” dollars in lost ad revenue. CEO Lew Dickey also attributed losses during the quarter to lost L.A. Dodgers broadcasts and other factors.

It’s also possible that, since Limbaugh’s show is carried on hundreds more stations (a total of 600) than the 38 broadcast by Cumulus, the losses were spread around to a number of companies.

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PRNewser Poll: Is KFC Doing Damage to its Brand?

Last week, there was tons of discussion about influence versus popularity. Our poll asked whether clickthroughs determine influence and the overwhelming majority of respondents took the middle of the road.

Seventy-five  percent said, “Sort of. Clickthroughs are just one factor in determining influence.” Slightly more than 15 percent gave a definitive “yes,” and about nine percent said “no.” I’d be curious to hear from those who thought clickthroughs play no role in influence. The comments are open.

This week, we learn that KFC is expanding its controversial campaign that puts the “Double Down” sandwich mark on the bottoms of college women.

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