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The implosion of media companies reminds us that affirmation can be a trap, if it leads an organization down the road of sameness. It’s good to be forward-leaning, engaged and smart but if we start chasing those kudos at the expense of differentiation, we become just another voice in a sea of sameness.

Fiber-Optic Bandwidth Results

I posted some cable screenshots in my Orbi review, but I basically went from 400 Mbps down / 12  Mbps up, on Cable (on a 400 Mbps plan) to 200 Mbps down / 200 Mbps up, on fiber-optic (on a 200 Mbps plan). I know most people don't have fiber on their street, but if you do it sure is worth it.

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The $11.2-billion loss includes a $826-million write-off in March from government investments in the “Old GM” before the company’s 2009 bankruptcy, the report said. The U.S. government spent $49.5 billion to bail out GM, and after the company’s bankruptcy in 2009, the government’s investment was converted to a 61 percent equity stake in the company. The Treasury gradually sold off its stock in GM, selling its last shares in December 2013.

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How much is Overstock.com worth, without its Medici Ventures subsidiary? Brittain Ladd doesn't offer any estimates in this Forbes piece, but he does give us a really interesting list of potential suitors for the company.

An idea I have come up with is the potential of FedEx, UPS or XPO Logistics acquiring Overstock. I conduct research on e-commerce globally and I have identified the value of large transportation companies becoming retailers.

What's interesting to me about this potential scenario is that Amazon is the best logistics company in North America. They're a great retailer because of their logistical prowess, not the other way around. Could another logistics company step into the retail space? You bet! But they better hit the ground, running.

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Hosting a WordPress blog on Amazon Web Services is hard to beat, provided that you have a working knowledge of WinSCP and PuTTY, or the equivalent SFTP and SSH functionality on a non-Windows device. Of course, it pays to thoroughly understand the install documentation beforehand, but you can be logging into your WordPress admin page in just a few minutes.

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