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Two For One: Groupon Replaces CEO Mason With Board Members

Groupon co-founder Andrew Mason has been fired as the daily-deal company's CEO, one day after Groupon posted financial results that showed it lost $67.4 million during 2012. Board chairmen Eric Lefkofsky and Ted Leonsis will jointly fill the CEO post on an interim basis.
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Nintendo Wii Helped Budding Surgeons Move To Head Of The Class

Want to be a better surgeon? Get your game face on. A study finds that surgical residents who played video games for an hour a day performed better at simulated keyhole surgeries than colleagues who refrained.
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China Accuses U.S. Of Hacking Military Sites

Barely a week after a major report outlining likely Chinese hacking on American companies, Beijing officials say the U.S. is doing the same thing.
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Job Applicants Are Wary Of Firms' Resume Sorting Software

Some big companies are using talent management software to narrow the pool of job applicants before an employer reviews the resumes. Human resources officials say in today's economy, the systems are crucial. But employment seekers often find the software puts them at a disadvantage.
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Non-Profit Hopes To Get Kids Excited About Computer Coding

It's expected that more than one million software and programming jobs will open up in the United States between now and 2020. But the country's educational system is not on track to train enough people to fill those jobs.
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Experts Boil Telecommuting Decisions Down To Flexibility Vs. Serendipity

Yahoo touched off a debate about the effectiveness of telecommuting when it told employees last week that they may no longer work from home. The policy change was made, according to the company's internal email, to enhance workplace collaboration.
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Does Working From Home Work? It Helps If You Like Your Teammates

Marissa Mayer's decision to ban working from home at Yahoo has sparked a debate about the effectiveness of teleworking. NPR's Steve Henn, who works a fragmented schedule from his Silicon Valley home, says research on what works is mixed, but success largely depends on the job and whom you're collaborating with.
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Cheesecake Factory, IBM Team Up To Crack The Code Of Customer Bliss

The restaurant chain hopes a new system for analyzing big data sets will help it spot patterns of complaints across its more than 170 outlets in a matter of hours, not weeks. The goal: to spot problems small and big (soggy pickles? foodborne illness?) before they balloon.

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