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Consumer Behavior Sparks Ideas For New Products, Expanding Markets

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Marketing turns something old into something new: Consumer behavior sparks ideas for new products, expanding markets. Introducing a new product to market can take years of research and expense. Or it can be as simple as taking something already in existence and marketing it for a different purpose. Creating or discovering a whole new use… Read More →

Microsoft Needs To Get Moving Or It Could Get Lost

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by in Columnist Spotlight | Tech

If you’ve been following the chatter among the techno-literati, it’s become almost fashionable to predict Microsoft’s demise. We see headlines like: “The Odds are Increasing that Microsoft’s Business Will Collapse.” At first blush that seems ludicrous to me. But could there be some truth to it? Not so long ago, Microsoft seemed unassailable. Even now,… Read More →

The Wave Of Bank Mergers Has Changed The State’s Financial-Services Landscape


The banking industry has plenty of troubles, but in Arizona, the least of its problems is the aftermath of recent mergers. Bankers and industry observers say the state’s financial-services landscape hasn’t significantly changed because of the consolidations. Other than the usual branch closings and potential employee layoffs, they don’t see a big shakeup looming. One… Read More →