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THE SPIN CYCLE: Twitter launches Curator search tool for media outlets

By TODD SMITH Twitter has launched Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time. The free service, which is something of a competitor to Storify, is designed to help those in the media industry and, soon, others too, make […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — University life and coming of age altered after 9/11

As much as I enjoy reading books set in other countries and eras, in the spirit of variety I try to read some books set in this country and in a contemporary time period. A Gate at the Stairs takes place in a university town in Wisconsin and on a farm in a rural part […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Share and share alike

When you hear the term “sharing economy,” you might think socialist plot, or more likely, you might not know what I’m talking about. Through my unique form of amateur polling (talking to everyone I meet), I’ve determined that Mississippians might not know a whole lot about the sharing economy. At its most basic, the sharing […] [...]

Jay Moon: Bullish on Mississippi’s manufacturing future

by Published: April 9,2015

Tags: business News, Jay Moon, manufacturing, Mississippi, Nissan, Toyota

  By ALAN TURNER Jay Moon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, proudly says that his family roots can be traced back to Virginia in the 1500’s.  These days, his roots are firmly anchored in Mississippi. “I’ve been here since Cliff Finch was Governor,” he said with a smile. Jay, who […] [...]

JACK WEATHERLY: Finding a house, defending a neighborhood, finding a voice

by Published: April 8,2015

Tags: Business, column, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS

We covered much of the metro Jackson area in our search for what would become our fifth home around the South (sixth if we count the apartment with access by rickety wooden outside stairs where we first lived). A white brick, one-story house built in 1963 kept making the cut. Two conical evergreen shrubs rising […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: The culture wars and the cross we bear

As the nation comes to terms with the Religious Freedom Laws being promulgated, reconsidered and revised in states like Arkansas and Indiana, I am reminded of the Sanford and Son episode where Fred tries to avoid paying taxes by purchasing a mail-order clergy ordination. When he realizes the mail-order scam is a con to steal […] [...]

JEFFREY GITOMER: Sell like you did as a kid: 100 percent closing ratio

Think back to your selling ability when you were a kid. That statement no doubt brought a big smile to your face. The toy you wanted. The place you wanted to go. The candy bar you wanted in the checkout aisle of the grocery store. The TV show you wanted to watch. The movie you […] [...]

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: Facebook as media mogul? Hosting of Times, Buzzfeed News just around corner

Once, the idea that a reader would find a New York Times story without ever picking up a newspaper might have seemed preposterous. Now, Times stories are everywhere, and the news organization has not only the paper but also a bustling website and a range of apps. In six months, though, you might read a […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Coast resident publishes cookbook all about home cooking

by Published: April 3,2015

Tags: books, Business, Mary Foreman, Mississippi, NEWS, Quail Ridge Press

There’s a new cookbook on the scene and it’s an outstanding addition to any collection. It all started for cookbook author and blogger Mary Foreman with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. At that time she was working in the corporate legal department of one of the Coast’s larger gaming companies. With the offices destroyed and […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: Why I stayed?

I’m in love. I’m head-over-heels enchanted, enamored and enthralled. Who has such deep affection? It’s possibly an unexpected sweetheart: the great state of Mississippi. Does she have her blemishes? Sure, but love is blind, and any great love is worth working on. Much like my real-life-wife has extended much patience in our marriage, I choose […] [...]

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