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TODD SMITH — Tech giants top the best global brands list for 3rd year


There’s yet another superlative to bestow on Apple: Best Global Brand. The company topped the annual Interbrand Best Global Brand report, followed by Google. The companies placed first and second for the third year in a row. Interbrand, a brand consultancy, determines 100 companies’ ranks by considering how much revenue they earn from a branded product, how effective the brand ...

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Analysis: Sprawling Google litigation keeps testing Jim Hood

Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood asks for voter support from the audience at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The fair is a traditional gathering place for politicians, area residents, business leaders, voters and families. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood professes pride in the number of large corporations that he’s gone after as Mississippi’s chief legal officer. But the sprawling Google litigation he’s involved in continues to spawn embarrassing incidents. Questions about Hood’s role are spilling over into his re-election race for attorney general against Republican Mike Hurst. It didn’t help that Google ...

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ALAN TURNER: Joel Bomgar an entrepreneur and budding politician

  At 35, Joel Bomgar has accomplished more than most business professionals achieve in a lifetime.  He took a concept he came up with in his undergraduate years at Belhaven, and started a company with that concept in the very next week after he graduated. The rest was a very fast forwarded record of success that took the company from ...

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TODD SMITH: Improve Google search results for your PR

Ever heard the adage about the best place to hide a dead body is on page five of Google search results – because no one ever goes there? Current and prospective audiences do not travel that far on a search engine because they are either busy, lazy, or simply assume there is nothing past page two that they need to ...

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Judge rules against Mississippi attorney general over Google

JACKSON — A federal judge has ruled against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in his effort to keep Google from getting its hands on correspondence between Hood and lobbyists for the movie industry. It’s the latest defeat for Hood in his effort to investigate the Internet search giant, after the same judge wrote a stinging opinion in March suggesting that ...

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TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Key takeaways from SXSW in Austin, Texas

The Spin Cycle – always on the lookout for innovative thought that drives the branding industry – rolled into Texas for the annual South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals, soaking up the latest in emerging marketing technologies. Between the panel sessions, keynotes, networking, barbecue, live music and parties there was no shortage of things to engage the senses at ...

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JOSH MABUS: Make your workplace a benefit

We often talk about employee benefits and how to get employee buy-in or retention—especially in small business—and we do it in a tangible, checklist sort of way. Conversations with potential employees revolve around insurance, IRAs, 401ks, vacation days, sick leave and items of that ilk. What if your workplace’s biggest employee benefit was the workplace itself? The Work One of ...

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(UPDATE) Judge rules on Google request on attorney general inquiry

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Monday granted Google’s request for a preliminary injunction. The order prevents Hood from going through with a subpoena meant to examine whether Google is facilitating others’ illegal activities on its sites. The Internet ...

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Google asks judge to block Miss. attorney general's inquiry

JACKSON — An Internet giant was scheduled to face off with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Friday. Google will ask U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to block an investigation by Hood into the company. Hood has been pushing Google since 2013 to prevent use of the company’s search engine to find illegal drugs and pirated music, video games ...

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