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RANDOM THOUGHTS: BRAD PITT

RANDOM THOUGHTS: BRAD PITT

Yesterday was the kind of day when my get up and go had fallen and could not get up. ... With states having difficult experiences with lethal injection, there's some...

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Brad PittYesterday was the kind of day when my get up and go had fallen and could not get up. ... With states having difficult experiences with lethal injection, there's some talk about bringing back some other execution methods with a modern twist. In particular, there is hope for the clap-on, clap-off electric chair. ... News reports say that Hilary Clinton is preparing for the first presidential debate as if it were a reality show

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Created on Monday, 26 September 2016 00:32
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Chris Lee, FinancialForceFinancialForce has hired Chris Lee as VP of strategic sales. In that role, he is responsible for the company's Enterprise and General Business sales groups He was VP and GM for North America for DocuSign's financial services organization from July 2014 through September 2016. Before that, he was strategic account manager for Salesforce.com from April 2003 through July 2010 and VP of enterprise sales from July 2010 through July 2014.

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Created on Sunday, 25 September 2016 22:16
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QADA 25-percent decline in license revenue, combined with a 10-percent drop in service income pushed QAD to a 2.1-percent fall in revenue for the second quarter ended July 31. Revenue for the manufacturing software vendor fell to just under $70 million for the most recently ended period, down from $71.3 million.

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Created on Sunday, 25 September 2016 20:30
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CeCe morken, IntuitIntuit is envisioning QuickBooks Online Accountant as a platform to unify the software operations of tax and accounting firms. The view the future was outlined this week by EVP CeCe Morken at Intuit's investor day last week. Morken noted accountants utilize separate applications for tax preparation, accounting and practice management.

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Created on Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:24
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FreshbooksFreshBooks, which makes cloud-based accounting software, has launched a new version that is targeted at the self-employed. The Ontario-based company says the product has a new interface and new features, which include redesigned mobile apps for iOS and Android and reimagined invoices.

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Created on Saturday, 24 September 2016 23:59
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Yesterday was the kind of day when my get up and go had fallen and could not get up. ... With states having difficult experiences with lethal injection, there's some...

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