"No matter how many times you get punched in the face, you have to get back up."

— SoapBox Soaps CEO David Simnick #PRWeekConference

"You can’t hide in today’s environment."

— Cargill’s Mike Fernandez on tackling controversial issues #PRWeekConference

"Great storytelling, great content will never go away."

— WNET CEO Neal Shapiro #PRWeekConference

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Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since
On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, according to survivors’ accounts.

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Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, according to survivors’ accounts.

"It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity."

— Minecraft creator Markus Persson explains why he’s leaving Mojang after the gaming company’s $2.5 billion sale to Microsoft.

The New York Times has taken out a native ad on Mashable.

The New York Times has taken out a native ad on Mashable.

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm-based games developer Mojang and the company’s wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft said in a statement it expects the acquisition to be break-even in fiscal year 2015 on a GAAP basis. The deal is expected to close in late 2014.

"Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

"Minecraft is more than a great game franchise – it is an open world platform, driven by a vibrant community we care deeply about, and rich with new opportunities for that community and for Microsoft."

Microsoft said it plans to continue to make Minecraft available across all the platforms on which it is available today: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation.

(Source: yahoonews)

"When I feel overloaded, I take a step back and ask if it is something that supports the definition that I have for myself on who I am."

— Ruder Finn’s Rachel Spielman shares her advice for finding your purpose in and outside work.

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Apple quietly discontinued the iPod Classic this week
The iPod Classic quietly passed away this week. It was 12 years old.

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Apple quietly discontinued the iPod Classic this week

The iPod Classic quietly passed away this week. It was 12 years old.


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