The Apple Store comes to J.C. Penny

Ron Johnson – widely considered the father of the Apple retail stores – is beginning to make his mark as CEO of J.C. Penny by making a radical change to their promotion strategy announced in a two-page ad in the WSJ.  This will be followed by the rollout of boutique store-within-a-store installs for certain product categories.

Killing Hollywood

Paul Graham’s Y Combinator has put out a call to Kill Hollywood: That’s one reason we want to fund startups that will compete with movies and TV, but not the main reason. The main reason we want to fund such startups is not to protect the world from more SOPAs, but because SOPA brought it…

Facebook-Politico and User-Sentiment

This seems like a bad-idea: As a part of the partnership, POLITICO and Facebook will also survey voting-age users in South Carolina on a daily basis. POLITICO’s editorial team will write the questions and publish the survey results on POLITICO the following day. The results will also be available on POLITICO’s official Facebook page as well as on U.S. Politics on Facebook,…