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If you search the Internet to learn about A/B testing, you’ll find scads of articles bursting with tips for cranking your business performance into the stratosphere. You’ll get blazing hot secrets like… BOOST YOUR CONVERSION RATE BY 300% WITH THIS TINY TWEAK and… DESTROY YOUR COMPETITION USING A STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT SHADE OF BLUE…

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Last December, the accounting giant EY presented a proposal to the failing mega-business Carillion to break it up and sell its profitable parts, keeping it from collapsing and sticking the British taxpayer with billions of pounds’ worth of unfunded pension liabilities. Carillion’s directors decided not to take the…

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At a followup visit a year after Elizabeth Moreno had a disk removed to successfully treat her crippling pain, her doctor asked her to leave a urine sample; a few months later, Sunset Labs LLC of Houston sent her a bill for $17,800. Moreno’s doctor had seemingly ordered…

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Cambodian dictator Hun Sen has ruled since 1998, and when an opposition leader used Facebook to challenge his election in 2013, Hun Sen teamed up with a fake news outlet called Fresh News to deploy a Facebook-based strategy to consolidate his control and neutralize democratic opposition. Hun…

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Consumer Reports dragged a bunch of its top-rated smart TVs back into its labs to re-evaluate them, this time checking them for hard-to-evaluate information security risks and defects, which are not normally factored into its ratings. But Consumer Union, the organization that publishes Consumer Reports, is building out…

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The Federal Reserve has concluded its investigation into Wells Fargo’s decades’ long practice of pressuring employees to open fraudulent accounts in the names of its customers to inflate its quarterly figures and rack up service charges. The Fed has capped Wells Fargo’s capital growth, meaning the bank…

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Lucian Constantin’s Motherboard guide to protecting your home router is full of excellent, nearly impossible-to-follow advice that you should follow, but probably won’t. Constantin sensibly points out that your ability to trust your router ultimately and absolutely depends on its security track record (“How did it handle vulnerabilities…

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