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Celo Taps Ex-Circle Executive as Head of Strategic Partnerships

“San Francisco-based fintech firm Celo has announced the appointment of Chuck Kimble as its head of strategic partnerships” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. According to his Linkedin profile, Kimble is a trained marketing expert and started his career at Visa in 2012.He led the company’s business development efforts to launch its stablecoin which turned out to be a massive success. Source: financemagnates.com

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Snap’s former chief strategy officer, Imran Khan, makes a key hire for his online-shopping startup

“Snap’s former chief strategy officer, Imran Khan, is bolstering the team behind his e-commerce startup” writes Tanya Dua for businessinsider.com. Khan was Snap’s chief strategy officer for almost four years before announcing his departure in September.He helped usher Snap through its initial public offering in early 2017 and oversaw all its business efforts, including advertising.The unnamed startup, which hasn’t launched yet, has hired the talent agent Paul Cazers as its vice president of strategic partnerships, Business Insider has learned. Source: businessinsider.com

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Amazon is about to report earnings, and there’s one thing to watch

“Amazon will be the latest FANG stock to report earnings with its release after the bell Thursday” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Amazon trades at 59 times forward earnings, meaning investors are prepared to pay a high price for its shares on the expectation of future profit growth.One factor that Tepper believes should help Amazon continue to deliver is its growth in an exploding industry: cloud computing. Johnson said the options market is pricing in a 5 to 6 percent implied move after earnings, suggesting a $100 swing in either…

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Merck, Tencent to collaborate on China healthcare

“Merck KGaA (MRK.XE) said Wednesday that it has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Tencent Holdings Ltd. (0700.HK) to develop digital healthcare services in China” writes Cristina Roca for marketwatch.com. The German company said it will work with the internet service provider to increase public knowledge on diseases and to make healthcare more accessible through digital platforms.The focus will be on all the treatment areas that Merck’s healthcare business currently deals with in China, including allergies, infertility, diabetes, thyroid disorders, cardiovascular diseases and oncology, Merck said. Source: marketwatch.com

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Quitting your job? A hiring manager says these are the 6 worst ways to do it

“Quitting can be stressful, and how you do it can heavily impact your career in the future” writes Source Nbc for cnbc.com. You should always try your best to avoid burning any bridges…no matter how much you hated the job. To avoid any damages done to your career down the line, steer clear of these common mistakes:. What if you find your dream job in a year or two and need a reference?. If you’re ready to quit, you’ll want to do it in a smart and strategic way. Source: cnbc.com

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Another key Snap exec is leaving the company

“She managed agency relationships and key accounts for Snap, previously serving as head of New York ad sales for the company” writes Tanya Dua for businessinsider.com. Elizabeth Herbst-Brady, Snap’s head of global strategic partnerships, is leaving the company after two years, Business Insider has learned.Imran Khan, who had served as Spiegel’s top lieutenant as Snap’s chief strategy officer, left the company in September.Instead, Spiegel hired Jeremi Gorman, previously head of global advertising sales at Amazon.com, as Snap’s new chief business officer. Source: businessinsider.com

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Strategic Command

“It also tagged the Whiteman Air Force Base and the Air Force Global Strike Command, which is responsible for nuclear and nonnuclear strategic bomber fleets” writes Deanna Paul for washingtonpost.com. The U.S. military command responsible for the nation’s nuclear weapons tweeted a New Year’s Eve message Monday afternoon: It is always ready to “drop something much, much bigger” than Manhattan’s iconic Time Square ball. Source: washingtonpost.com

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