Today: 1) RBDR retracts in its entirety the information we reported about Harris Interactive on our Wednesday December 4 edition. Unfortunately, all the information we reported about Harris Interactive layoffs has proven to be inaccurate. We apologize to Harris Interactive and our viewers for this mistake. 2) Apple Computer’s acquisition of Topsy, the Twitter data cruncher and sorter, is no minor matter, and we have several additional reasons that help explain the deal. 3) Many MR executives are not looking to change jobs, but they are feeling unfulfilled, stressed about their productivity and challenged to maintain their leadership role. A longtime MR senior manager has ventured into a new career, as a Professional Leadership Coach to help many of the kinds of top notch research talent that he was surrounded by in his 20-year research career.
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