NY Times reports that Google Plus’ raison d’être isn’t as a social media rival to Facebook; 2 analytic companies sacked by Facebook; Coke introduces adult soft drink (“Finley”); Miller rolling out high-alcohol lager (“Miller Fortune”); Purchased’s Walter Carl discusses mobile MR possibilities (RBDR–2/17/2014)

Sponsored by Nuance, offering multi-language verbatim coding services to help companies quantify the meaning of open-ended answers. Nuance, a Decision Analyst Company.

Today: 1) The New York Times explains the real value of Google Plus to Google, and it has very little to do with creating a social media competitor to Facebook and very much to do with Google revenues. 2) Facebook fired two analytic partners for reportedly violating two of its consumer data protection rules. 3) Coca-Cola Company and Miller Coors have not discussed the research they did to create two major brand, but here comes Coke’s adult soft drink, “Finley,” in France and Miller Coors’ “Miller Fortune” high-alcohol lager. 4) Purchased CEO Walter Carl offers several mobile research ideas that have not been openly discussed.

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