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How to Know If Your Company Was Hurt by the Facebook Breach

If your company has a Facebook page, then your company may have been hacked.

But even if the company doesn't do Facebook, there still may be a problem. That's because as many as 50 million Facebook users were recently compromised, and that includes employees everywhere.

So it's probably time to send out a company-wide memo. Subject line: Stay Off Facebook at Work, Except for Now.

The popularity of Netflix, globally, is unrivaled. When it comes to subscription-based streaming services, Netflix has achieved Pinky and the Brain levels of global domination (though notably you need Hulu to watch that epic cartoon).

But Netflix didn't deploy trickeration nor hairbrained plots developed in a laboratory by mice bent on world domination. Rather, it was just solid international business tactics that led the company into 190 different countries in only 8 years. A recent Harvard Business Review profile explained how, and you can read some of the key takeaways below.

Domo President Leaving for InsideSales

Chris Harrington is going to InsideSales to become its chief operating officer.

That would be news alone, but it's more newsworthy because Harrington quit Domo less than three months after the company went public. Whatever his reason, Harrington won't go far because both companies are virtually neighbors.

Still, Harrington's departure doesn't look good for Domo. But it also shows there's serious business going on in Utah.

Brick-And-Mortar Making a Comeback?

The prophets called 2017 the year of the Retail Apocalypse, the end of brick-and-mortar stores as we know them.

And it happened, just like they said. More than 6,700 stores closed across the United States, surpassing the worst meltdown for storefronts since the Great Recession a decade earlier.

Many blamed the ascendancy of internet retailers like Amazon for taking all the business. Who would have guessed that physical stores could soon make a comeback -- and from the least likely source?

Death of the Beetle: What to Do When a Company Loses an Icon

The rumors of the Volkswagen Beetle's death are not exaggerated.

Perhaps it's more disturbing that Volkswagen itself is killing the beloved bug. Once the world's best-selling car, next year the Beetle will be no more.

In the eulogy to follow, there has to be some lesson for in-house counsel. After all, somebody has to help the company get through it.

Ripple GC Leaves, Big Case Settles

General counsel come and go, but sometimes it's awkward.

It was about that time for Brynly Llyr, general counsel for a leading cryptocurrency company. Ripple said her departure was a mutual decision.

But industry observers said it was "an awkward time" because the company is embroiled in major class-action cases. It also may have something to do with a settlement in another case against Ripple.

Musk Smokes Weed on Podcast, Revisits Tesla Policy on Drugs

What's a CEO to do when investigators, insiders, and others are calling for his head on a platter?

Smoke a joint, right? Wrong. Sometimes, general counsel just have to tell the boss no.

Using marijuana on personal time is a person's prerogative, but not if your name is Elon Musk. For everybody else, there's good news and bad news.

Theranos Is Finally Shutting Down

The latest news in the Theranos saga is not good news for the remaining shareholders, nor the outstanding creditors.

In short, the company is finally winding down, with nearly all remaining employees being laid off at the end of last month. And with more debt than assets and cash, it looks like shareholders won't be getting anything back. The company is reportedly down to $5 million in cash, which isn't nearly enough to cover its debts.

It was recently reported that the CEO for CBS, Leslie Moonves, has hired a high profile attorney to protect him from the investigation of his alleged sexual misconduct against six women who spoke to a reporter from the New Yorker.

If you haven't heard the news, CBS, which has largely avoided any #MeToo fallout, recently was rocked by allegations that the CEO attempted to force himself upon, and even going so far as to kiss, subordinates during meetings, and faced no consequences. And though some of these allegations took place many years ago, in the court of public opinion, and when it comes to business, it doesn't matter. On news of the report, CBS's stock price fell, and still hasn't recovered.

Zoox Cans Co-Founder in Sudden Shake-Up

Tim Kentley-Klay was on a fast track in the self-driving car business.

He co-founded Zoox in 2014, and today the startup is valued at $3.2 billion. The company is going places, especially after raising another half-billion in July.

Not bad for a 43-year-old who had no prior experience in the car business or artificial intelligence. Of course, the board fired him.