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Editor's Blog
Susan Sutton, Editor-in-Chief, Integrated Media, discusses topics ranging from pressing industry issues and news to more general information regarding the economy, the housing crunch and more. Site visitors are encouraged to post comments, start a discussion and help build dialogue.

Survey Says!
Kelsey Seidler, Managing Editor, shares results from our weekly CI CyberNews reader polls.

Constantly Connected

Last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll asked readers if they ever consciously unplug and turn off their phones or leave them at home. 

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Interviewing Job Candidates

During the hiring process, an in-person interview is usually a required step. However, some researchers say snap judgments and gut feelings can cause problems for the interviewer. Is a face-to-face interview the best way to determine whether a candidate is a good fit for a job opening? We asked readers of last week's CI CyberNews for their thoughts.

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Patent Accessibility

In last week's CI CyberNews, we asked readers if they think Tesla's idea of providing patents to other automakers free of charge makes sense.

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Using Personal Smartphones for Business

We asked readers of last week's CI CyberNews whether they use their personal smartphones or other devices for business purposes.

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Minimum Wage Differences

Last week's CI CyberNews poll asked about the minimum wage in different parts of the country. 

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Net Neutrality Concerns

The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to move forward with so-called "fast lanes," whereby service providers like Netflix pay a company like Verizon or Comcast to make sure the data downloads quickly. Last week'S CI CyberNews CyberPoll asked our readers whether this move is a good idea.

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Prioritizing STEM Education

Should U.S. schools do more to increase kids' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects?

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2014 FIFA World Cup

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they will watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup next month.

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Internet-Connected Devices

How many Internet-connected devices do you currently own, both for work and personal use?

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New Organizational Structures

In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if Zappos' new organizational approach, in which traditional management roles will be eliminated and self-governance will be a primary focus, will be a successful one. What do you think?

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