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coquito

coquito  n.— «There was, instead, an opening-day scoop of a Caribbean gelato known as Delicioso Coco Helado, or in English, Delicious Coconut Ice Cream. With little advertising, the carts selling the ice cream, commonly called “coquito,”...

comp-store sale

comp-store sale  n.— «“If you shrink portion sizes, you kind of have to reduce prices,” said John Glass, an analyst at CIBC World Markets. “A lower check drags down comp-store sales. What you hope is, you offset the check with higher...

janteloven

janteloven  n.— «He thinks that Danish culture’s focus on the concept of “janteloven,” which holds that no person is better than another, may make companies more open to ideas from their users. The Danish company Lego is famous for tapping...

calendar

calendar  v.— «Ms. de Bourbon also noted that the city already requires the Buildings Department to hold permits for 40 days for “calendared” properties—those currently under landmarks consideration—so the commission has a chance to...

HIT

HIT  n.— «Mr. Bezos figured that what had been useful to Amazon would be valuable to other businesses, too. The company opened Mechanical Turk as a public site in November 2005. Today, there are more than 100,000 “Turk Workers” in more...

crowdsourcing

crowdsourcing  n.— «Mechanical Turk’s customers are corporations. By contrast, ChaCha.com, a start-up in Carmel, Ind., uses artificial artificial intelligence—sometimes also called crowdsourcing—to help individual computer users find...

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