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Conan O'Brien: How I would run Microsoft

Conan O'Brien as Microsoft CEO? Though Satya Nadella beat him out for the job, the late-night comedian is convinced he could bring the company back to greatness.

In a LinkedIn post on Tuesday, O'Brien, who is now one of the site's top influencers, said he could turn Microsoft back into "an industry titan like Wang or Commodore" through three simple steps: 1. Zune 2. More Zune 3. Even More Zune.

Coco also outlined other plans: A marketing campaign that would convince everyone in America to "Bing their symptoms" after a weekend trip to … Read more

Nananana...Classic 'Batman' TV series box set to be released

Riddle me this, Batman. If you wanted to excite fans about your box set release of your hit TV show from the 1960s, who would you ask to break the news? Oh right, Conan O'Brien!

The late night talk show host and comedian tweeted on January 15 to his 9.7 million followers the geekatstic news along with an impressive photo of himself posing with the classic BatmobileRead more

Conan's Google Glass helper: With you to the bitter end

We all need guidance.

There are too many pressures on us and we often fail to find our way.

Conan O'Brien understands this. It's just one of the reasons that he's such an average LinkedIn influencer.

So he's decided to guide Google Glass wearers by introducing the Google Glass Helper.

This isn't just the voice in your ear. It's the face in your eye.

The minute you say: "OK Glass. Help" the Helper is there to make your life more complete.

If you're hungry, he recommends restaurants. If you're having … Read more

Conan besieged by YouTube commenters in audience

Imagine if people spoke in real life the way they would in a YouTube comment. A comedy bit from Conan O'Brien does just that.

On his late-night talk show on Wednesday, Conan was talking about Google's decision to ban anonymous YouTube comments, forcing people to use their real screen names. Many YouTube users have given the overall comment cleanup a thumb's down. But Conan voiced his support for requiring real names, complaining that the anonymous comments are "usually awful things that no one would have the guts to say in person."

After revealing that his … Read more

Conan fails to become No. 1 on LinkedIn, resorts to begging

The trouble with the famous is that they think everyone loves them.

They believe that wherever they are, they will be the most popular person in the room. Even if that room is a courtroom.

Former network talk show host Conan O'Brien is beginning to understand that, while he may be popular in frivolous environs, being taken seriously as a business guru is much harder.

Should you have merely been going about your own business recently, you might not know that O'Brien decided that he needed to scale the highest heights of LinkedIn.

He sniffed that Bill Gates was a failureRead more

Conan: Bill Gates a total failure, I am LinkedIn's Gladwell

Conan O'Brien has always had aspirations beyond comedy. He's a tad power-mad, it seems to me.

However, after his ignominious exit from NBC and his descent onto cable, he must have felt that his corporate brand had been tarnished and his power-base resembled the Colosseum in Rome.

He decided to take the first steps toward rehabilitation by joining LinkedIn.

The minute he launched his profile, he promised he would "conquer" the site. Like many a Roman in times gone by, he has now commenced his assault. He has become a LinkedIn influencer.

You must have read … Read more

Apple admits Conan has a special iPhone

Special editions are just that -- special.

Which means you can't have one, but Conan O'Brien can. Because Conan has connections, while you merely have conniptions.

Conan, though, is a modest sort. He didn't want you to know. Until, that is, a pesky viewer with the handle "4893McLovin" insisted that he merely had some sort of awful, black plastic-backed iPhone 3G or 3GS.

McLovin's evidence was based on Conan's recent exposition of what happens when you download iOS 7.

This overt criticism, this bald-faced accusation of inaccuracy, forced Conan to reveal parts of Apple's iOS 7 keynoteRead more

Conan's new LinkedIn profile needs work

Conan O'Brien needs to be loved.

On Twitter, on YouTube, the love is there. Conan is known to bask in it all.

So it's understandable that he suddenly realized there was one social network where he didn't exist: LinkedIn.

It can be no surprise that he's decided to rectify this woe. He's created a LinkedIn profile in order to, in his words, "conquer" the site.

The conquering might take a little time, however, as Conan's profile is full of dubious details.… Read more

'You want gold iPhone? I get you gold iPhone,' says Conan's Raffi

Can't find the golden iPhone? Don't worry. Raffi can get you a deal, at least if you're willing to go along with a sketch aired Wednesday night on Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show.

Fans of Coco first met iPhone salesman Raffi Jaharian a couple of weeks ago after Apple launched its two new iPhones. Sporting gold chains and gold rings and touting gold as "best, best, best," Raffi claimed that he was the man behind the gold iPhone.

In the latest sketch, Raffi is back and is now offering deals to iPhone customers eager to buy the hot-selling golden version. … Read more

Louis C.K.: Why I won't let my kids have cell phones

"You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something."

This, as famed psychologist Louis C.K. explained to Conan O'Brien, is one of the reasons he doesn't want his girls to have cell phones.

Cell phones, he believes, are taking away "the ability to just sit there."

Underneath everything, you see, there's the knowledge that it's all for nothing and you're alone. Cell phones try to make you pretend that you can be in contact with someone all the time.… Read more