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Jack Ma

Many Alibaba shareholders remain shadowy, even as IPO approaches

Jul 21 2014 2:27pm CDT

Alibaba's approaching initial public offering will likely be immensely profitable for the 70 percent of its shareholders whose identity the company has disclosed — shareholders like Yahoo Inc. or executives like Chairman Jack Ma. Little is known about the o ...
Source: San Jose Business Journal   Full article at: San Jose Business Journal  


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Deemed Best Tablet Display On The Market By Researchers

Jul 30 2014 9:48am CDT

Microsoft's Surface hybrid tablet line-up may have been met initially with a lukewarm reception on the company's first effort out of the gate, costing them a cool $900 million once upon a time, but there is little question that Redmond has b ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  


One Of Marissa Mayer's Biggest Defenders Has Turned On Her (YHOO)

Jul 30 2014 9:33am CDT

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has lost one of her biggest defenders.  Eric Jackson, founder and managing partner of hedge fund Ironfire Capital, has a blistering post at Forbes ripping Mayer and her run as CEO.  "I think many large Yahoo shareholders are frustrated with her performance a ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  


Portland apparel salvage specialists provide cover for branding mainstay

Jul 30 2014 9:36am CDT

Portland’s Looptworks has landed a very notable partner for its upcycled goods. Looptworks, which makes clothing and other items out of excess fabrics, will provide sleeves for iPad Air and iPad Mini devices. The sleeves are made from “100 percent chrome-free v egetable tanned leather that ...
Source: Business Journal of Portland   Full article at: Business Journal of Portland  

Crowd funding

What Potato Salad Teaches Us About Crowdfunding - A Thriving Kickstarter For Potato Salad Holds 2 Big Lessons For Business Owners

Jul 17 2014 2:18pm CDT

When someone says “danger,” the first thing I think about is usually not potato salad. But that may change.  A Kickstarter member known as Zach “Danger” Brown started a campaign with the stated goal of “Basically I'm just making potato salad.  I haven't decide ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  

Hedge Funds

Steven Cohen's Still Got It

Jul 30 2014 9:43am CDT

The SEC can't keep Steven A. Cohen down. Despite insider trading charges, a $1.2 billion penalty, and the closing of SAC Capital, Cohen's new fund is up 9% this year, Bloomberg reported.  Compared to Cohen's Point72 Asset Management, other hedge funds averaged a 2.5% return thi ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  

Venture capital

7 Bizarre Job Interviews You'll Be Glad You Weren't Involved In

Jul 30 2014 8:28am CDT

The internet is full of good advice for what you should and should not do during a job interview. For instance, experts recommend that candidates present a unique personality trait to make themselves stand out, while avoiding the use of excuses when describing their p ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  


Update: Global Payments Earnings, Revenues And FY2015 Guidance Beat Expectations

Jul 30 2014 9:42am CDT

ByMartin Vlcek:Global Payments, Inc. (NYSE:GPN) reported solid earnings for the final quarter of fiscal 2014 ended May 31, 2014 (SEC filing, conference call). Fiscal fourth quarter revenues grew 9% Y/Y to $674.0M. Cash diluted EPS grew 11% to $1.09. GAAP diluted EPS reached $0.72, up ...
Source: SeekingAlpha   Full article at: SeekingAlpha  


Update: Google's New Project Seeks To Establish The Picture Of A Healthy Human

Jul 30 2014 9:40am CDT

By BB Research:Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) has begun its newest project what might be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever, reports The Wall Street Journal. The project, known as Baseline Study, seeks to create the fullest picture of what a healthy human ...
Source: SeekingAlpha   Full article at: SeekingAlpha  


Mid-Market in San Francisco to get a caffeine injection

Jul 21 2014 8:52am CDT

The scruffy Mid-Market area in San Francisco, which the city has long had hopes of livening up, will get two new shops selling something that does, indeed, make people livelier -- caffeine. As the Chronicle reports, a chai tea cafe will open at 1019 Market St., in a renovated building whe ...
Source: San Francisco Business Times   Full article at: San Francisco Business Times  


Another poll shows tight Arizona governor’s race between Doug Ducey, Christine Jones

Jul 29 2014 6:06pm CDT

Another poll shows Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey and former GoDaddy general counsel Christine Jones running neck and neck atop the Republican primary field for Arizona governor. The telephone survey conducted for the Arizona Free Enterprise Club shows Ducey — the former CEO ...
Source: Business Journal of Phoenix   Full article at: Business Journal of Phoenix  


CBS shifts schedule to boost ratings for ‘Extant,’ which will now run after ‘Criminal Minds’

Jul 29 2014 3:38pm CDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. – “Extant” is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run. Starting Wednesday, CBS is moving the drama starring Halle Berry back an hour, to 10 p.m. EDT, so that it follows “Criminal Minds.” The hope is that ...
Source: Canadian Business Online   Full article at: Canadian Business Online  


Ferrari And Maserati Are Bright Spots In Fiat's Disappointing Earnings

Jul 30 2014 9:00am CDT

Fiat reported second-quarter earnings today, and they disappointed. A drop in year-over-year profits was chalked up to business issues in North and South America. There were two notable bright spots, however: Ferrari and Maserati, Bloomberg reported. ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  


DealBook: AstraZeneca to Pay Up to $2.1 Billion For Respiratory Drugs

Jul 30 2014 4:23am CDT

The British pharmaceutical company said it will pay $875 million to the Spanish drug maker Almirall and up to $1.22 billion more for various development and sal ...
Source: NewYorkTimes-Business Day   Full article at: NewYorkTimes-Business Day  


Primark pulls controversial shop display after criticism of mannequin with protruding ribs

Jul 28 2014 12:30pm CDT

PRIMARK has agreed to change its window display after a picture posted online of a mannequin with protruding ribs sparked widesp ...
Source: Daily Express   Full article at: Daily Express  

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