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Jack Ma

IBM Should Take A Strategy Lesson From Alibaba

Oct 21 2014 4:43pm CDT

For years, IBM’s leaders didn’t take strategy lessons. They gave lessons, as the company’s strategy served as an example for others to follow. But with sales stagnating lately, it may be time for company leaders to get a strategy lesson -- from an unlikely candidate: Jack Ma, foun ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  
 
 
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Microsoft

Ballmer defends Nadella, says 'he allowed good karma to happen'

Oct 21 2014 4:55pm CDT

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer defended CEO Satya Nadella in an interview with CBS This Morning Tuesday. "When you're the CEO of a big company, you have to be thinking about sort of seven dimensions of everything you say," Ballmer said in the CBS interv ...
Source: Seattle Business Journal   Full article at: Seattle Business Journal  
 
 
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Yahoo

Biz Break: Apple nears record stock highs as sales surge, settles GT Advanced beef

Oct 21 2014 5:40pm CDT

Today: Apple's record quarterly revenues and projections for a huge holiday season push stock near new highs. Also: Yahoo, VMware and Intu ...
Source: Mercury News   Full article at: Mercury News  
 
 
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Apple

GT Advanced, Apple in Deal for 'Amicable' Split-Up

Oct 21 2014 5:41pm CDT

GT Advanced Technologies has signed a pact with Apple Inc. for an “amicable parting of the ways,” Luc Despins, attorney for the bankrupt supplier to the technology gia ...
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Crowd funding

Commercial real estate crowd funder grabs $100K in Bend

Oct 21 2014 12:39pm CDT

Fresh off an $800,000 round of seed funding announced in September, Portland-based commercial real estate crowd funding platform CrowdStreet nabbed another $100,000 at the Bend Venture Conference on Friday. The infusion comes from Bend-based investment firm Seven Peaks Ven ...
Source: Business Journal of Portland   Full article at: Business Journal of Portland  
 
 
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Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds Were Caught On The Wrong Side Of Two Big Trades Last Week (DIA, SPY, QQQ, IWM, TLT)

Oct 21 2014 11:15am CDT

Stocks are rallying again on Tuesday, rebounding sharply after a couple of shaky weeks to start October.  And while the move in stock indexes grab the most headlines, most of the big action over the last few weeks has happened in the bond and currency ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  
 
 
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Venture capital

Virtual university Minerva Project gets $70 million, aims to rival the Ivy League

Oct 21 2014 4:40pm CDT

The Minerva Project, the tech-driven higher education startup that aims to take on the Ivy League, has launched its first class of students and raised the first tranche of what it says will be a $70 million round of Chinese-led venture capital investment to expand its nascent offerin ...
Source: San Francisco Business Times   Full article at: San Francisco Business Times  
 
 
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NYSE

Martha Stewart's American Made winners include three NY entrepreneurs

Oct 21 2014 6:17pm CDT

Three New York-area companies were among the 10 winners of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.'s American Made program, honoring standout entrepreneurs in the handcraft industry. New York-based Martha Stewart Living(NYSE: MSO) said the program, in its third year, "cele ...
Source: Albany Business Journal   Full article at: Albany Business Journal  
 
 
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NASDAQ

Michigan governor signs law Tesla says bans direct sales model

Oct 21 2014 5:41pm CDT

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law Tuesday tightening a ban on direct sales of news cars, the latest in what Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) says are similar rules in states its says are protecting old fashioned auto dealers from the expanding electric automobile maker. ...
Source: San Francisco Business Times   Full article at: San Francisco Business Times  
 
 
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Zendesk

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks October 6th To October 10th And Year -To-Date

Oct 12 2014 8:54am CDT

The highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date when measured by share price gains are Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 52.79%, NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) up 41.64%, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) up 33.42%, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) up 25.68%, Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) up ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  
 
 
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GoDaddy

Holland entertaining offers for Populr.me

Oct 21 2014 6:48am CDT

Serial entrepreneur Nicholas Holland is in the early stages of talks to possibly sell his Populr.me startup. Venture Nashville Connections reports that Holland, who also founded Centresource, is currently under a nondisclosure agreement "with a ...
Source: Nashville Business Journal   Full article at: Nashville Business Journal  
 
 
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Univision

Prolific Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies At 82

Oct 20 2014 8:52pm CDT

Image by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Oscar de la Renta, the prolific American designer, has died, ABC News and Univision have confirmed. He was 82-years-old. De la Renta had appointed Peter Copping as Creative Director of his eponymous brand just last ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  
 
 
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GoPro

How To Choose Investments For Your Retirement Account

Oct 21 2014 9:04am CDT

Contributing to your retirement account is admirable, necessary, and a basic tenet of responsible personal finance. First, however, you have to open one. Opening a retirement account is a little more complicated than opening a checking or savings account, because a retirement account is invested — ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  
 
 
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AstraZeneca

Healthtech: Providence Cancer spinoff gets anti-tumor technology into clinical trial

Oct 20 2014 3:09pm CDT

AgonOx, a Providence Cancer Center spinoff, has hit a new milestone, with a new cancer therapy clinical trial getting under way. AgonOx's OX40 platform is being used in MedImmune's Phase 1 trial. AgonOx is developing a pipeline of novel immunotherapy drugs targeting key regulat ...
Source: Business Journal of Portland   Full article at: Business Journal of Portland  
 
 
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Primark

Why Sears Undermines Its Own Positioning By Leasing To Primark

Oct 21 2014 6:22am CDT

bYesterday’s announcement that Primark will lease about 520,000 square feet in seven locations from Sears Holding is of great concern to me. The Sears properties they are going into are in prime locations in the Northeastern part of the United States. In my May 21, 2014 blog post, ...
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