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CHART OF THE DAY: Yahoo's Struggle To Find Real Growth (YHOO)

Oct 22 2014 3:11pm CDT

Yahoo reported earnings yesterday. For the most part, they were a pleasant surprise. It beat expectations on the top and the bottom line.  Embattled CEO Marissa Mayer laid out a strong defense of her tenure as CEO. She said Yahoo has top tax l ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  

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, ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  


HP's Meg Whitman reveals thinking after split announcement

Oct 22 2014 6:03pm CDT

Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Meg Whitman said the company's forthcoming split will position it to make more investments in research, development, mergers and acquisitions. Whitman shared long-term strategy details in an interview with CRN saying that the breakup allow the business side of HP t ...
Source: The Business Review - Albany   Full article at: The Business Review - Albany  


Rare Apple computer's 135,651% price hike

Oct 22 2014 6:19pm CDT

A rare example of Apple's first pre-assembled computer sold at the auction block for $905,0 ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC  

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 inves ...
Source: Business Journal of Portland   Full article at: Business Journal of Portland  

Hedge Funds

Capitol Report: Why stock ratings matter, and how hedge funds benefit

Oct 22 2014 1:43pm CDT

Sell-side analysts get their share of flack for being notoriously over-optimistic about the companies they follow. But don’t kid yourself, their updates and downgrades do move stocks. ...
Source: MarketWatch   Full article at: MarketWatch  

Venture capital

Too much risk in Silicon Valley, says VC Gurley

Oct 22 2014 5:26pm CDT

There's so much capital being poured into some tech start-ups that they're just burning cash, says vent ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC  


UPS to raise rates in 2015

Oct 22 2014 5:41pm CDT

United Parcel Service will raise rates for 2015 an average 4.9 percent for Ground, Air, International, UPS Freight, and UPS air freight service within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The new rates begin Dec. 29. The company r ...
Source: The Business Review - Albany   Full article at: The Business Review - Albany  


Biogen Idec misses Street sales projections; reports death of patient who took its drug

Oct 22 2014 4:51pm CDT

Sales of a Biogen Idec blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug fell 1.6 percent short of consensus Wall Street projections. That, combined with confirmation of a serious brain infection in a patient taking the drug, sent shares down nearly 11 percent ...
Source: Triangle Business Journal   Full article at: Triangle Business Journal  


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 23.54%, an ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  


Holland entertaining offers for

Oct 21 2014 6:48am CDT

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


Cincinnati Bell elects new director

Oct 22 2014 11:42am CDT

Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) has elected a ninth member of its board of directors. John Eck was named as a director of Cincinnati Bell effective Oct. 20. Eck is the chief operations officer and executive vice president of operations and technology at Univision Communications. Prior to ...
Source: Cincinnati Business Courier   Full article at: Cincinnati Business Courier  


Machine Learning: GoPro Cameras Face Simpler Competition

Oct 22 2014 3:05pm CDT

If you just want a portable, easy-to-operate still and video camera, it’s worth taking a look at some alternatives now on th ...
Source: NewYorkTimes-Business Day   Full article at: NewYorkTimes-Business Day  


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 ...
Source: Business Journal of Portland   Full article at: Business Journal of Portland  


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, I ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  

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