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Alibaba's Underbelly

Sep 17 2014 8:33am CDT

Like most tech IPOs, all of the initial news about Alibaba is like Times Square. All the bright lights are on all the time. It's hard to see the truth amidst all of the glare from the hype. As one of the biggest IPOs ever, the ...
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Jack Ma

On Alibaba, being an American business is a plus

Sep 17 2014 6:57am CDT

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has touted the e-commerce giant as a path for U.S. companies to access the consumer market in China. Small business owners share their experiences on Aliba ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC  


Digging For Interactive Entertainment With Minecraft

Sep 17 2014 9:07am CDT

By James McQuivey Yestrerday Microsoft announced it would acquire Mojang along with its massive Minecraft gaming franchise for $2.5 billion. By now we've all seen the coverage, including the gratuitous interviews with middle schoolers about whether Microsoft is "cool" enough to own M ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time  


Adrian Peterson Has A Quietly Terrible Contract, And Cutting Him Would Save The Vikings A Ton Of Money

Sep 17 2014 8:25am CDT

The Minnesota Vikings reversed course and decided to ban Adrian Peterson from the team until his legal issues are resolved on Wednesday. The Vikings put him on the exempt/commissioner's permission list — which will keep him under contract while barring him from team activities. It ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  


REPORT: Apple's Next Major Product Unveiling Is Coming Next Month (AAPL)

Sep 17 2014 9:02am CDT

Apple just introduced its new iPhones and first smartwatch, but it might have even more new products to unveil. The company is reportedly planning an event for the second half of October where it will unveil a few more gadgets, according to Apple I ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider  

Hedge Funds

Mark Hulbert: Individual investors 1, hedge funds 0

Sep 17 2014 5:00am CDT

Being denied access to the funds for the wealthy, it turns out, is a good thing, write ...
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Venture capital

Peter Thiel on Twitter, Google, Uber and gay CEOs

Sep 17 2014 8:20am CDT

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken, and on Wednesday he did not disappoint, going after Twitter, ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC  


Summer breeze: Greenbrier reports $1.3B in railcar orders since June

Sep 17 2014 9:09am CDT

The Greenbrier Cos. have reported another round of massive railcar orders. The latest agreements for the Lake Oswego company (NYSE: GBX) calls for 15,000 railcars, at the cost of $1.37 billion. The orders call for an array of deliveries, including ...
Source: Business Journal of Portland   Full article at: Business Journal of Portland  


Toronto stock market set to open little changed; markets await Fed announcement

Sep 17 2014 7:26am CDT

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market looked set to open flat on Wednesday, as traders wait for news from the U.S. Federal Reserve to see if there are any plans to raise interest rates before the middle of next year. The Canadian dollar was up 0.01 of a ...
Source: Canadian Business Online   Full article at: Canadian Business Online  


Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks August 29th To September 5th And Year-To-Date

Sep 6 2014 12:57pm CDT

The highest performing cloud computing stocks year-to-date when measured by share price gains are Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 83.69% or $11.24 per share since its IPO earlier this year, NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) up 56.78%, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) up 41.37%, F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) up 36.15%, ...
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GoDaddy "sticks it" to old advertising trend with new commercials

Sep 15 2014 2:23pm CDT

GoDaddy is continuing to showcase how its products help small business customers, including portraying women that are not scantily clad, as the Scottsdale-based company launched its 2014 advertising campaign today. The two new commercials rely on humor, instead of the risque, ...
Source: Business Journal of Phoenix   Full article at: Business Journal of Phoenix  


NBC flattens its competition with the return of pro football

Sep 9 2014 3:41pm CDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. – NBC is certainly ready for some football, given how the NFL’s return enabled the network to flatten its competition last week. The Nielsen company said NFL games on Thursday and Sunday each drew more than 20 million viewers — and the most a non-football rel ...
Source: Canadian Business Online   Full article at: Canadian Business Online  


Meet GoPro's Newest Enemy: HTC

Sep 16 2014 6:00pm CDT

HTC will reportedly unveil a new action camera next month. What could this revelation mean for Wall Street darling Go ...
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You Need a Community, Not a Network

Sep 15 2014 11:00am CDT

The internet is great for spreading information and rallying crowds, but you can’t mobilize people to collaborate and create something of lasting value simply by connecting them via the web. To get serious results from a network, you need commitment and a continuity of relations ...
Source: Harvard Business Review   Full article at: Harvard Business Review  


British retail chain details plan to conquer America

Sep 8 2014 8:55am CDT

Major UK clothing retailer, Primark, has said it will open 10 stores in the US by 2016. The Financial Times ...
Source: CNBC   Full article at: CNBC  

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