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In The Streaming Showdown Between Amazon And Netflix, Which Is The Better Long Term Play?

Source: Business Balla | May 6 2014, 2:06pm CDT | by Forbes

It’s almost poetic that Tony Soprano is in Jeff Bezos’ corner. Not because the two men share similar senses of...
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Former Apple CEO John Sculley: We Need To Embrace Failure As A Way To Learn (AAPL)

Oct 20 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: Business Insider

John Sculley, formerly CEO of Apple, recently visited our office to do a Q&A.  Below is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. We talk about what really happened at Apple with Steve Jobs in the 80s, what it's like to be fired, and why entrepreneurs should buy his new book.  Business Insider: So let’s just start at the most famous moment. You’re known probably best for firing Steve Jobs, right? What was the thinking there? Is that something ...
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At Amazon, It’s All About Cash Flow

Oct 20 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

In a few days, Amazon will report its quarterly earnings. If recent quarters are any indication, there will be a lot of worried talk before and after the announcement about the company’s minuscule or perhaps even negative profits. If its stock price continues to slide downward, the story will probably be that investors are losing patience with Amazon’s persistently low profit margins. Maybe that’ ...
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When Start-ups Should (and Shouldn’t) Partner with Industry Leaders

Oct 9 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

The hard work and dedication you’ve devoted to your startup has finally paid off; your industry’s largest incumbent has invited you to join it as a partner and key supplier. Should you accept? On the surface, the decision may seem straightforward, but before you sign on and cash in, there are risks to consider. A high-profile test case is unfolding before us in the space race between Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Their opposing tacks present an opportunit ...
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GOLDMAN: Here Are The 40 Cheapest Stocks In The Market

Oct 6 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

The S&P 500 has gained 7% so far this year. Despite what has been a 200% rally in the market since early 2009, Goldman Sachs' David Kostin believes the S&P still has the ability to go from 1,960 today to 2,050 by the end of the year. From there, Kostin sees it going to 2,200 by the end of 2016. While further gains in the market are likely to be modest, some stocks are certainly going to outperform others. Kostin's new quarterly chartbook includes a list of 40 ...
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The Media Equation: The Washington Post Regains Its Place at the Table

Oct 5 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: NewYorkTimes-Business Day

Jeff Bezos’s willingness to finance hiring new employees — over 100 so far this year — has created an atmosphere of confidence and financial stability supported by strong jour ...
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Amazon begins slow roll out of new Fire OS 4 update to its 3rd gen Kindle Fire tablets

Oct 4 2014 7:14pm CDT | Source: BetaNews

Amazon just recently announced the launch of new Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle readers. The new tablets will come with version 4 of Fire OS, known as "Sangria" already installed, but it seems last years models will also be shown some love. Those who turned on their devices today found a surprise -- a letter from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos overlaying the home screen. The announcement is f ...
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Seeking A Controller For Business Insider

Oct 2 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Business Insider

We're looking for a Controller to support our executive team with financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and analysis. You will manage a small team (currently one person) and will be expected to streamline finance operations to ensure sustained growth, including helping to set up our international operations. This is a new position at the company and we're looking for someone with strong initiative and can- ...
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Forget Taxis. Get Ready To Hail A Drone

Sep 30 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

If you're comfortable with wagers, now could be the time to bet on the biggest transformation in how humans move around since we retired the horse from daily duty. Two major technological developments are converging: self-driving cars and semi-autonomous drones. Self-driving cars have enjoyed a more robust public rollout, thanks to Google and its appetite for investing in the future. In just a few short years, the search giant ...
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