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EINHORN: Here's A Simple Plan For Apple To Create Hundreds Of Billions Of New Dollars For Shareholders (AAPL)

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In a press release that just came out, hedge funder David Einhorn told shareholders to vote AGAINST a proposal from Apple that would eliminate the company's ability to issue preferred stock that paid a dividend. In the letter he reveals that he's been talking to Apple about doing more unlock...
EINHORN: Here's A Simple Plan For Apple To Create Hundreds Of Billions Of New Dollars For Shareholders (AAPL)

Wall Street Waits For Mark Zuckerberg's Call

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All eyes will again focus on Facebook tomorrow, as the social giant gears up for its first earnings call. Yes, the expected attention will rest on the company’s admitted weaknesses: Facebook’s young advertising business faces stiff challenges, as consumers flock from desktop to mobile. Also looming is Facebook’s symbiotic relationship...
Wall Street Waits For Mark Zuckerberg's Call
Having created 200 LA tech jobs in 2012, Science raises another $30M
This Business School Prof Just Wrote a Blistering Takedown Of Groupon's New Accounting Methods (GRPN)

Judge Grants David Einhorn's Motion Against Apple

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David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital has won a court order preventing Apple from holding a proxy vote on a proposal that would stop the company from being allowed to issue preferred stock. Einhorn had sued Apple in a federal court in Manhattan arguing that its proxy statement violated SEC rules that...
Judge Grants David Einhorn's Motion Against Apple

BT planning to write off 2.6 percent stake in troubled OnLive

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BT thinks that it's "highly likely" it'll let its 2.6 percent stake in OnLive go to the wall. It told TechRadar that it was keeping a "close eye" on the gaming venture which is restructuring in the face of spiraling debt costs. The telecoms provider has promised that its...
BT planning to write off 2.6 percent stake in troubled OnLive
Microsoft, Barnes and Noble close partnership deal to create Nook Media spin-off

The 28 Most Valuable Brands In The World

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After an incredible increase in sales, Apple is once again the most valuable brand in the world.  Apple's brand value is $182 billion, an incredible 19 percent increase from last year, according to the list from BrandZ.  BrandZ and Millward Brown Optimor calculated value based on branded earnings and a...
The 28 Most Valuable Brands In The World

Apple Issues Statement About Returning Cash to Shareholders

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Apple has issued a press release reiterating its commitment to return some of its extremely large cash pile to shareholders, saying that Apple management and the Board of Directors are in "active discussions" about how to return cash to shareholders. This follows letter sent to Apple shareholders this morning by...
Apple Issues Statement About Returning Cash to Shareholders

Einhorn Protests Apple Proposal

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Greenlight Capital's Einhorn urged Apple shareholders to vote against a proposal to eliminate preferred stock from the company charter, which the hedge fund said restricts the board's ability to "unlock the value on Apple's balance sheet."...
Einhorn Protests Apple Proposal

Why Meg Whitman Is Glad To Be Out Of Politics (HPQ)

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Meg Whitman is a billionaire who loves politics. She doen't need a job, much less being CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a troubled, iconic Silicon Valley tech company. Anne Thompson of the Today Show asked Meg Whitman why she took on the CEO job at HP. "Because HP matters," Whitman said, adding that...
Why Meg Whitman Is Glad To Be Out Of Politics (HPQ)

AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

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AOL CFO Artie Minson got a promotion today, becoming the company's COO. In his new role he's overseeing three business divisions: Advertising, Content, and Mail. He's going to have to figure out to get the company growing. AOL is looking for a new CFO to fill his old slot. Here's...
AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

Startups and brand protection in the UK – What you need to know

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Following on from the recent article published here on The Next Web about protecting your brand in the U.S, we thought you may like to get the low down on how to protect your brand in the UK. Branding can be about slogans, logos, product or service names, business names...
Startups and brand protection in the UK – What you need to know

Who Would You Rather Trust: Bankers Or Regulators?

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Cross-posted from A simple model of banking regulation and, like, counter-regulation goes something like this: Regulators are conservative and dumb, and want to safeguard banks from bad risks even at the cost of preventing good risks, Bankers are aggressive and smart, and want to take lots of good risks...
Who Would You Rather Trust: Bankers Or Regulators?

The royalty squeeze: Spotify booked a $59m net loss in 2011 on $244m in revenue

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Subscription-based online music streaming and discovery giant Spotify is suffering mounting losses as it grows bigger and aggressively eyes new markets. That’s not necessarily news, nor should it be a surprise: the company’s public accounts have in the past already revealed that Spotify manages to rake in quite a lot...
The royalty squeeze: Spotify booked a $59m net loss in 2011 on $244m in revenue

David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Is Urging Investors To Vote 'NO' On An Apple Proposal To Eliminate Preferred Stock

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Hedge funder and Apple investor David Einhorn is out with an interesting press releas urging investors to vote 'NO' on a proposal from Apple to eliminate the company's ability to issue preferred stock. ---------------------------- GREENLIGHT CAPITAL URGES APPLE SHAREHOLDERS TO OPPOSE COMPANY'S PROPOSAL THAT WOULD IMPEDE APPLE'S ABILITY TO UNLOCK...
David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Is Urging Investors To Vote 'NO' On An Apple Proposal To Eliminate Preferred Stock

On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations

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In what may — or may not — turn out to be its final earnings report as a publicly held company, computing giant Dell just reported profits that beat the expectations of analysts. Dell reported earnings of 40 cents per share on sales of $14.3 billion, better than the consensus...
On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations

Facebook recovers nearly all losses brought on by false Instagram story

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Following the brouhaha concerning a supposedly massive decline in Instagram usership, Facebook’s stock recovered today, closing a mere half point down, having reached breakeven for the day shortly before. As QZ noted earlier, the story declaring that Instagram had lost perhaps a quarter of its active users cost Facebook 2.9%...
Facebook recovers nearly all losses brought on by false Instagram story

HP incurs $8 billion Q3 impairment charge, as it tries to limit damage from 27,000 job cuts

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As part of its ongoing restructuring plans, HP announced today that it has appointed Mike Nefkens to lead its Enterprise Services division, also appointing Jean-Jacques (JJ) Charhon as new COO of the division, telling investors that it will incur an $8 billion impairment charge in the third quarter of its fiscal year....
HP incurs $8 billion Q3 impairment charge, as it tries to limit damage from 27,000 job cuts

NVIDIA Q1 earnings: $77.9 million profit on $954 million in revenue

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NVIDIA's balance sheet may not look as appealing as it did just a quarter ago, but the company nonetheless managed to beat the consensus expectations and its stock is now climbing in after-hours trading. Profit for NVIDIA's fiscal Q1 2014 rang in at $77.9 million, which is a 55...
NVIDIA Q1 earnings: $77.9 million profit on $954 million in revenue

The Flow and The Balance

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No this is not a post about yoga, although I am really looking forward to my yoga class this morning. It's about the two concepts in finance that I think are most important for folks to understand. The Gotham Gal and I went out to dinner with our oldest child...
The Flow and The Balance

Sprint delays Galaxy S 4 in-store launch due to inventory issues, online and phone sales aren't affected

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After T-Mobile said yesterday that it won't be able to offer Samsung's Galaxy S 4 through its online store quite as soon as it expected, Sprint has today announced a similar delay. The carrier originally planned to have Sammy's latest flagship available through all retail channels this Saturday (April...
Sprint delays Galaxy S 4 in-store launch due to inventory issues, online and phone sales aren't affected

AMD cuts silicon wafer order by three quarters, gets a nasty fine

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If you're in need of a concrete example of how the chip-making industry is trickier than ever, and how it rewards scale at the expense of flexibility, then please, look no further. AMD has just significantly reduced its order for silicon wafers from its old mate Globalfoundries, in an...
AMD cuts silicon wafer order by three quarters, gets a nasty fine

Here's The Chart That Romney Should Bludgeon Obama With

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Barack Obama has made several big mistakes in his Presidency, but the biggest one is arguably this: He didn't manage the country's expectations well enough on the economy, especially with respect to unemployment. On the contrary: When it comes to jobs, Obama overpromised and underdelivered. And Mitt Romney has every...
Here's The Chart That Romney Should Bludgeon Obama With

Short Term Thinking vs Long Term Thinking

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One of the mistakes I often see in business is short term thinking vs long term thinking. It struck me over the weekend when I saw this tweet:   Last quarter, Samsung's net profit from its mobile division alone exceeded Google's total profit from all operations (including adwords). — dustin...
Short Term Thinking vs Long Term Thinking

Credit Sesame Adds Social Comparison Tools, Lets You See How Your Debt Compares With People Like You

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Credit Sesame, the personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum), which provides free credit scores and other information aimed at helping consumers get out of debt, is today launching a new feature which will allow users to compare their financial situation to their peers and the market in order to...
Credit Sesame Adds Social Comparison Tools, Lets You See How Your Debt Compares With People Like You
Context Is King: OneReceipt’s Chrome Extension Sheds More Light On Your Bank Statements

A fighting chance: News Corp's news and books are profitable as co. starts anew

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On the eve of Christmas, News Corp has finally revealed details about how the company will look after it cuts away its hyper-profitable entertainment business and requires its publishing operations to walk on their own. Here’s a look at some of the financial figures that will determine whether the reborn...
A fighting chance: News Corp's news and books are profitable as co. starts anew

Troubled Nokia considers sale of its Espoo HQ in Finland to cut down on costs

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Beleaguered mobile phone maker Nokia has plans to sell its headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company’s chief financial officer and EVP, Timo Ihamuotila, revealed to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat that Nokia has been exploring the sale of company-owned real estate to make its balance sheet look better. Those plans include...
Troubled Nokia considers sale of its Espoo HQ in Finland to cut down on costs

Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

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In its first ever earnings report as a publicly-traded company, Yelp said it earned $27.6 million in revenue up 59 percent from the $16.5 million it made in the same time a year ago. It lost $9.8 million, more than triple the $2.7 million it lost in the same time...
Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples
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