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Microsoft co-founder has a role in male stripper movie ‘Magic Mike’ … in the soundtrack

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Paul Allen’s magical life continues. The Microsoft co-founder and guitarist has a new band, Paul Allen and the Natural Born Swimmers — and you’ll hear one of their songs if you listen closely to a scene toward the end of “Magic Mike,” the new film from Steven Soderbergh about male strippers...
Microsoft co-founder has a role in male stripper movie ‘Magic Mike’ … in the soundtrack

Facebook IPO filing expected to come with a twist

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turns up at business conventions in a hoodie. "Cocky" is the word used to describe him most often, after "billionaire." He was Time's person of the year at 26. So when he takes Facebook......
Facebook IPO filing expected to come with a twist

Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

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Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?: Agustino Fontevecchia of Forbes: Carl Icahn just won't sit tight.  In a filing released after market hours on Monday, the billionaire investor revealed a 9.3% passive stake in Nuance Communications, a voice-recognition company reportedly behind Apple's Siri.  Shares in the company surged in after-hours trading....
Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

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I hate to break the news to you, but if you moved to Silicon Valley to get billionaire-rich off an earth-shattering tech startup, you're almost certain to fail. While tech continues to represent nearly 20% of the S&P 500 and is a key factor in driving the global economy, your...
Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple's big developers conference kicks off today at 10 AM on the West Coast. Here are all the big product releases we're expecting Apple to announce. Excitement is clearly running high for Apple's big event. The line to get into WWDC started forming almost a...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

Billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as Mail.ru chairman, replaced by CEO Dmitry Grishin

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Yuri Milner, the Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist mostly known for being the founder of international investment firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST), has stepped down from the board of directors of Mail.ru, the largest Internet company in Russia. In a press release issued this morning, Mail.ru has announced that current...
Billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as Mail.ru chairman, replaced by CEO Dmitry Grishin

Just In Time For A Facebook IPO Tax Break, Eduardo Saverin Renounces U.S. Citizenship

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Well that’s some slick timing. Eduardo Saverin, known for co-founding Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg back in their college days at Harvard, has given up his United States citizenship. His name appeared on a list published on April 30 by the United States Office of the Federal Register, which issues a...
Just In Time For A Facebook IPO Tax Break, Eduardo Saverin Renounces U.S. Citizenship

THIS IS BAD NEWS: Look What Happened The Last Time A Website Had A Real-Time CEO Wealth Meter

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In the world of ranking rich people, the big news of the day is Bloomberg's new real-time billionaire tracker, which will attempt update every day the wealth of the 20 richest people in the world. The idea, presumably, is that enough of them have their wealth in public vehicles...
THIS IS BAD NEWS: Look What Happened The Last Time A Website Had A Real-Time CEO Wealth Meter

Jack Dorsey Finally Explains Why Traffic Lights Drive Everyone Crazy

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Technology Review editor-in-chief Jason Pontin interviewed Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey last night at the Bluxome Street Winery in San Francisco. Dorsey said that great technology "gets out of the way completely." Pontin pressed him for an example. "San Francisco does a great job of timing lights," Dorsey said,...
Jack Dorsey Finally Explains Why Traffic Lights Drive Everyone Crazy

Paul Graham Giving Away Billion Dollar Startup Ideas, Basically

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"You're welcome!" (via twitter/pg) Betabeat first alerted you to the phenomenon of investors giving away their best ideas like so many party favors last June. But it appears repeat offender Paul Graham is at it again! Back in 2008, Mr. Graham kicked off the practice by posting a list of...
Paul Graham Giving Away Billion Dollar Startup Ideas, Basically

Zuckerberg's Very First Blog Post To Facebook Users (FB)

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In 2006, Facebook was a year old and Mark Zuckerberg didn't know he would soon be the world's youngest billionaire. We've dug up the very first blog post by written by him to Facebook users on August 29, 2006. He asking them to not get angry every time the Facebook...
Zuckerberg's Very First Blog Post To Facebook Users (FB)

Keen On... Zuck: The Five Business Secrets Of You-Know-Who

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Facebook is, of course, built around Mark Zuckerberg‘s ideal of a radically transparent world. Less transparent, however, is Zuckerberg’s business genius, the secret behind his awesome success. But now Zuck’s genius has been revealed by the Intel marketing executive, Ekaterina Walter, with a new Wall Street Journal bestselling book,...
Keen On... Zuck: The Five Business Secrets Of You-Know-Who

Billionaires Really Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us, Researcher Finds

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It's common knowledge that success is two-parts hard work and one-part luck. But what about smarts? Are the world's richest people really the most intelligent people around? Pretty much, yes, according to new research by Duke University's Jonathan Wai, sent to Business Insider and first reported by CNBC's Robert Frank....
Billionaires Really Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us, Researcher Finds
Oracle CEO adds Island Air to his collection of extravagant purchases

Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

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Here are the stories you read, shared, tweeted, and pinned this week. Design reigned supreme this week with a look at the new Microsoft Office, a revamped Visual.ly (which allows you to make and share infographics), and a new website toolkit that finally gets it right. But no one drew...
Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

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Australia's Andrew Forrest Gets Help From Bill Gates, Richard Branson Australia's richest man, Andrew Forrest, has long been committed to ending worldwide slavery, and he recently gained some sage advice and a few dollars from fellow billionaire, Bill Gates. Find a way to quantify slavery, Gates posited, while pledging...
Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

Workday Stock Soars 72% On IPO (WORKP)

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Workday, a  a cloud-based human resources provider, has begun trading on the New York stock exchange, and it's done so with a classic IPO pop. Priced at $28 per share, it's now going for ~$48, a 72% boost. That sounds like great news for Workday founder David Duffield and venture backers Greylock...
Workday Stock Soars 72% On IPO (WORKP)

Sprint May Soon Cut Ties With LightSquared

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Sprint may cut ties with billionaire Philip Falcone's LightSquared as soon as mid-month as the wireless start-up has struggled to get regulatory approval to operate a planned nationwide fourth-generation mobile-broadband network....
Sprint May Soon Cut Ties With LightSquared

Mexicans overcharged billions for phone, web: study (Reuters)

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Reuters - Mexicans have been overcharged $13.4 billion a year for phone and internet services as the industry dominated by billionaire Carlos Slim gouges customers and keeps the economy from growing, a study released on Monday said....
Mexicans overcharged billions for phone, web: study (Reuters)

Will Facebook deliver an IPO surprise? (AP)

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AP - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turns up at business conventions in a hoodie. "Cocky" is the word used to describe him most often, after "billionaire." He was Time's person of the year at 26....
Will Facebook deliver an IPO surprise? (AP)

Detroit's precarious recovery: 'It just feels like something is happening here'

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Dan Gilbert has a vision for his city's future - and the money to fund it. With tech companies moving in and a new financial controller in charge, can downtown Detroit help save the city?Sandra Patterson's face lights up at the mention of Dan Gilbert. She works the car valet...
Detroit's precarious recovery: 'It just feels like something is happening here'

Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

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Mr. Kaspersky not looking supervillain-like at all. (Photo: flickr.com/cebitaus Eugene Kaspersky’s security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have sleuthed out a new “cyber-espionage weapon.” The Russian supervillain’s (or awesomely cool billionaire, depending on your point of view) labs say this weapon has nearly as cool a name as previously discovered cyber...
Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

Australian Billionaire Reportedly Planning to Clone a Dinosaur for Jurassic Park-Themed Resort

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(Photo: The Spectacle Blog) What is it with eclectic billionaires? Today Yuri Milner announced that he’d decided to create his very own Nobel prize, but that news pales in comparison to what Australian businessman Clive Palmer is planning. The outlandish billionaire, who seems to be somewhat of a favored fixture...
Australian Billionaire Reportedly Planning to Clone a Dinosaur for Jurassic Park-Themed Resort

Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

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Patent filings, we don't take so seriously. One of Japan's richest men, with the potential to call on an army of lawyers to defend what he claims is his invention, we probably ought to. Masayoshi Son, the billionaire (and philanthropic) CEO of SoftBank, has given a two-hour speech to...
Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

Facebook and Twitter: the art of unfriending or unfollowing people

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When even 'unfriending' someone on Facebook seems like a terrible snub, how do you declutter your social circle?In 1902, the caustic American satirist Ambrose Bierce - who once reviewed a book by observing that its covers were "too far apart" - proposed a new social convention. Modern life, he complained, involved...
Facebook and Twitter: the art of unfriending or unfollowing people

DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

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Some folks are worried about Peak Oil. Others are worried about "Peak Helium" when most of the Earth's resources of the lightweight element have vanished into space. There are also all kinds of metals that are getting harder and harder to find. Where will we be able to replenish precious,...
DailyDirt: Unobtainium Will Save Us!

Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company

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Carl Icahn has said he is open to a partnership with Blackstone Group in a move that could make it easier for the rival investors to overtake Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout bid for the company he founded, reports Reuters. This means Michael Dell could also potentially lose control of...
Pressure Increases On Michael Dell As Carl Icahn Mulls Tie-Up With Blackstone In Bid For PC Company

The 404 1,102: Where we've spared no expense (podcast)

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Bridget Carey is filing in for Justin Yu on a show where we weigh the pros and cons of an actual real-life Jurassic Park -- because there's an Austalian billionaire who's noodling the idea. We'll also check out some of Jeff's interview with Broken Lizard stars Jay Chandrasehkar and Kevin...
The 404 1,102: Where we've spared no expense (podcast)

Paul Allen’s Vulcan cuts 20 jobs

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Paul Allen Vulcan, the Seattle-based investment arm of billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, today laid off 20 staffers, GeekWire has learned. “We communicated the tough decision today to lay off 20 people as we realign some functions with the company’s emerging priorities,” said Vulcan spokesman David Postman. Allen has...
Paul Allen’s Vulcan cuts 20 jobs

BILLIONAIRE J.K. ROWLING: Here's Why I Didn't Leave The UK Even Though We Have High Taxes

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One of the main talking points of those who argue that we need to cut taxes for rich people is that rich people will leave the country if we don't. Why will rich people leave? Because unlike all the irresponsible deadbeats who don't pay much in taxes, the story goes,...
BILLIONAIRE J.K. ROWLING: Here's Why I Didn't Leave The UK Even Though We Have High Taxes
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