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The Mega-Money World Of MegaUpload

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The file-sharing and anti-piracy world is full of interesting characters, most of whom remain hidden in the shadows. Some individuals are just too large to be contained though, and are either involuntarily thrust into the media spotlight by force or become deliberately high-profile by design. While many people will be...
The Mega-Money World Of MegaUpload

Facebook is going to need all the friends it can get | John Naughton

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Facebook still has a long way to go to make its value credibleThe interesting thing about the Facebook IPO (initial public offering) is that there was no first-day "pop". In other words, the shares ended the day trading at just about the price at which they had started.Given the advance...
Facebook is going to need all the friends it can get | John Naughton
Facebook underwriters buying shares like crazy to hold the $38 IPO Price In The Final Minutes Of The Day

Facebook Needs To Figure Out How To Turn Socializing Into Shopping

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In the past year, Gamestop, Gap, JC Penny and Nordstrom - to name a few - have pulled the plug on storefronts they had set up on Facebook. There are other retailers on the list who have gotten fed up with their efforts to sell on Facebook, and without changes,...
Facebook Needs To Figure Out How To Turn Socializing Into Shopping

BlackRock Buys A Stake In Twitter From Employees

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As Twitter slowly prepares for a public offering, BlackRock, the money-management firm, is taking a small stake in the company by buying shares from early employees. The Financial Times reports that BlackRock is spending $80 million for a little under 1 percent of the company, valuing the whole at $9...
BlackRock Buys A Stake In Twitter From Employees

Short Sellers Circle Facebook With Lockup Ending

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Investors are increasingly betting that Facebook Inc.’s stock — pressured by disappointing earnings and more shares potentially hitting the market — is poised to fall further. Short sellers banking on a Facebook drop borrow shares and sell them, hoping to replace the stock by buying shares later at a lower...
Short Sellers Circle Facebook With Lockup Ending

HOW TO: Buy and Sell Shares of Your Friends

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This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Empire Avenue Quick Pitch: Buy and sell...
HOW TO: Buy and Sell Shares of Your Friends

Warren Buffett on Apple, Google: Do Not Want

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Warren Buffett wouldn’t bet against Apple and Google, but he won’t invest in them either. Speaking at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting over the weekend, the legendary investor said he had no interest in buying shares of either Apple or Google because he views them as risky investments. “I would not...
Warren Buffett on Apple, Google: Do Not Want

SEC Cracks Down on Firms Trading Facebook Pre-IPO Shares

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today filed charges against two managers of private funds that had raised more than $70 million to acquire and trade pre-IPO shares of Facebook and other tech companies with misleading investors and charging undisclosed fees. It also brought charges agains SharesPost, saying it had...
SEC Cracks Down on Firms Trading Facebook Pre-IPO Shares

Could Facebook Be Worth More Than Google At Time Of IPOs?

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When Google Inc. went public in the most spectacular IPO of the past decade, the search company was valued at about $23 billion. The number shot up to around $27 billion after the first day of trading. But venture-backed Facebook could be worth far more than that when it eventually...
Could Facebook Be Worth More Than Google At Time Of IPOs?

VEVO will soon *only* be offering account registration through Facebook

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According to an email popular music video site VEVO is sending to users, it will only be accepting registration via Facebook moving forward starting March 9th, with the subject line of “The new VEVO.com is coming”: Last September, VEVO announced a Facebook integration that would allow you to share videos...
VEVO will soon *only* be offering account registration through Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, the Hacker Way and the Art of the Founder’s Letter

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For a founder of a highly touted Internet company undertaking an IPO, the “Letter to Shareholders” in the S-1 prospectus has become a rarefied form of performance art. Going public is the purest capitalist act — a deep and unambiguous genuflection to Mammon. But a founder’s letter provides an...
Mark Zuckerberg, the Hacker Way and the Art of the Founder’s Letter

Transcript: What David Einhorn told his shareholders about Apple

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The hedge-fund billionaire who sued Apple in February was buying shares again in March. FORTUNE -- Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn, the poker-playing hedge fund manager who made his billions shorting Lehman Bros. and Allied Capital, never really fell out of love with Apple (AAPL). He sued the company last February...
Transcript: What David Einhorn told his shareholders about Apple

Tax the Hell Out of Wall Street and Give it to Main Street

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Today was a brutal day on Wall Street. Through no fault of investors. Today was brutal because of traders and financial engineers who trade on every piece of data . Those that work from quantitative formulas that drive trades based on data input. Not a single one of them...
Tax the Hell Out of Wall Street and Give it to Main Street

Morgan Stanley Was A Control-Freak On Facebook IPO -- And It May Have Royally Screwed Itself

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lead Facebook Inc underwriter Morgan Stanley took a bet earlier this week when it increased the size of the social networking firm's $16 billion initial public offering and it boosted the price. Thanks to massive hype surrounding Facebook's historic public offering, the wager looked safe. But...
Morgan Stanley Was A Control-Freak On Facebook IPO -- And It May Have Royally Screwed Itself

Not All Advertisers Are Upset With Facebook

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You may have been confused if you read this morning’s Facebook headlines. The Wall Street Journal says some big ad buyers are questioning how effective their Facebook ads are, while CNET is reporting that Facebook won't take some advertisers calls when they try to buy ads.Which report is right?...
Not All Advertisers Are Upset With Facebook

How A Law That Could Have Been Amazing For Startups Got Killed In Washington

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In a rare act of bipartisanship, the White House and Congress were able to pass the JOBS act, which they think will spur job growth.  The act lets small companies to take on up to 1,000 investors (double what was allowed before).  It increases the allowable number of shareholders in...
How A Law That Could Have Been Amazing For Startups Got Killed In Washington

Community investment schemes for returns – and a clear conscience

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Community schemes offer savers 6%-8% returns a year. Plus a clear conscience. The latest promises to deliver green heat while rescuing local woodlandThe country's first "wood fuel co-operative" is offering green-minded small investors the chance to watch their money go up in smoke and still earn a decent return.Woolhope Woodheat...
Community investment schemes for returns – and a clear conscience

Kabam's 2012 revenues grow 70 percent beyond $180 millo

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Kabam said today that its 2012 revenue grew more than 70 percent past $180 million. The privately held company did not disclose earnings, but it said it was profitable. The San Francisco-based company isn’t under any obligation to disclose its financial performance, but it is no secret that the...
Kabam's 2012 revenues grow 70 percent beyond $180 millo

You Can Buy Facebook Stock Right Now: Mutual Funds

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The possibility that Facebook might register with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public stock offering as early as Wednesday may make certain mutual funds seem palatable, although it’s overly idealistic to expect any upside this way. The mutual funds that contain Facebook shares have small stakes in them...
You Can Buy Facebook Stock Right Now: Mutual Funds

Which financial giant owns the biggest slice of Apple Inc.?

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According to recent SEC filings, BlackRock was buying shares while Fidelity was selling FORTUNE -- David Einhorn and Tim Cook may make headlines for the million-plus Apple (AAPL) shares they own or are promised. But those shares are a drop in the bucket compared with the holdings of BlackRock Inc.,...
Which financial giant owns the biggest slice of Apple Inc.?

Nasdaq to pay $10m government fine over disruption to Facebook's IPO

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SEC levies biggest penalty ever against exchange after computer glitches delay start of heavily anticipated trading dayNasdaq has agreed to pay a $10m penalty to settle federal civil charges after regulators said its systems and decisions disrupted Facebook's public stock offering last year.The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that...
Nasdaq to pay $10m government fine over disruption to Facebook's IPO
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