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Sorry, But People Who Lost Money On Facebook Stock Have Only Themselves And Their Advisors To Blame

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One of my favorite business pundits, the New York Times and CNBC star Andrew Ross Sorkin, has written a column laying the blame for Facebook's stock collapse at the feet of one man: Facebook CFO David Ebersman. "It is David Ebersman's fault," Sorkin says. "There's just no way around it."...
Sorry, But People Who Lost Money On Facebook Stock Have Only Themselves And Their Advisors To Blame

(ECO:nomics) California Gov.: Solyndra Failure is Part of Learning Process

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By Cassandra Sweet (The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Gov. Jerry Brown said the September bankruptcy of California solar-panel maker...
(ECO:nomics) California Gov.: Solyndra Failure is Part of Learning Process
While Everyone Stopped Paying Attention, Bitcoin Went On Another Insane Surge

Preparing before the collapse. http://lgno.me/9Bu9c4 [Whatever collapse you choose, it's wise to be ready for anything.]

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Preparing before the collapse. http://lgno.me/9Bu9c4 [Whatever collapse you choose, it's wise to be ready for anything.]

The horrifying Wii U sales collapse

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The horrifying Wii U sales collapse

THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Average Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years

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Yesterday, the Fed released its latest Survey of Consumer Finances. The report included a lot of depressing data about the financial situation of average Americans. But nothing was so shocking and depressing as this: The median net worth of American families dropped nearly 40% from 2007 to 2010. Wow. Most...
THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Average Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years

Week in Gaming: Misleading game trailers, Online Passes and cat MMOs

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Square-Enix This week, an animated trailer for an imaginary Zelda game got us wondering why exactly games often can't live up to the thrilling scenes we're shown in pre-release videos. We also looked at the slow redefinition of what an Online Pass can be used for, examined the legality...
Week in Gaming: Misleading game trailers, Online Passes and cat MMOs

CSS Bugs and Inconsistencies in Firefox 3.x

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There aren’t many articles covering incompatibilities, or CSS differences in Firefox alone — and for good reason. Firefox has always done an excellent good job of supporting both CSS and JavaScript in a standards-compliant manner without too many awkward bugs. There are, however, a few CSS properties and selectors that...
CSS Bugs and Inconsistencies in Firefox 3.x

CoinLab gets $500,000 in VC for bitcoin-related gaming startup

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It’s no secret that Bitcoin has hit a bit of a rough patch lately. The company experienced a lawsuit, major theft, and a major exchange rate collapse, all within the last six months. That’s why it’s all the more surprising that Draper Associates, the original wing of Silicon Valley...
CoinLab gets $500,000 in VC for bitcoin-related gaming startup

The Modern Historian: On this day in history: Collapse of Ronan Point, 1968

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The Modern Historian: On this day in history: Collapse of Ronan Point, 1968
SmartAsset pulls shroud off making personal finance decisions

Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

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Daily deal website has seen its share price tumble since its IPO as directors may still want to replace chief executiveGroupon boss Andrew Mason appears to have survived a fractious board meeting at the troubled daily deal website. But insiders said unhappy board members are still keen to oust the...
Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

News is bad for you - and giving up reading it will make you happier

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News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogetherIn the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have...
News is bad for you - and giving up reading it will make you happier

Newsweek shuts print edition, goes gently into digital night

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Another icon of 20th century news reporting is about to disappear. Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced this morning that the magazine will publish its final print copy on December 31 but live on in a new tablet edition known as Newsweek Global. The move appeared to be inevitable after recent...
Newsweek shuts print edition, goes gently into digital night

In The UK They Jail People For Being Obnoxious Jerks On Twitter?

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I recognize that the US tends to value "freedom of speech" more than most European countries, and I also recognize that racist hate speech is pretty despicable, but I have to admit that the reports out of the UK of a guy being put in jail for 56 days for...
In The UK They Jail People For Being Obnoxious Jerks On Twitter?

Papers face increased contempt of court penalties

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Fines on newspapers found to be in contempt of court could be substantially increased, reports Caroline Binham, legal correspondent of the Financial Times.Under Law Commission proposals published yesterday, media organisations would be obliged to pay fines based on a percentage of their turnover if ruled to be in contempt of...
Papers face increased contempt of court penalties

Which Camera is Better?

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Which Camera is Better? is a post from Chris PirilloOver on Geeks, someone was wondering which camera is the best. The first thought that came to my mind was what the bot in our chat room will tell you if you ask “what is better.”“Chris recommends you use what you...
Which Camera is Better?

Student who mocked Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'massively sorry'

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Speaking after his release from prison, Liam Stacey describes his abuse of the collapsed Bolton footballer as 'disgusting'A student jailed for posting offensive and racist comments on Twitter following footballer Fabrice Muamba's on-pitch collapse has been banned from university for the rest of the year.Liam Stacey, who has been released...
Student who mocked Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'massively sorry'
Guess What? IBM's A Software Company Now!

Microsoft's Cloud Services Mix Leaves Many Vendors in the Dust

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IBM became 'Big Blue' because it leased hardware and provided free software, but its collapse divorced the two. The growth of the cloud has caused another marriage, one that brings together software and services. Vendors such as Amazon, Google and especially Microsoft understand this, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle says, and...
Microsoft's Cloud Services Mix Leaves Many Vendors in the Dust

Survey says: Hollywood could make more money without windows

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Surveys conducted and sponsored by research firm BTIG suggest that movie viewers might actually spend more money on films, if they were available online or on cable video-on-demand services at the same time as they are available in theaters. The post from BTIG’s Richard Greenfield (free registration required to view)...
Survey says: Hollywood could make more money without windows

JOKE OF THE WEEK: Microsoft Plans To Charge For Its Mobile Operating System (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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What's the biggest difference between Microsoft's newest mobile operating system and the Google version that it will be competing against (eventually)? Microsoft will charge carriers for its OS, while Google is giving Android away for free. (The other big competitor, Apple, is giving the software away for free, too,...
JOKE OF THE WEEK: Microsoft Plans To Charge For Its Mobile Operating System (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

Zynga launches real money betting games in the UK

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Social games giant Zynga announced on its official blog today that the its first real money betting games ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino will launch tomorrow in the U.K. As the name implies, ZyngaPlusPoker is an online poker room which offers a variety of games, tournaments and “buy-ins at every level.”...
Zynga launches real money betting games in the UK
Google and Oracle settlement talks collapse, patent dispute going to trial

Why Facebook's 12% Collapse Didn't Trigger Circuit Breakers (FB, NDAQ)

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As Facebook plunged over 12% in the early going today, we saw some people wondering why Facebook never hit "circuit breakers" designed to halt a collapse. Here's the reason: Facebook shares halted their fall at $35 a share, or a drop of 7.8 percent, at 9:34 a.m. and held there...
Why Facebook's 12% Collapse Didn't Trigger Circuit Breakers (FB, NDAQ)

At This Point, RIM's Shareholders Are Getting What They Deserve

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Earlier today, RIM’s shareholders decided that logic is no fun, and that reason is a downer. What indicated this? Only that the board of directors would be re-elected with nary a word of complaint. Yes, this is the same board that has let the company slip into the abyss,...
At This Point, RIM's Shareholders Are Getting What They Deserve
Why Failure Matters

Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard

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Though it looks well-intentioned, MS's attempt to promote standard HTML5 in web pages is a dig at Apple and Google. Microsoft has a new website out: "modern.ie." It's all about promoting standard HTML5-type web code so that a modern, dynamic, Flash-free website works just as well in one browser...
Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard

Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

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If you're a Facebook shareholder who has lost half their money since the May IPO, here's some good news for you: Wall Street has finally sobered up about Facebook's prospects. Specifically, in the wake of Facebook customer Zynga's latest collapse, Wall Street has finally realized that its expectations for the...
Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research

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iPhone-maker Apple’s share of the smartphone market will peak this year — at just over a fifth (22 per cent) of the global market, says analyst ABI Research. Apple’s share will then remain flat through to 2018 as mobile maker Samsung continues to dominate.  The prediction comes from ABI’s latest Mobile...
Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research
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