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damp squib

Senate hearing face-off proves anti-climatic

Anthony Horowitz is absolutely right about publishers – apart from mine | John Mitchinson

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Don't deride crowd-funded publishing. We engage our readers and uphold qualityI enjoyed Anthony Horowitz's witty article about the writer's need for a publisher (The battle for books, 28 February). And I agreed with almost every word. Like him, working as an author and a publisher, I talk about books, not...
Anthony Horowitz is absolutely right about publishers – apart from mine | John Mitchinson

Twitter Rumored To Be Preparing For 2014 IPO

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The shuffling around of the firm's top-deck executives all point to a readying for the public. And Twitter's worth? $11 billion, apparently. An analytic report from a firm used to sizing up businesses on their way to an IPO is suggesting that Twitter will float in 2014. Greencrest Capital,...
Twitter Rumored To Be Preparing For 2014 IPO

No, Facebook's CFO is not to blame for the stock going down

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One of the things that happens when an initial public offering goes bad — that is, when a stock fails to go up after its IPO — is everyone starts looking for a scapegoat. We’ve seen people argue that Mark Zuckerberg is to blame for Facebook’s poor performance, because he...
No, Facebook's CFO is not to blame for the stock going down

Has Facebook ruined Silicon Valley or just changed it?

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Regardless of whether some investors thought it was a damp squib instead of a moon-shot, the Facebook IPO was a landmark event in Silicon Valley terms — a multibillion-dollar share issue by a company that has become a global behemoth virtually overnight, arguably more dominant than Google. While that...
Has Facebook ruined Silicon Valley or just changed it?

The Ched Evans case shows football's misogyny is alive and kicking | Julie Bindel

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Football's refusal to challenge players' and supporters' sexism is in contrast to its successful campaign against racismOutside Leeds United's football stadium in the late 1970s, badges were sold with the slogan, "Leeds United – More feared than the Yorkshire Ripper". Inside, the opposing team supporters would taunt the police with...
The Ched Evans case shows football's misogyny is alive and kicking | Julie Bindel
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