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How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

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Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and prolific angel investor, sparked controversy last fall when he announced a fellowship giving 24 young adults $100,000 over two years to leave college and pursue entrepreneurship full-time. The mission behind the program: Rattle the default assumption that every young adult needs a college education. Rather...
How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

The PC May Be Dying, But That Didn't Stop Lenovo From Posting A Huge Quarter

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Lenovo Group Ltd's bold acquisitions in its flagship PC business, a foray into mobile gadgets, and a relatively light debt load are setting it apart from PC rivals as industry shipments take their steepest fall in decades. Lenovo, a sliver away from unseating Hewlett-Packard Co as the world's top PC...
The PC May Be Dying, But That Didn't Stop Lenovo From Posting A Huge Quarter
This One Chart Shows Why The U.S. Economy Is Finally Recovering...

Why Google worries utility companies

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The search giant will soon be in a position to provide powerful predictive models aggregating and connecting informationIf we factor Google's geospatial applications + its unique data-processing infrastructure + Android tracking, etc, we're seeing the potential for absolute power over the economy. Large utility companies worry about Google. Why? Unlike...
Why Google worries utility companies

Print dies a little more as Postmedia announces cuts

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The decline of print seems to be picking up speed. Just days after U.S. media conglomerate Advance Publications introduced production cuts and layoffs at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and several of its Alabama newspapers, Canada’s Postmedia chain announced on Monday that it is cutting production at several of its...
Print dies a little more as Postmedia announces cuts

HP Credit Rating Cut By Moody's, Put On Negative Watch

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Hewlett-Packard’s credit rating has just been lowered by the rating’s service Moody’s. The new rating is Baa1 with a negative outlook and is a reduction from A3. Moody’s said that while HP will remain the leader in several market segments for the time being, its “credit profile will remain weaker...
HP Credit Rating Cut By Moody's, Put On Negative Watch

HP Hits A New Low, Sinking Below $17 (HPQ)

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HP's shares fell under $17, marking a new eight-year low for the stock. Even though some Wall Street analysts are optimistic about Hewlett Packard's turnaround, investors are clearly less than enthused. They are worried about HP's entry into Windows 8, because enterprises are not planning to quickly move to Microsoft's...
HP Hits A New Low, Sinking Below $17 (HPQ)

An Ivy education without the debt? Minerva Project creates non-profit to figure out how

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The Minerva Project, which turned heads last April with its mega $25 million seed round, has grand ambitions for bringing a Harvard-level education to the Web. But there are two aspects of Ivy League schooling it’s trying to avoid: exorbitant tuition and traditional professor hiring practices. “The entire thrust of...
An Ivy education without the debt? Minerva Project creates non-profit to figure out how

Pillow Mogul Explains Why Mitt Romney's Tax Cuts For The Rich Won't Fix The Economy...

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As I've described frequently over the last few months, I had high hopes for Mitt Romney's economic plan. Alas, until very recently--yesterday, in fact--Romney's stated economic solution has strongly suggested that he either doesn't understand what's wrong with the U.S. economy, or, worse, doesn't care (as long he gives himself...
Pillow Mogul Explains Why Mitt Romney's Tax Cuts For The Rich Won't Fix The Economy...

Chip Maker Cuts Deal for Second Form of Flash

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Spansion, which pioneered one kind of flash memory, is accelerating plans to sell another. The Silicon Valley company on Monday announced an agreement with Hynix Semiconductor to sell the data storage chips known as NAND flash memory–the kind known to most users of smartphones and tablets–for more specialized applications in...
Chip Maker Cuts Deal for Second Form of Flash

Here's The Chart That Might Get Obama Fired...

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Yesterday, I explained why Mitt Romney's economic plan won't fix the economy. Mitt Romney's plan won't fix the economy because the problem in the economy is not that rich people and companies don't have enough cash to invest--they have plenty. The problem is that the middle-class doesn't have any money...
Here's The Chart That Might Get Obama Fired...

Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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Friday's lousy jobs report was a big blow to President Obama's reelection campaign. One of the single biggest factors in a President's reelection chances is the direction of the unemployment rate and monthly jobs numbers in the six months leading up to the election. We're getting very close to the...
Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...
Pot, meet kettle: HP says Dell buyout will kill innovation
The silly rumors never stop: Now it’s AT&T and Cricket

It's official: Softbank buying 70% stake in Sprint for $20 billion

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The wireless business took another wild turn today as Sprint Nextel, the Overland Park, Kansas company led by Dan Hesse, agreed to sell a majority stake to Japanese mobile phone titan Softbank for an estimated $20 billion. The transaction includes $12.1 billion for shareholders, plus an additional $8 billion capital...
It's official: Softbank buying 70% stake in Sprint for $20 billion

Amid Market Difficulties and Layoffs, Chipmaker AMD Faces A Cash Crunch

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There’s no question that times have been tough of late for the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. Last week the company confirmed that it will fire about 15 percent of its employees, making for the second significant reduction in force since CEO Rory Read took the helm in August of 2011....
Amid Market Difficulties and Layoffs, Chipmaker AMD Faces A Cash Crunch

WOW: You Have To Read HP's Crushing Statement On Dell's Buyout (HP, DELL)

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HP isn't messing around! It issued a statement on Dell's decision to go private, and it's pretty crushing: "Dell has a very tough road ahead. The company faces an extended period of uncertainty and transition that will not be good for its customers. And with a significant debt load, Dell's...
WOW: You Have To Read HP's Crushing Statement On Dell's Buyout (HP, DELL)

DAMODARAN: If You Want To Make A Crazy Bet On A Cell-Phone Disaster, Make It Nokia Rather Than RIM (NOK, RIMM)

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In a blog post on contrarian investing, valuation expert and NYU professor Aswath Damodaran takes a look at Nokia and RIM as possible risky options. He describes them as "Long Odds Options", investments where the possibility of going to zero is very real, but where you don't care that much because...
DAMODARAN: If You Want To Make A Crazy Bet On A Cell-Phone Disaster, Make It Nokia Rather Than RIM (NOK, RIMM)

Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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We've been banging on Mitt Romney a fair bit this morning, so now it's President Obama's turn. One of the single biggest factors in a President's reelection chances is the direction of the unemployment rate and monthly jobs numbers in the six months leading up to the election. We're inside...
Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...
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