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The Incredibly Important Reason Banks Were Desperate To Win The Facebook IPO

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The assumption that Wall Street would 'strike gold' (or some other cliche for make a lot of money) from Facebook's IPO has been pretty well been thrown out at this point. Heck, Morgan Stanley might make as little as $25 million from the deal.  So for just $25 million, what's...
The Incredibly Important Reason Banks Were Desperate To Win The Facebook IPO

AOL Will Sell More Than 800 Patents To Microsoft In A $1 Billion Deal (AOL, MSFT)

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Microsoft will shell out just over $1 billion to buy more than 800 patents from AOL and license 300 more. "We continue to hold a valuable patent portfolio as highlighted by the license we entered into with Microsoft," said AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. "The combined sale and licensing arrangement...
AOL Will Sell More Than 800 Patents To Microsoft In A $1 Billion Deal (AOL, MSFT)
AOL sells 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion deal

Microsoft To Whack Apple With Cheap Zune Music?

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Microsoft, in a move to bolster the sales and prestige of the Zune brand may dramatically cut the price of music that the service offers. As it stands Microsoft offers the ‘Zune Pass’ for $14.99 a month, a price point that is possibly too high. Recognizing the weak position that Microsoft finds itself in, the...
Microsoft To Whack Apple With Cheap Zune Music?

Report: Samsung beats Apple in chip purchase in 2012

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According to a report from industry research company Gartner, Samsung edged out Apple in dollar-value of semiconductor purchases, but the pair together consume 15 percent of the world's total demand. Sasmung purchased $23.9 billion in chips in 2012 growing 28.9 percent from 2011. Apple's $21.4 billion of chips purchased in...
Report: Samsung beats Apple in chip purchase in 2012
In an effort to goose stock price, AOL sells the majority of its patents to Microsoft for $1B
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

Twitter expands its advertising ambitions with WPP global partnership

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Just a few weeks after signing a substantial advertising deal with Starcom Mediavest Group — a major global ad buyer for companies like Walmart and Coca-Cola — Twitter has signed a similar agreement with WPP Group, one of the world’s largest advertising firms. Although no financial details have been released,...
Twitter expands its advertising ambitions with WPP global partnership

How Much Would The Average Person Pay For A Standalone HBO Go Subscription? About $12 A Month

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Two years ago, HBO introduced HBO Go, giving fans a way to access all of their favorite programming online, on tablets and mobile devices, and increasingly on connected TV platforms. For those of us who have had a chance to use it, HBO Go is nothing short of a revelation,...
How Much Would The Average Person Pay For A Standalone HBO Go Subscription? About $12 A Month

Morgan Stanley Mutual Fund Investors Won't Be Happy About This

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Morgan Stanley has taken a lot of heat for its handling of the Facebook IPO.  Ever since the company went public three months ago, the stock has fallen 48 percent. Obviously, Facebook investors are furious. But some people probably don't even realize they're invested in Facebook because they are indirectly...
Morgan Stanley Mutual Fund Investors Won't Be Happy About This

Chirpify: Buy, Sell, Donate With Your Twitter Account

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It was only a matter of time. Tweets are now transactions. A new service called Chirpify has opened Twitter to e-commerce, enabling people to buy, sell, donate, pay and otherwise transact in-stream with their Twitter accounts. It's a storefront upload that's already being adopted by big companies like Hewlett-Packard,...
Chirpify: Buy, Sell, Donate With Your Twitter Account

Did SXSW Interactive Panels Fail to Entertain?

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Did SXSW Interactive Panels Fail to Entertain? is a post from Chris PirilloThis article was written by a guest blogger. B. Imei Hsu is a nurse / psychotherapist, dance artist, and Yoga instructor. When she’s not in session in her private practice, she’s wondering whether her cat needs his own...
Did SXSW Interactive Panels Fail to Entertain?
What's cooler than a million dollars? Winklevoss twins claim to own 1 percent of all Bitcoin
Digital Content: Why Buzz Lightyear Is Worth Billions More Than Han Solo

Google updates its Android Search app, bringing a Google Now widget to your home and lock screens

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Today Google released an update to its Search application for Android that brings in fresh data, and adds support for movie tickets from Fandango. You can also add Google Now to your home and lock screen, if you are so inclined. The update, for Android 4.1 and higher, will now provide...
Google updates its Android Search app, bringing a Google Now widget to your home and lock screens
Yelp Announces A New 'Revenue Estimator' For Small Businesses

Fewer, but bigger exits: M&A and IPOs of venture-backed firms each totaled $21.5b in 2012

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According to the latest report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), we saw fewer exits from venture-backed firms last year, but their value was higher, on average. Full year 2012 Initial public offerings from venture-backed companies raised close to $21.5 billion from 49 listings in 2012,...
Fewer, but bigger exits: M&A and IPOs of venture-backed firms each totaled $21.5b in 2012

Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

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Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, “that’s so crazy it just might work.” Two years ago, if you’d told me that an open-source, P2P currency would soon be a thriving, billion-dollar market, I would’ve told you that you...
Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market
Startup Spotlight: GiftGiv looks to make gift giving a breeze

What the web is saying about Facebook buying Instagram

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It might have been just a regular Monday for most people, but the Silicon Valley/social-media sphere was rocked by a major bombshell: Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a blog post that the giant social network is acquiring the popular mobile photo-sharing app Instagram for $1-billion in...
What the web is saying about Facebook buying Instagram
Unified launches new platform features to better track earned media value from social advertising

Facebook May Be Worth $100B, But What Are You Worth To Facebook?

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It’s almost here. The big day. Can you feel the excitement? Yes, if all goes according to plan on Friday, Mark Zuckerberg will ring the Nasdaq bell in a hoodie, the big blue social network will go forward with one of the largest IPOs for an internet company in history,...
Facebook May Be Worth $100B, But What Are You Worth To Facebook?
Tech IPO Activity Softens

Healthcare Reform: Why today’s Supreme Court ruling is great news for startups

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No matter which side of the aisle you sit on*, today’s ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, is a big deal for the healthcare industry, but it’s also a big deal for startups. It’s actually a very positive outcome for startups. No, I’m...
Healthcare Reform: Why today’s Supreme Court ruling is great news for startups
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: Twitter Getting Into The Music Business

Groupon: Hidden risk and cash flow hell

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Groupon has been in an uncomfortable spotlight recently, finding itself bearing the brunt of a wave of negative press. Don’t feel bad for the company, it’s quite possible that Groupon is actually getting less flack than it deserves. I’ve written recently about the company, demanding that it reform, grow up,...
Groupon: Hidden risk and cash flow hell

Why Zuckerberg Should "Share" the Facebook Kingdom

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Facebook is worth $75-$100 billion. If we broke that down by user, it would mean that each individual is worth $118.34. Or, if we're looking at it in terms of revenue from 2011 - $3.71 billion - each user is worth $4.39 in revenue per user per year. Yet...
Why Zuckerberg Should "Share" the Facebook Kingdom

On the heels of a catastrophic quarter, Zynga reports revenue of $317 M and non-GAAP EPS of $0.00

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Today Zynga reported its quarterly performance, with revenues of $317 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.00. The company had previously pre-announced its earnings, with expectations of revenue between $300 and 305 million. On a non-GAAP basis, the company expected to lose a cent per share, or lie flat. On...
On the heels of a catastrophic quarter, Zynga reports revenue of $317 M and non-GAAP EPS of $0.00

Can Harry's Do For Shaving What Warby Parker Did For Eyeglasses?

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With handcrafted shaving accoutrements, Warby Parker Cofounder Jeffrey Raider looks to dominate another big piece of the face space. For his second startup, a shaving company called Harry's, Warby Parker co-founder Jeffrey Raider has, you might say, put a lot more skin in the game "Literally, I'd come out...
Can Harry's Do For Shaving What Warby Parker Did For Eyeglasses?

You're the Boss Blog: Putting a Dollar Value on a Facebook Fan

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A conversation with Michael Scissons, chief executive of Syncapse, a social media marketing firm, which published a report saying the average value of a fan is $174.17.    ...
You're the Boss Blog: Putting a Dollar Value on a Facebook Fan
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