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For Microsoft, Windows Phone Is Already Plan B

Google's CEO On The Mobile Challenge: 'We're Going To Make More Money Than We Do Now' (GOOG)

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Despite the fact that Google controls Android, the largest mobile operating system in the world, analysts still worry that the company is "challenged" in mobile. Just last week, Heather Bellini at Goldman Sachs laid out the reasons for skepticism about Google's mobile business. Here they are, briefly: Google had 70%...
Google's CEO On The Mobile Challenge: 'We're Going To Make More Money Than We Do Now' (GOOG)
Will another $100M help Spotify deflect competition from Microsoft & Apple?

Court Says That Copying Code Is Not Really Theft Under The Law

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We've been pointing out for a while that copyright is not property and that infringement is not theft. And yet... some people can't seem to let this go -- insisting that both claims are true. Of course, one retort from our side of the discussion is the simple fact that...
Court Says That Copying Code Is Not Really Theft Under The Law

38 Special: Facebook bankers got it right

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Facebook shares stay flat, and that's okay. FORTUNE -- Facebook (FB) shares didn't pop. They didn't crumble. They closed the day at $38.23 per share, or less than a percentage point higher than where the company's IPO had priced last night. The typical media narrative, of course, is catastrophic. Conventional...
38 Special: Facebook bankers got it right

Facebook hires: D.C., engineering, counsel, marketing, more

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This week Facebook hired a director of policy in D.C., patent and commercial counsel, an executive speechwriter, several engineers and a head of marketing communications for its Hamburg offices, according to its Careers page. According to its LinkedIn feed, the company also hired a manager of privacy and public policy. There were...
Facebook hires: D.C., engineering, counsel, marketing, more

Morgan Stanley's Twitter Feed Is A Wall Street Game Changer

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Twitter is rapidly becoming Wall Street's favorite source of breaking news and first analysis.  Bloomberg's Tom Keene recently had this to say about the "Twitter Vigilantes": "The Internet-first crew pummeled Main Stream Media with immediate paragraphs of perspective, then delivered substantial and smart articles as MSM issued tentative first reporting."...
Morgan Stanley's Twitter Feed Is A Wall Street Game Changer
Data Centers: What Do Google and Goldman Sachs Have in Common? More Than You Think

Judge Grants David Einhorn's Motion Against Apple

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David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital has won a court order preventing Apple from holding a proxy vote on a proposal that would stop the company from being allowed to issue preferred stock. Einhorn had sued Apple in a federal court in Manhattan arguing that its proxy statement violated SEC rules that...
Judge Grants David Einhorn's Motion Against Apple

Goldman Sachs: Google, MS ëchallengedí by Apple threat

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A recent study by Goldman Sachs says that both Google and Microsoft can expect to face an even more dominant Apple in the years ahead. Contrary to Google chairman Eric Schmidtís assertion that that Google is ëwinning the warí against Appleís iOS with its Android OS, the Goldman Sachs report...
Goldman Sachs: Google, MS ëchallengedí by Apple threat

Bloomberg LP, Home Of Hardcore Clickbait

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Here's an amusing tid bit from Gabriel Sherman's story on Mayor Bloomberg and his media empire: Reporters earn points for the number of clicks their articles receive on the Bloomberg terminal. “It was well known and is well known that if you write a story about Goldman Sachs, sex, Viagra,...
Bloomberg LP, Home Of Hardcore Clickbait

Facebook IPO reaps huge rewards for founders as buyers watch and wait

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Early trading delays subsided to sell 82m shares of Facebook stock in 30 seconds before subsiding close to the offer priceFacebook became a public company on Friday after one of the most frenzied share sales in history led to the social network giant being valued at over $100bn.The share sale...
Facebook IPO reaps huge rewards for founders as buyers watch and wait
Hitting the gas: FireEye raises $50 million and builds out senior team

Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Sachs Technology Conference

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is now speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, participating in a Q&A session with analyst Bill Shope. Apple is streaming live audio of the session on its investor site, and we'll be sharing some of the highlights here in this post. Question about...
Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Sachs Technology Conference

Preparing For An IPO, Online Customer Service Platform Zendesk Raises $60M From Redpoint, Goldman Sachs And Others

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Online customer service company Zendesk has raised $60 million in new financing led by Redpoint Ventures with participation by Index Ventures, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank, Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners. We’re told the round was $45 million in equity, and $15 million in a...
Preparing For An IPO, Online Customer Service Platform Zendesk Raises $60M From Redpoint, Goldman Sachs And Others
It's Surprisingly Inexpensive For Google To Build Its Cable-Destroying Google Fiber Network (GOOG)
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Investment Firm Urges Clearwire to Fend Off Sprint

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An investment firm run by former Goldman Sachs executives is urging Clearwire to strengthen its position in the face of a possible takeover by Sprint....
Investment Firm Urges Clearwire to Fend Off Sprint

Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

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Two closely followed analysts downgraded Microsoft’s shares this morning, another blow to the Redmond company as it struggles to gain traction in smartphones and tablets, and feels the impact of slumping computer shipments. Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini downgraded Microsoft to “sell” from her previous rating of “neutral.” Nomura analyst...
Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

Dell takeover battle set to generate $400m fees bonanza for banks

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Banks advising bidders on debt to fund highly leveraged buyout of computer maker said to be 'licking their chops' over paydayThe $24.4bn (£16bn) takeover battle for Dell is set to hand Wall Street firms their biggest advisory payday in at least three years by generating $400m in fee income for...
Dell takeover battle set to generate $400m fees bonanza for banks

Facebook's CFO Is Meeting With Investors To Tell Them How He's Going To Get The Stock Back To $38 (FB)

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Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman is meeting with investors in New York today, a person familiar with the matter said, days before the lifting of a ban on stock sales by some of the company's biggest shareholders. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Microsoft Corp. and...
Facebook's CFO Is Meeting With Investors To Tell Them How He's Going To Get The Stock Back To $38 (FB)

Tasty: FoodyDirect Gets $3M, As Former Goldman Banker Turns Entrepreneur

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For a long time in Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, Brad Koenig was one of Silicon Valley’s top investment bankers, shepherding deals such as Yahoo’s IPO and a plethora of others. That’s no surprise, given he was the managing director and head of global technology investment banking at Goldman...
Tasty: FoodyDirect Gets $3M, As Former Goldman Banker Turns Entrepreneur

Want a better/greener/more agile data center? Use the data.

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Job one of someone operating a data center is keeping it online. At the Structure Data event in New York City, three women responsible in some way for keeping the data centers of Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and Facebook online discussed how they gathered the info needed to prepare their data...
Want a better/greener/more agile data center? Use the data.

BERNSTEIN: Yahoo Could Go Over $25 (YHOO)

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Another analyst is on the purple haze, pumping Yahoo this morning.  Well, sort of.  Carlos Kirjner at Bernstein has a note out titled, "Could YHOO Be Worth $25 Or More?" His answer is yes, if Yahoo's Asian assets appreciate in value and the core business does just slightly better than...
BERNSTEIN: Yahoo Could Go Over $25 (YHOO)

Is Facebook raising its IPO range?

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Facebook set to up its price. FORTUNE -- Last week, Bloomberg reported that Facebook was getting "weaker than forecast" demand for its upcoming IPO. A few hours later, Reuters reported that the offering was already oversubscribed. It would seem that Reuters was the one to trust. Maureen Farrell of CNNMoney,...
Is Facebook raising its IPO range?

Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

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The sale will likely generate billions, but hidden just beneath the buzz are signs that not all is well for Silicon Valley's starOn Friday, Facebook will finally become a public company. The hotly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) will be the largest tech company share sale ever and is expected...
Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares
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New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook

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Facebook’s tough first six months on the Nasdaq soured some investors on the company’s money making prospects. But a few analysts are still keeping the faith. Case in point: The latest “Buy” rating coming from J.P. Morgan Chase, complete with a shiny new price target raised to $35, up six...
New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook
Apple has shed the equivalent of a Google or a Microsoft since September 2012
Apple's plan for its cash: stock buyback or more dividends likely coming this spring
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