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Facebook Quiet Period Ends. Analysts Say: Meh

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The government-mandated quiet period surrounding Facebook's initial public offering has ended, meaning Wall Street investment banks that underwrote the company's IPO can issue research on the stock. And judging from the mixed reviews of analysts at firms that priced Facebook at $38 a share, Facebook shareholders may be wishing they'd...
Facebook Quiet Period Ends. Analysts Say: Meh

Facebook Analysts Stick to Script

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Facebook has gotten a thumbs-down from investors since its initial public offering. But securities analysts who work at the investment banks that did the deal have never wavered in their enthusiasm....
Facebook Analysts Stick to Script

Salesman for software company selling to HFT firms: 'We robotise events' | Joris Luyendijk

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Joris Luyendijk talks to a software salesman about adjusting to the world of high-frequency trading and the need for speedAmong the most read interviews on the blog is this computer programmer at a high-frequency trading (HFT) hedge fund. To understand HFT, he explained: "Compare the movements of shares on the...
Salesman for software company selling to HFT firms: 'We robotise events' | Joris Luyendijk

Good Technology Raises $50M On Its Road To An IPO

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Mobile device management company Good Technology has raised $50 million, according to a Securities and Exchange (SEC) filing. A company spokesperson confirmed the fundraising but had no comment about the purpose of the raise. The SEC document says the company is seeking a total of $60 million. Founded in 1996 and...
Good Technology Raises $50M On Its Road To An IPO
Investment banks: Gatekeepers no more as crowdfunding changes the game

China's secretive networking giant Huawei weighs an IPO

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Telecom infrastructure powerhouse Huawei has reached out to investment banks about a possibility of publicly listing its stock on an international exchange, according to reports from the Wall Street Journaland Reuters. While the news agencies’ sources said no final decision has been made, an initial public offering (IPO) could help...
China's secretive networking giant Huawei weighs an IPO

Outrage as AA's owner Acromas pays just 2.7% in corporation tax on profits

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After Google, Starbucks and Amazon, Acromas is the latest big company to come under attackPrivate equity firms looking to make millions of pounds from selling the AA breakdown service have come under attack for the tiny amount of corporation tax its holding company has paid.Unions and MPs have rounded on...
Outrage as AA's owner Acromas pays just 2.7% in corporation tax on profits

Banks Are Hiring A Bunch Of IT Experts, And It's Going To Reshape Wall Street

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LONDON (Reuters) - The investment banking industry is heading into a digital revolution that could redraw not only its business model but also the traditional image of its staff. Stuck with dwindling profits in an era of poor returns and heavy regulation, the likes of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and HSBC are battling to hire the best software programmers, systems engineers and data analysts, to help...
Banks Are Hiring A Bunch Of IT Experts, And It's Going To Reshape Wall Street

Facebook: For Once, The Investment Bank Was Behaving Ethically

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In an IPO an investment bank takes a fee from a business to place that stock in financial markets. Or, more precisely, they take a fee from a business to sell part of that business. Their customer is the company doing an IPO and they have a legal and moral...
Facebook: For Once, The Investment Bank Was Behaving Ethically

Banks Get Squat As Facebook Commands Super-Low Fees

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Reuters is reporting that the fees to banks on Facebook's planned IPO could be as low as 1%. If that's true, it is a stark reminder of who is holds the all the negotiating power in this deal. Standard IPO fees are 6-7% and for highly sought after or...
Banks Get Squat As Facebook Commands Super-Low Fees
Big banks pump the breaks on Apple following huge earnings miss

Of Course Wall Street's Already Bitching About How Mark Zuckerberg Isn't Sucking Up To Them Enough

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Last week, Facebook held a big IPO "kick-off" meeting for investment banks and analysts, in which company management gave Wall Street a closer look at the company. Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, didn't attend the meeting. Predictably, Wall Street's already bitching about that. "We don't think that he should be...
Of Course Wall Street's Already Bitching About How Mark Zuckerberg Isn't Sucking Up To Them Enough
Banks get $100M for "stabilizing" Facebook's IPO; uh, where was the stabilization?

Can Congress Resist a Juicy Facebook IPO Hearing? Of Course Not (It's an Election Year, People!)

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It was a bad time for Facebook’s IPO to go south. Retail investors are not happy. Class-action lawsuits have been filed against Nasdaq, Facebook and the three Wall Street investment banks that took it public. The Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Massachusetts Secretary of State...
Can Congress Resist a Juicy Facebook IPO Hearing? Of Course Not (It's an Election Year, People!)

Facebook's EMEA Head Joanna Shields Is Leaving To Become CEO Of London's Tech City 'Silicon Valley' Effort

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Surprising news for a Saturday evening in London. Joanna Shields, the vice president of Facebook’s European, Middle East and Africa operations, is leaving the company to become the chief executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation, a David Cameron/Conservative government initiative to develop a technology hub in the East End...
Facebook's EMEA Head Joanna Shields Is Leaving To Become CEO Of London's Tech City 'Silicon Valley' Effort

Vivendi Seeks Buyers for Activision

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Vivendi is working with two investment banks to explore the sale of videogame giant Activision Blizzard, in which the French conglomerate owns a majority stake....
Vivendi Seeks Buyers for Activision

Tribune Explores Sale of Newspapers

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Tribune has enlisted investment banks to help sell its newspaper business, including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune....
Tribune Explores Sale of Newspapers
Ivy League Students Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Dropbox, Cue, Romotive, And More

Aleynikov goes free

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Count me in, with Choire Sicha, as being very happy that Sergey Aleynikov is once again a free man. To cut a long story short, Aleynikov used to work in high-frequency trading for Goldman Sachs, earning $400,000 a year. He then got offered a job in Chicago, earning three times...
Aleynikov goes free

Insight Ventures Invests $53 Million in SR Labs, Electronic Trading Player

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Insight Venture Partners announced today that it had made a $53 million investment in SR Labs, a company that builds high performance electronic trading platforms. Founded in 2007, SR Labs serves clients that include hedge funds and investment banks, including Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. Its specialty is data-gathering and...
Insight Ventures Invests $53 Million in SR Labs, Electronic Trading Player

Facebook IPO set for 18 May

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Mark Zuckerberg to join Facebook IPO roadshow ahead of company stock market float on 18 MayFacebook shares will float on the US stock market on Friday 18 May, with a "roadshow" for the company's enthusiastically-awaited initial public offering to begin next Monday including its founder Mark Zuckerberg, according to Silicon...
Facebook IPO set for 18 May

China's Huawei Considers an IPO

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Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co. has reached out to investment banks for advice on issuing stock to the public, people familiar with the outreach said, as the company considers ways to make itself more transparent and improve its odds of winning big contracts in markets like the U.S. The...
China's Huawei Considers an IPO

Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple's Share Buybacks

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Apple has a good deal of cash. And, in the Valley, the startup ecosystem — for many reasons — wants to see Apple spend that cash. As their cash pile continued to grow...
Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple's Share Buybacks
Wall Street got the Facebook IPO it deserved
Reuters: RIM hiring law firm to lead restructuring, asset and patent sales being considered

Social: Today Belongs To Facebook Optimists

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Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Photo: Kevin Krejci/FlickrThe Great Wall Street Facebook Panic is over. Now that it’s finally showing material mobile ad revenue, Facebook is turning investor flames into friend requests; at least three investment banks have upgraded the social network to “buy“ from “neutral” or “hold” and...
Social: Today Belongs To Facebook Optimists
Data | Business Grads to Wall Street: Drop Dead

Facebook roundup: search, mobile ads, FBX, Netflix and more

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Facebook is 2012′s top search term - For the fourth year in a row, Facebook was the top-searched term overall in the U.S., according to Experian. Facebook accounted for 4.13 percent of all searches, a 33 percent increase from 2011. Other variations of the term “facebook” were among the top terms....
Facebook roundup: search, mobile ads, FBX, Netflix and more

Dell Nears $23 Billion Deal to Go Private

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Dell Inc. on Monday was close to finalizing a $23 billion deal to take itself private at between $13.50 and $13.75 a share, said people familiar with the matter, in a buyout that marks an unofficial end to the era when a handful of young entrepreneurs made PCs the dominant...
Dell Nears $23 Billion Deal to Go Private

Fair Use Or Free Riding? The AP's New Attack On News Scraping

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The Associated Press is becoming more aggressive in trying to rein in the information the news service scatters around the world. After helping to launch a copyright monitoring service, the AP is now suing a company that clips headlines and news items for its customers. In a complaint filed...
Fair Use Or Free Riding? The AP's New Attack On News Scraping
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