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SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt

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A San Francisco-based startup known as SoFi is building technology to help college and grad students avoid falling into crippling debt. It’s an ambitious goal, but SoFi is growing and raising money at a rapid rate. After raising a huge $77 million fund in September 2012, SoFi today received an...
SoFi gets an additional $41M to keep students from falling into debt

Wall Street Should Fear 28-Year-Old Alexa Von Tobel

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When LearnVest launched two years ago, it was a site that promised to teach women important financial information. It was a fine idea, but when LearnVest raised $19 million last year, you had to wonder what investors were thinking. LearnVest's traffic and revenue didn't seem high enough to justify its...
Wall Street Should Fear 28-Year-Old Alexa Von Tobel

The One Question Facebook Has To Answer Today (FB)

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It's early on the West Coast, but we'd believe that Facebook executives Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg are having a hard time sleeping. Facebook reports its third-quarter earnings this afternoon just after 4pm eastern. We'll have live, wall-to-wall coverage on the earnings, breaking out all interesting angles. It's a huge moment...
The One Question Facebook Has To Answer Today (FB)

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
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Robert Teitelman: Whatever Happened to Occupy Wall Street?

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Gone but not forgotten. Occupy Wall Street has disappeared from Zuccotti Park, save for occasional gatherings of shivering souls watched over by yellow-jacketed police, but it lingers on the edge of consciousness, in the now embedded cliché "we are the 99%" and, apparently in Davos, where all things go to...
Robert Teitelman: Whatever Happened to Occupy Wall Street?

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

Ignition-backed Cloudera scores whopping $65M round

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It’s been a good week for Ignition Partners, the Bellevue venture capital firm. On Wednesday, Citrix Systems announced its intentions to acquire Ignition portfolio company Zenprise in a deal that Fortune pegged at $355 million. Now, Cloudera, a four-year-old Hadoop based software startup led by ex-engineers from Facebook, Google and...
Ignition-backed Cloudera scores whopping $65M round

Meeker: Mobile Advertising A $20 Billion Opportunity In US

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Mobile advertising will come in somewhere around $2.5 to $3.0 billion in the US this year. However Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker, who is a former Morgan Stanley analyst, says the opportunity is roughly $20 billion. Among the 110 slides in her presentation to the D10 conference yesterday is one... Please...
Meeker: Mobile Advertising A $20 Billion Opportunity In US

Regulators may review Morgan Stanley-Facebook allegations, report says

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Reuters says that regulators might probe reports that Morgan Stanley cut its forecast for Facebook just before the IPO. [Read more]...
Regulators may review Morgan Stanley-Facebook allegations, report says
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Morgan Stanley now loaning shares of Facebook to short sellers

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Morgan Stanley is now lending shares of Facebook to short sellers, CNBC has recently reported. Morgan Stanley was the offering’s lead underwriter. On the day of Facebook’s IPO, its underwriting banks had to purchase the stock at several intervals to keep it from declining past its launch price. Short selling...
Morgan Stanley now loaning shares of Facebook to short sellers

Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

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In a key hire, Jawbone said today that had hired Mindy Mount, a top corporate VP at Microsoft, as its president. The move by the San Francisco-based maker of wireless, music and wearable devices is part of what has been a major upgrading of its management and board. Recently,...
Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business

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Image: methodshop.comNetflix stock has been on a tear today, up more than 11% to almost $74 as the markets readied to close. The bump, even as the Nasdaq traded every so slightly down, was based primarily on what amounts to a “buy” rating from Morgan Stanley’s Scott Devitt. The gist...
Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business

Is Amazon.com a silent titan of the online ad industry?

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When discussing web advertising, Google and Facebook come to mind easily. But given new estimates, Amazon may be rising to join their ranks. According to a report released today by eMarketer, Amazon earned almost $610 million last year in ad revenue, and that number is expected to keep rising over...
Is Amazon.com a silent titan of the online ad industry?

DealBook: As Facebook's Stock Struggles, Fingers Start Pointing

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Much of the blame for Facebook's initial public offering debacle is landing on Morgan Stanley, the lead banker....
DealBook: As Facebook's Stock Struggles, Fingers Start Pointing

Meet Scott Devitt: Morgan Stanley's Facebook Analyst Who Takes The Bus To Work

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Scott Devitt has long stood out for being cautious in a world of Internet bulls. In the more than 12 years that he has covered Internet companies as a Wall Street analyst, Devitt has developed a measured approach to a sector that often succumbs to hype. Devitt, who replaced star...
Meet Scott Devitt: Morgan Stanley's Facebook Analyst Who Takes The Bus To Work

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
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AMERICA'S 4TH AUTOMAKER HAS ARRIVED: Tesla Now Has The World's Biggest Automakers Watching With Anxiety (TSLA)

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Tesla has had a historic week. It began last Wednesday when it reported its first quarterly profit ever.  That was followed by Consumer Reports essentially calling it the best car ever when it gave it a score of 99/100. The stock's epic rally is continuing this afternoon.  Management just announced...
AMERICA'S 4TH AUTOMAKER HAS ARRIVED: Tesla Now Has The World's Biggest Automakers Watching With Anxiety (TSLA)

TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

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Mr. Chung (Photo: TechStars) In December, after reports about an impending downturn in the accelerator boom, some local investors expressed concerns about the future of TechStars New York. Would the next Demo Day be the same parade of oversubscribed startups when much-hyped graduates were still stuck in beta? Were the...
TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

Enough With The Rumors, Here's Who Is Underwriting Facebook's IPO

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Straight from the S-1: Morgan Stanley leads and Goldman is pushed out of the top two as was reported earlier today. Please follow Clusterstock on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:With Morgan Stanley 'Close' To Lead Underwriting Facebook's IPO, This Goldman Banker Won't Be In...
Enough With The Rumors, Here's Who Is Underwriting Facebook's IPO

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?

WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

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The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Facebook may file for its long-awaited IPO as soon as this Wednesday, but notes that the “timing is still being discussed”, according to an anonymous source. The article says that Facebook is eyeing a valuation between $75 and $100 billion as it...
WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

Former Convict Reveals How Hard It Is To Be Targeted By One Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutors

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Aaron Swartz's legal team and family are justifiably outraged at federal prosecutors, a man prosecuted by one of the same attorneys said. Swartz's former lawyer said this week that Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Heymann knew the 26-year-old was suicidal but was "heedless" in pursuing him. Swartz's family has said...
Former Convict Reveals How Hard It Is To Be Targeted By One Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutors

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

You Can Buy Facebook Stock Right Now: Mutual Funds

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The possibility that Facebook might register with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public stock offering as early as Wednesday may make certain mutual funds seem palatable, although it’s overly idealistic to expect any upside this way. The mutual funds that contain Facebook shares have small stakes in them...
You Can Buy Facebook Stock Right Now: Mutual Funds

OUTFLANKED AND SLOW: How E-Ink Got Blindsided By The Tablet Era

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader. Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Barnes & Noble Inc's Nook. After five years...
OUTFLANKED AND SLOW: How E-Ink Got Blindsided By The Tablet Era

Morgan Stanley juices Apple targets. Base: $720. Bull: $960

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What was their "bull case" price target in January became their "base case" in March Click to enlarge. Source: Morgan Stanley It must have been an embarrassment for Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty that her published 12-month price target for Apple (AAPL) -- set on January 25 -- was stuck at...
Morgan Stanley juices Apple targets. Base: $720. Bull: $960
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