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Facebook spent $715M on Instagram, $87M on other acquisitions this year

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Facebook spent $87 million so far this year on business acquisitions not including its Instagram purchase, the company revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Facebook spent $521 million on Instagram — $300 million of which was in cash, the rest in vested shares of Class...
Facebook spent $715M on Instagram, $87M on other acquisitions this year

SEC’s Shapiro: We’ll Review ‘Issues’ With Facebook’s IPO

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Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said that her agency will examine "issues" surrounding Facebook's IPO in an effort to ensure confidence in public markets....
SEC’s Shapiro: We’ll Review ‘Issues’ With Facebook’s IPO

Amazon: £7bn sales, no UK corporation tax

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Online giant's British operation owned by Luxembourg companyAmazon.co.uk, Britain's biggest online retailer, generated sales of more than £3.3bn in the country last year but paid no corporation tax on any of the profits from that income – and is under investigation by the UK tax authorities.Regulatory filings by parent company...
Amazon: £7bn sales, no UK corporation tax

HP Confirms DOJ Is Investigating Alleged Fraud in Autonomy Deal

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Hewlett-Packard said today that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating its acquisition of Autonomy, for which it is trying to write down about $5 billion in expenses due to alleged “serious accounting improprieties.” The investigation confirmation came as part of HP’s annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But this...
HP Confirms DOJ Is Investigating Alleged Fraud in Autonomy Deal

Nasdaq must pay $10M to settle SEC charges over Facebook IPO woes

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged the Nasdaq stock exchange with violations of securities law for its "poor systems and decision-making" during Facebook's initial public offering, the agency has announced....
Nasdaq must pay $10M to settle SEC charges over Facebook IPO woes

Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

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SEATTLE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a lower bonus than last year's, partly for flat sales of Windows and his failure to ensure that the company provided a choice of browser to some European customers. Ballmer, who took over as CEO from co-founder Bill...
Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

Facebook insider Moskovitz still unloading IPO stock daily

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As previously reported, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz disclosed on August 24 that he had sold 900,000 shares of Facebook stock over the six business days following the "lockup" of the stock awarded to him during the IPO. According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) he has been...
Facebook insider Moskovitz still unloading IPO stock daily

Facebook filling the gaping hole in its mobile strategy

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It looks like Facebook wants to address the big weaknesses in its mobile business model before it has to deal with nagging questions from its investors. According to FT, Facebook is set to include sponsored posts in the news feeds of its phone and tablet apps as well as...
Facebook filling the gaping hole in its mobile strategy

Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

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Barnes & Noble’s largest shareholder, Leonard Riggio, made an offer Monday to buy out the struggling company and take it private—except its Nook and college bookstore management divisions. The latest Nooks were announced back in September 2012. If the offer is completed, the move would be an abrupt retreat...
Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

The Next Hot Tech IPO: Violin Memory Could Be Valued At $2 Billion

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Violin Memory Inc., a maker of flash memory for data centers, filed to go public last month under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, said two people familiar with the matter. The deal is being led by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp., said...
The Next Hot Tech IPO: Violin Memory Could Be Valued At $2 Billion

NEA raises a whopping $2.6 billion for its fourteenth fund

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All-star venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has raised an impressive $2.6 billion for its fourteenth fund, TechCrunch reports. Partner Tony Florence told the publication in an interview that the fund will be “very enterprise-focused,” though he did note that the firm will be “very very active” in the consumer...
NEA raises a whopping $2.6 billion for its fourteenth fund
Nasdaq fined $10M by SEC for breaking rules in Facebook IPO
SEC now requiring US manufacturers to investigate purchases of potential 'conflict minerals'

Facebook’s only weakness: Mobile

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Facebook has filed for its initial public offering (IPO), and assuming the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approve it, Facebook will emerge on the public stock market in a couple of months, create up to $10 billion of capital, and make multi-millionaires out of its stock-holding employees. To start the...
Facebook’s only weakness: Mobile

George Osborne's corporation tax cut may not win business for Britain

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Amazon not the only company to have shifted headquarters out of UK, other multinationals could do same and save billionsDespite George Osborne's assertion in the budget that a cut in corporation tax to 22% by 2014 was "an advertisement for investment and jobs in Britain," many multinational companies do not...
George Osborne's corporation tax cut may not win business for Britain

SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

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When Facebook became a public company in the summer of 2012, its initial public offering (IPO) didn't go quite as well as the company expected. It went poorly enough that the US Securities and Exchange Commission took action against the exchange which handled Facebook's IPO: Nasdaq. A civil suit...
SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

Use of 'Conflict Minerals' Gets More Scrutiny

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Certain minerals, mined in strife-torn Africa and used in products like cellphones, are part of a debate before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more »...
Use of 'Conflict Minerals' Gets More Scrutiny

Is this Facebook's great leap forward?

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Site's share offer will create new billionaires and millionaires – but analysts worry about its capacity for growth and many users fear for their privacyManagement consultant and business expert Peter Cohan does not plan on investing in Facebook stock any time soon. The author of 10 business books, including Capital...
Is this Facebook's great leap forward?
Palo Alto Networks want its firewall to be worth $175M, files to go public

Bill Gates pressures Obama over new mining and energy anti-corruption laws

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Billionaire philanthropist writes to SEC over concerns that major US companies are trying to water down legislation aimed at stamping out corruption in developing countries Bill Gates is putting pressure on the Obama administration to prevent major US energy companies from neutering legislation aimed at stamping out corruption in developing...
Bill Gates pressures Obama over new mining and energy anti-corruption laws

How Much Doesn Wall Street Hate Google's Stock Split Plan?

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How much does the Wall Street establishment dislike Google’s proposed share split plan announced Thursday alongside its first quarter earnings report? Apparently a lot. The plan essentially calls for Google stock to split two for one, and all shareholders will receive a share in a new class of stock that...
How Much Doesn Wall Street Hate Google's Stock Split Plan?
Nokia's SEC filing: slow Symbian sales and Windows Phone uncertainty

Facebook Preparing For IPO In May

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Facebook is targeting May for its initial public offering, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. It will make its trading debut after filing to go public at the beginning of February, according to unnamed sources in the report. The company halted trading on secondary markets today,...
Facebook Preparing For IPO In May

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
Retail: With $37 million, Warby Parker Sets Its Sights on More Than Just Eyeglasses

Apple likely to have broken SEC rules with 'bundled' proxy proposals, judge says

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The federal judge presiding over Greenlight's suit against Apple said that the hedge fund's case has a "likelihood of success," agreeing that the Cupertino company probably broke Securities and Exchange Commission rules when it placed three items into one proxy proposition....
Apple likely to have broken SEC rules with 'bundled' proxy proposals, judge says

Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash

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Crossbar has raised $20.5 million from undisclosed investors for its memory storage technology that could be a possible successor to flash. According to a Form D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Crossbar has an intent to raise $21 million. Crossbar has previous investments from Correlation Ventures, with additional...
Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash

Dish Made Bid for MetroPCS Before T-Mobile Deal

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Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen made a bid to acquire MetroPCS in August for about $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest sign that the executive has pursued serious steps to enter the wireless business. Mr. Ergen offered to buy MetroPCS for $11 a share,...
Dish Made Bid for MetroPCS Before T-Mobile Deal

MetroPCS Due to Dial Up the Details on T-Mobile Deal

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It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for telecom junkies after a flurry of activity last month. But another fix is coming, as soon as this week. MetroPCS is expected to file a proxy on its sale to Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile USA to the Securities and Exchange Commission in...
MetroPCS Due to Dial Up the Details on T-Mobile Deal

Crowdfunder.com Closes $400K Seed Round, Launches Public Beta

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Crowdfunder, the Los Angeles-based startup creating an online platform for the “crowdfunding” of startups and small businesses, has launched the first public beta version of its site this week. The launch comes on the heels of Crowdfunder closing on $400,000 in seed funding from a group of angel investors earlier...
Crowdfunder.com Closes $400K Seed Round, Launches Public Beta
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