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Growth

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Paul Graham has penned an longish and excellent essay in which he postulates that growth is the single defining characteristic of startups and the thing that all entrepreneurs must focus on. Paul is slowly but surely building a body of writing on startups that is as good as anything that...
Growth

Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions

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City Comptroller John Liu called on tech giants Dell, Intel, and Motorola to increase their manufacturers' compliance with human rights standards. The New York City Pension Fund is one of the largest shareholders in many of these tech companies, and plan to bring the measure to a resolution at the...
Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions
Why Facebook’s GM ad drama won’t impact this IPO

Why winning in African tech is a patience game

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There is a lot of hype surrounding Africa’s nascent technology scene today. As all shrewd investors know, it is often best to avoid the wisdom of the crowd. The louder the hype, the more bearish one should go and vice-versa. Of course, this is not an exact science but it...
Why winning in African tech is a patience game

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Lots Of Variables In Microsoft's Upcoming Earnings (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Down With Tech  Market gains are gone with Bernanke's testimony and as CPI comes in at expectations. Shares of MSFT are off with tech. Microsoft will report earnings on Thursday, July 19....
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Lots Of Variables In Microsoft's Upcoming Earnings (MSFT)

Morgan Stanley: Apple could pay a 1.9% to 3.8% dividend from domestic free cash flow alone

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Likely to exceed the tech sector's average 1.2% dividend, driving share price up $100 Click to enlarge. The institutions that hold 70% of Apple's (AAPL) shares lobbied Steve Jobs for years to put some of his company's rapidly growing cash hoard in their hands. Now that his successor is talking...
Morgan Stanley: Apple could pay a 1.9% to 3.8% dividend from domestic free cash flow alone

Here's The Part Of Facebook's Earnings Call That Caused The Stock To Crash (FB)

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A Wall Street insider recently alerted me to something important I missed in Facebook's Q2 earnings call. Yes, there was a lot of other stuff to worry about in that call, at least for short-term investors: Facebook's revenue and earnings performance was merely in line with guidance that most observers...
Here's The Part Of Facebook's Earnings Call That Caused The Stock To Crash (FB)
As social tech shakes up finance, StockTwits relaunches with focus on real-time, curation
APPLE CRUSHED: Stock Falls Another 4% To New Closing Low
Apple Tumbles To New Closing Low -- Stock Now Down 27% From Peak

Shares Of Sina Are Diving After China Goes On Weekend Censorship Rampage

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Netizens in China continue to chatter about a coup, so over the weekend, users of Twitter-like sites run by Sina.com and Tencent were prevented from commenting on each other's posts, according to FT. It's a reminder that a major risk to these companies is the fact that the government...
Shares Of Sina Are Diving After China Goes On Weekend Censorship Rampage
Let’s just agree the bubble has burst

And Now Facebook's Stock Is Up Nearly 30% From Its Low, Closing In On IPO Price...

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There are still a few people referring to Facebook's IPO as a "disaster," but if the trend of the last two weeks keeps up, they won't be saying that much longer. Why not? Because Facebook's stock has bounced off the bottom and has now soared back to $33. In fact,...
And Now Facebook's Stock Is Up Nearly 30% From Its Low, Closing In On IPO Price...

Productivity App Evernote Gets Another $85M Led By London's ACG Equity Partners/m8 Capital

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Evernote, the personal data and productivity app that now has over 45 million users, is today announcing it has raised another $85 million, with 75% of that, $63.75 million, in the form of a secondary investment. We have heard that the raise was looking to be done on a $2...
Productivity App Evernote Gets Another $85M Led By London's ACG Equity Partners/m8 Capital
APPLE FALLS AGAIN: Stock Approaching New Closing Low

Evernote -- everyone's favorite online notebook -- just raised $85M, should IPO

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Evernote, the note taking website that helps you organize your life online, has taken on an $85 million round of funding from AGC Equity Partners and Valiant Capital. Current investors T.Rowe Price Associates, Inc. also participated in the round. Evernote explained in a blog post that 75 percent of...
Evernote -- everyone's favorite online notebook -- just raised $85M, should IPO
Apple Collapse Continues -- Stock Nears New Closing Low

Don't Look Now, But Facebook's Stock Is Up 20% In 2 Weeks!

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Remember two weeks ago, when Facebook's stock had crashed all the way to ~$25? Yes, back then, everyone was absolutely certain that it was going to, say, $18, and they were telling everyone who would listen about that. Well, you don't hear from those folks much anymore. Why not?...
Don't Look Now, But Facebook's Stock Is Up 20% In 2 Weeks!

Interview: AOL's Armstrong Tries To Rewrite Groundhog Day Script

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Groundhog Day was a couple of months ago but Tim Armstrong gets his own version of it today, when he chairs the new AOL’s first annual shareholders meeting just one day after the company released negative results for its first full earnings quarter as an indie. Once again, AOL...
Interview: AOL's Armstrong Tries To Rewrite Groundhog Day Script

Morgan Stanley: Apple could pay a 1.9% to 3.8% dividend from domestic free cash flow alone

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Likely to exceed the tech sector's average 1.2% dividend, driving share price up $100 Click to enlarge. The institutions that hold 70% of Apple's (AAPL) shares lobbied Steve Jobs for years to put some of his company's rapidly growing cash hoard in their hands. Now that his successor is talking...
Morgan Stanley: Apple could pay a 1.9% to 3.8% dividend from domestic free cash flow alone

Not So Scott Free? Yahoo's Other Big Shareholder -- Cap Re -- Leaning Toward Supporting Loeb Over Thompson ResuMess

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One of Yahoo’s biggest long-term investors, Capital Research and Management, which owns more than 10 percent of the company in two different funds, is leaning toward voting for the slate proposed by activist shareholder Daniel Loeb of Third Point, in the wake of the controversy around the botched bio...
Not So Scott Free? Yahoo's Other Big Shareholder -- Cap Re -- Leaning Toward Supporting Loeb Over Thompson ResuMess

GREAT NEWS: Everyone Who Loved Facebook Last Week Can Now Buy It At 10%-15% Less!

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In his pre-IPO letter to prospective shareholders, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made two things crystal clear: Facebook's "social mission" was much more important to him than its business He was focused on creating Facebook's long-term vision, not on creating short-term "shareholder value" (e.g., stock price). In other words, Zuckerberg warned...
GREAT NEWS: Everyone Who Loved Facebook Last Week Can Now Buy It At 10%-15% Less!

Expose yourself...

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With so many options in media, interaction and venues, you now get to choose what you expose yourself to.Expose yourself to art, and you'll come to appreciate it and aspire to make it.Expose yourself to anonymous scathing critics and you will begin to believe them (or flinch in anticipation of...
Expose yourself...

Zuckerberg May Not Give A Hoot About Facebook's Stock Price, But Employees Will

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that he is not going to manage his company for Wall Street and its quarterly expectations. Henry Blodget says for short term investors, Zuckerberg's philosophy amounts to a "three-alarm klaxon: Don't buy this stock!" But pleasing Wall Street isn't the only reason...
Zuckerberg May Not Give A Hoot About Facebook's Stock Price, But Employees Will

Facebook Is "Muppet Bait"

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CNBC was kind enough to have me on this morning to talk Facebook with hosts Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick, Joe Kernen, and guest host Steve Rattner. I love the Squawk Box crew--they're a class act--and this was a fun discussion. Steve argued persuasively that individuals shouldn't trade stocks, a...
Facebook Is "Muppet Bait"

Evernote defers "eventual" IPO, raises $85 million in funding

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Evernote CEO Phil Libin announced in a blog post today that the popular productivity app, which allows users to sync and collect documents and notes, has raised $85 million in financing. The new round was led by London-based AGC Equity Partners/m8 Capital, with participation from Valiant Capital Partners and previous investors....
Evernote defers "eventual" IPO, raises $85 million in funding

Zuckerberg Explains How Facebook Is Different Than Google, Yahoo, And HP (HP, YHOO, GOOG, FB)

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Here's what Zuckerberg told HuffPo's Jose Antonio Vargas: "I think the biggest difference between Facebook and other companies is how focused we are on our mission . . . Different companies care about different things. There are companies that care about, just really care about having the biggest market cap....
Zuckerberg Explains How Facebook Is Different Than Google, Yahoo, And HP (HP, YHOO, GOOG, FB)
Pinterest Is Now A $2.5 Billion Company
This Chart Should Scare The Bejeezus Out Of Stock Investors
The Crowd Comes Of Age
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