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Icahn Continues to Bet on Apple Stock

Icahn Continues to Bet on Apple Stock Carl Icahn invests another $500 million in Apple with vote on stock-buyback proposal looming SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activist investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Apple as he escalates his campaign to pressure the...

Jan 23 2014, 2:45am CST

Verizon buys Intel TV Unit

Verizon buys Intel TV Unit Verizon prepares to deliver mobile TV service after buying Intel Media unit LOS ANGELES (AP) — Someday, the full lineup of channels from Verizon's FiOS TV service may be available on your phone. That's the vision...

Jan 22 2014, 3:36am CST

Should Microsoft Acquire Yahoo For $53 Billion?

Should Microsoft Buy Yahoo for $53 Billion? The last time Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo — valuing it at $45 billion, Steve Ballmer hoped that some value could be created by combining their media assets. As he said back then, “We have great respect for Yahoo!,...

Jan 21 2014, 8:56am CST

Because It's All About Virality - Dropbox Scores Funding At A $10B Valuation

Because It's All About Virality - Dropbox Scores Funding At A $10B Valuation Crazy you might say but WSJ is reporting that Dropbox has raised $250M in a deal that values the company at an incredible $10B making it one of the ore highly valued VC-backed companies out there. The world gasped at...

Jan 17 2014, 8:31pm CST

Dropbox Founder Drew Houston Joins Billionaire Ranks As Company Reaches $10 Billion Valuation

Dropbox Founder Drew Houston Joins Billionaire Ranks As Company Reaches $10 Billion Valuation In late 2011, a young and brash Drew Houston was doing battle with Steve Jobs. Two years shy of 30, the Dropbox cofounder and CEO had brushed aside the advances of the Apple guru only to him face him head-to-head when...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm CST

Obama Calls For 'New Approach' On NSA Surveillance--Not 'New' Enough For Critics

Obama Calls For 'New Approach' On NSA Surveillance--Not 'New' Enough For Critics Six months after Edward Snowden began leaking the NSA’s secrets, President Obama has agreed that the way America spies needs to change. But when it comes to the degree of that change, the White House has a long way to...

Jan 17 2014, 1:11pm CST

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Yahoo CEO lets go top lieutenant in surprise move Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer parts way with top operations exec just 15 months after hiring SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is cutting loose her top lieutenant in a possible sign that the Internet...

Jan 15 2014, 6:41pm CST

AOL Hands Off Patch To Turnaround Firm Hale Global

AOL Hands Off Patch To Turnaround Firm Hale Global This is the way the saga of Patch and AOL ends: Not with a bang, nor with a whimper, but with a “Huh?” Pressed to find a buyer or partner for his beloved network of community news sites, AOL chairman Tim Armstrong has...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

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Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin?

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin? Overstock raised eyebrows earlier this month when the retailer announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment. While Bitcoin has slowly been making inroads into the U.S. economy, Overstock is by far the largest, most...

Jan 13 2014, 11:01pm CST

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Charter to bid below $135 a share for TW Cable Charter in pursuit of Time Warner Cable, willing to make cash-and-stock offer of up to $38B NEW YORK (AP) — Cable TV operator Charter Communications wants to buy the much larger Time Warner Cable in a cash...

Jan 13 2014, 4:41pm CST

Even With A Supreme Court Win, Aereo Still Might Lose

Even With A Supreme Court Win, Aereo Still Might Lose The battle between broadcasters and Aereo, a startup that offers television programming over the internet, will be resolved by the Supreme Court later this year. If the court rules for the networks, Aereo will join a...

Jan 11 2014, 7:11am CST

Wag The Dog Stock Investing

Wag The Dog Stock Investing The dog and tail people are at it again. DATs, I call them. These are the financial advisors who say, “Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog. Taxes should not be your primary reason for buying or selling something.” There...

Jan 10 2014, 3:31pm CST

Target Breach More Devastating than Expected

Target Breach More Devastating than Expected Target took the incident a little too lightly in the beginning. Yet now it is seriously thinking about confronting the security and data breach which occurred recently. That is because the damage done to its reputation by hackers is far more devastating than expected.

Jan 10 2014, 1:23pm CST

Lessons From Vanderbilt And Rockefeller: Know Your "One Big Thing"

Lessons From Vanderbilt And Rockefeller: Know Your "One Big Thing" With all of the media coverage about Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos, it’s easy to forget that many of the gutsiest moves in business history happened long before Bill Gates was even a twinkle in...

Jan 9 2014, 12:16pm CST

Don't Kill Off Your Website -- Use It As The Hub For Your Social Media Presence

Don't Kill Off Your Website -- Use It As The Hub For Your Social Media Presence #6 Of  “10 More Don’ts Of Corporate Social Media” By Davia Temin and Ian Anderson The questions plaguing many corporate leaders these days about social media include: How can we take best advantage of this continually-...

Jan 9 2014, 10:26am CST

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance By Jane Ho China’s nationwide outbreak of SARS in 2003 may have caused trouble for many businesses but it jump-started Avcon Information Technology, a provider of videoconference and surveillance systems. (And, yes, the...

Jan 8 2014, 9:21am CST

VC Tim Draper On Bitcoin, Going Public And Hong Kong's Startup Community

VC Tim Draper On Bitcoin, Going Public And Hong Kong's Startup Community If you have even the most minimal exposure to the venture capital industry then Tim Draper is a man who needs no introduction. He’s the “Draper” in the storied VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He’s invested in companies...

Jan 7 2014, 8:26pm CST

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Yahoo mines recent acquisitions to boost revenue Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround plan taps into recent acquisitions of technology, talent SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is leaning more heavily on its recent acquisitions of technology and talent as CEO...

Jan 7 2014, 6:46pm CST

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Twitter founder unveils search app tied to photos Twitter founder Biz Stone seeks to help people find answers with photo-driven 'Jelly' app SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hopes to demonstrate that a picture can be worth even more than...

Jan 7 2014, 4:36pm CST

Tech Exec Aneel Bhusri Becomes A Billionaire As Workday Shares Soar

Tech Exec Aneel Bhusri Becomes A Billionaire As Workday Shares Soar Aneel Bhusri wears many hats. A Silicon Valley veteran, he’s been a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners for the last 15 years. More recently, he’s served as co-CEO of enterprise software firm Workday. And...

Jan 6 2014, 4:36pm CST

Ryan Caldbeck's CircleUp Democratizes Funding Process For Start-Ups and Investors

Ryan Caldbeck's CircleUp Democratizes Funding Process For Start-Ups and Investors A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Ryan Caldbeck, Founder and CEO, CircleUp… “We’re an online investing marketplace that matches small investors with start-up...

Jan 6 2014, 12:56pm CST

Drivers For Change - How The World Might Evolve In 2014

Drivers For Change - How The World Might Evolve In 2014 New Year is a time to look forward and ponder how the world will change in the months and years to come. It’s not necessarily something you would expect from an automotive company, though – yet that is what the US...

Jan 6 2014, 12:17pm CST

iPad Pro is Coming in Fall 2014

iPad Pro is a Hybrid iPad Apple is reportedly ready to churn out a 12-inch iPad Pro from its factories this February. And this hybrid gadget will transform the scene for the better.

Jan 5 2014, 11:22pm CST

Week Ahead: Mayer, Malone & Slew Of Market-Moving News

Week Ahead: Mayer, Malone & Slew Of Market-Moving News The first full trading week of 2014 brings a slew of company and economic news that is potentially sensitive for investors. The U.S. jobs report on Friday will be the focus for many, but there is a rich seam of...

Jan 5 2014, 3:11pm CST

12-Inch iPad Pro is Coming

12-Inch iPad Pro is Coming Soon Apple is reportedly ready to churn out a 12-inch iPad Pro from its factories this February. And this hybrid gadget will transform the scene for the better.

Jan 4 2014, 1:44am CST

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Liberty Media bids for full ownership of Sirius XM Liberty Media seeks to devour all of Sirius XM in deal valuing satellite radio service at $23B ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Liberty Media is trying to devour all of Sirius XM in a deal that would value the...

Jan 3 2014, 6:06pm CST

John Malone's Liberty Media Wants To Absorb Rest Of Sirius XM

John Malone's Liberty Media Wants To Absorb Rest Of Sirius XM Billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Media announced late Friday a proposal to turn Sirius XM Radio into a wholly-owned subsidiary by creating a third class of Liberty Media shares. Liberty already owns a controlling stake...

Jan 3 2014, 4:26pm CST

Calling America's New Digital Policy Pioneers

Calling America's New Digital Policy Pioneers Next week, as part of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I’ll be speaking on a panel discussing the future of Internet-based telephony, or what is referred to in Washington as the “IP Transition.” As I’ve...

Jan 3 2014, 5:26am CST

Li Ming, Briefly Owner of Digital Domain, Dies

Li Ming, Briefly Owner of Digital Domain, Dies Li Ming, the CEO of Beijing based media company Galloping Horse, died of myocardial infarction at age 48 on Thursday evening. Born to a family with military background, Li made his fortune as an advertising agent for...

Jan 2 2014, 6:51pm CST

Fiat Soars After Gobbling Up Chrysler For $4.35 Billion

Fiat Soars After Gobbling Up Chrysler For $4.35 Billion Fiat agreed to buy the rest of Chrysler on Wednesday for $4.35 billion from the United Auto Workers Trust, and investors are bullish on the prospects for what will be the world’s seventh-largest automaker. Fiat stock...

Jan 2 2014, 11:01am CST

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China And Russia Helping Fuel New Tech Boom If I asked you to name the biggest online shopping day of the year, what would you guess? Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Free Shipping Day in mid-December? Guess again. Even though Cyber Monday sales were spectacular this...

Dec 31 2013, 2:45pm CST

Nine Notable Tweets Of 2013

Nine Notable Tweets Of 2013 Twitter became many things in the year 2013. A public company, for one. But also an increasing source of breaking news and a platform for conversation of all types. It’d be impossible to distill through the literal...

Dec 31 2013, 2:37pm CST

Demand For Larger Screen Size To Drive Corning's Display Technology Business In 2014

Demand For Larger Screen Size To Drive Corning's Display Technology Business In 2014 Corning’s revenues from its display business are expected to increase in the coming year driven by growing demand for larger displays in TVs, mobile devices and tablets. Revenues from its display technologies segment...

Dec 30 2013, 4:01pm CST

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The Secret Of Ashton Kutcher's Venture Capital Success The Telegraph carries an interesting little piece trying to work through why Ashton Kutcher is such a success as a venture capitalist in the tech space. And there is a bit of head scratching possible here: the tales of...

Dec 30 2013, 12:41pm CST

Inside the real Dragons' Den

Inside the real Dragons' Den “Over good wine we came up with the idea of putting ourselves in the middle of people with money and people who need it. We thought of making Dragon’s Den online, it was amazingly flawed.” This was six years ago and “...

Dec 30 2013, 12:21pm CST

10 Things To Look Forward To In Fashion In 2014

10 Things To Look Forward To In Fashion In 2014 What will the New Year bring to the world of fashion? Here are 10 things worth keeping our eyes out for. 1. Cate Blanchett’s red carpet gowns as she makes the awards ceremony rounds to accept accolades for her...

Dec 30 2013, 7:01am CST

Yahoo To $40 And Now Beyond

Yahoo To $40 And Now Beyond A little over a year ago here in Forbes, I wrote a post about how Yahoo! was going to go to $40 by the end of 2013. It turns out that was a very accurate call, as the stock now trades slightly above the $40 level. I...

Dec 29 2013, 1:06pm CST

14 Pointed Predictions For 2014

14 Pointed Predictions For 2014 After recapping the hits and misses and misses of last year’s predictions (I did well on oil, less well on Apple; scored on the movies, struck out in sports), it’s time to look ahead to 2014. The recent budget deal in...

Dec 29 2013, 7:36am CST

Meet The Real 'Wolf Of Wall Street' In Forbes' Original Takedown Of Jordan Belfort

Meet The Real 'Wolf Of Wall Street' In Forbes' Original Takedown Of Jordan Belfort Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” is a raucous bacchanalia of sex, drugs, and money on Wall Street that focuses on the excesses of Jordan Belfort’s career at over the counter brokerage house Stratton Oakmont....

Dec 28 2013, 11:31am CST

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NY judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal NY judge concludes NSA phone surveillance is legal, rejecting ACLU effort to halt program NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of...

Dec 27 2013, 12:06pm CST