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Will Having Activist Investor Carl Icahn As a Shareholder Hurt Apple in the Long-Run?

Will Having Activist Investor Carl Icahn As a Shareholder Hurt Apple in the Long-Run?

Activist investor Carl Icahn has placed a stake in the ground on Apple territory. The 77-year old businessman announced today that he has a “large position” in ... »

Forget IPO. The New Goal? Get Acquired

Forget IPO. The New Goal? Get Acquired

Economists might explain the decline in IPOs through market conditions. The start-up and venture capital communities see it differently. Remember when taking yo... »

How ‘Confidential’ IPOs Are Changing the Market

How ‘Confidential’ IPOs Are Changing the Market

In April, the JOBS Act ushered in a new way to go public. It’s already popular. After Facebook’s underwhelming IPO ushered in a five-week summer dro... »

Steve Case: IPOs Are Good for You

Steve Case: IPOs Are Good for You

The founder of AOL makes a good case for why an IPO is often the best exit strategy for a company’s founder. But Case has his reasons, and they may not be... »

Is the IPO Party Over?

Is the IPO Party Over?

The initial public offering has long been the ultimate goal of successful entrepreneurs. But now the decision to go public is much more difficult–and risk... »

Russian Ecommerce Giant Ozon is Considering a Future IPO

Russian Ecommerce Giant Ozon is Considering a Future IPO

Ozon, the Russian ecommerce company often compared to Amazon, is considering an IPO to fuel further growth as it pursues a goal of 80% market share in Russia wi... »

All Signs Point to 2014 Twitter IPO

All Signs Point to 2014 Twitter IPO

With 2014 revenue projects nearing $1 billion, analysts expect a public offering. Turns out, Twitter is putting all the right wheels in motion to IPO in a year.... »

Facebook’s Stock Has Lost 31% of its Value Since It Went Public One Year Ago

Facebook’s Stock Has Lost 31% of its Value Since It Went Public One Year Ago

On May 18th, 2012, Facebook went public at a per-share price of $38. The company experienced a brief gain, spiking into the 40s, but ended its first day of trad... »

Oreck Founder: Private Equity Bankrupted My Company

Oreck Founder: Private Equity Bankrupted My Company

Oreck used to be one of the biggest names in the vacuum cleaner business. Ten years after he sold his company, David Oreck reflects on what happened. The Oreck ... »

Twitter Valued at $9.8 Billion by GSV Capital’s Investment

Twitter Valued at $9.8 Billion by GSV Capital’s Investment

GSV Capital Corp. values its shares in Twitter at around $18.50 per share, Bloomberg today reported, valuing the social service at – using a diluted share figur... »

Windows 8 Now Up to 3.84% Market Share but the Windows Platform Loses

Windows 8 Now Up to 3.84% Market Share but the Windows Platform Loses

  Moving into the second quarter of 2013, Windows 8 seems content to continue its slow but steady growth. All other Windows versions declined last month, h... »

DreamWorks Animation Acquires Teen-Targeted YouTube Network AwesomenessTV for $33m

DreamWorks Animation Acquires Teen-Targeted YouTube Network AwesomenessTV for $33m

  DreamWorks Animation on Wednesday announced it has agreed to acquire YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV, which so far has signed up over 55,000 channels,... »

Zynga Sees Lower Revenue in its Q1 2013 Earnings with $264M, but Higher EPS of $0.01

Zynga Sees Lower Revenue in its Q1 2013 Earnings with $264M, but Higher EPS of $0.01

  Social game platform and creator Zynga on Wednesday released its first quarter financial performance, with revenues of $264 million and an adjusted earni... »

PayPal President is Fascinated by Bitcoin

PayPal President is Fascinated by Bitcoin

  PayPal currently doesn’t have much of a relationship with the virtual currency Bitcoin, but that may soon change. The company’s president David Marcus se... »

Apple Increases Buyback to $60 Billion, and Quarterly Dividend to 15%

Apple Increases Buyback to $60 Billion, and Quarterly Dividend to 15%

  Following its Q2 2013 earnings report on Tuesday, Apple announced that its Board of Directors authorized increasing share repurchasing to $60 billion, up... »

Apple Q2 ’13: Beats with $43.6 B rev, $9.5B profit at $10.09 EPS, with 37.4M iPhones sold, 19.5M iPads

Apple Q2 ’13: Beats with $43.6 B rev, $9.5B profit at $10.09 EPS, with 37.4M iPhones sold, 19.5M iPads

  Apple today announced its earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2013. Apple’s revenue amounted to $43.6 billion in Q2. With earnings of $10.09 per sh... »

Apple’s Fiscal Q2 2013 in charts

Apple’s Fiscal Q2 2013 in charts

  Apple just announced its fiscal Q2 earnings results and we’ve charted them below for you against its previous quarters back to 2009.     »

SaaS Firm Marketo Files for a $75 Million IPO

SaaS Firm Marketo Files for a $75 Million IPO

  Marketo, a company that vends marketing automation tools to those engaged in advertising campaigns, today filed its S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and... »

Going Public

Going Public

  What It Is: An initial public offering (IPO) is the sale of equity in a company, generally in the form of shares of common stock, through an investment b... »

Ecommerce Software Company ChannelAdvisor Seeks to Raise $86 Million as It Files for IPO

Ecommerce Software Company ChannelAdvisor Seeks to Raise $86 Million as It Files for IPO

  ChannelAdvisor, an ecommerce solutions company backed by eBay, has filed for an initial public offering as it aims to raise as much as $86 million. Accor... »

Central Bank Stimulus to Lose Steam, Honeywell CEO Says

Central Bank Stimulus to Lose Steam, Honeywell CEO Says

  Central banks’ efforts to bolster their economies by printing money will eventually lose momentum, putting more onus on governments to improve financial ... »

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