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NYSE: You Are Witnessing A “Complete Crushing” of the Nasdaq–Forbes

May 19, 2011

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As the New York Stock Exchange fends off a hostile bid by the Nasdaq, competition for prominent stock listings— especially of the high-profile tech variety— has never been fiercer. Tech has traditionally been Nasdaq turf: Intel, Google and Microsoft all list on the exchange. Just not for long, according to the NYSE. LinkedIn announced last […]

The 5 things that worry fund managers most about Apple–Fortune

May 16, 2011

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 A window into the concerns of the institutions that control 71% of the company’s shares As you may have noticed, Apple’s (AAPL) shares have gone nowhere this year — and nowhere but down for the past week — despite earnings the grew 92% year over year last quarter and show no signs of slowing this […]

Maya Fund: A Bodybuilder’s Brainy Hedge Fund–Bloomberg BusinessWeek

May 11, 2011

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I too have working out on my mind and apparently so does Rodney Jefferson of Bloomberg BW: By programming a computer to adjust to market conditions in real time, the fund’s creator aims to deliver steady returns with low volatility Mike Wilkinson/Bloomberg Sonia Schulenburg is trying to prove that artificial intelligence can outdo the human […]

IPO Market Heats up with LinkedIn next

May 11, 2011

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  Ryan Kim from GigaOm writes: The social network believes its IPO can bring in as much as $274 million, up from $175 million, but that’s not necessarily a sign of the prospects for all tech offerings LinkedIn, the business professional social network, is upping its expectations for its much-anticipated initial public offering, which it […]

Banks lending, consumers borrowing–CNN Money

May 9, 2011

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Consumers are slowly starting to borrow again and banks are more willing to extend them credit, according to a report from the New York Federal Reserve. The report, which looks at mortgages, home equity lines, credit cards and auto loans by consumers nationwide, found that total consumer debt increased slightly in the first quarter of […]

Today in Tech: Angry Birds maker IPO coming?–Fortune

May 9, 2011

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A curated selection of the weekend’s most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.  * A sneak peek at Adam Lashinsky’s deep dive into Apple’s corporate structure, including a juicy anecdote on how Steve Jobs tolerates internal company failures (Hint: Not so well). (Fortune) *LinkedIn plans to offer 7.8 million shares in its initial […]

Why Not All Earnings are Equal; Microsoft has the Wal-Mart Disease–Forbes

May 4, 2011

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Adam Hartung at Forbes writes: For the first time in 20 years, Apple’s quarterly profit exceeded Microsoft. Thus, on the face of things, the companies should be roughly equally valued. But they aren’t. This week Microsoft’s market capitalization is about $215B, while Apple’s is about $365B – about 70% higher. The difference is, of course, […]