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Abracadabra! Magic Trumps Math at Web Start-Ups – NYTimes

June 20, 2011 by


Over a decade ago, Internet companies promoted new ways to measure their business performance, introducing concepts like “eyeballs” and “mindshare” to investors. Now the latest wave of Internet start-ups are adding their own particular yardsticks to the valuation vocabulary. Try “Acsoi” — a metric so new that there’s no agreement on how to pronounce it. […]

The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Hellish And It’s On Its Way–Forbes

June 8, 2011 by


Great Speculations from Forbes notes: “There is definitely going to be another financial crisis around the corner,” says hedge fund legend Mark Mobius, “because we haven’t solved any of the things that caused the previous crisis.” We’re raising our alert status for the next financial crisis. We already raised it last week after spreads on […]

Can’t Invest In Twitter Or Facebook? Take A Look At Sina Weibo–Forbes

June 8, 2011 by


 The headlines throwing around huge valuations for Twitter and Facebook are just a tease for most investors, who can only watch as elite funds buy and sell closely held shares in these private companies. But one of China’s leading social networks is publicly traded in the U.S., on Nasdaq: Sina Corp., with its popular microblog […]

The Problem with Nomadic Megabanks–Fortune

May 26, 2011 by


Behold an exciting new feature of the post-bailout era: the megabank that wanders the globe with the weapons of financial mass destruction strapped to its chest. UBS (UBS), the giant Swiss bank that took $59 billion in bailout funds three years ago in addition to billions of dollars in conveniently cheap Fed loans, is chafing […]

Facebook To Launch Music Service With Spotify–Forbes

May 25, 2011 by


  Facebook has partnered with Spotify on a music-streaming service that could be launched in as little as two weeks, sources close to the deal have told Forbes.   The integrated service is currently going through testing, but when launched, Facebook users will see a Spotify icon appear on the left side of their newsfeed, […]

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

May 19, 2011 by


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 […]

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

May 11, 2011 by


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 […]