17 September 2014

Alibaba IPO, Too Aggressive in Price Boost? (video)

Bloomberg’s Paul Sweeney discusses a possible boost to the offering price of Alibaba’s IPO and compares it to the moves made by Facebook before it came to market. He speaks on “Market Makers.” (Sept. 15 Bloomberg) 

ABC News

How Silicon Valley sees Alibaba
How Silicon Valley views Alibaba is another matter altogether. While respectful ofAlibaba's success in China and all that capital it shortly will have in ...
So What Exactly Is Alibaba? - Forbes
Alibaba Raises Fund-Raising Target for IPO to $21.8 Billion - New York Times
Alibaba IPO demand may be sinking tech stocks - USA TODAY

The Incredible Story Of How Alibaba Defeated eBay And Became...
Jillian D'Onfro
But one of the most crucial time periods in the company's history came in the early 2000s, when the still-newAlibaba battled out with the behemoth ...

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Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Gets 'Minecraft' -- Not the Founders
Wall Street Journal
Microsoft said for now, the company is keeping Mojang's Stockholm office, which includes about 40 employees. Above, Mojang workers in 2012.
With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players - NPR (blog)
Hey, Kids—Microsoft Is Buying Minecraft - Businessweek
12 Reasons Why Microsoft Bought 'Minecraft' - Yahoo Tech

CBS News

Apple's $100 million U2 debacle
CBS News
Apple (AAPL) had an impressive idea for the announcement of the iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay. Why not do a massive, exclusive giveaway ...
Apple Launches Tool To Remove Free U2 Album - Forbes
Apple creates tool for removing free U2 album from iTunes library after public reaction - 9to5Mac
Want to Delete U2's Free Album? Apple Created a Help Page for That - Mashable


With Android One, Google puts itself firmly back in the OS' driving seat
Google is bringing Android back under its control thanks to a new hardware and software combination. ...

Economic Times

Secret reason Amazon should fear Alibaba
... Compare Alibaba’s tiny’s effective tax rate with other U.S.-based giants. Amazon paid a relatively whopping effective tax rate of 37% during the year ended December, says S&P Capital IQ. And over at eBay (EBAY), another U.S.-based e-commerce leader, the effective tax rate is 17.6%. “Many people don’t realize how low Alibaba’s tax rate is,” says Francis Gaskins, analyst at Equities.com. ...

Wall Street Journal

Apple Reports Record Preorders for New iPhone 6
Wall Street Journal
The company called the first-day preorders a record, surpassing the previous high of more than two million units set in 2012 when Apple released the ...

NFC on the iPhone 6 is limited to Apple Pay, at least for now
Jon Fingas
Apple has confirmed to Cult of Mac that the new iPhones' near field ... However, that doesn't necessarily mean the technology will go to waste in the ...

China Internet names tumble as Alibaba awaits - Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Pending:BABA) | Seeking Alpha: "... investors are dumping a wide swath of other Chinese internet names.Qihoo (QIHU -2.6%), Sohu.com (SOHU -5.3%), Baidu (BIDU -3.8%), Sina (SINA -4.9%), Renren (RENN -4%), Weibo (WB -11.3%), YY (YY -7.3%)."

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