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America’s Cup: Cheating scandal docks Oracle Team USA two races before main event starts Saturday


– SAN FRANCISCO — Just days before the start of the America’s Cup finals, an international jury on Tuesday found Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA guilty of cheating, expelled a … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crowd called to power Hyperloop high-speed transport


by Glen Chapman, courtesy phys.org The Hyperloop project went live on freshly-launched crowdfunding platform JumpStart Fund, which marries crowd-sourcing expertise with crowdfunding. “We believe the world is full of entrepreneurs who have great … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aereo Wins Send Networks on Hunt to Stop Streaming TV


by Don Jeffrey, courtesy Bloomberg – Broadcasters stymied by court losses in New York are turning to judges in California and Massachusetts in their campaign to shut down the Aereo … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tinkerers jump on Elon Musk’s hyperloop plans


by Justin Pritchard, courtesy MercuryNews LOS ANGELES — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a “Hyperloop” that would shoot capsules full of … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beyond Monkey Boy: It’s a Steve Ballmer Quote-Tacular!


by John Paczkowski, courtesy AllthingsD – After 13 years as CEO, Steve Ballmer is giving up the top job at Microsoft, announcing plans to retire within the next year. While … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

America Movil Secures Funding for $9.7 Billion KPN Bid


America Movil Secures Funding for $9.7 Billion KPN Bid by Chris Spillane & Martijn van der Starre, courtesy Bloomberg America Movil SAB (AMXL) said it has secured the funding to finance its 7.2 … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bill Gates: Google’s Internet Balloons Won’t Help Kids Dying of Malaria


by Josh Wolford, courtesy Webpronews- Back in June Google announced Project Loon, an initiative to bring the internet to remote areas via giant balloons that float around stratospheric winds and … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carl Icahn Discloses ‘Large’ Stake in Apple in Tweet


by Adam Satariano, courtesy Bloomberg – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he has built up a stake in Apple Inc., ramping up the pressure from activist shareholders who want to … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Big Think’ Richard Branson: To Assist The Entrepreneur In YOU (take note)


by Chritty Watts – Richard Branson ranks very high in likability – leading by example, his dedication to those working by his side ultimately lead to the success of his … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Musk Fortune Soars $570 Million as Tesla Beats Estimates


by Gillian Wee, courtesy Bloomberg – Elon Musk’s fortune soared $570 million today as shares of Tesla Motor Inc. (TSLA), the electric-car company he co-founded in 2003, rallied 14 percent after … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Icahn Sues Over Dell Voting


by Saabira Chaudhuri , courtesy Wall Street Journal – Activist investor  Carl Icahn has filed a lawsuit against Dell Inc.  DELL +2.28% and its board to prevent the computer maker from further … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

RECAP: Will DELL Board Vote Today or will 10-cents Win the Deal?


Dell Buyout Group Said Unlikely to Pursue Deal at $13.75 Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC are unlikely to stick with a sweetened bid of $13.75 a share for … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steve Jobs’ Widow Invests in Former MSNBC Anchor’s Media Site


by Seth Fiegerman, courtesy mashable – Laurene Powell Jobs generally stayed out of the spotlight while her husband Steve Jobs ran Apple, but since his passing, she has emerged occasionally … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broadcasters Won’t Get Second Shot at Aereo in Appeals Court


The 2nd Circuit turns down the broadcasters’ petition for a rehearing before a full panel of judges. On Tuesday, in the ongoing controversy over Aereo, a service that digitally transmits … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

(Video) Fascinating Look Inside the TESLA Factory


posted by TiA Staff — This is an inside look at the Tesla factory. Your feedback is encouraged. Related articles Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO Speaks at TESLIVE (insidermonkey.com) Goldman … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Elon Musk Hyperloop is the future (Video)


by A.M. Watts Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, it is reasonably safe to believe that Elon Musk’s unveiling of a Jetson-esque transportation system called Hyperloop will become a viable alternative … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Media Moguls Flock to Sun Valley for Allen & Co. Conference


by Brian Smith, courtesy magicvalley.com SUN VALLEY, Idaho • As media and industry moguls flock to the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, journalists and other onlookers sharpen their … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aereo hit with another suit


by Steven Musil, courtesy News.CNET.com Aereo sued by Boston TV station over copyright Hearst-owned WCVB becomes the latest broadcast TV station to sue the Barry Diller-backed startup, which retransmits over-the-air … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rainmaker Carl Icahn Gives Bloomberg TV the DELL Scoop


by A.M. Watts, July 12, 2012 In February 2013, Michael Dell announced his intention to take Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) private at 24.4bn/$13.65 a share. The deal would include private equity … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sun Valley Conference Rolls Around, With Deals in the Air


Rupert Murdoch By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED, courtesy DealBook SUN VALLEY, Idaho – “Well, folks, we talked to dispatch, and we have to go to Boise,” said the pilot … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tesla Motors set to move up as Oracle moves over


by A.M.Watts When Billionaire Elon Musk set out to become a leader in the EV industry with his Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), we cannot imagine that not only would the  … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bank Of America: There Are 300,000 Reasons That Tesla Is Massively Overvalued


by Rob Wile, courtesy Business Insider There have been few hotter stocks this year than Tesla.   The electric car manufacturer helmed by ambitious CEO Elon Musk is up about  … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures to Raise $150 Million for New Fund


by Rich Scherr, courtesy dmwmedia Revolution Ventures, the early-stage venture capital firm created by AOL co-founder Steve Case, has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise $150 … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Billionaire Carlos Slim Invests $40 Million In App Developer Shazam


Sarah Young,  courtesy Reuters LONDON (Reuters) – Smartphone app developer Shazam has found an unlikely  ally in the form of Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men, who is  investing … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kanye Earns Steve Jobs’ Autograph by Siring Child


Thank Yeezus.   Kanye West recently celebrated his first Father’s Day after girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth to North “At Least It’s Not Kaidence” West.On such an occasion, what do you … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

As IPO Nears, Twitter CEO Says “We Think Of Revenue Like Oxygen”


by Gregory Ferenstein, courtesy TechCrunch As Twitter nears its IPO, CEO Dick Costolo seemingly refuses to focus on the money. “We think of revenue like oxygen. Essential to life but … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shutterstock Creates First Silicon Alley Billionaire


by David De Jong & Max Raskin, courtesy Bloomberg Jonathan Oringer, the founder of Shutterstock Inc (SSTK)., became a billionaire today as shares of the world’s largest stock photo and video marketplace … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carl Icahn’s Ongoing Battle With Michael Dell


courtesy GuruFocus As Carl Icahn’s struggle with Dell’s (DELL) Board becomes more hostile and apparently comical, the Guru has joined Twitter. Sticking true to himself, Icahn’s first tweet was a … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Icahn Makes a Not-Yet-Final Pitch to Win Over Dell Shareholders


by Erik Hesseldahl, courtesy AllThingsD In what are probably far from their last comments on the matter, Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management argued to Dell shareholders and to the … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tesla Takeover Turns Tenuous Given Valuation: Real M&A


The Palo Alto, California-based manufacturer trades for 816 times estimated 2013 earnings, the highest among automakers valued at more than $5 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Should Tesla … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Woz Up With That?


Huh? Kanye’s birthday gift from Kim was… Woz? by Eric Mack, courtesy CNET The Apple co-founder and iconic rapper get together for a chat about their shared interest in technology. … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mark Zuckerberg Went To Korea To Ask Samsung To Make A Facebook Phone And Samsung Said No


by Steve Kovak, courtesy BusinessInsider Mark Zuckerberg is in South Korea this week meeting with top executives at Samsung. According to The Korea Herald, Zuckerberg asked Samsung’s mobile boss JK … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

And Here’s To You Mr. Ellison. Round one, Larry.


Oracle Obtains Judgment in Gray Market Case by Arik Hesseldahl, courtesy AllThingsD Software giant Oracle today obtained a judgment against ServiceKey, a managed service provider, and its CEO, Angela Vines. The judgment, … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dotcom-era icon Larry Augustin’s latest venture: Cloud software


by Peter Delevett, (courtesy mercurynews.com) With the possible exception of the Pets.com puppet, nobody embodied the first Internet boom more than Larry Augustin. As the founder of VA Linux, he … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bill Gates Joins $35 Million Funding in Startup ResearchGate


Billionaire Bill Gates, chairman and founder of Microsoft Corp., during an interview on the sidelines of the 2013 Fiscal Summit sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

How do you sell the technology company you founded for $1.8 billion and five years later, file for personal bankruptcy?


by Dawn McCarty & Ari Levy How do you sell the technology company you founded for $1.8 billion and five years later, file for personal bankruptcy? For Halsey Minor, it … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zuckerberg’s Step Into Politics Pushes Tech Friends Away


by Julie Bykowicz (courtesy Bloomberg) The group backed by technology millionaires and billionaires, called FWD.us, began advocating in April for changes to U.S. immigration law. Within weeks, FWD.us surprised some of … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Google’s Eric Schmidt Says Hollywood’s ‘Storytelling Wins’ in ‘The New Digital Age’


by JB Reed/Bloomberg/Getty Images (courtesy TheHollywoodReporter) Eric Schmidt Major studios still have the advantage in producing content, but should look to the Internet as a home for its farm team, say … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Modernist Cuisine Became The World’s Most Influential — And Profitable — Cookbook


by (courtesy Forbes/image courtesy AllthingsD) The most unromantic dinner for two in the history of epic eating recently went down outside Seattle. The participants: me and Nathan Myhrvold, the legendary … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flight Of The Fancy: How NY’s Uber Rich Get A Jump On Holiday Weekend.


You Can Already See  All Of The Hedge Funders Flying Out To The Hamptons Today [MAP] (via Flightaware) Here’s a screenshot for you to see all the action on FlightAware.com. by … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bebo Founders Go Analog With Exclusive Battery Club in San Francisco


by Liz Gannes (courtesy AllThingsD) Bebo founders Michael and Xochi Birch got famously rich after AOL forked over $850 million for their social network in 2008. Since then, they’ve been … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

ORACLE TEAM USA on the passing of Artemis Racing’s Andrew Simpson…


“Today is a sad day for all of us in the sailing community. Andrew Simpson was a great person, a terrific sailor, and a good friend to all of our … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

DONE DEAL! Yahoo Tumbles For Tumblr


Yahoo confirms Tumblr acquisition, Tumblr to remain independent Yahoo has confirmed it has bought Tumblr, in a deal noted yesterday to be in the region of $1.1 billion. The search company … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Campaign to Buy Los Angeles Times Hopes to Crowdfund $660 Million


courtesy Bloomberg Want to buy the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and six other daily newspapers? No, I don’t mean at the newsstand. The Other 98%, a nonprofit … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who or What can self-promote the best: Tesla and the VC’s?


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May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steve Jobs’ widow tiptoeing out of shadows into public sphere with philanthropic work


by Nina Golgowski (courtesy dailymail) Less than two years after the death of her husband Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs’ steady tiptoeing behind the scenes of her philanthropic work has … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: Yahoo eager to close $1.1 billion cash deal for Tumblr by Sunday evening


by Tom Krazit photo: Albert Chau Tumblr might become part of Yahoo as early as Sunday night, according to a report that suggests Yahoo’s board of directors is set to … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dell’s profit dives as billionaire battle rages on


by Poornima Gupta and Edwin Chan (courtesy Reuters) – Dell Inc, the subject of a takeover battle between activist investor Carl Icahn and the company’s billionaire founder, reported a 79 … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sony investor Daniel Loeb urges company break-up Sony said the entertainment businesses were important contributors to its growth


Should Sony be broken up? by (courtesy BBC) One of Sony’s biggest shareholders has suggested that the Japanese firm should spin off up to 20% of its entertainment business and … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Icahn With Southeastern Challenges Silver Lake’s Dell Bid


By Cristina Alesci & Trish Regan (courtesy Bloomberg) Billionaire Carl Icahn, seeking to upend a $24.4 billion buyout of Dell by its founder and Silver Lake Management, proposed an alternative … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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