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Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ———- Scalable startups are on a trajectory for a billion dollar market cap. They grow into companies that define an industry and create jobs.  Not all start ups want to go in that […]

Podcast Friday: taking on Google

Every week brings a slew of new podcasts and videos. Meb Faber argues that podcasts are the perfect medium for discussions about finance and investing. […] The post Podcast Friday: taking on Google appeared first on Abnormal Returns...

After leaking company data, Slack raises $120M from Google & Kleiner Perkins at $1.12B valuation

Today corporate messaging tool Slack announced it has closed a $120 million round led by Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. The new round values the company at $1.12 billion, post funding — a massive valuation for an eight-month-old company. Slack was quick to point this out in its press release: “Having just launched in February, this milestone […]

Against evidence-based policy

What is the case against evidence-based policy? This is one question prompted by David Cameron's refusal to legalize drugs in the face of evidence that criminalization of them doesn't reduce their use. The question, of course, generalizes. Many of us...

Pepsi and SodaStream Test-Drive a New Relationship

La Piazza Pizzeria/Flickr Two struggling carbonated beverage companies are coming together in a partnership that should help both. PepsiCo (PEP) and SodaStream (SODA) confirmed last week that a limited number of PepsiCo flavors will be made available for a limited time for SodaStream machines. It's shaping up to be a very limited trial. Show More Summary

BBM updated with timed messages, the ability to retract messages, HD picture transfer, and more

BlackBerry today released a new version of BBM, adding timed messages, message retraction, HD picture transfer, among other features. If you don’t see the update just yet, you should note the company says it “may take 24 hours or more” for it to appear in your app store “depending on your mobile platform and region.” […]

5 Things Visa Inc.'s Management Wants You to Know

Visa Inc. share rocketed after reporting fourth-quarter earnings. Here's what its management wants you to know now.

Bloomberg TV's Stephanie Ruhle Owns Halloween

Forget Halloween... Let's just call it Stephanie Ruhle Day! All Hallows Eve is the Bloomberg TV star anchor's favorite holiday and she owns it. "I love Halloween because—unlike most holidays—there is no gift, travel, family or meal pressure. Show More Summary

Lawsuit seeks $500 million over Ebola gowns

The lawsuit claims that Kimberly-Clark Corp. falsely advertised its surgical gowns as protecting against infectious diseases, including Ebola. Hrayr Shahinian, a Los Angeles surgeon, along with 500,000 others, filed the suit with California law firm Eagan Avenatti. Show More Summary

Why JPMorgan Chase & Co. Stock Is Flat This Year

Despite a landmark mortgage settlement in the rear view mirror, a strong consumer and investment bank, and a reasonable valuation, investors were not willing to share their love. But that might very well change in the future.

Danger Lurking in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP’s Distribution?

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners slashed its payout earlier this year, but is it still at risk?

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