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 […]
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...
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 […]
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...
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
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.” […]
Visa Inc. share rocketed after reporting fourth-quarter earnings. Here's what its management wants you to know now.
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
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
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.
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners slashed its payout earlier this year, but is it still at risk?