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Top Green Companies in the World 2015

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

In partnership with Corporate Knights Capital and leading sustainability minds from nongovernmental organizations and the academic and accounting communities, Newsweek has ranked the world’s largest companies on corporate sustainability...Show More Summary

2015 Newsweek Green Rankings: FAQ and Advisory Council

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world’s most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance. Based on research from Corporate Knights Capital, along with a “Green Revenue” score powered by HIP (Human ImpactShow More Summary

'Disclaimer' -- A Conversation With Renee Knight

Photo: Colin Hutton Renee Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries before turning to writing. She has had television and film scripts commissioned by the BBC, Channel Four, and Capital Films In April 2013, she graduated...Show More Summary

UBS pulls ahead of both activist and rivals

The Swiss lender’s Q1 profit leapt 88 pct to 2 bln francs. A strong return at the leaner investment banking unit further discredits Knight Vinke’s case for an exit. And with better capital ratios on both main metrics, UBS is piling pressure on less decisive competitors.

Reg A+: Only a Partial Win for Small Business Capital Access

Thaya Knight Tuesday, the SEC approved final rules for so-called Reg A+, a new and revitalized version of the Regulation A exemption, created by the JOBS Act of 2012.  While the new rules remove barriers for issuers seeking a raise near...Show More Summary

These cities will soon be havens for the super-rich

With their emerging markets and rising regional influence, the cities of Belgrade, Panama City, Addis Ababa, and Yangon may soon become global financial capitals and havens for the super-rich, global real estate consultancy Knight Frank predicted in its annual Wealth Report last week. Show More Summary

‘This American Life’ Producer Raises $1.5 Million for New Podcast Startup Gimlet

Alex Blumberg's new venture is backed by Betaworks, Knight Enterprise Fund, Lowercase Capital and individuals including Groupon Inc. founder Andrew Mason.

‘This American Life’ Producer Raises $1.5 Million for Podcast Startup Gimlet

Alex Blumberg's new venture is backed by Betaworks, Knight Enterprise Fund, Lowercase Capital and individuals including Groupon Inc. founder Andrew Mason.

Where to Look for the Next Jack Ma

David Wei, founding partner of Vision Knight Capital and former CEO of Alibaba.com, talked about the likely attributes of the next super-entrepreneur. However, despite Mr. Wei’s strong ties to China’s online industry, he said investment opportunities offline, in particular car, housing and home furnishings segments, are looking particularly attractive.

A$hton – Knighty Knight

Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Capital STEEZ Song: A$hton - Knighty Knight [download here] What's so good? A$hton is a 19-year-old artist from the Eastside of Detroit, but his sound is that of an old soul. Show More Summary

Book Review: The Meltdown of Knight Capital, Captured in Detail in Knightmare on Wall Street

The August 2003 blackout of the northeast United States was a system of systems failure, in which things didn't go as planned, alarms didn't trigger, and a lot of time of engineers in charge of the Ohio power company was wasted trying...Show More Summary

How poor DevOps culture led to a $465M trading loss for Knight Capital

On August 1, 2012, Knight Capital Americas LLC experienced a significant error in the operation of its automated routing system for equity orders, known as SMARS. While processing 212 small retail orders that Knight had received from its customers, SMARS … Continue reading ?

How To Lose $172,222 Per Second For 45 Minutes

Originally posted at Python Sweetness blog, This is probably the most painful bug report I’ve ever read, describing in glorious technicolor the steps leading to Knight Capital’s $460m trading loss due to a software bug that struck late last year, effectively bankrupting the company. Show More Summary

Layoff Watch ’13: Knight Capital Group

Cut are said to have gone down at the kingdom. From the front lines: “Big across the board layoffs today at KCG. Cutting headcount after settling with the SEC for 12 mill. A couple senior guys from the Knight Direct desk, as well asShow More Summary

Knight Capital's massive trading error results in $12-million SEC fine

Knight Capital Group's successor has agreed to pay $12 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that it failed to have safeguards in place that could have prevented mistaken trades that caused more than $460 million in losses last year.

Knight Capital Reports a Small Stake in U.S. Wireless Online

Knight Capital, U.S. Wireless Online: In an amended 13G with the SEC just now, Knight Capital disclosed a small 0.16% stake in U.S. Wireless Online (OTCMKTS:UWRL). Shares of the micro-cap are down almost 50% in 2013, so we’ll watch this situation closely. Disclosure: none

Upworthy Just Raised $8 Million. Here’s Why You Should Care and What You Can Do

2 years agoInternet / SEO : SEO Scoop

Earlier this month, Upworthy, a site that curates irresistibly sharable content, announced that it received $8 million in funding from Spark Capital, Catamount Ventures, Uprising, and the Knight Foundation. Impressive as that is though, the news of its latest infusion of funds is just one out of the many, many achievements of this online media [...]Show More Summary

Meaningful Video Site Upworthy Closes $8M, Will Build Revenue Through Sponsored Content

Upworthy, the website aiming to make meaningful videos go viral, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Spark Capital, an early investor in Tumblr and Twitter, along with Catamount Ventures, Uprising, and the Knight Foundation.

Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell Are Now Married, Forever Adorable

"What's getting knighted mean?" a child will ask you someday. Your modernized reply: "It means you get called Sir with a capital S, and also that Gandalf officiates your wedding. When you want to announce that you got married, you can do it with a picture of yourself and your new... More »

ETF ‘Godfather,’ Two Other Vets to Exit Knight

The trader once dubbed “The Godfather of ETFs” and two senior colleagues are leaving KCG Holdings Inc., the parent to exchange-traded fund market-making firm Knight Capital Group, the latest twist since the company’s acquisition by Getco Holding Co. Reggie Browne, managing director of KCG’s listed derivatives group, was unable to agree to terms on a new contract, [...]

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