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Texas GOP Chair to Join Rand Paul’s Campaign

Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri is set to announce that he is resigning his party post in early March and joining Sen. Rand Paul’s team of advisers for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Mr. Munisteri, [...] The post Texas GOP Chair to Join Rand Paul’s Campaign appeared first on Political Wire.

Hedge Fund News: Michael Karsch, Paul Singer, Bill Ackman

Veteran Stock Picker Michael Karsch Plans to Launch Hedge Fund (Wall Street Journal) Veteran stock picker Michael Karsch said he is planning to launch a hedge-fund firm this year. The hedge-fund manager closed down his $1.8 billion Karsch Capital Management in late 2013, telling investors at the time he wanted to “take a step back, […]

Microsoft reportedly invests in Cyanogen Inc., world predictably freaks out

The Wall Street Journal today on its Digits blog dropped word that Microsoft is "putting money into Cyanogen." No dollar amount figures were listed by the Journal's anonymous sources, thought it is noted that Microsoft "would be a minority...Show More Summary

Disney Is Debuting a New Hispanic Princess!

The Disney Princesses are about to get their first Hispanic member: “Elena of Avalor,” who will be the main character in an animated series on the Disney Junior channel next year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Elena will be “influenced...Show More Summary

Spotify may be raising another $500 million

Spotify is streaming money. The music streaming service may be working with Goldman Sachs to raise another $500 million in funding, according to a report Thursday from The Wall Street Journal. The exact amount hasn't been nailed down,...Show More Summary

PM Funds Roundup: Japan’s Activist Investors, Venezuelan Manager Sentenced, Gross Talks Rates

Activist investors are gaining more of a foothold in Japan. Kosaku Narioka, The Wall Street Journal. Venezuelan hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi gets 13 years in prison for fraud. Michael Melia, AP. Bill Gross says the long-term environment of low interest rates foster by the Fed is eroding the hope of returns at the foundation [...]

Microsoft To Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report

Microsoft will be investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup that makes a popular Android ROM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen’s value in the high hundreds of millions. Show More Summary

Spotify Is Looking To Raise $500 Million In New Funding

Spotify is looking to raise $500 million with help from Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Goldman Sachs has contributed to Spotify's previous fundraising efforts. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal says this could offset the company's IPO for another year. Show More Summary

Microsoft wants to back Android-forking startup Cyanogen

11 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : jkOnTheRun

What does Microsoft see in Android developer Cyanogen? It's a question raised on Thursday by a new report in the Wall Street Journal that says that Microsoft is planning to be…

All Kate Spade Saturday & Jack Spade Stores are Closing — Design News

Kate Spade is closing all its existing Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade stores, 28 in total. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Saturday brand will move to a sub-brand under its namesake line and Jack Spade will transition into an online-only shop. READ MORE »

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android (MSFT, GOOG)

Microsoft is reportedly about to invest in Cyanogen, a startup that builds and maintains its own version of Android that is separate from Google's. According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $70 million round that values Cyanogen in the hundreds of millions. Show More Summary

John McWhorter responds

Some clarifications about my Wall Street Journal article, which seems to have led to some misunderstandings among Language Log’s readers (as well as over at Languagehat). Since the readers here are the most well-informed audience that piece will ever reach outside of professional linguists, I thought it’d be useful to clarify what I based the […]

Samsung's Best Days Are Behind It

Here's a good Throwback Thursday for you. The Wall Street Journal ran the following headline almost two years ago to the day: "Has Apple Lost Its Cool To Samsung?" The article was published a few days after Samsung delivered a blowout earnings report. Show More Summary

Tim Cook confirms that the iPhone 6 is a nightmare for Android

You might think of iPhone owners as an insular crowd, constantly upgrading from one device to the next, year after year, but Tim Cook says that’s not the case. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Cook said that fewer than 15% of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales came from customers upgrading from another iPhone. Show More Summary

Apple’s iPhone 6 Success Is Mostly Android’s Loss, Giving iPhone Plenty Of Room To Grow

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

Apple’s newest iPhone customers aren’t just old customers upgrading older devices – in fact, the vast majority are migrating from other platforms. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that over 85 percent of...Show More Summary

TIM COOK: The 'Majority' Of New iPhones Were Purchased By Former Android Users (AAPL)

Coming off his company's historic quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal that "fewer than 15% of iPhone buyers" were upgrading from other, older iPhones, and that the "majority" of new iPhone customers had switched from a smartphone running Android. Show More Summary

A Big 'Thank You' To Our Readers And Clients...

A quick note of thanks to you, our readers and clients, for helping us reach this point. As Lukas Alpert of the Wall Street Journal reported, we just announced some exciting news: A major new round of funding from the German media company Axel Springer, as well as Jeff Bezos, Institutional Venture Partners, and RRE Ventures. Show More Summary

Check Out The Official Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Set

17 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Lego is no stranger to building epic sets as tie-ins timed with the release of big movies, but the upcoming SHIELD Helicarrier set (via Wall Street Journal) might take the cake in terms of scale. Lego’s version of the floating command...Show More Summary

Now That Obama Has “Normalize” Relations, Cuba Gets Demandy

We’re beginning a new chapter in our relationship, you know (Wall Street Journal) Cuban President Raúl Castro demanded Wednesday that the U.S. return the base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the

Grand Central: Amidst Many Distractions, Labor Market at Center of Fed Thinking

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, January 29, 2015. Jon Hilsenrath parses the Fed statement, and finds labor market developments still key to the timing of a first rate rise.

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