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Mobile Minutes: Facebook wants YouTube?; Government vs. Yahoo; Mobile ...

In what may be another signal that Facebook wants to take on YouTube, the company has reached out to some of the Google-owned video site's biggest content producers and encouraged them to test distributing their videos on the social network, say people familiar with the matter. The federal government was so determined to collect the Internet communications of foreign Yahoo customers in 2008 that it threatened the company with fines of $250,000 a day if it did not immediately comply with a secret court order to turn over the data.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Barron's

Alibaba: Possible MSCI Inclusion; "Shares Could Pop 20%"

Reuters reported on Friday that indexer MSCI may consider including China's largest e-commerce Alibaba Group in its index construction, possibly bringing in passive funds that follow MSCI Emerging Markets: The MSCI announced that it was considering changing its rules last week, but did not explain the reason for the changes: questions from investors amid the Alibaba initial public offering, Reuters has learned from financial industry sources. The investors argued that MSCI's ignoring stocks such as Alibaba prevents them from accurately tracking the performance of international companies, according to sources involved in the discussions, who wished to remain anonymous because they are not permitted to speak to the media.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, RiskMetrics, MSCI, Reuters, Financial Markets, Startups

Hindustan Times

Indias richest eye slice of Alibabas mega 211billion initial public offering

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com, which is looking to raise a mammoth $21.1 billion by listing on the United States stock market, is generating huge interest among investors worldwide, including among high net worth individuals in India. According to investment banking and brokerage house executives, apart from high net worth individuals , fund managers have also sounded out brokers to place orders with their foreign financial partners when the initial public offering opens.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Science / Technology, Startups

Times of Oman

China's Alibaba public offering gives fresh life to Yahoo

The huge initial public offering for Alibaba comes with Yahoo seeking a new direction under chief executive Marissa Mayer, who took the reins in 2012 in an effort to redefine the company's mission after it took a back seat to Google and others. Photo - Bloomberg News Beijing: China's Alibaba will star on Wall Street with its upcoming stock offering, but the United States-based Yahoo also gets a windfall, which may help the turnaround efforts of the fading Internet pioneer.

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Related Topix: Startups, Alibaba, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Seeking Alpha

Cramer's Mad Money - 8 Things To Watch In The Week Ahead

Other stocks mentioned: WhiteWave , Keurig Green Mountain , Wynn Resorts The market is in turmoil with volatile action in the averages. Cramer took a look at the upcoming things to watch in the coming week.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Transportation, FedEx Trade Networks, FedEx, Air Courier, Food, Retail, ConAgra Foods, Rite Aid

MarketWatch

Movers & Shakers: Apple, Yahoo, Yum in focus

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday's session are Apple Inc., Yahoo Inc., and Yum Brands Inc. : The tech company said Friday preorders for its new iPhones are at a record but did not provide specific figures. Apple's online store shows that an iPhone 6 can still be had by Sept.

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Related Topix: Startups, Apple, Yahoo, iPhone and iPad App, Yum Brands, Restaurant Management

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Bloomberg

S&P 500 Ends Five-Week Rally on Rate Concern, Oil Slump

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index dropped for the week, ending the longest streak of advances this year, as speculation grew that the economy is recovering enough to justify higher interest rates sooner than anticipated. Energy companies slumped 3.7 percent as Brent crude reached the lowest level in more than two years amid concern global demand is slowing.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Lisle, IL

The Washington Post

U.S. Stocks Decline on Fed Speculation After Retail Sales Climb

U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 Index its first weekly drop in more than a month, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than estimated after retail sales climbed at the fastest pace in four months. Energy shares in the S&P 500 fell 1.5 percent, extending losses for the week to 3.7 percent.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Manufacturing, Construction, Insurance, Caterpillar, Startups, Financial Services, Alliance Data Systems, Computers, New York, Science / Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

This Guy Almost Became CEO Of Apple, Google, And Yahoo - Here's...

Not a lot of people get to have the type of experience Joe Costello's had through his long career. Before Costello was the CEO of Enlighted, a connected lighting network startup that's raised $55 million so far , he was a much bigger figure in tech.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Apple, Azuro, Cadence Design Systems

Forbes.com

Nasdaq 100 Movers: VRTX, YHOO

Our mission at Market News Video is to produce and distribute quality online videos about the stock markets and publicly traded companies. We achieve our mission by delivering videos to visitors to our MarketNewsVideo.com website and through our distribution partners.

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Related Topix: Startups, Biotech, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Financial Markets

Fri Sep 12, 2014

South China Morning Post

Yahoo reveals threat of US$250,000 daily fines over internet data

Yahoo! Inc. is best known for its web portal and search engine, but its services include Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance and others. Founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994, the company was initially in the forefront of the technology boom but has struggled to reinvent itself in the face of competition from companies like Google and Facebook.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo, iPhone and iPad App, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Social Software

Investor's Business Daily

Stocks Fall On Interest Rate Worries, But Yahoo Jumps

Stocks fell Friday, with the S&P 500 snapping a five-week winning streak, after a strong retail sales report spurred fears of an early interest rate hike. The S&P 500 lost 0.6% and the Nasdaq 0.5%, while the Dow Jones industrial average slid 0.4%.

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Related Topix: Startups, Canaan Partners, Citizen Sports, Bessemer Venture Partners, Financial Markets, Koprol

SiliconValley.com

Biz Break: Yahoo gains as everyone wants a piece of Alibaba IPO

In this May 21, 2012 file photo, men walk past the corporate logo at the headquarters compound of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Today: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says demand is so strong that it will end pre-orders of its stock early, as major stakeholder Yahoo stands to gain billions.

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Related Topix: Startups, Alibaba, Dapper, Citizen Sports, Bessemer Venture Partners, Koprol

Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: AltspaceVR Rides Virtual Reality Wave

In another sign virtual reality is maturing as a sector, AltspaceVR has raised $5.2 million from investors to build a social platform for the emerging technology, Lizette Chapman reports for Dow Jones VentureWire. Following recent billion-dollar virtual reality initiatives by behemoths including Facebook and Sony Computer Entertainment , private investors have backed a string of hardware startups in the sector, but AltspaceVR is among the first major VR-software companies to garner venture backing.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Startups, Facebook, Computers, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Footwear

K99FM

Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

While Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of murder, but convicted of culpable homicide, a lesser charge that comes with no minimum jail sentence, his family said Friday there are "no victors" coming out of Courtroom GD. "We as a family remain deeply affected by the devastating tragedy," Arnold Pistorius, the Paralympian's uncle, said outside the courtroom.

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TheStreet.com

How Will Yahoo! (YHOO) Stock React to This U.S. Government Fine News?

NEW YORK -- Shares of Yahoo! YHOO rose 1.32% to $41.80 in morning trading Friday one day after the Internet company announced the U.S. government threatened to fine it $250,000 a day in 2008 if it did not comply with an NSA request. The secret legal struggle took place in 2008, but Yahoo! made the news public Thursday after a federal court unsealed 1,500 pages of legal documents regarding a formerly classified court case about the breadth of NSA surveillance programs.

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Related Topix: Startups, TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, Yahoo, iPhone and iPad App, Publishing, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network

New York Post

Yahoo! adding editorial talent

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer still hasn't revealed what she will do with the billions that will come her way after the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba goes public later this month, but she is continuing to stock people from legacy media as she works it out. In the latest raid, Kristen Baldwin, a 20-year veteran of Entertainment Weekly, is going to be the new editor-in-chief of Yahoo! TV.

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Related Topix: Startups, Citizen Sports, Opinion

Sulekha.com

has a single room for rent

Single room with attached No-sharing bathroom available in a 3br 3ba Condo. We are 2 Indian guys working in Yahoo and Facebook, who are taking the other 2 bedrooms.

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Related Topix: Startups, Canaan Partners, Dapper, Citizen Sports, Bessemer Venture Partners, Koprol

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Investor's Business Daily

Zillow-Trulia Merger: Gentle Giant Or "Godzillow?"

Will a combined Zillow and Trulia lord over the online real estate kingdom as a marauding "Godzillow," as some property pros have taken to calling the pending merger with some alarm? Or will the merger, if approved by regulators, look more like a gentle giant, nicknamed "Zulia," merely offering more content to consumers looking for information on homes to buy or sell? are the top two online real estate companies in the U.S., which may explain at least partly why the Federal Trade Commission has twice asked for more information from the firms before greenlighting or nixing the deal. affiliate attracted 57.7 million unique visitors in July, up 26% from a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Startups, Zillow, Real Estate

Silicon Alley Insider

Mexican Companies Sue Yahoo, Law Firm Charge Conspiracy To Avoid $2.7 Billion Judgment

Two Mexican companies have sued Yahoo! Inc and law firm Baker & McKenzie in New York federal court, accusing them of engineering a conspiracy to avoid a $2.7 billion judgment issued by a Mexico court in 2012. In a lawsuit filed on Thursday, Worldwide Directories S.A. de C.V. and Ideas Interactivas S.A. de C.V. said Yahoo and Baker & McKenzie enlisted the help of a senior Mexican judge and other court personnel to "corrupt the appeals process and overturn the judgment."

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo, iPhone and iPad App

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