Category Archives: Business Strategy

Facebook Mobile Ad Network Ready For Launch?

The Facebook mobile ad network is reportedly ready for announcement at the end of the month. Facebook reportedly to announce Facebook Mobile Ad Network this month. We have made the case over and over again about how Facebook in particular, … Continue reading

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Price of Going Public – Facebook Deals With Shareholder Proposals In Proxy Statement For Annual Meeting

Shareholder proposals in the Facebook proxy statement demonstrate some of the disadvantages of being a prominent public company. Facebook has filed its proxy statement for its upcoming annual meeting on May 22, 2014.  I’m sure they look back fondly on … Continue reading

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HubSpot Files IPO Docs, Reportedly

HubSpot files IPO documents on a confidential basis and has chosen bankers, according to news reports. HubSpot, which offers an “inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers,” reportedly filed confidential IPO documents with … Continue reading

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Dropbox Raises A Few Million Ahead Of Reported IPO

Dropbox conducts private placement; raises cash ahead of purported IPO. Dropbox has been one of the more anticipated IPO candidates for a while.  Rumor has it that rival Box beat it to the punch with a confidential IPO filing after … Continue reading

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Facebook Age Data – How Reliable?

Facebook age data may not be reliable, says Facebook. Facebook has always warned about the validity of its key metrics, such as: Daily active users (DAUs) Mobile DAUs Monthly active users (MAUs) Mobile MAUs Average revenue per user (ARPU) These … Continue reading

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Gold v. Bitcoin? “Gold,” Says Hedge Fund Manager

Gold, not Bitcoin, is the real currency alternative, says Paul Singer. Underdisclosed.com favorite Paul Singer, of Elliott Associates fame, is not quite as taken with the current flavor-of-the-month in alternative currencies according to WSJ and CNBC reports. Singer reportedly wrote … Continue reading

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Zynga Ride Continues With Acquisition Of Mobile Gaming Company And More Layoffs

Zynga sees surge after news of acquisition and layoffs and earnings release. NaturalMotion acquired by Zynga Yesterday, Zynga announced that it had acquired NaturalMotion, a creator of mobile games and animation software. Zynga will pay $391 million in cash and … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and Costco: The Latest Idiotic Argument About Employee Wages

Wal-Mart and Costco employee pay saga drones on following State of the Union address.     After the hair dryer-like drone of last night’s state of the union address featuring the prez praising Costco, a Facebook friend reposted one of … Continue reading

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SunGard to Spinoff “Availability Services” Business – Disruption From The Cloud

SunGard announced plans to spinoff its Availability Services division, much like the missing “u” in its name, as the Cloud disrupts its business. SunGard to Spinoff Availability Services Business   SunGard Data Systems Inc. is of the world’s leading software … Continue reading

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Emulex Workforce Reduction to Ax 10% In Restructuring Plan

There’s a lot of end-of-year activity at Emulex as it announces plans to ax 10% of its employees in a workforce reduction and tries to find its way back to financial and shareholder relations health. Earlier this week, Emulex announced … Continue reading

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