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Berkshire and 3G Capital in a $23 Billion Deal for Heinz

Berkshire and 3G Capital in a $23 Billion Deal for Heinz | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Berkshire Hathaway, the giant conglomerate run by Warren E. Buffett, said on Thursday that it would buy the H. J. Heinz Company for about $23 billion.
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Learning from a failed IPO

Learning from a failed IPO | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Guest Post Shortly after the company's IPO, the stock tanked. Marketing costs were threatening the very existence of the company. Wall Street had pretty much written it off.
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Bad Apple earnings: What to do now

Many of the numbers in the company’s call did not meet expectations, but does that mean that it’s time to dump the stock?
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10 things Apple won’t tell you

10 things Apple won’t tell you | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
From customer service to app safety and even how its devices affect our relationships, here are 10 things Apple won’t likely tell you about its products and its business.
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RIM posts huge 1Q loss; will cut 5000 jobs

RIM posts huge 1Q loss; will cut 5000 jobs | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
As some investors had feared, Research In Motion this afternoon reported worse-than-expected results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 2, posting a large loss as demand for the company's BlackBerry smartphones continued to crumble.
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Did Facebook Break The IPO Window?

Did Facebook Break The IPO Window? | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
A business friend told me about a presentation he saw this week from a top I-bank, one that did not book-run the Facebook IPO. They say the IPO window is now closed. Reasons given: The Facebook IPO was a disaster.
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Facebook’s stock should trade for $13.80

Facebook’s stock should trade for $13.80 | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
What should be the price of Facebook’s stock? This is the question that investors should be asking but, surprisingly, few are doing so, writes Mark Hulbert.
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Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson is going to leave the company.

Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson is going to leave the company. | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Yahoo’s embattled CEO Scott Thompson is set to step down from his job at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, in what will be dramatic end to a controversy over a fake computer science degree that he had on his bio, according to multiple sources close to the situation
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RIM CEO: We Won’t Abandon Physical Keyboards in BlackBerrys

RIM CEO: We Won’t Abandon Physical Keyboards in BlackBerrys | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Research In Motion's CEO told reporters Wednesday that the BlackBerry maker won't abandon the physical keyboards on its next line of smartphones.
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Samsung expects profits to double

Samsung expects profits to double | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics says it expects profit for the first quarter to almost double as its smartphone sales continue to grow.
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Apple Shares To Hit $1001, Analyst Says - Forbes

Apple Shares To Hit $1001, Analyst Says - Forbes | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Apple shares could soon cost more than an entry-level MacBook Air, one analyst says (Image credit: Getty Images).
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Buffett Was Right About Stocks, Bonds, Gold

Buffett Was Right About Stocks, Bonds, Gold | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
The markets are following Buffett– who waxed enthusiastic about stocks, and negatively about bonds and gold in his highly followed 2012 letter to Berkshire shareholders. A major realignment may be in the works as the Fed’s balance sheet may be no longer be so expansive, and the velocity of money has substantially fallen, too.
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Apple’s share price tops $600 for the first time in the company’s history

Apple’s share price tops $600 for the first time in the company’s history | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Apple -- the world's biggest technology company -- today passed the $600 barrier on the NASDAQ for the first time in the company's history, as investors continue to show huge confidence ...
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Groupon shares climb 13% as hedge fund takes stake

Groupon shares climb 13% as hedge fund takes stake | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Groupon Inc. shares climbed more than 13%, to $3.53 a share Tuesday, after a New York-based hedge fund disclosed it had acquired a 9.9% stake in the online daily deals company.
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Book it! Priceline buys Kayak for $1.8B

Book it! Priceline buys Kayak for $1.8B | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Shortly after going public, Kayak is getting gobbled up by one of its biggest competitors.
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Another stock crash like 1987’s is inevitable Mark Hulbert

Another stock crash like 1987’s is inevitable  Mark Hulbert | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Prepare yourself for another stock market crash as big as the free fall in October 1987, writes Mark Hulbert. At current levels, that would mean a Dow decline in a single session of more than 3,000 points.
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With Facebook Earnings, The Second Internet Bubble Is Over

With Facebook Earnings, The Second Internet Bubble Is Over | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Facebook, the social-networking company that launched its IPO in May, reported quarterly earnings for the first time on Thursday afternoon. The numbers were so-so with earnings per share meeting expectations, but in no way resembling the kind of excitement that is usually associated with a huge growth story that is rocketing to the heavens.
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As Facebook goes, so goes Palo Alto real estate - Fortune Tech

As Facebook goes, so goes Palo Alto real estate - Fortune Tech | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Housing prices in Silicon Valley’s tony neighborhood soared before the Facebook IPO. Now inventory is soaring.
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Facebook drops 9%, under $29, as options trade

Facebook drops 9%, under $29, as options trade | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Social network’s shares fall below $29, off more than 20% since going public less than two weeks ago, as option trading starts in the stock.
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Facebook fiasco may close tech IPO door

Facebook fiasco may close tech IPO door | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it

Gone, up in smoke, after the debacle that was the highly-anticipated-but-ultimately-botched $16-billion debut of Facebook.

As more gory details and a parade of lawsuits materialize, it is clear that the whole fiasco will likely further discourage investors — even those big institutions accustomed to risk — from participating in initial public offerings, especially tech deals.

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Warren Buffet Isn't Biting on Facebook's IPO

Warren Buffet Isn't Biting on Facebook's IPO | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
At the annual shareholder's meeting for Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday, Warren Buffett and his business partner, Charlie Munger, both said they won't be investing in Facebook when the tech company finally releases its IPO. ...
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Who is to blame for the Groupon fiasco? Everyone

Who is to blame for the Groupon fiasco? Everyone | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
We've heard quite a few opinions about who's to blame for Groupon's IPO fiasco ever since the company announced a restatement of its earnings last Friday and indicated that it had material weakness in its internal controls.
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Yahoo Confirms Layoffs of 2,000 Employees

Yahoo Confirms Layoffs of 2,000 Employees | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Yahoo will lay off 2,000 or its workers in order to make the company "smaller, nimbler and more profitable," the CEO said.
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Apple downloads $45bn to shareholders

Apple downloads $45bn to shareholders | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
Apple outlined plans on Monday to pay its first dividend in 17 years as the US technology group, sitting on a cash pile estimated to exceed $100bn, conceded it could not return cash to shareholders as quickly as it was generating it.
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TechCrunch | Samsung And RIM Rumored To Be Tied Up In BB10 Licensing Talks

TechCrunch | Samsung And RIM Rumored To Be Tied Up In BB10 Licensing Talks | StockWatch and Market Trend | Scoop.it
According to a bit of analyst chatter, Samsung has their eyes on Waterloo-based RIM, and more specifically the new mobile operating system they’ve got cooking in the oven right now. If these reports hold true, then Samsung is ultimately after a minority stake in RIM and access to BB10, which they will load onto some of their forthcoming handsets.
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