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Google Deserves Its Valuation, Facebook Doesn't

Google Deserves Its Valuation, Facebook Doesn't | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Facebook is overvalued compared to Google because the search provides an essential service and the social network does not.
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Why Facebook is overpriced according to Leonid Bershidsky, Bloombgerg

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Russia Defends Ruble With Biggest Rate Rise Since 1998

Russia Defends Ruble With Biggest Rate Rise Since 1998 | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Russia took its biggest step yet to shore up the ruble and defuse the currency crisis threatening its stricken economy.
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Just the beginning, I'm afraid

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U.S. Money-Laundering Probe Touches Putin’s Inner Circle

U.S. Money-Laundering Probe Touches Putin’s Inner Circle | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

A thU.S. prosecutors have launched a money-laundering investigation of a member of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, several people familiar with the efforts said, escalating pressure on the Russian president’s billionaire supporters.

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A thief serving Mr. Putin's interests

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Revisiting the Lehman Brothers Bailout That Never Was

Revisiting the Lehman Brothers Bailout That Never Was | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
New accounts of events in 2008 as the New York Fed assessed the bank’s eligibility for rescue from bankruptcy have cast the firm’s collapse in a new light.
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Could Lehman have been saved?

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7 Ways to Track Hot Trends on the Internet

7 Ways to Track Hot Trends on the Internet | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
As the Internet progressively moves towards real-time information, the need to know what’s popular right now is becoming increasingly important.  Here are the best ways to track trends of all types, so you’ll always be in the know about what’s hot on the Internet.

1. How to track popular Internet video trends Mag.ma is the definitive source when it comes to tracking what’s hot for Internet...
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How to track hot trends on the Internet

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Time Warner Said to Seek a Big Stake in Vice Media

Time Warner Said to Seek a Big Stake in Vice Media | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Time Warner and Vice Media are said to be in negotiations that could lead to a $1 billion deal and give Vice a television network.
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Time Warner is looking to buy a stake in Vice Media for over $1bn.

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AT&T to Buy DirecTV for $48.5 Billion in Move to Expand Clout

AT&T to Buy DirecTV for $48.5 Billion in Move to Expand Clout | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

Once Under the terms of the deal, AT&T will pay about $95 a share in stock and cash to acquire the country’s biggest satellite television operator.

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Once again about AT&T and DirecTV: see this because of the chart in the middle

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Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis

Why Only One Top Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

The The economic catastrophe of 2008 was the largest of its kind since the Depression. Who’s taking the fall?

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About the only (!) banker who went to jail after the crisis in 2008 -- paywall.

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U.S. Weighs Harder Line on Russia Than European Allies

U.S. Weighs Harder Line on Russia Than European Allies | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
The White House has become entangled in a debate over how much emphasis to put on unity with European allies reluctant to take stronger economic actions against Moscow, while pro-Russian forces in Ukraine continue to defy demands.
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Good job but we need more sanctions

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Yahoo is in talks to buy online-video service News Distribution Network - sources $YHOO

Yahoo is in talks to buy online-video service News Distribution Network - sources $YHOO | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Yahoo is in talks to acquire online-video service News Distribution Network, a deal that would help Chief Executive Marissa Mayer compete with Google's YouTube for viewers and ad dollars.
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Yahoo's acquisition?

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Deal talk boosts Dish and DirecTV shares - FT.com

Deal talk boosts Dish and DirecTV shares - FT.com | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Shares in Dish Network and DirecTV, the US satellite TV operators, rose sharply on Wednesday after reports that Charlie Ergen, Dish’s chairman, had approached Mike White, DirecTV chief executive, last month suggesting a merger. The initial report by
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What will regulators say?

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Box, a Cloud Storage Firm, Plans I.P.O.

Box, a Cloud Storage Firm, Plans I.P.O. | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

BoxBox expects to raise about $250 million in its initial public offering.

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Box is ready for an IPO

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What does U.S. know about Putin's oil wealth?

What does U.S. know about Putin's oil wealth? | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

WhatNEW YORK, March 20- The most startling part of Washington's sanctions on Russian businessmen loyal to President Vladimir Putin may be a single sentence that contains an explosive allegation: that Putin himself profits from the world's No. 4 oil trading company, Gunvor.

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What does Putin have in common with Gunvor?

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Citigroup Says Instagram Is Worth $35 Billion

Citigroup Says Instagram Is Worth $35 Billion | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of the photo-sharing app now looks like quite the bargain, according to a new analysis.
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Citi analysts: "Using what we believe to be conservative assumptions around user growth and monetization, we believe Instagram is worth $35bn"

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The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Meet Alayne Fleischmann, the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking.
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How one person kept her mouth shut about JP Morgan Chase fraud

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Cold War Banker to Putin Billionaires Walks Sanction Wire

Cold War Banker to Putin Billionaires Walks Sanction Wire | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

About oWhen he’s not cruising the streets of Austria in his gray Tesla Model S, Andrey Akimov can often be found behind a desk on the seventh floor of a nondescript office building just across the Moskva River from the Kremlin.

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About one of the most mysterious bankers controlling the large financial institution in Russia 

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PayPal in Play for Google as Leftover EBay Invites LBO

PayPal in Play for Google as Leftover EBay Invites LBO | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
A split of EBay Inc. may put the pieces in play.
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About PayPal and eBay

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Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
There are various ways to evaluate living standards, but by many of them, eastern Kentucky comes out at or near the bottom.
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Hardest places to live in the US - infographics from the NYC

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Want to spot the next bubble? Look at where Harvard grads work.

Want to spot the next bubble? Look at where Harvard grads work. | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

It's a bad sign when more Harvard grads go to Wall Street.

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It's a bad sign when more Harvard grads go to Wall Street.

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Racism Pays: Clippers Can Fetch $2 Billion

Racism Pays: Clippers Can Fetch $2 Billion | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
The National Basketball Association will soon be offering its owners a foolproof business model, similar to that enjoyed by the National Football League.
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Who will buy the Clippers? 

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Disney Considered Buying BuzzFeed, but Balked at $1 Billion Price

Disney Considered Buying BuzzFeed, but Balked at $1 Billion Price | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Disney’s interest in the fast-growing digital media company, part of a routine effort to identify acquisition targets, faded after BuzzFeed provided a high valuation.
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$1 billion for Buzzfeed from Disney? 

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Nasdaq Falls Most Since 2011 as Tech Selloff Resumes

Nasdaq Falls Most Since 2011 as Tech Selloff Resumes | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

3.1%U.S. stocks fell, with the Nasdaq Composite Index sinking the most since 2011, as technology shares resumed a selloff on concern valuations are too high as earnings season begins. Treasury rates sank to a three-week low on speculation interest-rate increases won’t be accelerated.

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3.1% NASDAQ's drop

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Putin Pushes Untradeable Notes as Bond Sales Fail: Russia Credit

Putin Pushes Untradeable Notes as Bond Sales Fail: Russia Credit | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Russia is selling notes directly to pension funds and banks for the first time in 1 1/2 years, sidestepping the bond market after four failed auctions since President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Crimea.
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Russian borrowing costs hit high

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Facebook in $2 Billion Deal for Virtual Reality Company

Facebook in $2 Billion Deal for Virtual Reality Company | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it
Facebook announced that it had reached an agreement to buy Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality headset, in a bet that social networking will one day become an immersive, 3-D experience.
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Facebook's another acquisition. Virtual reality 

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Obama’s aims for foreign policy run into old Cold War rival

Obama’s aims for foreign policy run into old Cold War rival | Valuation, M&A, Investments | Scoop.it

ICrimea standoff calls into question whether president’s 21st-century approach can contain Russia.

Michael Kareev's insight:

I'm sorry to see that Barack Obama has so little experience in international relations and cannot effectively fight with Putin's KGB regimen

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