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Private equity firms are finally dumping the deals they did before the financial crisis

The private equity business model is pretty simple. First, convince some wealthy people and institutions that you’re so smart that you deserve their money. Then, take some of that money, add a hefty helping of debt, and buy an undervalued company. Quickly fix it up using your superior smarts—or by …

CloudFlare’s New Keyless SSL Could Unlock Cloud For Financial Institutions

Financial institutions crave cloud scalability, but have been reluctant to jump on the cloud bandwagon because of security concerns. In particular, they have been hesitant to expose their precious SSL keys to the open internet. The key identifies them as a financial institution and lets the other …

Most Venture Funding Since 2001

The second quarter of this year saw the most U.S. venture funding since the dotcom boom days, according to MoneyTree data from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association/PwC.<p>Venture capitalists invested $13 billion in 1,114 deals, the most seen since the $13.1 billion invested in …

The Fed’s intervention in biotech and internet stocks | Financial Times

The Federal Reserve broke new ground last week when its <i>Monetary Policy Report</i>to Congress specifically warned that the valuations of smaller firms, …

How Amazon's Firefly Could Affect Your Memory

<i>That actor! Who is he? Wasn’t he in that movie, with the super heroes, he looked different… What was his superhero name? Something with arrows… But that’s him, right?</i><p>If you find yourself with the names of people, places, and objects on the tip of your tongue, you probably also find yourself …

Choose the Right Words in an Argument

When addressing a conflict with a colleague, the words matter. Sometimes, regardless of how good your intentions are, what you say can further upset your coworker and just make the issue worse. Other times you might say the exact thing that helps the person go from boiling mad to cool as a cucumber.<p>…

10 Reasons Eye Contact Is Everything in Public Speaking

When you're in front of an audience, strategic eye contact has the power to change how people think of you. Here's why.<p>If there is one simple thing you can do to enhance your impact as a presenter, persuade others to see things as you see them, and make it more likely your audience will say yes to …

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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Ispovijest muškarca koji je odustao od seksa u braku

Foto: Facebook<p>JOHN KINNEAR napravio je ono o čemu većina muškaraca odbija razmišljati, a kamoli napraviti isto.<p>Uhvaćen u vrtlog poslovnih obaveza, …

The euro zone’s flirtation with deflation may force the ECB to act

Low inflation continues to sow unease in the euro zone. The latest data, for December (pdf), show consumer prices rising at a 0.8% annual pace, down a bit from the previous month. So-called core inflation, which excludes food and energy, is the lowest it has been (0.7%) since the creation of the …

Why 2014 Could Be An Explosive Year For Japanese Stocks

In this column, I will examine and explain – using both technical and fundamental analysis – why conditions may be ripe for a bull market in Japanese stocks in 2014.<p>On November 14th, I published a column in which I showed that Japan’s Nikkei stock index broke out of an important chart pattern …

Teslas Catch Fire Less Often than Gas-Powered Cars

Tesla has gotten significant negative press coverage because of accidents involving fires. In Washington and Tennessee, fires resulted after cars ran over debris on the road that pierced the battery compartment. These incidents have caused the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to open …

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

That last bragging tweet by a talented so-and-so got you down? Jealous of a competitor’s Facebook status update? It’s time to step away from the social media, forget about forces you can’t control, and concentrate on only one thing: being the best you realistically can be.<p>When I first started my …

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