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Why Twitter's IPO Was Really A Failure

On its first trading day as a public company, Twitter’s stock ended up failing most investors who purchased the stock during the day and held it to the close. Moreover, Twitter is a long shot as a successful long term buy and hold.<p>On Wednesday evening, November 6, Twitter set its offer price at $26 …

Internet sector downgraded by Morgan Stanley

Internet stocks, including Amazon, Facebook and Google, are up 57% so far this year on average, while the benchmark Nasdaq Composite Index has gained about 28%<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet stocks have been hot this year, but the sector may be about to cool down, according to one of the leading …

The First Instagram Ad “Worked,” But What Do Brands Do Now?

“On other platforms people have, to some extent, gotten used to seeing ads,” says Nathaniel Perez, global social media lead at SapientNitro. “Their …

Social Media

Richard Branson: 'Become Part of the Next Entrepreneurial Revolution'

The Virgin Group founder explains the importance of nurturing and learning from young entrepreneurs to make a profit--and a difference.<p><i>This column is the first in an ongoing series, originally published by McKinsey & Company, about how entrepreneurs are making a societal impact around the …

EU and US resume trade deal talks

<b>The EU and US have begun a second round of negotiations towards creating the world's biggest free-trade deal.</b><p>Talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) had been set for October, but were postponed because of the US government shutdown.<p>Relations have become strained after …

My Business Asia: Touring Taiwan

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Travelers

Shutdown: Obama would sign short-term debt rise

<b>US President Barack Obama is willing to sign a "clean" short-term increase to the US borrowing limit that is free from Republican budget and policy demands, his spokesman has said.</b><p>Jay Carney's remarks came amid talks aimed at ending the twin fiscal crises threatening the US and world economies.<p>The …

The White House

Royal Mail shares jump sharply on market debut

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Royal Mail

10 Screening Mistakes made by Recruiters

Take a look at this infographic produced by Resoomay, it highlights the importance of getting the screening process right when reviewing your …

Do you need to be rich to start your own company?

<b>With a growing number of young people wishing to start up their own business on both sides of the Atlantic, how much easier is it to do so if you come from a wealthy background? Here a number of young entrepreneurs recount their experiences.</b><p>Utah native Austen Allred's life was changed by the …

Startups

UK unemployment not following Mr Carney's script?

<b>Mark Carney has been keen to link movements in UK interest rates to falls in unemployment. Apparently many investors want to do the same with the exchange rate.</b><p>News of a fall in the level of joblessness has pushed up the value of the pound to its highest level against the dollar since the …

Economics

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Indoor Location and Positioning technology is the Next Big Thing. It is bringing the power of GPS and Maps indoors. We spend most of our time …

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook

LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, which has published the results of its work with a detailed 127-slide report titled: LinkedIn, The Serious …

The Week Ahead: Stress Index Says Don't Worry Yet...

Stocks put in a fine performance last week ahead of the much anticipated FOMC meeting this week. Basically, stocks only corrected a month from the August highs before, again, turning higher. Though quite a few stocks did undergo double-digit declines from their recent highs, the major averages did …

iPhone 5S: Apple’s golden ticket?

Two new iPhones, the 5C and 5S, have divided opinion – Matt Warman assesses their chances<p>Sometime this week, queues will begin to form outside Apple’s stores around the world. Two new iPhones go on sale on Friday, and just when people first start camping out, as they surely will, is likely to be a …

iPhone

Never forget: Marketers will keep failing at social media

What compels a company to so thoroughly embarrass itself by trying to profit from tragedy? That's the question many are asking recently as on September 11, just like clockwork, brands on social media once again made fools of themselves trying to connect their products and companies to the shocking …

Bank of England must limit house price booms, says Rics

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Housing

Royal Mail privatisation: the Pros and Cons

What's going on?<p>The Government came under fresh attack over its controversial plans for the Royal Mail as Business Secretary Vince Cable confirmed it …

The Twitter IPO: Twitter in 2013 Is Not Like Facebook in 2012

In its early days, Twitter’s reluctance to figure out how to make money maddened many people who pay attention to Silicon Valley. In 2009, with …