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Finding Alibaba: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History

Jerry Yang is giving a quick tour of the conference room at his private investment firm in Palo Alto, Calif. It’s dotted with gifts and photos from his 20 years in Silicon Valley. Yahoo’s 45-year-old billionaire co-founder stops before a glass deal toy on a low table.<p>“Um, I have no idea what that …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

Gigaom | Should YouTubers launch new platforms to compete with YouTube?

Advertisement<p>A week ago, a blog post by Jason Calacanis got the entire web video industry talking: The essay, subtly entitled “I ain’t gonna work on …

Intel chief's striking confession

<b>CEO</b> <b>valedictions</b> <b>follow a well-known script:</b> My work is done here, great team, all mistakes are mine, all good deeds are theirs, I leave the company in …

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is …

ASUS sells 3 million tablets in 2013 Q1, rakes in $202 million profit

The PC market may be shrinking, but ASUS' plan to avoid being swept away by its rivals seems to be working. The Nexus 7 maker's latest financials reveal it made $3.5 billion in revenue, coining a quarterly profit of $202 million in the process -- up 5.8 percent compared to both the previous quarter …

Study: Adtech Fraud Costs Advertisers $7 Million Per Month

The sites use copyright-infringing material, the authors of the study tell us, and, "The ad impressions from this traffic are 'laundered' through a complex series of redirects that make the ads appear as though they originated on legitimate sites containing advertiser-friendly content."<p>Most of the …

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Asian Chat App Line Passes 150 Million Downloads

Line, the free messaging app that was created in Japan, continues to grow at speed after it passed 150 million downloads of its app today. The service is one of the most popular of its type in Asia, and it is available in 12 languages and across the iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia …

After Selling See-Through Yoga Pants, Lululemon's Looking for a New Product Designer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Lululemon, the upscale yoga clothing retailer, is letting their chief product officer go after a …