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Twitter Could Become Profitable In 2015

Twitter filed its S-1 SEC form to go public last Thursday. The company has over 218 million monthly active users worldwide (49 million in the U.S.) who send out over 500 million Tweets per day and generated $139 million in revenue in the June quarter. I have built a model with Twitter’s financial …

Twitter flotation: what do superstars of tech do with riches? Carry on creating

Leave it to Justin Timberlake to utter the most important phrase in <i>The Social Network</i>, a film that charted the tumultuous rise of the Facebook founders. It was about money. "A million dollars isn't cool," he quipped in his role as Napster founder and early Facebook backer Sean Parker. "You know …

IMF eyes tax potential of the world's super-rich

It was impossible to find anybody at last week's meeting of the International Monetary Fund willing to believe that the US will actually default on its debts. The universal belief was that the game of chicken would end before Thursday's deadline for raising the debt ceiling, if perhaps only at the …

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to go after more strategic defaulters

Anyone thinking of skating on mortgages owned by either<p>Fannie MaeorFreddie Macmay want to think again. As a result of new government reports, the two companies say they are going to do a better job of going after so-called strategic defaulters.<p>Fannie and Freddie can pursue judgments against …

6 Key Investment Themes For The Next Decade

Thematic investing, or investing based on emerging themes, is fraught with some danger. Many people invest in the latest hot theme and get burned soon enough. Others mindlessly put their money into a company based on a theme without regard to valuation or quality of management – another sure-fire …

What If China Stops Buying U.S. Government Debt?

Just about everyone worries that Beijing, perturbed by the ongoing squabble in Washington, will sour on Treasuries. This concern is embedded in the provocative title of Eamonn Fingleton’s recent Forbes posting: “If Republicans Want to Shut Down Washington, They’ll Have to Ask China’s Permission …

Instagram About To Be Ruined, With Ads

It had to happen eventually.<p>Instagram, the free social photography app, announced in a blog post on Thursday that it is introducing ads. These will not look like traditional ads, Instagram argues. They'll be "beautiful, high-quality photos and videos." Maybe you won't even notice! Who are we …

Four tips to take you beyond the big data hype cycle

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>As 2013 kicked off Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular noted in her blog that big data is sliding down into the Trough of …

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month.<p>A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this …

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Why a government shutdown could be a pricey proposition

If past is prologue, a looming government shutdown could actually cost U.S. taxpayers money. A lot of money.<p>According to the Office of Management and Budget, the two shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 cost taxpayers $1.4 billion combined. Adjust for inflation and you've got $2 billion in today’s …

21 Cute Facts You Really Ought To Know About Ed Sheeran

Everything you need to know about your favourite redhead.

A step-by-step guide to profiting off a 3-cent hike on US postage stamps

<i>This is an updated version of an article first published on Sept. 26, 2013.</i><p>The US Postal Service (USPS) has made it official: Anybody who wants to turn a quick profit at its expense will have an opportunity to do so come January.<p>As of January 26 next year, it will hike the price of a first-class …

Forget Miley Cyrus, teens and tweens have moved on

"Who's your celebrity role model these days?" I asked my 11-year-old daughter, Alice, the other night. She thought for a moment.<p>"Um – Taylor Swift?" she answered unenthusiastically.<p>"Oh, really? Why's that?" I asked.<p>"Because she's not crazy."<p>So there you have it, fellow parents. The bar for tween …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

Buffett's top 'picks': Wedding licenses, investor 'bible'

Oracle of Omaha dispenses investing, wisdom advice to college students in Washington, D.C.<p>Warren Buffett, 83-year-old billionaire, met a roomful of twenty-something Georgetown University students Thursday,and gave them simple investment advice: You can get wealthy with just a few good investment …

Facebook explains secrets of building hugely scalable sites

Facebook, which joined up with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung to launch Internet.org a few weeks ago, has already produced something for the ostensibly public-minded initiative.<p>It has published a white paper detailing some of its secrets to success.<p>Internet.org launched on …

'It Could Have Been Me': The 1983 Death Of A NYC Graffiti Artist

"It could have been me. It could have been me."<p>These were the words uttered by painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was deeply shaken after he heard the story of a black graffiti artist who was beaten to death by New York City police. Seeing his own life reflected in the death of a fellow artist, …