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Bitcoin is like the early Internet, minus the VC money

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Bitcoin is the hottest investing trend since the Internet, according to venture capitalists who have sung its praises. But …

EM leads DM in cross-border M&A for first time | Financial Times

For the first time, transnational corporations from emerging market (EM) countries spent more on foreign acquisitions last year than companies from …

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac wind-down bill faces test | Financial Times

The intense lobbying by opponents of a bill to wind down US mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appears to be gaining traction …

How A Startup Grows Up: Lessons From Airbnb’s OpenAir Summit

From conception to full-fledged company, startups can learn a lot from the leaders at a recent San Francisco summit on the sharing economy.<p>On Thursday, April 24, Airbnb hosted the OpenAir summit: A gathering of the most influential players in the sharing economy, including Uber, Homejoy, and Y …

How to Become a Billionaire in 1,000 Easy Lessons

You don't have a buck to your name, but you'd like to have a billion of them and wonder how the Gates and Jobs of this world did it?<p>A report released by the Centre for Policy Studies entitled "SuperEntrepreneurs: And how your country can get them" on Monday looks at how 1,000 self-made …

Warren Buffett Defends High CEO Pay: It's Not 'Out Of Whack'

Warren Buffett defended skyrocketing CEO pay and brushed off criticism for refusing to vote against a controversial compensation plan for Coca-Cola executives in an interview with Fortune published Monday morning.<p>“I don’t think [CEO pay] is out of whack with what the value is of an outstanding …

Should Warren Buffett break up Berkshire Hathaway?