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Lively App Brings Back Your Favorite SXSW Music Performances

AUSTIN, Texas — Every year, hundreds of bands play live shows at South By Southwest. The music is good and memorable though when the conference is …

It’s time for tech firms to end their insane global patent wars

IT is welcome news that a US federal court ruled last night that Google can continue to build a digital library by scanning more than 20m books. …

Paper Flowers - Design Crush

30 Amazing Diy Bottle Lamp Ideas

You don’t have to throw your used bottles. You can reuse them. There are many ways how to reuse them. The one that we think is interesting to do is …

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The Twitter IPO: Thoughts on the IPO End Game

The Twitter IPO moved into its final phase, with the announcement last week of the preliminary pricing estimates per share and details of the …

Rediscovering risk in emerging markets: A Country Risk Premium update

Investors have a mixed relationship with risk, forgetting that it exists in the good times and obsessing about in bad times, and nowhere is this …

Michael Lewis: What I Read

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? Do they have</i> …

Passive Value investing: Screening for bargains

As long as there have been markets, I am sure that investors have used screens to find good investments. It was Ben Graham, however, who systematized …

How much are you paying for growth?

The debate about Facebook’s valuation is interesting on many dimensions, but one that is worth focusing on is how much growth is worth, and what you …

Value Investing: Where is the beef?

In my first post in this series on value investing, I noted that value investing is a broad brush that covers a range of different approaches, …

Earnings surprises, price reaction and value

The earnings season is upon us and each company’s earnings announcement is eagerly awaited, traded upon and talked about. For widely followed …

Acquisition Accounting II: Goodwill, more plug than asset

There is no asset on a company’s balance sheet that wreaks more havoc on valuation and good sense than goodwill. The first problem with goodwill is …

Acquisition Advice: Big deal or good deal?

HP is one of a multitude of companies that has overpaid on acquisitions, and like those other companies, it cannot claim that it lacked outside …

Acquisition Accounting I: Accretive (Dilutive) Deals can be bad (good) deals

Analysts, investors and journalists who follow stocks have an obsessive focus on earnings per share, what it is now and what it will be in the …

Acquisition Alchemy: Creating value from deals

By now, it should be no secret that I am not a fan of acquisition-driven growth. I have argued in my previous posts that acquirers often pay too …