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The Majority of iPhone Users Admit to 'Blind Loyalty' - Why This Is A Problem For Apple

iSheep. That’s the retort most readily used to attack owners of Apple kit. It is a wonderfully concise allegation: the thoughtless herd mentality Apple cynics attribute to those happy to spend small fortunes on Macs, MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Well brace yourself for new forum flame wars because …

How Boundary's Brain Helps CIOs Conquer Accelerated Change

One of the biggest challenges with the modern data center is that it is both distributed and fast-changing. As every year passes, a smaller percentage of computing takes place at the on-premise data center as more and more applications move to SaaS providers or were created to run on public …

Biotech IPO Returns: Great, Good, And Not So Good

The biotech IPO bonanza appears to be continuing into 2014, with over thirteen offerings already this year. We’re just now completing the busiest two week period in biotech IPOs ever. Another dozen or so companies appear likely to price IPOs over the next few months. The excitement …

JP Morgan is spending more on fines and lawyers than on employee salaries

JP Morgan devoted $9.3 billion to legal expenses last quarter, driving its net loss of $380 million. Its legal troubles took up 39% of its total revenue in the same period, by far the company’s largest single expense.<p>That’s right: The largest bank in the United States spends more money fighting and …

Finance

What if there were a REALLY different way for internet companies to IPO?

Twitter’s confidential regulatory filing yesterday for a public offering is just the latest effort by Silicon Valley to shift the rules for dealing with investors, the stock markets, and the whole IPO process. And even more radical attempts by internet firms and their investors to grab power from …

How the “Navy SEALs” of trading are taking on Wall Street’s predatory robots

<i>Editors’ note: This article was originally published on October 25, 2013. It explains how IEX—the firm profiled in</i> Flash Boys<i>, Michael Lewis’s book about high-frequency trading published today—works to neutralize the advantages high-frequency traders enjoy in the markets.</i><p>A plague of predators are …

Between Motorola, Nest, Google Has Spent $15.7 Billion Buying Device Makers

Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs is being touted as a sign that it’s serious about putting itself at the center of the Internet of Things, a potential $19 trillion market of opportunity for all kinds of connected devices from the thermostats and smoke alarms that Nest makes today to the …

Six of Britain's Best Financial Technology Businesses

Britain’s financial technology sector is booming, accounting for a third of the total global investment in the industry according to Silicon Valley Bank. That’s second only to the US, and while other European Union countries also have their success stories, put together, they’re attracting just a …

How To Manage Your New Data Center: The Entire Internet

The expansion of Software-as-a-Service offerings, mobile devices, and all variants of managed and cloud computing mean that the definition of the data center as an expensively provisioned room, with lots of power, a raised floor, incredible cooling is obsolete.<p>The entire Internet is your data …

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M

Google will buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The Information reports that the acquisition price was more than $500 million, and that Facebook was also in talks to buy the startup late last year. DeepMind confirmed the acquisition to us, but couldn’t disclose deal terms.<p>The …

Asian stocks fall on emerging markets growth fears

<b>Asian stocks have fallen on investor worries that a slowdown in US economic stimulus policy will hurt growth in emerging markets.</b><p>There has been speculation that the US may scale back its monthly bond-buying programme further in the coming days.<p>Meanwhile, concerns over tighter credit conditions in …

Emerging Market Pain Continues

Good morning!<p>It's the start of a brand new week, but the market anxiety that exploded last week continues through today.<p>Overnight, several key emerging markets got clobbered.<p>India fell 1.8%. Thailand dropped 2.6%. Jakarta dropped 2.4%.<p>Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong lost 2.1% and Shanghai lost 1%.<p>The …