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You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Mobile Marketing and the Magic of Push Notifications (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If <i>Mad Men</i> took place in 2014, the boardroom talk would have been all about push notifications on your smartphone.<p>Mobile marketing is where the magic is these days, but it’s not enough to have notices of sales and discounts landing in a …

Meet Jesse Cohn, The 33-Year-Old Hedge Fund Investor Laying Siege To Silicon Valley

In 2006, a 26-year-old senior tech analyst at a hedge fund walked into the office of a stressed out Harry Knowles and told the then 76-year-old CEO of Metrologic Instruments that he needed to sell the bar-code scanning systems maker he founded to a private equity firm. The hedge fund that employed …

Shopify Predicts Three Major Retail Shifts in 2014

A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the creator, rather than the big-box stores. …

Online Anonymity in a Box, for $49 - MIT Technology Review

Tor, a privacy tool used by activists, criminals, and U.S. intelligence to obscure traces of their online activities, is being repackaged for the …

Privacy

Cinda to buy up to Rmb100bn in bad debts after IPO

China’s first bad loan manager to float on a stock exchange is expected to buy up to Rmb100bn in fresh distressed debts over the next two years as …

The implications of secular stagnation

One week ago at the IMF Research Conference, Larry Summers delivered a remarkable speech about secular stagnation, which he suggested might be the …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

Blinkist Book Summaries Arrive to Improve Your Commute And Make You Look Smart

Do you own a copy of The Lean Startup? Have you actually read it, or is it in your bedroom or ebook reader, barely touched? This is where Berlin-based startup Blinkist comes in. Aimed squarely at people who are time-poor and knowledge-hungry, they provide summaries of non-fiction books in ‘blinks’, …