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Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Is Launching Yet Another Startup

Stone has kept quite busy since leaving his day-to-day role at Twitter. In 2011, he relaunched the old parent company of Twitter, Obvious, alongside fellow Twitter co-founder Ev Williams and former Twitter product boss Josh Goldman.<p>Through Obvious, Stone is actively involved with blog platform …

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Gamestop: Customers Significantly Less Likely to Buy Consoles that Block Used Games

The perpetual rumor that either Sony’s Playstation 4 or Microsoft’s next Xbox could potentially block used games got a little attention from Gamestop in<p>a recent earnings call, as reported by gamesindustry.biz. The video games retail giant expressed optimism over the next wave of consoles, …

Here's Why Texas Instruments Stock Is Worth $35

Texas Instruments designs and manufactures semiconductors for sale to electronic designers and manufacturers. Barring 2010, its revenue has continuously declined over the last few years. Nevertheless, it still is featured among the top five semiconductor vendors in terms of revenue in 2011 and 2012.<p>…

Risk Is Back: America's Big Banks Are Knee-Deep In Derivatives

<i>The following is a guest post by George Schultze, founder of Schultze Asset Management LLC, an alternative investments firm founded in 1998 that manages approximately $230 million in assets and specializes in distressed securities.</i><p>I’ve been following the derivatives markets for almost two decades – …

A $6.2 Million Apartment for a 2-Year-Old? Such is NYC's Luxury Housing Market

The Brand New Range Rover Sport Is A Lightweight Powerhouse

Unveiled just before the 2013 New York Auto Show, the 2014 Range Rover Sport improves upon the previous model's formula with quicker acceleration, lighter weight, and greater agility.<p>How much lighter is the new Range Rover Sport? Try 800 pounds lighter. That's like kicking four 200-pound …

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How AT&T Is Owning March Madness on Twitter

Many brands—Capital One, Dove Men's Care, Nike and Buick, to name a few—were at the ready last weekend for March Madness, purchasing Promoted Tweets …

In Emerging Markets, Samsung Is King--While Nokia And BlackBerry Are Not Dead Yet

Among the nearly 130 million people in the U.S. who own smartphones, Apple hasn’t lost any ground, even gaining market share through January 2013. But in the developing world, Samsung is the phone of choice, according to a new report from mobile marketing firm Upstream.<p>Removing price from …

Mozilla Takes Aim At A Global Duopoly With Firefox OS And The Open Web

The giant Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona was drenched this year in orange, the official color of Firefox, the world’s second most popular Web browser. Its booth was swamped, and its harried pitchmen ran around in tangerine sneakers because this year Barcelona was a coming-out party …

New York's Pierre Penthouse Hits Sale Block With $125 Million Price Tag

<i>Update: Sine this article was initially published, the Pierre penthouse officially listed for sale, asking $125 million. The pricey apartment is co-listed with Elizabeth Lee Sample, Brenda Powers, and Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty.</i><p>The real estate rumor mill has been atwitter for …

How a furniture company knows that US banks are healthier now

No, don’t read those confusing earnings releases. In fact, don’t even listen to the results of those stress tests. There’s a better reason to believe banks and insurance companies are returning to health in the US: they’re buying more office furniture.<p>Steelcase, a company which makes office …

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Chrysler: From Bankrupt To A $6 Billion Company

Chrysler was close to liquidation in 2009 when the U.S. government guided it through bankruptcy and turned it over to Fiat. Now, Fiat is aiming to purchase the chunk of Chrysler it doesn’t already own. And, the value Chrysler may be worth would have been unthinkable a few short years ago.<p>Fiat …

BlackBerry turns profit even as it sheds users

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — BlackBerry Inc.’s results for its fourth quarter may have surprised investors with an operating profit, but the …

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According to Starbucks, Chief Justice John Roberts Is a Victim of Credit Card Fraud

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week was a big week for Chief Justice John Roberts. The two days of oral arguments tied to …

Yes, We Can Have Banks That Work for the People

We all know the banking system is broken. It's easy to become pessimistic in the face of corporate and political corruption, but the system can be changed. We've done it before, and we can do it again.<p>One pathway to genuine reform is "public banking": the establishment of banks which are owned and …