Andrew Wu

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Aspen Aerogels And World's Best Insulation Flounders In IPO

Aspen Aerogels, which makes what arguably is the world’s best insulation, has flopped in a hot market.<p>The company, which produces a super insulating material that leverages the unique properties of air, offered 7.5 million shares for $11 per share this week, below the anticipated $14 to $16 per …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education

AirBnB got 99 problems but going public ain't one

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Radio Industry

Morgan Stanley Breaks Down What Time Of Day Different Types Of Players Trade In The Credit Markets

In a note to clients, Morgan Stanley credit strategists led by Sivan Mahadevan take a look at which types of market participants trade in the corporate credit markets during each part of the trading day. The charts on the slide below show how trading volume is typically distributed.

The Green Rush Begins: Investors Get In On Pot's Ground Floor

In the past, you could go to jail for selling marijuana. Now, depending upon where you live, you could end up going to the bank.<p>Medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states, and legislation is pending in 13 others. It's become a $1.5-billion-a-year industry, and it's expected to triple in just a few …

Mobile Gaming Company Pocket Gems Says It Reached $82M In Revenue Last Year

Sequoia Capital-backed mobile gaming company Pocket Gems is releasing revenue numbers for the first time, saying that it saw $82 million in revenue last year.<p>That’s a best for the company, which was founded in 2009, and reflects 32 percent year-over-year growth. Pocket Gems also says that it …

Report: Half of all supermarket chicken harbors drug-resistant bacteria

A Consumer Reports investigation found potentially dangerous pathogens in nearly all of the chicken it tested<p>Dangerous bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," lurk in nearly all supermarket chicken, an investigation by Consumer Reports revealed.<p>The nonprofit organization tested 300 …

Bitcoin Fever Has Spawned 100+ Copycat Cryptocurrencies

Here’s undeniable proof that Bitcoin is on to something big: it’s inspired more than 140 copycats.<p>From AnonCoin to Zeuscoin, a veritable alphabet of cryptocurrency has popped up in the wake of Bitcoin’s mainstream success, mostly in the past two months. And while most of us think of ripoffs as just …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Google Play now drives 25% more downloads than iOS app store, has 50% the revenue

Google Play is continuing its inexorable overtaking of the App Store, with downloads now 25 percent higher, and app revenue that is slowly overtaking Apple’s sales.<p>The reason is exactly the same one that impacts iOS market share: international markets.<p>“The increase in Google Play’s downloads was …

10 Scariest Video Games to Play in the Dark for Halloween

I've begun a new Halloween tradition where I like to turn off all the lights and play a scary game. Where horror movies let you watch others in …

Horror

Watch the alternate ending for The Last of Us, DLC details coming tomorrow

<b>Warning:</b> This video is laden with spoilers — steer clear if you haven't finished the game.<p>The video showing the alternate ending for Naughty Dog's <i>The Last of U</i>s <i>—</i> first shown during the studio's panel at PAX Prime earlier this month — is now available for all to see courtesy of creative director …

Alibaba’s amazing growth will only fuel interest in its IPO

Many people have observed that the run-up in Yahoo’s share price this year is largely due to its stake in Alibaba Group, China’s largest e-commerce company. But Yahoo’s latest earnings report shows just how valuable Alibaba is. And the stunning growth will likely spur even more buzz around …

Alibaba Group

Turkish Airlines Has A Simple Plan To Continue Dominating The Global Airline Industry

In an industry where making money is insanely hard, the airline's operating profit nearly tripled in 2012 (after dropping in 2010 and 2011).<p>One of the world's fastest growing airlines, it's adding destinations and buying planes at a rapid pace.<p>And it's collecting tons of awards, including the …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

CHART OF THE DAY: It's Been A Great Year For Pandora

If you were only half-paying attention, you might think this has been a really bad year for Pandora.<p>Apple unveiled iTunes Radio, which is a direct shot at Pandora's streaming radio business. Google released Google Play Music All Access, which is a subscription streaming service that threatens …

Associated Press News

China’s the world’s biggest shipbuilder—and its shipbuilding companies are foundering

China’s Rongsheng Heavy Industries—the largest private shipbuilder in the world’s number one shipbuilding country—is in a bad shape. Struggling with plummeting orders and soaring debts, on Friday the company appealed to Beijing and its shareholders for help.<p>Rongsheng reported a net loss of $93.5 …

Bombardier on inside track after U.K. rail contract opens up

Bombardier Inc. isn't taking an almost $1.6-billion British rail contract win for granted even though a major German rival, Siemens AG, has withdrawn from bidding on the Crossrail project.<p>"We don't see this as swinging the competition towards us in any way. We don't rest on our laurels and we …

Trains