News

Exxon: Here’s Why We Love XTO

This morning, Exxon (XOM) announced that it’s spending $41 billion to acquire XTO Energy (XTO), a major player in natural gas and unconventional shale.
Exxon: Here’s Why We Love XTO
Markets

The Recovery Is Faltering

As the summer was turning into a fall, there was a really brief period when it was super-cool to believe in the V-shaped recovery.
The Recovery Is Faltering
Tech

10 Gadgets That Changed EVERYTHING

[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] As we obsess over the newest latest technology, some of which isn’t even available yet, it’s nice to take a nostalgic look at great gadgets of the past.From the worlds of media to communication to computing, here are 10 gadgets and technologies that absolutely shook things up […]
10 Gadgets That Changed EVERYTHING
Tech

The 2009 Silicon Alley 100

Complete Coverage: The Complete List, A-Z Who’s New? 2008 List 2007 ListFor many New York tech and media companies, 2009 was a year to forget: Declining advertising and subscription revenue, penny-pinching customers, and extra-careful investors made for an unpleasant business environment — at least the first half of the year.
The 2009 Silicon Alley 100
News

10 Celebrity Endorsement Deals That Went Way Wrong

News and speculation about what will happen to the endorsement deals of Tiger Woods is rampant. Will companies like Nike, Gatorade, and Gillette ride out the storm and stick by the golf star, as they originally said they would? Or will the barrage of bad press end in a severing […]
10 Celebrity Endorsement Deals That Went Way Wrong
Tech

Fusion Garage JooJoo Tablet Hands-On

From the webcast yesterday, the JooJoo (previously named Crunchpad) seemed flimsy and barely working. But now that we spent a good deal of hands on time with it, we can say that Fusion Garage executed an internet tablet quite well.
Fusion Garage JooJoo Tablet Hands-On
Markets

Now See The REAL State Of The US labour Market

On Friday, the BLS announced that unemployment in November had edged down to 10%, which was WAY better than analysts had been expecting. The report was, arguably, the first major green shoot on the unemployment front.
Now See The REAL State Of The US labour Market
Tech

Yahoo’s How-To Guide For Big Brother Leaks

On December 23, 2008, Yahoo (YHOO) created a “complicance guide for law enforcement,” detailing what kinds of user data the company keeps and for how long, and how government officials should go about requesting it.
Yahoo’s How-To Guide For Big Brother Leaks
Markets

BusinessWeek: John Paulson Has Become Mediocre

To us what’s most impressive about hedge fund manager John Paulson is that after making an uber-bearish bet that made him billion, he successfully parried the changing winds and made profits on the way up. Other mega-bears stayed mega-bearish and have seen their reputations blown to smithereens.
BusinessWeek: John Paulson Has Become Mediocre
Strategy

Put Profits First — Always

From Entrepreneur: If you’re reading this, you’re probably already running your own small or mid-sized business. Maybe you’re doing OK, but your competitors are doing better and you’re wondering if you could be doing more to increase sales.
Put Profits First — Always
Tech

AOLers Begin Taking Buyout Packages Today

AOL wants 2,500 employees — a third of its headcount — to volunteer for layoffs. Today is the first day AOL employees can tell management that yes, they’d like to take a buyout.
AOLers Begin Taking Buyout Packages Today
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