Markets

We’ve Found A Sneaky Trick For Scoring Extra Markdowns Online

[credit provider=”Polycart via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/polycart/5783407804/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Time just shared a neat trick for getting extra markdowns from Internet retailers…Enter your items in the site’s shopping cart, but don’t buy anything.
We’ve Found A Sneaky Trick For Scoring Extra Markdowns Online
Markets

Lawyers For The Major Banks Accidentally Leaked E-mails About Their Clients Naked Short-Selling Overstock.com

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_cKOe7MnDA”] For years, Overstock.com has been in a legal battle with Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and more. The online retailer accuses the banks of naked short-selling its stock.Overstock.com lost that battle, but they’re still trying to get the banks to unseal documents that would prove […]
Lawyers For The Major Banks Accidentally Leaked E-mails About Their Clients Naked Short-Selling Overstock.com
Strategy

Overstock.com Bails Out On Its Rebranding Campaign, At Least For Now

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Overstock.com-coliseum-scoreboard.jpg”] Overstock.com made the decision to rebrand to O.co six months ago. It has been touting its super-shortened new name and image on its website and national TV since.But apparently, America isn’t ready for O.co. Not yet anyway, reports Beth Snyder Bulik at AdAge.
Overstock.com Bails Out On Its Rebranding Campaign, At Least For Now
Tech

The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2011

[credit provider=” via Facebook ” url=”http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794820680821&set=a.794820416351.2344423.1681&pid=41088519&id=1681#!/photo.php?fbid=794820451281&set=a.794820416351.2344423.1681&pid=41088511&id=1681″] Google and Facebook get a whole lot of hype, but which are really the best tech companies to work for in the world?Which companies provide the best benefits, job security, and maybe even a jazz quartet during lunch hour?
The 25 Best Tech Companies To Work For In 2011
Tech

Overstock’s Search Tampering Cost It 5% Of Revenue

[credit provider=”AP”] Overstock has said that Google dinging its search rankings has cost it 5% of revenue, Internet Retailer reports.The backstory is that Google caught Overstock buying links to boost its search rankings. That’s a big no-no for Google and so it dragged Overstock down on its search rankings.
Overstock’s Search Tampering Cost It 5% Of Revenue
Tech

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne’s Facebook Pretexting Scheme Lasted Six Months

I’ve been perusing the wreckage left behind from “Larry Bergman,” the phony Facebook account used by Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne in his pretexting and identity theft scheme to stalk critics. What I’ve found was that this pretexting scheme was the full time occupation of his creepy cyberstalker, the nauseating Judd […]
Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne’s Facebook Pretexting Scheme Lasted Six Months
Tech

Get Ready For A Web Sales Tax

State tax rolls have been so decimated there’s an effort in Washington to squeeze local taxes out of web retailers to make up the difference. The New York Post reports that a bill is likely to be introduced this week to force eBay, Amazon and others to start collecting sales […]
Get Ready For A Web Sales Tax
Markets

Oh Sith! Chanos’ Fairfax Problem Could Hurt The Shorts

Today’s stories about Jim Chanos allegedly getting a heads-up on an analyst’s report about Toronto insurer Fairfax Financial before the rest of us is bad news for the famed short-seller. It could be even worse news for the rest of the shorts.
Oh Sith! Chanos’ Fairfax Problem Could Hurt The Shorts
Tech

Overstock (OSTK) President and COO Leaves Again

Jason Lindsey quit Overstock’s board and management on December 31, 2007. Here’s the vintage explanation from Overstock’s irrepressible CEO Patrick Byrne: “Jason co-founded the company and helped build it before retiring the first time. When I screwed it up a couple years ago, he came out of retirement and has […]
Tech

Overstock (OSTK): CEO Byrne Speaks, Lawyers Panic

Chatty Overstock CEO and majority shareholder Patrick Byrne ventured onto CNBC last Friday after the market close and announced that the company was having “a nice Christmas.” He then also casually mentioned that the company’s gross margins were getting hammered (presumably as a result of the discounting necessary for the […]
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