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  • Need Cash? A Different Kind of Crowdfunding Service Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 5:46 PM ET

    For entrepreneurs who make granola or baby skincare products, a crowdfunding service called CircleUp may be the secret to their next leg of growth.

  • Would You Hire Your Mom? Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 4:22 PM ET
    Perez Hilton

    Some entrepreneurs like blogger Perez Hilton have hired their mothers. See whether hiring a trusted relative is right business move for your venture.

  • Facebook's Fallen Stock, a Cautionary Tale for Startups Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    Facebook

    As Wall Street watches Facebook's stock continue to plummet, it's not just impacting investors, it's also casting a long shadow across venture-backed startups.

  • Remembering Phyllis Diller: Stacy Keach Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 1:44 PM ET
    Headshot portrait of American comedian Phyllis Diller posing wide-eyed and openmouthed in an outfit with a sequined court jester's collar, circa 1984.

    The mere mention of her name makes me smile. There was nobody like her; she was one of a kind.

  • Investor Peter Thiel Sells Facebook Shares Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:42 PM ET
    Facebook

    Early investor Peter Thiel has sold nearly all of his Facebook shares, as part of a selling plan he adopted before the company's IPO on May 18.

  • Phyllis Diller's Laugher Curve Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 4:03 PM ET
    Headshot portrait of American comedian Phyllis Diller posing wide-eyed and openmouthed in an outfit with a sequined court jester's collar, circa 1984.

    I met Phyllis Diller a couple times over the years. The last time was in 2006, when she had me laughing to the point of tears.

  • Journalist Fareed Zakaria attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.

    When Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills entrepreneurs who founded POM Wonderful, wanted to host a dinner at their Aspen home in 2006 to talk about the Iraq war, they assembled a list of 22 A-list guests, including Queen Noor of Jordan, George Soros, the financier, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California. Leading the list of journalists was one of their favorite guests: Fareed Zakaria, the Indian-born Harvard Ph.D and foreign-policy specialist who had turned himself into an unlikely media star, the New York Times reports.

  • Facebook Drops on Its Lock-Up Expiration Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Facebook sign at their main campus in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook shares closed down more than 6 percent Thursday as the lockup expired on 271 million shares. Volume spiked, with over a hundred million shares exchanged hands by mid-day. That’s up over 160 percent from the ten-day average.

  • Cable & Content Companies Can't Be Disrupted by Apple Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    Apple TV

    Media companies are wary of giving too much control to Apple — look at the disaster that befell the music industry when Steve Jobs controlled all transactions. So we can expect media companies to drive a hard bargain with Apple, to prevent it from securing a monopoly on video on demand, and to protect their lucrative relationship with cable carriers.

  • Jay-Z

    Jay-Z’s contributions to the Brooklyn Nets have been wildly disproportionate to his one-fifteenth ownership stake in the NBA team. And so are his expected earnings.

  • Facebook Promotes Ad Efforts Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:49 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook's Vice President of Marketing Carolyn Everson spoke with CNBC, looking to get out the word about the company’s strong relationship with the nation’s largest advertisers and its efforts to grow their return on investment.

  • Who Has Option to Sell Facebook After Lock-Up? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 1:54 PM ET
    Facebook

    It’s a moment of truth for Facebook as shareholders evaluate whether to sell 271 million shares Thursday, as the first of several lockup period expires. That adds up to ten percent of shares outstanding.

  • Groupon Blames Europe as Stock Plummets Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:11 PM ET
    Groupon

    Groupon is joining the ranks of the companies blaming Europe for its shortfalls. But with the stock falling as much as 20 percent after-hours, what investors are focused on is the company’s slowing growth.

  • 'Temple Run' Game Creators Find Strength in Small Size Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    Temple Run app

    'Temple Run' creators have turned their company's small size into an asset, not a disadvantage. Take a closer look at their strategy.

  • Can Groupon Convince Wall Street It's Half Off? Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 10:38 AM ET
    Groupon

    Is Groupon’ s stock as good a deal as the coupons it offers on its site? That depends on how the company address investor concerns about slowing growth, the long-term potential of the deal-a-day business, and new revenue streams from the likes of Groupon Goods.

  • News Corp Revenue Falls Short on Publishing Challenges Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 5:22 PM ET
    News Corp

    The media giant met analyst earnings expectations, but revenue fell short as strength in its cable business was unable to offset weakness elsewhere.

  • Teen Entrepreneurs Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 3:39 PM ET
    With today’s jobs market in a dismal state, no buzz word has given more hope to the youthful unemployed than the word “entrepreneurship.”More and more, young men and women are striking gold – armed with a strong innovative spirit, a razor-sharp focus and an ability to hold their own out in the marketplace. From coaches, automobiles and limos to T-shirts, street fashion – and, yes, the inevitable social networking tools so embraced by the 21st century – industries across the globe are seeing thei

    More and more, young men and women are striking gold — armed with a strong innovative spirit, a razor-sharp focus and an ability to hold their own out in the marketplace.

  • Is Kanye West the Ultimate Start-Up Muse? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 2:37 PM ET
    Kanye West

    The rapper apparently is an inspiration to online shopping start-up.  How new businesses find inspiration.

  • The publisher has been looking to sell the question and answer site for some time, and sources tell me it has found a potential buyer in Answers.com with a price tag of some $270 million.

  • News Corp. Expected to Report Split Details With Earnings Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
    News Corporation

    When Rupert Murdoch’s media empire reports its fiscal fourth quarter earnings after the bell Wednesday, Wall Street will be just as curious to hear details of its plan to split News Corp in two, as it is to hear the details of the quarter.

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