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  • Especially since Mitt Romney’s résumé became presidential campaign fodder, there has been much debate about the merits of private equity, which is known for its focus on short-term gains. The New York Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Too Many Start-ups to Survive? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund says Silicon Valley is flooded with entrepreneurs starting mostly crap companies and VCs playing the momentum game, hoping that the greater fool theory will end up playing out,” Lewis said.

  • If the Name Gets in the Way, Change It Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 12:57 PM ET
    Google

    Small and big companies alike, including Google and IBM, have undergone name changes. Here's how to gauge if a name change is right for your business.

  • Four Reasons to Stop Lording Over Your Workers Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:32 AM ET

    Instead of demanding your workers stay chained to desks, consider how to create more efficient, motivated employees.

  • 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.

  • Businesses That Cater to Extreme Adrenaline Junkies Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 9:24 AM ET
    Tandem HALO jumping

    Adrenaline junkies live on the edge — and often like to lean over it. And these days, there are plenty of businesses willing to court them.

  • 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.

  • Are Small Businesses Punishing Groupon? Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    Businesses complain that Groupon didn't pay money owed to them in a timely manner, and that caused their businesses to suffer — but Groupon says the math that business owners are computing does not point to Groupon as the cause.

  • 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.

  • Student Entrepreneurial Experience

    From Nebraska to Oregon to Pennsylvania to New York, cities, schools and not-for-profit organizations are responding to kids' interest in the subject well before they enter college.

  • 'Cloud' to Hover Over Asia: Rackspace CEO Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Rackspace Hosting Inc. signage is displayed at the front entrance of the company's office in San Francisco, California.

    Despite worries about cyber security in China, Asia-Pacific remains an attractive market, Lanham Napier, Rackspace Hosting CEO, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.

  • 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.

  • A Steep Climb Back for Facebook’s Stock Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:46 AM ET
    An image of Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., left, with Robert Greifeld, chief executive officer of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. remotely ringing the opening bell for trading is projected on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.

    The Facebook spring is over. The dog days of August have taken hold, the New York Times reports.

  • Do Consumers Click on Mobile Ads? Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 4:57 AM ET
    Millennial Media

    According to Millennial Media CEO Paul Palmieri, consumers a more likely to click on a mobile ad than they are on an online ad.

  • Shop Rodeo Drive, Even in the Boonies Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    Even if you live in a town with nothing but a Wal-Mart, a start-up called Shoptiques makes it easy to find unique items from boutiques from Brooklyn, to Beverly Hills, even Paris.

  • Can Facebook's Page-Post Targeting Help Businesses? Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook launched a new tool that allows businesses with Facebook pages to fine-tune their marketing message. Here's how you can use page post targeting to help your venture.

  • Why College May Not Be Worth It Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    Given the skyrocketing cost of post-secondary education; static, underwhelming graduation rates and a dismal job market, some say smart, talented and driven teens are better off diving into the real world without a bachelor's degree.

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