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Marc Andreessen Shares the 4 Realities Facing Every Entrepreneur Today
When I read business news today, I typically see three kinds of stories: hot startups taking industries by storm, established giants plowing ahead, or massive business failures and catastrophes. What I don’t see is what happens along the way to most entrepreneurs most of the time. The daily struggles and triumphs entrepreneurs face rarely make headlines, but as an entrepreneur
These Emerging Markets Could Soar If the Dollar Falls
Last year was admittedly a tough one for emerging markets. A number of currencies were under considerable pressure, with some of them falling to record or near-record lows against the strong U.S. dollar. Global trade tensions, threats of sanctions, rising U.S. interest rates and higher oil prices—before they began to crater in October, that is—also contributed to the selloff. From
Slack Confirms it Has Filed to Go Public - and it Could Upend the Entire IPO Market
Slack confirmed on Monday that it had filed confidential S-1 paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its highly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) later this year. The biggest news surrounding Slack's impending listing isn't the IPO itself - it had already been rumored for weeks that it was going to happen soon - but rather the approach
Facebook Now and Then: How the Social Media Giant Has Grown in 15 Years
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has become an integral part of our lives and a force of nature in social media. As the platform marks 15 years of existence, here's a look back at how it has progressed from the viewpoint of financial and user metrics. Launched Feb. 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his classmate Eduardo Saverin as a private network
What Are the Apple 'Services' That Are Doing Well As the iPhone Struggles?
While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) watchers have focused on struggling iPhone sales, some were surprised this week when the company reported a slight earnings beat and some optimism despite slowing sales of its signature product. The company reported iPhone revenue that was down 15 percent year-over-year, mostly because of weak sales in China. But Apple officials said “services” revenue set
Six Sources of Alpha in Emerging Markets
The emerging markets (“EM”) equity asset class has evolved considerably over the past decade such that many active EM equity managers may find it challenging to create long-term alpha over the benchmark. Countries such as China and India are moving to the fore, historical drivers of growth are changing and technology, innovation and health care are becoming a larger part
Here's What Wall Street Thinks About Facebook's Big Earnings Beat
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported record profit in its fourth-quarter results while daily active user metrics grew in all geographic regions. Here is a summary of how some of the Street's top analysts reacted to the print. The Analysts Bank Of America's Justin Post maintains a Buy rating on Facebook with a price target lifted from $190 to $205. Wells
China’s Growth Playbook: How to Get Out of a Fix
After a long period of investment-driven growth, China is changing its policy playbook. In recent months China has rolled out tax cuts and incentives to boost consumption over investment while taking steps to further open its capital markets – a shift in approach that seems to accept a natural slowing in growth over time and to acknowledge the costs of
The Impact of US Policy on Emerging Markets: Three Investor Misconceptions
As investors continue to grapple with market jitters brought on by months of US-China trade tensions and other market uncertainties, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Chetan Sehgal explains why the recent volatility could present opportunities in the medium to long term. He also considers some investor misconceptions about emerging markets and the positive factors that many are missing in part
Texas Attorney Sues Apple Over FaceTime Bug
A lawyer from Houston, Texas has sued Apple over the security flaw with its FaceTime feature that allowed anyone with an iPhone to listen in on any other iPhone user's conversation, without that person knowing you were eavesdropping. Larry Williams II, the Texas attorney, claims that the iPhone bug allowed a person to record a client's sworn testimony, as CNBC