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Alibaba makes a strategic investment on Sina Weibo, the two sides will jointly explore the power of social and mobile e-commerce. When the largest social media platform and largest electronic business platform in China meets together, there is a big space for imagination. Weibo is a social media platform, the future can become a social business platform, that is a real ecosystem. What do you think about this? Are you looking good about the investment of Alibaba on Sina Weibo?...

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In financial industry, many people get very high pay, they are playing games with money. While those real engineer who build real things such as bridges are paid much lower than those financial engineer? Why? Why should a financial engineer get paid much higher than a real engineer? ...

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On Monday(1st Oct,2012) around 11AM, Google's share price rises $5.96 to $760.46 per share, while Microsoft's share price drops 17 cents to $29.59 per share. Google's market value reaches 249.05 billion US dollars and Microsoft's market value is 247.73 billion US dollars. This means that Google's market value exceeds Microsoft's market value the first time. Apple's market exceeded Microsoft's market value the first time in May, 2010. After that, Apple's market value increased continuously and re...

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Facebook, Google and Amazon are gaining greater success with the power of data.Traditional financial services, telecommunications and other companies also make full use of the data to enhance their business competitiveness. What's your opinion about value of big data?...

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One of the most interesting trends in startup land is the rise of the "acqui-hire," which is when a big company buys a smaller company just to get its employees.Google and Facebook are these kind of companies, they like acquiring talents but not of the company or products. Why So Many Startups Are Being Acqui-Hired? Why tech companies buy the cow, even though they can get the milk for free?...

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After three weeks as Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer takes some important measures to recover Yahoo, including retaining internal talent by providing free lunch, inviting Googlers to strengthen Yahoo's engineer teams and making changes in the capital structure. It seems the dawn of Yahoo's recovery appears. But many people still think only time can prove the success of these measure. What do you think about this? Will these measures be successful?...

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Facebook shares plunge to new low as Zynga sees a raft of downgrades on a weak earnings report. Facebook shares for the first time fell below $20 per share on 2nd August. The lowest share price fell to $19.82, making a nearly $10 billion Facebook market value evaporation. Several other social networking stocks also suffered heavy losses, Zynga share price on Thursday fell to a new low of $2.70, its IPO price was $10; Groupon closed on Thursday at $6.38 per share its IPO price was $20. Is there a...

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There has been an interesting debate going on over the past week or so that gets to the heart of one of the deep-seated conflicts within the web-startup community: namely, whether apps and services are better when they are free or when users pay for them. Dalton Caldwell, the founder of Imeem, kicked things off by saying he is going to try to create a for-pay version of Twitter, and others cheered him on by saying that an advertising-based approach makes a lot of services less appealing than the...

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