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Hurricane Sandy: All Electronic Trading Likely to Cease Tomorrow

I have it on good authority that all US markets will be shut down as a result of hurricane Sandy. This includes electronic trading which is a new addition - earlier you may have heard human trading was to be...

Major Flaws in Ballmer's Apple-Fighting Strategy?

It really is shocking that Apple has pulled so far ahead of every other device maker with designs that are more art than technology focused. For those of you familiar with Bang & Olufsen products (BeoSound 8 pictured above) you...

Facebook's Plummeting Share Price to Hurt Tech Market?

Recently, on a trip to Silicon Valley to meet with execs and newsmakers I got a good sense of what tech business leaders were thinking. As you could expect “cautiously optimistic” was the tone but I sensed more optimism this...

Who Wants a Shot at Another Morgan Stanley Tech IPO? Apparently No One

Hear that noise? Its the sound of the retail investor rapidly paddling away from the Kayak IPOFacebook is breaking through $28 per share as I write this blog post and this news coincides with the reports that the Kayak IPO...

Disruption Targets Currency Exchange Kiosks

Technology has resulted in massive margin compression among industry after industry. Retailers have to struggle to make money to pay their brick and mortar overhead while consumers routinely see and touch the merchandise in their store while buying it online...

More Advice on Buying Apple, Shorting Amazon

Yes Virginia, P/E ratios still matter Two days ago I wrote a piece trying to justify how Amazon could have a P/E ratio 16x higher than Apple. In short, I couldn’t. Recently Rocco Pendola wrote a piece which says P/E...

Pinterest Now Worth $1.5B

Now that was fast – Pinterest just raised $100M at a valuation of $1.5B in a round of funding led by Japanese e-commerce site Rakuten Inc. Pinterest's existing venture-capital investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners...

Justifying Amazon's 16x Greater than Apple P/E Ratio

One of the biggest surprises to me is comparing P/E ratios of tech companies against Amazon. Actually to be more specific, I marvel at Amazon’s P/E against pretty much any company I have seen lately. Now I don’t go around...

Why Windstream Bought PAETEC

Broadband and communications provider Windstream Corp just agreed to purchase communications conglomerate PAETEC for $2.3 billion in order to add scale and drive growth. PAETEC is an interesting company as it not only provides broadband and IP communications services; it...

In Memory of CNBC Anchor Mark Haines

CNBC anchor Mark Haines is dead at age 65 and as an avid CNBC watcher, I have learned from Haines for a few decades and when I found out about his passing I was greatly moved. I felt like I...

Is Apple Telegraphing A Tablet Market as Large as PCs?

I'm Predicting 500,000,000 tablets sold by 2015 (updated - an eagle-eyed reader noticed I left out 3 zeros for the various iPad estimates throughout!)Through informal research I have seen iPad owners not giving up on their PCs – in fact...

New Research Explains Why There is no Tech Bubble

VC funding analysis says we aren't repeating the dotcom-era funding environment of the last cycle Here is the good news – venture capital investments are not increasing at rates which are typically commensurate with bubbles... At least according to a...

Will Government Inventory Flood the Local Ad Market?

Cash strapped state governments and agencies are beginning to experiment by showing ads to visitors to its websites in order to try to bring in revenue to offset budget deficits. While it is unclear if this concept will be successful...

WorldGate Communications Closes Shop

Word has it that funding was pulled at WorldGate Communications two weeks ago with everyone being laid off. Requests for information to the company did not get an immediate response. The Pennsylvania-based organization which made high-end designer-looking videophones no-doubt faced...

The Pros and Cons of Facebook Hiring Robert Gibbs

Photo courtesy of AP This weekend it was reported by the New York Times that former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may take a job helping to manage the communications at Facebook. Here are the pros and cons...

Is AT&T Using Investment Angle to Silence Blumenthal?

One thing you have to give AT&T a tremendous amount of credit for is knowing how to work the regulatory system - legal, financial and lobbying to get deals done. They are absolute masters and off the record I hear...

Tier 3 Platform-as-a-Service Gets $8.5 Funding

The insatiable desire to invest in cloud-based services continues as Tier 3, a company providing enterprise-level managed services to Microsoft and others just received $8.5M in series A funding from Ignition Capital and Madrona Venture Group. The company has about...

Meetings, Earnings Calls and E-Mail

Its been perhaps one of my most productive days - I eliminated 1,500 emails - about 800 of which were in the "important - save for later" bucket meaning they either got zapped or required some action. Generally the latter....

Adtran, IBM, Apple Blow Out Earnings

ITEXPO gold sponsor and TMC Global Online Community customer Adtran just announced blowout earnings – fourth quarter profit doubled and sales grew 33%. Net income was $35.96 million or $0.56 per share. Broadband growth was 75% over the previous year...

Rediscover the American Dream

In the last few years, it has become fashionable in America to bash the American Dream. This is like South America bashing soccer or the French bashing surrendering – it should be unheard of. Perhaps part of the problem is...

Mobile Banking and Payments the Next Frontier

Without a doubt, one of the greatest new frontiers for technology is to take the banks and credit card companies out – the same way tech companies have taken out retailers, film producers such as Kodak, florists, record companies and...

Goldman's Interest in Green IPO Helps Obama Relationship

I read with tremendous interest about Goldman Sachs and their unusual interest in PetroAlgae, a company in the renewable energy field which is not only small but losing money. Generally a company like Goldman would laugh at such a small...

Should CenturyLink be Focusing on Wireless, not Copper?

Is it possible to take a group of wireline carriers, roll them up and cost cut your way to greater and everlasting profits? I present to you two opposing viewpoints on the merger between CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel) and Qwest. One...

Priceline: Revenge of the Dotcom

Some of you may know TMC and Priceline have our headquarters in the same building at 800 Connecticut Avenue here in Norwalk, CT and as I drove into the garage this afternoon I spied an Audi R8 in a parking...

Google Buys GIPS - Here's Why

When it comes to enabling technology, Google's new mantra is its better to be needed than liked I first met the company called Global IP Sound around 2002 at TMC's ITEXPO and Pulvermedia's VON expos. What differentiated the company tome...
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