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Apple Considers Buying Hulu

Several companies have made known their interest in the popular TV streaming service Hulu. Now another major contender enters the ring as reports indicate Apple could be interested in bidding for the company, according to Bloomberg. Apple has made a point of not spending large amounts on mergers and acquisitions, with the $400 million purchase […]

Successful Zillow IPO Provides Test Case

The tech IPOs continue, with the Zillow’s successful offering Tuesday, July 19. Reuters reports that the online real estate valuing company saw substantial interest, easily beating the company’s proposed stock price. Unlike some of the other companies to conduct an initial public offering in the past few months, Zillow is relatively small, initially expecting to […]

NYC Aims to Take the Tech Sector

New York City may be the Big Apple, but it still lags behind Silicon Valley in terms of the booming technology industry. In an attempt to change that, The New York Times reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to subsidize a major new science and engineering university in the city. The plan looks to […]

Biofuel an Under-Appreciated Growth Market

Internet firms like LinkedIn, Groupon and Facebook are presently the big craze in terms of initial public offerings. Many worry that this group only represents the next coming of the .com bubble, though, and some interesting prospects are coming out in other growing fields. Reuters reports that one of the biggest biofuel companies in the […]

Smaller Start-ups Slowing Job Growth

Xconomy reports that start-ups in the U.S. are hiring fewer people, substantially slowing the growth of new jobs. Many American see their country as exemplifying the entrepreneurial spirit and, while many countries certainly see the same drive from their people, start-ups have accounted for a substantial portion of America’s economy and particularly long-term jobs growth. […]

Groupon Adds Underwriters to IPO

Concerns about the Groupon initial public offering, and a potential second internet bubble, have been growing since the announcement. The scale of the IPO itself continues to grow as well, however, as Groupon announced another 11 banks have been brought on as underwriters, according to Reuters. Groupon first announced its IPO in early June with […]

Rumors Suggest Microsoft Planning a Social Search Site

The social networking scene has already gone through a dramatic upheaval this month, after the launch of Google+ and the introduction of free video chat on Facebook. According to Fusible, even more big news could be on the way as indications suggest Microsoft could be designing a social search site. Fusible discovered this past Wednesday […]

Spotify Challenges Pandora in the U.S.

Less than one month after personalized radio site Pandora conducted its initial public offering, the online music market has gotten a good deal more competitive. Wired reports that European music streaming site Spotify has finally made its U.S. launch, after two years of planning. Like Pandora, Spotify offers free music streaming on a variety of […]

Facebook, Microsoft and Skype Team Up to Take on Google

With Google+ dominating the headlines over the past week, some analysts managed to convince themselves that Facebook had no response to its new challenger. The social networking giant proved doomsayers wrong on Wednesday when chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg announced the introduction of a new video chat function using the popular Skype software. CNET explains […]

U.S. Approves First Flying Car

When the millennium came and went without HAL taking control, a lot of people began to wonder why the future everyone expected had yet to arrive. Some people had settled for the rise of smartphones and tablets, but now Americans will finally get what they have waited for so long. CNET reports that the U.S. […]