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Zynga’s Mark Pincus a Critical Figure in Upcoming IPO

Of all the companies still planning to go public during the remainder of this year, online gaming company Zynga is easily the biggest name. According to Bloomberg, the company also boasts the biggest personality behind it. Zynga chief executive officer Mark Pincus, unlike the heads of many young technology companies, is an experienced veteran of […]

Americans believe that $150,000 a year would make them rich, Gallup poll says

A recent Gallup poll conducted between November 28 and December 1 revealed that the average amount of money that an American household would need to make in order to consider itself rich is $150,000. The poll asked people the following question: “just thinking about your own situation, how much money per year would you need […]

Europe Comes to Agreement, Though Issues Remain

Europe took a major step toward resolving some of its debt woes late Thursday and into early Friday. According to The New York Times, the European Union has agreed to change its treaty to require a greater degree of fiscal responsibility from member nations. The new treaty requires countries in the European Union to limit […]

Disappointed Investors Turn Hopefully to Zynga

Investors and companies once again find themselves hoping that Zynga can provide a spark for the IPO market. Initial public offerings are always an uncertain investment to an extent, with companies often going public without a long-proven track record of success, sometimes looking for the funds necessary to keep the company going. The 2011 IPO […]

Money managers see good environment for buyers in 2012

The feedback gathered at the recent 2012 Reuters Investment Outlook Summit indicated that many money managers see the year as one with various opportunities, Reuters reports. Wide selloffs have left the stocks of many companies that are in a strong financial positions with low price-to-earnings ratios, according to the media outlet. Companies headquartered in the […]

Verizon Backs Out of Google Wallet

Google has suffered yet another setback in its attempts to re-imagine electronic payments. The Associated Press reports that Verizon, one of Google’s key allies in the mobile sphere, has decided not to include the company’s new Google Wallet function in its latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Verizon was integral in the promotion of Android-based […]

Investors may face fewer investment options in their 401ks

While the number of options available to 401k participants has risen over the past decade, these same retirement plan users may see their options start to shrink. Data provided by consulting firm Aon Hewitt indicates that the median number of investment options available in these retirement plans has risen from 10 in 2001 to 18 […]

Start-Ups Starting Smaller and Leaner, But More Aggressive

When people ponder founding a new company, many might think about years of developing and perfect their product followed by the long struggle to gain a toe-hold in the industry. But The New York Times reports that start-ups need not necessarily follow this pattern to prove successful. Instead, a growing number of companies are taking […]

Europe announces anti-trust investigation of Apple

Once again, Apple – the world’s largest technology company – has come under regulatory scrutiny in Europe. The Associated Press reports that the European Commission has launched an investigation to determine whether the company and some of its business partners breached anti-trust rules with contracts to sell e-books through the Apple Store. In advance of […]

Volatility will continue in 2012

Even if the various troubled nations resolve their major dilemmas this year, investors should be ready for volatility to continue in 2012, Reuters reports. Even if the United States solves its fiscal deficit, China successfully copes with its economic slowdown, and Europe survives its debt problems, analysts have arrived at a consensus that volatility will […]