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Kevin Kelleher

  1. With its own Tweet gaffe, Twitter spectacularly demonstrates its own intrinsic Catch-22

    Today, a single tweet sucked $7.4 billion worth of market value from Twitter's stock. When Twitter's earnings report was published prematurely on its investor-relations site (Twitter later blamed Nasdaq), hardly anyone noticed until it was broadcast on Twitter.

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  2. What Etsy's stellar debut doesn't say about the IPO market

    Congratulations to Etsy on what has been by many measures a successful IPO. The stock priced at $16 a share yesterday, at the high end of its expected range, and shot up as much as 123 percent in its first few hours of trading today. This has led to the usual first-day commentary about IPO manias and cash left on tables, but the truth is the tech markets have become so distorted it's going to take some time to see clearly what's ahead for Etsy.

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  3. Ashley Madison: The rare company with steady profits and growth, but little investor interest

    There are some news stories where the jokes just seem to write themselves, but that doesn't keep us writers from taking a shot. And so when Ashley Madison said it's planning an IPO in London, there were all kinds of puns about hooking up, how the IPO market is getting steamy, how cheating pays on Wall Street, and so on.

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  4. The Alibaba bears are having a good year

    Remember the biggest US IPO in history? A little more than six months ago, the so-called Amazon of China raised $22 billion and commanded a market value of $230 billion – a figure startlingly large enough it made one wonder whether we shouldn't be calling Amazon the Alibaba of America.

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  5. Why BlackBerry has become an interesting company again

    Maybe you stopped caring about BlackBerry long before its share of the global smartphone market fell below 1 percent. Maybe you never even got the whole CrackBerry thing a decade ago. Whatever the case, if watching a dying company attempt a bold turnaround in two years – two years – is an interesting idea, you might want to take another look at the company.

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  6. Ten red flags on the GoDaddy IPO

    Barring any eleventh-hour surprises, GoDaddy will launch an IPO sometime next week. Ten months after it filed its first prospectus, the domain-registration and web-hosting company hopes to price its shares between $17 and $19 each. The midrange figure of $18 a share would raise $396 million and value the company at $2.7 billion.

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  7. How Electronic Arts found its groove again

    In the annual report Warren Buffett writes to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, he's taken to warning about the ABC's of business decay: arrogance, bureaucracy and complacency. Woe to the company that drifts into these swamps, because it can take years to escape them.

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  8. Square's move into small-biz services will be a tough row to hoe

    One of the best business books ever written is Studs Terkel's Working. It inspired in me the habit of asking people about their work when I can, a topic I find endlessly if bizarrely fascinating. After all, work is as much a part of the fabric of daily lives as family – in many cases it's woven more deeply – so it's a quick way to get insight into someone, but it also satisfies whatever curiosity that made me a business journalist.

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