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Should Groupon offer coupons for its own shares?
CouponsThursday November 15, 2012 5:20PM ET
When you open IPO with $28 per share and after a year the price falls down to $2.69, something is very wrong with the company or the market. Groupon's falling shares are showing that something's very wrong with the concept of coupons.
Smartphone sales 47% up, Samsung No1, Apple falls back
Mobile phonesWednesday November 14, 2012 5:01PM ET
Worldwide sales of mobile phones reached almost 428 million units in the third quarter of 2012 with smartphone sales accounted for 39.6 percent. Smartphone sales increased 46.9 percent from Q3 last year with Samsung leading the race.
The power of handshake
handshakeSunday November 4, 2012 5:01PM ET
A firm, friendly handshake has long been recommended in the business world as a way to make a good first impression. We all know that intuitively but now we also have the scientific support.
Anybody can make an eBook, right? Wrong.
eBooksThursday November 1, 2012 6:03PM ET
With the advent of eBooks readers eBooks sales exploded, as well as the number of authors who can easily show their work to the whole world. However, there's more and more criticism about their quality and for a reason.
Nokia should stop selling smartphones
NokiaSaturday October 27, 2012 6:56PM ET
For the first time in eight years Nokia is not on the Top 5 list of mobile phone vendors. The time has come for the company to shut down its mobile phones factories.
Economic Nobel goes to Roth and Shapley from Harvard & UC
Economic Nobel Roth and ShapleyTuesday October 16, 2012 8:01AM ET
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel this year goes to US Alvin E. Roth from the Harvard University and Harvard Business School; and Lloyd S. Shapley from the University of California.
IPOs of air-filled companies
Technology company IPOSunday September 16, 2012 5:30AM ET
When technology companies goes public they are followed in the media like rock stars. However, rock stars are short-lived and investors are looking for something with good prospects in the long run. And that's a big problem for many future IPOs.
Are social networks killing your website?
social networksSunday May 27, 2012 6:01PM ET
The rise of the social networks and the buzz surrounding them have a very negative side effect: Corporate websites are left neglected, serving merely as a digital business card. And that's terribly wrong.
Keeping cash
CashSunday December 12, 2010 5:01PM ET
You would think that companies are trying to save cash when crisis hits the economy. However, companies are collecting cash during past 30 years and the question is what they do with it.
Fresh idea plus old manager equals success
Old managerSunday December 5, 2010 5:01PM ET
There is a wide-spread belief that you need just a good idea and some technical knowledge to establish a successful software company. However, the bankruptcy rate in software industry is three times bigger than in other industries. The reason beyond that is stunningly simple.
Experience is more important than MBA
CEO educationSunday September 19, 2010 6:01PM ET
The fact is that everybody wants to go to a top school because it provides superior knowledge and skills. However, from the shareholders' point of view, that doesn't mean anything. Let's see how "top-educated manager" performs comparing to an "average one". The result is a surprise.
How to be rejected
Job applicationSunday August 22, 2010 6:01PM ET
Personality is extremely important when you are searching for a new job. However, it is unbelievable how even highly-educated people can throw their chances in the garbage. We collected a few examples to show you what not to do if you want that great job.