The best and worst Apple analysts: Q2 2014 edition

The amateurs beat the pros again this quarter, but not by much.  More

With mobile money push, Facebook fashions itself as a bank

A new move in Ireland to issue electronic currency positions Facebook to become a major player in mobile payments and money transfers.  More

10 Questions: Mike Del Ponte, founder and CEO, Soma

On trying to end the world's water crisis, recruiting talent, and discovering one's calling.  More

Everything is 'early days' in Facebook's first-quarter earnings call

CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg tout experiments with new products, new ad formats, and new acquisitions.  More

When Apple's Tim Cook didn't like stock splits

Apple is doing something Tim Cook once said "does nothing."  More

Strong iPhone sales boost Apple earnings

The first numbers have arrived, and they're good.  More

Will the real McDonald's please stand up?

In an effort to get back to basics to stem a recent drop in profits and sales, CEO Don Thompson said that McDonald's would be returning its focus on its core menu offerings.  More

Buffett: Coke exec compensation plan was excessive

Coca-Cola's controversial executive compensation plan passed at Coke's annual meeting, but without Buffett's help.  More

Zynga founder Mark Pincus is no longer in the C-suite

Zynga founder and former CEO steps down from operational role.  More

Watch: Apple's hot new TV spot

"Powerful" is getting heavily re-tweeted, and the early reviews online are positive.  More

Etsy buys Grand St.

The handmade marketplace has acquired Grand St., a marketplace for indie electronics.  More

For some U.S. states, budget woes are on the horizon

Many U.S. states are approaching the start of fiscal 2015 in better financial health than at any other point since the start of the Great Recession, but headwinds remain for some.  More

Ackman's Allergan play: Not insider trading, not a problem for private equity

Bill Ackman's bold deal with Valeant Pharma isn't likely to set off alarm bells at either the SEC or private equity firms.  More

A slightly grouchy guide for new grads and other Millennials

Finally, here's a career advice book that tells you what job interviewers and bosses are probably thinking but would never say out loud.  More

Ardian raises $10 billion for private equity secondaries

Ardian just raised the largest private equity secondary fund in history. Was it really such a good idea?  More

Supreme Court justices skeptical of Aereo, but wary of killing it

At oral arguments over the legality of the service, which streams live broadcast TV to smartphones, the Court seemed fearful of hampering other cloud-service businesses.  More

Deals of the day: Pure Storage raises $250 million

To get deals in your inbox each morning, sign up for our Term Sheet newsletter.  More

What's driving the buyout comeback?

It's likely that these deals are driven more by stock markets than credit markets.  More

The history of 'Palcohol': This isn't the first powdered booze

"Palcohol" is far from the first attempt to market powdered liquor, and it won't be the last.  More

What's an Instagram or Pinterest picture really worth?

The tech startup Piqora raises $7.7 million to help marketers find out.  More

How to keep calm and carry on with Indiegogo's Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin, CEO of crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, on T-shirt marketing, close calls, and in-flight productivity.  More

With 24 million students, Codecademy revamps its offerings

Learn-to-code site optimizes for the web rather than recreating offline learning.  More

Icahn looking to launch an army of mini-Icahns

Legendary Wall Streeter says he could spend as much as $1 billion seeding new activist investors.  More

All eyes on Apple Inc.

With today's earnings expected to be ho-hum, does Apple have a surprise up its sleeve?  More

Grand tour of the Apple retail palaces of Europe: Amsterdam

Dutch royalty once shopped in the century-old fashion house where Apple now sells iPads.  More

Yellowberry founder Megan Grassell's business crash course

The 18-year-old on her bra company for teens: "One of the biggest problems I had getting started was getting people to take me and my ideas seriously."  More

How women can narrow the 'confidence gap'

Tips from an executive communications coach.  More

Review: Loop mobile wallet

The system uses novel magnetic technology to imitate your debit, credit, and loyalty cards.  More

GM recall issues run long, deep, and wide

Car buyers and investors alike need to think twice about an automaker that so steadfastly refuses to change.  More

What Mark Fields faces at Ford

The automaker's COO may soon be elevated to CEO. Here are some of the challenges ahead.  More

Behind Bill Ackman's deal for Botox maker Allergan

In fact, the deal has two activist investor backers, not one.  More

'Dress' yoga pants are coming to an office near you

Apparel companies looking to cash in on the rise in sportswear sales are introducing 'athleisure' to their lineups.  More

Micro-brewing up a storm

In his new book, The Craft Beer Revolution, Steve Hindy tells how a group of U.S. microbreweries sparked a revolution in the worldwide beer industry.  More

9 cybersecurity threats that companies need to monitor

App attacks, crimeware, skimmers, and other cybersecurity concerns for enterprise executives, per a new report.  More

Deals of the day: Botox maker gets $50 billion buyout offer

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has offered to acquire Botox maker Allergan.  More

Why the feds should block Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable

A merger may not raise prices in the short term but could hamper future competition.  More

LinkAmerica: The 18th time was the charm

AndrĂ©s Ruzo launched many a company before succeeding with LinkAmerica.  More

Asia's fission frenzy

While the U.S. relies on decades-old nuclear reactors, China and its neighbors go on a building spree.  More

10 Questions: Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO, Circle

On having vision, Bitcoin's challenges, and "following your bliss."  More

Can this digital camera reinvent the SLR?

Meet Illum, the second camera from the groundbreaking company Lytro.  More

Are Pinterest ads worth the price?

A new study argues the social network's first ads may be worth their hefty price tag.  More

The most misused word in health care

"Rationing" misstates what's occurring with Obamacare -- and private insurance -- and only distorts an already overheated debate.  More

5 ways to stay ahead of rising costs

Imposing accountability and awareness can go a long way to taming the bane of many businesses.  More

How green is Apple?

Tim Cook responds to criticism from environmentalists with a video message of his own.  More

Arianna Huffington measures success by a different metric

In a new book, the Huffington Post editor-in-chief discusses why money and power aren't the only way to define success.  More

An MBA in less than 400 pages?

In a wide-ranging interview, author Stanley Bing lays out his motivations for his latest book, where B-schools are missing the mark, and his advice for business students.  More

4 reasons to be bullish about Netflix

A new survey of web users' entertainment habits finds Netflix has surpassed YouTube as the top online video site, but analysts are eager to see how much its original content is helping to bring in more subscribers.  More

Corporate therapy for Silicon Valley

Execs at Twitter, eBay, and Dropbox have Richard Hagberg to thank shaping them up.  More

Time to go big

After lagging small-caps for years, stocks of large companies are poised to outperform again.  More

GoDaddy's raunch sequence

For GoDaddy, the aughts and beyond were nothing but naughty. Here, some of its most notorious ad spots -- and one example of its new approach.  More

The cool factor

National Portrait Gallery curators take note: Your "American Cool" photography collection is missing some of the coolest people on the planet.  More

What happens if broadcasters lose the Aereo case?

Ahead of Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing on the legality of Aereo, experts weigh in on the so-called nuclear option.  More

Handicapping Apple's quarterly earnings and revenue: Q2 2014

Average estimate: $10.32 per share on sales of $43.5B. Apple's guidance: $42 to $44B.  More

AdRoll raises $70 million as its expands 'retargeting' into mobile

AdRoll has tripled its revenue run rate over the past 15 months, now at an IPO-able $150 million.  More

Exclusive: Birchbox banks $60 million

The Series B round values the beauty e-commerce company at $485 million.  More

10 things I learned at the New York auto show

Auto shows these days are about as relevant as a dashboard cigarette lighter. But a careful observer can still pick up a thing or two.  More

Americans have fallen in love with real estate once again

According to Gallup, Americans think real estate is the best long-term investment. Unfortunately, they're wrong.  More

The market for marketing software is accelerating rapidly

Revenue for marketing automation software is set to triple by 2020 -- and it's a fight for supremacy between Marketo, Eloqua and Silverpop.  More

China's soil pollution: It's much worse than you think

Close to 20% of China's arable land is contaminated by heavy metals, posing severe global economic and political consequences in the coming years.  More

Why you should pay off your car loan ASAP

You may not save a huge amount on interest, but you'll free up cash in your budget every month.  More

Dee Dee Myers: If I can handle Alan Greenspan, I can handle Hollywood

The first female press secretary talks with Fortune about her new role as head of corporate communication for Warner Bros. and the challenging businesses of politics and entertainment.  More

How couples can balance love and money

Jean Chatzky discusses the pros and cons of couples combining their finances.  Play

Tucker Twitmyer leaves EnerTech Capital

Energy-focused venture capitalist joins Franklin Square Capital.  More

Satya Nadella needs more than one trick to fix Microsoft

Office for iPad move is a symbolic victory for Nadella's Microsoft, but the company is still weighed down by many of the same old issues.  More

VC investment hits a 13-year high

Venture capitalists invested $9.5 billion last quarter, the highest total since the dotcom doom's waning days.  More

The new war between the states: Are income taxes to blame?

A new book examines what happens to migration, business, and wealth when states adopt income taxes. It ain't a pretty picture for the taxers.  More, a site to help people find jobs, takes off in India

The Bangalore-based mobile job posting startup started by Microsoft Research veteran Sean Blagsvedt wants to pull Indians out of poverty.  More

How great marketers tell stories

Former P&G marketing chief Jim Stengel says that the best companies tell two types of stories to build strong and enduring brands.  More

Pop-up shops are becoming more permanent

In brand strategy, short-term retail may not be so temporary after all.  More

What corporate boards can learn from Delaware

Delaware law protects against board abuses by prescribing two well-known duties members owe to stockholders.  More

Can IPO-bound Zoosk be the Netflix for online dating?

Zoosk, an independent online dating service that filed for IPO this week, seeks to cover all the bases with its wide array of features. For users, that may be a bit too much.  More

Let's talk about text, baby

Blackberry (OMG!) and others (O RLY?) see potential in business messaging apps.  More

How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter?

Second most important source of revenue is holding steady at roughly 20% of total sales.  More

Online education, rebooted

Can a roboticist program real human minds? Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun is working on just that.  More

Memo to tech startups: If you want money, raise it now

The frothy fundraising market may dry up soon.  More

From tale to sale

Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer wants to build a media empire where ads aren't everything. His angle? E-commerce.  More

Big banks lend to corporations over consumers

Lending was up in the first quarter, but that jump has hidden the fact that individuals are still having a tough time getting loans.  More

Vegan cuisine aims for the mainstream

More companies like Chipotle are offering animal-product-free options, and it's not just vegetarians chowing down.  More

Southwest Airlines' profit-sharing payout: What capitalism should be

The Dallas-based airline is giving employees a meaningful stake in the company, just as America's earliest presidents probably envisioned.  More

Mary Barra: GM's fall gal

CEO Mary Barra is taking the heat for the carmaker's ignition problems. Why not instead beat up the people who were in charge when the mistakes were made?  More

This digital marketing startup is growing rapidly

Outside Philadelphia, the digital marketing company Monetate has grown from two employees to 220 in just six years.  More

Why investors are pouring millions into crowdfunding

Is there really much return on a free service that attracts grassroots funding? The answer might surprise you.  More
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