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    1. 3 Unanswered Questions From Lyft's Long-Awaited IPO Filing

      3 Unanswered Questions From Lyft's Long-Awaited IPO Filing
      • Lyft on Friday publicly filed its paperwork for an initial public offering.
      • The documents provided the first look at important details about Lyft's business.
      • But Lyft didn't offer answers to some of the most important questions that could affect its IPO and future.

      The paperwork Lyft filed Friday for its initial public offering gave us important new details about the company.

      But it also left unanswered some crucial questions...

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    2. Marissa Mayer Blames Short-Sighted Activist Investors for Causing Yahoo to Lose out on Tens of Billions of Dollars of Upside by Selling Alibaba Stake

      Marissa Mayer Blames Short-Sighted Activist Investors for Causing Yahoo to Lose out on Tens of Billions of Dollars of Upside by Selling Alibaba Stake
      • In her first interview since leaving Yahoo, Marissa Mayer said selling the company's stake in Alibaba was a mistake.
      • Mayer blamed shortsighted activist investors for pressuring the company to do the deal.
      • Yahoo sold half of its 40% stake in Alibaba for $7.6 billion in 2012. Yahoo obtained the entire stake for $1 billion in 2005.

      Before Yahoo was swallowed up by Verizon, it was a struggling internet company led by CEO Marissa Mayer, trying to bring back its glory days...

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    3. Amazon's Jeff Bezos just explained a key business lesson that could have saved United from its PR fiasco (AMZN, Ual)

      Amazon's Jeff Bezos just explained a key business lesson that could have saved United from its PR fiasco (AMZN, Ual)

      Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders on Wednesday, a must-read missive filled with pearls of management philosophy and leadership lessons from the guy who created a $430 billion juggernaut.

      Bezos is particularly focused on how to prevent a successful company from becoming a lumbering and complacent organization that eventually succumbs to "stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death."

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    4. Shares of one of the Year's Hottest Tech IPOs are Crashing after it said it Wanted to Sell More Stock (TWLO)

      Shares of one of the Year's Hottest Tech IPOs are Crashing after it said it Wanted to Sell More Stock (TWLO)

      Twilio's stock is down roughly 12% in midday trading on Monday, after the tech company announced plans to sell more equity in a follow-on stock offering.

      Twilio, which provides phone and text message services to app developers, went public in June in a blockbuster debut that saw its shares surge 90% on its first day of trading...

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      Mentions: Investors
    5. Twitter Insiders: Here's What Jack Dorsey has been Doing in his first 90 Days as CEO

      Twitter Insiders: Here's What Jack Dorsey has been Doing in his first 90 Days as CEO

      Twitter is banking on Jack Dorsey’s vaunted tech prowess to pull the company out of its slump.  But three months into Dorsey’s new gig as Twitter CEO, he's mostly been displaying his skill as a salesperson so far.  With Twitter’s stock languishing at its lowest point ever and employees losing faith, the 39-year-old Dorsey has had to do double duty, selling people inside and outside the company on Twitter's prospects...

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    6. Yahoo's Board Says it is Still Backing Marissa Mayer and Has 'Complete Confidence' (YHOO)

      Yahoo's Board Says it is Still Backing Marissa Mayer and Has 'Complete Confidence' (YHOO)

      Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has struggled to deliver the comeback investors expected for the internet company when she was hired more than three years ago, but the company's board of directors is not giving up on her.  During a conference call with analysts and investors on Wednesday morning, Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb said the board has "complete confidence" in the company's leadership team...

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    7. Yahoo Board Says There is no Plan to Sell the Company (YHOO)

      Yahoo Board Says There is no Plan to Sell the Company (YHOO)

      Yahoo made waves of Wednesday by announcing a plan for a complex "reverse spin" in which the company's core internet business will be spun off into a separate publicly traded company. But that does not mean that the core business is for sale.  "There is no determination by the board to sell the company or any part of it," Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb said on a conference call to discuss the spin off with analysts and investors on Wednesday morning...

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    8. Google Parent Company Alphabet Just Announced a Monster $5 Billion Stock Buyback

      Google Parent Company Alphabet Just Announced a Monster $5 Billion Stock Buyback

      Alphabet, the new holding company that includes search giant Google, is starting off on a good foot with investors.  The company just announced that it will undertake a $5 billion stock buyback starting in the fourth quarter.  Investors cheered the move, which was announced with its Q3 earnings on Thursday, sending shares up 11% in after-hours trading...

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      Mentions: Investors
    9. Trouble at Yahoo: The Stock is Falling and Execs are Bolting (YHOO)

      Trouble at Yahoo: The Stock is Falling and Execs are Bolting (YHOO)

      Three years into Marissa Mayer's project to rebuild Yahoo, the wheels are starting to come off.  Never mind that the company's revenue remains stagnant and that it has not yet managed to create anything close to a hit product which would spark some buzz among consumers and investors. Or that Snapchat reportedly dumped Yahoo from its Discover service because it decided Yahoo was simply not relevant to its younger, "millennial" audience. Or that Yahoo's stock has fallen 25% since May...

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    10. Analyst Implores Twitter to Hire a Permanent CEO Already

      Analyst Implores Twitter to Hire a Permanent CEO Already

      Memo to Twitter’s board: stop dragging your feet on finding a new CEO. That’s the message from SunTrust analyst Robert Peck, who says the Internet company needs to fill the vacant CEO office quickly if it hopes to win back investors’ favor and avoid more disruption to its business. Twitter’s stock has taken a beating in recent days, following an earnings conference call in which it acknowledged that user growth is stuck in a rut and the news of several high level employees jumping ship...

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      Mentions: MDC Partners
    11. Twitter's Revenue Boss Adam Bain is the Board's Top Candidate for Next CEO

      Twitter's Revenue Boss Adam Bain is the Board's Top Candidate for Next CEO

      Twitter’s board is leaning towards picking an insider to be the company's next CEO, and the company's revenue boss Adam Bain is under more serious consideration than anyone on the very short list of outsiders, according to a person familiar with the matter. Bain is the “number one candidate that the board is focused on right now,” this person said...

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      Mentions: MDC Partners
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