Business articles published in October 2012
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October 31, 2012
Kickstarter to Launch in Britain
Popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter opens its first international office in Britain
Are UK Authorities to Crack Down on the Tax Affairs of Multinationals?
Several multinational companies have been ordered to appear in front of parliament to address claims they dodge tax
General Motors Stockholders Vote To Change CEO Nov. 6, 2012
General Motors reported a drop in profit of 12% and in most business environments this would be cause for great concern
Disney To Buy Lucasfilm And Star Wars Franchise For $4 Billion
Disneyland Is Set To Buy The Force
October 30, 2012
Glocal Launches Local News Video Aggregator
Glocal launches out of beta. Looks to be the Hulu for local online video content.
October 26, 2012
Superman, Newsweek, iPad Mini: Three Nails in a Coffin
Print publishers have to figure out ways to increase user engagement levels to compete against new media firms in the digital space.
Samsung Shares Soar on Stunning Results
Samsung delivers a stunning quarterly result, in which they shipped twice as many smartphones as Apple
Apple Earnings Miss the Mark
Apple stocks fall despite impressive results after investors expectations are not met
Amazon Loses Big on Living Social
A major financial hit on LivingSocial.com has resulted in poor 3rd quarter results for Amazon
October 25, 2012
Future of Tobacco Industry Depends on Innovation, Not Cigarettes
Changes in tobacco market improve health and reduce costs with style and substance
CrowdConf: Learning to Let Go
In a crowd supported world, lighter leadership may be stronger
October 23, 2012
Facebook's Q3 Results on the Up
Facebook is bullish regarding mobile revenue in their Q3 earnings report
Monster Problems In The Energy Drink Sector
FDA investigates allegations that energy drinks contributed to five deaths
October 22, 2012
eBay Joins the List of Companies Paying Very Low Taxes
eBay are the latest corporate giant to be accused of not paying their fair share of tax
Did Meth Money in Modesto Cause Sick Tellers, Bank Evacuation?
Modesto, California bank evacuated after a man deposited a load of cash wrapped in a paper towel. The cash sickened employees, causing hives.
October 21, 2012
Brazilian News Sites Ban Google
Brazilian publishers have joined the French in an attack on Google News
October 19, 2012
Hacking Hacker News
Leveraging Social News Sites As Marketing Tools
Google Shares Slump After Poor Profits
A profit slump at Google is released prematurely, causing their shares to lose $20 billion in value
October 18, 2012
Best Buy's Latest Innovation: Follow Everyone Else
Retailer's new tablet initiative falls well short of saving its lagging sales
An ExactTarget Case Study: Volvo's Integrated CRM and Email Marketing Success
Done correctly, integrating customer data from across an organization can drive tiny actions that deliver big results.
October 16, 2012
Cars Are Learning To Drive
Outlook and impact for Googles driverless car.
October 12, 2012
Workday Shows How a Successful IPO Gets Done
Investors rejoice as another Facebook-style IPO disaster is averted
eBay Plans Daily Deals Site to Rival Groupon
Auction giant eBay are testing a daily deals site that is set to rival Groupon
October 11, 2012
Sprint Surprises With Takeover Talks
Possible Deal With Japan's Softbank Changes The U.S. Wireless Landscape
Woman Receives $15 Quadrillion Dollar Cell Phone Bill
A French Telecom has some explaining to do after sending the biggest cell phone bill in history to a woman who just wanted to drop their service.
Is Facebook Shirking on Taxes?
Tax researchers reveal that Facebook is paying very little tax in Britain
October 9, 2012
Correcting The Myths About Apple's Correction
Are Shares Of Apple A Buy Down 10% From Their Highs?
October 8, 2012
Netflix Shares Surge as Investors Forget How Much They Hate It
Investors shrug off past disappoints and send shares sharply higher
October 7, 2012
Robert Bork Claims Google Not Like Microsoft
Former Federal Court judge Robert Bork denies that Google is behaving anti-competitively
October 5, 2012
Zynga Crashes Hard As Reality Sets In
Company slashes guidance ahead of Q3 results
October 3, 2012
Could Reviving Datsun End Up Costing Nissan’s Ghosn His Job?
Is Nissan on the right road to profit with Datsun branded entry priced vehicles or is the company in need of its own navigation in the board room?
Jury Foreman Omission May Cost Apple $1 Billion Verdict
Think the billion dollar Samsung-Apple judgement is settled? Based on new information about the jury foreman, think again.
October 2, 2012
Google Now Worth More Than Microsoft
Google have officially become more valuable than tech rival and bellweather Microsoft.