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Monday: January 25, 2010

Google founders planning to sell off their majority controlling stock by 2014.Google founders planning to sell off their majority controlling stock by 2014.

Page and Brin currently control 59 percent of the voting power of Google's stock, according to Friday's filing. By the time they have disposed of all the shares involved in the plan, they will control 48 percent of the voting power of Google's stock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:18 AM | Tags (7) | google | larry | sergey | stock | majority | control | interesting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Fifteen podcasts that may or may not make you richer.Fifteen podcasts that may or may not make you richer.

Unless you’re a child prodigy like Warren Buffett, or you have a trust fund, this stuff doesn’t come on its own. It takes years of learning and experience. And what better way to learn than to throw on a podcast in the car, at the gym, or in another convenient setting?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:42 AM | Tags (9) | money | podcasts | trust | fund | learning | experience | marketing | stocks | financial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.

The gentleman in question can tap 1,056 times a minute which is about seventeen taps a second on average. However, he can beat that average easily and is able to tap a whopping twenty-three times per second.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 8:29 PM | Tags (8) | abc | dance | guiness | newzealand | records | stockbroker | stocks | tap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?Is Best Buy about to acquire Gamestop?

By buying Gamestop, Best Buy would become one of the premium video game retailers in the U.S., causing even more foot traffic to creep inside its brick-and-mortar locations. This has been a rumor in the past, but it makes sense now more than ever.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:17 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | bestbuy | gamestop | gaming | rumors | stocks | used | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Mr. Clucky, a celebrity rooster, is now facing eviction.Mr. Clucky, a celebrity rooster, is now facing eviction.

Miami Beach code prohibits keeping poultry and other livestock in residential areas. But there might still be hope for Mr. Cluckey: Buckley can ask city commissioners for an exception or appeal to the courts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:59 AM | Tags (7) | celebrity | eviction | florida | livestock | miama | rooster | strange |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.Sprint decides to up and acquire Virgin Mobile for about $483 million.

Welcome to the Now Network, Virgin Mobile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 10:15 AM | Tags (7) | acquisitions | buyout | merger | mobile | sprint | stocks | virgin |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Amazon.com is now the proud owner of web shoe store, Zappos.Amazon.com is now the proud owner of web shoe store, Zappos.

The deal, Amazon's biggest acquisition yet, calls for Amazon to pay for the shoe, apparel and accessories company with about 10 million shares of stock. Amazon values that at roughly $807 million, based on its average closing price in the 45 days that ended July 17.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | zappos | interwebs | acquisition | stock | shares | amazon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Rumors swirling around that Amazon might be acquiring Netflix.Rumors swirling around that Amazon might be acquiring Netflix.

No comment from Netflix as of yet, let the speculation begin!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 5:14 PM | Tags (5) | acquisition | amazon | netflix | rumors | stocks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Russian firm to gobble up about $100 million worth of Facebook stock.Russian firm to gobble up about $100 million worth of Facebook stock.

This move should put Facebook's overall value at about $6.5 billion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 5:01 PM | Tags (6) | facebook | financial | firm | investment | stake | stock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Trading software from Goldman Sachs stolen by original developer?Trading software from Goldman Sachs stolen by original developer?

Promised a job at triple his $400,000 annual salary, he downloaded the secret codes he had developed, presumably on behalf of a generous new employer who is reportedly based in Chicago.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:24 AM | Tags (6) | goldmansachs | hacker | software | stocks | theft | trading |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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