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  2. Twitter Is Giving Itself a Makeover

    Twitter Is Giving Itself a Makeover

    Twitter-LogoTweeters of the world, get ready for a Twitter makeover – and a way to show everyone how popular (or not so popular) you are.

    Twitter is rolling out a new version that will allow users to control the visual contents of their pages, meaning you get to pick and choose what others will see when they click on your profile. Popular tweets (meaning those that are favorited, retweeted or replied to)…

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  3. Does Dodd Frank Mostly Mean “Too Small To Succeed”?

    Does Dodd Frank Mostly Mean “Too Small To Succeed”?

    Dan Baird

    Dan Baird, chief executive of Capital Funding Group.

    When the financial crisis hit in 2008, banks were a huge part of why the economy crashed so hard. After the dotcom revolution and subsequent prosperity that was the early 2000s, banks adopted a “too big to fail” notion; unfortunately, big banks were so busy soaring high that they forgot to pay attention to their rotting foundations.

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  4. Carl Icahn Gains More Seats At Herbalife

    Carl Icahn Gains More Seats At Herbalife

    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn IMG via Twitter.

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has received three more seats on the board at Herbalife, which he has supported as short-sellers attack its business practices. Herbalife shares were up 6.8 percent in early afternoon trading on March 24th, when they got a boost from news that rival direct-seller NU Skin Enterprises Inc had been fined $540,000 by Chinese regulators for…

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  6. OkCupid to Members: Stop Using Firefox

    OkCupid to Members: Stop Using Firefox

    OkCupid vs Firefox

    OkCupid vs Firefox

    OkCupid is a strong supporter of gay rights – so much so that they are asking users to stop accessing their site through Firefox.

    Mozilla’s newly appointed CEO, Brendan Eich, donated $1000 to Proposition 8, the 2008 California measure banning gay marriage. His appointment has seen dissent throughout the company’s rank, including their board of directors, and now OkCupid is…

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  7. Former Executive Sues Netflix and Amazon

    Former Executive Sues #Netflix and #Amazon

    AmazonFormer Netflix executive Jerry Kowal has filed a $1 million lawsuit against his former employer, claiming it falsely accused him of stealing trade secrets – an accusation that got him fired from his job at Amazon. After being cleared of all charges and not getting his job back, Kowal added Amazon to the lawsuit, claiming it was conspiring with Netflix to ruin his reputation and future career…

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  8. Circle Wants to Change the World Economy

    Circle @circlebits Wants to Change the World Economy

    Circle, Circle Digital CurrencyCircle is a brand-new digital currency firm and one-stop-shop for users worldwide to store, transfer, spend and receive their digital assets at the touch of a button. Still in its rollout phase, Circle just acquired $17 million from venture capitalists that will be used to strengthen their digital cloud services.

    Currently, Circle is an invitation only platform. The company, which was founded by…

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  9. Daniel Loeb’s Third Point Takes Sotheby’s to Court

    Last fall, Daniel Loeb, activist investor and hedge fund manager for Third Point, declared a large stake in Sotheby’s and likened it to “an old master painting in desperate need of restoration” in a letter to its board.

    In the letter, Loeb called the auction house out for having “chronically weak operating margins, a deteriorating competitive position… and lack of leadership and strategic vision…

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