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Amazon Prime May Have 50 Million Members, Analyst Says

recode.net – Sep 18, 3:13 PM – If you know anything about Amazon's PR tactics, you know the company almost never discloses sales numbers for specific products. So when the company strayed from its norm a bit late last year by saying that “tens of millions” of…
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Live Blogging Alibaba's Big Debut

WSJ – Sep 19 – Third Biggest IPO Globally With $21.8 billion in proceeds, Alibaba's IPO is the third largest ever, according to numbers from ThomsonReuters, meaning that the top three all came via Chinese companies. The biggest IPO was the $22.1 billion raised by…
WSJ MoneyBeat RT @alexandrawexler: Imagine if you made $4 billion this afternoon... sigh. $BABA t.co/QF4i0jiPgg via @WSJMoneyBeat
Jessica Guynn RT @srussolillo: Fair or not, top 40 accounts got nearly 80% of Alibaba offering; retail got very little t.co/h2vEfujhk9 via @telisdemos @WSJMoneyBeat
Laura Mandaro RT @srussolillo: Fair or not, top 40 accounts got nearly 80% of Alibaba offering; retail got very little t.co/h2vEfujhk9 via @telisdemos @WSJMoneyBeat
Steven Russolillo Alibaba has now traded more than 170M shares in less than an hour, more than Twitter's first day volume t.co/fBqnZyRiFp $TWTR $BABA
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Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia's Ex-President, Plots Return From Williamsburg, Brooklyn

nytimes.com – Jason Horowitz – Sep 20 – At the Smorgasburg food fair in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Mikheil Saakashvili motored in fluorescent green sneakers among bearded men with tattoos and women in revealing overalls. They lined up for Cheese Pops, Dun-Well Doughnuts and other local…
The New York Times Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia's Ex-President, Plots Return From Williamsburg, Brooklyn t.co/t4FHY8oGpb
Mike Hayes I want to go to a dive bar with Mikheil Saakashvili t.co/UCVi3Uy3qe
Lam Thuy Vo Amid Trustafarians, Georgia's "considerably plumper" ex-president plans his triumphant return from Williamsburg, BK t.co/qF7xWLdIMv
Buzz Andersen Exiled Georgian president plots return from Williamsburg, holds rooftop BBQs for dignitaries: t.co/NTp14DWj76 /via @aaronlammer
Foster Kamer What's funny about the ex-president of Georgia is that he looks like any number of Union Pool resident coke dealers: t.co/qqdnPChl3l
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The invasion of corporate news

FT.com – Sep 19, 1:05 PM – A population of 100,000 is no longer a guarantee that a city like Richmond, California can sustain a thriving daily paper. Readers have drifted from the tactile pleasures of print to the digital gratification of their smartphone screens, and…
VanessaYanez RT @adamdooley: Good read RT @SGoldsteinAI: An amazingly thorough piece from the Financial Times on the blurring of journalism & PR t.co/QH0s7tmZ2y
Kyle Giunta RT @Edgecliffe: What does it mean for journalism when companies decide to write their own news? My piece for @FTweekend t.co/eS9ZjfylhI
Steve Rubel Not if it's more journalism than brand MT @om: Brand Journalism is sort of nonsense, argues FT in this piece t.co/8tkJd7xxIU
Om Malik Brand Journalism is sort of nonsense, argues FT in this piece. Makes a convincing argument. cc @steverubel t.co/ZxbWwECPzB
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This Man's Job: Make Bill Gates Richer

WSJ – Anupreeta Das – Sep 18, 7:30 PM – Invitations to a dinner party from Bill and Melinda Gates at their mansion near Seattle in February included an unusual request: Wear pink or platinum. Spotlights installed for the occasion bathed the room in a pink glow. Mr. Gates raised his glass…
Scott Austin RT @williamsmjw: Nice work by WSJ on the secretive guy whose job is to make Bill Gates richer... t.co/FPN7Htyt10
Dana Mattioli RT @PreetaTweets: Microsoft is only 1/6th of Bill Gates's wealth. The rest? Farmland, ranches, hotels including the Charles by Harvard: t.co/z4WA30D1HU
MIT Sloan Experts RT @jandersonNYT: The Gateskeeper, or the man who makes Bill Gates richer so Bill Gates can give more $ away @wsj t.co/fxfhULdOje
John Bussey This man's job: Make Bill Gates richer. A profile of Gates's money manager, and how he invests. t.co/lVdh0vvbfn @WSJ @WSJMoneyBeat
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Yahoo Stock Gets Crushed As Alibaba IPOs - Core Business Now Valued At Less Than Zero

businessinsider.com Nicholas Carlson (@nichcarlson) – Sep 19, 1:09 PM – Yahoo investors have waited for years for Alibaba's IPO, expecting that the public value of the Chinese giant's stock that Yahoo owns might send Yahoo's stock into the stratosphere. In the early hours following Alibaba's debut, Yahoo's stock is…
Jon Swartz RT @alyssaoursler: OUCH. Yahoo Stock Gets Crushed As Alibaba IPOs - Core Business Now Valued At Less Than Zero t.co/W9GoopjsDg via @sai $YHOO $BABA
Jonathan Hirshon Yahoo is Suddenly a HUGE Acquisition Target - t.co/vTIUKmPwpR
Steve Greenwood RT @hblodget: RT @SAI: Yahoo is getting crushed, and its core business is now worth -$500 million. t.co/3DNBQ0AEjs t.co/ODzXXOKuus
Matt Lynley The case for Yahoo being an attractive acquisition target t.co/kIqS9bNE4e
Joseph Weisenthal Yahoo is getting crushed and it's core business is now worth negative money. t.co/pnOWr3iw7l t.co/HEOux12XtC
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Should You Buy a New iPhone?

WIRED – Mat Honan – Sep 19, 6:16 AM – As you are surely aware, there is a new iPhone. There are two new iPhones, in fact. The early reviews are good, the specs are solid and the long lines are already thinning out to the point where you should be able to walk right in and pick one up.
Jessi Hempel RT @mat: Maybe you are wondering if you, too, should buy a new iPhone. Here is my TAKE t.co/xUfeYj3SmX
Joe Brown RT @msquinn: Like a boss @mat tells you whether to buy a new iPhone or not in clear, simple language (not as obvious as you think) t.co/0OErg2Hduc
Jonathan Abrams "I take lots of pictures of myself and my significant other while naked" -- Should You Buy a New iPhone? | WIRED t.co/KGtbofeDyt
WIRED RT @mat: Maybe you are wondering if you, too, should buy a new iPhone. Here is my TAKE t.co/xUfeYj3SmX
mat honan RT @msquinn: Like a boss @mat tells you whether to buy a new iPhone or not in clear, simple language (not as obvious as you think) t.co/0OErg2Hduc
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Live Blog: Alibaba, the biggest IPO ever

CNBC – Alibaba priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, at the top end of the expected range, raising almost $22 billion and making the Chinese e-commerce brand one of the most valuable companies in the world. (For mobile users, to see the live…
CNBC Shares of $BABA are moments away from opening at the New York Stock Exchange. Latest info - t.co/fxSxHyqJIE t.co/IxYOYXH8CA
adam brotman RT @CNBC: Alibaba now poised to open at $92-93/share. Latest $BABA news - t.co/fxSxHyqJIE t.co/Enq6dBSNT5
CNBC Alibaba now poised to open at $92-93/share. Latest $BABA news - t.co/fxSxHyqJIE t.co/Enq6dBSNT5
CNBC Latest price indications on Alibaba: $91-92/share. $BABA Live updates - t.co/fxSxHyqJIE t.co/Rh2pxJz7lx
CNBC New price indications on Alibaba: $90-91/share. $BABA Live updates - t.co/fxSxHyqJIE t.co/8eZNcuhNWF
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N.Y. Times mulls new round of buyouts

POLITICO.com Dylan Byers (@dylanbyers) – Sep 19 – The New York Times leadership is currently considering a new round of buyout offers that is likely to slash at least 50 positions from the company, and possibly several more, sources at the paper told POLITICO this week. The official plan is being…
POLITICO .@nytimes mulls a new round of buyouts t.co/vekhpnfSBf
Jon Swartz RT @sfiegerman: The New York Times considers another round of buyouts, potentially cutting 50 jobs t.co/e7fv4Gvu3m
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Alibaba IPO is wake-up call for Silicon Valley

USATODAY.com – Sep 18 – USA TODAY's Jon Swartz explains all you need to know about Alibaba. SAN FRANCISCO — When its stock begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, Alibaba will become one of the world's most valuable Internet companies, alongside…
Jonathan Abrams Wake-up! USA Today is on it! -- Alibaba IPO is wake-up call for Silicon Valley - t.co/5NwQeSGPFJ t.co/a3lp7upQQ2
Jessica Guynn RT @lucymarcus: True RT @jguynn: Time for Silicon Valley to pay attention to the global Internet. No longer the American Internet. t.co/mUwQLarqrr
Ryan Sarver RT @redpointvc: "Alibaba isn't just a random Internet company in China," says @geoff_yang - read more @ t.co/xWoyE8FDsR
Lucy P. Marcus True RT @jguynn: Time for Silicon Valley to pay attention to the global Internet. No longer the American Internet. t.co/mUwQLarqrr
Jon Swartz RT @jguynn: Time for Silicon Valley to pay attention to the global Internet. No longer the American Internet. t.co/T6y92spiuV
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Jack Ma's Money Meter

graphics.wsj.com – The value of Alibaba founder Jack Ma's stake in the company. The Alibaba founder is the Chinese company's biggest individual investor (193.4 million shares). Here's the value of his stake based on the current stock price (...): Source: the company…
WSJD How much is Jack Ma's Alibaba stake worth? Keep track with our money meter: t.co/K3LiTJMpIf t.co/rtLuhgaCf2
Brian Aguilar RT @WSJ: How much is Jack Ma's Alibaba stake worth? Keep track with our money meter: t.co/72VSeIphju $BABA t.co/A9AmmiLBIs
WSJD RT @WSJAsia: How much is Jack Ma's Alibaba stake worth? Keep track with our money meter: t.co/TFHPYjewVX $BABA t.co/20NnbgY0SW
Wall Street Journal How much is Jack Ma's Alibaba stake worth? Keep track with our money meter: t.co/72VSeIphju $BABA t.co/A9AmmiLBIs
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