Category: Business News

The next generation of pre-IPO financing?

The next generation of pre-IPO financing?

Buyout firms have a new strategy for reducing portfolio company debt. FORTUNE — I recently wrote about private equity’s golden hangover, or the glut of large-cap companies that remain in PE portfolios after being acquired...

San Francisco 49ers grab another exec from Facebook

San Francisco 49ers grab another exec from Facebook

Exclusive: Silicon Valley’s football team has made another big hire, taking its new CFO from the ranks of Zuckerberg’s nearby talent farm. By Daniel Roberts FORTUNE — On the heels of a breakthrough season...

25 Years Later: In the Crash of 1987, the Seeds of the Great Recession

25 Years Later: In the Crash of 1987, the Seeds of the Great Recession

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” This quote, often attributed to Mark Twain, resonates with us for its pithy description of an irony we encounter everyday: In a world marked by rapid...

Saving the Euro Zone, One Bank at a Time

Saving the Euro Zone, One Bank at a Time

Its very name makes eyes glaze over, and its details are so technical that only the wonkiest of financial wonks really grasp them in full. But efforts to forge a European banking union are,...

How Wall Street Rigs the Game

How Wall Street Rigs the Game

If you had watched the recent presidential debates or the Republican and Democratic conventions, you might have gotten the impression that the practices of Wall Street that led to the worst financial crisis since...

Isis mobile wallet will finally launch next week

Isis mobile wallet will finally launch next week

The Isis mobile wallet will let users store payment cards, discount programs and merchant offers. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In the crowded mobile payments space, a major player is about to make a long-awaited...

Why Windows 8 sales will be slow

Why Windows 8 sales will be slow

Microsoft’s Windows 8 is a radical design break from Windows’ past. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — For all of its radically redesigned features — and in part because of them — Microsoft’s Windows 8 won’t...

Apple’s newest iPad: What to expect on Oct. 23

Apple’s newest iPad: What to expect on Oct. 23

A round-up of what the analysts are saying FORTUNE –It’s the worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley. Even before Apple (AAPL) issued press invitations for Tuesday’s special event in San Jose, anybody who was paying...

Can We Handle the Truth? Public Pensions Are Short on Cash

Can We Handle the Truth? Public Pensions Are Short on Cash

We are in trying times for sure when the good news about public pensions is that an independent study confirms a huge funding shortfall–and it’s greeted with applause because at least pension managers haven’t...

For 2012 Holidays, War Is On Against Amazon: Target Matches Online Rival Prices

For 2012 Holidays, War Is On Against Amazon: Target Matches Online Rival Prices

The competition for shopper dollars is always fierce during the winter holidays. Last year, arguably no retailer was as aggressive as Amazon, which boldly stole customers with a price-checking app promotion that was described...