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  • Facebook (FB) has agreed to purchase a portion of the patents and patent applications Microsoft (MSFT) acquired from AOL for $550M in cash. Facebook will receive 650 of AOL's patents and applications through the deal, while Microsoft will hold onto 275, as well as a license to the ones it's selling. Microsoft paid $1.056B for AOL's portfolio, reportedly trumping a Facebook offer in the process.  [View news story]
    Facebook is overdoing it. Instagram zynga this. They cant buy everything
    Apr 23, 2012. 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL +3.4%) is rebounding with the market (and then some) on the back of bullish analyst commentary (I, II). Cowen's Matthew Hoffman is joining the fun by suggesting FQ2 iPhone sales could be 4M-6M units above his forecast of 32M, which itself is above a consensus of 30.5M, thanks to strong international demand. However, he's only forecasting 28M FQ3 iPhone shipments, as demand slows ahead of a new launch.  [View news story]
    Good job appl
    Apr 17, 2012. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The President's plan to chill supposed oil manipulation: Increase by 6-fold the surveillance and enforcement staff at the CFTC. Increase spending on surveillance technology. Increase civil and criminal penalties for manipulation from $1M to $10M. Give the CFTC authority to increase margins (presumably now only the domain of the exchanges). Crude +1.4% to $104.84.  [View news story]
    Losing paper while gaining is right
    Apr 17, 2012. 12:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The President's plan to chill supposed oil manipulation: Increase by 6-fold the surveillance and enforcement staff at the CFTC. Increase spending on surveillance technology. Increase civil and criminal penalties for manipulation from $1M to $10M. Give the CFTC authority to increase margins (presumably now only the domain of the exchanges). Crude +1.4% to $104.84.  [View news story]
    Doubtful
    Apr 17, 2012. 12:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The President's plan to chill supposed oil manipulation: Increase by 6-fold the surveillance and enforcement staff at the CFTC. Increase spending on surveillance technology. Increase civil and criminal penalties for manipulation from $1M to $10M. Give the CFTC authority to increase margins (presumably now only the domain of the exchanges). Crude +1.4% to $104.84.  [View news story]
    Obama is a politician not an economist
    Apr 17, 2012. 12:26 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The President's plan to chill supposed oil manipulation: Increase by 6-fold the surveillance and enforcement staff at the CFTC. Increase spending on surveillance technology. Increase civil and criminal penalties for manipulation from $1M to $10M. Give the CFTC authority to increase margins (presumably now only the domain of the exchanges). Crude +1.4% to $104.84.  [View news story]
    I second that
    Apr 17, 2012. 12:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The President's plan to chill supposed oil manipulation: Increase by 6-fold the surveillance and enforcement staff at the CFTC. Increase spending on surveillance technology. Increase civil and criminal penalties for manipulation from $1M to $10M. Give the CFTC authority to increase margins (presumably now only the domain of the exchanges). Crude +1.4% to $104.84.  [View news story]
    To true.
    Apr 17, 2012. 12:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The President's plan to chill supposed oil manipulation: Increase by 6-fold the surveillance and enforcement staff at the CFTC. Increase spending on surveillance technology. Increase civil and criminal penalties for manipulation from $1M to $10M. Give the CFTC authority to increase margins (presumably now only the domain of the exchanges). Crude +1.4% to $104.84.  [View news story]
    Crude up 1.5%
    Apr 17, 2012. 12:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The President is speaking about his proposals to crack down on manipulation in the oil market. Watch live here.  [View news story]
    I completely agree with montanamark. Obama is a POLITICIAN not an ECONOMIST. He needs to let the professionals do there job and he needs to do his. And where is the media!
    Apr 17, 2012. 11:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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