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Mark Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Chairman of AXS TV.

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The Idiot's Guide to High Frequency Trading

(21) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 5:26 PM

First, let me say what you read here is going to be wrong in several ways. High frequency trading, or HFT, covers such a wide path of trading that different parties participate or are impacted in different ways. I wanted to put this out there as a starting point. Hopefully...

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High Frequency Trading, and Proof That the SEC Approach to Insider Trading Is Completely Wrong

(23) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 10:34 AM

Got to love Mary Jo White, the Chairwoman of the SEC. While Michael Lewis's book Flash Boys was getting all the headlines and was the topic of some of the best television on CNBC, ever, Ms. White used the firestorm to ask for more...

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The 'Back to the Future' Arbitrage of Silicon Valley and What It Will Take to Beat It

(3) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 2:22 PM

I'm not a huge fan of Silicon Valley. It reminds me so much of Hollywood and the movie and TV industry.

In Hollywood everyone will talk and listen to you about your project. But while they are standing there, right in front of you, they are not looking at you....

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App Neutrality Should Be Part of the Net Neutrality Discussion

(20) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 10:36 AM

I bet you think the mobile Internet is open. That if you write the next great mobile app there is nothing that can stop it from fulfilling its destiny. That if you create a mobile content app that blows away Netflix there is nothing that can stop it.

Wrong.

There...

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YouTube Mobile vs YouTube on Your TV

(9) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 6:47 PM

In an interview with GigaOm a YouTube spokesperson said that 40 percent of YouTube videos are coming from Mobile devices.

That is incredibly interesting to me. Why? Because it means that YouTube has done a great job of training its users. They have trained them to understand that...

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Want Your Newborn to Be an Athletic Superstar?

(27) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 10:19 AM

Well I have no idea how to make sure he or she gets there. But what I do know that is if you have any such aspiration for your soon to be bundle of joy, then there is one thing you must do:

You must save the cord...

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The Real Problem With the Twitter HackCrash

(47) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 12:56 PM

In case you missed it, the @AP Twitter account was hacked, which resulted in a tweet that sent markets spiraling down only to recover a few minutes later once it was revealed that the tweet was a fake. Here is more info.

Why did the market head...

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Will Your College Go Out of Business Before You Graduate?

(295) Comments | Posted January 26, 2013 | 1:49 PM

I've been getting a lot of questions from high school kids asking whether or not they should go to college. The answer is yes.

College is where you find out about yourself. It's where you learn how to learn. It's where you get exposure to new ideas. For those of...

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What I Really Think About Facebook

(54) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 8:10 AM

Let's talk Facebook.

First, I'm not recommending to any of my companies that we leave Facebook. I am recommending that we de-emphasize pushing consumers or partners to Like us on Facebook and focus on building up our followings across all existing social media platforms and to evaluate those that we...

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Fox News Should Watch Dancing With the Stars

(1223) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 9:05 AM

I have to be honest, I watch Fox News more often than any of the other cable news nets. I watch CNN next, then MSNBC. So let's get that out of the way.

I watched Fox and MSNBC during the election cycle because they told me the worst possible elements...

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I Would Vote for Gov. Romney If He Were a Democrat

(1929) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 11:01 PM

I couldn't resist writing about the irony of it all.

What are two of biggest, if not the biggest issues in this presidential election? Health care and the economy.

Consider the following:

1. Who invented Obamacare and has the most successful implementation to date?

2. We are in a period...

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My Opinion On The Governor Romney Tax Plan

(3461) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 9:00 AM

After watching interviews of Governor Romney and the debates, both Presidential and VP, I'm starting to fully get my arms around how Governor Romney works and the details of his tax plan.

Governor Romney is a successful financier. He is an amazing deal maker. When he has control of a...

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What Business Is Wall Street In?

(365) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 10:51 AM

Wall Street doesn't know what business it is in. Regulators don't know what the business of Wall Street is. Investor/shareholders don't know what business Wall Street is in.

The only people who know what business Wall Street is in are the high frequency and automated traders. They know what business...

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Are We Better Off Today Than We Were Four Years Ago? Part 1

(648) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 11:24 AM

Everyone is going to answer that question differently based on their own personal situation. But what I can tell you as a business person trying to look at the big picture, I don't remember four years ago as being a good time for business. As a starting point of reference,...

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Facebook Handled Their IPO Exactly Right

(95) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 11:38 AM

Andrews Ross Sorkin wrote a piece for the New York Times that was just ridiculous. He put the blame squarely on the back of the CFO of FB. Talk about getting it 180 degrees wrong.

Have you ever been to an auction where the selling party told a...

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Which USA Do You Work In?

(177) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 2:31 PM

When it comes to getting a job, the USA has bifurcated into two employment worlds: the digital world and the brick-and-mortar world.

The brick-and-mortar world is everything you physically touch. It's manufacturing. It's retail sales. It's distribution. It's construction. Etc.

The digital world is everything defined by what you find...

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Facebook IPO Post-Mortem: Killer -- But Not for the Reasons You Think

(144) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 10:02 AM

1. Say goodbye to the individual investor on Wall Street. Whatever positive impression they had of the IPO market and the stock market in general was just torched to the ground. When everyone you know associated with the stock market is telling you, and the media is confirming, that this...

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I Hope Yahoo Crushes Facebook in Its Patent Suit

(367) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 5:38 PM

Anyone who reads my blog knows how much I hate patent laws. I think 99 percent of the time they are anti-competitive, corruptive, impede creativity and innovation and can kill small businesses. I think the ratio of patent law doing a good job protecting company IP vs. it...

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Thoughts on Our Federal Government, Taxes, Small Business and More

(236) Comments | Posted September 21, 2011 | 12:46 PM

These are not meant to be researched items. These are "streams of consciousness" from the conversation yesterday's post created.

First some housekeeping. I DO NOT like paying more in taxes. HOWEVER, I think that this country has created unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and paying taxes is a small...

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My Suggestion On Patent Law

(293) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 1:29 PM

It is easy to complain. Much harder to come up with solutions. Many won't like what I propose, but who wants to make lawyers happy anyway?

The solution?

1. End all software patents. Don't make them shorter, eliminate them.

I have no problem with software being copyrightable just as...

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