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Tech Bubble

Tech Company That May Not Exist Is Worth $5 Billion

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business

Bubbles are filled with air, so it is only fitting that in our new tech bubble we buy companies that are mostly made of air. One of the hottest sto...

5 Best Practices for Tech Bubble Preparedness

Robert S. Hull | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Robert S. Hull

As you think about how to maintain and grow your business in both good times and bad, think of our best practice guide below as a form of "tech bubble preparedness kit."

An App That Does Nothing Except Say 'Yo' Raises One. Million. Dollars.

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology

To follow tech is to be consistently amazed, for better or worse, by the apps and services that become successful. This is one time where there really...

Uber Worth $18 Billion Because Sure, Why Not?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Technology

Now do you believe we're in a new tech bubble? Uber, a controversial car-hiring app, just raised $1.2 billion in fresh investor cash, giving it a t...

Twitter Shares Hit All-Time Low

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Twitter dropped in morning trading Wednesday to their lowest point since the company went public in November. Investor con...

Nasdaq Closes Below 4,000 As Tech Stocks Drop Again

AP | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies. T...

Amazing Tech-Bubble Comeback (CHART)

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business

Maybe there's not a new tech bubble, but at least one tech stock is back to its tech-bubble glory days. Priceline.com shares jumped to more than $9...

Mark Gongloff

Tech Bubble Death Watch: Yahoo And Tumblr

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

It may be time to start worrying about a tech bubble again. OK, not really "worrying" so much. But the news that Yahoo has paid a fairly whoppi...

How to Build a Sustainable Economy; Not Another Bubble

John Friedman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
John Friedman

As a society we are the more than willing victims who love the adrenalin rush that comes with watching the Dow rise, or our home assessments go up, or our portfolios expand but then turn around and blame our predators when we get caught.

There Is No Santa Claus and Bill Clinton Was Not an Economic Savior

Dean Baker | Posted 02.24.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

The truth is often painful but nonetheless it is important that we live in the real world. Just as little kids have to come to grips with the fact that there is no Santa Claus, it is necessary for millions of liberals, including many who think of themselves as highly knowledgeable about economic matters, to realize that President Clinton's policies sent the economy seriously off course. In Washington it is common to tout the budget surpluses of the Clinton years as some momentous achievement, as though the point of economic policy is to run budget surpluses. Of course the point of economic policy is to produce an economy that improves the lives of the people in a sustainable way. Clinton badly flunked this test.

First Web IPO Since Facebook

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

Hallelujah, the nuclear winter left behind by the devastating Facebook IPO is finally over! OK, it's not over, really. But there are green shoots,...

Facebook Kills The Tech Bubble Dead

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

You can say one good thing for the Facebook IPO: It has driven a dagger right into the heart of the tech bubble. Facebook's initial public offerin...

D.M. Levine

Does Wall Street Get Tech?

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

Facebook's botched IPO is only the latest in a string of high-profile technology IPOs that have not gone as hoped, leading some to raise the question:...

Death Watch: Billion-Dollar Startups

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

So, the Facebook IPO did not exactly take off like a rocket. That's a blow to those, like us, who see a tech bubble forming around every corner. B...

Tech Bubble Death Watch: The Facebook IPO

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

Financial bubbles are like bad relationships. You often can't tell for sure that you're in one until it's over. But it's usually pretty easy to s...

There Is Not a Bubble in Facebook's Shares, There Is a Bubble in Calling Bubbles

Alex Frey | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Alex Frey

Is it really preposterous that investors would assign a company that is defining a whole new category of communication as being worth one-half of Google and one-seventh of Apple? Of course not. There is not a bubble in Facebook shares, there is a bubble in calling bubbles.

Farcebook: A Stratospheric Valuation

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

Those valuations are dizzyingly high. They'd be justified only if the company's top line was growing exceptionally fast, if its bottom line were growing equally fast, and if the risks to the company's business model were modest and controllable. Not one of those things is true.

Did A Startup Bubble Just Pop?

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

Venture capital financing fell 21 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to its lowest level in nearly two years, according to a new report. That's ...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.13.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

So are we in a tech bubble? Or is social media such a different animal that we need to redefine the whole idea of what a company is worth?

Startup Bill Derailed In Wake Of SEC Warnings

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Small Business

(By David Lawder and Sarah N. Lynch - Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats rebranded a bill aimed at job growth as a threat to investor protections on Thu...

Too Many Startups Or Too Few Dollars?

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business
Roger Ehrenberg

I frequently see disconnects between founders ("This business is going to change the world") and venture investors ("Really? You are super smart and I love your enthusiasm but I respectfully disagree") after a business has already been financed.

A Tech Bubble, Boom or Bust?

John Backus | Posted 12.31.2011 | Small Business
John Backus

We're not in a bubble. We're not in a boom and we're definitely not going to bust. We're watching a new ecosystem emerge, albeit prudently, which presents fairly fertile ground for entrepreneurs with sound business models and opportunity aplenty for those with the patience and persistence to ride the next wave.

What We Are Seeing

Fred Wilson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

The Wall Street Journal has a story out today that says "Web Startups Hit Cash Crunch." There has been a fair bit of reaction in the tech blogs and I thought I'd toss into the discussion some things we are seeing.

Most 2011 IPOs Are Underwater (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 12.10.2011 | Small Business

High-profile initial public stock offerings (IPOs) in the first half of 2011 revealed the market's hunger for tech startups, while also reviving Debat...

Are Startup Incubators Inflating A Tech Bubble?

John Dearborn | Posted 11.02.2011 | Small Business
John Dearborn

The current proliferation of startup incubators may exacerbate the very problem that incubators were invented to solve in the first place.