A volatile year for initial public offerings has paved the way for a potentially meager 2013, with just a few dozen companies filing to go public within the last six months, none of which are considerable in size.
Google is good at doing amazing.
Who would have thought that an elderly Tory peer would become a leading innovator in internet law? Yet that is what Lord McAlpine has become.
There's a joke going the rounds about LinkedIn, which is a kind of Facebook for corporate types. It goes like this. First man (smugly): "I'm on LinkedIn, you know?" Second man: "Really? I had no idea you were looking for a job."
Several Yuletides ago, before the novelty of camera phones had worn off, a group of us spent much of Christmas doubled up with laughter after inventing 'hand porn', where we'd photograph close ups of our hands in a way that looked anything from suggestive to explicit. It was funny at the time.
In the wake of the Instagram backlash, growing privacy concerns may spur social media companies to rethink advertising as their main source of revenue, said Rich Greenfield, an analyst at BTIG.
The former chief executive of Autonomy claimed that Hewlett-Packard was watering down the accusations it had levelled against him over the accounts filed by his old software company – and said that he had not heard from the US Department of Justice, which HP had revealed had opened an investigation into the dispute last month.
Ah, the beauty about Christmas is that stories - already rebutted - can get a second life after the holiday season.
Hewlett-Packard said the Justice Department has notified the firm that it has opened an investigation into Autonomy.
Samsung, the south Korean electronics giant, could face fines running to billions of pounds from the European commission over its attempts to use its "standard-essential" patents on 3G to ban sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad in Europe.