Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

Amazing Coincidence?

Or simply a reflection of endemic institutional fraud throughout America? The three articles referenced below appeared in My Google Reader inbox today, prompting these thoughts. First, we have the AJC reporting that Fulton County has inflated housing values for tax collection. “Morris filed suit against the Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors, alleging the county […]

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Wall Street’s Demise

This Fortune/CNNMoney article sums up concisely how Wall Street arrived at its logical end – it’s what happens when the Masters of the Universe play the “game” with other peoples’ money instead of their own.

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Squarespace

NewGround’s web site, including this blog, is created within a web-based application developed and hosted by a company named Squarespace.  This service, in my mind, would best be described as a Web 2.0 Content Management System (CMS).  From a business perspective, I believe the Squarespace service offering represents a great value proposition.  For $20/month, we […]

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Business Development 2.0

According to a veteran IT venture capitalist and current Web 2.0 investor, the Web 2.0 phenomenon is producing changes in the job description for "business development"  Fred says:   But the job of a business development executive is changing. You have to be more product focused, more technical, and focus on making deals where there […]

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Lots of Lessons

Tom Evslin discusses Yahoo’s purchase of del.icio.us and touches on several issues of interest and/ or lessons to be learned.  First, he uses this deal as an example to put down the the notion that a company must be built to generate earnings/cash flow in order to create value.  Tom says: Even if Joshua and […]

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Easy Money?

Fred Wilson comments on a journalist’s observation that we are about to enter "the most furious investing cycle in history" due to the vast amounts of cash raised by VC funds in 1999-2000 that their partnership agreements require them to soon use (invest) or lose (return to limited partners along with management fees that pay […]

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Financial Supply Chain

While wandering the Web, I stumbled across a company, Prime Revenue, that offers to optimize the "financial supply chain" of its customers.  PrimeRevenue is the key to a financially optimized supply chain.  For Buyers and Suppliers. Our program is an innovative and unparalleled solution that brings the benefits of information technology to the financial supply […]

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Business Related, for a Change!

Time to blog about something else besides politics.  EuroTelcoblog opines that Internet and web publishing technologies are evolving in a manner that suggests a new Web-based investment research platform will surface to replace the obviously dysfunctional and outdated one provided by the investment banks. "the message is pretty clear to me: eventually, and probably sooner […]

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