All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mark Cuban’

Mark Cuban: Brittney Griner Draft A Possibility

Entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he would be willing to draft Baylor women’s basketball star Brittney Griner if she’s the best available player at the Mavs’ spot. ESPN quotes Cuban: “If she is the best on the board, I will take her,” Cuban said before the Mavs’ Tuesday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers. “I’ve thought …

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Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization that champions the public intrest in digital rights battles, today announced that it has received two huge donations from very different entrepreneurs. Mark Cuban and Markus “Notch” Persson have each donated $250,000 dollars toward the EFF’s goal of reforming software patent laws. Cuban is the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and …

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Will Brands Shift Focus Away From Facebook?

Facebook is a public company. Perhaps you’ve heard. For years, the social network has been a tremendous way for businesses to promote themselves and their products and services to customers and prospects for free, by way of Facebook Pages. There has been quite a bit of controversy, especially in recent weeks, about how many of a Page’s updates are making …

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Mark Cuban Admits He Lost Money on Facebook

On the eve of Facebook’s big IPO, Mark Cuban predicted that the public offering could be the “most important” in history – but not for the reasons you might think. Cuban thought brand excitement would bring in retail investors who wouldn’t read the prospectus, and would then be chewed up by high frequency/algorithmic traders, who would “attack this stock like …

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Mark Cuban Admits He Was Wrong About Facebook

Mark Cuban, who has been a steadfast supporter of Facebook throughout the IPO process, and an investor who purchased 150,000 shares of the company, is coming forward today to say he was wrong about the company. He has decided to sell off his huge collection of Facebook shares and is now saying it just isn’t a good investment. Ouch! That …

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Why Facebook Isn’t a Bad Investment for Everyone

Back on the 12th of June, Harvard Business Review (HBR) published an article explaining how so many investors were enticed by Facebook’s public offering and why it wasn’t a good idea, according to their principals of investment, to jump on the investment. The first point they raise involves small investors, and the mentality they took when evaluating the investment. According …

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Mark Cuban Informs You About Facebook

Mark Cuban, financial guru, is known for his candid and sometimes contradictory financial (or life) advice. Typically I enjoy his commentary because he likes to cut right to the core of a topic and clear the air of the convoluted bullshit that sometimes surrounds financial arguments. In this case, he swats down some non-sense about what plagued the Facebook IPO …

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Facebook’s “Likers Gonna Like” Poster

Facebook’s Toronto platform strategy team member Sachin Monga snapped a photo of a new printout adorning the wall of his office, set to remind employees that likers gonna like, as the social network files its IPO. The sentiment can also likely be applied to Facebook’s Timeline, which has more than a few haters. The new poster comes after previous motivational …

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Facebook IPO May Be The Most Important in History, Says Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has a new op-ed published at Business Insider in which he declares the Facebook initial public offering (IPO) the most important IPO in history. He bases this on two different premises. One, that the huge popularity of the Facebook brand will lure retail investors back to Wall Street, meaning a large …

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Mark Cuban: Heavily Invested In Patent Law Reform

Shark Tank investor and American business guru, Mark Cuban recently bought up big stock in Vringo, a company currently engaged in a sizable patent lawsuit with Google and several other tech firms. He owns about 7% of the company and has already seen the stock prices rise. This past March Vringo merged with patent troll Innovate/protect who also owned a …

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Mark Cuban Becomes Largest Holder of Vringo Stock and Shares Triple

Mark Cuban purchased Vringo stock shortly after pushing Lamar Odom out of his life. Vringo is a Delaware corporation that was founded in 2006 by entrepreneur and venture capitalist Jonathan Medved and mobile software specialist David Goldfarb. The company provides software platforms for mobile social and mobile video services. According to data from FactSet Research Cuban now owns more than …

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Lamar Odom Reduced to “Inactive” Status After Clash With Mark Cuban

We reported to you earlier that Mavericks fans became fed up with Lamar Odom and that he disbanded from the team a few days ago. Odom is currently listed as “inactive” which means that he is still eleigible for an $8.2 million paycheck if he isn’t traded by the end of June. The decision for the break between Odom and …

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