4 Types of Investments You Should Be Considering

It’s no secret that you should diversify when it comes to investments. Take a look at different types of investments below.

Groupon Grabs $250M Investment, Comcast Partnership

Groupon announced that it has secured a new $250 million investment from independent private company Atairos, which supports growth-oriented businesses. Michael Angelakis, Chairman and CEO of Atairos, will also join Groupon’s Board of Directors. Atairos laucnhed earlier this year with…

Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation

Yahoo is one of the backers that’s ready to throw out a funding round that values Snapchat at $10 billion, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal quotes the all-knowing and omnipresent “people familiar with the matter”, who claim that…

Google Announces Google Capital Investment Fund For Growth-Stage Businesses

Google announced the launch of a new growth equity fund called Google Capital. It’s backed by the company, and led by partners David Lawee, Scott Tierney and Gene Frantz. Google describes the fund as a growth-stage business counterpart to Google…

Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Acquires Location Data for Bing, Windows

Foursquare has just received a cash injection from Microsoft, and Microsoft products will soon sport billions of Foursquare data points. The two companies have just announced a strategic partnership that will see Windows OS, as well as Bing, receive location…

Bill Gates’ Tops Forbes 400 Again, Grows Even Wealthier

The old cliche, “Money makes money,” is quite factual when it comes to billionaire business magnate, Bill Gates. The man just keeps getting richer with time. Topping the Forbes’ 400 list for the 20th consecutive year, Gates has been deemed…

Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize

Foursquare has announced that the company has secured $41 million in funding from private equity firm Silver Lake Waterman, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures. CEO Dennis Crowley announced the…

Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster

Earlier this year, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss started Winklevoss Capital, their own private venture capital firm. Shortly after that, the two purchased an $18 million, 8,000 sq ft mansion in Los Angeles, reportedly signifying an expansion of the firm to…

Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into Divya Narendra’s SumZero

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have put their hands into another social network, but this one doesn’t involve likes, pokes, or any photos of obscure friends’ babies. The Winklevii, best known for the part they played in the creation of Facebook…

Facebook Backs Asian Underwater High-Speed Cable Initiative

Facebook has invested in a project to help boost internet speed and availability to nearly a dozen Asia-Pacific countries, according to the BBC. The Asia Pacific Gateway project, which was finalized in December fo 2011, is working to build a…

Facebook Underwriters Unsure About Q2 Performance

Estimates of Facebook’s second quarter financial performance are starting to pour in, and not surprisingly, the social network’s lead underwriters are predicting some of the lowest numbers. The general estimation for Facebook revenue comes in at around $1.16 billion and…

LivingSocial Not Going Public Anytime Soon

In light of the totally botched Facebook IPO, it’s no wonder many tech companies are in no hurry to go public. According to LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy, you can add LivingSocial to that list. Despite recent losses for the company,…

Google Stock Split Ensures Continued Control

Yesterday, at Google’s annual shareholders meeting, a decision to split stock and introduce a new class of non-voting stock was approved. The good news for the company’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, they maintain their majority 56 percent voting…

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…

Nasdaq Glitch Blamed for Facebook’s Abysmal IPO Performance

As we reported on Friday, Nasdaq is getting the blame for Facebook’s botched IPO launch and the subsequent poor trading performance in the days that followed. The remarks come from a court filing by Facebook and Morgan Stanley who seek…

Groupon Gets an Upgrade by Morgan Stanley Analyst from Equal Weight to Overweight

Groupon shares are on the rise this morning as after Morgan Stanley analyst, Scott Devitt, raised the company’s status from Equal Weight to Overweight. Despite closing just above $10 per share on Friday, early morning trading reached as high as…

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…

Facebook Blames Nasdaq and Wants to Consolidate IPO Investor Lawsuits

The one month anniversary of Facebook’s much anticipated initial public offering is close at hand, and the social networking giant has yet to address investor concern or the countless lawsuits which have been filed against the Nasdaq, Mark Zuckerberg, or…

Apple’s Decision to Go with TomTom Spurs Stock Explosion Killing Competitors

If you were following our coverage of the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, you know that Apple revealed some great new innovations including the Beta version of iOS6, released to developers last night. Those familiar with the previous version will…

UBS Lost $350 Million on Facebook IPO Trades

Earlier this week we reported that the Nasdaq stock exchange had set aside $40 million to compensate investors who were hurt financially by the computer glitch that plagued Facebook trading early on during the IPO launch. You might recall, the…