Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”

Updated August 13, 2009

Premium Lock For entrepreneur Neal Page, ‘yet another great day’

Neal Page A tribute: Family, friends, colleagues say good-bye to a technology pioneer whose favorite saying (YAGD) captured his attitude about life even in the final days of a battle with cancer.

August 10, 2009

Premium Lock Should the Federal Reserve be changed?

Should Fed be changed? Analysis: There is a move in Congress to increase legislative oversight of the Fed’s operations. Some in Congress and in the country even want to abolish the Fed. But at the other end of the spectrum, many economists say it was only the quick and decisive actions of the Fed in the last year that saved the country from a financial meltdown and another ‘great’ depression.

Updated August 10, 2009

Premium Lock Bloody waters – Lessons learned from swimming in the 'Shark Tank'

The Angel Connection: Cary's Kevin Flannery doesn't get an offer in premier of investor vs. entrepreneur reality show. The very hyped first episode demonstrates many rights and wrongs in fundraising and starting a new business.

Investors can be sharks Investors can be sharks

Updated August 7, 2009

Premium Lock X doesn't mark the spot for new Sony Walkman success

The Walkman X Review: Thirty years after revolutionizing portable music with the Walkman for playing cassette tapes, Sony is trying to master the digital media player with the X Series Walkman.

Updated August 3, 2009

Premium Lock Outsourcing benefits U.S. workers, too

Vivek Wadhwa Analysis: Many companies are hiring temporary and contract workers in the U.S. at a faster clip than they're sending jobs to India and other overseas locations

Updated July 31, 2009

Premium Lock Nortel, Sprint deals establish Ericsson as ‘formidable competitor’

Ericsson Analysis: Acquisition of Nortel assets and managed services deal with Sprint establish beachhead for Ericsson in North America wireless business.

Updated July 31, 2009

Premium Lock Economic stimulus fund to flow to businesses: Grant and research programs open taps

Federal funds come with strings Analysis: As money becomes available, is your company or organization prepared to face reporting and compliance requirements if you secure funding?

Updated July 30, 2009

Premium Lock IPOs and angels – Both often add value to march toward Wall Street exit

Venture capital The Angel Connection: While firms going public are largely backed by venture capital, those with angel backers can often get to the exit more quickly, report says.

Updated July 29, 2009

Premium Lock Bing! Microsoft teaming with Yahoo – Best shot to challenge Google

Microsoft's search engine Bing Analysis: This deal is a clear win for Microsoft, which receives the search volume it needs, without the risk and expense of a full acquisition of Yahoo!, all for a fraction of the proposed acquisition price.

Updated July 28, 2009

Premium Lock IBM’s acquisition of SPSS, Ounce are signs of things to come

SPSS to become part of IBM Analysis: Big Blue uses some of its billions in cash in deals made Tuesday for data analytics firm SPSS and security software company Ounce. IBM still has lots of money left to invest. Look for more deals topping $1 billion this year.

Updated July 24, 2009

Premium Lock Independence lives: Small business owners don’t need stimulus money

Bill Warner The Angel Connection: In a new survey, these entrepreneurs are again demonstrating why they are the heart of America's economy. They rely on their own bootstraps.

Updated July 24, 2009

Premium Lock Economic rebound? Expect a slow one, plus 12% unemployment in N.C.

Reocvery will be slow, economist says Analysis: The recovery from the current recession will be slower but some growth will begin this quarter, says N.C. Bankers Association economist Harry Davis. However, N.C. unemployment will continue to increase.

Updated July 23, 2009

Premium Lock Miss deferred compensation compliance deadline? You still may be able to fix documents, avoid triple tax if you act quickly

IRS TechLaw: As of January 1, 2009, documents containing deferred compensation must include "magic language" to avoid the adverse tax consequences of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Although the IRS has not provided any relief to taxpayers who missed the deadline, you still may have a limited opportunity to comply.

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