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Alibaba IPO: It’s official-Wall Street wins, you will lose

fortune.com — It's official. Alibaba's IPO pop was stupendous, Wall Street's favorite clients get billions of dollars in found money, investment banks will pocket billions from those grateful clients for orchestrating the windfall, and the owners who let it happen should be thoroughly ashamed.
Sep 19, 2014

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Sep 19, 2014

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Sep 19, 2014

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Sep 19, 2014

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My job interview with Larry Ellison

fortune.com — I don't remember a lot of details. It was November 1986. I had just finished a graduate degree in computer science at Stanford University, where I had specialized software development. I was looking for a job. There was no LinkedIn back then.
Sep 19, 2014

This is really good from @mhelft, on his early job interview with Larry Ellison. fortune.com/2014/09/19/my-…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @jessiwrites: My job interview with Larry Ellison: In which @mhelft desribes the guy as AFFABLE. really. ow.ly/BHL8l

Sep 19, 2014

RT @jessiwrites: My job interview with Larry Ellison: In which @mhelft desribes the guy as AFFABLE. really. ow.ly/BHL8l

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Microsoft to 5th-grader: We’ll make Minecraft better

fortune.com — Young journalists can make a difference these days, it seems. Last week we published a letter from a devoted Minecraft fan who voiced her concerns about the game (and the studio that developed it, Mojang) becoming a Microsoft property.
Sep 19, 2014

Great letter from Xbox boss @XboxP3 replying to a 10-year-old Minecraft fan. fortune.com/2014/09/19/mic…

Sep 19, 2014

Awesome! Microsoft to 5th-grader: We’ll make Minecraft better via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1BQrha9 @jenrein

Sep 19, 2014

Dear Sabrina...Microsoft responds to our resident 10 year-old reporter's concerns about screwing up Minecraft. fortune.com/2014/09/19/mic…

Sep 19, 2014

Microsoft execs responds to 5th-grader (and daughter of @Fortunemagazine editor): We’ll make Minecraft better for.tn/1BQrha9

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on leadership, challenges, and reinvention

fortune.com — When Virginia Rometty became chief executive of IBM in 2012, she took control of a company that was took in more than $100 billion in annual revenue but was clearly facing an existential crisis as rapidly rising cloud computing technology threatened its core businesses.
Sep 19, 2014

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Sep 19, 2014

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Millennials have big faith in big business. Surprised?

fortune.com — Millennials are lazy, cynical, entitled, and distrusting of institutions, including large corporations, right? Maybe not. There are plenty of widely held beliefs about the characteristics that define the Millennial generation (typically demarcated as those born between 1980 and 2000).
Sep 19, 2014

Millennials look to big business, not govt., to solve problems. @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1tYX1c4

Family spirit: Alex Ricard's plans for liquor giant Pernod Ricard

fortune.com — Alexandre Ricard has waited to run his family's spirits business for practically all of his 42 years. In February 2015, the Frenchman will take the reins as CEO and chairman of Pernod Ricard, the $10.8 billion distiller and owner of marquee brands like Absolut, Chivas Regal, and Jameson.

On Alibaba's big day, Jack Ma is an $18 billion winner

fortune.com — With Alibaba's first big day on the New York Stock Exchange come and gone, the dust has settled leaving CEO Jack Ma with $18 billion - on paper, at least. Ma, who founded the company in his apartment in Hangzhou 15 years ago, was worth $13 billion as of Thursday when shares were priced at $68.

Dow closes at another record high on a day dominated by Alibaba

fortune.com — The Dow Jones industrial average closed at yet another record high on Friday, a day dominated by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's making a blockbuster showing on its first day of trading. The Dow closed up 13.75 points, or 0.1%, at 17,279.7.
Sep 19, 2014

The Dow closes at a record high on a day dominated by Alibaba. It's the third straight high and 18th for the year. fortune.com/2014/09/19/dow…

Trump: Wind energy support hurt Scottish independence movement

fortune.com — There's been a lot of talk today about why exactly the people of Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom instead of becoming an independent country: Was it patriotism? Concerns about national security? Or an unclear vision for the future monetary policy of an independent Scotland?

Alibaba's IPO: Nasdaq vs. NYSE

fortune.com — Fortune's Stephen Gandel asks New York Stock Exchange President, Thomas Farley, about how they won the bid for Alibaba's IPO.
Sep 19, 2014

Alibaba IPO is a huge win for @nyse Fortune's @stephengandel talked with them about how they snagged it fortune.com/video/2014/09/…

Sep 19, 2014

NYSE president explains how his exchange won the $BABA business for.tn/1s90G70