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Why the backlash against egg freezing perks is ridiculous

fortune.com — Facebook and Apple last week broke new ground in the healthcare-benefits realm-and stepped perhaps unknowingly into the hypercharged women-and-work debate-when they said that they would begin covering the cost of egg freezing for women who choose to undergo the procedure.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @FortuneMagazine: "This is, in two words, totally ridiculous," @leighgallagher on the egg freezing backlash for.tn/1r3phUW

Oct 20, 2014

Why the backlash against egg freezing perks is ridiculous fortune.com/2014/10/20/bac… i like this from @leighgallagher a lot

Oct 20, 2014

RT @FortuneMagazine: "This is, in two words, totally ridiculous," @leighgallagher on the egg freezing backlash for.tn/1r3phUW

Oct 20, 2014

Nice piece. RT @leighgallagher: I froze my eggs. And think backlash against Apple/Facebook is ridiculous. for.tn/1wfXULK

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Crazy, insane start-ups are this tech investor's meat and potatoes

fortune.com — Bryan Johnson, a serial tech entrepreneur turned investor, isn't interested in finding the next buzzy start-up like messaging app Snapchat. Sure, he hopes to make money. But unlike many venture capitalists, he doesn't seek to underwrite frivolous companies whose biggest innovation is getting more people to click on ads.
Oct 20, 2014

Crazy, insane start-ups are this tech investor's meat and potatoes via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/Zylesk

Oct 20, 2014

Crazy, insane start-ups are this tech investor's meat and potatoes: fortune.com/2014/10/20/cra… via @JPManga

Oct 20, 2014

Good read from @JPManga Crazy, insane start-ups are this tech investor's meat and potatoes for.tn/Zylesk

Oct 20, 2014

Crazy, insane start-ups are this tech investor's meat and potatoes via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/Zylesk

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Facebook sues big law firm over fake 'owner' claims

fortune.com — Facebook today filed suit against global law firm DLA Piper for its representation of a man who claimed to be entitled to 50% ownership in the social network. The complaint was filed in New York Supreme Court, and accuses DLA Piper and several other law firms of malicious prosecution and collusion with the intent to...
Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

Facebook sues big law firm over fake 'owner' claims via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1wrucok

Oct 20, 2014

2011. lawyer in $FB case: Anyone who claims case is fraudulent will regret claims. Now: lawyer sued bc case = fraud fortune.com/2014/10/20/fac…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @rparloff: #Facebook sues DLA Piper, Milberg, ex-NYS AG Vacco & other firms who represented guy who claimed to co-own $FB http://t.co/yU…

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China's GDP growth slows to 5-year low, but that's OK

fortune.com — China's gross domestic product growth fell to 7.3% in the third quarter, a nice surprise for analysts expecting the figure to be 7.2% but still the slowest rate since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009. The news sent Asian stocks lower on Monday, but not for the reason you might expect.
Oct 21, 2014

China economy grew at its slowest rate in 5 years in 3Q, but that's OK - buff.ly/1FvCcbS

Christophe de Margerie, face of French business, dies in plane crash

fortune.com — Christophe de Margerie, chairman and chief executive of French oil and gas giant Total SA , has died in a plane crash at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, authorities said Tuesday. The larger-than-life de Margerie, 63, was on his way back from a meeting between foreign investors and the Russian government when his Dassault executive jet hit a snowplow, killing him and the three crew members on board.
Oct 21, 2014

#Total CEO Christophe de #Margerie, the face of French business, dies in Moscow plane crash - buff.ly/1DvEtlA

How profitable is insider trading, anyway?

fortune.com — It recent years, it seems like another high-profile insider trading case finds its way into the headlines every few months or so. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara-who patrols the Southern District of New York-has made stamping out insider trading a priority. So why, after years of news of stiff sentences for offenders, are new fraudsters cropping up, risking years in prison?

As Sears shrinks, it takes on a new role: Landlord

fortune.com — Sears Holdings' efforts to fix its finances have led it to adopt a new role: landlord to other retailers. The struggling department store chain, which has made some big moves lately to raise hundreds of millions in cash, is leasing space at seven of its most desirable locations to up-and-coming British retailer Primark as that low-price, fast fashion chain looks to expand outside of Europe with its first U.S.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @philwahba: As Sears shrinks, space is freed up for growing retailers like Primark @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1r1wipo leasing space to others $SHLD

Oct 20, 2014

As Sears shrinks, space is freed up for growing retailers like Primark @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1r1wipo leasing space to others $SHLD

Thriving in an Amazon world

fortune.com — Don't tell Sharon Anderson Wright that bookstores are a dying industry. The 56-year-old CEO of Half Price Books took a disorganized collection of stores co-founded by her mom-they started by selling used paperbacks and hardcovers out of a dingy former laundromat-and transformed the operation into a chain that is defying a seemingly inexorable tide.
Oct 20, 2014

This is a fascinating story about one of my favorite places to spend an afternoon: Half Price Books. fortune.com/2014/09/18/thr…

Oct 20, 2014

Half Price Books - still awesome, even in the post-Amazon world - fortune.com/2014/09/18/thr…

Private equity secrecy, revisited

fortune.com — Gretchen Morgenson yesterday wrote a big piece for The New York Times about private equity, essentially arguing that its endemic secrecy does not comport with its reliance on public pension investors.

DOUBLECLICK INTERNET ADVERTISING - July 8, 1996

archive.fortune.com — (FORTUNE Magazine) - NEW YORK CITY Founded 1996 Revs.: $10 million (est.) Employees: 25 Private www.doubleclick.net You sign on to your favorite Website and voila!--up pops an ad for Happy Times Cruise Lines. "Escape the Northeast winter blues with Happy Times," beckons the ad. "Click here to find out about our exciting executive promotion."
Oct 20, 2014

"An advertising broker that serves both companies with Websites and advertisers looking to reach Webheads" archive.fortune.com/magazines/fort…

Oct 20, 2014

Early article on ad targeting: "How do they know that? Whoever they are." archive.fortune.com/magazines/fort…