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Wall Street Journal's Business Editor. Running coverage including tech, media, health, resources, retail, transport and beyond. Kentuckian.

Google: The $400 Billion Epistle

Want a Better Company? Blow Up Your IT Department First

linkedin.com — If you're in a business big or small, this column by the WSJ's new tech columnist, Christopher Mims, is worth a read this morning. Let Staff Go Rogue on Tech As Chris notes, companies are desperately trying to contain their employees' use of "rogue tech" -- the passel of cloud-based tech services now used for sharing documents, storing data, and even interacting with customers.

Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom?

online.wsj.com — Start with exotic Nazi technology, take a detour with South African apartheidists, and add a bit role for Iranian imams. What you have is-what else? -one of the most improbable and important American business stories of the past decade.

Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom?

finance.yahoo.com — It's the tale of a company called Sasol, the former South African state oil company, which is embarking on what could be the single-largest foreign investment project in U.S. history. Sasol is building a 3,034-acre energy complex near a bayou in Lake Charles, La.

Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom?

online.wsj.com — Start with exotic Nazi technology, take a detour with South African apartheidists, and add a bit role for Iranian imams. What you have is-what else?-one of the most improbable and important American business stories of the past decade.

Activists Wept for There Were No More Worlds to Conquer

online.wsj.com — "Shareholder value," once a guiding principle, has turned into a brittle orthodoxy for CEOs and directors. Investor activists made this so. By persistent menace and frequent success, their agenda-buybacks and dividends, cost-cutting and tax gambits-has hardened into the default boardroom agenda, too.

Kentucky vs. Louisville: Calipari's 'Death Star' Moves Into Position

online.wsj.com — I'm going to be sick. Kentucky can very easily win this game. It's been another glorious year for my lifelong sports love, the 31-5 University of LouisvilleCardinals. This season has been especially sweet because of the struggles of Louisville's archrival, the Nike mannequins known as the Kentucky Wildcats.

I Thought Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Was Crazy. Then I Did Some Math.

marketwatch.com — Not just crazy. Crazytown. Nearly $19 billion for a company that had $20 million in sales last year? Like nearly everyone, my initial reaction to Facebook 's whopper of a WhatsApp deal was disbelief bordering on laughter. Then I turned my heart off and turned my spreadsheet on.

I Thought Facebook's WhatsApp Deal Was Crazy. Then I Did Some Math.

online.wsj.com — Not just crazy. Crazytown. Nearly $19 billion for a company that had $20 million in sales last year? Like nearly everyone, my initial reaction to Facebook's whopper of a WhatsApp deal was disbelief bordering on laughter. Then I turned my heart off and turned my spreadsheet on.

GE Vice Chairman Sees Strong Global Growth Potential

online.wsj.com — DAVOS, Switzerland-General Electric Co. vice chairman John G. Rice said that the global economy "was getting better, not worse," and that beneath lower growth expectations for emerging markets "there was tremendous underlying demand for infrastructure." In a private interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr. Rice touched on an array of topics related to GE and its substantial operations in developing...
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Oct 23, 2014

It took 90 days for China's Alibaba to earn $1.99 billion, more than Amazon has made over the past 20 years. pic.twitter.com/kP5fcInS4V

Oct 21, 2014

Here is the latest want ad for Amazon warehouse jobs. Be comfortable shifting into "umpteenth gear." pic.twitter.com/aSEpwG8QSM

Oct 20, 2014

Who needs humans when you have machines? Facebook (7,185 employees) is now worth 20% more than IBM (431,000 workers) pic.twitter.com/UVHuZSy0PK

Oct 15, 2014

There was 9/11. There was Lehman Bros. And then there was Oct. 15, 2014. The bond market never moves likes this: pic.twitter.com/S1U4QE3WvR

Oct 15, 2014

October 15, 2014: The day Cable TV died. HBO will launch Web-only streaming service, bypassing cable companies. pic.twitter.com/Gy47VGvhm4

Oct 14, 2014

Apple wants to keep secret its dealings with now-bankrupt sapphire-maker GT. WSJ just filed court motion to unseal. twitdoc.com/3E83

Oct 09, 2014

These 59 companies are the most valuable start-ups on Earth. How many do you recognize? bit.ly/10RvOff pic.twitter.com/Oy0tKFq6O2

Oct 08, 2014

@gino Yes, I hear you. But saying venture-backed companies somehow loses the punchline. And, most of them ARE pretty young.

Oct 08, 2014

These 59 companies are the most valuable start-ups on Earth. How many do you recognize? bit.ly/10RvOff pic.twitter.com/Oy0tKFq6O2

Sep 19, 2014

To keep things in perspective: Alibaba's forward price-to-earnings ratio is a bone-rattling 225. Amazon? 232 times.

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