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World Series Game 7 Could Save Fox Broadcasting From Lowest-Rated Series In History

ibtimes.com — Call it a comeback. Not just by the Kansas City Royals, which forced a 7th and deciding game for the World Series Wednesday night, but also for the Fox Broadcasting Network, which was facing what could be the lowest-rated series in TV history.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Courts China By Giving Public Interview, In Mandarin

ibtimes.com — Facebook has been banned in China since 2009, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg is determined to make inroads in the country with the world's largest Internet population. On Monday, Zuckerberg was appointed to the board of the prestigious Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. And on Wednesday he did a 30-minute public Q&A entirely in Mandarin.

Tracking Beacons: Unregulated And Coming To A Store, Stadium Or Airport Near You

ibtimes.com — They're ubiquitous, unregulated and coming to a location near you. Tracking beacons, little wireless sensors that tell apps in your smartphone that you're nearby, are making their way into retailers, supermarkets, museums, drug stores, sports stadiums and all manner of public places, part of a complex infrastructure of tracking hardware and software designed to influence shopping behavior in real time.

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Can AOL Save Yahoo? In About-Face, Activist Hedge Fund Starboard Says, Yes

ibtimes.com — In 2012, Starboard Value CEO Jeffrey C. Smith thought AOL was so poorly-run he mounted a proxy fight to land three candidates on AOL's board. Two years later, Smith thinks AOL is so well run that it represents Yahoo's best chance to return value to shareholders.

Facebook Readies 'People Targeting' To Take On Google In Advertising

ibtimes.com — Until now, Facebook's ad business has remained largely on Facebook. But that's about to change this fall: The company is planning to use data within Facebook profiles to target ads across the Web in what it calls "people targeting," published reports indicate.

Gold iPhone 6 Selling As High As $4,128 In Beijing Stores

ibtimes.com — Apple hasn't yet launched the iPhone 6 in China, but you can buy one there in coveted gold with 128 gigs of memory if you're willing to part with 25,800 yuan (about $4,128). You can see here from photos taken at an "Apple Experience" store Sunday in an upscale mall in the Shigingshan District of Beijing that the iPhone 6 is available -- and expensive.

Alibaba's Big Winners: Underwriting Banks, Jack Ma And NYSE

ibtimes.com — Now that the dust has cleared on the Alibaba Holdings Ltd. IPO, some perspective: the Chinese e-commerce giant is now worth $230 billion making it the fourth-largest tech company in the world behind Apple, Google and Microsoft, by market cap.

Alibaba Shares Debut At $92.70; Chinese E-Commerce Giant More Valuable Than Facebook, Amazon

ibtimes.com — Shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Holdings Ltd. opened trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $92.70, 36 percent percent higher than its IPO price, making the Hangzhou-based firm more valuable than Amazon.com, Procter & Gamble or Facebook Inc.

Alibaba Shares Expected To Start Trading 23% Higher Than Offering Price

ibtimes.com — Shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Holdings Ltd. are expected to jump at least 23 percent when it starts trading later today on the New York Stock Exchange. Reuters reported that orders for shares of Alibaba, which will trade under the ticker symbol BABA, are coming in at $84 to $87 a share, 23 percent higher than the $68 IPO price.
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After Losing China To Xiaomi, Samsung Needs A ‘Killer’ $100 Smartphone To Retain Lead In India ibtimes.com/after-losing-c…

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Weather Channel Issues Statement On Climate Change After Co-Founder Outs Himself As A Skeptic @mariagallucci ibtimes.com/weather-channe…

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Tim Cook: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me. buswk.co/1yJeXGS via @BW



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