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Tracking Beacons: Unregulated And Coming To A Store, Stadium Or Airport Near You — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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, Procter & Gamble or Facebook Inc.

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

Alibaba Sets IPO Price At $68, At High End Of Expected Range — Alibaba Holdings Ltd., the Chinese e-commerce giant founded by entrepreneur Jack Ma, priced its shares Thursday at $68 per share, at the high end of the expected range of $66 to $68 and setting up what is expected to be the biggest IPO in history. The price values Alibaba at almost $168 billion.

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma Gets His Close-up; How Will He Handle Wall Street Scrutiny? — By now, Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma's story is the stuff of business legend. He's a former English teacher who founded the company in his Hangzhou apartment in 1999 and then almost lost it when the first Internet bubble burst in 2002. His company dominates e-commerce in China, but he doesn't much care for technology.
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Oct 21, 2014

@mathewi @KevGentzel has his work cut out for him. competing in static pot with much shinier objects

Oct 21, 2014

wow RT @businessinsider: Bloomberg Hires BI Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal To Host New TV Show by @nichcarlson

Oct 21, 2014

Yahoo display business down another 5%. How is that possible?

Oct 21, 2014

@eviltomthai @penryprice its 4pm. is linkedin a billion dollar ad business yet?

Oct 21, 2014

@vindugoel my guess is disinterest in 78% of what the merc covers, which is isn't tech

Oct 21, 2014

YouTube Plays Itself On ‘Homeland,’ But Product Placements Are A Touchy Subject tip @mediagazer…

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