January 28, 2015
How do you follow the most profitable quarter in corporate history? That is the question now hanging over Apple. The popularity of larger iPhones and success in China helped Apple to post $18bn in net profit on $75bn worth of sales for the three months that ended in December, beating forecasts on almost every metric. That marks the fourth quarter in a row that Apple has burst through Wall Street’s estimates, a return to the expectation-beating...
January 28, 2015
NO AMERICAN ATM HAS EVER BEEN ROBBED WITH EXPLOSIVE GAS. THE SAME WAS TRUE IN BRITAIN — UNTIL 2013. NOW THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 90. INSIDE THE BIRTH OF A BOMB SPREE. Along the western coast of England, under a half-moon hidden by clouds, a dark Audi sports car with fabricated plates followed an empty road toward a Barclays bank. Inside were five men, dressed all in black, and their gear: crowbars, power tools, coils of flexible...
January 27, 2015
One of bitcoin’s biggest backers, billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, recently wagered about $400,000 that the digital currency will rebound from its recent plunge. Draper, who co-founded investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said in an e-mail that he bought 2,000 bitcoins for “around $200” last week. Draper, one of the biggest buyers in U.S. government auctions of bitcoin last year, is betting that the virtual...
January 26, 2015
The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa – and leapfrog the fossil fuel era.  By Tanzanian standards, Nosim Noah is not poor. A tall, handsome woman with the angular features of her fellow Masai tribe members, Ms. Noah makes a good living selling women’s and children’s clothes in the markets of this northern Tanzanian...
January 23, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday when he revealed that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on the dangers of the administration's negotiations with Iran. Coming a day after President Barack Obama threatened to veto new Iran-related sanctions legislation that he said could...
January 23, 2015
The chairman of Volans John Elkington and the B Team’s Jochen Zeitz say leaders need to do more than talk; they need to take action – fast. The B Team announces its Plan B for Business to help steer the global economy on a more sustainable course this week in Davos, Switzerland Who knows how many drafts Moses chiselled atop Mount Sinai to produce his stone tablets? But the B Team, a not-for-profit initiative...
January 22, 2015
Having become the first team to win the European Cup on ten occasions in 2014, Real Madrid has also claimed the title of world’s highest-earning club for the tenth straight year. According to Deloitte’s football money league the Spanish giants earned €549.5m ($745m) in the 2013-14 season. Aggregate annual revenues from the world’s 20 highest-earning clubs surpassed €6 billion for the first time, with ticket sales...
January 22, 2015
Real estate developer Crescent Communities in Charlotte, North Carolina, expects to sell 1,000 new homes this year across the Southeast U.S. and Texas, double the number of two years ago. “Demand is the strongest since the recession” that ended in June 2009 and stemmed from the collapse in housing, said Chief Executive Officer Todd Mansfield. “The economy is getting better and the labor market is getting...
January 22, 2015
The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, today released its fifth annual National Solar Jobs Census<http://TheSolarFoundation.org>. The Census found that the U.S. solar industry employed 173,807 Americans in 2014, a figure that includes the addition of more than 31,000 solar jobs over the previous year, representing 21.8 percent growth in solar industry employment since...
January 19, 2015
Millions of people are more than willing to pay for steady access to streaming content. Netflix counts 50 million subscribers to its online video library, and Spotify has 12.5 million listeners ponying up a monthly fee for a massive buffet of music. For magazines, however, the idea of paying a flat fee for unlimited access hasn't caught on. The idea of banding together into a Netflix of ...


Off the Wires

January 28, 2015
How do you follow the most profitable quarter in corporate history? That is the question now hanging over Apple. The popularity of larger iPhones and...
January 27, 2015
One of bitcoin’s biggest backers, billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, recently wagered about $400,000 that the digital currency will...
January 23, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday when...
January 22, 2015
Real estate developer Crescent Communities in Charlotte, North Carolina, expects to sell 1,000 new homes this year across the Southeast U...
January 19, 2015
Millions of people are more than willing to pay for steady access to streaming content. Netflix counts 50...

Value Blog

January 28, 2015
NO AMERICAN ATM HAS EVER BEEN ROBBED WITH EXPLOSIVE GAS. THE SAME WAS TRUE IN BRITAIN — UNTIL 2013. NOW THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 90....
January 26, 2015
The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa – and...
January 23, 2015
The chairman of Volans John Elkington and the B Team’s Jochen Zeitz say leaders need to do more than talk; they need to take action...
January 22, 2015
Having become the first team to win the European Cup on ten occasions in 2014, Real Madrid has also claimed the title of world’s highest-...
January 22, 2015
The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, today released its fifth annual National Solar...

Altruism Today

January 28, 2015
Boards of Directors are key to the functioning of successful nonprofits. They look out for the long-term direction and fiscal sustainability of the...
January 27, 2015
The U.S. Agency for International Development announced Monday that it has suspended one of its largest nonprofit contractors from federal work...
January 22, 2015
22 veterans and active duty military personnel commit suicide in the United States every day. K9s For Warriors wants you to know, we have a...
January 19, 2015
A few weeks ago I wrote about a problem that arises when generosity is kept neatly and conveniently aloof from the means that make...
January 16, 2015
Anyone who has hosted an online giving campaign can relate to the exhilaration that comes when the total-amount-raised tracker goes up and up...

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