Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Groupon IPO Shares Pop 40% On First Trade, Debuts At $28 With A $17.8B Market Cap — After some timing drama, daily deal site Groupon finally has begun trading on the NASDAQ this morning, in the most hotly anticipated and largest Internet company IPO since Google.
Discussion: Mercury News, DealBook, Business Insider, VentureBeat, @erickschonfeld, @pkafka, Pulse2, PE Hub Blog, Softpedia News, NBC Bay Area, @alexia, VatorNews, The Register, parislemon, Reuters, DealBook, AllThingsD, Digital Trends, WebProNews, Reuters, Gawker, Marketing Pilgrim, Between the Lines Blog, Social Markets, Fortune, ReadWriteWeb, NBC Bay Area and Betabeat
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook: Groupon Shares Rise Sharply After I.P.O.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: GROUPON STARTS TRADING AT $28
Chikodi Chima / VentureBeat: Groupon's best deal yet: stock jumps 40% to $28 in IPO
Erick Schonfeld / @erickschonfeld: Is the GRPN pop already over? Stock is slipping to $26. Lay your bets on where it will end the day
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Obama insists on stepping in front of camera during GROUPON IPO. Like he's the President or something.
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Groupon Opens Up IPO Trading At $28
Olsen Ebright / NBC Bay Area: Groupon's Bay Area Connection
Alexia Tsotsis / @alexia: Never, in my art student days, did I think I'd be waking up at 6am to cover an IPO. Didn't even know what an IPO was http://t.co/QaSOK6AV
Faith Merino / VatorNews: Groupon surges 30% to close at $26 on first trading day
Brid-Aine Parnell / The Register: Groupon shares soar, adds $2.7bn in two hours
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook: In an I.P.O., a Clamor for Groupon's Deal
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD: And They're Off! Groupon IPOs With a Pop.
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Groupon IPO Raises $700 Million, Priced At $20 A Share
Adrian Chen / Gawker: The Groupon IPO Feeding Frenzy Begins
Frank Reed / Marketing Pilgrim: Striking While the Iron Is Still Hot, Groupon Set To Go Public Today
Tomio Geron / Social Markets: Groupon IPO Prices 35M Shares At $20 Each: Report
Dan Primack / Fortune: No discount: Groupon prices IPO
Alicia Eler / ReadWriteWeb: Groupon IPO Prices Shares at $20
Mike Anderson / NBC Bay Area: Groupon Prices Public Offering at $20 a Share
Foster Kamer / Betabeat: Breaking: Groupon (GRPN) IPO Goes For $20, Naysayers Currently Snacking on Crow Cookies
Lynn Cowan / Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Closes Up 31% — Daily deals site Groupon Inc. closed at $26.11 a share in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq, up 30.6% from its initial-public-offering price of $20. — “This is good. This IPO sends a clear signal to the people at Zynga and Facebook.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TechFlash, AllThingsD, internetnews.com, Chicago Tribune, Deal Journal, The New Persuaders, Digits, Business Wire and Business Week
Alicia Eler / ReadWriteWeb: Groupon's IPO Is Not Made of Golden Fertilizer
Aislyn Greene / TechFlash: All eyes on Groupon at close of Wall Street debut
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD: Groupon's IPO Much Ado About Nothing?
Sean Michael Kerner / internetnews.com: Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week
Wailin Wong / Chicago Tribune: Groupon shares soar 31% in Nasdaq debut
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Groupon Who? Meet Today's ‘Other’ IPO
Mark Gimein / Business Week: Groupon, Beware: Of 25 Hot IPOs, 20 Tanked Later
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
All the Groupon IPO really proves is that the bubble is back — After a wave of reports that Groupon would have to drop the price on its initial public offering or even cancel it altogether because of skepticism about the company and its business model, the pendulum of optimism swung back again …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, Epicenter, Money & Company, News Desk, @ajkeen, Fortune, Betabeat, @hblodget, GeekWire, Between the Lines Blog, Computerworld, Business Insider and Gawker
Lawrence Aragon / PE Hub Blog: Here's How VCs Did on Groupon Investment of ‘Like a Billion Dollars’
Nathaniel Popper / Money & Company: Groupon IPO: Shares surge on first day of trading
Nicholas Thompson / News Desk: The Groupon Groove — It's a big corporation with greedy founders.
Andrew Keen / @ajkeen: Groupon + Greece = RT @gmanolatos: Greekon.
Dan Mitchell / Fortune: Groupon IPO is hot, but its business prospects? Not.
Foster Kamer / Betabeat: The Groupon (GRPN) IPO Day 1 Liveblog!
Henry Blodget / @hblodget: I'll confess that the one thing that makes me think Groupon might be a buy is the smug conviction that it's obviously a “bubble”
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Groupon IPO: Is this the next Amazon.com or Pets.com?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog: Groupon's IPO: The numbers to know
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Groupon To Price At $20 Tomorrow
Ryan Tate / Gawker: The Groupon IPO Will Be Huge (God Help Us)
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
GROUPON (GRPN): Is Groupon Stock Overvalued?
GROUPON (GRPN): Is Groupon Stock Overvalued?
Discussion: paidContent, GigaOM Pro and Deal Journal
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent: Updated: The Deal Is On! Groupon Gets $700 Million IPO, Stock Up 31 Percent
Paul Sweeting / GigaOM Pro: Groupon shares off to a flying start
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal: Groupon Is the Biggest Internet IPO Since Google
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
U.S. Cellular: We said no to Apple's iPhone — U.S. Cellular turned down Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone because it did not make sense for the company economically, CEO Mary Dillon said on the company's third-quarter earnings conference call. — Dillon said that the carrier had the opportunity …
Discussion: PC Magazine, BGR, The Next Web, MacRumors, iDownloadBlog.com, TUAW, The Verge, GottaBeMobile, IntoMobile, Edible Apple, Engadget, Gizmodo, 9to5Mac, iLounge and iClarified
Todd Haselton / BGR: U.S. Cellular refused to sell iPhone citing ‘unacceptable’ terms
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: U.S. Cellular won't carry the iPhone, as Apple's terms were ‘unacceptable’
Chris Rawson / TUAW: US Cellular refused iPhone, citing ‘unacceptable’ terms
K. T. Bradford / GottaBeMobile: U.S. Cellular Rejects iPhone 4S - Apple's Terms Present Unacceptable Risk
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: U.S. Cellular passed on the iPhone
Brad Molen / Engadget: US Cellular: we don't need no stinkin' iPhone
Roberto Baldwin / Gizmodo: US Cellular Said No to iPhone 4S and Giant Buckets of Money
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: U.S. Cellular passed on iPhone 4S over “unacceptable” terms from Apple
Charles Starrett / iLounge: U.S. Cellular declined iPhone due to ‘unacceptable’ terms
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Headed for 60 Percent of Handset Industry Operating Profits — With the iPhone, Apple is doing to the smartphone business what it has done to the PC business with the Mac: Generating a disproportionate share of profits relative to revenue. — In its third quarter …
Discussion: VentureBeat, IntoMobile, Canaccord on Equities, BGR, MacDailyNews, MacRumors, GigaOM, PhoneArena, AppleInsider and iClarified
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple captures 52% of phone industry profits with just 4.2% of the market
George Tinari / IntoMobile: iPhone 4S promises to be top phone in the U.S. this quarter
Canaccord Genuity / Canaccord on Equities: Apple Takes Half; Nokia Relegated
Zach Epstein / BGR: With just 4% of mobile market, Apple owns 52% of profits
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: U.S. Cellular: iPhone buy-in price too steep
Zach Epstein / BGR:
iPhone 4S now No.1 smartphone at top-3 U.S. carriers, iPhone 4 still hot — Apple looks to be following up its surprising miss in the September quarter with a huge holiday quarter for its popular iPhone line. According to Canaccord Genuity's checks, Apple's iPhone 4S was the best-selling smartphone …
Discussion: Digital Trends and 9to5Mac
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Apple gives most of its top execs $60M bonuses — It's bonus season at Apple. — A flurry of new filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show Apple's top executives getting bonuses that with big payouts that hinge on them staying with the company through the end of 2016.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Bits and Bloomberg
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple grants top execs $60M retention stock bonuses through 2016
Nick Wingfield / Bits: Apple Doles Out Stock to Keep Top Executives
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg: Apple Doles Out $60M Stock Grants to Execs
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Developer of Twitter for iPhone departs company — Loren Brichter, the founder of Atebits, the creator of the iPhone app Tweetie and the mastermind behind Twitter for iPhone, has completed his last day at Twitter. — “Today was my last day at Twitter. Taking some time to figure out what's next.
Discussion: TechCrunch, @lorenb, The Next Web and @rsarver
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Loren Brichter, Creator Of Official Twitter Apps For Mac And iPhone, Leaves Twitter
Loren Brichter / @lorenb: Today was my last day at Twitter. Taking some time to figure out what's next. Really proud of the way the team has grown.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web: Twitter for iPhone creator Loren Brichter announces that he's leaving Twitter
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Motorola Mobility apparently won an injunction against Apple in Germany over two patents — Apple knows what it's like to win injunctions against rivals. It won four of them against Samsung (two in Germany, one in the Netherlands and most recently one in Australia; all of them preliminary).
Discussion: Engadget, BGR, Between the Lines Blog, 9to5Mac, Android Phone Fans and The Next Web
Zach Honig / Engadget: German court grants injunction against Apple for infringement of Motorola patents
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Motorola wins injunction against Apple in Germany?
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog: Motorola reportedly secures injunction against Apple in Germany
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Did Motorola just win an injunction barring Apple from selling mobile products in Germany?
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans: Apple Found Guilty Of Violating Motorola Patents In Germany - Apple Ban Soon To Follow?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's New Fifth Avenue Store Cube Fully Revealed [Update: Video] — While Apple's Fifth Avenue retail store in Manhattan is not set to reopen until 10:00 AM this morning, crews have completed their work on the revamped glass cube, fully revealing the streamlined design for the first time.
Discussion: The Verge, CNET News, Betabeat, VentureBeat, iPhone, Gizmodo, BGR, 9to5Mac, PC Magazine, SlashGear, AppleInsider, iPhone Savior, MacStories, TUAW, Pursuitist, The Next Web and Softpedia News
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge: Fifth Avenue Apple Store reopens after months of renovation
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat: Apple unveils beautiful revamped 5th Ave NY store with new glass cube (photos)
J.R. Bookwalter / iPhone: Friday Recap: Fifth Avenue Unveiled (Again), New Apple Betas, CBS Passed on Streaming
Todd Haselton / BGR: We're live from Apple's new glass cube at the 5th Avenue store
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac: Apple's 5th Avenue Store closes as the wraps come off the Cube
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine: Apple's Revamped Fifth Ave Store Opens Friday
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Fifth Ave Apple Store's fancy new cube unveiled
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple's Fifth Avenue Store Re-Opens Today With Its Redesigned Glass Cube
Matt Tinsley / TUAW: Apple reveals new glass cube at 5th Avenue Apple Store
Christopher / Pursuitist: Steve Jobs' “One Last Thing” - Apple Unveils New $6 Million Dollar Fifth Avenue Store Cube
Aayush Arya / The Next Web: Apple's NY 5th Avenue store closes in preparation to launch new design tomorrow
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Activist Shareholder Loeb Now Targeting Jerry Yang and Wants Him Off the Board — Third Point's Daniel Loeb — the smack-tastic hedge fund manager who has bought up a 5.1 percent stake in the Silicon Valley Internet giant and has been hitting some of Yahoo's board upside the head …
Discussion: paidContent, The Register, PE Hub Blog, Electronista, @dannysullivan, The Tech Trade, Tech Trader Daily and DealBook
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: Yahoo Shareholder Third Point Demands Yang Leave Board, Wants Two Seats
Iain Thomson / The Register: Yahoo! investor! calls! for! Jerry! Yang's! scalp!
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: dear groupon. could you take your newfound richness & buy yahoo, so the drama on board members, buyers etc goes away? http://t.co/aVE8aIYQ
Yahoo sale process heats up as PE firms sign on
Yahoo sale process heats up as PE firms sign on
Discussion: @soyoungsays and Between the Lines Blog
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Eric Schmidt: Google Does Not Dominate Search, Mobile — Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, appeared on Capitol Hill in September to answer questions about whether his company's products are anti-competitive. He denied that Google gives its own products search preference …
Discussion: Business Insider, The Next Web, @eggerton and @eggerton
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Eric Schmidt: Actually, Google's Market Share Is Lower Than You Think
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: Google's Eric Schmidt thinks Siri is a significant competitive threat
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Here's the secret to Amazon's, B&N's tablet strategy — Barnes & Noble is holding a press event on Nov. 7, where it's expected to launch a successor to its popular Nook Color. Details and specifications of the new Nook Tablet have already leaked to the web: The 7-inch slate gains performance …
Discussion: CNET News, The Verge, IntoMobile, TechnoBuffalo, LAPTOP Magazine, Gadget Lab, VatorNews and GMSV, more at Mediagazer »
Leslie Katz / CNET News: Samsung transparent LCD panels: We see through them
Tim Barribeau / The Verge: Acer Iconia Tab A200 pictures leaked online
Charles West / IntoMobile: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus available at Amazon
Brandon Russell / TechnoBuffalo: Nook Tablet Specs Leak Ahead of November 7 Event
Levi Sumagaysay / GMSV: Tablet talk: new Nook from Barnes & Noble, plus dropping tablets from the sky and more
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg:
Apple's First Freebie IPhone Pits Once-Premium Brand Against Bargain Fare — Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone 3GS model is more than two years old and shunned by gadget snobs, and yet it's turning into one of the company's bigger weapons against devices running Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Android software this holiday season.
Discussion: everythingiCafe, App Advice, MacDailyNews, The Next Web and iClarified
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: Analyst: Apple Using Free iPhone 3GS To Fight Android Army
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Apple's Secret Weapon This Holiday Season Isn't The iPhone 4S - It's The iPhone 3GS
MacDailyNews: Apple's free iPhone 3GS a big weapon against Android phones with up to 20% of iPhone sales this quarter
Matt Brian / The Next Web: Apple's 2-year-old 3GS will account for 20% of Q3 iPhone sales, analyst says
Kimberly Dozier / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: CIA following Twitter, Facebook — McLEAN, Virginia (AP) — In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day. — At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the …
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld: When you tweet, the CIA listens
Zeke Miller / Business Insider: The CIA's “Vengeful Librarians' Stalk Twitter — Reading Millions Of Tweets A Day
Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution: Tweeting for the Feds
Jon Russell / The Next Web: The CIA is watching: US intelligence teams monitor 5 million tweets EVERY DAY
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: The CIA Open Source Center Tracks the Pulse of the World Through Facebook & Twitter
Don Reisinger / CNET News: CIA's ‘vengeful librarians’ track Twitter, Facebook
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: CIA actively monitors 5 million tweets every day
Heather Kelly / VentureBeat:
State of the blogosphere 2011: Using social networks for self-promotion — For its annual look at the blogging world, Technorati surveyed 4,114 bloggers in 45 countries. This year, the focus was on why and how they blog, their connections with brands and how they use social media. — Meet the bloggers
Discussion: CNN, All Facebook, Technorati and WebProNews
Michael Martinez / CNN: Study: More women, traditional media are blogging
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: Facebook Posts Move The Blogosphere The Most: Survey
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
In-flight WiFi coming to 300 United and Continental aircraft beginning in mid-2012, entire fleet covered by 2015 — Planning to fly on United or Continental at any point over the next few years? Then it looks like your odds of having in-flight WiFi will be getting increasingly better.
Discussion: SlashGear and Electronista
Tim Barribeau / The Verge:
DARPA-funded fake docs track unauthorized users — In the wake of Wikileaks, the Department of Defense has stepped up its game to stop leaked documents from making their way into the hands of undesirables — be they enemy forces or concerned citizens. A new piece of software has created …
Discussion: Danger Room
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Has China found the future of publishing? — Self-publishing websites, where readers pay small premiums for popular authors' latest instalments, has been a spectacular success in China. Could it work here? — Self-publishing: it's exploding in popularity, we all know that …
Paul Biba / TeleRead: UK publishers want their own ebook charts
Jennifer Martinez / The Politico:
Google mulls divorcing Chamber of Commerce — Google is considering ditching the U.S. Chamber of Commerce out of frustration with its support for legislation that would force Internet companies to police websites that peddle pirated movies and fake Viagra. — The rumblings of a defection …
Discussion: Dice Blog Network
Mark Feffer / Dice Blog Network: Google Steps Up Fight Against Anti-Piracy Act
Apple's Supply-Chain Secret? Hoard Lasers — The iPhone maker spends lavishly on all stages of the manufacturing process, giving it a huge operations advantage — About five years ago, Apple design guru Jony Ive decided he wanted a new feature for the next MacBook …
Discussion: iDownloadBlog.com, VentureBeat, CNET News, TUAW, MacNN, Gizmodo UK, GigaOM, GigaOM Pro, MacStories, AppleInsider, Business Insider, iClarified and MacRumors
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple relies on frickin' lasers to shine light through metal
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Apple to double supply chain expenses to $7.1 billion next year
Steven Sande / TUAW: Exploring Apple's supply chain secrets
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo UK: How Apple's Supply Chain Dominance Let It Shoot Lasers Through Your Computer
Erica Ogg / GigaOM: This is what Apple does with all of that cash
Graham Spencer / MacStories: Apple's Supply Chain Secrets
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Apple leverages deep pockets to gain supply chain edge over rivals - report
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Apple Once Shipped A Product In Unmarked Tomato Boxes To Prevent Spying
Zachary Sniderman / Mashable!:
Occupy Wall Street Gets Its Own Social Aggregator — Anyone following the Occupy Movement knows that it's actually hard to follow all of the Occupy updates. Occupationalist is a new site that is part social aggregator, part media hub for all things #occupy.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Wait a Minute. Does Google Really Want to Be a Cable Guy? — Google, which is launching a broadband service in Kansas City, has been thinking about adding cable TV to its offering there, The Wall Street Journal reports. The search giant has been talking to the likes of Time Warner …
Discussion: Computerworld, Daily Patricia, Epicenter, Ars Technica and Wall Street Journal, more at Mediagazer »
Mike Isaac / Epicenter: Google Mulls Paid Cable TV Service
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
GM Signs Google Apps Pact, in Initial Step Toward Cloud — Google Inc. has signed a deal to provide email and online-collaboration software to more than 100,000 employees at General Motors Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. — The contract, however …
Discussion: Seattle Times, Between the Lines Blog, FierceVoIP, GigaOM, Business Insider and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Barb Darrow / GigaOM: General Motors deal would be huge coup for Google Apps
Peter O'Kelly / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: General Motors to Use Google Apps - WSJ.com