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Tesla analyst raises price target to $100

Theo O'Neil, an analyst who covers Tesla Motors, is taking his price target on the stock to $100 from $38 based on better than expected first quarter results "I know this looks crazy but here’s what’s going on," said O'Neil Read More →

Quoted: on the Senate immigration bill and H-1B visas

"The technology industry is asking the government to come in and intervene in the normal functioning of the U.S. labor market, specifically on their behalf." — Ron Hira, associate professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Read More →

Off topic: Mother tongue, ‘Tiger Cub’ research, MLB salaries, Chinese DIY, N.Y. rentals

Researchers trace Eurasian languages back to a single "superfamily" mother tongue. More research, this time reawakening the (napping?) "Tiger Mom" issue: Their cubs end up depressed, with worse grades. Speaking of Cubs, an interactive Read More →

Gone, daddy, gone: KKR veteran Scott Wagner ditching Sand Hill Road for GoDaddy

GoDaddy.com isn't based in Silicon Valley, but it's become one of the more high-profile consumer Internet brands thanks to its rather tawdry Super Bowl ads featuring NASCAR's Danica Patrick. But since Read More →

Apple’s money guy is king of the hill

After a long cold winter of slumping share prices and weakened profits, Apple has some good news to celebrate this week. For starters, its stock price has climbed steadily from under $400 a share to a closing price Wednesday of Read More →

Yahoo and Microsoft: Will search marriage last?

Good deal, right? Microsoft will continue to guarantee Yahoo U.S. search revenue for another year,  the Sunnyvale company said in a filing Tuesday. But the news was followed by reports that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to Read More →

Trulia moves into CRM with $355 million buy

Online real estate service Trulia has paid $355 million for Market Leader in an effort to move beyond listings into the customer relationship management services that Washington-based Market Leader provides. The combined company will have 46,000 "premium subscribers, more than any Read More →

Quoted: San Francisco loses fight over cell phone radiation warnings

"I think the legal reality is that if we don't approve the settlement, we're talking about having to pay $500,000 in legal fees." — David Campos, San Francisco supervisor, on revoking a city ordinance that would have required retailers Read More →

Off topic: Crunching on chips, ‘Great Gatsby,’ swallowed by a hippo, words with staying power

Now there's a study: "The Role of Auditory Cues in Modulating the Perceived Crispness and Staleness of Potato Chips." On what "The Great Gatsby" has inspired: place names galore, and eloquent contempt.  A man Read More →

Tesla Motors: 5 Things to Look for in Wednesday’s earnings call

Tesla Motors reports its 1st-quarter earnings Wednesday after the market close. In April, Tesla announced it had sold 4,750 Model S sedans in the quarter, exceeding its original guidance of 4,500 and putting the company on a path to Read More →
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