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Boost Your Returns by 400%

OK, so now it’s legal for you to invest in start-ups. Sounds exciting… but should you invest in start-ups? After all, this is a new world, and it’s natural that you have concerns. But if you’ve been hesitating, here’s something that might push you over the edge. Silicon Valley’s Best…

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Yahoo’s Loss – Your Gain!

Back in 2008, Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo for about $50 billion. Yahoo rejected the offer as being “too low.” Last week, a new deal for Yahoo came in—this time from Verizon. The deal was worth just $4.6 billion, a fraction of what Microsoft had offered. When Yahoo accepted it,…

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[CNBC Video]: Hot Robot Likes Taste of Blood

You rely on Crowdability to bring you the best deals. Now, rely on us to share the most up-to-date news, trends and opinion. You won’t find this stuff in the mainstream press. Look for it every Friday morning. Uber for Birth Control Nowadays, with just a few swipes and taps, you can summon a car, a 3-course meal, or even a…

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[Pictures] Broke College Kid Plays Doctor on Himself

You rely on Crowdability to bring you the best deals. Now, rely on us to share the most up-to-date news, trends and opinion. You won’t find this stuff in the mainstream press. Look for it every Friday morning. The Journey: From Refugee to CTO of Uber In 1979, 10-year-old Thuan Pham snuck into a refugee boat in Vietnam. His chances…

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Become the Smartest Investor in the Room

Last weekend, I went on a family trip up the coast of Maine—there’s nothing quite like New England in the fall. Early one evening, over a cold beer and a hot cup of clam “chowdah,” we started chatting about the recently announced merger between Dell and EMC. Given that Dell…

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128 Takeover Targets

Late last week, a Crowdability subscriber emailed me with a tough question: “How am I supposed to make money investing in private start-ups when they’re already valued at billions of dollars? How much higher can these things go?” With Pinterest recently valued at $11 billion, Airbnb at $25 billion, and…

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The Death of the Salaried Employee

Every spring, investors from Wall Street to Silicon Valley wait in anticipation for one of the most important reports of the year. They’re not waiting for the jobs numbers, GDP data, or any other conventional economic indicator. These investors are waiting on The Internet Trends Report—a report that’s predicted nearly every…

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History...

This Friday will be an historic day... The type of day that hasn’t happened since the Great Depression—literally. Unless you were investing back in the ‘20s, you’ve never experienced something like this. You see, the U.S. Government is finally granting you access to a profit opportunity that’s been out of…

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China Start-up Profits?

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about China in the business press—especially as it relates to the technology sector. Last year, for example, Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) conducted the world’s largest IPO ever: it raised $25 billion on the New York Stock Exchange. And as The New York Times reported last week, Uber…

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