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  1. ModCloth Converts Customers into Brand Evangelists with YouTube

    With Susan directing the creative aspect of the firm and Eric responsible for business operations, ModCloth specializes in independent women’s fashion and décor, having achieved near cult status to a devoted, 18-34 female audience – a demographic...

  2. Facebook Acquires Gowalla, Tests Negative Feedback Feature, Expands in NYC

    Facebook will acquire privately held social networking firm Gowalla for an undisclosed sum in a bid to improve its location-based networking operations. Once the sale is completed, Gowalla, based in Austin, Texas, will begin to shut down its...

  3. Offshore future

    But for the Middle East and Asia there may continue to be a future in offshore funds work,” believes Firth.Michael Richardson at Maples and Calder in Cayman is convinced “the offshore hedge fund model may go through some structuring changes but it...

  4. Tax concerns remain top of the agenda

    This is an issue high on our clients’ agenda given the current market with cost-reduction measures being pushed into operations and subsequent staff cuts. Recent changes to the UK funds tax regime mean the UK is now viable as an alternative to...

  5. BVI hedge funds Industry faces challenges

    Funds aimed at professional investors can begin operations immediately while the application to register the fund with the FSC is still pending. The BVI stands ready to be part of the process to contribute to policy developments in this area,” O...

  6. Insurance debt: Don't take a tumble

    Those insurers with significant US operations can expect to be under the spotlight. By far the most important type of debt is that which supports the overall capital base of the company, on either a regulatory or rating agency view.

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  7. Nomura reports $3.8bn loss

    The financial services company said the results were driven by a series of "one-off" losses from exposure to Madoff funds, Icelandic banks, monoline insurers and the acquisition of Lehman Brothers' Asia-Pacific operations, as well as tumultous...

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  8. Baidu's Profit Increases 91% in Third Quarter 2008

    For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the tables captioned "Reconciliations of non-GAAP results of operations measures to the nearest comparable GAAP measures" and "Reconciliation from net cash provided by operating...

  9. Yahoo Q3 2008 Earnings: It Ain't Pretty

    Here's something else to consider: While companies are looking to streamline their operations in order to save costs, they often look to technology. These include the beta release of our new home page, which will leverage one code base globally...

  10. When's an Outage More than Just an Outage?

    Make sure your operations team keeps your servers updated and online. Why would you want your user base to see this type of message while searching? I've written before about how site speed and performance is a major factor to search engines such...

  11. SearchDay: Local Search for Little Biz

    Ex-Google Exec Heads to Bebo Europe Posted by Nathania Johnson Jul 8, 2008 Ex-Googler Kate Burns has been tapped by social networking site Bebo to head up their European operations, according to the Guardian.

  12. Bridge chooses island location

    First, obviously, we had some experience of working with the Isle of Man previously with custodial and administration operations there," she says, noting that the quality and efficiency of services was a big plus point.

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