Jack Ma made the rounds today as the company he founded, Alibaba, had a record-setting IPO. Here's some of what he had to say. Read more »
H appy Friday. If you checked your bank account today and discovered you're the richest person in China, congratulations, you are Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma! Thanks for reading the Upstart Business Journal, but shouldn't you be celebrating with a midnight showing of Forrest Gump or something?
At any rate, here are nine Ma-velous links to celebrate with this weekend.
”Oh jeez… Hi, my name ...11 hours ago
P ortland entrepreneur Bill Kelly is on to his next project and this time he and his co-founders are creating a platform designed at providing digital video for health care professionals. A pair of partnerships inked this month are expected to help the startup gain traction.12 hours ago
T he Alibaba IPO is both a blessing and a curse for Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer.
Her company got an $8.3 billion windfall ($5.1 billion after taxes) from the shares it sold in the offering. And at Thursday's IPO price, it holds another $27.3 billion in Alibaba stock.
But investors who want to own a piece of Alibaba no longer have to buy Yahoo. Many have credited the doubling of Sunnyvale-based ...13 hours ago
F rom a wearable tech jacket that lights up to 3-D printed robots that are powered by mobile apps, Intel is building up its rep not just as the company that enables your PCs, tablets and servers, but as a tool for tinkerers and the makers’ movement.
Intel futurist Brian David Johnson, a self-described "geek" and science fiction fan who has been thinking about building a robot for 10 years, ...14 hours ago
Here’s as good (and optimistic) a rundown as you’ll find on the potential and possibilities of 3D printing. In this recently posted TED Talk by Avi Reichental, president and CEO of Rock Hill, S.C.-based 3D Systems declares that 3D printing will return industry to its homespun roots: “It’s not that 3D printing is going to catapult us into the future, but rather it’s going to connect us ...15 hours ago
OK, so the iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus are apparently pretty good, but here's the real question: can they take a beating? Reviewer David Rahimi, editor in chief of PhoneBuff.com, who was the first customer to get his hands on the new iPhone, promptly went to town on his new gadgets, filming this drop test of the new Apple gear to see how it stands up to the forces of gravity (and clumsy users). ...15 hours ago
A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for September 19 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.
Triangle…Red Hat buys Irish mobile app developer FeedHenry for $82 million. The deal expands the open source giants reach in the mobile space.
Silicon Valley… Smart home startup Leeo ...16 hours ago
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