Best Of FORBES: The Battle For Apple's Cash, MLS Reports New TV Deals

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“In just its third year, our annual list of the 30 biggest young game-changers in 15 different fields, as selected by top luminaries in each category, has quickly become a phenomenon. From October 19th to 22nd, Forbes will present the first-ever Under 30 Summit, convening the 1,000-plus hand-chosen honorees generated across three Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, in the great city of Philadelphia” — Randall Lane. Read The Forbes Under 30 Summit: The World’s Brightest Young Game-Changers Are Convening in Philadelphia in October

“The news that Apple is nearing a $3.2 billion acquisition to buy Beats Electronics is one of the biggest business stories in the nation. But there is something else going on here. There is a hugely consequential battle underway for Apple’s cash that will produce some massive winners” — Nathan Vardi. Read Tim Cook, Dr. Dre And The Battle For Apple’s Cash

“Twitter shares have been reeling since their late-December peak, but the slide is drawing some bulls including SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Robert Peck, who upped the stock from neutral to buy Monday morning” — Steve Schaefer. Read Time To Buy Twitter, SunTrust Analyst Says

“Are the pros pushing the peers out of peer to peer lending? These hot marketplaces that let people act like banks, lending extra cash to people who need it, have been growing in popularity over the last few years” — Steve Bertoni. Read No, Hedge Funds Aren’t Hijacking Peer To Peer Loans, Says Lending Club CEO

“Millennials, which include adults born after the year 1980, are the most educated generation compared to previous ones, according to a February 2014 Pew report: Thirty-four percent of those ages 25 to 32 have a bachelor’s degree or more. But, on the flip side, this cohort also has struggled more with student loan debt than previous ones” — Laura Shin. Read Avoid The Dark Side Of Debt: How Best To Take Out Student Loans

Vladimir Putin has called Washington ’s bluff, and as a result the U.S. is headed for a major loss of influence in Europe. Having watched the Obama Administration carefully avoid new involvement in overseas military contingencies for six years, Putin has figured out that he is a lot more willing to fight for the territories on his borders than NATO is, so he is going to keep up the pressure on former Soviet territories where sizable Russian minorities exist” — Loren Thompson. Read Ukraine Dilemma: U.S. Can’t Prevent Russian Expansion Without Better Missile Defenses

“MLS is currently in the final year of TV deals with ESPN, NBC and Univision, which pay a combined $30 million annually on average” — Chris Smith. Read Major League Soccer Announces New TV Deals With ESPN, Fox, Univision

“The list of startups with multi-billion-dollar valuations and no revenues just shrank by one. Paid advertisements make their debut on Pinterest this week” — Jeff Bercovici. Read With More Women Than Twitter, Pinterest Finally Gets Paid Ads

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“I got one of those digital wake-up calls last week when my obsession with data turned to mobile traffic…Monetizing the flow of content in a stream-based world is as critical as profiting from the article page itself” — Lewis DVorkin. Read Inside Forbes: How the Flow of News on Smartphones Changes the Business of Journalism

 
 

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