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Lending Club's IPO and the Next Phase of Crowdfunding

Steven Cinelli | Equities.com |

The crowdfunding industry has entered a new, and possibly more legitimate space, in the framework of financial services. I refer to the recent S-1 filing of Lending Club (LC), which elevates the


CEOs Under 40 Are (Usually) Killing It

Ryan Bhandari | Equities.com |

Who says that old people are wiser? Just because you’ve lived longer than someone else doesn’t mean you know more than they do. This isn’t to say that younger people hold an


China Internet Giant Baidu's Mobile Services Pays Off

Eileen Meng Lu | Equities.com |

Baidu, Inc. (BIDU) shares were up 10% on July 25, hitting itsone-year high of $224.85 per share after Baidu reported higher than expected 2014 Q2 results the day before.   Baidu’s


Financial Myths: Work Smarter Not Harder — Part III

Michael McTague | Equities.com |

Much like Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegone Days, everyone wants to be above average, so, by definition, people work smarter if not harder. The first installment showed that this myth appeals


BlackBerry Turning Around or Falling Down?

Jianyu Zhao | Equities.com |

BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) , the former mobile giant, made a move on June 18 to keep competitive on the fierce smartphone market through the partnership with Amazon (AMZN) . The stock had gained


Why Priceline Bought OpenTable, and What That Means for Yelp, Groupon and GrubHub

Jessica Beeli | Equities.com |

OpenTable (OPEN) surged nearly 50 percent Friday, closing at $104.48 after hotel booking giant Priceline (PCLN) announced it will acquire the restaurant reservation website for $2.6 billion.


LiveDeal Mania Looks to Be Coming to an End

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

The beginning of 2014 was a momentous time for daily deals site LiveDeal (LIVE). A subsidiary of Yellow Pages that had gone through a few iterations since the dotcom bubble, On the surface,


DJIA, S&P Up; Nasdaq Down on Big Earnings Misses

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

Tech got hammered in Wednesday action and sent the tech-heavy Nasdaq southward on the Wednesday trading day while the DJIA and the S&P 500 both rose as investors fled growth plays in favor of


IPO Report: Coupons.com (COUP)

Francis Gaskins | Equities.com |

Coupons.com (COUP) operates a leading digital promotion platform that connects great brands and retailers with consumers. Three other IPOs are scheduled for the week of March 3, 2014. The entire


Stocks Rally to Full Recovery as Eastern European Tensions Dissipate

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

The day’s results ?     Standard & Poor’s 500: +1.38 percent to  1,871.12 ?     Dow Jones Industrial Average: +1.35 percent to



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