Business

Twitter IPO Gets Dress Rehearsal

Episode 1026

The New York Stock Exchange has decided to learn from NASDAQs Facebook disaster and simulated a Twitter IPO to make sure that the NYSE could handle the traffic when Twitter's Stock goes live. Twitter's stock is expected to fetch around $17 a share, making the company worth about $10 Billion. Leo says it's very interesting that a company that hasn't really made any money should be worth so much.

What do you think the future is for Microsoft after its recent changes?

Matt from Portland, OR

Episode 1020

Leo thinks the future of Microsoft is dim, and that the Microsoft acquisition of Nokia was a hail mary play. Microsoft's profits are still high, revenue is still billions of dollars a quarter, so the company isn't going away anytime soon. However, he doesn't think its a company to watch in the 21st century.

What's the best e-commerce solution for my business?

Episode 1002

Jerry from Big Bear Lake, CA
Squarespace.com

Jerry is rebuilding his business website with video and tips and wants to know what the best e-commerce option is. Leo recommends SquareSpace. They've just recently added an e-commerce platform that Leo says is excellent.

Another is BigCommerce.com, which is solely focused on e-commerce and will be a bit more expensive.

(Disclaimer: SquareSpace is a sponsor).

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Joins Google

Episode 936

Futurist and mega geek Ray Kurzweil is being hired as Director of Engineering at Google. He's a proponent of the Singularity theory, where computers will reach the point of being indistinguishable from humans.

Futurist Ray Kurzweil joins Google, will focus on machine learning and language processing (The Verge)…
http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/14/3768332/futurist-ray-kurzweil-joins-google-will-focus-on-machine-learning-and