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“In one of the last times Forbes caught up with Josh Tetrick, the Hampton Creek Foods CEO was pushing free samples of his company’s plant-based mayonnaise into the face of anyone who dared to wander by his company’s booth at a newly-opened Whole Foods in San Francisco. These days, selling has become a lot easier” — Ryan Mac. Read Bill Gates-Backed Food Startup Hampton Creek Begins To Come Out Of Shell, Make Money
“You’ve met the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, but how much do you know about their bottom line?” — Liyan Chen. Read Best of The Biggest: How Profitable Are The World’s Largest Companies?
“Hopes of a stable government under Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party that exit polls are predicting will win handsomely in the just concluded federal elections, have fired up the Indian stock market and the rupee. Benefiting from the rising tide, steel tycoon Sanjay Singal, majority owner of privately-held Bhushan Steel & Power has emerged as the country’s newest billionaire with a fortune of $1 billion” — Naazneen Karmali.
“There are reports today that AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy satellite provider DirecTV for $50 billion. The combined company would have roughly 26 million video customers, most from the DirecTV side and it would give AT&T the real ability to offer customers a bundled package of video, phone and Internet services” — Dorothy Pomerantz. Read AT&T Is Closing In On DirecTV
“Attorneys and environmentalists have spent years outraged that Vinod Khosla shut off public access to Martin’s Beach, a beloved cove near Half Moon Bay, Calif., after he bought the land around it in 2008. His opponents finally got their wish: Judge Barbara Mallach ordered Khosla to testify in San Mateo County court Monday afternoon” — Ellen Huet. Read Billionaire Vinod Khosla Dodges Questions in Private Beach Trial
“Perpetually in motion, octogenarian billionaire Rupert Murdoch is shaking up the chess pieces in an attempt to consolidate his pay-TV empire in Europe. Through BSkyB, Britain’s largest pay-TV company, Murdoch is mulling a potential $14 billion merger of his assets in Italy and Germany that will give him approximately 20 million subscribers along with the rights to three of the world’s most important soccer leagues” — Agustino Fontevecchia. Read Murdoch’s $14B Plan For European Dominance Through BSkyB
“Blockchain.info is a web-based Bitcoin wallet service that is the go-to site for Bitcoin charts, stats and transaction history. The company only deals in the digital currency and doesn’t have a bank account” — Kashmir Hill.
“Thousands of retailers, both online and off, are battling to stay alive in the face of Amazon’s onslaught. The company has also been the subject of several exposés about the exploitative working conditions in its giant, un-air-conditioned warehouses. Given all that, I would have thought that a ranking of US companies by reputation would have put Amazon well down on the list. Instead Amazon has taken the No. 1 slot this year among 150 large publicly traded US companies rated by Reputation Institute” — Susan Adams. Read America’s Most Reputable Companies, 2014
“For the first time in quite awhile..well, for the first time ever, Cleveland and St. Louis have stolen all the NFL draft buzz. All the fuss is over pick No. 22 and pick No. 249. Browns’ quarterback Johnny Manziel and Rams’ defensive end Michael Sam already have the two highest selling jerseys of the 2014 draft class. They’re the dominant figures of the draft’s aftermath, stirring attention for different reasons” — Tom Van Riper. Read Post-NFL Draft Buzz: It’s All About Johnny And Sam