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While the past few years have been tough for many TV makers (Panasonic, Pioneer, Toshiba, Sony, just to name a few), Vizio has continued to grow its business, and now it's ready to go public. Vizio has made its name with impressive value-priced TVs that don't skimp on features (it's also a leader...

July 24th 2015 at 9:11pm 0 Comments
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The UK government is increasing its efforts to clamp down on online piracy, and now we know the reason why: illegal downloads and streaming are on the rise. Research commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) shows that the number of people accessing content illegally has risen from 17...

July 22nd 2015 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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Wearable company Fitbit began trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning, ending the device maker's quest to go public. According to Forbes, the IPO raised $732 million for the company that's trading with a market cap of $6 billion. What do those numbers mean exactly? Well, wearables, des...

June 18th 2015 at 12:48pm 0 Comments
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It may sound like a high-end department store, but Ashley Madison is actually a hookup network for people who want some extra-marital, no-strings attached sex. As much as we pretend that the site caters to a small niche, the truth is that its parent company is struggling to keep up with the demand...

April 16th 2015 at 2:18pm 0 Comments
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Selling handmade stuff on the internet is big business, and Etsy's IPO shows just that. The online marketplace completed its initial public offering today, raising over $270 million towards a total valuation of more than $3.5 billion -- not too shabby for a company that's not yet profitable. If yo...

April 16th 2015 at 1:03pm 0 Comments
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Etsy, yes that marketplace for handcrafted and bespoke goods, plans to raise money not by selling custom crocheted rabbit hats or bohemian jewelry, but by doing an initial public offering. The Brooklyn company has just filed an S-1 form at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where it reveal...

March 4th 2015 at 10:55pm 0 Comments
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Roku frequently comes across as the little media player company that could: its streaming box business is growing in spite of much larger competition. As healthy as it is, though, this upstart now appears eager to join the big leagues. Tipsters for both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times c...

October 25th 2014 at 6:19pm 0 Comments
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Look, it was no surprise that GoPro has been planning to go public for a while now -- it said as much back in February. Things are finally getting officially official, though: the company just filed its S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, so you can expect to see the ticker symbol GPR...

May 19th 2014 at 5:46pm 0 Comments
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King, the company behind the Candy Crush saga filed its IPO today, but is the maker another Zynga (Farmville), another Rovio (Angry Birds) or something else again? Nearly 100 million users play Candy Crush every day, and while the company's titles remain free to play, it depends on virtual goods,...

March 26th 2014 at 1:17am 0 Comments