There was a lot of hoot this week…
And since we know you’ve been partying since Tuesday about China’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions 80% by 2050 … We’re taking the liberty to update you on the other big goings-ons. Here is your weekly business news summary:
Scoring with the Singles
The e-commerce company saw record-breaking sales, topping $9.3B. Meanwhile, Yahoo (YHOO) spent the first the cash it obtained from the Alibaba (BABA) acquiring video advertising coordination firm BrightRoll for $640M. (read more)
Buffet Ending 2014 with an Energetic Bang
Not Like a Virgin for the Very First Time…
Let’s Play Hardball!
Slam Dunk or Piece of Junk?
Follow Up Story
It has been several weeks since VC Marc Andreessen warned about the ease of startups gaining funding these days, which lead us to question if VC funding is the best way to begin. We asked the community about alternative methods to raising money to start a company. The results are in: the community believes that project funding platform Kickstarter is not the way to start.
Discovery Company of the Week
Have you listened to an awesome song on Soundcloud that you wished you could add to a playlist on Spotify and then also share with a friend on Grooveshark? Now you can, with music sharing aggregation platform Bop.fm. It consolidates the variety of streaming services onto one platform!