New York Maid Not Surprised By Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Antics, Has Husband Ready To Fuck You Up If Anything Is Tried With Her

01 June 2011

“These things that happened in the past two weeks aren’t surprising for us. We’ve been dealing with this for a long time…”I’ve had two scary experiences.

Nokia Refutes Talk Of Microsoft Sale; Ticonderoga Likes It

01 June 2011

Shares of Microsoft ( MSFT ) have been under pressure this morning, and one thing appearing to contribute to downturn are rumors the company would step in to purchase Nokia ( NOK ) for $19 billion, according to remarks by Eldar Murtazin , a blogger widely credited with scooping Microsoft’s deal with Nokia earlier this year. Murtazin’s blog appears not to have that claim today, but he is cited as stating such by Todd Haselton in a piece this morning on BoyGeniusReport . A Nokia spokesperson, however, tells The Wall Street Journal’s Christopher Lawton a short while ago that, “These rumors are completely baseless.” Murtazin has speculated as recently as May 16th that the two companies were talking about a deal

An Issue of National Securities

01 June 2011

The following post is by Dealbreaker reader and commenter Infinite Guest . President Obama has nothing to gain by negotiating with Republicans in Congress in order to raise the debt ceiling. The Department of Treasury doesn’t need Congressional approval to issue more debt and it will be a long time before Treasury actually needs to exceed the debt ceiling

RIM Off 6%: More Nokia Tea Leaves

01 June 2011

Shares of Research in Motion ( RIMM ) are taking it on the chin this morning, down $2.60, or 6%, at $40.25, as analysts continue to ponder the implications for the company following Nokia’s ( NOK ) reduced outlook yesterday. As I wrote yesterday , some analysts see opportunity for RIM in Nokia’s flagging sales, but there’s also a concern Nokia’s turmoil at the hands of Android-based phones could be an omen for RIM as well.

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Breaking News

Erin Burnett To Anchor “Weekday General News Program” For CNN

Posted on 29 April 2011

She will also be taking on (soon to be) former colleague Steve Liesman in his own den as a “senior economics correspondent.” CNN said Friday that it has hired CNBC’s Erin Burnett to serve as an anchor and chief business and economics correspondent. Burnett will anchor a weekday general news program, as well as contribute to CNN’s coverage of national and international breaking news, out of the cable network’s New York headquarters. She starts in June.

Feature

Apple: iPhone Should Bolster Margins, Says Jefferies

Posted on 01 June 2011

Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek this morning seeks to allay fears of a gross profit erosion at Apple ( AAPL ), writing that “concerns on serious gross margin deterioration are overdone,” and reiterating a Buy rating and a $500 price target.

Finance

New York Maid Not Surprised By Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Antics, Has Husband Ready To Fuck You Up If Anything Is Tried With Her

Posted on 01 June 2011

“These things that happened in the past two weeks aren’t surprising for us. We’ve been dealing with this for a long time…”I’ve had two scary experiences.

Hollywood

Coachella 2012 Expands To TWO Weekends, Tickets Go On Sale THIS FRIDAY

Posted on 01 June 2011

Truly stunning news broke yesterday when the mysterious wizards behind the curtain of our favorite annual music festival in the desert decided to announce just weeks after this year’s event that Coachella 2012 will be held over not one, but TWO weekends. Oh, and tickets for both go on sale this FRIDAY, as in two days from today.  This is peculiar for a number of reasons, but mostly because advanced notice isn’t really Coachella’s thing, and if you recall, didn’t even announce last year’s festival dates until the middle of August .

Politics

An Issue of National Securities

Posted on 01 June 2011

The following post is by Dealbreaker reader and commenter Infinite Guest . President Obama has nothing to gain by negotiating with Republicans in Congress in order to raise the debt ceiling. The Department of Treasury doesn’t need Congressional approval to issue more debt and it will be a long time before Treasury actually needs to exceed the debt ceiling

StartUps

D: NFLX Prepares For Deep Spend

Posted on 01 June 2011

D: All Things Digital, The Wall Street Journal technology conference, is in full swing in Southern California.

Uncategorized

Barnes & Derivatives: Peering Through The BKS Talk

Posted on 20 May 2011

Following the announcement last night that Barnes & Noble ( BKS ) received a $1 billion acquisition proposal by Liberty Capital ( LCAPA ), analysts today were collecting there thoughts on what impact it might have on Liberty, B&N, and others. Credit Suisse’s Gary Balter reiterated a Neutral rating on B&N, writing that the Liberty offer is “a brilliant and well timed move” by Liberty. Barnes & Noble, if combined with Borders Group ( BGP ), which is in bankruptcy, could yield $400 million to $500 million in annual Ebitda.