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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C


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# Bernie Madoff
The curious case of the most famous Ponzi scheme ever, a banking giant and an Irish court
An investment fund was attempting to claim damages relating to the Bernie Madoff scandal, the largest Ponzi scheme in US history, through Irish courts.
# plummet
Twitter's results have leaked early, and they're not pretty...
Shares in the social media giant dropped dramatically in the aftermath.
# Web Summit
This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like
Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.
# Web Summit
Tech leaders gather for start of Dublin Web Summit
A total of 10,000 people will be in attendance with venture capitalists looking to invest.
# ding ding ding
Enda Kenny to ring the NASDAQ bell in Dublin tomorrow
The NASDAQ bell will signal the opening of the Web Summit which is taking place in Dublin.
# Twitter
NYSE 'test runs' Twitter IPO to avoid problems that plagued Facebook
Nasdaq was fined $10 million for trading delays and order failures when Facebook went public last year.
# Wall Street
Twitter shuns Nasdaq to list on the New York Stock Exchange
The choice of the NYSE for its IPO comes as the company posts losses of $65 million for the last three months and total losses of $483 million in its brief history.
# Business
US government shut down hits Wall Street
Previously unchanged markets began to show signs of nerves today, as a deal to break the impasse that has shut down the US government looks unlikely.
Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?
The Government and higher education system could be nurturing our potential world-changers much more effectively, writes Paddy Cosgrave.
# Wall Street
Twitter files for IPO
The microblogging site announced that it plans to go public and has submitted papers the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
# Web Summit
NASDAQ bell to ring in Ireland for the first time
Millions of people will watch the NASDAQ stock market open live from the Dublin Web Summit.
# Markets
Dow, S&P push to new record highs
The rise is returning the stock markets to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis.
# Oops
Google shares plunge as bad results are released prematurely
Shares fell more than 9 per cent in Google after it mistakenly filed its latest earnings too early.
Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage
The Data Protection Commissioner here is finalising a report on the social media giant, writes Eoin Lynch, and the findings will be closely watched by the tech-business world…
# Apple
Apple takes Microsoft's record as most valuable company ever*
The technology giant is now worth $623 billion – more than Microsoft was worth in 1999. Ish.
# the markets
Good while it lasted: US stocks sink after Spain inspired rally fizzles
Spain’s tough fiscal challenges and the upcoming elections in Greece have added to concerns about the eurozone.
# Facebook
Shareholders file lawsuit over Facebook flotation
Meanwhile a US Senate committee is considering launching an inquiry into the social network’s recent flotation.
# Facebook
Business Insider spoke to someone who bought $100m in Facebook shares on Friday. He was angry.
“This should have been a blockbuster. This should have traded to $60 or $70.”
# Dislike
Facebook shares nosedive in early trading on NASDAQ
Shares in the much-vaunted social network, led by newlywed Mark Zuckerberg, lost an eighth of their value in 15 minutes.
# Facebook
Zuckerberg rings the Nasdaq opening bell... wearing a hoodie
# Elevation
Bono's wealth set to double in Facebook's first day on markets
Paul Hewson’s investment vehicle owns 1.5 per cent of the company – and will make a tidy packet in the IPO today.
# Facebook
Facebook to raise $16billion with $38 share price
The move means the social media giant will break all records for a tech firm when it goes public tomorrow.
# Facebook
Facebook leaning toward Nasdaq, reports say
Facebook’s initial public offering is pegged at $5 billion – meaning it could be a big win for Nasdaq.
# Patent Wars
Just weeks before IPO, Yahoo hits Facebook with patents lawsuit
The social network’s preparations for stock market glory are dampened by news of a lawsuit brought by Yahoo.
# Facebook
Report: Facebook to file for entry to stock markets next week
The WSJ says Facebook will file on Wednesday – making billionaires of Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and … Bono?
# Markets
Stock markets close up on first day of 2012
Will today’s solid performances be a good omen for the rest of the year? Investors will hope so.
# Markets
Wall Street ends worst quarter since 2008
Global stocks were down today as fears on the global economy show no signs of abating.
# Markets
Global markets volatile on European banking worries and recession fears
Another volatile day on the markets as investors continue to worry about the European banking system and the possibility of America slipping into another recession.
# Markets
Mixed day for markets on back of 'Merkozy' proposals
European stock markets are up and down on the back of proposals for a full-time Eurozone ‘financial government’.
# Markets
Eurozone debt panic drags US markets back down
Poor economic growth in the Eurozone – and Merkel and Sarkozy’s plans for Eurozone government – end the rally.
# Markets
US jobs news - and ECB intervention - puts brakes on stock market crash
The Dow Jones and the Nasdaq are in positive territory as European markets managed to reverse some of their earlier losses.
# Markets
How are the markets looking this lunchtime?
Things are looking up in Spain and Italy but not so good elsewhere as we await the markets opening on Wall Street.
# Markets
BSkyB shares fall - but barely a blip for News Corp
Shares in the commercial broadcaster suffer as the UK government says it will take its time on a News Corp takeover.
# Twitter
Latest Twitter investment values site at $8 billion
A five per cent stake in the microblogging site is now worth $400m – almost ten times its revenue for last year.
# Apple
Apple reports highest ever earnings - and shares tumble
iPad sales are below market expectations, but CEO Steve Jobs is bullish about the iPad’s dominance of the tablet market.
# Online Advertising
Google shares skyrocket on back of massive revenue jump
Shares jump by almost 10% after the company announces a 32% increase in profits for the third quarter.
# Intel
Intel to buy security firm McAfee in €6bn cash deal
Chip manufacturer buys anti-virus giant in a huge cash-only agreement.