Category: Marketwatch

Opinion: Is IBM’s Rometty up to the hard work ahead?

October 23rd, 2014 in 2014, James Post, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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James Post, School of Management

The pressure on IBM Corp. Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty is intensifying…

Expert quote:

“The business problems are mounting and the company needs vitality that comes from diverse views, not uniformity. This is fast becoming a board-governance issue.”

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China’s favorite sons will score big in Alibaba IPO

September 18th, 2014 in 2014, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, Tamar Frankel 0 comments

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Tamar Frankel, School of Law

Lots of people will do very, very well when Alibaba Group Holding’s shares start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday…

Expert quote:

“The answer is yes, and it is relevant. Who is behind you? That’s what people have to know in this particular case.”

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Regulators line up to crack down on bitcoin

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

It’s not so much a question of whether bitcoin and other virtual currencies should be regulated. Rather, it’s more a question of which government agency or agencies should regulate bitcoins and when it will happen…

Expert quote:

“There has to be regulation. We have to have more regulation. We have to have, in particular, focus on consumer protection.”

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Could bitcoin ever overtake the dollar?

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Bitcoin’s future as a digital alternative to paper money is a subject of fierce debate, but the cryptocurrency may also have a future as the basis for a global payment system…

Expert quote:

“The volatility of Bitcoin, the high volatility, is actually very disruptive and it’s a distraction from really the purpose and the payment system that could happen.”

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Bitcoin: ‘Highest risk, highest return’

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

The past year has seen a flood of venture-capital investments into bitcoin-related companies. At the same time, the price of bitcoin has swung wildly and bitcoin investors have been left with little recourse in cases of fraud and theft, most notably with the collapse of the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox…

Expert quote:

“Bitcoin the currency, it’s the equivalent of a locomotive. And it sits on a track, which is that payment system. Bitcoin itself, it’s not a company. You’re not buying an entity itself. You’re not buying a board. You’re not buying a business strategy. You’re not buying a balance sheet. What you’re buying is a potential.”

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Virtual currency to remain, but is bitcoin the future?

March 5th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Mark Williams, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Virtual currencies have gained traction in the five years since the first bitcoin was created , but it’s less clear if bitcoin itself will be the virtual currency of the future…

Expert quote:

“If you think about bitcoin the currency, it’s really a locomotive that sits on a track that is the payment system.”

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10 things the anti-aging industry won’t tell you

February 11th, 2014 in 2014, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

Peeling back the layers to reveal the true cost of bottled youth…

Expert quote:

“There are no treatments that have been rigorously shown to reverse aging.”

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Happy fifth birthday, Bitcoin! Here’s what could happen in 2014

January 4th, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Blogs, Mark Williams, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

The first block of bitcoin — the so-called Genesis Block — was mined exactly five years ago…

Expert quote:

“I think bitcoin is going to fall by the wayside. I think other more robust virtual currencies will come forward and potentially be used for purposes to reduce the cost for commerce.”

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When it’s OK to retire with debt

December 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Marketwatch, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

Conventional wisdom suggests that you shouldn’t retire with any debt…

Expert quote:

“When inflation takes off, you get to pay back your mortgage in watered down dollars and this offsets the fact that your pension or other stream of fixed nominal income loses real purchasing power. So retiring with debt can be a hedge against inflation, provided it’s long-term fixed term borrowing.”

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Why Iran matters a little less to oil markets

November 8th, 2013 in 2013, Mark Williams, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Politicians are smiling over the progress of talks between Iran and the West over the nation’s disputed nuclear program, but oil traders are not…

Expert quote:

“If U.S. sanctions are lifted and Iran comes back on line, prices for Brent could fall by $4 a barrel.”

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