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February has been a rollercoaster for Bitcoin, with the cryptocurrency plunging from nearly $20,000 in December to US$11,000 at the end of January then down again to under $6,000 in the first week of February before swinging back over $10,000 by...

Amazon continues to stay mum on its healthcare ambitions but if you put the pieces together, it’s clear there’s some sort of play in the works. This past year, rumors swirled around the clandestine 1492 lab, focused, among other things, on electronic...

Somewhere between stock and currency Greed isn’t Wall Street’s flaw; it’s not wrong to want and to want more. But what if greed could be shared, collaborative even? It’s the thesis behind South African technologist Richard Craib’s Numerai, the world’s first artificial...

The due diligence process is complex and highly structured. If diligence isn’t conducted properly, it can cause an enormous amount of stress for everyone involved. This is where the virtual data room comes in. If you’re new to M&A, think of...

In mid-August, a single tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump wiped over US$5 billion off Amazon’s stock valuation. “Amazon is doing great damage to tax-paying retailers. Towns, cities, and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” wrote...

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s covert mode power-up went online last week with companies of all sizes gaining the right to file a “stealth” initial public offering without immediately letting the public know. The news is a coup for companies concerned...

Everyone knows it’s not a true gold rush until the swine come out. And while the age of cryptocurrency has been in full swing since Bitcoin launched the fray in 2009, it hasn’t taken con artists long to figure out how...

When Yahoo came clean on its back-to-back data breaches last year, Verizon had some soul-searching to do: Would it toss its hands up and walk away from the $4.83 billion deal, blow half a year studying the financial impact of the...

Data protection not keeping pace with threats: C-suite survey If there’s anything another year of sophisticated IT security attacks has shown us, it’s that keeping pace with cyber-threats is a near impossible task. Especially when organizations don’t seem to understand the threats...

When Horizon Pharma PLC bought Crealta Holdings LLC for US$510 million in January, it took only six weeks to merge Crealta's financial information into the biopharmaceutical company's back-end software.  In the past, that same integration could have taken a year or...