Tuesday, February 20, 2018
David Steinberg interview
David A. Steinberg was the speaker of the "50 first data points" talk at the Lisbon Web Summit. The talk was about how to efficiently manage the vast amount of data available to advertisers with the participation of the speakers Erik, Jonah, and Kate. ...
Luis Caixado ViaNews interview
Right at the heart of the Web Summit we met with the co-founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. JustEnjoy is about delivering memorable moments for families during their holidays. They have a ready to use package with a specially selected group of toys and props to help the children engage with the city on their terms. It's delivered to the hotel...
Exploded Samsung note7.
Samsung has halted all Note7 production after new reports of replacement phones getting overheated and having battery problems. All major carriers in the US are now allowing customers to return their phones. After the Samsung's Note7 problems, the company is now turning into the new galaxy S8 with more cutting edge features. It all started in early September with reports of...
Interview with Pedro Oliveira founder of Landing Jobs
Landing.jobs is a tech jobs marketplace with a more human approach to recruitment and aiming to increase efficiency between job openings and talent. Video interview with Pedro Oliveira, Founder of Landing.jobs. We met the founders, Pedro Oliveira and José Paiva,...
London Eye - How the OECD sees the UK leaving the EU.
April 27 - the OECD published a report analyzing the economic consequences of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union. According to the OECD Policy Paper, the outcome of the referendum to be held on 23 June "would be a major negative shock to the UK economy, with economic fallout in the rest of the OECD, particularly other European countries."...
Rui Aaraújo - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has denied consecutive requests made by several national authorities to reveal information contained in the "Panama Papers." One last example was the formal request of the Portuguese tax authority sent to the international consortium of investigative journalists. They asked information about the names of all the Portuguese citizens mentioned in the Panama Papers. As with...
Novo Banco sale postponed.
Negotiations have failed between Novo Banco and its buyers Apollo, Anbang, and Fosun. Rumors seem to indicate Banco de Portugal to re-enter negotiations with Apollo before the final decision to postpone the sale to 2016. The last standing bid offer from the Chinese Fosun company was 1.5 billion Euros ($1.7 billion) that was about half the required original offer amount...
Novo Banco - Image Credit João Ramos
Yesterday, Haitong bought Novo Banco investment bank for last December's agreed value of 379 million Euros ($425 million). Last December's talk between Novo Banco and the Chinese brokerage Haitong Securities Ltd company closed with a possible future sale of the BES Investment Bank for 379 million Euros ($425 million). The sale has since then been approved by the Bank of...
Netflix home page message today
Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997 and built the company to today's 65 million subscribers. They are now one of the most successful on-demand Internet streaming media services in the world. Reed Hastings, in an Interview to the Portuguese daily "Expresso", said the new support center for the South European region to be based in Lisbon. Sunny...
Euro - Image credits Mick Carvalho
This Friday the Eurogroup agreed to the third Greece rescue package of € 86 billion ($ 95.5 billion). The 3-year bailout first tranche of € 26 billion ($ 28.9) will be used to repay debt and recapitalize the banking system. According to the Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotosthe, a depositors money bail-in is out of the question. The Eurogroup president,...
Quadranet INC
Crissic Solutions LLC sale to Quadranet INC is now confirmed. The sale was a surprise to most Crissic customers when they saw the official sale confirmation on a popular Internet forum. Crisic Solutions, LLC is a Springfield company specialized in unmanaged VPS (virtual private servers) services. Its owner, Skylar MacMinn, managed to develop the business and amass a fair number...
Novo Banco - Image Credit João Ramos
The Banco de Portugal, the institution regulating the Novo Banco sale, was hoping for higher bids, but only got Apollo to raise their offer. According to Banco de Portugal, out of the three contenders, only the American Apollo company increased the bid for the “Novo Banco” buyout. The two other Chinese competitors, Fosun, and Anbang didn’t raise their bids. Novo...

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