Facebook users to 'spot' friends

Facebook users to 'spot' friends

AAP US Facebook users will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching. Nearby Friends is an optional tool, and will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses a smartphone's GPS system to tell a person's Facebook friends they are nearby - provided they have the feature turned on. Facebook said the Ne…

Australian Markets

  • Minerals Technologies Extends Tender Offer for Outstanding Shares of AMCOL International ACN Newswire - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    NEW YORK, NY -April 18, 2014-Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX - News) announced today that it has extended its tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE:ACO - News) for $45.75 per share in cash. All terms and conditions of the tender offer, other than the expiration date, remain the same. Unless extended further, the tender offer will now expire at 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on May 2, 2014. The tender offer was previously scheduled to expire at 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on April 18, 2014.

  • Deutsche Bank likes BHP Billiton Limited – should you? The Motley Fool Australia - 7 hours ago

    Despite the strong headwinds facing the mining sector, Deutsche Bank has reiterated its 'buy' rating on sector heavyweight BHP Billiton Limited (BHP.AX), giving it a price target of $43.50, which is 14% higher than today's price of $38.04. Meanwhile, CIMB maintains a price target of $42.80 and RBC Capital has reiterated an 'outperform' rating on the shares. You should look at BHP Billiton as a long-term investment prospect .

  • Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering. The company had offered ...

  • Weibo shares jump in market debut Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday. Weibo was launched four years ago by Chinese online media company Sina Corp. Weibo provides a Twitter-like ...

  • Mid-cap stocks are getting some love, finally Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    Maybe the middle child really should be the favorite. Just like families sometimes overlook the middle kid, investors all too often pay attention to just the smallest and largest stocks. Managers of mid-cap ...

  • Sina Weibo shares jump more than 10% after IPO AFP - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:16 PM AEST
    Sina Weibo shares jump more than 10% after IPO

    Shares of Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, jumped more than 10 percent in initial trade Thursday after an undersubscribed initial public offering. Weibo's parent, the Chinese Internet giant Sina Corp, sought to raise as much as $380 million listing the subsidiary on the Nasdaq exchange, but only pulled in $286 million as it ran into a market jittery over both tech and Chinese company shares.

  • Sina Weibo shares jump more than 6% after IPO AFP - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:12 PM AEST
    Sina Weibo shares jump more than 6% after IPO

    Shares of Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, began trading sharply higher Thursday after an undersubscribed initial public offering. Minutes into trade the shares were over $18, compared with the $17 ...

  • Japara Healthcare Ltd gives IPO investors a 27.5% stag profit – what investors need to know The Motley Fool Australia - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:13 PM AEST

    Freshly floated aged care operator Japara Healthcare Ltd (ASX:JHC) has surged 27.5% to $2.55 by early afternoon on Thursday after debuting on the stock market this morning. It's an amazing immediate profit for IPO investors - otherwise known as a 'stag profit'. The initial public offering (IPO) was priced at $2.00 per share which equated to an expensive looking 22.6 times price-to-earnings (PE) ratio. The market however appears comfortable with ascribing a high value to Japara, with investors excited by the quality of the business and its growth potential.

  • 'Chinese Twitter' firm Weibo to go public in US AFP - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:23 PM AEST
    'Chinese Twitter' firm Weibo to go public in US

    Sina Weibo, widely known as China's version of Twitter, is to go public in the United States Thursday at a price below expectations after a recent sell-off in technology stocks. The microblogging subsidiary of Chinese Internet behemoth Sina was to make its debut on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol "WB" in an initial public offering (IPO) expected to raise at least $340 million. Sina Weibo -- launched in August 2009 to provide services similar to Twitter, which is banned in China -- is a leading social media site in a country with 618 million Internet users -- the world's largest online community. But the estimated value of the IPO, filed by Weibo with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this month, was down on the sum of up to $500 million indicated in March -- reflecting a gloomy market outlook after the Nasdaq index suffered more than three weeks of declines.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:05 PM AEST

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: API - AUSTRALIAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES - down 1.5 cents, or 2.65 per cent, at 55 cents Australian Pharmaceutical Industries is ...

 

Company Finances

  • Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing Associated Press - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated ...

  • Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues Associated Press - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rio Mais, the consortium ...

  • From 'Unwrapped' to new TV show 'Rewrapped' Associated Press - 2 hours 28 minutes ago
    From 'Unwrapped' to new TV show 'Rewrapped'

    Consider the simple but beloved chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine that cookie encrusting a brioche roll tucked around a turkey meatball. Or turn your thoughts to a mass-produced cherry pie transformed ...

  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report Associated Press - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of ...

  • Can a car's brand image hurt its resale value? Bankrate.com - 3 hours ago

    I've never really paid attention to a car's brand image when I have bought a car, including any of the brand perception awards that some auto manufacturers advertise. But my current car doesn't have such a good image right now, thanks to some car recalls and some overall issues with the car brand. You can find out the resale value of car models that you're considering, but an unexpected event can put a dent in the price that you can ask for that car. According to ALG, which calculates so-called residual values and provides them to dealers, lenders and others in the industry, a car's brand image is a factor in calculating its resale value.

  • Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say ...

  • Two High-end Digital Duplicator Series from RISO Business Wire - 4 hours ago

    TOKYO--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION (TOKYO:6413)(President & C.E.O.: Akira Hayama) will conduct a worldwide successive launch of two high-end, high-speed digital duplicator series from May ...

  • Brewers seeks to rekindle Belgium's love of beer Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Brewers seeks to rekindle Belgium's love of beer

    The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say ...

  • Playstation4 (PS4) Sales Surpass 7.0 Million Units Worldwide ACN Newswire - 5 hours ago

    PS4 Furthers Global Momentum as Gamers Embrace Its Breakthrough Gameplay and Innovative Sharing Capabilities Tokyo, Apr 18, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced ...

  • PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes Associated Press - 13 hours ago
    PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes

    PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks. The company, which also makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, ...