Monday, March 30, 2009

Oops! It's hard being a global, between startups eating your lunch and government asking for transparency . . . .

Skype to Launch iPhone Software -
"EBay Inc.'s Skype unit plans to release a version of its Internet-based phone software for Apple Inc.'s iPhone."

and from Bloomberg
March 30 (Bloomberg) -- Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private-equity firm, rebuffed a request from securities regulators to publicly disclose the performance of its buyout and hedge funds while Fortress Investment Group LLC agreed.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked both New York-based companies to include fund returns in their financial reports, according to letters the agency released earlier this month. Fortress did so in its annual report. Blackstone told the SEC it wouldn’t.

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