A Tech Bubble


California's Silicon Valley might be a bubble of innovation; but is that bubble about to burst?

Peter Thiel is the author of “Zero to One;” a book that is being billed as one of the smartest ever written to teach people about economics. And with a background that includes co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor in Facebook Thiel is an ideal teacher.

And despite selling his company to Ebay Thiel says companies today should not be in a big hurry to sell. He also doesn’t believe that Silicon Valley is in a tech bubble. He says in the 90’s there were about 300 tech IPO’s; today there’s around 40 and consumer enthusiasm is fading.  read more »

Social Media Major


College degrees are going social.

Soon some college students will have an excuse for all the Facebook comments, tweets and pictures they spend hours posting. They can call it homework thanks to a new social media major offered by Newberry College in South Carolina.

But the workload isn’t all friend requests and Farmville. An associate professor says the major is a combination of graphic design, communications, business, marketing, psychology and statistics.

It’s also designed to give entrepreneurial minded students a reason to stay in school and not emulate past do-it-yourselfers. For example, Mark Zuckerberg left Harvard to focus on Facebook. Bill Gates left to start Microsoft.  read more »