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Read This Before You 'Unfriend' Facebook's Stock Again

"It's complicated" is the only relationship status that fits the rocky romance between Wall Street and Facebook. Shares of the social-networking giant took a hit on Friday after it failed to post blowout quarterly results. But are investors being unfair to Facebook?

Is Twitter Worth $3.7 Billion? Not in the Real World

That's the value a $200 million venture investment led by Kleiner Perkins this week implies. But that means Twitter, still lacking a viable business plan, would have a price-to-sales ratio of 840 compared to Facebook's 26 -- or Google's 8.7. And Twitter's growth may be stalling.

Initial Jobless Claims Higher Than Expected

In another setback on the employment front, initial jobless claims jumped a larger than anticipated 20,000 to 457,000, the Labor Department announced Thursday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had predicted initial jobless claims would total 443,000.

The Yahoo-Bing Search Deal Will Raise Ad Rates

Online advertisers may see up to a 78% price increase in paid-search rates once the search alliance between Yahoo and Microsoft is wrapped up. Cost-per-click will likely rise sharply as advertisers shift to the consolidated Bing search platform.

Rising Jobless Claims Point to a Still-Weak Labor Market

Initial jobless claims continue to trend in the wrong direction: They rose 13,000 to 472,000 last week, the Labor Department said, and are now up 3.5% since January. The more-telling four-week moving average also rose, by 3,250 to 466,500.

Here Comes the Great Internet Paywall

A paywall is rising at The New York Times, AT&T is limiting data-usage for the iPhone, and Hulu.com is going start charging viewers. What happened to the fundamental Internet ideas of free and unlimited?

eBay's clone of Craig's List, Kijiji

I wrote earlier about Craig's List, the down-and-dirty internet classifieds site that has grown into the dominant player in the online flea-market...