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Wednesday's Daily Blog Watch

Pondering Microsoft's rally, and is Informatica a takeover target?

Editor's note: Every morning, James Altucher presents the most timely, topical posts from the Web's best business blogs.

Jim answers questions



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, "Mad Money," and more.

Why has


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rallying lately



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I can't get all the rumors straight. Is Microsoft going for Facebook? Or

is it once again considering




Bespoke finds the

stocks with the highest interest and lowest short interest

on the Russell 1000.

Uber-billionaire Mark Cuban is the first person

to use his blog

to solicit votes for

Dancing with the Stars


Crossing Wall Street finds

a perfect growing company


I would not have thought it possible

but these cupcakes (with bacon on them) look insane

. And, this is just a teaser for the upcoming Good Life version of Blog Watch.

Hilary, Hilary, Hilary,

how do you keep finding these great stocks I've never heard of

. Stop it already.

Unusual stocks of the day:

stocks that rose on unusual volume yesterday

, and stocks with

unusual option activity

. These are all potential breakout plays.

Congratulations to my friends at Infectious Greed (Paul Kedrosky) and (Michelle Leder) for

this best of the Web award


Business Week


Sramana Mitra believes



might be an acquisition target


Stock Market Beat points out that although


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up on its recent earnings news

, it also got cheaper.

Stockerblog, of all people,

points out the connection between chess and hip-hop

. (Full disclosure: I did some work for the Wu-Tang Clan a decade ago.)

PaidContent believes that



might be for sale again


Notable Calls notes that

Avid Technology

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might be having a weak quarter


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