The Daily Blog Watch

The fastest-growing brands on the Web, Juniper by the numbers and more.
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Paul Kedrosky points out a recent Pirate Capital/activist win, as well as

the perils of piggybacking activists

.

Internet technology analyst extraordinaire Charlene Li notes that

Google's

(GOOG) - Get Report

strong brand

has both negatives and positive.

Speaking of which, BloggingStocks looks at

the fastest-growing brands

on the Web.

FinanceProfessor analyzes the relationship between

consumer confidence and stock market returns

.

Excellent analysis by Startup-Review on the

Advertising.com business

, which ended up getting bought by

Time Warner

(TWX)

for $435 million.

Do we really care about oil prices?

Econbrowser answers

.

24/7 Wall St.

breaks down Juniper

(JNPR) - Get Report

by the numbers.

This sounds vaguely Wizard-of-Oz-ish, but 13D Tracker

gives us the scoop

on The Lion Fund raising its stake in

Friendly Ice Cream

(FRN) - Get Report

.

Inspirational post about the

couple that built up

pomegranate juice company POM.

Tech guru and entrepreneur Chris Allen on

the difference between a venture capitalist and an angel investor

.

BloggingStocks

gives us some specifics

on Google's recent deals with

News Corp.

(NWS) - Get Report

and

Viacom

(VIA) - Get Report

.

The best magic trick in the world

.

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