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WellDoc is the next med-tech acquisition, sources say
Hulu bidding war edges up to $1B with DirecTV offer (report)
Facebook, Google, Groupon, and Twitter led all companies in private acquisitions in 2012

Box: The Path From Arrington’s Backyard To A Billion Dollar Business

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It’s no secret that many deals have been struck and key relationships formed at TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington’s former house in Atherton. In case you aren’t familiar, Arrington threw epic parties at his home for the tech community in the early days of TechCrunch. Police were called, booze was flowing,...
Box: The Path From Arrington’s Backyard To A Billion Dollar Business

Partnerships Provide The "Muscle" In The Mobile Payments War

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LevelUp is eyeing 250,000 new merchant locations for its mobile payments tech through a new partnership with the biggest payments player you've never heard of. Heartland Payment Systems is the unfamiliar engine behind ubiquitous major credit cards: Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover. Now Heartland is lending its might...
Partnerships Provide The "Muscle" In The Mobile Payments War

The Social Marketing Shakeup Continues: Syncapse Buys Clickable

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Have you bought or sold a company that helps companies market themselves on Facebook? Join the club — a consolidation wave has hit the industry in the last few months. Here’s the newest example: Syncapse, a 5-year-old company that helps companies manage their presence on Facebook, has acquired Clickable, a 6-year-old...
The Social Marketing Shakeup Continues: Syncapse Buys Clickable

Facebook's IPO Expected To Blow Google's Out Of The Water - Will Be The Largest VC Backed IPO Ever By 4X

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Dow Jones says Facebook is expected to smash three IPO records when it goes public. Google holds the current record for the largest IPO by a venture backed company which was valued at $24.6 billion in 2004. Facebook is expected to exceed that by about four times. Thanks in part...
Facebook's IPO Expected To Blow Google's Out Of The Water - Will Be The Largest VC Backed IPO Ever By 4X
Evernote's CEO wants your trust, not your data

Apple increasingly likely to depend on FRAND defense against HTC's second ITC complaint

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This morning I read a highly informative report by Bloomberg's Susan Decker on the first day of the ITC's evidentiary hearing on HTC's second ITC complaint against Apple. After the dismissal of five Google loan patents and the pre-trial withdrawal of a homegrown HTC patent, that case, which was temporarily...
Apple increasingly likely to depend on FRAND defense against HTC's second ITC complaint

Blockbuster UK finds a rescuing buyer, keeps staff and stores afloat

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When Blockbuster's UK brand entered administration at the start of the year, there were concerns that it would ultimately prove just another casualty of the inexorable move toward online video. Not quite: Gordon Brothers Europe, a private equity firm known for rescuing troubled companies, has bought Blockbuster's British assets....
Blockbuster UK finds a rescuing buyer, keeps staff and stores afloat

Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

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Two months ago, Boston-based app analytics company Crashlytics turned down an acquisition offer. Today, it’s turned the tables and acquired a company of its own. Crashlytics has acquired Firetower app, a company that makes bug detecting instruments for Javascript. Crashlytics swiped Firetower from the hands of a competing acquirer at...
Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

Why It Could Make Sense for Instagram to Take Sequoia Funding During Facebook Acquisition Talks

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Debate is already starting around Instagram's recently-announced acquisition by Facebook. e.g., Why the heck would Instagram sell a stake of its soon-to-be-acquired company to Sequoia (and Thrive, and Greylock, and Benchmark?) The reason is simple: playing chicken with a potential acquirer can drive a much higher valuation. And more importantly,...
Why It Could Make Sense for Instagram to Take Sequoia Funding During Facebook Acquisition Talks

StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State

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StumbleUpon today laid off 30 percent of its staff, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch. The move, which brings Stumbleupon’s employee count from 110 to 75, is part of a larger restructuring plan that will bring the web content discovery company to profitable operations in the first quarter of 2012....
StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State

Big Switch Hires Former Battery Ventures Partner As Networking Space Heats Up And Acquisition Speculations Swirl

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Big Switch, one of the hottest startups in the fast-growing software defined networking (SDN) market, has named Jason Matlof as its new vice president of marketing after he left Battery Ventures as a partner in September. The move is noteworthy, because it illustrates how fast the new networking space is emerging, as data becomes ever...
Big Switch Hires Former Battery Ventures Partner As Networking Space Heats Up And Acquisition Speculations Swirl

Report: Snapchat raising up to $100 million at a ~$500 million valuation

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According to GigaOm’s Om Malik, Snapchat is raising a massive round at a valuation that all but staggers the knees: up to $100 million, valuing the firm at around $500 million. What’s most interesting in Om’s report are his comments on the company’s most previous round: “In February 2013, the...
Report: Snapchat raising up to $100 million at a ~$500 million valuation
What Happens When The Cloud Abandons You

Blake Krikorian Leaves Amazon's Board Because He Just Sold His Startup To One Of Its Rivals (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Blake Krikorian has quit the board of Amazon.com Inc about a year and a half after joining to take up an unspecified role at the buyer of a company he owned. Krikorian, known for co-founding Sling Media in 2004, informed the...
Blake Krikorian Leaves Amazon's Board Because He Just Sold His Startup To One Of Its Rivals (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

WorldPay teams up with Discover to offer PayPal in-store checkout payments in US stores

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Global card payments acquirer WorldPay has announced a partnership with Discover Financial Services, a direct banking and payment services company, to enable its customers to accept PayPal in-store checkout payments in brick-and-mortar shops. WorldPay is a leading provider of electronic payment processing solutions that operates in more 30 different countries,...
WorldPay teams up with Discover to offer PayPal in-store checkout payments in US stores

The Fancy Just Raised $26.4 Million, With American Express On Board (AXP)

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The Fancy, a Pinterest-like website based in New York where users collect interesting-looking objects, has just raised $26.4 million, according to a disclosure form filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission. There aren't many details on the fundraising, which was made under The Fancy's corporate name, Thing Daemon, but there...
The Fancy Just Raised $26.4 Million, With American Express On Board (AXP)

Viacom: Google, YouTube Founders Willfully Ignored Infringement

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With the release of court filings in the three-year old copyright infringement suit between Viacom and YouTube, we’ve seen the video share site argue that it is not liable for infringing videos uploaded to its site, as it claims protection under the safe harbor provision of the Digital Milennium Copyright...
Viacom: Google, YouTube Founders Willfully Ignored Infringement
Analysis suggests RIM might not be worth buying, even with a user base of 78 million

IPOs surge while M&A activity withers

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You might not know it from the headlines you see on a regular basis, but in terms of initial public offerings, things are sizzling at the moment. The reason you are not being fed endless stories illustrating this fact is simply due to the reality that many small- and mid-cap...
IPOs surge while M&A activity withers

T-Mobile and MetroPCS working a deal? No way.

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Bloomberg is reporting yet another merger rumor about T-Mobile, this one involving MetroPCS. According to the report, T-Mobile USA parent Deutsche Telekom would either take control of or outright buy the regional CDMA and LTE operator. Maybe someone from Metro is talking with someone DT in some backroom somewhere in...
T-Mobile and MetroPCS working a deal? No way.

Mihir Shah Is Out As Tapjoy CEO in Surprise Shake-Up. Former Disney Exec Wadsworth Steps In.

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In a surprise shake-up at mobile app marketing company Tapjoy, CEO Mihir Shah resigned today while a former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth stepped in. There was an all-hands meeting at around 11 a.m. this morning and Mark Leschley, who is now chairman of the board, introduced Wadsworth. Shah wasn’t present....
Mihir Shah Is Out As Tapjoy CEO in Surprise Shake-Up. Former Disney Exec Wadsworth Steps In.

iOS wins over more new smartphone buyers as Android holds steady

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iOS is continuing to creep up on Android's smartphone market share, according to a recent survey by Nielsen. While iOS penetration remains a distant second to Android overall, survey respondents in the United States showed that 43 percent of recent smartphone acquirers purchased an iOS device, while new Android...
iOS wins over more new smartphone buyers as Android holds steady

EMC plan: Let Pivotal be Pivotal

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com For Pivotal Labs, it will be business as usual — only more so — after EMC’s purchase of the company . That’s according to Pivotal CEO Rob Mee. GigaOM broke the news of the acquisition last week. There has been some concern over Pivotal’s future as...
EMC plan: Let Pivotal be Pivotal

Ed tech accelerators go corporate: Pearson and Kaplan launch startup programs

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Have an idea for an ed tech startup? Now might be a good time to go forward with it, because in the last month not one, not two, but four new ed tech accelerators have launched. Earlier this month, we reported on the launches of Boston’s LearnLaunchX and New York’s...
Ed tech accelerators go corporate: Pearson and Kaplan launch startup programs

Ngmoco Team Reunites for N3TWORK to Restructure the Web With $12M From Kleiner Perkins

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By Neil Young’s telling, the parable of his previous startup Ngmoco is that the mobile gaming company monetized better and faster than others that are struggling because of lessons it learned from its Japanese acquirer DeNA about figuring out what topics people are genuinely interested in. Because of that focus...
Ngmoco Team Reunites for N3TWORK to Restructure the Web With $12M From Kleiner Perkins

Berlin, Instagram and alpha males - GP Bullhound's Julian Riedlbauer talks deals

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Tech investment bank GP Bullhound just opened an office in Berlin by taking over Pure Equity Advisors, a seven-month-old mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory house led by Julian Riedlbauer. GP Bullhound, which also has outposts in Stockholm, London, and San Francisco, wanted to get closer to what it described this week as one...
Berlin, Instagram and alpha males - GP Bullhound's Julian Riedlbauer talks deals

Posterous Finds a Home in the Arms of Twitter

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Twitter just announced that it has acquired Posterous, the YCombinator-backed blogging and sharing platform that competed early on with Tumblr. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Posterous had raised $10.1 million in two venture rounds plus early seed funding from investors including Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Jafco Ventures. I’d suspect...
Posterous Finds a Home in the Arms of Twitter
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