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Social ad targeting firm 33Across raises $13.1M

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33Across, an ad tech startup that uses vast amounts of social data to target audiences, has raised an additional $13.1 million. The Series C round, led by new investor Pelion Ventures and including current investors Flybridge Capital, Greycroft Partners, First Round Capital, iNovia Capital, Panorama Capital, QED Investors, Metamorphic Ventures,...
Social ad targeting firm 33Across raises $13.1M
ZipCar, Google, cars and the inevitability of the Internet
More valley, less silicon: is China’s dragon about to roar?

The Hatchery Launches a Fashion District Coworking Space and a ‘Sweat Fund’ To Help Startups Close Deals

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Ms. Huang If you hadn't heard, office space in New York is increasingly hard to come by. The Hatchery, the startup advisory firm behind the infamously rigorous pitch events "Are You Serious?" and The Gauntlet, wants to help with that--and a whole host of other problems early-stage startups have to...
The Hatchery Launches a Fashion District Coworking Space and a ‘Sweat Fund’ To Help Startups Close Deals

Will the Web Save the Radio Star? [MediaMemo]

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Is radio making a comeback? Hard to believe, but advisory firm BIA/Kelsey says the battered industry will see revenues bump up slightly this year, following years of decline — and will keep growing after that. Kelsey projects that U.S. revenues will grow 1.5 percent this year, and another two to...
Will the Web Save the Radio Star? [MediaMemo]
Executives predict a broad chip industry rebound in 2013

Exclusive: Code Advisors Takes a $25 Million Investment From J.P. Morgan

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Code Advisors is getting a $25 million investment from financial services giant JPMorgan Chase for a minority stake in the Silicon Valley-based boutique investment bank and advisory firm. The influx of cash will allow Code to grow quicker, said Quincy Smith, one of the firm’s founders, which also include...
Exclusive: Code Advisors Takes a $25 Million Investment From J.P. Morgan
5 ways the booming crowdsourcing ecosystem is changing in 2013

What's wrong with the tech valuations?

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LinkedIn stock as of July 7, 2012 For nearly a decade and a half, internet companies have been accorded nosebleed valuations by the stock markets. Despite shaky business fundamentals, internet companies have often gotten a premium in the markets. Magister Advisors, an M&A advisory firm in a press release emailed...
What's wrong with the tech valuations?

Kodak Agrees To Sell Digital Imaging Patent Portfolio For $525M To Consortium Of 12 Licensees, Including Apple, Google, Facebook

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Kodak has agreed to sell its digital imaging portfolio to a consortium of 12 licensees for $525 million, organized by patent-holding company Intellectual Ventures and patent risk advisory firm RPX Corporation. It said it will use the proceeds from the sale to pay down bankruptcy debt — the transaction is subject...
Kodak Agrees To Sell Digital Imaging Patent Portfolio For $525M To Consortium Of 12 Licensees, Including Apple, Google, Facebook

Analyzing Microsoft’s Patent Play With AOL

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By Don Clark and Shira Ovide Just what is Microsoft getting in its $1.1 billion patent deal with AOL? There’s no question AOL staked an early claim on some of the Internet’s core inventions, but just how useful its patents will be in today’s battles remains unclear. The company once...
Analyzing Microsoft’s Patent Play With AOL

MetroPCS shareholders urged to vote down merger with T-Mobile

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A major investor advisory firm has recommended against shareholder approval of T-Mobile USA’s pending merger with MetroPCS. According to Bloomberg, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. told MetroPCS shareholders to vote against the deal next month. In a report to investors, ISS says it’s opposed to the deal because it feels...
MetroPCS shareholders urged to vote down merger with T-Mobile

Java Application Deployment Platform Jelastic Raises $2 Million from Russian Venture Funds

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This post is written by our regular contributor Natasha Starkell, the CEO of GoalEurope, the outsourcing advisory firm and a publication about outsourcing, innovation and startups in Central and Eastern Europe. Twitter @NatashaStarkell. Gplus.to/natashastarkell. Jelastic, a U.S./Ukrainian/Russian provider of a cloud-based deployment platform for Java apps, has closed a $2...
Java Application Deployment Platform Jelastic Raises $2 Million from Russian Venture Funds

Clearwire disparages advisory firm that panned Sprint deal

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After Glass Lewis reiterates shareholders should vote no to Sprint buyout, Clearwire tries to undercut [Read more]...
Clearwire disparages advisory firm that panned Sprint deal

Shared Online Paywall Service Piano Media Secures Euro 2 million from 3TS

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Slovak startup Piano Media, which has challenged the online media industry with an aggregated paywall concept, has raised 2 million Euros from 3TS, one of the leading private equity funds in Central and Eastern Europe. Piano Media, launched in May 2011, enables online publications to offer their readers premium content...
Shared Online Paywall Service Piano Media Secures Euro 2 million from 3TS

Why investors bought 71 US newspapers last year

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There is still a newspaper publishing market in the United States. Seventy-one of the country's daily newspapers changed hands last year in deals totalling just under $800m (£509m).Why? A New York Times article concedes that answering that question is difficult. Both advertising and circulation revenues "have come under tremendous pressure...
Why investors bought 71 US newspapers last year

Investis bought by management in £30m-plus deal

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Company that builds corporate websites and iPad apps also acquires Hemscott's investor relations business as part of dealInvestis, which builds corporate websites and iPad apps for FTSE 100 companies, is to be bought out by its management in a £30m-plus deal that will also see it snap up Hemscott's investor...
Investis bought by management in £30m-plus deal

The great Silicon Valley IPO debate

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It’s not whether your company should go public or not — that’s a given — it’s about which kind of bank you should go with, big or boutique. By Richard Nieva, contributor FORTUNE — So you’ve got a successful technology company, and now you’re poised to go public. What bank...
The great Silicon Valley IPO debate

Five keys to creating measurable mobile consumer engagement

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This sponsored post is produced by Jeff Michaud, Vice President of Marketing, 3Cinteractive. 1. Develop intimacy with your customer’s “mobile profile” In today’s mobile-centric world, different demographic and psychographic consumer groups will display varying expectations and demand for mobile interactions with your brand. This makes it critical to understand and...
Five keys to creating measurable mobile consumer engagement

AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

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The ~800 patents that AOL's trying to sell are worth about $290 million, reports the New York post, citing patent advisory firm M-Cam. That's not nothing, but it's also a far cry from the $1 billion that some AOL shareholders were hoping for. To put the number in perspective,...
AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

Facebook's Dual-Class Share Scheme Slammed

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A prominent proxy advisory firm criticized Facebook for the unusual degree of control that Mark Zuckerberg, its founder and chief executive, will hold following the company's proposed initial public stock offering....
Facebook's Dual-Class Share Scheme Slammed

Amazon.com should buy Coinstar: A tech prediction that makes a ton of sense

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Coinstar's Redbox unit has been growing fast after missteps by Netflix A few months ago, the tech blogosphere exploded after rumors emerged that Amazon.com was considering opening physical retail stores. Since those reports, we haven’t heard a peep about whether the Seattle online retailer would break with tradition and expand...
Amazon.com should buy Coinstar: A tech prediction that makes a ton of sense

H-P Autonomy Mess a Governance Question

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The apparent failure of due diligence in Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Autonomy brings into question the board's handling of the deal, says Tony Sondhi, an accounting expert and founder of investment advisory firm, A.C. Sondhi & Associates....
H-P Autonomy Mess a Governance Question

How Blackstone is finding BYOD success with BYOA(pple)

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Bill Murphy, CTO and managing director at Blackstone, a global investment and advisory firm, knew he wanted to find a way to allow employees to use their own devices for work. The demand was there, and he was increasingly hearing about how adding in BYOD would help productivity....
How Blackstone is finding BYOD success with BYOA(pple)
Rackspace sues "most notorious patent troll in America"

ISS Urges "No" Votes on Three HP Directors

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A major proxy-advisory firm is urging Hewlett-Packard Co. shareholders to oppose the re-election of Chairman Ray Lane and two other directors, citing lapses in supervision around the company’s $11 billion acquisition of U.K. software company Autonomy. Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises big investors how to vote in corporate elections, criticized...
ISS Urges "No" Votes on Three HP Directors

ISS Urges 'No' Votes at H-P

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Proxy-advisory firm ISS is urging Hewlett-Packard shareholders to oppose the re-election of Chairman Ray Lane and two other directors, citing lapses in supervision around the company's $11 billion acquisition of software maker Autonomy....
ISS Urges 'No' Votes at H-P

MESA launches its own venture fund with $10 million ready for up to 70 NY-based startups

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Investment bank and strategic advisory firm MESA has just announced the launch of MESA+, a New York-focused $10 million Seed and Series A venture fund led by Jacob Brody, Mark Patricof and Andrew Montgomery. MESA+ has plans to invest in 50 to 70 companies alongside big names like Lerer Ventures, Google Ventures, IA Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, True Ventures, Floodgate...
MESA launches its own venture fund with $10 million ready for up to 70 NY-based startups

Telcentris Raises $5.3M For Calling, Chatting, Faxing (And More) App VoxOx

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Telcentris, the maker of “unified communications” app VoxOx, says it has raised $5.3 million in its first institutional funding. The VoxOx desktop and iPhone apps combine features like VoIP calling, texting, chatting, and faxing; aggregate contact info from Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere; and offer Google Voice-style support for calling multiple...
Telcentris Raises $5.3M For Calling, Chatting, Faxing (And More) App VoxOx
As Facebook lockout ends, new millionaires struggle with new wealth
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