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Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

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Verizon Communications is preparing a $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone Group, reports Reuters. Verizon’s board is expected to discuss the potential buyout next week ahead of its annual shareholder meeting. Verizon Communications and UK-based Vodafone formed Verizon Wireless as a...
Verizon Reportedly Preparing $100B Bid For Vodafone's Verizon Wireless Stake

Netsuite Beats Expectations and Raises 2013 Sales Outlook

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Don’t look now, but Netsuite, the cloud-based software company that runs businesses large and small, just reported quarterly results, and when compared to traditional enterprise IT companies like IBM and EMC that have reported in the last few days, their fortunes couldn’t be more different, in a good way. A...
Netsuite Beats Expectations and Raises 2013 Sales Outlook

China's 360Buy Raises $700M Ahead Of Potential IPO, Wants To Become Stronger Alibaba Rival

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360Buy, the quick-delivery shopping site once described as the Chinese mashup of Amazon and Fresh Direct, announced $700 million USD in funding on Friday. While this gives the company, China’s second largest e-tailer after Alibaba, enough cash to delay its much-anticipated IPO, one of its investors, Kingdom Holding Company, a...
China's 360Buy Raises $700M Ahead Of Potential IPO, Wants To Become Stronger Alibaba Rival
HP bought Autonomy 'out of frustration and desperation' despite red flags

Time Inc. Keeps Shrinking

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Later this year Time Warner is supposed to jettison Time Inc., its iconic publishing arm. Today’s earnings results illustrate why. And they also make it tough to imagine Time Inc.’s appeal to public investors. The good news: It’s still a really big publishing company, with 23 percent of the U.S....
Time Inc. Keeps Shrinking

Anti-Piracy Group Already Demanding That Kim Dotcom's New Mega Service Be Shut Down

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This probably isn't a huge surprise, but with the launch of Kim Dotcom's new Mega cloud drive system, many in the entertainment industry have assumed that he must be relaunching Megaupload and a way to infringe. However, it seems pretty clear that Mega is quite different and mostly resembles other...
Anti-Piracy Group Already Demanding That Kim Dotcom's New Mega Service Be Shut Down

Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

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Mixpanel, the analytics startup backed by Sequoia Capital, hasn’t yet succeeded in its goal of unseating established analytics services like Omniture — but momentum is building. Let’s start with the biggest number that co-founder Suhail Doshi shared with me this week. He says the company is now tracking 4 billion...
Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

Apple Issues Statement About Returning Cash to Shareholders

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Apple has issued a press release reiterating its commitment to return some of its extremely large cash pile to shareholders, saying that Apple management and the Board of Directors are in "active discussions" about how to return cash to shareholders. This follows letter sent to Apple shareholders this morning by...
Apple Issues Statement About Returning Cash to Shareholders

TechStars Seattle grad GoMiles acquired by travel startup Traxo

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GoMiles, a Seattle startup that allows consumers to better manage frequent flyer miles, has been acquired by Dallas-based Traxo in a deal of undisclosed size. Led by Michael Komarnitsky and Marc Kamaka, GoMiles was part of the TechStars Seattle 2010 class. I caught up with the company (and the other TechStars’...
TechStars Seattle grad GoMiles acquired by travel startup Traxo
SmartAsset pulls shroud off making personal finance decisions
Prezi adds a third dimension to its zooming presentations

HasOffers scores $9.4M first round led by Accel Partners

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HasOffers, a company offering tools to help companies track the performance of their online ads, has raised a Series A led by Accel Partners, with additional funds from RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser and Founder’s Co-op’s Chris DeVore. HasOffers is based in Seattle and has 79 employees. It has been...
HasOffers scores $9.4M first round led by Accel Partners

On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations

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In what may — or may not — turn out to be its final earnings report as a publicly held company, computing giant Dell just reported profits that beat the expectations of analysts. Dell reported earnings of 40 cents per share on sales of $14.3 billion, better than the consensus...
On Its Way to Going Private, Dell Beats Street's Expectations
The P2P Lending Experiment: Lending Club Surpasses $1B In Personal Loans, Hits Profitability

Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

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Those always-chatty bankers are at it again. Today they’ve told Bloomberg News that Dell is one of several companies in talks to acquires Quest Software. I’ve never heard of Quest Software, but its a 25-year old company that last year it reported $857 million in sales and a $44 million...
Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

Twitter’s Not-So-Secret Monetization Plan About To Launch

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Twitter has been rumored to be launching a new ad network for the site for some time now, yet the company confirmed with CNBC that the service will launch soon. We’d assume that this means the company will make the official announcement at the Chirp developer conference on April 14th....
Twitter’s Not-So-Secret Monetization Plan About To Launch

AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices reported today that its first quarter results beat expectations, but the company had a big loss of $590 million. While AMD is very competitive with its product line-up, the results show that it’s not easy to stay in the unending war with Intel, the world’s...
AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

HP's Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations on Weak Sales

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Quarterly results from Hewlett-Packard just crossed the wires and they’re better than expected on the bottom line, but weaker on the top. Per-share earnings were 87 cents, down 4.4 percent from a year ago on sales of $27.6 billion, which amounts to a decline of 10 percent from last year....
HP's Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations on Weak Sales

Even After The Crash, Facebook Is Twice The Price Of The Average Hot Tech Stock...

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In case you needed further confirmation of how insensitive investors were to price when it came to getting in on the Facebook IPO... Even after falling 45% from its IPO, Facebook stock is still trading at more than twice the price of the average hot tech stock on a price-earnings...
Even After The Crash, Facebook Is Twice The Price Of The Average Hot Tech Stock...

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders
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Apple Dividend More Likely Than $100 Billion Toga Party

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Will Apple ever return some of its growing cash pile to investors? Can shareholders expect a dividend now that the company’s amassed nearly $100 billion in cash and marketable securities? Maybe. That was the gist of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s remarks on the issue Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology...
Apple Dividend More Likely Than $100 Billion Toga Party

HP Spins Off webOS Into A Brand New Company Called Gram; Mission Unknown

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Ever since HP killed off webOS hardware, the fate of the webOS GBU (general business unit) was as yet unknown. But according to a flyer that has floated out of the HP office, it would seem that the webOS group, along with Enyo and Cloud services, has branched away from...
HP Spins Off webOS Into A Brand New Company Called Gram; Mission Unknown
A Detailed Breakdown Of How Yahoo Could Be On The Hook For Billions In Mexico (YHOO)

SailThru, A Personalized Content And Analytics Platform, Is Raising A ~$20 Million Series B Round Of Financing

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Sailthru, an analytics startup that helps companies deliver personalized content to every unique user, is raising a fresh $20-25 million Series B round, multiple sources say. The round is still underway and the lead investor is yet to be determined. We've heard there's interest from both Khosla Ventures and IVP....
SailThru, A Personalized Content And Analytics Platform, Is Raising A ~$20 Million Series B Round Of Financing

Smallknot Helps Locals Raise Cash To Keep Their Favorite Small Biz Alive

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Three former Wall Streeters have come up with a way for consumers to lend to their favorite small biz and have a real stake in their community.  Smallknot connects shoppers with local mom-and-pops in need of a smallish loan using a model that's part crowdfunding à la Kickstarter and microfinancing used on...
Smallknot Helps Locals Raise Cash To Keep Their Favorite Small Biz Alive

A familiar face at AdReady: Aaron Finn returns as CEO

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Aaron Finn AdReady co-founder Aaron Finn stepped down from the online advertising rat race a few years ago to return to his home in Iowa. But now the former Classmates.com executive, who co-founded AdReady in 2006, is back at the helm of the Seattle startup. AdReady today is announcing that...
A familiar face at AdReady: Aaron Finn returns as CEO

Cash Flow

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Cash Flow

News Corp. to take up to $1.4-billion write-down

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News Corp. to take up to $1.4-billion write-down: Meg James on the very late Friday (before a holiday weekend, no less) announcement that News Corp. would write-down up to $1.4 billion due to the decaying value of its publishing assets: The company's U.S. publishing assets also contributed to the reduced...
News Corp. to take up to $1.4-billion write-down

Shares of Concur fall despite revenues increasing 26%

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Shares of Concur are down more than five percent in trading today despite the fact that the company beat its expectations for revenue, cash flow and other financial metrics during its fiscal third quarter. “Our core business continues to perform ahead of our expectations across all geographies and channels,” said...
Shares of Concur fall despite revenues increasing 26%
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