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Private Sales Club Privalia Tops Up Its Total Funding To $251M, With $32M From New Investor Sofina To Drive Latam Growth

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Another funding raise for a collaborative consumption startup: Spain-based private sales club Privalia, which sells branded clothes and accessories at discounted prices to members in the five markets it currently plays in, has closed a new €25 million round ($32.3 million). The company did not specify which round this latest raise falls under...
Private Sales Club Privalia Tops Up Its Total Funding To $251M, With $32M From New Investor Sofina To Drive Latam Growth
In Its First Report Since Going Public, Trulia Posts First Profitable Quarter, Record Revenue

IT Services Provider, Advanced, Buys Education Software Provider Serco Learning For £7.25M; Eyes Public Sector Cross-Selling

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U.K.-based IT software and services provider, Advanced Computer Software Group (Advanced) — which has clients in both public and private sectors in its home market and abroad — has announced the acquisition of education software provider Serco Learning for £7.25 million ($11.6 million) in cash, £6.25 million of which is payable to Serco...
IT Services Provider, Advanced, Buys Education Software Provider Serco Learning For £7.25M; Eyes Public Sector Cross-Selling

Some Perspective

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I don't disagree with PG when he says that Facebook's IPO performance (or lack thereof) has the potential to impact valuations in startup land. I think it will be particularly impactful on the late stage and secondary markets where most of the IPO valuation speculation is happening. But let's put...
Some Perspective
Equifax to buy CSC's credit services biz for $1B cash

Ingenico acquires Ogone for €360m so it can become a one-stop-shop for multi-channel payments

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French payment solution company Ingenico has announced it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Ogone, a pan-European online payment service provider for €360 million ($484,127,998). With this move, Ingenico says that it marks a key milestone in its strategy to create a unique “one-stop-shop” provider covering multi-channel payment solutions. Ingenico says...
Ingenico acquires Ogone for €360m so it can become a one-stop-shop for multi-channel payments

Zynga's Fourth-Quarter Earnings Are Out, Beating Expectations (ZNGA)

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Zynga's fourth-quarter earnings are out. The headline numbers: Q4 revenue of $311 million, flat year-over-year, and bookings of $261 million, down 15% year-over-year Q4 net loss of $48.6 million, down 89% year-over-year, adjusted EBITDA of $45 million, down 34% year-over-year Q4 GAAP EPS of ($0.06) and non-GAAP EPS of $0.01...
Zynga's Fourth-Quarter Earnings Are Out, Beating Expectations (ZNGA)

Facebook's Q4 Revenue Will 'Explode' Now That It's Stuffing Ads Into The Mobile App (FB)

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Facebook has been upgraded by bearish BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield from a sell to neutral rating this morning. Greenfield believes Facebook revenue will "explode" in Q4 because the company is stuffing more ads in the news feed of the mobile app. Here are his updated estimates: Q4 ad revenues now...
Facebook's Q4 Revenue Will 'Explode' Now That It's Stuffing Ads Into The Mobile App (FB)

Zynga hopes to retain top executives with bigger bonuses tied to performance, Mark Pincus' new annual salary is $1

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Zynga today filed a form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission which reveals that in 2013 the company’s top executives will be compensated with larger bonuses, but that these will be more closely tied to their performance. Zynga has been hemorrhaging its top executives since late 2012. Most...
Zynga hopes to retain top executives with bigger bonuses tied to performance, Mark Pincus' new annual salary is $1

Groupon’s First Public Quarter: Overvalued, Schmovervalued

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Groupon has released its numbers ahead of its first ever quarterly earnings call and as expected, they’re not terrible. The company earned $506.5 million, a 194% increase over last year. Doubling its revenue is impressive but it shows slowing growth–this quarter last year Groupon had grown revenue by 400%. A...
Groupon’s First Public Quarter: Overvalued, Schmovervalued

MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million

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MoneySupermarket, a UK Price comparison site for financial services, is acquiring advice site MoneySavingExpert from founder Martin Lewis, for £87m. Personal finance journalist Martin Lewis launched MoneySavingExpert in 2003 and according to Google Analytics it gets 39 million unique visitors and about 277 million page impressions a month. That makes...
MoneySupermarket To Acquire MoneySavingExpert For £87 million
Yelp Misses In Q4 With Net Loss Of $5.3M, While Revenues Grew 65 Percent To $41M

To Justify A $100 Billion Valuation, Facebook Has To Generate $400 Of Revenue Per Member

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Is Facebook expensive or cheap at its current valuation?  What’s the value of a network? That is a question we have been asking here at CoRise.  Facebook is more than a “social portal” - it is a network. Much of the fifinancial discussion that has taken place since the...
To Justify A $100 Billion Valuation, Facebook Has To Generate $400 Of Revenue Per Member

Grid giant ABB throws down $1B for Power-One and its solar gear

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Even though solar panel makers are struggling mightily, the solar panel market is expected to grow steadily. That’s why Swiss grid giant ABB announced on Monday morning that it will spend around $1 billion to buy one of the leaders in the solar inverter industry, publicly-traded, Power-One. Solar inverters convert...
Grid giant ABB throws down $1B for Power-One and its solar gear

Kodak's annual loss reaches $1.38 billion--nearly twice as much as 2011

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Photo giant Eastman Kodak told investors in its annual report that it planned to emerge from bankruptcy by the middle of this year. It would do so by focusing on its strongest segment of the company: digital printing. Still, on Monday the company outlined a long road ahead in...
Kodak's annual loss reaches $1.38 billion--nearly twice as much as 2011

Zillow Reports Record Q1 Revenue Of $22.8M, Buys Rental Software Developer RentJuice For $40M

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Real estate listings site Zillow just reported earnings. NThe company reported record revenue of $22.8 million, up 103% over first quarter 2011. Net Income cae in at $1.7 million, resulting in EPS of $0.06. Analysts expected earnings of $0.03 per share on revenue of $21.5 million. Zillow is also buying...
Zillow Reports Record Q1 Revenue Of $22.8M, Buys Rental Software Developer RentJuice For $40M

Here's a Facebook Defender - JP Morgan Thinks Mobile Ads Pass $900 Million Next Year

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iStockphoto Cheer up, David Ebersman. Here’s someone in New York who likes you: J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth thinks Facebook will be worth $30 a share – about 66 percent more than the battered stock is trading at this morning. Yes, that’s a steep haircut from the $45 target Anmuth...
Here's a Facebook Defender - JP Morgan Thinks Mobile Ads Pass $900 Million Next Year

SharesPost Report Values Facebook At $9 Billion, Estimates 2010 Revenues At $1 Billion

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SharesPost, a private equity market that allows employees and founders to convert some of their shares into cash launched a publication platform to include reports that give greater insight into the valuations of companies like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We examined last year’s report, which estimated Facebook’s valuation between $4...
SharesPost Report Values Facebook At $9 Billion, Estimates 2010 Revenues At $1 Billion
Citigroup's Star Tech Analyst Mark Mahaney Fired Over Leaks To TechCrunch (FB, AOL)

Facebook Is Getting Crushed -- Down 4% (FB)

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Facebook can't buy a break. The stock is off 4% this morning after it got a mixed report from Bernstein analyst Carlos Kirjner. Kirjner raised his rating on Facebook to Market Perform from Underperform, reports Eric Savitz at Forbes. He has a $23 price target on the stock. While that...
Facebook Is Getting Crushed -- Down 4% (FB)

Time Warner to make over $350 million-a-year from cable modem rentals

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Time Warner Cable, a cable broadband service provider, has started to charge its customers a $2.50 monthly (broadband modem) rental fee, a fee that is going to increase to $3.95 a month in the fourth quarter of 2012. The modem rental fee doesn’t impact about a million Signature Home, Price Lock Guarantee and...
Time Warner to make over $350 million-a-year from cable modem rentals

A fighting chance: News Corp's news and books are profitable as co. starts anew

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On the eve of Christmas, News Corp has finally revealed details about how the company will look after it cuts away its hyper-profitable entertainment business and requires its publishing operations to walk on their own. Here’s a look at some of the financial figures that will determine whether the reborn...
A fighting chance: News Corp's news and books are profitable as co. starts anew

Why The Source Of Venture Capital Is As Important As The Money Itself

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This post is written by Serguei Beloussov, PhD, is a Senior Founding Partner at Runa Capital, a founder of a virtualization technology company Parallels. Follow him on twitter. Money can be different; it can be “smart” and “not so smart”. When seeding or growing a start-up, it’s critical to attract the...
Why The Source Of Venture Capital Is As Important As The Money Itself

Mobile Advertising Provider Velti Sees Major Revenue Hike (VELT)

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Velti, the mobile advertising and marketing behemoth, is boasting 75 percent year-on-year revenue growth at the end of Q1 2012. The 11-year-old global provider had a first quarter revenue of $51.8 million, but a net loss of $8.8 million. That was less than its net loss of $15.9 million for...
Mobile Advertising Provider Velti Sees Major Revenue Hike (VELT)

Mobile network 3 reports second operating profit in 11 years

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UK arm of business increases customer base to 8.2 million and reports 14% increase in revenuesThe UK arm of mobile network 3 Group has reported its second annual operating profit since launch 11 years ago and increased its customer base by 18% to 8.2 million.Revenues were up 14% to £1.787bn,...
Mobile network 3 reports second operating profit in 11 years

Trulia Beats Analysts With Record Q4 Revenue, But Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

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In its second earnings report as a public company, online real estate site Trulia saw both higher revenue and a bigger loss than analyst estimates, reporting revenue of $20.6 million and a net loss of $1.59 million for the quarter ending on December 30. That’s a (non-GAAP) loss of 3...
Trulia Beats Analysts With Record Q4 Revenue, But Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss

Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

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In its first ever earnings report as a publicly-traded company, Yelp said it earned $27.6 million in revenue up 59 percent from the $16.5 million it made in the same time a year ago. It lost $9.8 million, more than triple the $2.7 million it lost in the same time...
Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

Yelp's disappointing Q4 net loss of $5.3m comes despite $41.2m in revenue, up 65% from Q4 2011

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Today Yelp reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $41.2 million and an earnings per share loss of $0.08. Analysts had expected the company to lose $0.03 per share on revenue of $40.2 million. The company’s net income was $5.3 million. In regular trading, Yelp rose sharply, climbing nearly 6...
Yelp's disappointing Q4 net loss of $5.3m comes despite $41.2m in revenue, up 65% from Q4 2011

Schibsted's high-octane digital diversification

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The Norwegian media group is aiming for digital dominance one market at a time - and now its sights are set on FranceThe Norwegian media group Schibsted now aggressively invests in startups. The goal: digital dominance, one market at a time. France is next in line. Here is a look...
Schibsted's high-octane digital diversification

WALL STREET ON AOL'S EARNINGS: Meh

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AOL reported its first quarter performance this morning. We haven't had a chance to dig into the numbers yet, but analyst Victor Anthony of Topeka has. He's not impressed. For the first time in a while, AOL failed to beat analysts' revenue estimates, mainly because of unexpected weakness at its...
WALL STREET ON AOL'S EARNINGS: Meh
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