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Japan's CyberAgent invests in Indonesian baby e-tailer Bilna, started by Groupon-Disdus founders

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CyberAgent Ventures is one of the most active investors across Southeast Asia’s startup communities, through its dedicated ‘CA Asia Internet Fund I’, and the Japanese VC has announced a new addition to its portfolio: Indonesia baby and toddler retailer Bilna. Singapore’s East Ventures, another well-known Southeast Asia investor, has also partaken...
Japan's CyberAgent invests in Indonesian baby e-tailer Bilna, started by Groupon-Disdus founders
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Lightbank-Backed Social Gifting Platform Boomerang Expands To 3 New Cities, Launches Mobile Apps

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Boomerang, the Facebook-based gifting service that launched its beta test in Chicago earlier this year, just announced that it is now expanding beyond its initial market and making its first move to launching its nationwide operations. Starting today, Boomerang users in three new cities, New York, Austin and Indianapolis, can...
Lightbank-Backed Social Gifting Platform Boomerang Expands To 3 New Cities, Launches Mobile Apps

Facebook's Buffy Phone: Yep, It's Still Happening

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Facebook continues to make progress on its Buffy phone project, the company’s most serious effort so far to extend its desktop platform on mobile devices. As colleague Liz Gannes and I wrote in a series of articles last year, the social network is working on building its own mobile platform...
Facebook's Buffy Phone: Yep, It's Still Happening
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Startups clear out cash registers to usher in retail revolution

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. The cash register is a relic of the Civil War era and has reigned as an icon of American...
Startups clear out cash registers to usher in retail revolution

Zynga Builds Lobbying Presence on Gambling

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Zynga has begun investing in state and federal lobbying efforts around gambling with real money, even as the social gaming firm predicts the U.S. won't be an initial market for the potentially lucrative new line of business....
Zynga Builds Lobbying Presence on Gambling

El-Erian Explains What The Facebook IPO Tells Us About Investors' Brains

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Behavioral finance specialists will have a field day with the Facebook IPO as it speaks volumes to an issue that differentiates them from those that espouse the efficient market hypothesis. Namely, that investors can be vulnerable to mistakes dictated by unconscious biases. Or, put another way, the manner that our brains have...
El-Erian Explains What The Facebook IPO Tells Us About Investors' Brains

Rebound: Groupon's share price has doubled since its record lows, rising 99% in 58 days

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Groupon has recently been a quiet tear, doubling its share price since its record low in the middle of November last year, with its market capitalization rising towards the $3.5 billion mark. The company has still suffered incredible declines: its 52 week low may be a mere $2.63, but its 53 week...
Rebound: Groupon's share price has doubled since its record lows, rising 99% in 58 days

LiquidPlanner's new CEO: How Liz Pearce rose to the top at age 35

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Liz Pearce LiquidPlanner, the Bellevue-based project management software company, this morning named a new CEO — Liz Pearce, 35, a marketing specialist who previously worked as the company’s chief operating officer. Charles Seybold, the company’s co-founder and previous CEO, will become the company’s chief product officer. In a blog post this...
LiquidPlanner's new CEO: How Liz Pearce rose to the top at age 35
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