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Pearson buys 5% stake in NOOK Media, the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble joint venture, for $89.5m

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A bit of news straight out of left field today that should perk some ears over at Amazon.com HQ: publishing and education company Pearson has announced that it is investing nearly $90 million in cash in NOOK Media, the recently formed joint-venture of Microsoft and Barnes & Noble. The strategic...
Pearson buys 5% stake in NOOK Media, the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble joint venture, for $89.5m
Google's YouTube reportedly set ink new investment deal with Vevo

Facebook IPO Filing: What to Look Out For

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(This story has also been posted on sister blog Deal Journal. Over at MarketWatch, Dan Gallagher has a walk up to Facebook’s IPO filing: Reuters Facebook is widely believed to be readying its first initial-public-offering papers this week, with its prospective IPO looming as one of the biggest market debuts...
Facebook IPO Filing: What to Look Out For

Google looking to make strategic $50M investment in Vevo to keep its high-quality music content on YouTube

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Two weeks ago we heard that Google was intent on investing in Vevo. Today, those rumors heat up with some specifics… Bloomberg has the story: Google Inc.’s YouTube is negotiating a $50 million equity investment in music video service Vevo LLC, according to two people with knowledge of the...
Google looking to make strategic $50M investment in Vevo to keep its high-quality music content on YouTube

Berlin-based mobile app marketing startup Trademob lands $15m from Kennet Partners and others

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Berlin, Germany-based Trademob is announcing a fresh round of financing tomorrow, with investors injecting $15 million in capital into the company in a Series B funding round. Founded by CEO Ravi Kamran in August 2010, Trademob offers a platform for mobile app marketing. The company says it leverages sophisticated tracking...
Berlin-based mobile app marketing startup Trademob lands $15m from Kennet Partners and others

B&N 8-K: Microsoft Paying $180M Advance On Nook For Windows 8, $125M For Content, Tech Acquisition

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Microsoft really wants to make sure it can compete against Amazon and Apple in the e-books space — and it’s putting its money where its mouth is. In addition to the $300 million Microsoft is investing for a 17.6 percent stake in Newco, the un-named subsidiary that will now house...
B&N 8-K: Microsoft Paying $180M Advance On Nook For Windows 8, $125M For Content, Tech Acquisition
Even Spotify apps are getting funded: Soundrop raises $3M to turn music social

Facebook IPO Filing: What to Look Out For

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(This story has also been posted on sister blog Deal Journal. Over at MarketWatch, Dan Gallagher has a walk up to Facebook’s IPO filing: Reuters Facebook is widely believed to be readying its first initial-public-offering papers this week, with its prospective IPO looming as one of the biggest market debuts...
Facebook IPO Filing: What to Look Out For

Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 component orders from Japan by 'almost half' on weak demand

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Things don’t look positive for Apple according to reports out of Asia this morning. First, sources close to the Wall Street Journal suggested that Apple had asked its part suppliers to cut their output due to weak sales forecasts. Now, there’s more color from a report from Japan’s Nikkei which...
Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 component orders from Japan by 'almost half' on weak demand

Samsung buys 10% stake in Korean handset maker Pantech for $48 million

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Samsung is investing in hardware after the company agreed to spend 53 billion won ($48 million) to acquire a 10 percent stake in fellow South Korean firm Pantech, the country’s third largest maker of mobile devices. The company announced — via Yonhap News Agency – that the deal will “help further solidify”...
Samsung buys 10% stake in Korean handset maker Pantech for $48 million

Qualcomm completes first half of $120m investment in Sharp, the rest will follow in March

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Earlier this month chip-maker Qualcomm rode into town as Sharp’s knight in white armor after agreeing to invest $120 million in the troubled Japanese electronics firm. Today Sharp confirmed the completion of the first half of the deal — which will see the two companies jointly work on MEMS display technologies — with...
Qualcomm completes first half of $120m investment in Sharp, the rest will follow in March

Online grocery startup HelloFresh raises 'millions' in funding from Rocket, Kinnevik and others

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HelloFresh, an online retailer that sends its customers fresh ingredients and the recipes needed to turn them into something tasty, has received fresh ‘growth capital’ from new investor Vorwerk Ventures and prior backers Rocket Internet, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Kinnevik. The company declined to disclose the financial terms of the investment...
Online grocery startup HelloFresh raises 'millions' in funding from Rocket, Kinnevik and others

New Sharp display technology said to triple mobile battery life

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Sharp said Tuesday that mobile devices using its new IGZO display technology, which can triple battery life while offering higher touch sensitivity, are about to surge. The company decline to provide specific details, but Sharp executive Masami Ohbatake told reporters in Tokyo that the two devices already announced with...
New Sharp display technology said to triple mobile battery life

Waitrose Twitter hashtag invites ridicule

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Supermarket was asking for trouble when it challenged tweeters to finish the sentence 'I shop at Waitrose because...'When the supermarket chain Waitrose challenged shoppers to 'Finish the sentence: "I shop at Waitrose because..." #WaitroseReasons' on Monday, it could not have envisaged the subsequent Twitter storm as internet jokers piled in...
Waitrose Twitter hashtag invites ridicule

Updates on Startup-Related Legislation: Startup Visa, Finance Reform Bill

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Two pieces of legislation of particular interest to the startup community continue to wind their way through Congress: Senator Lugar and Kerry's Startup Visa Act and Senator Dodd's Financial Reform bill. We've written about both here before. Sponsor Restoring American Financial Stability Act The Restoring American Financial Stability Act passed...
Updates on Startup-Related Legislation: Startup Visa, Finance Reform Bill

Foxconn's Hon Hai still working with Sharp on investment deal

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Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said it was still committed to buying a stake in Japanese display maker Sharp, and expects an investment could be completed within three months if a price can be agreed on....
Foxconn's Hon Hai still working with Sharp on investment deal

Ailing tech giant Sharp confirms key $4.6 billion financing deal

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Japanese tech firm Sharp has confirmed that it has close an agreement for a key $4.6 billion financing deal to help bail it out of the serious financial issues that are plaguing the 100-year-old company. A note on Sharp’s investor site details the “working capital loan” which will see Mizuho...
Ailing tech giant Sharp confirms key $4.6 billion financing deal

For Microsoft, The Worm Turns Through Apple

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The post For Microsoft, The Worm Turns Through Apple appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image) Wow. That’s about the sum of my initial reaction to this story from ATD: Exclusive: Microsoft Pressing Apple to Take a Smaller Cut on Sales Inside Office for iOS. The wow isn’t that Microsoft is...
For Microsoft, The Worm Turns Through Apple
Clipboard's new strategy takes on traditional research methods

Dropmysite inks email backup partnership and investment deal with Japan's GMO Cloud

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Web backup service Dropmysite is making a big push into Japan after it announced a partnership with GMO Cloud. The deal sees the Japanese hosting company — an arm of the GMO Internet Group – invest in the Singapore-based startup and begin reselling its email backup service Dropymyemail in the country....
Dropmysite inks email backup partnership and investment deal with Japan's GMO Cloud

SCO boss: I was offered $2 million by Utah's top prosecutor

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Darl McBride, the former chief executive officer of SCO, says he was offered $2 million by the Utah attorney general in May 2009 in exchange for taking down a website criticizing an area business person. Still pursuing the years-long legal battle against Novell and IBM over Unix and Linux intellectual...
SCO boss: I was offered $2 million by Utah's top prosecutor

Foxconn investment in Sharp looking less likely due to LCD manufacturer's shrinking stock value

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Foxconn's parent, Hon Hai Precision Industry, partnered up with Sharp earlier this year, taking a stake in Sharp's Sakai LCD manufacturing plant and investing another $850 million in the company. Unfortunately, that latter investment deal is in danger of dissolving due to Sharp's financial troubles. The Wall Street Journal...
Foxconn investment in Sharp looking less likely due to LCD manufacturer's shrinking stock value

Twitter promotes Adam Messinger to CTO as it marches toward IPO

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Twitter has promoted Adam Messinger from vice president of application development to its new Chief Technology Officer, as the company continues to put the pieces in place for an IPO. The change, which was appropriately revealed on Messinger’s Twitter account and first noticed by AllThingsD, follows another C-level executive shuffle...
Twitter promotes Adam Messinger to CTO as it marches toward IPO

iZettle lands $31.4m to spur growth as rival Square scrambles to launch in Europe

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Sweden’s iZettle has raised 25 million euros (roughly $31.4 million) in Series B funding in a round led by Greylock Partners and Northzone. MasterCard, SEB Private Equity and prior backers Index Ventures and Creandum also chipped in. iZettle is the mobile payments technology company that is set to become Square’s...
iZettle lands $31.4m to spur growth as rival Square scrambles to launch in Europe
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