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The Art Of Science

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Like many great startup ideas, the formation of L.A.-based incubator, investment firm, and accelerator Science had its origins at a dinner. In 2007, Peter Pham and Mike Jones found themselves working in L.A., having recently sold companies to News Corp. and AOL, respectively. The duo, who were friends, started to...
The Art Of Science

SingTel To Buy U.S.-Based Mobile Advertising Firm Amobee

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Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. said it will acquire U.S.-based Amobee Inc., a provider of mobile advertising solutions, for about $321 million — the company’s first major acquisition since 2007. SingTel, which is majority owned by Singapore’s investment firm Temasek Holdings, aims to use the acquisition to expand into mobile advertising technology...
SingTel To Buy U.S.-Based Mobile Advertising Firm Amobee

Investment firms warned of Facebook woes before IPO, report says

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According to a new report, an investment firm named Capital Research & Management was warned of Facebook's dour revenue forecast, allowing it to cut back on the shares it bought in the IPO. [Read more]...
Investment firms warned of Facebook woes before IPO, report says

'Infinite storage' startup Bitcasa hires former Box VP; Horizons' Frank Meehan joins board

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Bitcasa, the interesting startup that promised to deliver users ‘infinite storage’ when it emerged last year, is today announcing a double win. The first is its recruitment of Tony Lee, formerly VP of backend engineering at that other hot cloud storage startup, Box. The former Yahoo director of engineering will...
'Infinite storage' startup Bitcasa hires former Box VP; Horizons' Frank Meehan joins board

Rocket Internet launches three new services in ... Myanmar (yes, really)

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Last week I highlighted that the recent relaxing of political and social restrictions are opening up once-closed Myanmar as a possible tech market, and already that opportunity is being exploited by none other than Rocket Internet, the German-headquartered Internet business factory. Rocket is no stranger to anyone with a passing interest...
Rocket Internet launches three new services in ... Myanmar (yes, really)

Billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as Mail.ru chairman, replaced by CEO Dmitry Grishin

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Yuri Milner, the Russian entrepreneur and venture capitalist mostly known for being the founder of international investment firm Digital Sky Technologies (DST), has stepped down from the board of directors of Mail.ru, the largest Internet company in Russia. In a press release issued this morning, Mail.ru has announced that current...
Billionaire Yuri Milner steps down as Mail.ru chairman, replaced by CEO Dmitry Grishin
As If His Life Wasn't Insane Enough, John McAfee's Home In Belize Was Burned To The Ground

Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backs New Venture Fund

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Facebook investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is backing a new venture-capital firm launched by a veteran of his own investment firm....
Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backs New Venture Fund

Russian Online Health Startup, VitaPortal, Raises $2M Series A Led By Prostor Capital And Backed By Esther Dyson

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VitaPortal, a Russian provider of online and mobile health tools and content aimed at helping people live healthier lifestyles, has closed $2 million in Series A funding, led by Russian investment firm Prostor Capital, and also backed by angel investor Esther Dyson. This follows a separate $4 million investment in Russian online...
Russian Online Health Startup, VitaPortal, Raises $2M Series A Led By Prostor Capital And Backed By Esther Dyson

Taking VideoDNA across the Pacific Ocean

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From the heights of Singapore’s colossal downtown structures, it feels as though one can see the entire continent of Asia—the perfect vantage point for companies like ours that keep a firm grip on the tech trends of this rapidly evolving region. Singapore’s technical prowess, strategic geographic location and cosmopolitan environment...
Taking VideoDNA across the Pacific Ocean

Eight Questions for Hewlett-Packard Software Head George Kadifa

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It wasn’t so long ago that Hewlett-Packard looked like a hardware company fundamentally transforming itself into a software company. Until former CEO Léo Apotheker was fired by the company’s board of directors and replaced with current CEO Meg Whitman, the official line at HP was that the way out of...
Eight Questions for Hewlett-Packard Software Head George Kadifa
No more silly sideshow? David Einhorn drops Apple lawsuit

Why OnLive's brave venture failed

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Once heralded as the torchbearer for a new cloud gaming age, OnLive has fired half its employees and restructuredFor those unfamiliar with US corporate law, OnLive's announcement on Monday that it would be going through a process named the "assignment for the benefit of creditors (ABC)" would have been somewhat...
Why OnLive's brave venture failed
Yuri Milner: Meeting Mark Zuckerberg Was 'A Miracle'

Investment Firm Urges Clearwire to Fend Off Sprint

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An investment firm run by former Goldman Sachs executives is urging Clearwire to strengthen its position in the face of a possible takeover by Sprint....
Investment Firm Urges Clearwire to Fend Off Sprint

Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

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Mobile device management (MDM) company Mformation Technologies, which tried to juice millions of dollars from BlackBerry-maker RIM in a patent scuffle but ultimately failed, has been acquired by investment firm Clearlake Capital Group in an assets deal — the latest move aimed at capitalizing on the BYOD (bring your own device) trend. Terms of...
Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move
5 questions venture capitalists should ask e-retailers before investing

Why This VC Firm Designed Its New Office To Look Like A Living Room

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Aydin Senkut's early stage investment firm, Felicis Ventures, just moved into a bigger office last week, for more room to bring in founders of his portfolio companies. Senkut's firm was an early investor in Rovio, and it's clear the firm is proud of its investment from the number of...
Why This VC Firm Designed Its New Office To Look Like A Living Room

Philly mayor launches Startup PHL: Should Seattle follow this path?

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Can Philly reposition to become the champ of startups? Photo via Wikipedia Philadelphia isn’t routinely thought of as a startup hub. But the City of Brotherly Love is hoping to now sprinkle some of that love to entrepreneurs — in the form of cash. Mayor Michael Nutter today introduced a...
Philly mayor launches Startup PHL: Should Seattle follow this path?

Eric Hippeau On Lerer Ventures' New Hires and Why Buzzfeed Promises 'VC-Like Returns'

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Mr. Hippeau (Photo: David Yellen via Ad Age) When we last spoke with Eric Hippeau, the Huffington Post mafioso was discussing Lerer Ventures new $36 million fund. Today, the firm is announcing two new hires to help them manage and grow their considerable portfolio. Max Stoller, a recent NYU graduate...
Eric Hippeau On Lerer Ventures' New Hires and Why Buzzfeed Promises 'VC-Like Returns'

Suddenly, This Founder Has Become A Key Soldier In An $80 Billion Computing Battle (INTC, DELL)

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There's a war on for control of a hugely important market, cloud computing--and an enterpreneur you've never heard of, Boris Renski, is smack in the middle of it. Renski's startup, Mirantis, gained some powerful allies today with a $10 million investment from Intel Capital, Dell Ventures, and West Summit Capital,...
Suddenly, This Founder Has Become A Key Soldier In An $80 Billion Computing Battle (INTC, DELL)

Investment firm set to save Game

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The investment group, Opcapita, will announce on Sunday it is buying the rump of the troubled Game Group out of administration, the BBC understands....
Investment firm set to save Game

Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

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Spanish mobile advertising startup TAPTAP Networks has landed $4.5 million in funding from early-stage investment firm Nauta Capital, The Next Web has learned. Founded in 2010 by Alvaro del Castillo, the Madrid-based startup operates what it says is the leading premium mobile advertising network in Spain. Its network includes some...
Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

AMD "Exploring Options" Including Breakup, Sale

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Shares of the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices are up by more than 14 percent on a report by Reuters saying that the company has hired JPMorgan to “explore options” that could include a disposition of its patents or an outright sale. The news can’t come as too much of a...
AMD "Exploring Options" Including Breakup, Sale

UK-based Web ad firm Persado raises $15m to open a US office, double down on R&D and hiring

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The Internet is filled with advertisements and call-to-action messages. Whether it’s “click here” or “visit this site” or “tap to play”, everywhere you look, there’s something to do. But how often do advertisers really know what will appeal to their customers? Persado, a data-driven marketing service, believes that its “Marketing...
UK-based Web ad firm Persado raises $15m to open a US office, double down on R&D and hiring

A Private Equity Wunderkind's Start-Up Is Infiltrating The NYC Art World

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Nahema Mehta isn't interested in disrupting the art world, she's set on actively conquering it from within -- and her plan is working. Mehta is the founder of start-up Art Remba, a web-based club that allows members to rent pieces of art from top galleries and artists for their home...
A Private Equity Wunderkind's Start-Up Is Infiltrating The NYC Art World

With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious

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Of all the complex aspects of the $23 billion leveraged buyout that is set to take PC maker Dell private — which sources said is likely to be announced sometime early today — one of the more interesting parts of the mega-deal is the evolving relationship between software giant...
With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious

Press Start: Banjo-Kazooie 4 rumoured for E3, analyst predicts next-gen console prices and more

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Plus, the next Walking Dead teased by Telltale Games, Empire Magazine's Last of Us review leaked online and a game about telling stories through gamesA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Banjo Kazooie 4, Mirror's Edge 2 top Xbox One E3 list - rumour | VG247A list of...
Press Start: Banjo-Kazooie 4 rumoured for E3, analyst predicts next-gen console prices and more

Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop

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Advanced Equities, the Chicago investment group that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cleantech startups in recent years, is shutting down its broker-dealer operations, reports Fortune’s Dan Primack. Advanced Equities recently agreed to settle charges from the SEC that it misled investors while raising funds for an alternative...
Report: Advanced Equities to close up shop

Facebook to meet Q2 expectations in first earnings report as a public company

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Come Thursday, Facebook will give Wall Street exactly what it is expecting: a satisfactory earnings report with second quarter revenue around $1.15 billion and earnings per share of $0.12, according to investment firm Wedbush. Wedbush modeled Facebook’s revenue at $1.11 billion for its first quarter as a public company,...
Facebook to meet Q2 expectations in first earnings report as a public company
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