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Facebook flop means hard times ahead for startups? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham is worried

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Paul Graham is the genius behind Y Combinator, one of the first startup incubators and the birthplace of immediately recognizable companies such as Reddit, Scribd, Disqus, Dropbox, Posterous, and many, many more. So if he gets worried, people listen. Right now, Graham is worried. Worried enough, at least, to send...
Facebook flop means hard times ahead for startups? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham is worried
Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Should Leave Google (GOOG)
VBWeekly, Digg dumps, Githubs gits, Ouya owns, and Nukotoys ... Toys?

No Sooner Does Etsy Raise $40M Than It’s Hit With a Dumb Patent Suit

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image from David_Saracino Man, is there anything worse than getting mugged on payday? Just last week, Etsy announced a $40 million Series F with investors including Union Square Ventures and Accel Partners, a round that'll help the company go global. But Unified Messaging Solutions--a subsidiary of the patent pitbulls over at...
No Sooner Does Etsy Raise $40M Than It’s Hit With a Dumb Patent Suit

Streamlining its brand, Jingdong's 360buy.com renames to JD.com

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China’s Jingdong announced today that, in order to streamline its brand, it is renaming the B2C e-commerce site 360buy.com to JD.com. 360buy’s focus has been on communication, computers and consumer electronics. It boasts around 80 million registered users. The move is not so much a restructuring as it is perhaps...
Streamlining its brand, Jingdong's 360buy.com renames to JD.com
The art of the spectacular and public crash and burn

Crittercism raises $12m for its crash report service for mobile apps, tightens its links to Google

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Crittercism, the crash report service for mobile apps, has a pulled in a $12 million Series B funding round led by Google Ventures, with participation from Shasta Ventures and Opus Capital. All three are existing investors in the company, and the round furthers its association with Google. The company was...
Crittercism raises $12m for its crash report service for mobile apps, tightens its links to Google

Who were the top ed tech acquirers in 2012?

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A new report from M&A database CB Insights gives an overview of the 2,277 tech acquisitions it tracked last year (you can see my colleague Eliza Kern’s post on the breakdown here or view the entire report here.) But to give GigaOM a better view of the ed tech sector...
Who were the top ed tech acquirers in 2012?
First GitHub, Now Meteor: Andreessen Horowitz Backs Another Developer Favorites
"Recommended for you": the fight to decide what you read next

10 Views On What To Look For In An Investor

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Money - most startup founders need it at some point. But when you're raising outside capital, cash can come at a very high price if you're not on the same page as your investors. Where many startup founders go wrong in the fundraising process is focusing more on the offer...
10 Views On What To Look For In An Investor
Patent troll tries to mangle hand craft site Etsy

Medivo's CEO Says He's Never Seen So Much Investor Money In Healthcare Startups

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Now that doctors are finally using iPads and digitizing patient records, healthcare startups are really gaining traction.  Sundeep Bhan, CEO and co-founder of Medivo, benefitted from this in November when his company raised $7 million in a Series A round led by Safeguard Scientifics. Medivo is a data and lab...
Medivo's CEO Says He's Never Seen So Much Investor Money In Healthcare Startups

UBC Media becomes largest shareholder in AudioBoo

www.guardian.co.uk
Deal underlines multimedia content provider's move away from radio and TV production into technology, says company CEOUBC Media, which supplies multimedia content to the BBC and 250 commercial radio stations, has struck a cash and share deal that will see it become the largest shareholder in audio-sharing company AudioBoo.The company,...
UBC Media becomes largest shareholder in AudioBoo

AppNeta raises $16 million for its network and app performance tracking service

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AppNeta, a SaaS company that provides network and application performance tracking, has announced that it has raised a $16 million Series C investment round led by existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Egan-Managed Capital, JMI Equity and Business Development Bank of Canada. The company hasn’t provided any specific details on how the...
AppNeta raises $16 million for its network and app performance tracking service
Cendana closes $88M to invest in the diciest sector of venture capital: MicroVCs

Microsoft’s infamous Steve Ballmer named worst CEO by Forbes

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc Forbes (via BGR) has ranked Microsoft’s infamous Steve Ballmer as the worst CEO of any publicly traded company “without a doubt”. I’m sure you all know Ballmer, the tall, sweaty man who loves to yell things like “c’mon!” and the classic “developers, developers, developers”. Ballmer was put into the role of Microsoft CEO during...
Microsoft’s infamous Steve Ballmer named worst CEO by Forbes

How To Become An Expert Without Knowing Anything And Get Hired By A Startup That Could Make You Millions

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In the age of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn what you appear to be on the Internet is, for most of the people who will ever encounter your name, who you are. Chris Yeh knows this. He was once a nobody and now people pay attention to him because he's...
How To Become An Expert Without Knowing Anything And Get Hired By A Startup That Could Make You Millions
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Why I turned down investor money for my startup

CircleUp Spinning on All Cylinders With Four Startups Funded

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CircleUp is one of the latest in a line of startups including FundersClub, MicroVentures, and AngelList that are looking to disrupt the venture capital industry. The company profiles startups that are actively raising capital, and then connects the companies with accredited investors. Today, CircleUp is announcing that its platform has...
CircleUp Spinning on All Cylinders With Four Startups Funded
Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer named worst CEO
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