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MetroPCS urges investors to vote for latest T-Mobile deal

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The carrier is asking shareholders to approve the most recent offer from Deutsche Telekom to merge MetroPCs with T-Mobile. [Read more]...
MetroPCS urges investors to vote for latest T-Mobile deal

DealBook: Online Currency Draws Big Investors

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The Winklevoss twins, known as nemeses of Mark Zuckerberg, have what seems to be one of the largest portfolios of the bitcoin.    ...
DealBook: Online Currency Draws Big Investors
CBS considers producing original content for streaming services

Judge Blocks Vote Over Preferred Shares

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Greenlight Capital scored a major win over Apple executives in federal court this week. Greenlight Capital Inc. founder David Einhorn may have won a major battle against Apple, with a federal judge ruling in his favor on Friday to block an upcoming shareholders vote over preferred stock, Reuters reported....
Judge Blocks Vote Over Preferred Shares
WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global

Opinion-Sharing App Startup Polar Raises $1.2 Million

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Polar, an app made for sharing opinions and polling your friends, announced a new funding round of $1.2 million today, and released a new version of the application, now available for download in Apple’s App Store. Investors in the round include Jerry Yang at AME Cloud Ventures (formerly of Yahoo,...
Opinion-Sharing App Startup Polar Raises $1.2 Million

IronPearl Is Systematizing The Secrets That Have Helped Startups Like Wanelo, Lyft And Goodreads Grow

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If you build it, they will come, right? Not exactly. Growth is actually a lot more complicated than that. Getting users to discover your product, and then stick to it, is more of a rigorous science that uses lots of multivariate testing and traffic funnels. A pair of longtime investors...
IronPearl Is Systematizing The Secrets That Have Helped Startups Like Wanelo, Lyft And Goodreads Grow

Google's stock zooms past $900 on Google I/O day

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Investors pushing the stock up early on Wednesday may be inspired by what Google is expected to roll out at the event. [Read more]...
Google's stock zooms past $900 on Google I/O day

Trading stocks? TipRanks Grades Analysts' as You Read their Tips

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Finance is an industry that gives a lot of advice. If it’s on the Web and their title is analyst, they have to know what their doing right? Well, it’s not so simple. As with most things in life, not all experts are created equal. For people who work in...
Trading stocks? TipRanks Grades Analysts' as You Read their Tips

Facebook Wins Ruling in Shareholder Case

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Facebook Inc., facing multiple shareholder lawsuits related to its botched initial public offering, scored an initial legal victory when a federal judge in New York Wednesday dismissed a group of cases against the social networking company. Last year, several Facebook investors sued the company, arguing that Facebook — which had...
Facebook Wins Ruling in Shareholder Case

FreedomPop expands its free Internet service nationwide on Sprint's 3G network

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FreedomPop has expanded coverage of its free Internet service to reach 220 million possible customers in the US by adding Sprint’s 3G network to the fold. With the announcement, FreedomPop has begun taking orders for its Overdrive Pro hotspot device, which uses 4G when available and falls back on 3G...
FreedomPop expands its free Internet service nationwide on Sprint's 3G network

Check out New York tech's massive "science fair" on April 25

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Last year’s NY Tech Day was the first of its kind, a massive science fair-type even where 200 NYC startups presented themselves to 4500 people. This year’s event, slated for April 25, will be even bigger, with 500 booths and capacity for 10,000 visitors. Oh, entrance is free, too. To...
Check out New York tech's massive "science fair" on April 25

Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

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We knew CrunchBase was big. We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month. We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, entrepreneurs, fundings, exits and more. What we didn’t know, however, was what the investment community thinks about...
Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

Today in Tech: Twitter's ad sales expected to boom in 2014

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Also: Why the Internet is enabling a 'narcissism epidemic'; inside the Alibaba phenomenon.  Research firm boosts Twitter ad sales estimate to $950 million for 2014 [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] Research firm eMarketer Inc., whose advertising forecasts are closely tracked, is set to revise higher its estimates of advertising revenue for Twitter,...
Today in Tech: Twitter's ad sales expected to boom in 2014

NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

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Barnes & Noble's hardware division hasn't exactly been glowing recently, and if one New York Times source is to be believed, it'll take more than cute (and charitable) rhymes to keep investors happy. According to the NYT source, company executives want to shift from making Barnes & Noble branded...
NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

Eventbrite Funding Slows Its IPO Chase

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Eventbrite Inc., an event ticketing company, has raised $60 million from two investors, making it the latest example of a startup to raise significant private late-stage funding that puts off an initial public offering. San Francisco-based Eventbrite had sparked expectations of an imminent IPO when it said earlier this month...
Eventbrite Funding Slows Its IPO Chase
Apple's recent App Store crackdowns a sign of things to come

SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

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When Facebook became a public company in the summer of 2012, its initial public offering (IPO) didn't go quite as well as the company expected. It went poorly enough that the US Securities and Exchange Commission took action against the exchange which handled Facebook's IPO: Nasdaq. A civil suit...
SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues

Was "House of Cards" Worth It For Netflix?

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Netflix got into the HBO business with a bang in February when it launched “House of Cards”. The much-hyped miniseries had a big budget, big names in front of the camera and behind it, and a Big Idea — binge viewing! — that generated even more buzz for the launch....
Was "House of Cards" Worth It For Netflix?
LucidWorks pulls in $10M to turn open source data into 'business gold'

Fund Takes Stake in Microsoft

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A hedge-fund executive disclosed that his firm owns about $2 billion in Microsoft stock, stating that the value of the software giant's businesses wasn't appreciated by other investors....
Fund Takes Stake in Microsoft

DataXu Raises $27M For Real-Time, Data-Driven Ad Buying

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DataXu, a startup that sees itself at the head of a “programmatic marketing revolution, has raised $27 million in new funding. DataXu was founded by MIT aeronautics and astronautics engineers who teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to create software that optimizes ad buying across multiple exchanges, which they launched at...
DataXu Raises $27M For Real-Time, Data-Driven Ad Buying

Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

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In case you didn’t notice, it’s the golden age of enterprise startups. And some investors believe it will continue for another seven years or more. No one is completely sure what will come after that, but it’s worth reflecting on what brought us here and what the dynamics are of...
Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software

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Roku has received another injection of investment to develop its streaming set-top box. The $60 million round of funding comes from new investors Fidelity and Hearst Corp, as well as from previous investors such as broadcaster BskyB and News Corp, and brings the total amount of money invested into Roku...
Roku gains $60M in new funding round, working on Smart TV software
Snapchat Is Reportedly Close to Raking in $100 Million in Fresh Funding So Happy Friday!
Want free airport parking? Try new ride-sharing startup Flightcar

Changes at the top for Federated Media: Deanna Brown is out, Battelle is back in

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Big news at Federated Media today, founder John Battelle is stepping back in as CEO after many years of not running the company day to day. Deanna Brown will be stepping down. The company offered the usual boiler plate statement on the move: How great everything is, that Battelle is...
Changes at the top for Federated Media: Deanna Brown is out, Battelle is back in
Apple's plan for its cash: stock buyback or more dividends likely coming this spring

These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter

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If you follow the right investors on Twitter, you can gain a lot of insight into how they think, the types of startups they find most interesting, and markets that are ripe for disruption.  PeekAnalytics, a social media analytics company, ranked the top tech investors on Twitter based on influence. ...
These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter

Intel's Silvermont revealed: After a five-year snooze, Intel is finally ready to crush ARM

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Today, Intel has unveiled its next-generation Atom CPU core. Called Silvermont, this 22nm CPU will power the Merrifield (smartphone) and Bay Trail (tablet) SoCs. With the PC market waning, and investors flocking to competitors with proven mobile designs, Silvermont is a very, very big deal for Intel. Is a fast...
Intel's Silvermont revealed: After a five-year snooze, Intel is finally ready to crush ARM
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