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Workday's First Earnings Report Beats the Street

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Workday, the cloud-based human resources software company, just reported its quarterly earnings for the first time since its Oct. 12 IPO and the results are pretty good. Sales at $72.6 million grew 99 percent year-on-year and while the net loss grew to $41.3 million versus $19.7 million a year ago,...
Workday's First Earnings Report Beats the Street

Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Says WSJ

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Genealogy website Ancestry.com — which filed for an IPO back in 2009 – has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira in a deal said to be worth about $1.6 billion, or $32 per share, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The paper...
Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Says WSJ

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, YHOO, LNKD, FB, GOOG, EA)

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Good morning! Here's the overnight news. After catching up, come back to SAI all day for live tech news and analysis. Marissa Mayer does not consider herself a feminist. Marc Andreessen is backing an app for contractors who want to rent equipment. Walt Mossberg says you might want to wait...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, YHOO, LNKD, FB, GOOG, EA)

Facebook faces deluge of lawsuits over troubled IPO

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The company and its underwriters have reportedly been hit with about 50 lawsuits related to its botched IPO. [Read more]...
Facebook faces deluge of lawsuits over troubled IPO

Evernote raises another $85M as it seeks to get short-termers out well before an IPO

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If Phil Libin ever writes a book on building Evernote it’ll be called “Good Problems to Have.” That’s one of the most annoying phrases you can hear as an entrepreneur. Just because they are good problems, doesn’t make them any less serious of problems, he argues. One of Evernote’s good...
Evernote raises another $85M as it seeks to get short-termers out well before an IPO
We Have No Evidence Amazon Is Launching a Square Competitor, But I Hope So

Nasdaq must pay $10M to settle SEC charges over Facebook IPO woes

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged the Nasdaq stock exchange with violations of securities law for its "poor systems and decision-making" during Facebook's initial public offering, the agency has announced....
Nasdaq must pay $10M to settle SEC charges over Facebook IPO woes

Ahead Of Its Rumored IPO, Alibaba Buys A $586 Million Stake In Sina Weibo

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Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce company, just announced that it is paying $586 million for an 18% stake in Sina Weibo, the online ad company's Twitter-like social media platform. Alibaba will have the option to raise its stake to 30% in the future. The official announcement noted that the deal should bring...
Ahead Of Its Rumored IPO, Alibaba Buys A $586 Million Stake In Sina Weibo
Wayfair raises $36M to extend its control over home goods sales

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

Booting Up: Jeff Bezos Bets on Quantum Computing

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Now is the part where I throw my head back and laugh. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) No, Facebook is not outing the links you share in private messages by adding them to your list of likes–though those pages do get an additional, unattributed thumbs-up. But what if you hate-shared the link? What...
Booting Up: Jeff Bezos Bets on Quantum Computing

KatieCam Leans In: AllThingsD's Katie Boehret Talks to Sheryl Sandberg

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg covered a lot of ground in her appearance at D11, the eleventh D: All Things Digital conference happening this week in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. But there’s only time for so much, so most of the discussion was about her book “Lean In” and Facebook’s post-IPO...
KatieCam Leans In: AllThingsD's Katie Boehret Talks to Sheryl Sandberg

THE ULTIMATE HUMILIATION: Mark Zuckerberg Is Worth Less Than Michael Dell (DELL, FB)

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Thanks to Facebook's bungled IPO, Mark Zuckerberg's net worth tanked this year. According to Forbes, Zuckerberg is now worth $9.4 billion, down from $17.5 billion last year. Last year Zuckerberg was the fourth richest person in tech, and this year he's down to ninth. As we were assembling this year's...
THE ULTIMATE HUMILIATION: Mark Zuckerberg Is Worth Less Than Michael Dell (DELL, FB)

Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Office, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011

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Twitter is preparing itself to be a company taken seriously, more importantly, it wants to be one that is a darling in the public marketplace. Today, AllThingsD reports that the company has appointed Adam Messinger as CTO, a position that has been vacant since Greg Pass left the company. This...
Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Office, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011

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

Relationship Reconciliation: GM Comes Back To Facebook Ads After Messy Breakup

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Just 11 months ago GM made the an awkward decision to step away from Facebook ads in an overly public split. As Facebook was readying itself for the ball (IPO), GM  not only stood up the social network, but they publicly humiliated them saying that the ads didn’t work. Guess...
Relationship Reconciliation: GM Comes Back To Facebook Ads After Messy Breakup

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

Workday Stock Soars 72% On IPO (WORKP)

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Workday, a  a cloud-based human resources provider, has begun trading on the New York stock exchange, and it's done so with a classic IPO pop. Priced at $28 per share, it's now going for ~$48, a 72% boost. That sounds like great news for Workday founder David Duffield and venture backers Greylock...
Workday Stock Soars 72% On IPO (WORKP)

Board Room Blitz: The Four Things That Could Happen at Groupon

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As AllThingsD.com had previously reported and Groupon CEO Andrew Mason confirmed in an onstage interview, there’s a bit of mishegas going on at the top echelons of the daily deals company over performance issues. Today, the board is meeting in Chicago, a gathering that should be tense, given the...
Board Room Blitz: The Four Things That Could Happen at Groupon

Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

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Former Omniture CEO Josh James, now running the upstart business intelligence software outfit Domo, has just hired another one of his old buddies from Omniture. Domo is expected to announce shortly that it has hired former Omniture CTO Brett Error (picture from his Twitter account). His title will be chief...
Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

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If you're a Facebook shareholder who has lost half their money since the May IPO, here's some good news for you: Wall Street has finally sobered up about Facebook's prospects. Specifically, in the wake of Facebook customer Zynga's latest collapse, Wall Street has finally realized that its expectations for the...
Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

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Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, has raised $450 million for its its fourth and largest fund to date. The fund is about $100 million larger than Spark's last. General Partner Todd Dagres says that's because Spark has "figured out its sweet spot." It wants to ramp up its...
Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

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Before Marissa Mayer took over Yahoo last summer, the company's most recent product boss was a guy named Blake Irving. Irving ran Yahoo product for a couple years. Before that, he was known for helping Microsoft establish itself on the Internet. Today, Irving is the CEO of domain registrar GoDaddy....
Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts
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LINKEDIN CEO: Going Public Is Like A Marriage (LNKD, FB)

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The biggest story in tech this year has been Facebook's IPO, which, depending on how you look at it, was a big flop. It was good for Facebook, in that it got as much money as possible from investors, but it was bad for Facebook because the stock collapsed, hammering...
LINKEDIN CEO: Going Public Is Like A Marriage (LNKD, FB)

5 things to know about SolarCity's IPO (and it's not all good)

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Solar installer SolarCity is moving closer to its planned IPO and said last week that it could raise up to $201 million in a public debut. If successful, the IPO could be one of the few success stories from the cleantech startup sector in 2012, and would be another win...
5 things to know about SolarCity's IPO (and it's not all good)
Facebook beats revenue expectations again, slightly
Pinterest Is Now A $2.5 Billion Company

How Facebook's New Mobile Ad Network Solves Zuckerberg's Biggest Problem (FB)

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Yesterday, Facebook announced it was testing a new mobile ad network in which Facebook users will be shown ads on their mobile devices even when the user is not on Facebook. The obvious question is, why would Facebook build this network when its current mobile offering -- Sponsored Stories --...
How Facebook's New Mobile Ad Network Solves Zuckerberg's Biggest Problem (FB)
As Facebook lockout ends, new millionaires struggle with new wealth
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