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Enterprise Business Intelligence And Analytics Startup EdgeSpring Raises $11M From Kleiner Perkins

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EdgeSpring, an enterprise business intelligence and analytics startup, is emerging from stealth and announcing $11 million in Series A funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Ventures. The EdgeSpring platform accelerates the building of analytics applications that parse business intelligence data like sales, financials and more. The company wants to...
Enterprise Business Intelligence And Analytics Startup EdgeSpring Raises $11M From Kleiner Perkins

VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy

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VMware has acquired Nicira, a startup known for its software defined networking technology in a deal pegged at $1.26 billion. It’s an acquisition that has all sorts of ramifications for the ever disruptive enterprise sector of the market. Nicira emerged out of stealth in February after five years in development....
VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26 Billion And Gives More Clues About Cloud Strategy

Source: Snapchat Snaps Up $80M From IVP At A $800M Valuation

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It’s the second day of summer, and Snapchat has raised an $80 million Series B round, at an $800 million pre-money valuation according to a source. The phat Series B round was led by Institutional Venture Partners according to multiple sources, after being sought after by many other top-tier Valley...
Source: Snapchat Snaps Up $80M From IVP At A $800M Valuation

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren't Dumb

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By now you will likely have read Andy Dunn’s scathing post about Venture Capitalists in which he decries the industry’s masses. I read Andy’s post with a knowing smile on my face. After all, I am no stranger to the publicly expressing the frustrations of dealing with the downside of this...
As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren't Dumb
Calling Snapchat "the sexting app" misses a huge shift in mobile, photos, and communication

Weesh Takes on Pair, Avocado with Its "Wish List" App for Couples

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First, the name: Weesh is a mash-up of “we wish.” And that’s the basic idea of the new app from a company called JustUs. Weesh helps couples find activities they wish to do. And, once they do them, Weesh is a place to document their experiences. It’s a planner, wishlist...
Weesh Takes on Pair, Avocado with Its "Wish List" App for Couples

EdgeSpring launches with $11M in Series A funding to help simplify analytics

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The “big data” and analytics startup EdgeSpring officially launched today with $11 million in financing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Ventures. The company’s business intelligence and analytics platform enables you to quickly obtain business information from any size, structure or data without having to depend on...
EdgeSpring launches with $11M in Series A funding to help simplify analytics

Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

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Whisper, the app that has gone viral on college campuses, just raised a $3 million Series A round led by Lightspeed Ventures. The new round effectively brings Whisper's funding to $4 million. Whisper is an iPhone app where people anonymously share their deepest and darkest secrets. More than one million...
Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million
More iPad Minis may ship in 2013. Here's what that means for retailers

Cloud Security Provider Zscaler Scales Up, Takes Its First Outside Investment: $38M From Lightspeed

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Zscaler, a provider of cloud security services to small businesses, corporates and service providers, has raised a hefty $38 million from a single investor, Lightspeed Venture Partners. This is the first outside investment ever taken by Zscaler, which was founded in 2007, and had in the past been funded internally....
Cloud Security Provider Zscaler Scales Up, Takes Its First Outside Investment: $38M From Lightspeed

Meet Nicira. Yes, people will call it the VMware of networking.

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Martin Casado, CTO and co-founder of Nicira Nicira, the not-so-stealthy-but-seriously-hot networking startup is ready to tell the world what it offers and who is buying its software. The list of customers is impressive. Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform is used at eBay, NTT, AT&T, Fidelity Investments and Rackspace, and I expect...
Meet Nicira. Yes, people will call it the VMware of networking.

LinkedIn to acquire Pulse

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LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, will be acquiring news aggregation app Pulse, according to a report from AllThingsD. Sources familiar with the negations say that the price of the acquisition is between $50 million to $100 million. AllThingsD had already reported earlier today that Pulse was in talks to...
LinkedIn to acquire Pulse

Apple Invades The Retail Cash Register And Accel Invests $30 Million To Help (AAPL)

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Canadian startup LightSpeed just landed a $30 million series A round from Accel Partners thanks to software that turns Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones into cash registers for retail shops. Over the last five years, LightSpeed has grown revenue about 2,000%, earning the title of Quebec’s fastest-growing company in 2011....
Apple Invades The Retail Cash Register And Accel Invests $30 Million To Help (AAPL)

As Populist As It May Feel, 98% Of VCs Aren't Dumb

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By now you will likely have read Andy Dunn's scathing post about Venture Capitalists in which he decries the industry's masses. I read Andy's post with a knowing smile on my face. After all, I am no stranger to publicly expressing the frustrations of dealing with the downside of this...
As Populist As It May Feel, 98% Of VCs Aren't Dumb
Now Backed By Andreessen & More, OpenCoin Looks To Build A Better Bitcoin - And A Universal Payment Ecosystem
Whoa: Struggling ShoeDazzle is now cash flow positive. Brian Lee may actually pull this off
Google Earth announces Leap Motion support, now your hand can fly through the world like superman

Angry Birds Space announced for March 22nd release, NASA and National Geographic lending a hand

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Angry Birds has spawned countless ports and two sorta-sequels, but Rovio has now announced what it's describing as its biggest launch since the original game. Angry Birds Space will be released on March 22nd, and the company has enlisted NASA and National Geographic as launch partners for the game...
Angry Birds Space announced for March 22nd release, NASA and National Geographic lending a hand

Accel Invests $30M in LightSpeed. And the Top VC Was the One Doing the Wooing.

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A Facebook doesn’t come along every day. Or even every year. We get about one per decade, in fact. So when you are the big five firm who was smart enough (read: lucky enough) to do the $100 million-priced round, you can dine out on that for a while before...
Accel Invests $30M in LightSpeed. And the Top VC Was the One Doing the Wooing.

Who's About to Acquire News Reading App Pulse? Because Someone Is.

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According to several sources close to the situation, the nifty news reading app Pulse is in advanced talks to be acquired by a major “platform” company. I’ve been trying to track down who among many suitors who have looked at acquiring the mobile-focused startup that allows a user to...
Who's About to Acquire News Reading App Pulse? Because Someone Is.

North Bridge VC: Other VCs Are Suddenly Throwing Millions At My Enterprise Startups

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Startups working in "very un-hot" areas have become super sexy targets for VC funding, North Bridge partner Jamie Goldstein told Business Insider. VCs are "calling my companies and asking, 'What can you do with $50 million?' The phone is ringing off the hook," he says. Goldstein specializes in seed/early stage...
North Bridge VC: Other VCs Are Suddenly Throwing Millions At My Enterprise Startups
Funding daily: Make a tiny, creepy doll in your likeness

LinkedIn to Buy Pulse Newsreader for More than $50M

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LinkedIn will buy San Francisco-based newsreader appmaker Pulse, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The price of the acquisition is in the tens of millions, they said — between $50 million to $100 million. Kara Swisher reported earlier today that a deal was in the works, with Microsoft and...
LinkedIn to Buy Pulse Newsreader for More than $50M

Gigabit internet finds a new home in Omaha, Nebraska

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When it comes to gigabit internet, the headline buzz usually involves Google and some mid or south western American locale. But not today. No, today, the ridiculously high-speed internet spotlight falls on Omaha, Nebraska where local provider CenturyLink is poised to launch a pilot service. Starting Monday, the telco's...
Gigabit internet finds a new home in Omaha, Nebraska
ShoeDazzle Picks Up Another $6M As Founder Brian Lee Gets Back To Work As CEO

New Start-ups Branch and PandaWhale Provide Homes for Online Discussions

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Starting a blog is hard. Getting high-quality conversation in your blog comments is harder. Twitter might be more conversation-oriented, but tweets are only temporary and not threaded together. And so, a couple of companies are trying to find the in-between, by building platforms for online discussions. One of those sites,...
New Start-ups Branch and PandaWhale Provide Homes for Online Discussions

Copyright Trolls Threaten to Call Neighbors of Accused Porn Pirates

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Over the past years we’ve covered dozens of copyright troll lawsuits against tens of thousands of alleged copyright infringers. The general theme of these cases is that IP-addresses are accused of “stealing” copyrighted work. The trolls then request a subpoena from the court so they can ask the corresponding ISPs...
Copyright Trolls Threaten to Call Neighbors of Accused Porn Pirates

Announcing the winners of our #WinSXSW contest

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Want to know what companies really stood out at South by Southwest? Scroll down. Just like every year, SXSW was a big, crazy cluster of startups jostling for attention. But this year, we decided to turn the social media noise into an asset. Our #WinSXSW contest, powered by our friends...
Announcing the winners of our #WinSXSW contest

LiveU Picks Up Another $27M Led By Lightspeed For Its B2B Mobile Video Transmission Tech

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LiveU, a provider of video transmission technology that works over cellular and WiFi networks, and is used by media companies (including TechCrunch, but also the BBC and NBC) that need to record and transmit video on the go, has raised another $27 million in funding. This round was led by...
LiveU Picks Up Another $27M Led By Lightspeed For Its B2B Mobile Video Transmission Tech
Not a piece of sh*t, LightSpeed lands $30M for polished Mac and iOS POS system
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