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UpWest Labs Closes The Missing Link Between New Israeli Startups And Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley investors have been going to Israel for decades to take advantage of its pool of hardcore tech entrepreneurs. But a new generation of consumer-focused companies has been emerging in the country over the last few years — and they’re facing a few challenges. One is that the local...
UpWest Labs Closes The Missing Link Between New Israeli Startups And Silicon Valley

Facebook Bans Breast-Feeding Photos

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Breasts. They're complicated. Today women the world over are protesting Facebook's proposed policies on breast-feeding pictures. Right now, it states that breast-feeding pictures are okie dokie, just as long as there's no "exposed breast" that doesn't feature the child actively nursing. In other words, if there's no suckling, there's no...
Facebook Bans Breast-Feeding Photos

“The Hacker Company”: Facebookers Snag A Vintage Sign For New HQ

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It all started last April when former Facebook engineer Chris Putnam (of  fame) was visiting his girlfriend’s mom in Lake City, FL and saw the striking sign — ‘The Hacker Company.” Putnam, who had left Facebook in August 2010 to do his own thing, felt an immediate affinity for the...
“The Hacker Company”: Facebookers Snag A Vintage Sign For New HQ

Delphix lands $25m from Jafco, Battery and Summit for ‘agile data’ solutions

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Delphix, which offers agile data management solutions (more on that below), this morning announced that it has raised $25 million in Series C funding. The capital injection comes from three new investors (Jafco Ventures, Summit Partners and Battery Ventures) and prior backers (including Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners). The...
Delphix lands $25m from Jafco, Battery and Summit for ‘agile data’ solutions

Facebook HQ expansion plan approved; new limit of 6,600 workers, will pay Menlo Park up to $15m

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At a meeting last night, Menlo Park officials approved a deal that will let Facebook employ thousands more people at its headquarters in the Silicon Valley city. Today, the social networking company employs roughly 2,200 people in Menlo Park, but city officials have now unanimously granted it permission to employ...
Facebook HQ expansion plan approved; new limit of 6,600 workers, will pay Menlo Park up to $15m

Facebook allowed to triple size of its HQ, pays $10 million for the priviledge

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Swollen with cash following its IPO, Facebook is looking to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park. Its plan to triple its workforce there from 2,200 to 6,600 people was approved by local officials last night, removing the previous cap that allowed a maximum of 3,600 messy, resource-consuming humans. In...
Facebook allowed to triple size of its HQ, pays $10 million for the priviledge

Can big data help a family business compete in big medicine?

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 Startup AgeTak says it can help insurance companies and other healthcare organizations bring together dispersed patient data and do so securely. Pratik Verma, the company’s 28-year-old co-founder, will pitch AgeTak’s work Thursday night at StartX, a Stanford University-based non-profit  that helps startups founded by Stanford alums get going, get networked and potentially get funding. One...
Can big data help a family business compete in big medicine?
And The First Facebook IPO Hackathon Photos Roll In
Facebook’s rocking, all-night hackathon kicks off with standing ovation for CEO

Facebook Paying Microsoft $550 Million to Get Its Hands on Hundreds of Former AOL Patents

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Facebook and Microsoft are about to announce a deal where the social networking giant pays Redmond $550 million for access to more than 600 patents, AllThingsD has learned. The deal comes as the social network prepares for its initial stock offering and looks to protect itself in an increasingly litigious...
Facebook Paying Microsoft $550 Million to Get Its Hands on Hundreds of Former AOL Patents

Israeli-American Accelerator UpWest Labs Graduates Its First Batch Of Startups

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When it comes to countries with thriving startup ecosystems, Israel ranks among the best. With nearly 5,000 startups currently in business — second only to the U.S. — the country’s pool of entrepreneurial talent has been attracting Western businesses and entrepreneurs for years. But, in January, Gil Ben-Artzy and Shuly...
Israeli-American Accelerator UpWest Labs Graduates Its First Batch Of Startups
Badgeville raises $30M to break out from the pack in gamification

Facebook’s monthly rent is $1M+, and other gems from S-1 update

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Facebook on Wednesday updated its S-1 document to the Securities and Exchange commission for its planned initial public offering, and it’s a veritable data dump of new information about the social networking company. The good news is, we’re digging through it so you don’t have to....
Facebook’s monthly rent is $1M+, and other gems from S-1 update
Zuckerberg Will Ring In Facebook IPO From Menlo Park HQ On Friday
SRI International reveals Lola, a Siri for online banking

Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path Says Facebook Mobile Head

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During a LeWeb interview with Path’s Head of Special Projects Shakil Khan, an audience member asked Khan about Path’s relationship with Facebook. It just so happened that the head of Facebook’s mobile business Henri Moissinac was standing behind the questioner in the audience, and host Loic Le Meur took the...
Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path Says Facebook Mobile Head

San Francisco Or Palo Alto?

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When I started TechCrunch in 2005 there was no question that Palo Alto was the center of the tech universe. San Francisco was really pretty and a nice place to see the symphony, but all the startup action was in and around Stanford University in Palo Alto. TechCrunch eventually moved...
San Francisco Or Palo Alto?

Wanna Access Your Windows Desktop Anywhere Before Windows 8? WorldDesk Says It Has The Answer

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With Windows 8, Microsoft is introducing more portable, cloud compatibility in the form of Windows To Go, but what about those seeking a solution today that works on devices running Windows 7? WorldDesk claims to have an answer. The Northern Irish-founded, now Menlo Park-based company has launched a new virtualization...
Wanna Access Your Windows Desktop Anywhere Before Windows 8? WorldDesk Says It Has The Answer

NEA, the huge low-profile VC firm, is raising $2.3 billion for its fourteenth fund

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New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the largest and most successful investment firms on the planet, has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating its intent to raise a major fourteenth fund. NEA is apparently looking to raise $2.3 billion for the fund, which is in line...
NEA, the huge low-profile VC firm, is raising $2.3 billion for its fourteenth fund
Feature: Exclusive: a behind-the-scenes look at Facebook release engineering

Andreessen Horowitz to give half their earnings to charity

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A different type of return on investment Venture capital firm makes a bold philanthropic pledge. FORTUNE -- The general partners of Andreessen Horowitz have pledged to donate at least half of their future venture capital earnings to philanthropic causes. And, to begin, they have sprinkled $1 million on Silicon Valley...
Andreessen Horowitz to give half their earnings to charity

Facebook’s $38 Share Price Makes Instagram Deal Worth Nearly $1.2 Billion

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Facebook’s $38 share price would make its deal to buy Instagram worth nearly $1.2 billion, up from the roughly $1 billion price the company announced in April. That’s a nice little bump but the deal hasn’t gone through given regulatory reviews. On top of that, we don’t know the restrictions...
Facebook’s $38 Share Price Makes Instagram Deal Worth Nearly $1.2 Billion
Facebook Mulls New Breed Of Networking Gear

BladeLogic founder joins VC firm, Greylock Partners

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Greylock Partners, seeking more operational experience in the enterprise sector, named Dev Ittycheria, an operations guy who made his name in enterprise software, as its newest partner. VCs and startups alike have been in the hunt for operational smarts in the enterprise arena of late. That demand likely will keep...
BladeLogic founder joins VC firm, Greylock Partners
Sleepover Time! All-Night Hackathon Precedes IPO At Facebook Headquarters

David Karp, Jonah Peretti And Adrian Grenier Are All Ready To Disrupt NYC

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We’re sitting in a conference at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park watching Disrupt companies rehearse and it’s reminding me, Disrupt NYC is almost here! (Also, I think I just stole somebody’s food.) Other than the fact that I love and miss New York, I am really psyched about this the...
David Karp, Jonah Peretti And Adrian Grenier Are All Ready To Disrupt NYC

Social Network for Kids PixyKids Grabs $3M in Funding

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Social networks aimed at kids aren’t a new concept. ScuttlePad and Togetherville, for example, have been attempting to provide social sharing environments for the under-12 crowd since 2010. But the team behind PixyKids, a new startup still in development, thinks there’s still plenty of room to make a significant impact in...
Social Network for Kids PixyKids Grabs $3M in Funding

PixyKids raises $3M for a social media platform just for kids

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PixyKids has raised $3 million to develop its social platform for kids ages six to 12. It is built on the idea that kids want to socialize, even though they’re too young for Facebook. Kids can join PixyKids under their parents’ supervision and can share experiences and pictures the way...
PixyKids raises $3M for a social media platform just for kids
Before Google and GoDaddy, There Was Elizabeth Feinler

The Number Of Million-Dollar Listings In Facebook's Hometown Nearly Doubled Right Before Its IPO

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Last month's Facebook IPO minted more than 1,000 millionaires, many of whom put their newfound wealth into a tangible asset—real estate. According to real estate website Zillow, the number of million-dollar homes for sale in Menlo Park, Calif., increased 87 percent in the 3.5-month period between its initial IPO filing...
The Number Of Million-Dollar Listings In Facebook's Hometown Nearly Doubled Right Before Its IPO
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