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The Power Of Diversification

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I have written about this topic before but it's important and I want to say it again. Investing in startups is risky. If you make just one investment, you are likely going to lose everything. If you make two, you are still likely to lose money. If you make five,...
The Power Of Diversification

Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

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(Flickr photo via JMRosenfeld) Could we see a new wave of technology-related mergers and acquisitions? Well, that’s one possible scenario given that the top 20 technology companies in the U.S. finished last year with a whopping $300 billion in cash and marketable securities, an impressive number which could indicate that...
Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

Ridejoy Brings Its Ridesharing Service To The iPhone, Wants To Be Your Roadtrip Matchmaker

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While collective consumption has really taken off in the last year thanks to the Airbnbs and Ubers of the world, carpooling and ride-sharing have been around a bit longer. But for the last few years, a number of ride-sharing startups have been making headway in areas where carpooling traditionally has...
Ridejoy Brings Its Ridesharing Service To The iPhone, Wants To Be Your Roadtrip Matchmaker

Lot18 Co-Founder Philip James Departs And Heads On A 2 Month Bike Ride Across Siberia

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Last summer, Kevin Fortuna left the wine sale startup, Lot18, that he and Philip James started. Today, Philip James announced his departure from the company as well. For the past few months, James has been helping Lot18's new CEO, Jay Sung, get up and running. The pair have made a...
Lot18 Co-Founder Philip James Departs And Heads On A 2 Month Bike Ride Across Siberia
What it takes to be a mobile hit: Five friends, zero VC dollars and lots of chutzpah
Do Unsolicited Term Sheets Ever Work?

Yammer agrees to sell to Microsoft for more than $1 billion: Report

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The speculation has been ongoing for the past week and Microsoft is now reportedly set to buy business-focused social network Yammer for more than $1 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal article that cites sources close to the deal. The report says that the company has agreed to sell...
Yammer agrees to sell to Microsoft for more than $1 billion: Report

LivingSocial CEO responds to Amazon earnings: We're not in as bad of shape as you might think

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Amazon.com reported a third quarter loss of $274 million on Thursday, with the online retailer tossing some of the blame on its investment in the daily deals site LivingSocial. According to Amazon, more than half of its losses for the quarter, roughly $169 million, were tied to the Groupon rival....
LivingSocial CEO responds to Amazon earnings: We're not in as bad of shape as you might think
The risk not taken

Facebook IPO Post Mortem – Killer – but not for the reasons you think !

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1. Say goodbye to the individual investor on Wall Street. Whatever positive impression they had of the IPO market and the stock market in general was just torched to the ground. When everyone you know associated with the stock market is telling you and the media is confirming that this...
Facebook IPO Post Mortem – Killer – but not for the reasons you think !

With money in the bank, Twitter in no rush for IPO

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With Facebook's IPO looming just ahead, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo says his company is in no hurry to follow suit....
With money in the bank, Twitter in no rush for IPO

Cloudflare Offers Independent Developers Access To Its 400k-Strong Network (And Everyone Else A $1bn Feature)

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At last night’s PandoMonthly event, I ran into Cloudflare‘s Matthew Prince and asked him about the rumors that the company is raising money at a near $1bn valuation. Prince laughed and insisted that, right now, the rumors are just that: rumors. After all, they still have plenty of money in...
Cloudflare Offers Independent Developers Access To Its 400k-Strong Network (And Everyone Else A $1bn Feature)
Amazon raises Android in-app purchase price limit to over $20
Walmart Adds “Pay With Cash” For Online Shoppers At Walmart.com

Urban Airship Nabs $25 Million in Additional Funding

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Urban Airship, the Portland-based startup that specializes in helping power mobile app notifications, has raised another $25 million, as the company seeks to further expand beyond its roots. AllThingsD.com The new round, which brings total capital raised to $46.5 million, was led by August Capital, along with existing investors Foundry...
Urban Airship Nabs $25 Million in Additional Funding

Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures Bets on Mobile Search Start-Up Everything.me

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Everything.me, a mobile search provider, has taken $3.5 million in add-on funding from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, known for tech investments like Facebook and Spotify. Mobile search is somewhat up for grabs, though Apple’s Siri and Google’s general dominance will make it harder for a start-up to...
Li Ka-shing's Horizon Ventures Bets on Mobile Search Start-Up Everything.me

What's a Facebook 'like' worth?

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What's the tangible, money-in-the-bank benefit of a Facebook follower? Social marketing mavens have pondered the question for years and we're still not any closer to a hard answer. Facebook last month swept fake "Likes" from its pages, to the chagrin of spammers. But do efforts at gaming the social network even...
What's a Facebook 'like' worth?

The Income Rich Take One For The Team. Thanks!

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I love talking about taxes. Our President and both houses of Congress have finally all agreed on a deal on this whole fiscal cliff mess. I’ve been holding my breath on this because I thought for sure that I’d be paying a lot more in taxes this year. But I...
The Income Rich Take One For The Team. Thanks!

You are not the product: Dalton Caldwell forges ahead with App.net

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Sometimes it’s about being in the right place at the right time. And for entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell, he might have finally hit that place. Caldwell, 32, is now onto his fourth startup — the would-be Twitter alternative known as App.net. Each of his previous ventures ended with a pretty loud...
You are not the product: Dalton Caldwell forges ahead with App.net
Even Color doesn't know what's happening at Color
To Subscribe Or Not Subcribe? That Is The eCommerce Question

How Hadoop can help keep your money in the bank

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Banks and their customers are under constant threat from cybercriminals trying to get at their money, but at least one bank is using Hadoop to help ensure those attacks aren’t successful. For years, the security team at Zions Bancorporation has been using big data techniques to keep track of what’s...
How Hadoop can help keep your money in the bank

Google Extends Payout Schedule For Developers By 2 Weeks, As "New Forms Of Payment" Are Added To Google Play

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Google recently changed its payout schedule for Android app developers, moving from a window which saw developers paid two days after the month ends, to a new window where the payout date is 15 days after the month’s end. The move will allow Google to hold onto payments longer, which...
Google Extends Payout Schedule For Developers By 2 Weeks, As "New Forms Of Payment" Are Added To Google Play

Microsoft planning “major announcement” for June 18th

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The hubbub we’re hearing right now says that Microsoft is sending out an event invitation to something that it says will be “a major Microsoft announcement”. With the company on the cusp of a few major products, it’s hard to venture a solid guess as to what the event might...
Microsoft planning “major announcement” for June 18th

CircleUp Opens Today to Help Other Startup Investors

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The JOBS act supposedly paves the way for additional crowdfunded investments. But starting today, a new crowdfunding operator is in business hoping to take out some of the risk for anyone who wants to invest. Called CircleUp.com, the company is taking a different approach to get around the 270-day...
CircleUp Opens Today to Help Other Startup Investors

Phil Libin and the Refusal to Pivot: Evernote Now Valued at $1 Billion

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Today 30-million-user strong Evernote announced it had received $70 million in Series D funding from Meritech Capital, CBC Capital, T. Rowe Price Associates, Harbor Pacific Capital, Allen & Company at a valuation of Dr. Evil proportions: One billion dollars. Unlike many other companies of this era, Evernote has known exactly...
Phil Libin and the Refusal to Pivot: Evernote Now Valued at $1 Billion

Reddit courts influential Silicon Valley investors

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Site exploits boost in profile following its Obama Q&A, as part of funding round valuing company at $400mSocial news site Reddit has been courting influential Silicon Valley investors as part of a funding round that values the company at $400m, TechCrunch reports.Exploiting a boost in its profile after President Obama...
Reddit courts influential Silicon Valley investors

Things Apple Can Buy for That $98 Billion

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Mr. Cook. (Getty Images) Apple scheduled a surprise conference call for later this morning to discuss its $98 billion pile of reserve cash; specifically, whether shareholders will get any of it. Steve Jobs liked the security of having the money in the bank. It gave Apple the freedom to make...
Things Apple Can Buy for That $98 Billion

How Startups Get Big, Famous Celebrities Like Justin Bieber To Invest

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Last month, Robby Stein and his team of 10 relaunched their mobile app startup, Stamped. The relaunch was supported by a star-studded list of investors including Justin Bieber, Ryan Seacrest and Ellen DeGeneres. How do Hollywood A-listers decide which startups to invest in? And how do founders reach these seemingly...
How Startups Get Big, Famous Celebrities Like Justin Bieber To Invest

Singapore's DealGuru Spins Out Food Delivery Business To Chase New Funding

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DealGuru, one of the major daily deals sites in Singapore, has spun out its food delivery subsidiary, called FoodRunner. Prior to the new name, the service was called Room Service Deliveries, which DealGuru set up after it acquired Malaysia-based operator, Asian Room Service in October last year. The acquisition was...
Singapore's DealGuru Spins Out Food Delivery Business To Chase New Funding
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