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With new funding, Airbnb could be looking at a $2.5B valuation

gigaom.com
The online room-rental juggernaut Airbnb is looking at a huge new round of funding that could give it at a $2.5 billion valuation, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday. Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley investor famous for his investment in Facebook, is said to be ready...
With new funding, Airbnb could be looking at a $2.5B valuation

Funding a better parking meter

tech.fortune.cnn.com
QuickPay, which brings mobile payments to parking facilities, is raising cash and named a CEO. FORTUNE -- The crowded mobile payments marketplace is getting, well, more crowded. On Thursday, QuickPay, a two-year-old San Francisco startup whose app lets people pay for parking at lots in various cities, said it has...
Funding a better parking meter

Preparing for DDoS Attacks or Just Groundhog Day

bits.blogs.nytimes.com
A number of companies help Web sites fight basic cyber attacks and unexpected traffic, but most are prohibitively expensive. CloudFlare, a two-year-old San Francisco start-up, helps defend Web sites from cyber attacks on the cheap. Two years in, it counts Groundhog.org, Metallica and Stratfor as customers....
Preparing for DDoS Attacks or Just Groundhog Day

OpenTable gobbles up Foodspotting

gigaom.com
The best-known site for online restaurant reservations will acquire one of the original food photo mobile apps, Foodspotting, both companies announced Tuesday morning. OpenTable will get the three-year-old San Francisco-based company for $10 million in cash. “We’re so happy to have found a home for Foodspotting where our community can...
OpenTable gobbles up Foodspotting

Airbnb Faces Off Against 40-Year Old San Francisco Hotel Laws

pandodaily.com
For every one step forward that San Francisco takes to help businesses, it takes another step backwards. Case in point this time is the recently mandated regulations that are going to end up impairing the ability of Airbnb to operate in the city at current rates. In a ruling yesterday,...
Airbnb Faces Off Against 40-Year Old San Francisco Hotel Laws

IBM’s Pick of SugarCRM Creates More Rivals for Oracle

allthingsd.com
Much has been made of the rivalry between Oracle Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. in cloud computing. But last week a venture-backed start-up secured one of the richest contracts in business for software to manage sales, marketing and customer relationships. International Business Machines Corp. disclosed it will replace its Oracle/Siebel customer...
IBM’s Pick of SugarCRM Creates More Rivals for Oracle
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