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How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

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Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and prolific angel investor, sparked controversy last fall when he announced a fellowship giving 24 young adults $100,000 over two years to leave college and pursue entrepreneurship full-time. The mission behind the program: Rattle the default assumption that every young adult needs a college education. Rather...
How 5 Of Peter Thiel's College Dropouts Fared During Their First Year In The Real World

SumAll raises $6M to bring data analytics to small businesses

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SumAll, a New York-based data analytics startup targeting small- to medium-sized businesses, is quickly getting bigger.  The company, which launched a year ago, announced on Tuesday that it had raised $6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Battery Ventures and included Wellington Partners. In June, we...
SumAll raises $6M to bring data analytics to small businesses

Open secret: Rhapsody tops $35 million in quarterly revenue, gets closer to profit

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Rhapsody, the subscription music service based in downtown Seattle, has been a private company since spinning off from RealNetworks as a standalone venture. That means Rhapsody doesn’t report its quarterly numbers publicly. But Rhapsody’s financial results are actually revealed in an ongoing series of little-noticed footnotes in RealNetworks’ regulatory filings with...
Open secret: Rhapsody tops $35 million in quarterly revenue, gets closer to profit
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt selling off $1.5 billion in stock, cutting his share to 2.1%

Dish Networks Eyes Web TV -- and Invests in Roku's Web TV Box

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Dish Network is exploring an “over the top” service that would deliver cable TV programming over the Web, Bloomberg reports. Here’s a bit of news that syncs up nicely with that: The satellite TV service has already invested in Roku, the consumer electronics company that makes Web video-to-TV gadgets. The...
Dish Networks Eyes Web TV -- and Invests in Roku's Web TV Box

Sprint takes majority control of Clearwire, buys Craig McCaw's holdings

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Craig McCaw What a long strange trip it’s been. Sprint Nextel announced today in a SEC filing that it plans to acquire the Clearwire shares owned by Craig McCaw, a move that comes just days after Sprint agreed to sell a 70 percent stake in itself to Softbank. Sprint’s ownership...
Sprint takes majority control of Clearwire, buys Craig McCaw's holdings

Here's One Of The Clever Financial Tricks That Mitt Romney Used To Become Dynastically Rich

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While the world waits for Mitt Romney to stop being the only Presidential candidate in several decades to keep his tax returns secret, we're left to try to solve the Romney money mysteries with the information we have. One of those mysteries is how Romney accumulated $21-$102 million in his...
Here's One Of The Clever Financial Tricks That Mitt Romney Used To Become Dynastically Rich

Comcast nabs rest of NBC Universal from GE, including 30 Rock properties, for $16.7b

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Global media and technology company Comcast Corporation will purchase the remaining 49 percent ownership stake in NBCUniversal from General Electric. The deal will see GE receiving approximately $16.7 billion from the purchase and give Comcast complete control over the media company. In addition to the purchase, NBCUniversal will purchase properties it used...
Comcast nabs rest of NBC Universal from GE, including 30 Rock properties, for $16.7b

4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble

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I used to work as a startup attorney and now I’ve co-founded a startup that in part helps entrepreneurs get legal services, so I’ve seen startups make a lot of legal mistakes over the years, and there are a few that I keep seeing repeated. These mistakes are almost always...
4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble

Best Buy chairman resigns, eyes options for his 20 percent stake

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Best Buy Founder and Chairman Richard Schulze is looking to explore options for his ownership stake, but still believes in the retailer's future. [Read more]...
Best Buy chairman resigns, eyes options for his 20 percent stake

Kleiner Perkins Brings on Prominent Lawyer to Defend Against Gender Discrimination Claims

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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which was sued last year by former Partner Ellen Pao for gender discrimination and retaliation, has added a high-powered attorney to its defense team as it prepares to argue its case in the First District Court of Appeal, VentureWire has...
Kleiner Perkins Brings on Prominent Lawyer to Defend Against Gender Discrimination Claims

Sprint Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Remaining 49 Percent Of Clearwire, Along With Spectrum Rights

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Sprint is said to be in talks to gobble up the remaining 49 percent of Clearwire it doesn’t already own, according to new reports from CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. The deal is meant to sort out issues that Sprint has had in steering the decision-making process of Clearwire’s...
Sprint Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Remaining 49 Percent Of Clearwire, Along With Spectrum Rights
Jennifer Lopez gets into the mobile dealer biz, founding Viva Movil
Best Buy founder wants to take the electronics chain private

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

20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

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On the surface, crowdfunding seems like a panacea for all that ails the venture capital and angel investment community. Instead of creating complex business plans and pitches and hoping influential groups of wealthy investors will decide your business or startup aligns with their vision of public taste, you can instead...
20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

Foxconn and Sharp Enter Partnership to Advance LCD Technology

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Sharp today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Foxconn/Hon Hai Precision, seeking to stabilize its own financial situation and fund investments to continue pushing LCD technology forward. Foxconn is of course Apple's primary manufacturing partner for many of its products, while Sharp was reportedly responsible for...
Foxconn and Sharp Enter Partnership to Advance LCD Technology

LivingSocial cuts 400 staffers, Seattle office takes a hit

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LivingSocial, the Washington D.C.-based daily deals site, has laid off 400 staffers as it aims to turn a profit, a spokesperson tells All Things D. That amounts to a 10 percent cutback, leaving the company with about 4,100 employees. Backed by Amazon.com, LivingSocial operates a branch office in Seattle, which...
LivingSocial cuts 400 staffers, Seattle office takes a hit

Beats increases its share ownership to 75%, lets HTC keep majority stake, 'commercial exclusivity in mobile'

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Although HTC and Beats are just shy of the one-year anniversary of their 300 million dollar partnership, it looks like the two are again growing apart. In a letter to shareholders today, it's been announced that the original owners of Beats plan to buy back 25 percent of its...
Beats increases its share ownership to 75%, lets HTC keep majority stake, 'commercial exclusivity in mobile'

Intel Takes 15 Percent Stake in ASML as Part of Research Deal

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Meanwhile elsewhere in the world of semiconductors, the world’s biggest chipmaker, Intel and the Dutch firm ASML just announced a complicated $4.1 billion deal under which Intel is proposing to take a 15 percent ownership stake in ASML as part of a wider research agreement. The research in question will...
Intel Takes 15 Percent Stake in ASML as Part of Research Deal

Eric Schmidt to reportedly sell off $1.5B of Google stock

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Google’s former CEO and current Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt is reportedly selling off stock worth approximately $1.45 billion “as part of a trading plan that would cut his ownership stake in the Internet giant” from 2.8% to 2.1%. Surely Schmidt’s steeping down from CEO back in April 2011 has had an...
Eric Schmidt to reportedly sell off $1.5B of Google stock

Really, Mr. Schmidt? All in Used Twenties?

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According to a regulatory filing, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell as much as $1.5 billion in Google stock over the course of the year as part of a trading plan adopted in November. The sale of up to 2.4 million shares would cut his ownership stake to about...
Really, Mr. Schmidt? All in Used Twenties?

SecondMarket partners with AngelList to let its members invest in early stage startups

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A new class of angel investors is getting the opportunity to support early stage tech startups. On Wednesday, New York-based SecondMarket announced that it is partnering with AngelList to let qualified investors on its site invest in companies raising pre-Series A rounds of financing. According to SecondMarket, startups will be...
SecondMarket partners with AngelList to let its members invest in early stage startups

Kilar: More reason for Hulu to exist now than ever

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Hulu has seen a massive change in the media ecosystem since it was first announced as a joint venture between Fox and NBC Universal. But while the company was formed primarily as a way for content owners to distribute and monetize content online that would otherwise be pirated, Hulu CEO...
Kilar: More reason for Hulu to exist now than ever

Dell Could Announce Deal to Go Private as Soon as Monday

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Michael Dell is taking the computer and IT company that bears his name private. He’s talked about it before, but all the indications are that this time he is serious. Using a combination of shares he already owns and personal cash, Dell will according to most reports on the deal,...
Dell Could Announce Deal to Go Private as Soon as Monday

Microsoft May Have Solved A Big Problem With Its Tablet Strategy Today (MSFT, BN)

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This morning, Microsoft dropped $300 million to invest in a new joint venture that will be spun out of Barnes & Noble's digital business. That means Microsoft now owns 17% of a new company that makes a popular product — the Nook e-reader — based on a rival platform, Google's...
Microsoft May Have Solved A Big Problem With Its Tablet Strategy Today (MSFT, BN)

Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

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Japanese mobile phone operator Docomo announced today it has completed its investment in Baidu Yi Xin Network Technology, its joint venture with Chinese search engine Baidu. Originally spotted by TechCrunch, Docomo’s $22.5 million investment gives it a 20 percent ownership stake in the new mobile content distribution platform. According to...
Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

Walmart Ups Its Investment In Chinese E-Commerce Giant Yihaodian

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Walmart is announcing this evening that it has upped its investment in Yihaodian, a massive B2C e-commerce company based in China. Wal-mart, which originally funded the retail giant last year, has made another undisclosed investment in Yihaodian to bring Walmart’s total ownership stake to approximately 51 percent. Closing of the...
Walmart Ups Its Investment In Chinese E-Commerce Giant Yihaodian
AMD details Steamroller CPU architecture: A refined Piledriver with a dynamic L2 cache

Tencent paid $330M for 40% of Epic Games

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Last year, Epic Games sold a 40 percent ownership stake to China’s Tencent, according to an interview with Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney. That makes the deal one of the biggest investments in games last year, and it values Epic Games at $825 million. Tencent bought a minority stake...
Tencent paid $330M for 40% of Epic Games
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