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Facebook frenzy: What does the IPO mean for tech M&A?

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Brokers at Morgan Stanley and the other underwriters of the Facebook IPO didn’t realize how many Facebook friends they had until they were allocated shares for individual accounts. Everyone wants a piece of the action. High demand and low supply will guarantee a succesful IPO, but what are the implications...
Facebook frenzy: What does the IPO mean for tech M&A?

DealBook: 2 Rivals Complicate Deal for Dell

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The private equity giant Blackstone Group and the investor Carl C. Icahn have each separately submitted preliminary takeover proposals for Dell, the embattled computer maker....
DealBook: 2 Rivals Complicate Deal for Dell
New Relic goes mobile with app performance management for iOS & Android
Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga's Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming

Intellectual Ventures Loses Its Shine: Will Its Business Model Ever Work?

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Techdirt has always been sceptical about Nathan Myhrvold's business plan for Intellectual Ventures (IV) -- build up a huge portfolio of patents, simply so that it can then license them to those that will, and sue those that won't. Others, however, have been dazzled by Myhrvold's pedigree as an extremely...
Intellectual Ventures Loses Its Shine: Will Its Business Model Ever Work?

2 Rivals Complicate Deal for Dell

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The private equity giant Blackstone Group and the investor Carl C. Icahn have each separately submitted preliminary takeover proposal for Dell, the embattled computer maker....
2 Rivals Complicate Deal for Dell
Russian classifieds startup Avito.ru grabs $75M

Audio Equipment Site Unique Squared Raises $1 Million

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Unique Squared, a music gear ecommerce company, has raised $1 million in venture backing, according to an SEC filing. The Atlanta-based company launched operations out of its founder’s basement in 2007 with a $6,000 investment and hit profitability later that year. Founders Paul D’Arrigo, Eugenio Fernandez and Richard Scalesse...
Audio Equipment Site Unique Squared Raises $1 Million

Wall Streeters Are Falling In Love With Snapchat

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Wall Street has long been plagued by a very special type of communication problem: All too often over the last couple of decades, the words and images Wall Streeters have transmitted electronically have come back to bite then in the, umm, assets under management. You know what I'm talking about....
Wall Streeters Are Falling In Love With Snapchat

Nokia completes the offloading of its luxury Vertu brand, along with 1,000 staff

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Nokia has announced today that it has completed the divestment of its Vertu brand, the division of the company known for gold-plated phones with average specs and such, to the EQT VI fund. Announced in June, the deal sees the troubled Finnish firm hold on to a 10% stake in...
Nokia completes the offloading of its luxury Vertu brand, along with 1,000 staff

500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi

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Dave McClure’s 500 Startups continues its expansion across the country and world today with two new partner hires: Shai Goldman in New York and Pankaj Jain in New Delhi. The firm is quickly closing in a portfolio large enough to meets its namesake. From what I understand, 500 Startups...
500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi

Social Data Analytics Startup Likely Secures $1.6M To Scale Up Offer For Brands

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Social data analytics startup, Likely, has secured a £1million (US$1.6m) equity investment led by growth capital fund New World Private Equity together with seed and early stage fund Charlotte Street Capital. The investment will be put into product development in the UK. Stephen Altman from NWPE and Bo Pedersen from...
Social Data Analytics Startup Likely Secures $1.6M To Scale Up Offer For Brands
5 questions venture capitalists should ask e-retailers before investing
Will Zynga Be Around in 100 Years?

More Than Any Other Industry, FinTech Needs Accelerators

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It’s not hard to glean why a barely-there, idea-stage startup might want to join an accelerator. The programs are designed to pump your company full of enough resources, networking, and advice to get a beta launch out the door. The small chunk of cash they offer in exchange for...
More Than Any Other Industry, FinTech Needs Accelerators

DealBook: Private Equity's Penguins on Parade

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Twitter -- and DealBook readers -- can't seem to get enough of Mr. Schwarzman's penguins. Here are some more photos....
DealBook: Private Equity's Penguins on Parade
How Cater2.me is quietly scaling without venture capital

THE RON JOHNSON DISASTER TIMELINE: How The Apple Guru Failed At JCPenney (JCP)

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JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson is out of the company, according to CNBC, after just 17 months on the job. His Q4 2012 was probably the worst quarterly performance ever in the history of major retail: same-store sales were down 32 percent, to $3.8 billion. By late February, the stock was down...
THE RON JOHNSON DISASTER TIMELINE: How The Apple Guru Failed At JCPenney (JCP)
Focus Squarely On Europe, Mobile Payments Startup iZettle Gets $31.4M From Greylock, MasterCard & More

Nokia Siemens Unloads Optical Biz

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Nokia Siemens Networks on Monday announced the next step of its transformation into a “mobile broadband specialist”: The unloading of its optical networks business. The joint venture of Nokia and Siemens AG said Marlin Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity outfit, had agreed to acquire its optical biz for...
Nokia Siemens Unloads Optical Biz
Chinese Entrepreneurs Care More About Making Money Than Changing the World, Says Kaifu Lee

Software Maker Open Solutions Attracts Suitors

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Private-equity owners of financial-industry software developer Open Solutions have attracted interest in a potential sale of the Glastonbury, Conn., company....
Software Maker Open Solutions Attracts Suitors

With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious

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Of all the complex aspects of the $23 billion leveraged buyout that is set to take PC maker Dell private — which sources said is likely to be announced sometime early today — one of the more interesting parts of the mega-deal is the evolving relationship between software giant...
With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious
Arianna Huffington’s billion-dollar Kickstarter idea

Russian platform SeoPult raises $10 million to expand into Asian and European markets

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Russian SEO and internet advertising automation platform SeoPult has raised $10 million from private equity and VC fund iTech Capital for a minority equity stake. Seopult is one of the largest automated SEO and e-advertising platforms on the Russian Internet. With this latest round, the company is planning to expand its services...
Russian platform SeoPult raises $10 million to expand into Asian and European markets
Dell snaps up Enstratius to build cloud momentum

Love You, Mike Arrington, But You're Not "Sort Of Rich"--You're Rich!

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Venture capitalist Mike Arrington has been ranting about some of the stupidities and unfairness of our tax code, and the absurd double-standards and inconsistencies of our political parties. And I agree with almost every word that he says. For example, I agree that: The "carried interest" tax exemption for private-equity...
Love You, Mike Arrington, But You're Not "Sort Of Rich"--You're Rich!
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