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The 20 biggest private exits of 2012
Facebook hopes to rewrite its sad financial narrative with strong Q2
Facebook behind budget on Q1 ad revenue, sources say
Facebook, Google, Groupon, and Twitter led all companies in private acquisitions in 2012

Graphic: The top 10 U.S. cities for private tech M&A

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Silicon Valley remains well in the lead when it comes to acquisitions of private tech companies. Well, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the San Francisco Bay Area ranks on top when it comes to acquisitions of privately-held tech companies. But what’s amazing is just how far out...
Graphic: The top 10 U.S. cities for private tech M&A

LivingSocial CEO Fires Back And Calls Damning Report 'Fiction'

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PrivCo, a research firm that tracks private companies, reported yesterday that daily-deals company LivingSocial had taken an "emergency" round of debt from current investors. Now LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy has strongly denied that report in an email to employees obtained by Fortune's Dan Primack. LivingSocial is the No. 2 player in...
LivingSocial CEO Fires Back And Calls Damning Report 'Fiction'

This Email Exchange Started A Company That Google Bought For $50 Million

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In 2010, Google bought a Web-based photo-editing startup called Picnik for $50 million. Picnik's three cofounders made $16 million each. Privco, "the private copmany financial data authority," (subscribe here) has obtained a copy of the email thread that launched Picnik in 2005. Everyone in the startup space likes to say...
This Email Exchange Started A Company That Google Bought For $50 Million

Last night LivingSocial's pneumonia took a turn for the worse

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We’ve said it before: If Groupon has the flu; LivingSocial has pneumonia. And both cases look a lot worse after last night. I’m really not trying to beat up on LivingSocial’s CEO Tim O’Shaugnessy. But the rosy picture he tried to paint for employees last week is looking even...
Last night LivingSocial's pneumonia took a turn for the worse
Workday kicks IPO ass with 72% pop in first-day trading
Markets: Trulia Stock Pops On Opening Day
Could Pinterest already be worth $500M?

New York Is Threatening Silicon Valley's Tech Dominance

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West Coast--best coast? Not so, says the thriving New York City start-up scene. During the past decade, the Big Apple has emerged as a top tech center for new companies and a hotbed for both angel and venture capital funding. In the last year, 127 start-ups were founded in...
New York Is Threatening Silicon Valley's Tech Dominance

Let's Play a Game: Everyone Look Up Your Startup on Glassdoor!

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Secretly seething? (Photo: rosiesays.com) While browsing our Google Reader this morning, we came across this list of wacky interview questions compiled by Glassdoor.com. You know the drill: “How many cows are in Canada?” (Correct answer: Who cares?) However, we were reminded of our favorite party game, which we haven’t played in quite some time,...
Let's Play a Game: Everyone Look Up Your Startup on Glassdoor!

Facebook shares fall below $30 as US authorities begin investigation into IPO

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Shares continue to slump on Wall Street as lawsuits against founder Mark Zuckerberg allege company misled investorsFacebook's shares dipped below $30 Tuesday as the company's shares hit new lows and continued to struggle in the wake of its massive initial public offering (IPO).Even as US stock markets bounced back from...
Facebook shares fall below $30 as US authorities begin investigation into IPO
PrivCo Responds to Criticisms Of Its Tumblr Report By Slinging Twitter Insults at Fred Wilson, Everyone Else
DFJ led a $30M shareholder liquidity round that valued Space X between $4-5 billion
Markets: Workday Shares Soar In Biggest Tech IPO Since Facebook
Another bad day: Facebook shares tumble nearly 10%

Facebook IPO: commentary and analysis from around the web

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An ongoing collection of commentary and analysis on Facebook's upcoming IPOThe nearly $100bn valuation of Facebook in the lead up to the company's much-anticipated public offering Friday has many people talking and some investors reeling. The eight-year old company has an unprecedented 900 million users worldwide, and its COO is...
Facebook IPO: commentary and analysis from around the web
Comparing Pre-IPO Facebook To Pre-IPO Google: Fair, Or A Case Of Apples And Oranges?

Early Tumblr Investor Slams Report About How Much Employees Made On Yahoo Deal As 'Complete Garbage And Incorrect'

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There's a report floating around claiming that early Tumblr investor Union Square Ventures (USV) netted a 5,000X return when Yahoo paid $1.1 billion for the social-blogging site. The same report, which comes from PrivCo, an private firm that reports on statups, claims to have exacting details about how much each...
Early Tumblr Investor Slams Report About How Much Employees Made On Yahoo Deal As 'Complete Garbage And Incorrect'

Daily Wrap: The Facebook Class Action Lawsuit and more

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Murphy P.A. files a class action lawsuit against Facebook. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed...
Daily Wrap: The Facebook Class Action Lawsuit and more

Deezer goes global, releases free service to rival Spotify

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French online music company Deezer today revealed what it intends to do first with its fresh $130 million funding from Warner Music Group owner Access Industries. The news, announced at Deezer UK’s first birthday bash in London, includes expansion into 76 more countries, bringing the total to 160, and a...
Deezer goes global, releases free service to rival Spotify
Facebook CEO to take home $1B on IPO day
Facebook’s IPO roadshow starts next week, sources say

Forget $3B In Revenue: Things "Don't Look Good" For Facebook

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Evidence is quickly mounting that Facebook's initial public offering will not be the big boost the social media sector needs as Silicon Valley companies try to prove to Wall Street they can grow revenues. On Thursday, PrivCo CEO Sam Hamadeh told VentureBeat that several people close to the company were...
Forget $3B In Revenue: Things "Don't Look Good" For Facebook
Square makes Jack Dorsey a billion dollar man
New York's Next Big Startups

How much is each Facebook user worth?

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Facebook’s latest valuation just reached over $100 billion, and for some reason that struck a chord with me, especially considering the number of users on Facebook. So, just because it’s an interesting thing to think about and not a serious calculation, we decided to do some math: We reported earlier today that the last auction of...
How much is each Facebook user worth?

Facebook's earnings and revenues slip ahead of $100bn IPO

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Profits drop during first three months of 2012, but advertising revenue up 37% and Facebook now boasts 901m monthly usersFacebook's earnings and revenues fell in the first quarter of 2012, the company said in a regulatory filing ahead of what is expected to be a $100bn stock market sale.The company...
Facebook's earnings and revenues slip ahead of $100bn IPO
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