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China's 360Buy Raises $700M Ahead Of Potential IPO, Wants To Become Stronger Alibaba Rival

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360Buy, the quick-delivery shopping site once described as the Chinese mashup of Amazon and Fresh Direct, announced $700 million USD in funding on Friday. While this gives the company, China’s second largest e-tailer after Alibaba, enough cash to delay its much-anticipated IPO, one of its investors, Kingdom Holding Company, a...
China's 360Buy Raises $700M Ahead Of Potential IPO, Wants To Become Stronger Alibaba Rival

What does all the bad press mean for Groupon?

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Groupon faced a deluge of bad press and unfavorable comparisons this week following its accounting restatement on March 30. This morning, I searched for Groupon and got this on Google News: Notice that Google News algorithms put the Enron logo next to a story about Groupon. I think I’ve made the...
What does all the bad press mean for Groupon?

Facebook’s first-ever earnings call will take place next month

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Facebook will be joining the old guard next month with its first official earnings call, in which it will offer details on and explanations of its financial decisions over the past few months to investors and press. The call is set for July 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. Pacific...
Facebook’s first-ever earnings call will take place next month

Zynga Accounted for 12 Percent of Facebook's Revenue in 2011

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Zynga is mentioned 24 times in Facebook’s filing, but the most notable one is related to the game company’s huge contribution to the social network’s top line. Facebook said today in its filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that Zynga accounted for approximately 12 percent of the company’s revenue last year...
Zynga Accounted for 12 Percent of Facebook's Revenue in 2011

Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

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Violin Memory, the Silicon Valley-based company with a super-fast flash memory service, is hurtling toward a highly successful IPO. Bloomberg Businessweek reported today that the company filed to go public under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act. This allows Violin Memory to keep its public offering under the radar...
Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

Getting Rich By The Numbers, A CrunchBased How-To

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Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Sameer Al-Sakran. Al-Sakran is a data scientist and machine learning specialist who was formerly the engineering manager at Imeem. Hey kid, wanna get rich? After watching “The Social Network” for the third time this weekend, are you feeling ready to create...
Getting Rich By The Numbers, A CrunchBased How-To

Final Facebook auction values the firm at $104 billion

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Folks, this is a big number. It has been reported by SharesPost that the last auction of Facebook shares on the secondary market has been completed. According to sources, the final share price of $44.10 values Facebook at roughly $104 billion. That’s quite a pile. Facebook intends to raise $5 billion...
Final Facebook auction values the firm at $104 billion

Here comes Trulia: Online real estate company prices IPO at $17

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The online real estate battle between San Francisco’s Trulia and Seattle’s Zillow is about to get a lot more interesting. Trulia today priced its public offering at $17 per share, above the anticipated range of $14 to $16 per share, according to PrivCo. The deal will raise about $102 million...
Here comes Trulia: Online real estate company prices IPO at $17

Flurry rides the mobile boom, raises $25M with an eye toward IPO

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App analytics and advertising firm Flurry enjoyed a big year in 2012, getting cashflow positive for the first time and doubling the number of applications that use its tools to 250,000. But 2013 could be even bigger, with an IPO potentially in the works. That’s why the San Francisco firm...
Flurry rides the mobile boom, raises $25M with an eye toward IPO

Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO

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Zynga’s public offering 10 months ago marks the peak for social gaming investments, with venture capital moving sharply away from the sector ever since. “Our prediction that the Zynga IPO might have been the high water mark for Social Games 1.0 investment has been validated, with the VC market moving...
Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO

New Relic sees revenue boost, enterprise growth and mobile-monitoring interest

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The application-performance management (APM) world has seen lots of action lately. Providers such as AppDynamics, AppNeta and New Relic have taken on hefty lots of venture funding this year. That’s why it’s no surprise that New Relic — honing in on a public offering as soon as next year, CEO...
New Relic sees revenue boost, enterprise growth and mobile-monitoring interest

Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

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Earlier this year, the JOBS Act passed Congress with widespread bipartisan support, and was signed into law by the President. There were a few different pieces involved, but one that got plenty of attention was the opening up of crowdfunding for equity (i.e., owning actual shares in a company). In...
Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

Sean Parker says Facebook IPO could be ‘the largest offering in history’ [video]

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Former President of Facebook, Sean Parker, did an interview with CNBC today in which he discussed Facebook’s “inevitable” IPO and applauded Mark Zuckerberg for keeping the company private for as long as he has. While Parker didn’t provide any insight as to when the public offering would be made or...
Sean Parker says Facebook IPO could be ‘the largest offering in history’ [video]

For Silicon Valley, a reason to remember Steve Jobs

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A long time ago, a wise old man once told me that money doesn’t solve all the problems. Money doesn’t invent the future. Money doesn’t create art. People do. People solve the problems. People invent the future. People create beauty and art. It is a simple lesson that has stayed...
For Silicon Valley, a reason to remember Steve Jobs

Security Company Palo Alto Networks Files For $175 Million IPO

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Palo Alto Networks, a security software company, has filed its S-1 for a public offering, aiming to raise as much as $175 million. The company was rumored to be in the process of filing earlier this year. Founded by Nir Zuk, the company develops enterprise-grade firewalls for companies that give...
Security Company Palo Alto Networks Files For $175 Million IPO

Sandberg: Star Face for Facebook

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As Facebook's record public offering looms, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg hobnobs with President Obama and Lady Gaga, then co-chairs Davos...
Sandberg: Star Face for Facebook

Zillow makes another buy, gobbles up NYC's Buyfolio

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Zillow has made another acquisition, purchasing the online home shopping platform Buyfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Buyfolio’s service allows home shoppers to share listings with specified collaborators — perhaps a family member, spouse or real estate agent. It also allows those collaborators to discuss the listings, eliminating...
Zillow makes another buy, gobbles up NYC's Buyfolio

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

Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining

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According to sources close to the situation, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz (pictured here) and Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy will be stepping down from the board of Groupon. Schultz’s departure will be effective today, but Efrusy — who was critical to the initial funding around the Chicago-based daily...
Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining

Is There a Tech Exec Hiding Under That Hoodie?

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Gotcha! (Photo: In the Capital) Sure, startup founders can get a company off the ground. But do they clean up well enough to steer them toward the public markets? And if not, where’s Silicon Alley going to get the requisite talent for an eventual string of IPOs? That’s what this this...
Is There a Tech Exec Hiding Under That Hoodie?

Agile Project Management Software Development Company Rally Software Files For $70M IPO

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Rally Software, a company that provides agile project management applications to for software development, has filed its initial S-1 for a public offering. According to this filing, the company will raises as much as $70 million in the offering (but often these numbers are just place holders). Rally’s products and...
Agile Project Management Software Development Company Rally Software Files For $70M IPO

As Tableau readies for IPO, Marc Andreessen laments that tech companies don't want to go public

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Andreessen (Photo via Wikipedia) Tableau Software is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange this Friday under the ticker symbol “DATA,” marking the first Seattle tech company to go public since Zillow’s public offering in July 2011. Demand appears to be strong for the 10-year-old company, which...
As Tableau readies for IPO, Marc Andreessen laments that tech companies don't want to go public

Marc Andreessen Avoids Green Room Scotch, Rags on English Majors Sober

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Wikipedia. Marc Andreessen talks fast. And so when the Andreessen Horowitz co-founder sat down for a conversation with The New York Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin at Dealbook’s Opportunities for Tomorrow conference, he covered a lot of ground, from the fiscal cliff to higher education, the future of English majors, newspapers...
Marc Andreessen Avoids Green Room Scotch, Rags on English Majors Sober

CrowdStar No Longer Developing Social Games for Facebook

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CrowdStar’s CEO Peter Relan said in an interview that the longtime social games maker is no longer developing for Facebook. Instead, the company is focused on building games for smartphones. “We are maintaining the old games, like Happy Aquarium, but we don’t build new Facebook PC games any more —...
CrowdStar No Longer Developing Social Games for Facebook

WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

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The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Facebook may file for its long-awaited IPO as soon as this Wednesday, but notes that the “timing is still being discussed”, according to an anonymous source. The article says that Facebook is eyeing a valuation between $75 and $100 billion as it...
WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

Flash Memory Company Violin Files for IPO

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Violin Memory Inc., a fast-growing storage company, has filed for a public offering in what could turn out to be the next big exit in the flash storage industry....
Flash Memory Company Violin Files for IPO

As Shares Trade Higher, Kayak CEO Says the IPO Went Exactly as Planned

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After a long-delayed public offering, Kayak co-founder and CEO Steve Hafner said he wouldn’t have done anything differently. “In terms of the IPO, no,” he said in an interview with AllThingsD after ringing the Nasdaq opening bell. “It went exactly like I wanted it to.” Kayak originally filed to go...
As Shares Trade Higher, Kayak CEO Says the IPO Went Exactly as Planned

Eduardo Saverin's tax-free global citizenship | Dan Gillmor

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Must we tolerate this new global elite of the super-rich and mega-corporations dodging tax obligations in any one country?Eduardo Saverin imagines himself a "citizen of the world". His is an unofficial description, but one that an elite class of super-rich people and multinational companies increasingly take for granted.Saverin's name stood...
Eduardo Saverin's tax-free global citizenship | Dan Gillmor

The Facebook IPO: Marketing, hypocrisy, and arrogance

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The social media juggernaut's financial filing reveals some uncomfortable truths about Silicon Valley and Wall Street. By Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- There's something to be said for being a fossil when it's time to look at a phenomenon like Facebook's pending stock offering. The medium is new, the...
The Facebook IPO: Marketing, hypocrisy, and arrogance

Facebook IPO Facts, Fiction and Flops

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It is time to point out some of the blame, misconceptions and wrong-headed analysis that have emerged in the wake of Facebook's ISPO (aka incredible shrinking public offering). Maybe the biggest miss is this: Facebook was a big bomb....
Facebook IPO Facts, Fiction and Flops
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