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Investor confidence up after a dismal 2011, survey says

Office Crashers: $15 Million Reinvigorates Tagged, a Social Network For The "Time Rich."

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Of course, I had to check out what the San Francisco Business Times deemed as one of the top places in the Bay Area to work. But there was another, even bigger reason I decided to visit social networking site Tagged. The Financial District-based “Social Discovery” company seems to...
Office Crashers: $15 Million Reinvigorates Tagged, a Social Network For The "Time Rich."

Larry Ellison Graciously Stopped A Journalist From Being Tossed Out Of His Private Party (ORCL)

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Larry Ellison threw a big, private bash on Wednesday night to celebrate the run-up to the America's Cup race that begins in July. The highlight of the party was the premier of a documentary called "The Wind Gods: 33rd America's Cup," produced by Skydance Productions. That's Ellison's son, David's company....
Larry Ellison Graciously Stopped A Journalist From Being Tossed Out Of His Private Party (ORCL)

Autodesk to acquire social video service Socialcam for $60 million

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Perhaps the most popular smartphone-based video app, Socialcam has been acquired by Autodesk for $60 million, helping Autodesk’s mission of “helping everybody imagine, design and create a better world.” This is a developing story, please refresh for updates. The press release: Design and Entertainment Software Leader to Accelerate Adoption of...
Autodesk to acquire social video service Socialcam for $60 million

Coupa's E-Procurement Spending Hits $9.6B

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With continuous growth for the past 14 quarters, 95% renewal rates for subscriptions, and 126% growth in annual contracts, Coupa’s CEO Rob Bernshteyn seems to be way ahead of his competition. Yet, he still considers Coupa the underdog in the e-procurement platform industry. The company even pulled in Coca-Cola, Orbitz, and...
Coupa's E-Procurement Spending Hits $9.6B

Google Just Massively Upgraded Its Core Search Product With Google Now For Desktop (GOOG)

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Google just brought Google Now, its voice-recognizing search product for mobile, to the desktop. It announced the news at Google I/O, a conference for developers held today in San Francisco. Business Insider's Steve Kovach, who's on the scene and saw the demo live, says, "that was an incredible demo. This...
Google Just Massively Upgraded Its Core Search Product With Google Now For Desktop (GOOG)

Video Discovery Startup Plizy Raises $4M Series A From Atlas Venture To Expand Audience, Bulk Up Its iOS, Android Apps

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Video discovery startup Plizy – which last month relaunched its iPad app and website with a new look and a mission to become a “media center in the cloud” – has announced it’s raised a $4 million Series A round from Atlas Venture. The startup has previously raised $1.2 million in angel round funding. In tandem...
Video Discovery Startup Plizy Raises $4M Series A From Atlas Venture To Expand Audience, Bulk Up Its iOS, Android Apps

Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Camera users get free 50GB of Dropbox storage

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Dropbox and Samsung (005930) on Friday announced that anyone who buys the new Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera will get 50GB of free online storage for two years. The Dropbox app will come pre-installed on both devices and the Galaxy Note II will automatically sync photos and videos to...
Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Camera users get free 50GB of Dropbox storage

Pinterest Just Made It Official: It's Taking Over A Giant Warehouse In San Francisco

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We were on the scene when Pinterest made its big move from Palo Alto to San Francisco. Now Pinterest has made it official. The maker of a giant online catalog of people's interests has signed a long-term lease on 808 Brannan Street, a 60,000 sq. ft. space, a company spokesperson...
Pinterest Just Made It Official: It's Taking Over A Giant Warehouse In San Francisco
Google Is Aggressively Working To 'Steal Online Retail From Amazon'

Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (DIS)

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Disney announced today it will buy Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock. George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars franchise and CEO of Lucasfilm, owns 100% of the company.  Even better: A new Star Wars movie, Episode VII, will debut in 2015. Two more movies will launch...
Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (DIS)

Hollywood Throwdown: Ticketfly Targets Ticketmaster with 400% User Growth in LA

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Once conceded to large incumbent platforms like Ticketmaster, the online ticketing space may more up for grabs than at any point in recent memory. Fresh off a stout $22 million Series C round in July, three year old startup Ticketfly is announcing some impressive growth in one of America’s...
Hollywood Throwdown: Ticketfly Targets Ticketmaster with 400% User Growth in LA
Watch These Coders Build A Social Media Future That Doesn't Depend On Google, Twitter, Or Facebook
Intersect ENT Lands $30M From Norwest, Kleiner, USVP & More For Its Innovative Sinus Drug & Device Combo
Chef Michael Mina launches online recipe startup for foodies, Cook Taste Eat

Lattice Engines Raises $20M For Predictive Analytics Platform To Increase Sales

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Lattice Engines has raised $20 million in a round led by New Enterprise Associates for its predictive analytics platform that gives salespeople the information to sell their products. According to The San Francisco Business Times, the company, founded in 2006, has raised $36.5 million, including a $15 million investment in 2011...
Lattice Engines Raises $20M For Predictive Analytics Platform To Increase Sales
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