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Birst's CEO says data warehouses are not dead

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Birst, the Sequoia-backed business intelligence startup, rolled out a new feature today that targets data warehouses, and makes potentially juicy data accessible to business users. The new product, known as Distributed Business Analytics, combines structured data from data warehouses and any potentially useful departmental data (spreadsheets, lists and files) and...
Birst's CEO says data warehouses are not dead

Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

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It was at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2011 where a fine tradition began, namely, the Israeli Pavilion. No less than 20 early-stage Israeli startups flew-in from Israel to demo and network themselves to the bone for three non-stop days. The inaugural Pavilion was such a success, we decided to...
Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

IBM Builds the World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Help Take Care of Our Nukes

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IBM’s Sequoia supercomputer takes first place for world’s fastest, and brings the title back to the US....
IBM Builds the World’s Fastest Supercomputer to Help Take Care of Our Nukes

Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

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Professional social network LinkedIn is announcing the addition of a new board member today. Skip Battle, former CEO of Ask.com, is joining the company’s board of directors, joining founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, current CEO Jeff Weiner, Greylock’s David Sze, and Sequoia’s Marc Kvamme. Both Sequoia and Greylock have led...
Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board
São Paulo ahoy! Why Euro startups are targeting Brazil

Embattled video startup Color says it won't fade to black (for now)

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Video-sharing startup Color has been a popular punching bag after reports said CEO and co-founder Bill Nguyen was on sabbatical and workers were moving on. So when a report surfaced Wednesday saying the video-sharing company was “winding down” its business, it fueled fresh schadenfreude for the brash startup that came out...
Embattled video startup Color says it won't fade to black (for now)

Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $630,000

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  Shopspot, a startup out of Thailand with a mobile shopping app, has won $630,000 (S$779,000) after switching its shopper matchmaking app to a more traditional shopping interface. Its earlier app focused on connecting individuals keen to sell their wares. The app would pair sellers and their goods with buyers...
Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $630,000
The Loopt Acquisition Bears Some Fruit: Green Dot Launches GoBank, A Mobile Bank Account

NNSA Sequoia supercomputer takes worlds fastest title, prevents nuclear testing

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Fujitsu's 10.51 petaflop K supercomputer is pretty fast, but does it pack enough computational oomph to stave off underground nuclear testing? Probably -- but the NNSA's new sixteen petaflop rig does it better. According to the National Nuclear Security Administration, a supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, dubbed Sequoia,...
NNSA Sequoia supercomputer takes worlds fastest title, prevents nuclear testing

NoSQL vendor 10Gen secures $42M in fresh funding

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10Gen, one of the leading vendors of NoSQL database technologies, has secured $42 million in fresh funding from New Enterprise Associates and existing investors such as Sequoia Partners and Flybridge Capital....
NoSQL vendor 10Gen secures $42M in fresh funding

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

10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

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Mr. Horowitz Earlier this week, 10gen, the promising AlleyCorp startup launched by DoubleClick cofounder Dwight Merriman, announced a new partnership with an eye toward helping developers who work with big data and cloud technologies. The boost in market share probably doesn't hurt either. 10gen both develops and sponsors the open...
10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

Meet Line, The Messaging App That Reaches About One-Third of Japan's Mobile Phone Users

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It would be easy to assume that giants like Apple, Facebook and the carriers will control smartphone messaging. But the reality is that the global messaging market remains fragmented with several independent players like Sequoia-backed WhatsApp and Korea’s Kakao TALK. Japan, in fact, has a dominant smartphone messaging app...
Meet Line, The Messaging App That Reaches About One-Third of Japan's Mobile Phone Users

Inside the IPO pipeline: It's all B2B, all of the time

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It’s shaping up to be an average year for initial public offerings, with about 125 companies listing shares to date. But who are the up-and-comers in the technology industry that could break out in 2013 and beyond, and how many of them are there? That’s what a new study from...
Inside the IPO pipeline: It's all B2B, all of the time

Facebook Acquires Instagram For a $1 B. Days After a $50 M. Investment From Sequoia, Thrive, and Greylock [UPDATED]

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Cheers, Mr. Systrom! Things sure do happen fast when you're wicked popular. On Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg just announced that his social network has agreed to acquire the photo-sharing darling Instagram, adding that "their talented team will be joining Facebook." In a press release about the deal, Facebook says deal was...
Facebook Acquires Instagram For a $1 B. Days After a $50 M. Investment From Sequoia, Thrive, and Greylock [UPDATED]

Bill Draper Was One Of The First Silicon Valley VCs -- Here's What We Learned From Him

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Once or twice a week, Bill Draper comes to Buck's Restaurant in Woodside, California to eat breakfast and close deals. Draper moved to the Bay Area in 1959 to join his father, William Henry Draper, who started the very first venture capital firm in the west: Draper, Gaither &...
Bill Draper Was One Of The First Silicon Valley VCs -- Here's What We Learned From Him

Stripe Releases Library To Help Developers Build Sleeker Credit Card Forms; Now Processing Millions In Payments Per Day

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Simple online payments company Stripe quietly launched jQuery.payment, library of code for building credit card forms, validating input, and formatting numbers. It’s basically a library that helps developers build better payment forms, regardless of whether they are using Stripe or another payments platform. For background, Stripe is a developer-friendly online...
Stripe Releases Library To Help Developers Build Sleeker Credit Card Forms; Now Processing Millions In Payments Per Day

The Reality Of The Global Messaging Market: It's Really Freaking Fragmented

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It would be easy to assume that Facebook or Apple’s iMessage are in a natural position to reach global dominance in smartphone messaging. But the reality is that the landscape looks very different and is very fragmented — at least for now. There are plenty of apps, WhatsApp included,...
The Reality Of The Global Messaging Market: It's Really Freaking Fragmented

Zuckerberg closed Instagram deal without Facebook board approval

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What’s cooler than a billion dollars? A billion dollars without board approval. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook’s acquisition of mobile photo sharing app Instagram was pursued by Mark Zuckerberg alone, with board members notified only hours before the deal was set to close. According to one...
Zuckerberg closed Instagram deal without Facebook board approval

Why It Could Make Sense for Instagram to Take Sequoia Funding During Facebook Acquisition Talks

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Debate is already starting around Instagram's recently-announced acquisition by Facebook. e.g., Why the heck would Instagram sell a stake of its soon-to-be-acquired company to Sequoia (and Thrive, and Greylock, and Benchmark?) The reason is simple: playing chicken with a potential acquirer can drive a much higher valuation. And more importantly,...
Why It Could Make Sense for Instagram to Take Sequoia Funding During Facebook Acquisition Talks

The great Silicon Valley IPO debate

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It’s not whether your company should go public or not — that’s a given — it’s about which kind of bank you should go with, big or boutique. By Richard Nieva, contributor FORTUNE — So you’ve got a successful technology company, and now you’re poised to go public. What bank...
The great Silicon Valley IPO debate

Developers Are Divided Over Adobe’s Plan to Take Revenue Share For Higher-End Flash Games

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Developers are at odds over Adobe’s plan to charge a 9 percent revenue share for higher-end Flash games that make more than $50,000 in revenues. So today, Adobe announced a new set of features for developers who create very graphics-heavy games with the launch of Flash Player 11.2. It also unveiled a partnership...
Developers Are Divided Over Adobe’s Plan to Take Revenue Share For Higher-End Flash Games

Right Before Acquisition, Instagram Closed $50M At A $500M Valuation From Sequoia, Thrive, Greylock And Benchmark

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I’m as shocked as you are, namely because I was working on this as a funding story all morning. Anyways, right before its billion dollar acquisition from Facebook, Instagram closed a $50 million Series B round from Sequoia, Thrive Capital, Greylock and Benchmark at a $500 million valuation. The round...
Right Before Acquisition, Instagram Closed $50M At A $500M Valuation From Sequoia, Thrive, Greylock And Benchmark

Pinterest Has An Invitation To The Billion Dollar Startup Club, But Will It Accept?

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You know who the busiest man in the startup world is right now? Pinterest’s newly-minted CEO Ben Silbermann, who from what we’re hearing is so preoccupied with shipping product that he hasn’t been taking any investors calls. And there are a lot of freakin’ calls (Fact: Silbermann’s voice mailbox is...
Pinterest Has An Invitation To The Billion Dollar Startup Club, But Will It Accept?

Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

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Stripe, the YC-backed payments startup funded by Sequoia and Paypal’s original founders, is launching a new way for marketplaces and collaborative consumption startups to let their users directly accept payments. It could be a huge win for early-stage peer-to-peer marketplaces, since many more mature companies in the space like Airbnb...
Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

Remember Color? It's Taking Another Shot With A Big Verizon Partnership (VZW)

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Color has signed a partnership with Verizon that will help Color dramatically improve its live video sharing app, and Verizon will integrate Color into upcoming 4G LTE phones. Color became infamous last year after it raised $41 million from Sequoia and other venture firms, only to release a really confusing...
Remember Color? It's Taking Another Shot With A Big Verizon Partnership (VZW)

Michael Moritz is not ready to retire

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The recently knighted Silicon Valley venture capitalist talks about investing, which companies are exciting now, and Sequoia's reputation. FORTUNE -- Michael Moritz, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capitalist, recently became Sir Michael, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his promotion of British economic interests and his philanthropy, including a large...
Michael Moritz is not ready to retire


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Drawbridge's $14M Round Valued The Cross-Device Ad Targeting Startup At $99M

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Drawbridge, a Kleiner Perkins- and Sequoia-backed startup aiming to improve mobile and cross-device ad targeting, has raised $14 million in Series B funding. AdAge actually broke the news earlier this week, but a source with knowledge of the deal told me that the story got one crucial detail wrong —...
Drawbridge's $14M Round Valued The Cross-Device Ad Targeting Startup At $99M
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