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Ask An Expert: Meet WilmerHale's Jennifer Berrent

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Sponsored by FedEx Many thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s live video chat session with James Wahba, CEO and cofounder of Projective Space. If you did not have a chance to connect, make sure to check out his videos. This Friday our expert Jennifer Berrent, a partner at...
Ask An Expert: Meet WilmerHale's Jennifer Berrent
Startup gets funding to bring high-risk margin trades to Bitcoin

Startup raises $500K to create Bitcoin trading platform

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Coinsetter hopes to capitalize on recent interest in the virtual currency by creating a platform that will allow investors to short the currency, which has appreciated 1,500 percent since January. [Read more]...
Startup raises $500K to create Bitcoin trading platform

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox blitzed by strong denial of service attack

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The largest bitcoin exchange said Thursday it is fighting an intense distributed denial-of-service attack it believes is intended at manipulating the price of virtual currency, which has seen volatile price swings in the past few days. Mt. Gox, which is based in Tokyo, said the attacks have caused its...
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox blitzed by strong denial of service attack

Federal Circuit Rules Software Invention Unpatentable

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Editor’s note: Anthony J. Lombardi practices patent litigation and patent prosecution at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. He also provides counseling to clients on prelitigation strategy, portfolio development, patent monetization, and licensing activities. A clear legal standard for determining patent-eligible subject matter remains elusive. On Friday, the Federal...
Federal Circuit Rules Software Invention Unpatentable

Mail.ru-backed e-commerce solutions firm B2B-Center raises $45 million

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B2B-Center, a Russian provider of online procurement and e-commerce systems, has raised $45 million in funding from a consortium of investors led by Da Vinci Capital Partners, Insight Capital, Alpha Associates and Runa Capital. Before this round, Russian Internet giant Mail.ru and B2B-Center founder Alexander Boyko held shares in the...
Mail.ru-backed e-commerce solutions firm B2B-Center raises $45 million

Booting Up: All Facebook Everything

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You know who. (Photo: flickr.com/prospere) Facebook's 421,233,615 shares are opening at $38 each [Facebook] Who's getting paid today? [Fortune] A picture of a Facebook share [Business Insider] Facebook had a wacky hackathon last night! [VentureBeat] How will Europe ever build the next Facebook? [New York Times] Hong Kong trading platform...
Booting Up: All Facebook Everything

The Future of SecondMarket In a World Without Private Facebook Shares

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Mr. Silbert In SecondMarket's 2011 year-end report, Facebook beat out Twitter, Foursquare, Gilt Groupe, Hulu, Spotify, and more as the trading platform's number one most-watched company. Facebook has 14,973 "watchers," almost double the next-closest, Twitter at 7,854. More tellingly, according to public statements from CEO Barry Silbert, 30 percent of...
The Future of SecondMarket In a World Without Private Facebook Shares

Welcome | GaBoom - fast becoming the UK's largest game trading platform.

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Welcome | GaBoom - fast becoming the UK's largest game trading platform.

‘Social’ Investment Network eToro Is Picking Up Another $15 Million From Spark, Others

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eToro, the investment network that uses real-time features to let users follow and trade based on other users’ activities, has raised another $15 million in funding in a venture round led by Spark Capital with participation from existing investors, who include BRM Capital, Venture51 and Cubit Investments. The investment takes...
‘Social’ Investment Network eToro Is Picking Up Another $15 Million From Spark, Others

Tweet the Market: Hedge Fund That Traded Twitter Sentiment Relaunches for Mass Use

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Mr. Hawtin. (Screen grab.) Remember the so-called Twitter hedge fund, Derwent Capital Markets, which parlayed research indicating that tweeted sentiments tracked well with the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fashion a social-media based trading algorithm? Derwent closed its doors in May, not because an investment strategy based on the mood...
Tweet the Market: Hedge Fund That Traded Twitter Sentiment Relaunches for Mass Use

Second Market eyes health tech opportunities with Startup Health deal

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SecondMarket investors used to buying secondary shares in traditional consumer Internet companies like Twitter, Foursquare and (once upon a time) Facebook are getting a chance to expand their horizons. As part of a broader plan to bring new opportunities to accredited investors on its site, the New York-based online trading...
Second Market eyes health tech opportunities with Startup Health deal

Trading as Videogame? $5 for Life as Kapitall Pushes Drag-and-Drop Investing

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(kapitall.com) Kapitall is an online trading platform designed for the next generation of investors: kiddies who grew up on Xbox and Twitter. It's interactive! It's visually appealing! It's social! The startup's motto is, "If you can drag, and you can drop, you can trade." The Soho-based startup has been trucking...
Trading as Videogame? $5 for Life as Kapitall Pushes Drag-and-Drop Investing

Online financial network tastytrade acquires two Chicago design firms

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Online financial network operator tastytrade has acquired not one but two fellow Chicago-based companies to boost its media production and technology infrastructure, the company announced this morning. The first is video production and design studio ki edit + design, which creates editorial, design and digital content for agencies and companies...
Online financial network tastytrade acquires two Chicago design firms

Want Facebook Shares? HK’s 8 Securities Offers $200 Of Them If You Join Its Trading Platform

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With Facebook announcing its ballsy stock price of $38 yesterday and all eyes now on what will happen with the social network when it finally goes public today, a new trading platform in Hong Kong, 8 Securities, is seizing the moment to boost its own profile by offering customers US$200...
Want Facebook Shares? HK’s 8 Securities Offers $200 Of Them If You Join Its Trading Platform

Facebook Valuation Surges Past $100 Billion On Private Markets

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150,000 Facebook shares just sold for $44 a pop in a private auction hosted by SharesPost. The trading platform announced the auction results in an email last night. That stock price values Facebook at more than $102 billion. This follows an auction last week in which investors bought 150,000 shares...
Facebook Valuation Surges Past $100 Billion On Private Markets

Business Interactions Platform Tradeshift Receives Strategic Investment From Intuit, Access To 5M QuickBooks Customers

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In a bid to reach scale and with it reap the benefits that network effects bring, Tradeshift, the free e-invoicing and business interactions platform, has partnered with Intuit, along with taking a strategic investment from the legacy accounting software maker. The amount isn’t being disclosed — said only to be...
Business Interactions Platform Tradeshift Receives Strategic Investment From Intuit, Access To 5M QuickBooks Customers

Department of Homeland Security Shuts Down Dwolla Payments to and From Mt. Gox

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The Department of Homeland Security appears to have shut down the ability to use Dwolla, a mobile payment service, to withdraw and deposit money into Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin trading platform. Chris Coyne, cofounder of OKCupid, posted a screenshot of an email he received from Dwolla, stating that due to...
Department of Homeland Security Shuts Down Dwolla Payments to and From Mt. Gox

A new app promises to let anyone use social media sentiment to guide them in the stock market

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Derwent Capital Markets raised eyebrows when it launched a hedge fund that used analysis of Twitter to predict movements in the stock market. Now the London-based firm is set to open up its technology for anyone to use via what it’s calling the “world’s first social media sentiment analysis trading...
A new app promises to let anyone use social media sentiment to guide them in the stock market

Intrade shuts amid investigation

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Online trading platform Intrade ceases all trading activity pending an investigation that may include "financial irregularities"....
Intrade shuts amid investigation
Bitcoinica users sue for $460k in lost Bitcoins

Booting Up: Cruisin’ for an Intrusion Edition

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(Brooklyn Museum via Flickr) Global Payments network intrusion may have resulted in the theft of up to 1.5 million credit card numbers [TechCrunch] British activists and lawmakers protest proposed legislation that would allow security and intelligence services to eavesdrop on all citizens' communications [The New York Times] Internet Explorer 9...
Booting Up: Cruisin’ for an Intrusion Edition

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, AAPL, T, AMZN, SSNLF)

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Good morning. We survived April Fools' Day. Hooray! No more "hilarious" "jokes." Now for some news: Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen is opening an investment office in Silicon Valley. Chinese consumers are outraged that mobile carriers might charge a small fee for access to WeChat, a hugely popular messaging service with...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, AAPL, T, AMZN, SSNLF)

What Software Is Patentable? Federal Court To Consider In CLS Bank Rehearing

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Editor’s note: Anthony Lombardi practices litigation and patent prosecution at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. He also provides strategic counseling to clients regarding pre-litigation, portfolio development, patent monetization, and licensing activities. Software patents continue to command the spotlight. The Federal Circuit today will hold an en banc rehearing...
What Software Is Patentable? Federal Court To Consider In CLS Bank Rehearing

Rubicon Project expands into mobile with Mobsmith acquisition

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Highlighting the growing importance of mobile advertising, Rubicon Project today announced that it had acquired the San Fracisco-based mobile ad tech platform Mobsmith. The Los Angeles-based ad tech company said the new acquisition would combine with its real-time trading platform to give publishers and ad buyers a consolidated marketplace for...
Rubicon Project expands into mobile with Mobsmith acquisition

After bootstrapping to $10M in sales, BizX scores real cash for virtual currency

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Why pay cash, when you can just trade for services? That’s the question driving BizX, which is not your traditional startup. Founded in 2002 by Bob Bagga, Chris Haddawy and Raj Kapoor, the Bellevue-based online bartering service last year posted revenue of $10 million after helping to facilitate more than $60...
After bootstrapping to $10M in sales, BizX scores real cash for virtual currency
Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach
Finovate: Quantopian debuts live data trading for consumer quants
Bitcoins worth $228,000 stolen from customers of hacked Webhost

DealBook: Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer

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A federal appeals court reversed the conviction late Thursday of Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of stealing proprietary code from the bank's high-frequency trading platform....
DealBook: Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer
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