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Samsung, Research In Motion Sued For Using Emoticons ;(

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A shell company capped off a week of patent controversy by suing two popular phone makers for including a button that lets users put a smiley face in their messages. Varia Holdings LLC filed a complaint in New York that accuses Samsung and BlackBerry maker RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) of...
Samsung, Research In Motion Sued For Using Emoticons ;(

PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

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Wait, didn’t we just do one of these? Never mind. First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman schlepped over from Philadelphia last night to join us for another sunless PandoMonthly New York. Kopelman, who wore his “Gangnam Style” suit from First Round Capital’s 2012 holiday video and suffered through our montage of...
PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview
Startups: Money Orgies: Investors Who Love Them, and Entrepreneurs Who Don’t
500 Startups-Backed TenderTree Raises $1.3 Million To Expand Its Marketplace Of In-Home Caregivers

Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold

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Back in 2006, cloud computing company Joyent offered a lifetime subscription to bundle of hosting services for a one time fee of $500. Now, according to an e-mail sent to customers, Joyent is pulling the plug on those lifetime accounts. Customers are predictably upset, but not for the reasons you...
Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold

Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli

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Visual content marketing service Reachli (formerly Pinerly), has raised a seed round from 500 Startups, PNP Venture Capital, Zelkova Ventures (Early Klout, Fab investors), Philquo Ventures (Fab investor), GVA ventures, and angel investors including William Lohse (invested in Pinterest’s first round), Howard Love (CEO Lovetoknow.com), Saeed Amidi (Plug and Play founder), plus a few others from the...
Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli

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

CoinLab gets $500,000 in VC for bitcoin-related gaming startup

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It’s no secret that Bitcoin has hit a bit of a rough patch lately. The company experienced a lawsuit, major theft, and a major exchange rate collapse, all within the last six months. That’s why it’s all the more surprising that Draper Associates, the original wing of Silicon Valley...
CoinLab gets $500,000 in VC for bitcoin-related gaming startup

Fab Raising At Least $250 Million

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Online design retailer Fab is in advanced talks to raise $250 million to $300 million in venture capital in a deal that would value the fast-growing but unprofitable company at $1 billion not including the new capital....
Fab Raising At Least $250 Million

Targeting Power Moms, VolunteerSpot Secures $1.5M In Series A From ff Venture Capital And More

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By simply owning small humans that are ultra-dependent and oftentimes unruly, moms have an incredibly tough job. But after you pile on all the little things — soccer practices, ballet recitals, doctors appointments, etc. — being a parent becomes damn near impossible. But to that end, a company called VolunteerSpot...
Targeting Power Moms, VolunteerSpot Secures $1.5M In Series A From ff Venture Capital And More

Intellectual Ventures Loses Its Shine: Will Its Business Model Ever Work?

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Techdirt has always been sceptical about Nathan Myhrvold's business plan for Intellectual Ventures (IV) -- build up a huge portfolio of patents, simply so that it can then license them to those that will, and sue those that won't. Others, however, have been dazzled by Myhrvold's pedigree as an extremely...
Intellectual Ventures Loses Its Shine: Will Its Business Model Ever Work?
Meet Hazelcast, the tiny Turkish startup that counts Cisco, Mozilla and Ericsson as users
Hardware: Hardware, the Ugly Stepchild of Venture Capital, Is Having a Glamour Moment

EMC & IBM reportedly looking to buy Amazon cloud rival SoftLayer

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale Enterprise behemoths EMC and IBM are taking a close look at buying major infrastructure-as-a-service provider SoftLayer in a potential deal worth more than $2 billion, Reuters reports. Dallas-based SoftLayer closely competes...
EMC & IBM reportedly looking to buy Amazon cloud rival SoftLayer

Bloomberg: NYC’s Tech Success is Luring Potential Employees…Who Aren’t Cultureless Rubes

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I’m at the Lerer Ventures CEO Summit, mostly as a CEO, since Lerer is an investor in PandoDaily. But delightfully the event is also on the record. The downside is that this means I’m not getting a day off of blogging, which I was secretly hoping for (at least until...
Bloomberg: NYC’s Tech Success is Luring Potential Employees…Who Aren’t Cultureless Rubes

10 Startups To Bet Your Career On

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When you learned that Facebook's IPO would produce more than 1,000 millionaires, admit it — you were jealous. All of those employees hit the startup jackpot. Predicting which early stage startup will become the next Google or Facebook is impossible. But if you are ready to take a career...
10 Startups To Bet Your Career On
Rock The Post And CrowdHut Are Trying To Solve Two Of Crowdfunding's Biggest Pain Points

AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

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Distil Networks closed a $1.8 million seed round of funding in January. It was raised over time, with participation from TechStars, and ff Venture Capital. Then the company raised another $200,000, this time not from names that you can recognize, but instead form a group of individual – don’t call...
AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

Facebook's Woes Dim Interest In Indian E-Commerce Firms

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Facebook's listing missteps have hastened a slowdown in venture-capital investing in Indian e-commerce, investors say....
Facebook's Woes Dim Interest In Indian E-Commerce Firms

Israel's WalkMe lands $5.5m to bring interactive user guides to more websites and software

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WalkMe, a startup that helps developers and companies explain their product to users via subtle onscreen walkthroughs, had landed guidance of its own after Gemini Israel Ventures led a Series B funding round of $5.5 million. Mangrove Capital and existing investor Giza Venture Capital also partook in the round, which will...
Israel's WalkMe lands $5.5m to bring interactive user guides to more websites and software

Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry

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Intel Capital has led a $9 million investment round in FeedHenry, a provider of cloud-based mobile applications aimed at the enterprise with offices in Carriganore, Ireland and Burlington, Mass. Other investors in the round include Kernel Capital and ACT Venture Capital, two Irish VC firms, and Enterprise Ireland, a government-backed...
Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry
Social | Viddy CEO Goes Out After Blaze of Glory

MindMixer Raises $1.5M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website,

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If you live in San Francisco, you probably spend a lot of time complaining about the lackluster public transportation. I’m no exception — so today, I was really excited to see a new government website called ImproveSF, where residents can submit and vote on suggestions about how to make Muni...
MindMixer Raises $1.5M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website,

Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

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Y Combinator (YC) is among the world’s leading seed-funding and startup accelerator groups. They have funded companies that have gone on to massive success, such as Dropbox and Disqus, and myriad others that have run the gamut from closing, to medium-strength exits. Danielle Morrill of Referly is working to better quantify...
Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

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Even as social media firms get all the hype, email remains big business. The latest proof of this is a major new investment in Sailthru, a start-up that helps media and e-commerce firms offer personalized email to their subscribers. On Monday, New York-based Sailthru announced $19 million in Series B...
Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

Changes at the top for Federated Media: Deanna Brown is out, Battelle is back in

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Big news at Federated Media today, founder John Battelle is stepping back in as CEO after many years of not running the company day to day. Deanna Brown will be stepping down. The company offered the usual boiler plate statement on the move: How great everything is, that Battelle is...
Changes at the top for Federated Media: Deanna Brown is out, Battelle is back in
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others

Venture Capital Reduces Risk Appetite

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Venture capitalists are reining in their spending in areas like the consumer Internet following the disappointing stock market performances of recently public Web companies Facebook, Zynga and Groupon....
Venture Capital Reduces Risk Appetite
Retail: With $37 million, Warby Parker Sets Its Sights on More Than Just Eyeglasses

Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery

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A couple of days ago, we flagged Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner Mary Meeker’s presentation at the D11 conference, and looked at the special attention she paid to China. Among the many data points she had to share about the world’s biggest Internet market, Meeker included a slide that...
Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery
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