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Mojo Motors Fuels Up With $3M From Atlas, RPM For Better Used Car Shopping

Is GigaOm Buying PaidContent?

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Who wants to pay for PaidContent? We’ll find out soon, it seems, because the sales process for the pioneering blog and its parent company ContentNext appears to be wrapping up. But if you were making a bet, you’d get good odds that the most likely buyer will be GigaOm,...
Is GigaOm Buying PaidContent?

Kapor Capital's Ross Fubini Joins Canaan Partners, Plans To Back Enterprise Consumerization Startups

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Ross Fubini, formerly of Kapor Capital, has joined Canaan Partners as a venture partner. At Kapor, Fubini led investments in Pizza, CitrusLane, GingerIO, KarmaLoop, and others. His resume also includes positions at a number of startups that went on to do big things, including Netscape, Tellme, and Plumtree. He co-founded social software startup CubeTree,...
Kapor Capital's Ross Fubini Joins Canaan Partners, Plans To Back Enterprise Consumerization Startups

Bluetooth gets physical with new fitness certifications

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The Blutooth Special Internet Group has seen the coming quantified-self revolution and has released two new certifications aimed at devices that track running and cycling. The group, which certifies Bluetooth accessories such as your headset or the radio that connects your wireless keyboard to your computer, two years ago began...
Bluetooth gets physical with new fitness certifications

The first ever Google TV Hackathon Weekends are set to run concurrently in Mountain View and London

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We recently reported that TV’s open data is way behind that of the music industry following our attendance at MIPCube’s TV Hack Day, however we also noted that there is real potential in the space. With that in mind, Google has announced that it’s hooking up with the Silicon Valley...
The first ever Google TV Hackathon Weekends are set to run concurrently in Mountain View and London

Online Work Platform oDesk Raises $15M From T. Rowe Price, Benchmark

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Online work platform oDesk has raised $15 million in Series D funding from T. Rowe Price Associates with participation from Benchmark Capital, Globespan Capital Partners and Sigma Partners. This brings oDesk’s total funding to $45 million. oDesk offers a “marketplace for talent” that makes it easy for companies to hire...
Online Work Platform oDesk Raises $15M From T. Rowe Price, Benchmark

Best Buy will sell its half of Best Buy Europe to Carphone Warehouse for $775 million

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As Best Buy attempts a return to financial well-being, it's decided to sell the 50 percent share it (still?) owns in Best Buy Europe to fellow joint venture partner Carphone Warehouse. The price is set at about 500 million GBP ($775 million) and is expected to close by June....
Best Buy will sell its half of Best Buy Europe to Carphone Warehouse for $775 million

Spark Capital Brings On Former Zynga Executive As A Venture Partner

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Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm with investments like Twitter, Tumblr and Admeld, has made a new hire. Former Zynga executive Nabeel Hyatt will join as the firm's first venture partner.  He will help lead Spark's investments in consumer Web, social and mobile startups. Hyatt cofounded Conduit Labs,...
Spark Capital Brings On Former Zynga Executive As A Venture Partner

Greylock Deepens Enterprise Experience, Adds Former BladeLogic CEO And BMC President As Venture Partner

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Greylock Partners has been long focused on two distinct areas when it comes to venture investments—consumer and enterprise. The last consumer partner hire the firm made was former CEO of Mozilla, John Lilly. And today, the firm is deepening its experience in its enterprise practice with the addition of Dev...
Greylock Deepens Enterprise Experience, Adds Former BladeLogic CEO And BMC President As Venture Partner
Verizon Eyes $100 Billion Bid For Vodafone's Wireless Stake

Here are the 10 startups vying for catwalk glory and $65,000 at Decoded Fashion London

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On November 1st, the Decoded Fashion event takes place to connect retailers, technologists and startups around the world of style to see what plans they can hatch for the future. As part of the event, ten startups have been chosen to pitch for the chance to win $65,000 investment from...
Here are the 10 startups vying for catwalk glory and $65,000 at Decoded Fashion London

As Earlybird Lands LinkedIn Co-Founder, Euro VCs Look To The Valley

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Lately a trend has emerged: European VCs putting down more roots in Silicon Valley to take advantage of the current scene and act as a bridge for European companies trying to form local partnerships, and of course as a mechanism for M&A or further funding with US-based VCs. One of...
As Earlybird Lands LinkedIn Co-Founder, Euro VCs Look To The Valley

Sony's High-End Xperia ZL Comes to U.S., But at a Hefty $719

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Sony’s latest smartphone is coming to the U.S. with both an eye-popping screen and an eye-popping price. Once again, the Japanese phone maker has found little carrier support and is instead selling its device unlocked. That means that the Xperia ZL will sell for a whopping $719 ($40 more for...
Sony's High-End Xperia ZL Comes to U.S., But at a Hefty $719

Former Groupon President and COO Solomon Joins Accel Partners

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Accel Partners has added longtime tech exec Rob Solomon — who was most recently president and CEO of Groupon — as a venture partner. The high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm said Solomon will focus on early stage and growth equity opportunities and focus on “operational issues like product management,...
Former Groupon President and COO Solomon Joins Accel Partners

Why 500 Startups Decided to Launch a Coworking Space in NYC and Not an Accelerator

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Mr. Goldman Shai Goldman, a venture partner at 500 Startups, recently announced another sign of the seed stage fund’s growing interest in New York City–besides poaching a Silicon Alley stalwart like Mr. Goldman, of course. This February, the firm plans on opening a coworking office at 28th Street and Park Avenue in...
Why 500 Startups Decided to Launch a Coworking Space in NYC and Not an Accelerator

IPO-bound mobile ad network Jumptap picks up two new execs

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En route to an IPO, mobile ad network Jumptap Tuesday named a chief operating officer and a new board member. The announcement comes about three weeks after the company said it had closed a $27.5 million funding round and was eyeing an IPO. Jumptap named former Criteo and Yahoo executive...
IPO-bound mobile ad network Jumptap picks up two new execs

CloudOn raises $16M in Series B funding to move beyond ‘Office for tablets’

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CloudOn, the tablet app for creating, editing and managing Microsoft Office and Adobe documents in the cloud, has announced $16m in Series B funding as it looks to continue its mission to transform the mobile productivity space. Just to recap, CloudOn delivers full Microsoft Office capabilities with Dropbox integration, transforming...
CloudOn raises $16M in Series B funding to move beyond ‘Office for tablets’

When Harvard and Stanford teach networking, they look to Heidi Roizen. Here are her top tips.

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Networking. The word itself says it all: limp handshakes, sweaty palms, pretentious finger food. Work. I am exhausted just thinking about it. And can someone tell me how I’m supposed to juggle a white wine spritzer while I root around my handbag for a business card? Heidi Roizen, Silicon Valley’s...
When Harvard and Stanford teach networking, they look to Heidi Roizen. Here are her top tips.

Zynga General Manager Nabeel Hyatt Joins Spark as Venture Partner

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Nabeel Hyatt, the founder of Zynga’s Boston office, which led the development of Adventure World, has joined Spark Capital as a venture partner. Hyatt joined Zynga a little less than two years ago through the acquisition of Conduit Labs, where he was CEO and founder. Hyatt will help Spark’s investments...
Zynga General Manager Nabeel Hyatt Joins Spark as Venture Partner
BMC bolsters DevOps story with VaraLogix buy
10 style startups strut their stuff at The Fashion Pitch
Exclusive: Startup AnsibleWorks pitches open-source IT configuration, deployment tool

Last.fm, RjDj Founder, Michael Breidenbrücker, Joins Playboard App Discovery Startup 42matters

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Serial entrepreneur Michael Breidenbrücker — founder of Last.fm and RjDj – is joining the team behind Zurich-based app discover startup, 42matters, maker of the Playboard Best App Guide for Google’s Play Store, along with other apps such as AppAware. The startup was recently shortlisted at the Dublin Web Summit’s startup competition. 42matters’ flagship product, Playboard, is a...
Last.fm, RjDj Founder, Michael Breidenbrücker, Joins Playboard App Discovery Startup 42matters
Founded By Early oDesk Employees, Freelancer Marketplace Rev.com Raises $4.5 Million Series A

Travel Data Startup Duetto Raises $2.1M From Trinity, Marc Benioff, Many More

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Duetto, a startup bringing a “big data” approach to the travel industry, has just raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The company hasn’t launched yet, but co-founder and CEO Patrick Bosworth says the goal is to build applications around customer demand data from large travel companies. It’s starting out by...
Travel Data Startup Duetto Raises $2.1M From Trinity, Marc Benioff, Many More

Kevin Rose's Next Move: Partner at Google Ventures

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Kevin Rose, who joined Google in March to work on Google+ along with some of his team from mobile app incubator Milk, has moved to Google Ventures, a spokeswoman confirmed today. Rose is now a venture partner at the firm focused on making new investments, and he has already moved...
Kevin Rose's Next Move: Partner at Google Ventures

Former Groupon COO And Yahoo Exec Rob Solomon Joins Accel As Venture Partner

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Accel Partners is making a big talent announcement today, with former Groupon COO and Yahoo exec Rob Solomon joining the firm as a venture partner. Solomon last served as Accel-backed Groupon’s President and COO. As AllThingsD reported, Solomon left the deals company in 2011. Prior to his time at Groupon,...
Former Groupon COO And Yahoo Exec Rob Solomon Joins Accel As Venture Partner

Web and email back-up company Dropmysite lands investment from 500 Startups

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Singapore-based website and email back-up company Dropmysite has landed an investment from 500 Startups, not long after the startup announced an undisclosed deal with the US accelerator. The investment is worth US$250,000, and it places Dropmysite alongside Taiwanese messaging service Cubie, Canada/Singapore-based Payroll Hero, India-based Zipdeal, and others among 500...
Web and email back-up company Dropmysite lands investment from 500 Startups
Zynga exec exodus continues as gaming company loses infrastructre CTO

Propel fuels up with $21M for green gas stations

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If you hate the mere idea of oil companies and gas stations, but have to fill up your gas tank with something, then perhaps you’re one of the new converts to Propel Fuels’ over two dozen alternative fuel stations that have popped up around California and Washington state in recent...
Propel fuels up with $21M for green gas stations
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