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2 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Apple Buys Concept.io for About $30M, Shuts Down Talk-Radio App Swell

The purchase price for the two-year-old startup was around $30 million, the person said.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

7 Actions Australia Can Take To Create $109 Billion By 2033 From Tech Startups

Australia must take affirmative action to invest and support technology and innovation for the sake of its economic future and global competitiveness.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Emerging Technology

2 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Reddit wants to grow up but not let down loyal audience

Reddit's Ellen Pao, left, head of business strategy for the Web-based community message board, and Jena Donlin pose in front of a wall of postcards sent in by users at the company's offices in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Reddit, Local Search, Social Software, Emerging Technology, Startups, Digg

6 hrs ago | Rediff.com

Wipro sets up $100-mn VC fund to invest in start-ups

According to highly-placed sources in the know, the initiative is being driven by Chief Strategy Officer Rishad Premji, also the elder son of Wipro chairman Azim Premji.

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Related Topix: Computers, Wipro, IT Services, Wipro Technologies, Emerging Technology

9 hrs ago | Business Journal

PointGuard Ventures launches amid hot VC market, founders lay out strategy

Pete Thomas, left, and Krish Panu last week announced the first three investments from their new firm, PointGuard Ventures.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Startups, Institutional Venture Partners, @Road

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

UNC's Zoller: Venture capital is the entrepreneurial 'black swan'

That's according to observations made by one of North Carolina's chief entrepreneurial gurus, Ted Zoller , director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

11 hrs ago | Data Center Knowledge

CoreOS Launches First Stable Release of Its Web-Scale Operating System

CoreOS announced its first stable release late last week on SysAdmin day. It means that a tested, secure and reliable version of its operating system for web-scale data center infrastructure is now available for users who want to run production workloads on it.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

12 hrs ago | Business Journal

The Pipeline: Zillow's big acquisition, Virgin America's IPO plans,...

Seattlea Online real estate player Zillow gets a lot more ubiquitous with its $3.5 billion purchase of rival Trulia .

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Related Topix: Virgin America, San Mateo County, CA, Burlingame, CA, Emerging Technology

12 hrs ago | Business News

Bain snaps up $1.3bn JPMorgan loan book

JPMorgan found the perfect suitor for a big book of loans it had made around the world but wanted to get rid of: Bain Capital .

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Related Topix: Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology

13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Tech Industry Good at Stats, Not Good at Diversity

Iconic Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator is the latest major tech player to disclose internal stats about how it's doing on diversity, revealing that it funds startups with women on the founding team at a lower percentage than those startups' application rates.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Emerging Technology

13 hrs ago | Business News

Reddit redoubles attempts to appeal to advertisers

Reddit , the social news site which bills itself as "the front page of the internet ", is to redouble its efforts on advertising as part of a drive to make the most of its 114 million monthly users.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

13 hrs ago | TechCrunch

Thinknum Raises $1M Seed Round To Give Financial Analysts Better Tools

Thinknum , a financial tech startup that develops tools for analysts, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Pejman Mar Ventures , with participation from Signatures Capital; Green Visor Capital; 500 Startups; 645 Angels; and HKB Capital.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology

17 hrs ago | Business Journal

Big-name VCs, others tagged to weigh changes to UC investment policy

Brook Byers of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is part of the 18-member University of California Innovation Council that will put meat on the bones of a new UC policy that allows direct investment in companies.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, California, California Government

17 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Hardware Startup Birdi Seeded to Build a Better Smoke Alarm

CNRY Inc., better known as Birdi , raised $700,000 in new seed funding to build a better smoke alarm, Venture Capital Dispatch has learned.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, PCH International, Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design)

17 hrs ago | Forbes.com

The Bear Case For Uber

A world with less pollution and no traffic jams, where taxis are cheap and safe and you never have to wait for a pickup: It's a rosy vision Uber is peddling, and venture capitalists, those professional optimists, are fully on board.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Social Software

18 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Emulate Launches to Commercialize Automated Human Organs-on-Chips...

Emulate, Inc. today announced the company's launch with a $12 million Series A financing to commercialize a first-in-kind, automated 'Organs-on-Chips' platform that mimics human physiology and diseases, while permitting real-time elucidation of molecular mechanisms of action and toxicity.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Medicine, Genetics, Harvard University

20 hrs ago | Finextra Research news

Dancing with Unicorns: Top VCs ramp up fintech investment activity

Fintech deal activity by the world's biggest venture capital firms has grown 61% from 2010 to 2013, according to data from CB Insights.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Sequoia Capital, Startups

22 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

European Startups Raise Highest Quarterly VC Financing Since 2001

European startups have had a bumper few months, raising a 2.1 billion from venture-capital investors in the second quarter of 2014, the highest quarterly total since 2001, according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Financial Markets

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Samoa News

Obama: Romney needs to answer...

His credibility under attack, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney labored to rebut President Barack Obama and other critics Friday as questions multiplied over the timing of his departure from a private equity firm more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Startups, Bain Capital, Emerging Technology, Tax

TechCrunch

Enterprise Investments Surge To Over $5.4 Billion

After years of backing headline-grabbing consumer internet deals, it seems that venture capitalists are paying more attention to the seemingly staid and stodgy enterprise technology companies .

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Cloudera, Salesforce, Heroku

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