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Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
SoftBank and Sequoia invest $100 million in Indonesian e-commerce startup Tokopedia   —  Indonesian e-commerce site Tokopedia has landed a $100 million round of funding led by SoftBank and Sequoia Capital.  —  In a press release today, the firms said the round was officially led by SoftBank Internet …
Oct 22, 2014, 5:05 AMIn context
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Andreessen Steps Down From EBay Board Ahead of PayPal Spinoff   —  Months after publicly defending his role as an eBay director against Carl C. Icahn, the venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is now stepping down from the e-commerce company's board.  —  As eBay moves to spin off its PayPal payments unit …
Oct 20, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Marc Andreessen on the evolution of Silicon Valley and technology's impact on the economy   —  Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet  —  The Netscape creator turned Silicon Valley sage on why optimism is always the safest bet.  —  It's not hard to coax an opinion out of Marc Andreessen.
Oct 20, 2014, 12:05 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
EBay Beats On EPS Of $0.68, Misses On Sales Of $4.35B; Shares Fall On Lower Forecasts   —  E-commerce giant EBay, soon to be split into two businesses, today reported its third-quarter earnings.  The company reported revenues of $4.4 billion (or, $4.353 billion, to be exact), growing 12% on a year ago …
Oct 15, 2014, 4:25 PMIn context
Ian Kar / Bank Innovation:
PayPal said to be in “early talks” to acquire Square, Jack Dorsey says claims are “false”   —  PayPal Is Said to Be in ‘Early Talks’ to Acquire Square  —  PayPal CEO Dan Schulman is apparently exploring several potential acquisitions, including the purchase of Square …
Oct 14, 2014, 12:30 PMIn context
Billboard:
Apple's Eddy Cue says U2's free “Songs of Innocence” had 26M complete downloads since September 9   —  The Download Heard 'Round the World: iTunes Numbers Show 81 Million ‘Experienced’ U2 Album
Oct 9, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context
Jordan Robertson / Bloomberg:
Symantec confirms split into two public companies: one focused on data, the other on security   —  Symantec to Split Into Storage, Security Companies  —  Symantec Corp. (SYMC) said it's splitting into two companies, a move that reverses a decade-old expansion effort by the biggest maker of security software.
Oct 9, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon opening first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan in time for holidays, will handle pickups and returns   —  Amazon to Open First Store  —  The New York City Location to Handle Same-Day-Delivery Inventory, Product Returns  —  Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to open …
Oct 9, 2014, 2:55 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon opening first brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan in time for holidays, will handle pickups and returns   —  Amazon to Open a Physical Store  —  The New York City Location to Handle Same-Day-Delivery Inventory, Product Returns  —  Amazon.com Inc. plans to open a store in the middle …
Oct 9, 2014, 2:55 PMIn context
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Thync raises $13M led by Khosla Ventures for mood altering device, expected to ship 2015   —  Thync Raises $13 Million for Its Brain-Stimulating Electrodes  —  In a windowless conference room at Thync, a secretive startup in Los Gatos, Calif., I recently tried what may be Silicon Valley's strangest new product in years.
Oct 9, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context

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Microsoft:
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Zoho:
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