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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple's fiscal Q4   —  Today should be a busy day on the Apple beat.  — Apple Pay goes live with the release of iOS 8.1, along with the launch of iCloud Photo Library and a functioning Handoff (which, for many of us on Yosemite, still isn't working).
Oct 20, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China: three carriers took 1M pre-orders in first six hours of availability   —  iPhone 6 in China: 3 carriers took 1 million pre-orders in 6 hours  —  Apple's new iPhones are hot commodities in China.  Millions of customers, scalpers and resellers registered …
Oct 10, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
With new $400 million fund, Thrive Capital, which has invested in Kickstarter, Spotify, Twitch, and Instagram, is New York's quietest success story   —  With new $400 million fund, Thrive Capital is New York's quietest success story  —  Unlike just about every venture capital firm, Thrive Capital doesn't tweet.
Oct 6, 2014, 1:20 PMIn context
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Apple expands benefits for both part-time and full-time employees, including educational assistance, longer maternity leave   —  Apple unveils new perks to attract talent  —  Apple employees are getting a few new perks today (and no, it's not free iPhone 6s).
Oct 2, 2014, 2:30 PMIn context
Laura Lorenzetti / Fortune:
Instagram founder Kevin Systrom joins Wal-Mart's board   —  Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom will join Wal-Mart's board of directors as its 15th member, effective Monday.  —  He won't be the lone tech executive either: Systrom joins Yahoo YHOO CEO Marissa Mayer as a board member of the world's largest retailer.
Sep 29, 2014, 11:35 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Ello plans to charge for features, like a one-time fee of $2 to manage two different accounts   —  An audacious plan to fix the Internet's original sin  —  The social networking site Ello is just five weeks old, but damn if it hasnt made an impression.  In the past week …
Sep 27, 2014, 9:30 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Tiger Global raises $1.5B pool to invest in private companies, 5 months after last $1.5B raise   —  Exclusive: Tiger Global raising another huge fund  —  Tiger Global has begun raising another $1.5 billion to invest in private companies, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.
Sep 23, 2014, 7:20 PMIn context
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Uber's financing program connects auto lenders and drivers who want to purchase cars   —  Uber banks on world domination  —  The story line about Uber these days usually involves a fight: Uber scuffling with German regulators, who banned one of its car services nationwide …
Sep 18, 2014, 2:50 PMIn context
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Silicon Valley's view of Alibaba: a competitor only for investments, and a potential acquirer   —  How Silicon Valley sees Alibaba  —  Wall Street is seeing green this week regarding the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.  It hopes to raise more than $20 billion.
Sep 15, 2014, 8:05 PMIn context
Fortune:
Square raises $100 million at $6 billion valuation   —  Payments company Square has raised $100 million in new funding at a valuation of nearly $6 billion, according to a Delaware filing obtained by VCExperts.com and shared with Fortune.  —  The San Francisco-based company issued 6.4 million …
Sep 12, 2014, 1:47 PMIn context

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