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Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Exclusive: Automattic seeking to raise more than $100 million   —  The round will value the company behind WordPress.com at north of $1 billion.  —  FORTUNE — Automattic, the company that runs blogging platforms WordPress.com and WordPress VIP, is out raising between $100 million and $150 million …
Apr 15, 2014, 4:50 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Digital financial advisers bulk up: Betterment raises $32 million   —  Funding comes on the heels of competitor Wealthfront raising $35 million.  —  FORTUNE — A crop of new websites is fighting to help manage your money.  They're offering lower fees than traditional financial advisers …
Apr 15, 2014, 3:15 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
After Apple buys Topsy, Twitter plays defense by acquiring Gnip, one of four Twitter data resellers   —  Twitter buys big data reseller Gnip to keep it away from competitors  —  Deal follows Apple's acquisition of Topsy, one of just four Twitter data resellers.
Apr 15, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Kleiner Perkins raising $1.2 billion for new funds   —  Kleiner Perkins raising new early-stage and digital growth funds.  —  FORTUNE — Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers last week unveiled its new fundraising plans, at a meeting of the venture capital firm's limited partners.
Apr 14, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
How Zuck met Oculus: The story behind Facebook's big bet on virtual reality   —  CEO Brendan Iribe recounts the steps leading up to the $2 billion deal.  —  FORTUNE - Mark Zuckerberg's acquisitions have a formula: They never, ever leak because they come together quickly.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:20 PMIn context
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Survey: 40% of early adopters would buy a bigger iPhone   —  Interest in the so-called iPhone 6 sets a ChangeWave survey record.  —  FORTUNE — Smartphone sales in the increasingly saturated U.S. market may have slowed, but if the results of a new survey are any indication …
Apr 10, 2014, 1:00 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Y Combinator's new investment vehicle may not include any VC firms as limited partners   —  Y Combinator's YC VC may lose the actual VCs  —  Influential startup program Y Combinator is making a major change.  —  FORTUNE — For several years, a group of venture capital firms has committed …
Mar 28, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Klout acquired for $200 million by Lithium Technologies   —  It's official: the once-controversial social scoring startup has been scooped up.  —  FORTUNE — Social score startup Klout has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, a provider of social customer experience solutions for the enterprise …
Mar 26, 2014, 6:15 PMIn context
Leigh Gallagher / Fortune:
Airbnb partners with Portland on “Shared City” initiative to collect tax, support local causes, more   —  Airbnb cozies up to cities  —  The “sharing economy” pioneer launches an ambitious new partnership with Portland, Ore.—and a new model for enriching the cities in which it operates.
Mar 26, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPad's longer replacement cycle mirrors Macs, TVs more than it does iPhones   —  iPad replacement cycle: Like an iPhone?  Mac?  Or (worse still) TV?  —  How customers buy and use iPads affects the device's long-term prospects, says CIRP.  —  FORTUNE — For Apple (AAPL) …
Mar 21, 2014, 3:05 PMIn context

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