Apple’s No BlackBerry, Says David Einhorn

But it still scores a ā€œCā€ for its capital allocation program.
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Explaining What It’s Going to Do With All That Dough, Pinterest Unveils Stats on Strong Mobile and International Usage

Yes, you may say it out loud: Has Silicon Valley lost its mind?
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Jawbone Raises More Than $100 Million to Meet Demand for Wearable Tech

The Bay Area-based electronics company gets a cash infusion to meet demand for its popular products.
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Bahat to Head $75 Million Bloomberg Beta Tech Fund

The newly minted VC is charged with investing in and also creating early-stage startups for the media and financial news giant.
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Video Shopping Startup Joyus Raises $11.5M in Second Round, Focuses on ROI of Online Retail

Do online retailers need to make it count for merchants?
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WordPress’s Matt Mullenweg Talks About Future of Blogging in a SXSW Pedicab

Rolling through the analog streets of Austin on a digital day.
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Livefyre Lands $15 Million

Social business software company Livefyre announced Wednesday that it secured an additional $15 million in series C venture capital, bringing the total amount raised to more than $20 million. The round was led by U.S. Venture Partners, and included existing investors Greycroft Partners, Cue Ball, HillsVen Group and ff Venture Capital.

Exclusive: SurveyMonkey Raises $800 Million in Debt and Equity for Tender Offer — Including New Investment From Google’s New Late-Stage Unit

Ruling out an IPO in the near future, it is one of the largest private equity raises for an Internet company.
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Small Is Beautiful: Greycroft Partners Raises $175 Million in Third Fund

The New York- and Los Angeles-based firm said it wants to make sure its does not get caught up in the froth.
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Yahoo Bored Meeting? Not This Time!