Profitable for Three Years, Apartment List Raises $15M Series A Round

Unlike some other up-and-comers in the space, Apartment List never scraped Craigslist to boost its inventory.
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China’s 58.com Goes Public as It Seeks to Stay Ahead of Rivals

China’s equivalent of Craigslist raised $187 million from U.S. investors on Thursday to help it grapple with a new reality for online China: The days of easy growth are over.

Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash: A Guide to Selling Electronics Online

Craigslist and eBay aren’t your only options.
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Employment Startup Proven Raises $1 Million

Proven, a mobile app for finding employment, announced an additional $1 million to its seed round of funding on Wednesday, bringing the total amount contributed to $3.8 million. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Kapor Capital, Founder Collective, Greylock Partners and a number of angel investors. The app allows job seekers to search Craigslist, Simply Hired and Beyond.com for postings, and lets them keep track of positions they’ve applied for, among other features.

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A Year Later, What Google Drive Means for Startups

Building on platforms is one of the greatest opportunities for growth.
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Happy Internet Freedom Day, Y’all

It’s the first anniversary of the online protests against SOPA and PIPA.
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Demand A Plan: Tech Leaders Sign On to Mayors’ Effort to End Gun Violence

Will social media help an effort to ensure gun safety?
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Modria Wants You to Settle Your Workplace Problems (and Even Patent Disputes) Online

And, thanks to the Supreme Court, they’re likely to get their wish.
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How Many Techies Does It Take to Reelect a President? T4O Launches “Innovator Series” Videos for Obama.

Technology4Obama puts its mouth where its mouth is.
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NewsCred Buys DayLife

No more daylight for an early attempt at Web 2.0 new aggregation, which gathered investments from the New York Times and a who’s-who list of digerati.
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Klout Acquires Local App Blockboard

Sound Bites From the SOPA Strike