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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Fortune’s Most Powerful Women List Has Lots of Tech Stars, With She-Can-Do-Anything Spotlight on Facebook’s Sandberg

I say we scramble all the private jets in Silicon Valley and get the “Lean In” book star to D.C. to lean on some pols to open the government again, tout de suite!
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Carrot Flop: Twitter CEO Costolo Finds Lack of Woman on Board Is No Joking Matter

Two men fight over women, of course.
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Former Twitter Platform Chief Sarver Joins Redpoint as Partner

Every time a bell rings, a VC gets his wingtips.
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ATD Week in Review: The Inside Story of Microkia, Apple in China and Yahoo’s Fashion Model Logo

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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Digi-Capital: Mobile Games Still Growing, but Lots of Investors Ran Away Post-Zynga

A trickle of those investment dollars came back this year, though.
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Yahoo Q2 Earnings Call: The Marissa and Ken Show, Now in Living Color

Hiyo, if you will, for the Internet age.
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Battery Ventures Hires a Top Comms Exec: Former WSJ Reporter Rebecca Buckman

Like many venture firms in Silicon Valley, Battery Ventures has hired a top communications and content exec — former Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Buckman. She will be a VP at Battery, in charge of a number of media areas, including developing original content about its portfolio of investments. Buckman has also written for Forbes and, most recently, has been doing some PR work. Adding top execs to focus on media and content at VC firms has been increasing, including the recent hiring of former WSJ reporter Ben Worthen by Sequoia Capital and Wired’s Michael Copeland at Andreessen Horowitz, among others.

Greycroft Keeps Betting on Ad Tech, Adds New Partner John Elton

Alan Patricof’s VC firm adds a partner it knows quite well.
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HTML5 App Platform Ludei Nabs $1.5 Million in VC, Angel Funding

HTML5 app platform Ludei has received $1.5 million in funding from a group of unnamed angel investors and two Spanish venture capital firms, Kibo Ventures and Vitamina K. The San Francisco-based company’s mission is cross-platform apps that can be developed once and easily deployed to multiple mobile, social, desktop and browser app ecosystems. Ludei CEO Eneko Knorr sold his first venture, the Spanish Web-hosting company Hostalia, to Telefonica in 2007. This is Ludei’s first funding, excluding the $3 million Knorr personally put up to found the company.