Dollar Shave Club Lands $12 Million Investment to Dramatically Expand Product Portfolio

The Venice, Calif.-based startup will also invest in its own original content initiative.

Accel’s Breyer Leads Forbes Midas List of Top Tech Investors Again, While Kleiner’s Doerr Leads in Media Scrutiny

It’s hard being — and staying — king of the VCs.


TV Is Changing Before Our Eyes

I believe we live in a show-based world, and that shows delivered over IP allow for the slow unbundling of television.

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Online Ad Platform AppNexus Raises $75 Million to Grow

AppNexus, the ad tech startup that counts Microsoft among its clients, announced today it had raised $75 million in a Series D round led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with participation by Venrock and Tribeca Venture Partners. CEO Brian O’Kelley said the money will go into adding more people and expanding and improving the platform. With this round, the New York City company has raised $140.5 million.

You’re Launching a Digital Music Start-Up? In 2012? Really?

If you haven’t written the checks yet, stop and read this.
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Dollar Shave Club Carves Off Another $9.8M to Take Business International

The Dollar Shave Club turns heads with its impressive investor list.

Smartling Speeds Up Web Localization

A new API shows how translated content looks in context and speeds the whole process up.

LinkedIn Buys SlideShare for $119M While Beating Earnings Expectations

Business networking service LinkedIn had good news to deliver to investors today.


Wither the Giants? The Arrogance of Aging Incumbents.

Technology forces that bring greater efficiency and transparency to markets simply don’t care about privilege, access, and rolodexes.

Klout Confirms Mega Funding Round

Klout finally confirmed today that it has raised a significant round of Series C funding.