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FORTUNE — <b></b>When Facebook (FB) acquired WhatsApp last week for $19 billion, it set itself apart from earlier generation technology leaders like Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT). Facebook has decided that it wants to own the social space now, as well as in the future, and is willing to pay an …

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FORTUNE — In his new book <i>The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers,</i> which arrives in stores today courtesy of HarperCollins, Ben Horowitz offers his advice on building and managing a startup company.<p>As the co-founder of the firm Andreessen Horowitz — not …

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FORTUNE — The annual cost of debt service will more than double in the next six years, rising to about $7,000 annually for the average American household, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s recent forecast. Nonetheless, the substantial increase in debt envisioned by President Obama’s …

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FORTUNE — Boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. this afternoon signaled its intentions to become publicly traded, filing IPO papers with the SEC.<p>Moelis said that it would seek to raise $100 million (likely a placeholder number), and trade its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker …

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FORTUNE — Startup ZocDoc has announced plans to rapidly expand from servicing only 40% of the U.S. — or nearly 2,000 cities and towns — to 100% by the end of this year.<p>“We know with medical appointments, people want to be booking their appointments online,” says ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi. “It’s not …

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FORTUNE — Private equity firms were sitting on more than $1 trillion in available capital at the end of 2013, according to a new report from Bain & Company.<p>Not only is this an increase from year-end 2012 ($941 billion), but also is the largest “dry powder” figure in the history of Bain & Company’s …

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<i>To get deals in your inbox each morning, sign up for our Term Sheet newsletter</i><p>Venture Capital Deals<p><b>OnDeck</b>, a New York-based platform for lending to “Main Street businesses,” has raised $77 million in growth equity funding. <b>Tiger Global Management</b> led the round, and was joined by return backers …

Reaction Housing raises $10 million for disaster relief shelters | Fortune.com

In developing the prototypes for its 80-square-foot Exo shelters, Reaction Housing, a startup based in Austin, Texas, realized that the available materials and vendors didn’t meet its performance criteria. The units needed to last five to 10 years, but early dives into the supply chain didn't look …

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FORTUNE — Sean Parker is no longer making new investments on behalf of Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that yesterday announced that it has raised $1 billion for its sixth fund.<p>Parker originally joined Founders Fund in 2006, after stepping down as president of Facebook …

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FORTUNE — Some are worried that, at least in one part of the lending sector, we may now have the opposite of a crunch. Call it a credit stretch.<p>In the past three years, banks have upped their lending to businesses by $415 billion, according to Bankregdata.com. That increase is far larger than it is …

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<i>To get deals in your inbox each morning, sign up for our Term Sheet newsletter</i><p>Venture Capital Deals<p><b>DigitalOcean</b>, a New York-based cloud hosting service for developers, has raised $37.2 million in Series A funding. <b>Andreessen Horowitz</b> led the round, and was joined by seed backers CrunchFund and IA …

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by Jen Wieczner<p>FORTUNE— Even by venture capitalist standards, Ben Horowitz had a busy week. The founding partner of Andreessen Horowitz released his first book, <i>The Hard Thing About Hard Things</i>, on Tuesday. A day earlier he’d gone public with the lesser known, artistic side of himself, posting an …

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A young pro-Ukrainian sympathizer waves a Ukrainian flag in a park on March 8, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.<p>With Russia threatening to wage war in Ukraine’s southern peninsula of Crimea and annex the Black Sea territory, you would think that the country’s new government would sound panicked about …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

News of the World

Inside Flipboard / October 7, 2013<p>The watershed moment for cable news was the Gulf War, in 1991: Who can forget Wolf Blitzer & Co.’s live reports—the …