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Connected home startup Control4 files for an IPO for up to $60M

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Decade-old smart home startup Control4 filed for an IPO on Monday, which could see it raise up to $60 million if it goes …

Cameron And Tyler Winklevoss File For $20 Million IPO Of Their ‘Bitcoin Trust’

Buckle up, people: We might be closer than ever to our first official Bitcoin IPO.<p>It was just a couple months back that it emerged that Winklevoss Capital, the investment firm/family trust founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (of early Facebook fame), had bought up approximately one percent of …

The Fall Of Mark Pincus: From Billionaire To Zynga's Former CEO

On Dec. 16, 2011, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus stood grinning at his company’s San Francisco headquarters. Flanked by his wife, Alison; investors; and employees, Pincus remotely rang the opening bell to the Nasdaq before joining in with the rapturous applause that welcomed Zynga to the world as a public …

How The NSA Gets Inside K-12 Classrooms

Along with running a massive surveillance apparatus, the secretive National Security Agency operates a program dedicated to getting its agents inside …

Bebo's co-founders need to reinvent the site after a bargain buyback

Bebo, the once indispensable social networking site for young people, has been bought by its original co-founders Michael and Xochi Birch for $1m …

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Foursquare partners with Deezer to incentivize live concert check-ins

Location-based social network Foursquare is turning its attention to the media business by trying to boost the number of users who check in at live concerts through a partnership with streaming music service Deezer.<p>When Foursquare users check in to seven or more concerts, they’ll have a chance to …

Why It's Better To Sell A Startup For $20 Million Instead Of $200 Million

But it sounds <i>really</i> impressive when a company sells it for <i>hundreds of millions of dollars.</i><p>As a founder, which option is better? For many, a smaller exit should be the desired outcome.<p>The short reason: lower-valued startups take less time to scale and less venture capital to fuel which means …

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Square Hires AdSense “Godfather” Gokul Rajaram Away From Facebook

While Square has seen several top senior people leave over the last year, it’s also making up for them with some notable hires.<p>Today Gokul Rajaram, dubbed the “Godfather of AdSense,” is joining Square from Facebook, where he was the product director of ads. At Facebook, he oversaw the company’s …

Keeping our Focus on What’s Next

<i>By Jay Rossiter, EVP, Platforms</i><p>Earlier this year, we announced an ongoing effort to sharpen our focus and deliver experiences that enhance your daily …

8th Grade Twins take Astrobiology and Einstein Courses

<i>Editor’s note: Muhammad and Khadija Niazi are twins living in Pakistan. They are turning 13 this year and have each completed over 6 courses already.</i> …

Ex-Google and Twitter PMs Close $35M Debut Fund For Homebrew VC Firm

Venture capital firm Homebrew has closed its initial round of funding to the tune of $35 million. CNN Fortune reported that the firm started by former Google product chief Hunter Walk and Twitter VP Staya Patel, would be used to “enable the people-based economy” targeting consumers and the …

Jay-Z's Samsung Deal Made the Record Industry Change the Way It Counts Sales

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As soon as Jay-Z announced his deal with Samsung in which the tech giant bought up 1 million copies …

Winklevoss twins launch Bitcoin fund

The Winklevoss twins, the former Olympic rowers who famously alleged that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stole their website idea, have revealed …

The stock market likes the new Zynga CEO, but it’s wrong. Here is why

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>A lot has been made of Zynga (s Z) hiring Don Mattrick, the former Xbox boss, and replacing founder Mark Pincus as the chief …