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The refi boom is over

2013-06-06T20:49:54.000Z<p>By: Cardiff Garcia<p>It was only a matter of time before the mortgage refinancing wave receded.<p>As we noted last October, the …

Like trying to buy a religion

You’ve all heard the stories. You may have even lived through one yourself -- the failed acquisition. The reasons are always the same: It was a poor …

Startup drugs

Startups can be a vice grip of stress. At first you don’t have money, and so when you finally do, it’s feels like a victory. You are funded at last. …

After Picking Up ExactTarget, Salesforce Buys Enterprise Business Intelligence And Analytics Startup EdgeSpring

Salesforce is on a bit of an acquisition spree this week. After purchasing marketing software company ExactTarget for $2.5 billion, the sales SaaS giant has announced the purchase of EdgeSpring, an enterprise business intelligence and analytics startup.<p>Though financial terms of the deal were not …

Snapchat Hiring Massive Sales Team, Said To Be Raising $100M At A Near $1B Valuation To Pay Them

Snapchat is aggressively recruiting sales people from Stanford as well as USC for its impending debut of a monetization scheme, we’ve discovered. Meanwhile it’s raising $100 million at a valuation as high as $1 billion to pay them, as well as buy more servers and hire other talent to power its …

Is Your Enterprise Software Company Ready To Sell?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ted Summe is the founder of Discoverly, an enterprise tool that puts social data to work. Earlier in his career, he worked with enterprise software companies at Morgan Stanley and bought them at Salesforce.com. You can follow him on Twitter @tsumme.</i><p>Having slung enterprise software …