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Kirsten Green invested as an angel in e-commerce startups, including beauty supply company Birchbox and mobile booking site Hotel Tonight.

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Kirsten Green invested as an angel in e-commerce startups, including beauty supply company Birchbox and mobile booking site Hotel Tonight.

Forerunner Ventures Raises $40M to Back E-commerce Startups

Even with large, established venture firms and celebrity angel investors chasing hot deals at sky-high valuations, Kirsten Green sees an opportunity for a brand new venture fund. Green said today that her firm, Forerunner Ventures, has raised $40 million to...

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There was a time when Cisco could consistently be counted on to post double-digit growth. Those days may be over.

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There was a time when Cisco could consistently be counted on to post double-digit growth. Those days may be over.

Cisco’s Double Whammy: 1,300 Job Cuts and a Disruptive $1.3B Deal

Cisco Systems was dealt a double whammy in less than an hour yesterday. First, the computer-networking giant announced plans to cut 1,300 jobs, as the European debt crisis and sluggish corporate spending threaten sales. That was at 3:15 p.m. New York...

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Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia said the funding values the company at more than $100 million.

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Nextdoor co-founder Nirav Tolia said the funding values the company at more than $100 million.

Nextdoor’s $18.6M Funding Values Startup at Over $100M, CEO Says

While Facebook can help people connect to family and friends from around the world, it’s seldom used to connect folks who live on the same street. For a typical user on the social network, neighbors make up just 2 percent...

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Companies in Brazil pay 67 percent of their profit in taxes, versus 47 percent in the U.S., 62 percent in India and 64 percent in China.

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Companies in Brazil pay 67 percent of their profit in taxes, versus 47 percent in the U.S., 62 percent in India and 64 percent in China.

Venture Capital Firms Jump Into Brazil After Years of Testing Water

In recent years, venture capitalists have only dipped their toes in Brazil, where high taxes, government bureaucracy and an abundance of required vacation time make the country an expensive place for startups. Now, two venture firms are diving in, deciding...

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Venture capitalists have been pouring money into online education services this year.

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Venture capitalists have been pouring money into online education services this year.

NEA Boosts Education Bet, Leads $25M Investment in Edmodo

Education has long been a challenging market for startups because it’s hard to sell into school systems and students tend not to be flush with cash. New Enterprise Associates thinks that’s ancient history. The venture capital firm announced today it...

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Quora co-founder Adam D'Angelo said his site has diversified its content beyond technology and startups.

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Quora co-founder Adam D'Angelo said his site has diversified its content beyond technology and startups.

Quora Making Moves Online and Off

Q: What red-hot Silicon Valley startup is NOT moving to San Francisco? A: Quora. The online question-and-answer service co-founded by early Facebook executive Adam D’Angelo just signed a lease in Mountain View, California, opting not to follow some of the...

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Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software are both scheduled to sell shares next week.

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Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software are both scheduled to sell shares next week.

NYSE Awaits Busy IPO Stretch As Investors Get Over Facebook

Facebook didn’t kill the tech IPO market after all. Following the debut of ServiceNow at the end of June, Palo Alto Networks and Kayak Software are both scheduled to sell shares next week in offerings that are expected to raise...

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Yammer CEO David Sacks, left, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in June that the software giant would buy the social networking startup.

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Yammer CEO David Sacks, left, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in June that the software giant would buy the social networking startup.

Twitter Seen as Losing Yammer’s Support for Patent Initiative

Amid the technology industry’s penchant for patent lawsuits, Twitter unveiled a plan in April designed to curb the court confrontations. The proposal, which limits how companies could use patents against rivals, had a strong ally in Yammer. That might change....

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