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Lyft, which offers ride sharing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, helps arrange more than 30,000 rides per week.

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Lyft, which offers ride sharing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, helps arrange more than 30,000 rides per week.

Andreessen Backs Lyft Ride Sharing With $60M Investment

Lyft Inc., a service for connecting drivers to ride-seekers via smartphone software, has raised $60 million from venture firms led by Andreessen Horowitz LLC as it seeks to almost double its staff and take on rivals. Lyft, which competes with Side.Cr LLC and...

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An example of Tableau's chart-making ability, a Web Traffic Trends Dashboard.

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An example of Tableau's chart-making ability, a Web Traffic Trends Dashboard.

Chart This: NEA’s Investment Return on Tableau — 3,000%

For New Enterprise Associates, its investment return on Tableau Software was — fittingly — off the charts. NEA’s $29.2 million stake in the digital chart provider, which made its stock market debut today, was valued at more than $925 million...

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Nicole Carty, 23, speaks during a meeting for participants of Zuccotti Park's Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York.

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Nicole Carty, 23, speaks during a meeting for participants of Zuccotti Park's Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York.

Campaign to Buy Los Angeles Times Hopes to Crowdfund $660 Million

Want to buy the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and six other daily newspapers? No, I don’t mean at the newsstand. The Other 98%, a nonprofit organization, has setup a crowdfunding campaign to buy Tribune Co.’s newspaper business....

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors.

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors.

Elon Musk on Tesla Merger Prospects: Apple Has ‘a Lot of Cash’

(Updates Tesla’s year-to-date stock price change in lead and Musk’s estimated net worth in 10th paragraph.) Tesla Motors is on a pretty good run this year with the stock up 105 percent and a first-ever quarterly profit posted yesterday. That’s...

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Keith Rabois during TechCrunch Disrupt New York May 2011 in New York City.

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Keith Rabois during TechCrunch Disrupt New York May 2011 in New York City.

Former Square COO Rabois Targets Health Care in First Venture Bet

Keith Rabois successfully took on the finance and recruiting industries as an early executive at PayPal, LinkedIn and Square. A newly minted venture capitalist, Rabois’s next target is the similarly entrenched world of health care. After an alleged improper relationship,...

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