Tech Deals

Naval Ravikant of AngelList speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center.

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Naval Ravikant of AngelList speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center.

Are VCs Investing in Their Own Disruption?

Venture capitalists are known for backing startups that are disrupting established industries. Typically that doesn’t include their own. But Silicon Valley’s elite firms are finding it hard to ignore a growing threat to their once proprietary deal flow. Venture investing...

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Investors Too Bullish on Cable M&A, Moffett Says; AllThingsD Founders to Leave News Corp.: Inside Scoop

Speculation over U.S. cable consolidation has diminished the chances of deals getting done quickly as stocks such as Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems become more expensive, according to Craig Moffett, co-founder of research firm MoffettNathanson. Bloomberg’s Alex Sherman and Edmund Lee...

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Apple unveils the iPhone 5C, a plastic model that comes in various colors, along with the iPhone 5S.

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Apple unveils the iPhone 5C, a plastic model that comes in various colors, along with the iPhone 5S.

Live From the Apple IPhone Event

Updates from the Apple event in Cupertino, California, are in Pacific time. 11:29 a.m.  Ok, that’s it. Show’s over. Thanks for following along. 11:22 a.m.  Apple shares are getting beaten up, down below $500. Clearly, the market was hoping for more...

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Serena Williams appears on the ESPN Game Day on Aug. 17, 2013.

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Serena Williams appears on the ESPN Game Day on Aug. 17, 2013.

Why an ESPN Blackout on Dish Could Make Sense

There’s no way we could have another TV blackout just weeks after Time Warner Cable’s month-long dispute with CBS, right? Right? While there’s no indication at this point that Dish Network will stop carrying Walt Disney’s ESPN or ABC after...

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Peter Fenton, a partner at Benchmark Capital, in San Francisco on May 24, 2012

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Peter Fenton, a partner at Benchmark Capital, in San Francisco on May 24, 2012

Twitter Backer Fenton Poised for IPO Barrage

Peter Fenton is a busy man. The venture capitalist, best known for his early bet on Twitter, is a board member of at least five more companies that could go public within the next 18 months, including two — Lithium...

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