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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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Dwolla plans to keep its headquarters in Iowa, a state known more for its pork than for tech startups.

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Dwolla plans to keep its headquarters in Iowa, a state known more for its pork than for tech startups.

Silicon Prairie’s Dwolla Strikes Out West to Find $16.5 Million

In 2010, Ben Milne made a journey across the Silicon Prairie for his first taste from the big tech trough. Then a twenty-something founder of a two-person startup in Iowa, Milne arrived in San Francisco with no business connections but a burning...

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Leap Motion's computer accessory allows users to control a computer by waving their fingers and hands.

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Leap Motion's computer accessory allows users to control a computer by waving their fingers and hands.

HP Hopes Leap Motion’s Hand-Gesture Controls Help Revive the PC

Personal-computer sales have fallen through the floor as people spend more time on mobile devices. The world’s largest PC maker is trying to lure some buyers back with an unusual new way to control their machines. Hewlett-Packard is partnering with...

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Venture capitalist Matt Murphy says this year could be even bigger for corporate-software maker.

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Venture capitalist Matt Murphy says this year could be even bigger for corporate-software maker.

Kleiner Perkins to Invest $200 Million in Enterprise Startups This Year

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will invest at least $200 million this year in mobile applications and cloud computing services for corporate users, investment partner Matt Murphy said. The Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, which boosted its enterprise-technology investments...

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Mobile carriers now want customers to manage their megabyte usage, but a startup is pushing a different approach.

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Mobile carriers now want customers to manage their megabyte usage, but a startup is pushing a different approach.

Coming to a Mobile Plan Near You: Pay Just for E-Mail or Facebook

It sounds like a high-school math problem: You have 250 megabytes of data left on your smartphone plan. For the rest of the month, you plan to spend four hours a day checking Facebook, e-mail and YouTube. At that rate, will...

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More than 753,000 students worldwide have signed up for Udacity since January.

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More than 753,000 students worldwide have signed up for Udacity since January.

Udacity Raises $15 Million as Money Pours into Online Education

  Udacity, the digital university co-founded by artificial intelligence and robotics pioneer Sebastian Thrun, has raised $15 million, joining a crop of online education startups to attract venture capital this year. The financing was led by Andreessen Horowitz and included...

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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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GitHub began discussions with Marc Andreessen after reading an essay the Netscape co-founder had penned, titled "Why Software is Eating the World."

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GitHub began discussions with Marc Andreessen after reading an essay the Netscape co-founder had penned, titled "Why Software is Eating the World."

GitHub Takes $100M in Largest Investment by Andreessen Horowitz

(This post was updated to include the valuation and correct Tom Preston-Werner’s title.) For years, GitHub has been courted by venture capitalists eager to invest in the online community for software programmers. For years, GitHub’s founders politely declined the offers,...

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Ben Horowitz said the idea to donate half of profits was partly inspired by other venture capitalists who pledged half of their personal income to charity.

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Ben Horowitz said the idea to donate half of profits was partly inspired by other venture capitalists who pledged half of their personal income to charity.

Andreessen’s Venture Firm Pledges Half Its Profits to Charity

Andreessen Horowitz, the venture-capital firm that has backed technology startups including Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Skype, announced plans today to donate half of the profits made from investments. The firm, co-founded by Web pioneer Marc Andreessen, will give the money...

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