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Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of AOL, is betting on live video to drive up ad rates.

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Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of AOL, is betting on live video to drive up ad rates.

AOL Combines ‘American Idol’ With TV News in Search of Ad Dollars

“American Idol,” “The X Factor” and now Anchor Quest? AOL has jumped on the reality-TV bandwagon with a contest to select an anchor for its new online show. The program is essentially a marketing ploy to promote AOL’s latest foray...

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Venture capitalist Fred Wilson apologized for disparaging remarks he made about corporate VCs.

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Venture capitalist Fred Wilson apologized for disparaging remarks he made about corporate VCs.

Never Say ‘Never Ever Ever Ever’ — Fred Wilson Sorry for Corporate VC Comments

Fred Wilson, the venture capitalist who has invested in Twitter and Zynga, apologized for critical remarks about corporate VC firms, saying “well established investment groups” can be good for entrepreneurs. Wilson, a managing partner at Union Square Ventures, said he...

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After starting as a hobby among computer geeks, Bitcoin is going mainstream.

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After starting as a hobby among computer geeks, Bitcoin is going mainstream.

Explaining Bitcoin Without Buzzwords

Techies are trumpeting a so-called virtual currency called Bitcoin that they say could revolutionize global trade. Financial wonks are shouting from various corners of Wall Street about the regulatory pitfalls and the volatility, highlighted by a tumble in valuation that...

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The entryway to PaPa's office is covered in graffiti.

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The entryway to PaPa's office is covered in graffiti.

PaPa Aims to Make a Big Noise in the World of Apps

PaPa, the Chinese smartphone app that allows users to tweak photos like Instagram and send voice messages that sound like a robot or hip-hop star, has seen its user-base surge as celebrities use the program to interact with their fans....

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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

Sequoia’s Leone Talks Hits, Misses and What’s Next on Sand Hill Road

Even for legendary Silicon Valley firm Sequoia Capital, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, venture investing is a guessing game. It requires traversing the globe to meet scores of entrepreneurs working on wacky projects, and placing bets on...

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Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists.

Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists.

Airbnb Not Eager for IPO, Makes Changes to Its Room-Booking Tool

  Airbnb has been focused on redesigning its website and a new iPhone app that lets users create wish lists. Airbnb, a website for renting rooms in people’s homes, sees an initial public offering in the wake of Facebook’s IPO...

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