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CloudFlare, which has attracted nearly a million websites to use its services, doesn't like to boast about fundraising.

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CloudFlare, which has attracted nearly a million websites to use its services, doesn't like to boast about fundraising.

Why a Fast-Growing Startup Tries to Keep Its Venture Funding Secret

Announcing how much money you’ve raised is typically considered good startup hygiene. Chest-beating about big numbers brings attention, especially from prospective hires looking for a cash-rich company to work for. Not so, said Matthew Prince, the chief executive officer of...

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Koozoo, a San Francisco-based startups, is aiming to offer free live video feeds from people's windows all over the world.

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Koozoo, a San Francisco-based startups, is aiming to offer free live video feeds from people's windows all over the world.

Have a Spare Smartphone? Koozoo’s New Angle on Public Webcams

As the Internet began to take off in the mid-1990s, several dot-coms tried to strike gold with the same idea: Show what’s happening at locations around the world by connecting to live video feeds from webcams. The market never really...

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As part of Wikipedia's revised fundraising efforts, gone are the awkwardly placed photos of co-founder Jimmy Wales.

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As part of Wikipedia's revised fundraising efforts, gone are the awkwardly placed photos of co-founder Jimmy Wales.

Wikipedia Edits Fundraising Strategy

Wikipedia’s leaders have a new tactic for finding donors: Appeal to those who rely on the site most. For Wikipedia’s current campaign, not every visitor to the world’s largest crowdsourced encyclopedia is being greeted with a plea for donations. The...

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A startup called Hover can create detailed 3-D maps of city streets using aerial imagery and crowd-sourced photos.

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A startup called Hover can create detailed 3-D maps of city streets using aerial imagery and crowd-sourced photos.

Seen Flyover in Apple Maps? Startup Raises $3.1M for ‘Flythrough’ Tool

Of all the things Apple unveiled at its annual developers conference this summer, the Flyover feature of its Maps application, where users zip around a three-dimensional city skyline, elicited maybe the most applause. But what if you could actually fly...

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One of the most successful campaigns on Indiegogo aimed to raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory.

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One of the most successful campaigns on Indiegogo aimed to raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory.

Crowd-Funding Site Indiegogo Is Going International

In many parts of the Eurozone, now is not the best time for an entrepreneur to go to the bank and expect to skip away with a loan. But a growing alternative for some Europeans could be crowd-funding websites, which...

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TranscribeMe has raised a total of $1.5 million to develop its text-to-speech service.

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TranscribeMe has raised a total of $1.5 million to develop its text-to-speech service.

TranscribeMe Takes On Apple’s Siri With Man and Machine

Note to self: Good speech-to-text services aren’t cheap. TranscribeMe, a startup that charges customers between $1 and $3 per minute for audio transcription powered by people and machines, closed a round of about $900,000 last week, co-founder Alexei Dunayev said in...

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Thomas Isakovich is taking an entirely different approach to building his second storage company.

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Thomas Isakovich is taking an entirely different approach to building his second storage company.

No VC: Nimbus Takes ’21st Century Approach’ to Building Business

This is the second in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. Thomas Isakovich started his first storage computing company, TrueSAN Networks, when he was 19. It...

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FreshBooks says it has paying users of its Web-based accounting software in 120 countries.

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FreshBooks says it has paying users of its Web-based accounting software in 120 countries.

No VC: FreshBooks CEO Sees Risk Capital as Too Risky

This is the first in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. Mike McDerment was shacked up in his parents’ basement in Toronto when the first venture...

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Startups that choose to go without venture funding can control their own destiny and gain a real appreciation of money.

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Startups that choose to go without venture funding can control their own destiny and gain a real appreciation of money.

No VC: How 5 Startups Skirted Tech’s Financiers

Since the 1960s, venture capitalists have bankrolled Silicon Valley, financing startups that would go on to become the world’s most successful technology companies, including Apple, Cisco and Google. The money hasn’t stopped flowing. Over the past decade, venture firms poured...

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DataSift is one of three companies that is authorized to resell the full "firehose" of tweets, according to Twitter's website.

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DataSift is one of three companies that is authorized to resell the full "firehose" of tweets, according to Twitter's website.

DataSift Raises $15 Million to Help Traders Mine Twitter Posts

Stock traders look for an edge anywhere they can, and now they’re searching for clues within the half a billion Twitter messages published every day on any subject imaginable. One startup helping them filter all that information is DataSift, a...

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