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Zite co-founders Mike Klaas (left) and CEO Mike McCue develop popular mobile apps for news reading.

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Zite co-founders Mike Klaas (left) and CEO Mike McCue develop popular mobile apps for news reading.

CNN Said to Get Flipboard Stake in Sale of Zite

CNN sold its software unit Zite to Flipboard, which makes a competing news-reader application, in a deal that gives the media company a small equity stake in the startup, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. No...

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The success of Nest's digital thermostats are helping turn up the heat on venture capitalists to fund hardware startups.

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The success of Nest's digital thermostats are helping turn up the heat on venture capitalists to fund hardware startups.

Nest and GoPro Could Lead to a Hardware Startup Revival

Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, GoPro’s pending initial public offering and Jawbone’s budding popularity have VegasTechFund’s Jen McCabe giddy about the prospect for hardware startups. McCabe has backed about a dozen hardware companies in the eight months since she...

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Ethan Beard, who left Facebook to join Greylock Partners, appears at the Le Web 2010 conference in Paris.

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Ethan Beard, who left Facebook to join Greylock Partners, appears at the Le Web 2010 conference in Paris.

Former Facebook Executive Joins Greylock

Ethan Beard, who left Facebook after its initial public offering in 2012, has found his next gig as entrepreneur-in-residence at venture-capital firm Greylock Partners. Beard formerly ran developer relations and product marketing for Facebook’s platform. “My goal is to start...

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Veeva Systems, which makes Web-based software for pharmaceutical companies, is going public.

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Veeva Systems, which makes Web-based software for pharmaceutical companies, is going public.

Veeva’s IPO Isn’t Twitter-Hot, but It Should Make One Investor Very Rich

(Updates valuation in 2nd paragraph.) Amid all the hype around Twitter’s initial public offering and the investors poised to strike it rich, one of the year’s biggest venture capital wins has nothing to do with hashtags. Five years ago, Emergence...

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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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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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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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T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere introduced new pricing plans along with some vocal jabs.

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T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere introduced new pricing plans along with some vocal jabs.

‘Greedy Hedge Funds’ Won’t Stop MetroPCS Merger: T-Mobile CEO

True to T-Mobile USA’s new “uncarrier” branding, John Legere is not your average telecom chief executive officer. For one, he tends to do away with niceties. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Legere described AT&T’s wireless network as “crap.”...

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Jemstep provides algorithm-driven advice on how to save for retirement.

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Jemstep provides algorithm-driven advice on how to save for retirement.

Why You Should Consider Taking Financial Advice From a Computer

Simon Roy prefers computers to professional money managers because machines don’t work on commission. The dark truth about the financial services industry is that brokers such as those found at a big bank branch or a strip mall often receive...

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