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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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Positivo Informatica tumbled the most in a month after reporting a third-quarter profit that missed estimates.

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Positivo Informatica tumbled the most in a month after reporting a third-quarter profit that missed estimates.

Little Love for Brazil’s PC Leader

Unless you’re living in Brazil, odds are you haven’t heard of Positivo Informatica. It’s the country’s biggest computer maker, an honor that seems less impressive every day. Profit margins throughout the PC industry are declining, as is industry growth as...

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Thomas Foley's next act is a new company called CapRally that is backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

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Thomas Foley's next act is a new company called CapRally that is backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

Entrepreneur Tries Second Act After Secondary Market Fizzles

When Thomas Foley started Xpert Financial in 2009, he had a simple thesis: Going public was too costly for most companies, and the private fundraising process was overly opaque. So he created an electronic exchange for private companies to raise...

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Believe it or not, cathode ray tubes are still in production today, despite the prevalence of flat screens.

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Believe it or not, cathode ray tubes are still in production today, despite the prevalence of flat screens.

Fat Fine May Hit Makers of Fat TVs

Remember those bulbous TVs and computer monitors that preceded the slimmed-down liquid-crystal displays we have today? Some companies are actually still making them (surprise!), and several of them may be fined by the European Union within weeks over price-fixing agreements,...

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Babylon, an Israeli company that makes translation software, plans to go public.

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Babylon, an Israeli company that makes translation software, plans to go public.

How Do You Say ‘Google Dependent’ in Hebrew?

Babylon, which makes language-translation software, filed for an initial public offering in the U.S. that could raise $115 million for the Israeli company. Revenue is up, thanks mostly to Google. Babylon, based in Or Yehuda, Israel, offers a search toolbar...

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SugarCRM Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin took another open-source company, VA Linux, public in 1999.

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SugarCRM Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin took another open-source company, VA Linux, public in 1999.

Salesforce.com Competitor SugarCRM May Shoot for IPO in 2013

SugarCRM, which provides customer management software that competes with Salesforce.com and Oracle, may try to ride the wave of enterprise computing IPOs and go public as soon as next year, Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin said. “Our goal is to...

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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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Nora Abousteit founded Kollabora, which sells patterns and material for knitting and sewing projects.

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Nora Abousteit founded Kollabora, which sells patterns and material for knitting and sewing projects.

DIY Site Draws Investors as It Expands From Sewing to Soldering

Knitting, sewing and jewelry-making may not seem like the height of geekdom, but that hasn’t stopped one e-commerce site from attracting the attention of some influential technology investors. New York-based Kollabora, a website that sells patterns and supplies to help hobbyists create...

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