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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says 600 million people use the service on phones. Can the social network ever be toppled?

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says 600 million people use the service on phones. Can the social network ever be toppled?

A Social Network Sees Opportunity in Facebook’s Mobile Follies

Before Facebook went public, Jim Judson was offered shares of the social networking giant in the mid-$20 range. The active private investor and telecom pioneer thought about it, but ultimately turned down the opportunity. Based on the company’s stock price...

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Developers of software for helping marketers setup social networking campaigns were hot acquisition targets this summer.

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Developers of software for helping marketers setup social networking campaigns were hot acquisition targets this summer.

How Long Will This $1 Billion Industry Last?

Between May and July, life was good for companies developing social-media tools for marketers. Acquisitions during that time valued three companies in the industry at more than $1 billion combined. First, Oracle acquired Vitrue in a deal valued at $300 million,...

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Y Combinator holds two classes of startups per year, each with six dozen or so companies.

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Y Combinator holds two classes of startups per year, each with six dozen or so companies.

What Entrepreneurs Should Look for in Tech Startup Incubators

In the last few years, dozens of incubator programs catering to tech startups have popped up. Their typical business model is to take equity in the young companies they nurture in the hopes of breeding some superstars that yield big...

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Citrix shares have more than tripled since the end of 2003, compared with the 57 percent gain for the Nasdaq Composite Index.

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Citrix shares have more than tripled since the end of 2003, compared with the 57 percent gain for the Nasdaq Composite Index.

The Man Behind the M&A Machine at Citrix Systems: Mike Cristinziano

Sixteen years ago, as an equity analyst at Needham & Co., Mike Cristinziano was one of the first on Wall Street to recommend buying shares of Citrix Systems, following the software maker’s IPO the previous year. Some $13 billion in...

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Net Power & Light's technology provides virtual gatherings where users can view videos at the same time and interact in real time.

Net Power & Light

Net Power & Light's technology provides virtual gatherings where users can view videos at the same time and interact in real time.

Virtual Class in Session: Startup’s Technology Bring Users Together

Harvard University Professor Michael Sandel’s lectures on justice, one of the school’s most popular courses, are also a hit on YouTube. They’ve been viewed millions of times and have elicited thousands of comments. But unlike the students in his class...

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Patrick Collison is CEO of online payments startup Stripe, which is expanding into Canada.

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Patrick Collison is CEO of online payments startup Stripe, which is expanding into Canada.

Payments Startup Stripe Expands to Canada in Challenge to PayPal

(Updates with PayPal declining to comment.) Stripe, an online payments startup backed by Peter Thiel, is expanding into Canada to ramp up competition with EBay’s PayPal and widen its merchant base in a country with few options for transactions over...

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Tech companies are mapping the insides of stores to help smartphone users find where products are shelved.

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Tech companies are mapping the insides of stores to help smartphone users find where products are shelved.

Mobile Maps Focus on Helping Lost Shoppers Find the Right Aisle

While mobile maps have made it easy for people to find their way to a store or shopping mall, the options are limited once they’re inside. Now, a new breed of cartographers are venturing indoors to help consumers find where...

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Brad Garlinghouse said startups are raising venture capital at high valuations, picking numbers for the purpose of “chest-pumping.”

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Brad Garlinghouse said startups are raising venture capital at high valuations, picking numbers for the purpose of “chest-pumping.”

Valley Veteran Brad Garlinghouse Sees Signs of Tech Bubble

Even as Facebook and Zynga shed more than half their value in the public market, Silicon Valley veteran Brad Garlinghouse sees signs of a technology bubble. The former executive at AOL and Yahoo said startup founders are raising venture capital...

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