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Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, left, Justin Mateen, center, and Jonathan Badeen, right, are ready to make some money.

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Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, left, Justin Mateen, center, and Jonathan Badeen, right, are ready to make some money.

Tinder Narrows Down Its Options for How to Make Money

Tinder, which has been connecting love-seeking, smartphone-swiping millennials for more than a year, has narrowed its money-making plans to three possible matches. Barry Diller, chairman of Tinder-backer IAC/InterActiveCorp, said the dating app is considering three approaches: subscription, advertising or “freemium,”...

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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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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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Football great Joe Montana is trying his hand at investing in technology companies.

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Football great Joe Montana is trying his hand at investing in technology companies.

Joe Montana Goes Long in Open Source

Joe Montana, who led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl victories during his career, is hoping to score in another Bay Area pastime: technology investing. The legendary quarterback has kicked some of his own cash into CoreOS, which...

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An example of Tableau's chart-making ability, a Web Traffic Trends Dashboard.

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An example of Tableau's chart-making ability, a Web Traffic Trends Dashboard.

Chart This: NEA’s Investment Return on Tableau — 3,000%

For New Enterprise Associates, its investment return on Tableau Software was — fittingly — off the charts. NEA’s $29.2 million stake in the digital chart provider, which made its stock market debut today, was valued at more than $925 million...

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Dwolla plans to keep its headquarters in Iowa, a state known more for its pork than for tech startups.

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Dwolla plans to keep its headquarters in Iowa, a state known more for its pork than for tech startups.

Silicon Prairie’s Dwolla Strikes Out West to Find $16.5 Million

In 2010, Ben Milne made a journey across the Silicon Prairie for his first taste from the big tech trough. Then a twenty-something founder of a two-person startup in Iowa, Milne arrived in San Francisco with no business connections but a burning...

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, right, employs an acquisition policy that involves not meddling with startup culture.

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, right, employs an acquisition policy that involves not meddling with startup culture.

Beer Friday Is Key to VMware’s Acquisition Strategy

VMware Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger is not interested in taking away startups’ Friday beer parties. Preserving small companies’ cultures is a key to successful acquisitions, the former EMC executive said today on a panel at the Economist magazine’s Ideas...

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AT&T and Microsoft are joining forces in the hopes of reaching more business customers.

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AT&T and Microsoft are joining forces in the hopes of reaching more business customers.

AT&T Phones a Friend in Microsoft to Target Businesses

Skype was once the great threat to AT&T’s conventional phone system, with the carrier even banning it for a time from some of its mobile phones. Now, AT&T is hoping to use Lync, a unit of Skype’s Internet calling services, as a...

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