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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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Naval Ravikant of AngelList speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center.

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Naval Ravikant of AngelList speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center.

Are VCs Investing in Their Own Disruption?

Venture capitalists are known for backing startups that are disrupting established industries. Typically that doesn’t include their own. But Silicon Valley’s elite firms are finding it hard to ignore a growing threat to their once proprietary deal flow. Venture investing...

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Investors Too Bullish on Cable M&A, Moffett Says; AllThingsD Founders to Leave News Corp.: Inside Scoop

Speculation over U.S. cable consolidation has diminished the chances of deals getting done quickly as stocks such as Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems become more expensive, according to Craig Moffett, co-founder of research firm MoffettNathanson. Bloomberg’s Alex Sherman and Edmund Lee...

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Peter Fenton, a partner at Benchmark Capital, in San Francisco on May 24, 2012

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Peter Fenton, a partner at Benchmark Capital, in San Francisco on May 24, 2012

Twitter Backer Fenton Poised for IPO Barrage

Peter Fenton is a busy man. The venture capitalist, best known for his early bet on Twitter, is a board member of at least five more companies that could go public within the next 18 months, including two — Lithium...

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Gemwars is a game by MindJolt, which was purchased by Chris DeWolfe's team.

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Gemwars is a game by MindJolt, which was purchased by Chris DeWolfe's team.

High Rollers: After RetailMeNot, What’s Next for Austin Ventures

First it was online vacation rentals, then digital coupons. Now what? Money managers will be asking that of Austin Ventures after the stock market debut today of RetailMeNot, a provider of online deals that’s valued at more than $1 billion....

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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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Leap Motion's computer accessory allows users to control a computer by waving their fingers and hands.

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Leap Motion's computer accessory allows users to control a computer by waving their fingers and hands.

HP Hopes Leap Motion’s Hand-Gesture Controls Help Revive the PC

Personal-computer sales have fallen through the floor as people spend more time on mobile devices. The world’s largest PC maker is trying to lure some buyers back with an unusual new way to control their machines. Hewlett-Packard is partnering with...

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Barry Diller's Aereo is perceived as a challenger to cable companies, but it may end up helping their bottom line.

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Barry Diller's Aereo is perceived as a challenger to cable companies, but it may end up helping their bottom line.

Aereo’s Web TV Service May Be Cable Companies’ Ace in the Hole

If you’re thinking about canceling cable in favor of something cheaper, Aereo is a pretty attractive alternative at $8 to $12 a month. The online service, which is currently available in New York, plans to expand to 22 other U.S....

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