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Quora Raises $80 Million From Tiger Global To 'Stay Independent Forever'

Source: Business Balla | Apr 9 2014, 8:08am CDT | by Forbes

Quora, the popular questions and answers website, says it has the largest library of first-hand knowledge and second...
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Palantir, A Startup Valued at $9 Billion, Is On A Spending Spree

Jul 31 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Palantir Technologies, the secretive startup recently valued at $9 billion, has just acquired Propeller, a 1-year-old company that simplifies mobile app creation. This is Palantir’s second startup acquisition in the past three days. Propeller didn’t say much about today’s acquisition on its website, but it mentioned its plans to go after a bigger market following today’s deal. “Having tackled many technical challenges facing mobile app creation, we’re eager to solve impor ...
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These 10 Startups Are Creating The Future Of Food

Jul 10 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Scientists and entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the way we think about food. We're seeing new ingredients, like insects, and new means of production, including 3D printers. Investors are taking notice. In 2013 VCs invested $146 million in the food and beverage industry, according to a report from CB Insights. We've put together a list of 10 food startups that aren't just creating sustainable, healthier food options — they're ...
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Young Europeans less informed about 'legal highs': Survey
Brussels, Aug 22 (IANS) Young Europeans are less informed about "legal highs" and the effects of drugs compared to a few years ago, a survey said. | by IANS
 
Two US Ebola patients released from hospital
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Two US aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in west Africa have been discharged from the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, the hospital said Thursday. | by IANS
 
US doctor with Ebola to be released from hospital
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus disease while treating patients in West Africa will be discharged from a US hospital Thursday, the aid group he worked for said. | by IANS
 
 

Peter Thiel's Advice To Entrepreneurs: Tell Me Something That's True But Nobody Agrees With

Source: Business Balla | Feb 28 2014, 2:47am CST | by Forbes

Peter Thiel's Advice To Entrepreneurs: Tell Me Something That's True But Nobody Agrees With
Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist best known for his early and very profitable investment in Facebook, tends to stay...
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Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

Source: Business Balla | Jan 15 2014, 8:22am CST | by Forbes

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think
How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success? If you said 20, or 22, or 25,...
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Two Indians among 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows

Source: Business Balla | May 11 2013, 12:02am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Two Indians among 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Two Indian young entrepreneurs are among 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows chosen to "pursue innovative scientific and technical projects, learn entrepreneurship from the ground up, and begin to build the innovative companies of tomorrow."
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Startup Founder tries to Win $1m Funding from Peter Thiel in Chess Game

Source: Business Balla | Jul 18 2012, 4:25am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Startup Founder tries to Win $1m Funding from Peter Thiel in Chess Game
Soletron founder & CEO A.J. Steigman challenges Billionaire and PayPal Co-Founder Thiel to $1 million Chess Match for Company's Series A.
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