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Tripping Announces Series A Investment Led by Recruit Holdings and Quest Venture Partners

Source: Business Balla | May 22 2014, 5:07am CDT | by PR.com

Tripping, the world’s largest metasearch site for vacation rentals, today announced a Series A round of financing led by Recruit Holdings’ RGIP Fund and Quest Venture Partners.
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Former PayPal Exec: eBay Should Just Rebrand As PayPal

Aug 21 2014 5:20pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Following an Information report that eBay could spin off PayPal as soon as next year, Keith Rabois, a former PayPal exec and current venture capitalist, told Bloomberg that he  definitely thinks that eBay and PayPal should split. He also provided another novel suggestion: That eBay should just rebrand itself as PayPal.  "Change the logos, change the paint, change the T-shirts, and you get the same value basically as spinning off PayPal," he says. "Just r ...
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Here's How BuzzFeed and HuffPost Really Stack Up

Aug 21 2014 3:19pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post make for an easy comparison, sharing, as they do, some co-founders and a viral content strategy built around a high-low mix, among other commonalities. But in the days since Buzzfeed raised $50 million in venture capital from Andreessen Horowitz, giving it a reported valuation of ...
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Insulin may treat acute pancreatitis
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Insulin, which is normally released from the beta cells of the pancreas, can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis - a disease for which there is currently no treatment, says a study. | by IANS
 
OPEC daily basket price closes 49 cents lower
Vienna, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $99.03 a barrel Thursday, compared to $99.52 Wednesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. | by IANS
 
Say cheese if you want a mouth-watering pizza
London, Aug 22 (IANS) How sumptuous you find a pizza has a lot to do with how yummy the cheese looks. | by IANS
 
 

How One Non-Profit Is Transforming Ex-Convicts And Former Drug Dealers Into Entrepreneurs

Aug 21 2014 1:24pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Up eight flights of stairs in New York's Flatiron District, the golden late afternoon sunlight is streaming in through the windows. Defy Ventures' CEO and founder Catherine Hoke is speaking to 25 men and women, all dressed in formal attire. But what makes Defy Ventures unique isn't just that it's helping aspiring business owners. It's that these business owners are all ex-convicts and ...
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Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

Aug 21 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: Reuters India

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that em ...
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U of M drops venture capital fund plans, debuts seed-funding program

Aug 21 2014 12:25pm CDT | Source: University Business

Top NewsTwin Cities Business In a pivot away from plans for venture capital funds worth $70 million, the University of Minnesota instead announced a seed-investment program that will provide early stage funding to select startup companies. ...
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Stockwell Day joins company planning to build B.C. bitumen refinery

Aug 21 2014 9:52am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

CALGARY – Stockwell Day has joined the leadership team of a Vancouver company that’s planning to build a $10-billion bitumen refinery on the West Coast. The former federal and provincial cabinet minister has been hired as senior adviser and director by Pacific Future Energy Corp., which says its refinery will be the world’s greenest. In a release, Day says his experience representing British Columbia federally and serving in Alberta’s cabinet ...
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Abnormal Negative Returns Around The IPO Lockup Expiration Provides Shorting Opportunity

Aug 21 2014 9:11am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Don Dion: Background The IPO lockup expiration is a unique event, which our firm has studied closely for the past three years. Following a firm's IPO, insiders - including executives and directors, their families and friends, and venture capital firms - are not allowed to sell their holdings for an agreed upon period of time, which is usually 180 days. This can be seen as a way to maintain a more fair and stable market for the ne ...
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Publishing Is Not Dying

Aug 21 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

If marketers want to produce content, they need to think like publishers. After all, content isn’t an extension of marketing, it’s an extension of publishing. I am hardly the only one to make that case, but skeptics are still vocal in their disagreement. “Aren’t publishers failing?” they say. How can I hold up a struggling industry as a model? If publishing is a viable model, why aren’t publishers making money? These sentiments are common, but they are not based in fact. ...
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