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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Look What Happened To LinkedIn's First Employees

Oct 30 2014 5:54pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

No matter how you look at it, LinkedIn is one of the stand-out Valley success stories. It has forever changed how we find jobs and network with business colleagues. Jeff Weiner is ranked as the best CEO in the nation, according one rating service, and cofounder Reid Hoffman is a Valley A-lister, worth almost $4 billion. But it wasn't always like this. LinkedIn was founded in December 2002, with a couple handfuls of people. And a few mont ...
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After Just Six Months On The Job, Twitter's Head Of Product Is Demoted (TWTR)

Oct 30 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Twitter is going through executive change, yet again. Just six months after CEO Dick Costolo hired Daniel Graf to be in charge of Twitter's consumer products, Twitter is demoting Graf. Kevin Weil will be in charge of consumer products.  A person familiar with Twitter's thinking said the reason for the change is that Twitter wants to execute quicker. This person said Weil has been at the compa ...
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Tehran, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) The family of Washington Post's Iranian-American reporter Jason Rezaian, held without charges in Iran for more than 100 days, has called on Tehran to set him free. | by IANS
 
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The Main Difference Between Google's Rising Star Sundar Pichai And CEO Larry Page, Summed Up In One Paragraph (GOOG)

Oct 30 2014 8:14am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Google’s Sundar Pichai, who was previously tasked with overseeing the company’s Chrome and Android units, just got a major promotion last week. Now, he’s essentially in charge of all of Google’s major consumer products including Maps, Search, and Google+ as well as commerce and ads. Page will be stepping back to focus on the “bigger picture.” According to one former Google employee, the move seems natural — mainly because Page and Pichai o ...
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Print Syndicate raises $4.25M from investors, including CEOs of Groupon and Zappos

Oct 30 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Business First of Columbus

Print Syndicate LLC, an online retailer of pop culture-infused designs, has closed a $4.25 million financing round led by Boston venture capital fund Data Point Capital, with participation from Groupon's founders and Zappos' CEO. The 2-year-old Columbus company – operating under the websites LookHuman.com, ActivateApparel.com and MericaMade.com– employs designers including Columbus College of Art & Design graduates and interns making original works ...
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Brown Democrats: Raimondo for governor, Elorza for mayor

Oct 30 2014 1:47am CDT | Source: The Brown Daily Herald

In recent weeks, Rhode Island has made national headlines with a series of appearances by the biggest names in the Democratic Party, including President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. One by one, the best-known figures in Democratic politics have dropped by the deep-blue Ocean State to throw their support behind a historic — and hi ...
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Are federal integrators where technology goes to die? Allegis' Bob Ackerman thinks so

Oct 29 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: San Jose Business Journal

Cybersecurity is a key area of investment for Allegis Capital. But if a promising startup says it's going to target federal government, Managing Director Bob Ackerman shows them the door as fast as possible. It's a reality I've reported on before and spurs a lot of D.C.'s most promising startups to pack their bags for Silicon Valley: Regardless of the billions of dollars the gover ...
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Are federal integrators where technology goes to die? Here's why one Silicon Valley investor thinks so.

Oct 29 2014 1:22pm CDT | Source: San Francisco Business Times

Cybersecurity is a key area of investment for Allegis Capital. But if a promising startup says it's going to target federal government, Managing Director Bob Ackerman shows them the door as fast as possible. It's a reality I've reported on before and spurs a lot of D.C.'s most promising startups to pack their bags for Silicon Valley: Regardless of the billions of dollars the government claims to filter to technology, venture capital firms have no patience for the ...
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Big Fun, Big Money: Eating Pension Advisory Firms With Bruce Rauner

Oct 29 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

In 1997, after selling the second trading firm I had founded on Wall Street, I was aiming higher for my next entrepreneurial endeavor. An intriguing article in the March 3, 1997, Wall Street Journal entitled, “Firms that eat firms become venture capitalists’ pets,” described a consolidation strate ...
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