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Salesforce’s Benioff Sees Danger for ‘Unicorns’ as Market Slumps

bloomberg.com — Salesforce.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said that startups who prioritize high valuations over building their businesses may struggle in tougher market conditions. "It's dangerous for these entrepreneurs that they're more focused on their market cap than on their customers," Benioff said in a Bloomberg Television interview on Monday.

Mobile-payments company Square files confidentially for IPO

theglobeandmail.com — Square Inc., the mobile-payments company founded and led by Jack Dorsey, the interim chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., filed confidentially for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The people asked not to be identified because the information is private. Square, which processed $30-billion (U.S.)

Square Said to File Confidentially for Initial Public Offering

bloomberg.com — Square Inc., the mobile-payments company founded and led by Jack Dorsey, the interim chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., filed confidentially for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The people asked not to be identified because the information is private.
Jul 24, 2015

Square Said to File Confidentially for Initial Public Offering bloom.bg/1SGfmSW via @undefined @LeslierPicker

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Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra Q&A: Why China’s Hottest Smartphone Maker Is Amassing a Patent ‘War Chest’

bloomberg.com — Xiaomi was founded only five years ago, but it's already jockeying with Apple for the top spot in China's smartphone market. The company was recently valued by investors at $45 billion, and it has been expanding its phone sales outside China to such countries as India and Brazil.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @technology: Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra Q&A: Why China’s hottest smartphone maker is amassing a patent "war chest" bloom.bg/1HBtRlD by @e…

Jul 16, 2015

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra Q&;A: Why #China’s Hottest Smartphone Maker Is Amassing a Patent ‘War Chest’ bloom.bg/1HBtRlD via @business #tech

Jul 16, 2015

.@hbarra on Goog: "...this is going to sound dramatic, but it is also about the future of humanity, right?" bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 17, 2015

Android is the best decision Google ever made, making it open was the ONLY way says @hbarra bloom.bg/1HBtRlD

Jul 17, 2015

Plus @hbarra says passing the reins to @sundarpichai amazing decision so Larry can focus on the "future of humanity" bloom.bg/1HBtRlD

Greylock Partners Q&A: ‘There's Too Much Money Out There Right Now’

bloomberg.com — This year, venture-capital firm Greylock Partners celebrates its 50th anniversary. The company has backed some of the biggest successes in technology history, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Workday. How does the firm ensure that the next 50 years are as successful? Emily Chang sat down with partners David Sze and John Lilly on Bloomberg Television's Studio 1.0.

Kleiner Perkins Q&A: We Felt ‘Betrayed’ by Ellen Pao

bloomberg.com — Ellen Pao's gender-discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was the most closely watched trial in recent Silicon Valley history, and revealed intimate details about the inner workings of the storied venture capital firm. This week, a judge ruled that Pao will have to pay Kleiner Perkins about $276,000 in court costs after losing the lawsuit.

Kleiner Perkins’s Doerr Says Felt ‘Betrayed’ by Ellen Pao Suit

bloomberg.com — John Doerr, general partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said he felt ``betrayed'' by Ellen Pao's claims of gender discrimination at the venture capital firm. "I read her suit and the world that she described was not what our partnership is or what we stand for," Doerr, who joined the firm about 35 years ago, said in an interview with Emily Chang broadcast Thursday on Bloomberg Television's Studio 1.0.
Jun 18, 2015

RT @technology: Kleiner Perkins’s Doerr says he felt "betrayed" by Ellen Pao suit bloom.bg/1G7WQwz by @emilychangtv & @timkhiggins

EBay Said to Plan Sale of Enterprise Unit in Time for Split

bloomberg.com — EBay Inc. plans to select a buyer for its enterprise division by July 1, when the e-commerce company plans to officially split off its PayPal division, people familiar with the matter said. Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners is one of the remaining bidders, said the people, who asked not to be named because the negotiations are private.
Jun 16, 2015

RT @sherman4949: Scoop with @emilychangtv and @devinbanerjee - EBay's planning on choosing a buyer for its enterprise biz by July 1: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jun 17, 2015

$EBAY plans to sell enterprise unit in time for split. THL one of last bidders. ow.ly/OqEcU

Square Could Conduct IPO This Year, Former COO Keith Rabois Says

bloomberg.com — Square Inc. will eventually be a publicly traded company and could conduct an initial public offering this year if it wanted to, its former chief operating officer said.
Jun 12, 2015

RT @IsaacWebster: Square Could Conduct IPO This Year, Former COO Keith Rabois Says bloom.bg/1dBYyP8 @emilychangtv @lesliepicker @bloombergwest

Jun 12, 2015

RT @IsaacWebster: Square Could Conduct IPO This Year, Former COO Keith Rabois Says bloom.bg/1dBYyP8 @emilychangtv @lesliepicker @bloombergwest

Uber investor predicts technology industry decline

theglobeandmail.com — Chris Sacca, an investor in companies including Twitter Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc., said too much money is flowing to technology startups that will fail in a coming industry slowdown. Mr. Sacca, who invests through his fund Lowercase Capital LLC, said he often passes on opportunities to back entrepreneurs who later find financing at rates he thinks are unreasonable.
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Aug 28, 2015

My sit-down with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter about bridging the Pentagon & Silicon Valley bloom.bg/1ViJXJs

Aug 28, 2015

RT @kristina_wong: #SecDef in an intv w/@emilychangtv: "We need to invest more in cyber." Says challenge is finding people versus 💰.

Aug 28, 2015

My live interview w/ Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on his trip to Silicon Valley starts here momentarily bloomberg.com/live

Aug 28, 2015

At NASA Ames Research Center where I'll be speaking with Defense Secretary Carter in about an hr pic.twitter.com/QmMX7ANK0t

Aug 28, 2015

I'll be speaking with Secretary Carter and @pmarca exclusively today around their mtg in Silicon Valley twitter.com/bloombergtv/st…


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