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Airbnb Mulls Employee Stock Sale at $13 Billion Valuation

online.wsj.com — Airbnb Inc. has met with investors to discuss a new round of financing that could the value the apartment-rental site at about $13 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The company is arranging for investors to buy employee shares, rather than issue new shares, two of the people said.

Google Leads $542 Million Deal in Secretive Startup Magic Leap

blogs.wsj.com — Google Inc. is hedging its bets as it prepares for a future when our laptops and smartphones will be antiquated technology.In one of the largest venture-capital deals on record, the tech giant and a slew of well-heeled firms are investing $542 million in Magic Leap Inc., a secretive visual-display company near Miami.

Stanford professor’s company adds secret ingredient to veggie burgers: plant ‘blood’

marketwatch.com — Patrick Brown, a 60-year-old Stanford University professor turned first-time entrepreneur, says he has found the secret to replicating the taste of red meat: plant "blood." SLIDE SHOW: Building a meat-free burger in the Impossible Foods laboratory. On a recent afternoon in his company's expansive laboratory, Brown poured a deep-red liquid into a plastic cup.

How a Startup Founded by a Nobel Laureate Nearly Went Bust

blogs.wsj.com — Since last Monday, Shuji Nakamura's phone has been ringing nearly nonstop. His email inbox is overflowing and his voicemail is full. Mr. Nakamura, a co-winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, and Soraa, the LED lighting startup he co-founded, are suddenly, very popular. That wasn't always the case.

Will This Veggie Burger Work in India?

blogs.wsj.com — Patrick Brown, a 60-year-old Stanford University professor turned first-time entrepreneur, says he has found the secret to replicating the taste of red meat: plant "blood." On a recent afternoon in his company's expansive laboratory, Mr. Brown poured a deep-red liquid into a plastic cup.

Taste-Test: A Veggie Burger That Looks and Cooks Like Meat

blogs.wsj.com — Go ahead, touch it," says Patrick Brown, the Stanford professor whose company, Impossible Foods, is on a quest to create the perfect meatless hamburger. In a small conference room in Redwood City, Calif., a giddy Mr. Brown is prodding me to poke what looks like a raw, bloody beef patty, proud to show off his company's creation to the press for the first time.

The Secret of These New Veggie Burgers: Plant Blood

Free Spending by Startups Stir Memories of Dot-Com Era Excesses

online.wsj.com — Free spending by startups on salaries and office space to attract top talent is stirring memories of dot-com era excesses.

Yahoo Nears Investment in Snapchat

marketwatch.com — Yahoo Inc. plans to reinvest some of the cash it made from an early bet on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in another fast-growing startup: Snapchat Inc. The Internet portal and Snapchat have held talks that are expected to lead to an investment in the mobile-messaging startup's next funding round, three people familiar with the matter said.

Yahoo Nears Investment in Snapchat

online.wsj.com — Yahoo Inc. plans to reinvest some of the cash it made from an early bet on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in another fast-growing startup: Snapchat Inc. The Internet portal and Snapchat have held talks that are expected to lead to an investment in the mobile-messaging startup's next funding round, three people familiar with the matter said.
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Oct 23, 2014

Just added to #WSJDLive agenda, James Cameron next Wednesday -- what would you like me to ask him?

Oct 23, 2014

RT @WSJD: Airbnb weighs a $13 billion valuation with investors in an employee stock sale on.wsj.com/1yr68Bo by @dmac1 @MikeSpectorWSJ @EvelynRusli

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