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Journo: mobile/media/tech news. Mom: 2 kids. Wife. Traveler. Speaks English, American, Russian, Franglais, Spanglish, in metaphors.

Sources: YC Alums Club Together For Crystal Towers, A $100M VC Fund For Promising YC Startups — Y Combinator has helped over 800 startups come to market that are today worth a collective $30 billion (and possibly even more very soon). Now it looks like a new VC is emerging out of it that will be dedicated to help the most promising of these grow.

Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe — DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet raising and investing from their own funds. Now that network is going through some changes, and with it comes a new role for one of the firm's founder.

Prince Won’t Stream 4 U (Unless You’re On Tidal, Or Maybe Google Music) — Call it the Taylor effect: it looks like another high-profile musician is sharpening his arrows to take aim at how streaming music services pay artists. Music from the artist currently known as Prince has been pulled from Spotify and Rdio.

Harvard Reveals It Had An IT Breach In June Impacting 8 Colleges And Administrations — A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University today announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently impacting eight different schools and administrative organizations at the university.

PubNub Gets Another $20M To Scale Up Its Low-Latency Messaging Network — PubNub, a startup out of San Francisco that has built a data network focused on messaging for apps, IoT hardware and other low-latency services, has raised another $20 million in a Series C round of funding.

Setback For European Facebook Privacy Class Action, As Austrian Court Rules Suit Inadmissible — The ongoing Facebook class action suit in Europe over alleged privacy violations took a significant step back today. A regional court in Austria, where the suit was originally filed, ruled the suit inadmissible, saying that it has "no jurisdiction" over the matter.

Vivendi Buys 80% Of France’s Dailymotion, Valuing The YouTube Rival At $295M — The long-running saga of who would become the new owner of online video site Dailymotion has finally come to an end. Vivendi has announced that it's acquired an 80% stake in the company from French carrier Orange for €217 million ($241 million).

Square Launches Payroll Product For Small Businesses, Pricing Starts At $25/Month — Mobile payment startup Square has been gradually building out the products it offers to small businesses to position itself as a one-stop shop for their various front-of-house and back-office needs. Today sees the latest development on that theme: the company has launched Square Payroll, software for businesses to pay and track taxes and other costs for both hourly and salaried employees.

Finance Business Intelligence Startup Adaptive Insights Gets $75M, Reportedly At A Unicorn Valuation — The rise of the CFO from back-office number cruncher to business leader is being played out across a number of companies, from tech leaders like Twitter through to consumer giants like PepsiCo. That shift of gravity, it turns out, is also being played out in the world of enterprise software.

Craigslist, 3taps Settle Their Scraping/Antitrust Suits; 3taps To Pay $1M To Be Donated To The EFF — A week after Craiglist finally got its emancipation from eBay, some closure on another long-standing legal battle for the listings site: it has now finally reached a settlement with big data company 3taps over claims that 3taps and companies using its data were scraping and stealing Craigslist IP, and counterclaims from 3taps that Craigslist was violating antitrust laws.
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Jul 06, 2015

Oh email inbox. You are so annoying and yet something I can't ignore completely.

Jul 06, 2015

@itamarw well, nyc was the first place we lived in the US. partly why it will always feel like home to me. :)

Jul 06, 2015

@shervin I went to a kindergarten full of other Russian immigrants in Brooklyn and my parents didn't speak a word of English. PBS taught me.

Jul 06, 2015

@shervin This is what I always tell people too. Sesame Street and Electric Company.

Jul 03, 2015

@MPSLewisham been hearing nonstop sirens for what seems like the past hour. we're off new cross road, se14. any info on what's going on?

Jul 03, 2015

Tim Draper thinks Greece shd jump into Bitcoin with both feet. Sees the crisis there as a huge startup opportunity

Jul 03, 2015

Uber hits a red light in France. Interesting re-channelling of Uber's well documented 'proactive' approach…

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