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Where would Cisco (and its CEO) be without her?

cnbc.com — Jacob Kepler | Bloomberg | Getty Images Debbie Gross was thrilled when Cisco Systems offered her a $36,000 salary to join as executive assistant in 1991. She didn't know much about the 560-person company, but at age 35 she was up for a new challenge, and the pay amounted to a solid raise from her previous gig.

Facebook's top game aims to sweeten up China

cnbc.com — "Cookie Jam" is SGN's most successful game yet. The company consists of multiple studios that DeWolfe has acquired since 2010, when he raised more than $25 million from Austin Ventures to build a gaming empire. SGN is currently promoting five games, including "Panda Pop - Bubble Shooter" and "Panda Jam."

Hadoop goes primetime with Hortonworks IPO

cnbc.com — Then the business opportunities started to become apparent. Imagine if e-retailers knew more about their customers, or if medical companies could better predict a patient's risk for specific diseases or if advertisers could more precisely target the right audience.

Cisco Double-Digit Growth? This Exec Says It’s Doable.

recode.net — Cisco Systems turns 30 years old this week. But as business currently stands, there's little reason to celebrate. Sales have declined in three of the past four quarters, profitability has dropped in five straight, and in August the company said it was cutting 6,000 jobs, or 8 percent of its workf...

Cisco double-digit growth? This exec says it's doable

cnbc.com — Cisco Systems turns 30 years old this week. But as business currently stands, there's little reason to celebrate. Sales have declined in three of the past four quarters, profitability has dropped in five straight, and in August the company said it was cutting 6,000 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce.

How LendingClub aims to end banking as we know it

cnbc.com — David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images LendingClub is setting out to transform the banking world. To get there, it's following a playbook popularized by some of the world's biggest tech companies.

LendingClub raises IPO price as offering nears

cnbc.com — LendingClub's much anticipated initial public offering just got a little more expensive. The online lender updated its IPO prospectus on Monday, and increased the price range to $12 to $14 a share from $10 to $12. The San Francisco-based company is scheduled to debut this Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol LC.

A holiday treat for tech investors: IPOs

cnbc.com — The four companies preparing to price fall into two trends that promise to attract plenty of attention in 2015: financial technology and big data. Representatives from each company declined to comment, citing the pre-IPO quiet period. LendingClub's IPO will be the biggest of the four, and looks as if it will be the largest offering for a U.S.

Why Do Start-Up Companies Need So Much Money? Talent Grabs

nbcnews.com — Software start-ups have many reasons to raise mega-financing rounds these days. Talent is expensive, money is cheap, marketing is hard and there's a land grab for customers that are shifting to cloud computing. Jai Das, managing director of venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures, has an even more creative explanation: Fine wine and sporting events cost real money.

Start-up millions needed to wine and dine CIOs

cnbc.com — Blend Images | REB Images | Getty Images Software start-ups have many reasons to raise mega-financing rounds these days. Talent is expensive, money is cheap, marketing is hard and there's a land grab for customers that are shifting to cloud computing.
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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

@pmarca so what you're saying is that it's not a down round?

Dec 18, 2014

CNBC EXCLUSIVE: Dianrong (LendingClub of China) nabs Tiger Global $$ for P2P expansion: cnbc.com/id/102274312

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