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Yahoo’s Alibaba IPO Riches: $6.3 Billion

blogs.wsj.com — Yahoo's official haul from the Alibaba IPO: $6.3 billion.That's after paying about $4 billion in taxes, but the sum is a bit larger than most estimates pegging the total between $5 billion and $6 billion. Yahoo said it ended the third quarter with more than $12 billion in cash and marketable securities, even after it spent $1.6 billion buying back shares.

A Whole New Ballgame For Curt Schilling

blogs.wsj.com — Curt Schilling is moving on to a whole new game. The question is, will he be just as successful? The two-time World Series champion and six-time Major League Baseball All-Star is now a full-time entrepreneur after officially retiring from baseball on Monday.

Uber: We’ll ‘Correct and Discuss’ Allegations by San Francisco, Los Angeles

blogs.wsj.com — Uber plans to fight back against new allegations by the San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys that ride-sharing services are breaking the law and misleading consumers. On Thursday, the district attorneys said they delivered letters to Uber and its rivals Lyft and Sidecar that threaten legal action unless they make certain changes.

Second Act: ‘Startup.com’ Stars Reflect On Life A Decade Later

blogs.wsj.com — During the dot-com boom and bust, the same story played out for hundreds of entrepreneurs seduced by the get-rich-quick promise of the Internet. Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman were perfect examples - two 20-somethings who left their jobs in 1999 to start a dot-com company, raise too much venture capital, struggle with a business model, fight with the board, and ultimately lose it all.

Tinder Settles Sexual Harassment Suit With Former Executive

blogs.wsj.com — Facing a potentially messy sexual-harassment lawsuit, dating app Tinder and its parent IAC/InterActiveCorp have settled with a former executive. In June, Whitney Wolfe, an early employee and former vice president of marketing at Tinder, alleged that company co-founders Justin Mateen and Sean Rad subjected her "to a barrage of horrendously sexist, racist and otherwise inappropriate comments" and stripped her of a "co-founder" title because she was a "young female."

Uber CEO Pounces on DUI Arrest of California Lawmaker

blogs.wsj.com — Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick seized on the opportunity Monday to flag what he saw as a bit of ironic news: A California state senator was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol, hours after voting for legislation that would further regulate ride-sharing services such as Uber.

Airbnb’s Official Funding Haul: $475 Million

blogs.wsj.com — A new funding round for accommodation-rental site Airbnb settled at $475 million, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing, giving the startup more ammunition to expand globally, add more travel services and battle regulators.

Twitter Acquires Security-Password Startup Mitro

online.wsj.com — Twitter Inc. has acquired a small password-security startup called Mitro, which said Thursday its team will join the social media company to help bolster its geolocation capabilities. The New York startup, founded by former Google Inc. engineers, announced the deal on its website without disclosing financial terms. Twitter didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, though its vice president of engineering, Alex Roetter,...

Twitter Quietly Buys Image-Search Startup Madbits

blogs.wsj.com — Amid all the hoopla surrounding Twitter 's earnings report Tuesday came word that the company quietly acquired a small image-search company called Madbits. Madbits announced the deal on its site and Gigaom first spotted it. No terms were disclosed and Twitter declined to comment beyond Madbits' post.

Twitter’s Big Second Quarter, by the Numbers

blogs.wsj.com — Twitter's stock is soaring more than 35% after the company beat estimates in profit, revenue and - perhaps most important to Wall Street - user growth. Here's a look at Twitter's second-quarter numbers that has investors buying back in: - 16 million monthly active users: Twitter added this many users who logged in at least once, the highest such total in the past five periods, giving it 271 million.
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Oct 23, 2014

RT @trengriffin: Hedge fund plans to launch its 1st venture-capital fund because anyone can do it. Venture capital is paint-by-numbers. Really! Giggle.

Oct 23, 2014

More hedge fund money is coming to town: Maverick Capital is raising its first VC fund ($400M). online.wsj.com/articles/hedge… new on @WSJD

Oct 22, 2014

The sky is rooting for the Giants. RT @MarkTamayoktvu: Lots of orange in the sky right now. Very nice sunset! #KTVU pic.twitter.com/6bFnx3DjJF

Oct 22, 2014

Twitter is trying to move beyond tweets to become a "mobile services" shop. Behind the push: on.wsj.com/1pBk9qK cc @Techmeme

Oct 22, 2014

RT @yoreekoh: Worlds colliding. News Corp's @raju at Flight talking abt how @WSJ uses Fabric. Confirms @dickc was telling truth. pic.twitter.com/IzOfhGfb0j

Oct 22, 2014

Marissa Mayer talks to @dmac1 about Yahoo's mobile future, says turnaround will take 3 to 5 years. on.wsj.com/1nytS5n $YHOO

Oct 21, 2014

RT @dmac1: Had a brief chat today with Marissa Mayer on mobile ad growth, cost-cutting and activist investors. Q&A here: http://t.co/mvBsPa…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @BryFitz: Mayer: We make acquisitions because Yahoo's legacy tech is "quite aged."

Oct 21, 2014

RT @dmac1: Yahoo CEO Mayer: More than 1 billion monthly active users on Tumblr, with 550 million on mobile (double since acquisition)

Oct 21, 2014

Magic Leap is the 5th largest U.S. venture-capital deal ever, says VentureSource. on.wsj.com/ZE644U pic.twitter.com/HyLTJrhdQk

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