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Twitter’s Anthony Noto Had Top Pay of $73 Million Last Year

wsj.com — Anthony Noto, the former banker who left his lucrative career at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to become financial chief at Twitter Inc., was the top earner at the social media company last year. Mr. Noto had compensation of $72.8 million in 2014, including stock awards valued at $63.1 million and options of $9.5 million, according to Twitter's annual proxy statement filed Monday.

Twitter’s Anthony Noto had top pay of $73 million last year

marketwatch.com — Anthony Noto, the former banker who left his lucrative career at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to become financial chief at Twitter Inc. , was the top earner at the social media company last year. Noto had compensation of $72.8 million in 2014, including stock awards valued at $63.1 million and options of $9.5 million, according to Twitter's annual proxy statement filed Monday.

Credits Roll On Would-Be ‘Thunder Lizard’ B-Side Entertainment

blogs.wsj.com — Angel investor Mike Maples, Jr., is drawing a lot of attention in the tech blogosphere after his speech last week in which he descriptively labeled certain start-ups as "Thunder Lizards" (think Godzilla). In Maples' eyes, these are companies that devour competitors and are "wildly disruptive" yet don't need to raise a ton of capital.

Kleiner Perkins Invests In Facebook At $52 Billion Valuation

blogs.wsj.com — Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Facebook are together at last. VentureWire reports today that Kleiner is taking a small stake in Facebook by buying as much as $38 million of stock from other shareholders at a valuation of $52 billion - a bit higher than the $50 billion price tag that Goldman Sachs and DST Global set when they recently invested $1.5 billion.

Doerr and Moritz Stir VCs in One-On-One Showdown

wsj.com — By Scott Austin From Dow Jones VentureWire About 500 venture capitalists packed a hotel ballroom Wednesday to witness a rare interview between two of their most successful colleagues, John Doerr and Mike Moritz.
Mar 04, 2015

This came up in court - Doerr's comment from '08 that the best founders are white, male nerds with no social life. wsj.com/articles/SB121…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @ScottMAustin: This came up in court - Doerr's comment from '08 that the best founders are white, male nerds with no social life. wsj.com/articles/SB121…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @ScottMAustin: This came up in court - Doerr's comment from '08 that the best founders are white, male nerds with no social life. wsj.com/articles/SB121…

Uber Breach Exposes 50,000 Driver Names and License Numbers

blogs.wsj.com — The names and drivers-license numbers of about 50,000 Uber drivers were taken in a computer-security breach last year, the company said Friday. The car-hailing service said it discovered the breach of an Uber database in September, determining it occurred in May, and immediately restricted access to the database.
Feb 27, 2015

Uber Breach Exposes 50,000 Driver Names and License Numbers murph.me/1N0cMHm @wsj

Feb 27, 2015

Uber waited 5 months to notify 50,000 drivers of data breach affecting names and license numbers on.wsj.com/1EUFzat via @dmac1 et al

Feb 27, 2015

Uber took 5 months to report this data breach State laws FL: 30 days WI: 45 days CA: "most expedient time possible" on.wsj.com/1EUFzat

Feb 27, 2015

RT @dmac1: Uber took 5 months to report this data breach State laws FL: 30 days WI: 45 days CA: "most expedient time possible" on.wsj.com/1EUFzat

Feb 27, 2015

RT @dmac1: Uber took 5 months to report this data breach State laws FL: 30 days WI: 45 days CA: "most expedient time possible" on.wsj.com/1EUFzat

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Meet the Hottest Tech Startups

wsj.com — A billion dollars never seemed so ordinary in startup land. For the past year, The Wall Street Journal and research firm Dow Jones VentureSource have actively tracked private companies valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms through a newly relaunched interactive project called The Billion Dollar Startup Club.
Feb 18, 2015

RT @WSJD: A billion dollars never seemed so ordinary in startup land. 73 VC-backed startups are valued at $1B on.wsj.com/1DsWbc8 by @ScottMAustin

Feb 18, 2015

Nearly one company per week on average joined the Billion Dollar Startup Club last year. on.wsj.com/1DsWbc8

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Yahoo’s Mobile Sales Now Make Up 20% of Total Revenue

blogs.wsj.com — Yahoo's revenue fell yet again this past quarter, but investors might take solace in CEO Marissa Mayer's quote emblazoned at the top of the company's press release: Sales of ads from mobile devices rose 23% in the fourth quarter and now make up about one-fifth of total sales.
Jan 27, 2015

Yahoo’s Mobile Sales Now Make Up 20% of Total Revenue murph.me/1uyWk5t @wsj

Snapchat cracks top 10 largest u.s. venture-capital deals

marketwatch.com — Messaging firm Snapchat disclosed in a filing on New Year's Eve that it raised a whopping investment totaling $486 million, capping a year that included some of the biggest private-funding rounds in history. To find out where Los Angeles-based Snapchat's financing ranks in the annals of venture capital, we turned to Dow Jones VentureSource, which has catalogued private investments in U.S.
Jan 02, 2015

RT @MarketWatch: Messaging firm Snapchat disclosed on New Year’s Eve that it raised a whopping $486 million on.mktw.net/1EVz1MS pic.twitter.com/PlD5qg1UuH

Snapchat Cracks Top 10 Largest U.S. Venture-Capital Deals

blogs.wsj.com — Messaging firm Snapchat disclosed in a filing on New Year's Eve that it raised a whopping $486 million investment, capping a year that included some of the biggest private-funding rounds in history. To find out where Los Angeles-based Snapchat's financing ranks in the annals of venture capital, we turned to Dow Jones VentureSource, which has catalogued private investments in U.S.
Jan 02, 2015

Snapchat Cracks Top 10 Largest U.S. Venture-Capital Deals murph.me/1AmKMbe @wsj

Jan 02, 2015

Google, Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo raised $150m *combined* before IPOs. Total worth today: $614 billion. blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/01…

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Sep 04, 2015

WhatsApp is on pace to hit 1 billion monthly users by its 7th birthday. It took Facebook 8 years. twitter.com/dseetharaman/s…

Sep 03, 2015

"The trend of startups neither dying nor exiting can only last until everybody on earth has their own startup." blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/09…

Sep 03, 2015

"What happens when there’s a company emergency and your key VP is wandering the playa in a tutu giving free hugs?" blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/09…

Sep 03, 2015

RT @ScottThurm: Silicon Valley wage case by the #s: 36,215 billable hours, 3.2 mil pages of docs, $415 mil settlement on.wsj.com/1hXxtZD via @jeffelder

Sep 03, 2015

The new iPhone has a faster chip (yawn), sharper camera (eh), Force Touch (huh?), oh and comes in pink (here's $650!) wsj.com/articles/apple…

Sep 02, 2015

"There will be a day when we surpass you." Behind the all-out war in China between Uber and Didi. wsj.com/articles/insid…

Sep 02, 2015

RT @TwitterIR: Today we’re kicking off the @TwitterIR Blog blog.twtrinc.com with some recent posts you may have missed. We’ll add content regularly.


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