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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stripe’s Valuation Rises to $3.6 Billion With $70 Million Round

blogs.wsj.com — As competition in online payments heats up, investors are doubling down on Stripe. The payments startup raised $70 million in a new funding round valuing it at $3.57 billion, doubling its valuation in less than a year, Chief Executive Patrick Collison said in an interview.

Is Uber’s Biggest Rival Itself? A Collection of Controversy

blogs.wsj.com — In his bid to upend the taxicab industry, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has simultaneously declared war on taxi drivers, governments around the world and smaller rivals like Lyft. But on its war path to a $30 billion valuation, Uber continues to battle itself with questionable comments and tactics that are in danger of harming the company's reputation and becoming a liability.

Six New Features to Expect From Twitter

blogs.wsj.com — Twitter on Wednesday sought to quell criticism that it isn't improving the design and functionality of its service fast enough. Company executives touted a slew of new features and products - without giving away too much - that are coming within the next 12 months.

Lyft Alleges Former Executive Took Secret Documents With Him to Uber

blogs.wsj.com — An executive who recently left Lyft to join ridesharing rival Uber is being accused of taking secret documents with him. Lyft said it has sued Travis VanderZanden, its former chief operating officer, for breaching a confidentiality agreement he signed upon joining the company last year.

Four More Years of Blowing Venture Bubbles?

blogs.wsj.com — If at least one bright spot emanated from the financial crisis, it's that the economic despair washed away, for a short time, endless talk of an Internet investment bubble. If you'll recall, nearly every newspaper, technology blog and geek fest debated whether there was a "Web 2.0″ bubble in 2006, the year Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion, Facebook Inc.
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Mar 03, 2015

RT @pkedrosky: Clip 'n' save: Y Combinator is rumored to be contemplating a billion-dollar late-stage fund read.bi/17O2iKG

Mar 03, 2015

RT @deborahgage: #KleinerPerkins Partner John Doerr takes the witness stand today in gender discrimination case filed by former Partner Ellen Pao

Mar 02, 2015

Hmm: Tinder CEO Sean Rad says the Passport feature will let people tap the advice of locals when planing trips. on.wsj.com/1Ea97UM

Mar 02, 2015

The percentage of VC partners who are women has fallen to 6% from 10% in 1999. on.wsj.com/1E7W1av

Mar 02, 2015

RT @ScottThurm: How some women VCs navigate their male-dominated industry, and live to invest on.wsj.com/1E7W1av via @jkrim

Mar 02, 2015

RT @lisafleisher: Here is another pic of people sleeping and empty seats at this Zuckerberg "keynote" #MWC15 on.wsj.com/1EaEJrD pic.twitter.com/1FLuO6XTlH

Mar 01, 2015

A first look at Samsung's Galaxy S6 from "snooty phone reviewer" @JoannaStern on.wsj.com/1DGt7vx and her review on.wsj.com/1As3cCR

Feb 27, 2015

RT @jbooton: If you haven't checked it out yet, play with the new WSJ interactive on billion-dollar startups: graphics.wsj.com/billion-dollar…

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