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Airbnb Said to Be Raising Funding at $20 Billion Valuation

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Airbnb Inc. is raising money from investors in a financing round that would value the room-sharing service at $20 billion or more, people with knowledge of the deal said. Airbnb may bring in about $1 billion in the funding, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Uber Says Security Breach May Have Compromised Driver Data

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Jawbone Said to Be in Talks With BlackRock to Raise $300 Million

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Jawbone Inc., the maker of wearable fitness trackers, is in discussions to raise about $300 million in financing from investors including BlackRock Inc., a person familiar with the situation said. The size and terms might change and there's a chance the talks may not result in a funding deal, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the negotiations are private.

Starwood Is Giving Out SPG Loyalty Points to Uber Riders

skift.com — Uber Technologies Inc. is joining with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. to give rewards on the hotel chain's traveler program to its car-booking app users. Uber riders can link their account to the Starwood Preferred Guest program and accrue points at any Starwood hotel worldwide.

Uber Riders Will Get Starwood Hotel Points in Reward Plan Deal

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Uber Technologies Inc. is joining with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. to give rewards on the hotel chain's traveler program to its car-booking app users. Uber riders can link their account to the Starwood Preferred Guest program and accrue points at any Starwood hotel worldwide.

Sex-Bias Trial Next Week Adds to Woes Plaguing Kleiner Perkins

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- To mark the 40th anniversary of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, co-founder Tom Perkins extolled the venture-capital firm in a 2011 partner letter for having set the industry's ethical standard. The following year, the firm -- created in 1972 by Perkins and Eugene Kleiner, and which went on to back companies including Google Inc.

Uber seeking $1 billion more in latest funding round

livemint.com — Last month, Uber also closed $1.6 billion in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs's wealth management clients, people with knowledge of the matter said. Photo: Reuters New York: Uber Technologies Inc has expanded a fundraising round by $1 billion amid swelling investor appetite for the mobile car-booking application.

Uber Increases Fundraising to $1 Billion Amid Investor Appetite

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Uber Technologies Inc. has expanded a fundraising round to $1 billion from $600 million amid swelling investor appetite for the mobile car-booking application. Uber submitted a filing Wednesday to the Delaware Secretary of State to bump up its fundraising to $1 billion, according to a representative of the San Francisco-based company.

Lyft Said to Talk With Investors on $250 Million in Funds

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Lyft Inc. is in advanced talks with new and existing investors to raise $250 million of financing, according to people familiar with the situation. The financing round is valuing Lyft at $2 billion, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the talks are private.

Atlassian appoints a CFO in last step to public listing

theage.com.au — Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar. Australian IT success story Atlassian, which makes collaboration software for developers, appointed Erik Bardman as chief financial officer as the company prepares for a potential US initial public offering this year.
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Feb 27, 2015

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Feb 26, 2015

RT @levynews: Wonder where the dot-com legends are today? What happened to the founder of eToys? This slideshow is for you! cnbc.com/id/102439623/p…

Feb 25, 2015

Google Plans New Headquarters, and a City Fears Being Overrun, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1Bs4dCb

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