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Slack Is Said to Be in Funding Talks at $2 Billion-Plus Value

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Slack Technologies Inc., whose software helps people collaborate at work, is in talks with investors to raise financing at a valuation of more than $2 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

UN Women halts Uber partnership

iol.co.za — New York - The United Nations backpedalled on plans to partner with Uber Technologies to create 1 million jobs for women within the next five years, amid pressure from labour unions and non-governmental organisations. The deal aimed at advancing gender equality was announced on March 10, when the San Francisco-based company sponsored the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on women's rights and economic empowerment.

Dizzying Pre-IPO Tech Values Spurred by Rush of Hedge-Fund Money

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- A flood of money from unconventional sources has sent valuations of late-stage technology startups, including Uber Technologies Inc. and Snapchat Inc., to levels that haven't been seen since before the dot-com crash.

UN Women cancels partnership with Uber to create 1 million jobs

livemint.com — The deal aimed at advancing gender equality was announced on 10 March, when the San Francisco-based company sponsored the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on women's rights and economic empowerment. Photo: Reuters New York: The UN backpedaled on plans to partner with Uber Technologies Inc.

UN Women Cancels Partnership With Uber to Create 1 Million Jobs

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The United Nations backpedaled on plans to partner with Uber Technologies Inc. to create 1 million jobs for women within the next five years, amid pressure from labor union and non-governmental organizations. The deal aimed at advancing gender equality was announced on March 10, when the San Francisco-based company sponsored the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on women's rights and economic empowerment.

Pet-Sitter startups may be next success in sharing economy

charlotteobserver.com — Some investors fueling the competition between ride-sharing services Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are supporting rivals in pet-sitting, seen as potentially the next success story in the sharing economy.

Investors Back Pet-Sitters in Search for Next Sharing Success

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Some investors fueling the competition between ride-sharing services Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are supporting rivals in pet-sitting, seen as potentially the next success story in the sharing economy. Rover.com of Seattle on Thursday announced a $25 million investment, bringing its total funding to more than $50 million.

Cyanogen said to raise $110 million round without Microsoft

livemint.com — Microsoft Corp. decided not to invest after negotiations, although it may still be interested in a commercial deal to get its software onto Cyanogen's mobile operating system. Photo: Reuters Seattle/New York/ San Fransisco: Cyanogen Inc.

Cyanogen reportedly close to raising $110 million of financing

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:16 PM Cyanogen is close to an agreement on a new $110 million round of financing, people with knowledge of the matter said, as the startup seeks to get its version of Android software into more smartphones.

ZenPayroll Said to Gain Financing to Top $500 Million Valuation

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- ZenPayroll Inc., the startup revamping how companies pay their employees, is completing a financing round that would value the San Francisco-based company at more than $500 million, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company is raising about $60 million, said the person who asked not to be identified because the information is private.
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Six Years in, @POTUS Obama Joins Twitter Universe (but He’s Not Following You), via @nytimes nyti.ms/1ETjxDf

May 17, 2015

Poor Little Rich Women, UES housewives get performance bonuses like their master of the universe husbands @nytimes nyti.ms/1HnkDOC



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