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Snapchat Said to Close Yahoo Funding, Still Raising Money

bloomberg.com — Snapchat Inc. has closed an investment from Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) and is continuing to raise more money, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Snapchat, which makes a mobile application for sending disappearing photos, recently completed a funding with Yahoo in a deal that values the startup at $10 billion, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details are private.

Yodle Said to Consider Postponing IPO Until 2015

bloomberg.com — Yodle Inc., a marketing software company that filed to go public in July, is considering postponing its initial public offering to 2015 because of volatile market conditions and instead plans to raise private financing, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Square Encircled as Apple, PayPal Aim for Mobile Payments

bloomberg.com — Jack Dorsey founded payment startup Square Inc. with a mission of rethinking the way people buy and sell stuff with their mobile phones. Rising competition may get some merchants to rethink using Square. Consider Fabrice Yopa, who used Square to collect payments for his online-video business.

Good Technology Said to Postpone IPO Amid Market Volatility

bloomberg.com — Good Technology Corp., the mobile-security startup that filed to go public in May, is postponing its initial public offering until 2015 because of worsening market conditions, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Yahoo ponders stake in Snapchat

thestar.com — NEW YORK - Yahoo! Inc. is close to investing in Snapchat Inc. in a funding round that values the startup at $10 billion (U.S.), according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Yahoo is the lead investor in the financing and set the terms of the round, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Yahoo said close to investing in Snapchat at $10-billion value

theglobeandmail.com — Yahoo! Inc. is close to investing in Snapchat Inc. in a funding round that values the startup at $10-billion (U.S.), according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Yahoo is the lead investor in the financing and set the terms of the round, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Yahoo Said Close to Investing in Snapchat at $10B Value

bloomberg.com — Yahoo! Inc. is close to investing in Snapchat Inc. in a funding round that values the startup at $10 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Yahoo is the lead investor in the financing and set the terms of the round, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Box Said to Delay IPO Until 2015 Amid Market Volatility

bloomberg.com — Box Inc., the cloud-storage provider that filed for an initial public offering in March, will postpone its market debut, which probably won't happen until 2015 because of volatile market conditions, people familiar with the matter said.

Atlas Creates Boston Syndicates to Boost Local Startups

bloomberg.com — Atlas Venture, a Boston-based venture capital fund, is trying to stoke the laggard New England technology startup scene. The firm recently formalized a group called Boston Syndicates, known as BOSS, after starting it earlier this year. BOSS is made up of 23 New England-based entrepreneurs and investors, who can band together to raise money for local technology companies.

Stripe Lands Apple in Quest for $720 Billion in Payments

bloomberg.com — Apple Inc. (AAPL) 's list of partners for its new Apple Pay service reads like a Who's Who of the payments world, including Visa Inc. and First Data Corp. Then there's Stripe Inc. Getting included on Apple's list was a coup for the five-year-old startup, which will enable mobile applications to work with Apple Pay.
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RT @NeelieKroesEU: My message to leaders at all levels: digital is a fact now. It’s not a choice, it’s a fact. And it is no longer acceptable to ignore it.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Jeffrey_Cane: Re Yahoo: "It's usually not necessary to say 'we give it some thought before we buy a company' but there it is." bloombergview.com/articles/2014-…

Oct 24, 2014

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