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Uber’s Michael Said to Retain Support After Remarks

bloomberg.com — (Corrects 15th paragraph of story that ran on Nov. 21 to remove erroneous reference to Michael's consulting work for Foursquare and Tumblr.) Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Emil Michael, the Uber Technologies Inc. executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing this week, is so far withstanding that pressure.
Aug 24, 2015

Emil Michael is the best, Uber should definitely have him speak to press and the public more often 😁 bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

JPMorgan, Credit Suisse Ramp Up Push to Fund Startups

bloomberg.com — Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- When SurveyMonkey Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dave Goldberg wanted to buy out investors from his Internet company and attract new ones who wouldn't balk at his aim to stay private, he steered clear of traditional startup financiers in the venture-capital community.

Dell’s Mitzvah Rescued Buyout as JPMorgan’s Lee Warned of Perils

bloomberg.com — Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- When Ken Duberstein's secretary told him Michael Dell was on the phone on the afternoon of July 31, there was little doubt about the topic. That morning, Dell Inc.'s special board committee had rejected the latest offer from Dell to take the personal-computer company private, a battle that was dragging into its 11th month.

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.
Mar 23, 2015

Breaking on @business, months after a $1.12B valuation funding, Slack is raising at a $2B+ valuation bloomberg.com/news/articles/… by @serenasaitto

Mar 23, 2015

RT @sarahfrier: Breaking on @business, months after a $1.12B valuation funding, Slack is raising at a $2B+ valuation bloomberg.com/news/articles/… by @serenasaitto

Mar 23, 2015

And speaking of Slack's valuation, bloomberg.com/news/articles/… the CEO has told us it's a number you kinda get to pick bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Mar 23, 2015

RT @technology: Slack is in talks to raise money at a valuation of more than $2 billion bloom.bg/1N2ColS

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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.
Mar 23, 2015

Bubble, bubble toil and trouble.....Dizzying Pre-IPO Tech Values Spurred by Rush of Hedge-Fund Money bloom.bg/1MZcVdb via @business

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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.
Mar 23, 2015

RT @takeleadwomen: UN Women backs out of UBER partnership, says it was never really a partnership to begin with: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Mar 22, 2015

#UN Women backpedals on plans to partner with #Uber to create 1 million jobs bloom.bg/1bmKcBx by @serenasaitto via @business @UN_Women

Mar 23, 2015

RT @EdmondLococo: #UN Women backpedals on plans to partner with #Uber to create 1 million jobs bloom.bg/1bmKcBx by @serenasaitto via @business @UN_Women

Mar 23, 2015

RT @BloombergWest: U.N. cancels partnership with Uber to create 1 million jobs for women, after taxi unions cry foul. ow.ly/KFZuU

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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.
Mar 19, 2015

Rival dog-sitting services drawing money from uber and lyft backers bloom.bg/1I1rcDm via @business @serenasaitto

Mar 19, 2015

Uber-like services for taking care of dogs and cats, tapping the sharing economy. Make sense? bloom.bg/1I1rcDm via @business

Mar 19, 2015

RT @spencersoper: Rival dog-sitting services drawing money from uber and lyft backers bloom.bg/1I1rcDm via @business @serenasaitto

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Aug 24, 2015

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Jul 21, 2015

Dear Mr. Trump: I'm worth $10 billion, too. via very funny @timobrien #DonaldTrump bv.ms/1Sz1euy via @BV

Jul 13, 2015

I find myself increasingly frustrated with the rat race for maximum audience at any expense. It’s cynical and cyclical,says @joshuatopolsky

Jul 13, 2015

RT @joshuatopolsky: I wrote something about what I'm doing now, and what I'm doing next. HELLO AGAIN. tmblr.co/Za7nYy1pK6n8b

Jul 13, 2015

RT @jbrod: "The worst thing to happen to corporate America was quarterly earnings" - Henry Kravis #FortuneTech #ShortTerm @danprimack


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