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Marketo employees participate in the Founder Institute's Silicon Valley Sports
League event last year in Palo Alto, California.

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Marketo employees participate in the Founder Institute's Silicon Valley Sports League event last year in Palo Alto, California.

Battery Ventures Extends Software Streak With FreeWheel, BlueKai

Battery Ventures has been on a winning streak with investments in digital-marketing startups, with two of the venture capital firm’s companies — FreeWheel Media and BlueKai — being bought out in two weeks. After an investment of $20 million, Battery owned...

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Snapchat is a popular way to send a quick photo to friends, but the app has its limitations in the workplace.

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Snapchat is a popular way to send a quick photo to friends, but the app has its limitations in the workplace.

Why Snapchat and Business Aren’t a Perfect Match

Howard Lerman, the CEO of location-services provider Yext, was interested in acquiring a smaller company last August, but he didn’t know what its executives would be willing to sell for. So Lerman, whose company has received about $70 million in...

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Investors Too Bullish on Cable M&A, Moffett Says; AllThingsD Founders to Leave News Corp.: Inside Scoop

Speculation over U.S. cable consolidation has diminished the chances of deals getting done quickly as stocks such as Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems become more expensive, according to Craig Moffett, co-founder of research firm MoffettNathanson. Bloomberg’s Alex Sherman and Edmund Lee...

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Gemwars is a game by MindJolt, which was purchased by Chris DeWolfe's team.

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Gemwars is a game by MindJolt, which was purchased by Chris DeWolfe's team.

High Rollers: After RetailMeNot, What’s Next for Austin Ventures

First it was online vacation rentals, then digital coupons. Now what? Money managers will be asking that of Austin Ventures after the stock market debut today of RetailMeNot, a provider of online deals that’s valued at more than $1 billion....

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The New York Times, which bought the Boston Globe for $1.1 billion 20 years ago, is now accepting bids for the company.

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The New York Times, which bought the Boston Globe for $1.1 billion 20 years ago, is now accepting bids for the company.

A $100 Million Bid for the Boston Globe May Not Exactly Be $100 Million

The New York Times Co., which put the Boston Globe up for sale in February, is expecting bids in the range of $100 million today, a tidy sum for a shrinking business. But $100 million may not exactly be $100...

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Pandora agreed to buy a radio station in South Dakota to qualify for compulsory royalty rates.

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Pandora agreed to buy a radio station in South Dakota to qualify for compulsory royalty rates.

After Apple Unveils iTunes Radio, Pandora Buys a Radio Station in South Dakota

All ears were on Pandora Media yesterday after Apple showed its competing streaming-music service, iTunes Radio. Pandora answered with an acquisition today — of an FM radio station. In South Dakota. Pandora said it entered into a pact to acquire...

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, right, employs an acquisition policy that involves not meddling with startup culture.

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, right, employs an acquisition policy that involves not meddling with startup culture.

Beer Friday Is Key to VMware’s Acquisition Strategy

VMware Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger is not interested in taking away startups’ Friday beer parties. Preserving small companies’ cultures is a key to successful acquisitions, the former EMC executive said today on a panel at the Economist magazine’s Ideas...

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T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere introduced new pricing plans along with some vocal jabs.

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T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere introduced new pricing plans along with some vocal jabs.

‘Greedy Hedge Funds’ Won’t Stop MetroPCS Merger: T-Mobile CEO

True to T-Mobile USA’s new “uncarrier” branding, John Legere is not your average telecom chief executive officer. For one, he tends to do away with niceties. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Legere described AT&T’s wireless network as “crap.”...

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The logo for SFR, a mobile-phone unit of Vivendi SA, sits on a giant display screen at one of the company's stores in Paris, France.

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The logo for SFR, a mobile-phone unit of Vivendi SA, sits on a giant display screen at one of the company's stores in Paris, France.

Vivendi Goes Back to Future With SFR Spinoff Plan

In its unlikely transformation from a regional water utility into Europe’s biggest telecom and media conglomerate, Vivendi has ridden a lot of corporate trends. It may be on the verge of adding another to the list: the spinoff. Vivendi is...

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