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  • Square raises $27.5 million in round that values it at $240 million

     
    Not sure you can ring this transaction up on Square's mobile payment service. All those zeroes might fry the circuitry. The company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey closed a $27.5 million round of funding that gives the San Francisco......
  • Getting Bizzy with e-commerce preference engines

     
    For a digital music or movie service, a preference engine is like a car stereo. It's not indispensable, really, but the service is a lot less appealing without one. And some, like Netflix's, are so good at recommending items that......
  • Andreessen Horowitz raises $650 million venture fund

     
    Marc Andreessen and his longtime business partner, Ben Horowitz, have raised a $650-million second fund for their venture capital firm, giving them a checkbook to match their ambitions. Andreessen Horowitz raised the money in three weeks from all the...
  • 'AngelGate' disrupts TechCrunch conference but no 'Jerry Springer' moment

     
    TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington kicked off the aptly named TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Monday with a bit of controversy. A furious volley of blog posts last week questioned if Silicon Valley's top angel investors were...
  • As unemployment grows, job search sites thrive

     
    Brian Norgard left his job in April, but this isn't another unemployment story. Historically, times of recession have proved opportune for starting new businesses. By the same token, we've seen start-ups flourish in the last few years, but Norgard has...
  • LA Port develops a passion for green jobs

     
    PortTechLA, a relatively new business incubator operated by a coalition that includes the port and city of Los Angeles, officially launched Wednesday. The project is looking for office space for a campus that will house and nurture start-up companies...
  • Former President Clinton asks supporters to make his birthday wish come true

     
    For his 64th birthday, former President Clinton has a wish. And he is turning to the Internet to ask supporters to help make it come true by giving money to help fight childhood obesity and climate change and encourage entrepreneurship and economic...
  • Square hires Keith Rabois, Silicon Valley veteran and investor

     
    Keith Rabois is paying it forward. Not only did Google land technology to help boost its social networking ambitions when it bought Slide this month, it got PayPal veteran and Internet superstar Max Levchin as well. But San Francisco startup Square netted...
  • Star investors (and other stars) come out for Y Combinator's Demo Day

     
    Dozens of Silicon Valley’s top investors turned out to see the latest crop of companies from Y Combinator, which kicked off the 11th Demo Day at its Mountain View headquarters on Tuesday. Thirty-six companies showed off what they had built and made...
  • Web vets bet online video is ready for a TV takeover

     
    Jason Calacanis is a betting man. The poker enthusiast gambled that blogging would break out when he founded Weblogs Inc. in 2003. He was right on the money and cashed out in a sale to AOL for $25 million. As he wages an ongoing battle against Google with...
  • Foursquare stays independent, raises cash to fuel expansion

     
    After holding acquisition talks with Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc., one of the Internet’s most talked-about start-ups Foursquare has decided to remain independent and has raised a big chunk of cash from a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm....