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Uber Takes Google Ventures on Board; Arrives Officially in China

$3.5 Billion Uber Takes Google Ventures on Board, Arrives in China
The taxi app conglomeration known as Uber is having the time of its life. It is evaluated at $3.5 billion now with $258 million investment from Google Ventures. It has also officially arrived in China now.
Read more Aug 23 2013, 8:19am CDT
 

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Apple’s Latest Acquisition Has Officially Shut Down Its Radio Service (AAPL)

Source: Business Insider

Just a day after Apple purchased Swell, the personalized radio and podcast application has officially shut down. Swell’s shuttering, according to Re/code, was “part of the deal.” When you try to play a radio station or podcast, you’ll receive the following message: Thank you so much for supporting Swell. We want to inform you that Swell is no longer available. We’ve been inspired by the opportunity to create a quality product and are so grateful for your ...
Full article at: Business Insider 1 day ago, 11:17am CDT
 

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Apple to buy talk radio app for $30 million - report

Source: Music Week

Apple is close to buying talk radio app Swell, according to Re/code. Multiple sources say the deal is worth $30 million. The algorithm-based iOS app was engineered by Concept.io and raised $7.2m from early investors, including Google Ventures, InterWest Partners and Draper Nexus Ventures. The app, which launched in June last year, compiles podcasts and talk shows into personalised streams based on user behaviour. I ...
Full article at: Music Week 2 days ago, 6:39am CDT
 

On Deck Gets $17M From Google Ventures

On Deck Gets $17M From Google Ventures
The Main Street lending company, On Deck announced its plans to lock $17 million in the expansion of its Series D investment funding. The technologically-oriented big time firm will work jointly with Google Ventures to seal the deal that has become the talk of the town. This will aid the company in its burgeoning growth profile.
Read more May 1 2013, 8:59am CDT
 

Apple buys Swell, BookLamp to bolster recommendation services

Source: San Jose Business Journal

Apple Inc. has acquired two companies referred to as the Pandora of their respective industries to build out its recommendation services, snapping up talk radio app Swell and book suggestion company BookLamp. Re/code reported the iPhone maker is also close to acquiring Mountain View-based Swell for about $30 million, which has raised $7.2 million from DFJ, Google Ventures and InterWest Partners. It creates personalized talk radio stre ...
Full article at: San Jose Business Journal 3 days ago, 9:03am CDT
 

Apple Will Buy Swell, A Personalized Radio And Podcast App, To Give iTunes A Shot In The Arm (AAPL)

Source: Business Insider

Apple is close to acquiring Swell, a personalized radio and podcast application, in a deal worth about $30 million. The news was first reported by Re/code early Monday morning. While the $3.2 billion purchase of Beats Electronics in May was more about music and acquiring industry talent, Swell is more focused on talk radio. The app lets you listen to unlimited personalized audio news and podcasts from s ...
Full article at: Business Insider 3 days ago, 7:16am CDT
 

Apple to Buy Radio App Swell for $30 Million (Liz Gannes/Re/code)

Source: Techmeme

Liz Gannes / Re/code: Apple to Buy Radio App Swell for $30 Million  —  Apple is close to buying the Pandora-for-talk-radio app Swell, according to multiple sources.  —  The deal is worth about $30 million, these sources say.  —  Swell had raised $7.2 million from investors including DFJ, Google Ventures ...
Full article at: Techmeme 3 days ago, 3:10am CDT
 

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11 Smartphone Home Screens From Some Of The Biggest Names In Tech

Source: The Business Insider

What's on your smartphone home screen says a lot about you: How you spend your time online, how you get stuff done, and how you like to have fun. We asked a mix of CEOs, VCs, and entrepreneurs to share what's on their home screens.Yext CEO Howard Lerman loaded his screen up with other apps he's involved with — private messaging app Confide and Yo competitor AHOY. He also loves Dropbox so he can pull out financial plans whenever he needs to. Google Ventu ...
Full article at: The Business Insider 5 days ago, 7:28am CDT
 

Yahoo's M&A Chief: Why We're Wary Of Startups Backed By Google (YHOO)

Source: The Business Insider

One of CEO Marissa Mayer's  strategies for turning Yahoo around is acquisitions. Yahoo has bought a jaw-dropping 41 companies in two years, Yahoo M&A Jacqueline Reses says, most of them small deals with startups. But despite Yahoo's love of owning startups, it's not interested in investing in them, Reses says. She has no plans to start a venture arm, she said, even though such venture firms, where corporations incubate the tech and talent that they want, is all the rage these ...
Full article at: The Business Insider Jul 16 2014, 12:23pm CDT
 

Google Ventures Venture Capital Fund launched

Google Ventures Venture Capital Fund launched
Google announces Google Ventures, Google's new venture capital fund. Google wants to support innovation and encourage...
Read more Mar 31 2009, 3:00am CDT
 


 

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