IPO+M&A Watch: Mobileye, Synchrony, Apple

IPO This week’s activity in the public markets was headlined by the stock market debut of Synchrony Financial, GE’s consumer finance arm divested as a separate, public entity. Synchrony finances

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Samsung suffers third straight quarter of declining profits

Samsung has posted a 20% drop in net profit in its latest earnings report. The South Korean company also announced the worst performance by its smartphone business since the second quarter of 2012, as

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Sony’s surprise Q2 profits belie poor annual figures

Sony Corp posted surprise second-quarter profits today, despite warning of big year-end losses. Net income for the three months ending June was $260.82 million, compared to $30.1 million for the same

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Video conferencing platform Vidyo raises $20m – Investment Round Up

Seed Button, a New York-based customer acquisition and engagement startup, has raised a $2.25 million seed round led by Atlas Ventures. DCM, Greycroft Partners, MESA+ and VaynerRSE all

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Weapons tech company TrackingPoint raises $29m – Investment Round Up

Series B Cloud-based data management company Krux has raised $35 million in Series B funding, led by SAP Ventures. Time Warner Investments, Visionnaire Ventures and Temasek also participated, as

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Red Herring Announces Finalist for 2014 Top 100 North America

The Red Herring editorial team is pleased to announce the 2014 Finalist list for the upcoming Red Herring Top 100 North America event. This set of companies represents the short list for the Top 100

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Paraplegic to kick off World Cup with groundbreaking robotics

The first kick of this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be performed by a paraplegic teenager, thanks to a robotic exoskeleton that translates brainwaves to actions. The revolutionary device was

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Optio Labs raises $10 million – Investment Round Up

Series A Tips and tutorials app Trusper has gained $6.17 million in a Series A investment led by DCM. Charles Schwab and other backers contributed to the round. The Los Altos Hills-based company drew

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Comcast agrees $45.2bn Time Warner Cable acquisition – but will it go through?

Comcast, the largest Internet service provider in the U.S., has agreed to buy media rival Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion, pending regulatory approval. Consumer groups have already voiced strong

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Nutanix shows IPO can wait with $101m funding round

When converged infrastructure company Nutanix raised a $33 million in Series C funding last year, analysts thought an IPO might follow. Instead, the company recently acquired upwards of $100 million

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