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Drone platform Airware raises $25m – Investment Round Up

Series A Freshbooks, a cloud-based accounting software provider, has raised a Series A round worth $30 million, led by Oak Investment Partners. Atlas Venture and Georgian Partners also

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Apple’s mixed earnings report reveals second straight quarter of dwindling iPad sales

Apple reported mixed quarterly earnings today, with increased iPhone sales, higher than expected net income and strong growth in gross margins offset by declining iPad sales and lower than expected

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AppDynamics raises $120m at $1bn valuation – Investment Round Up

Series A SimpleReach, a content marketing startup, has raised a Series A round worth $9 million. MK Capital led the round, with participation from Atlas Venture, Village Ventures and High Peaks

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Urban Compass raises $40m – Investment Round Up

Series A The news that Yo has raised a Series A will do nothing to calm those fearing a tech bubble. The messaging app’s sole function is to send “Yo” back and forth between its users, but has

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IPO and M&A Watch: Line, Newsle, CardSpring

Keep an Eye On The Naver Corporation, a South Korean company that operates the popular messaging application Line, announced on Tuesday that it had filed its subsidiary with the Tokyo Stock

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Microsoft to lay off 18,000 in biggest jobs cut

U.S. tech giant Microsoft is set to lay off 18,000 employees, according to an internal memo from its new CEO. Satya Nadella, who took over the reigns from longterm chief Steve Ballmer in February,

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Sensoria raises $5m Series A – Investment Round Up

Seed Open-source machine learning startup PredictionIO has raised $2.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Quest Venture Partners. Azure Capital Partners, CrunchFund, the StartX Fund and Kima

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Plastiq, the Buy-Side Square, Raises $10m – Investment Round Up

Series A The Palo Alto, Calif.-based Internet Exchange solutions providerIIX, Inc. has secured $10.4 million in Series A funding from New Enterprise Associates, bringing total funding to over $15

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Secret secures $25m Series B – Investment Round Up

Series B Anonymous sharing app Secret has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Gary Tan and Alexis Ohanian, SV Angel, Fuel Capital and Ceyuan Ventures all

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Rap Genius raises $40m, changes name to Genius – Investment Round Up

Series A Rocketrip, a travel management company, has raised $3 million in a Series A round led by Canaan Partners and Genacast Ventures. CrunchFund and Paul Bucheit also participated. Rocketrip was

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