Publication: Vator.tv

First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Crowdfunding marketplace CrowdStreet raises $800K

The Internet has opened up the world, and lifted barriers, in so many ways it’s hard to count, but there are some roadblocks that still exist, and have yet to be fully bridged even now. No matter how much information out there, something remained closed ... [Published Vator.tv - 8 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Snapchat hires new PR chief to smooth out public image

There are few startups that I can remember that had as meteoric a rise as Snapchat. I mean, it seemed like almost out of nowhere the company was making front-page news, and was all of the sudden on a  huge number of phones .Of course, with any kind of ... [Published Vator.tv - 20 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Japanese mobile messaging app Line scuttles IPO plans

The speculation over mobile messaging app Line, and its potential public offering, was pretty hot this summer. First there were reports of it going public in both Japan and the United States, then it even was said to have filed the paperwork  for an IPO ... [Published Vator.tv - 20 hours ago]
Entities: LINE App, IPO, Messaging App
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

EMC and HP were reportedly in merger talks for a year

We all apparently just came THISCLOSE to seeing one of the most massive mergers in our lifetime. It would have been absolutely huge. Alas, it simply was not to be.Data storage company EMC had been holding talks with Hewlett Packard for the two companies ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Kickstarter says it cannot be sued over failed projects

When someone donates to a  Kickstarter  campaign, they are obviously taking a bit of a risk since there is obviously always the chance that, for whatever reason, the project might never see the light of day. But what exactly happens to that money if the ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Alibaba stock debuts 38% above $68 IPO price

Its pretty safe to say that Alibaba is not only the most anticipated stock debut of the year, but likely since Twitter went public in November of last year.In fact, the IPO is so large that trading was delayed for hours this morning due to the large volume ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Whisper used to document man's standoff with police

(Updated with further comment from Whisper)Well, this is definitely a new, and pretty interesting, way to use s ecret-sharing app   Whisper .An incident occured on Thursday, in which a man in Grand Prairie, Texas, used Whisper, which allows people to ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Funding roundup - week ending 9/19/14

Seed stageBluebridge , a mobile-apps-as-a-service (MAaaS) company, raised a $1 million seed round of financing led by angel investors including Bill Godfrey and Tim Kopp, andangel investors with "deep software and operating experience."Auth0, an identity-as-a-service ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

End of an era: Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO

Today was a historic day for enterprise software company Oracle, as the company has now seen its long-time chief executive officer Larry Ellison step down from his position.The move was  announced  on Thursday, after the company  released  its Q1 2015 ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

The Home Depot says hacking put 56M cards at risk

If there is one thing we've learned in the last year, its that brick and mortar retailers are just as susceptible to hackings and breaches as online payment sites. Yet they keep happening, over and over.The latest retailer to be hit was The Home Depot, ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft lays off another 2,100 workers worldwide

The inevitable has happened: the second round of layoffs has finally hit Microsoft, with another 2,100 workers getting a pink slip, a company spokesperson had confirmed to VatorNews,While its nowhere near as ugly as the first round, which saw 13,000 jobs ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Augmate lands $2.8M Seed for smart wearables

What seemed like science fiction in the movie Terminator is starting to look quaint. Being able to scan a situation and extract information through terminator vision is becoming a reality with wearables.Imagine walking through The Gap and having a salesperson ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 18 2014]

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...Before that it was all offline and inefficient. You had to call a broker and pay commission fees," he  said. "What CrowdStreet would like to do is put power of investing into the hands of individual investors who don’t get exposure to all of these deals."
..." A sample e-mail read, "LUAU FUCKING RAGED. Thanks to all of you. Hope at least six girl [sic] sucked your dicks last night. Cuz that didn’t happen for me.” Signed affectionately, “fuckbitchesgetleid. Spiegel.”"
"We have decided to prioritize our efforts to expand the business globally, rather than rush into an IPO" a Line spokesperson said in a statement, while also reiterating that an eventual IPO down the road was still a possibility
...It either gets returned or the project creator has to "explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form."

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Crowdfunding marketplace CrowdStreet raises $800K [Published Vator.tv - 8 hours ago]
Snapchat hires new PR chief to smooth out publi... [Published Vator.tv - 20 hours ago]
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EMC and HP were reportedly in merger talks for ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 22 2014]
Kickstarter says it cannot be sued over failed ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 20 2014]
Whisper used to document man's standoff with po... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
Funding roundup - week ending 9/19/14 [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
Alibaba stock debuts 38% above $68 IPO price [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
The Home Depot says hacking put 56M cards at risk [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
End of an era: Larry Ellison steps down as Orac... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
Microsoft lays off another 2,100 workers worldwide [Published Vator.tv - Sep 19 2014]
Augmate lands $2.8M Seed for smart wearables [Published Vator.tv - Sep 18 2014]
SocialChorus raises $7.5M to create brand advoc... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 18 2014]
GitHub shuts down website-designing service Easel [Published Vator.tv - Sep 18 2014]
Senate reveals Chinese hacking of military cont... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 17 2014]
LightSpeed raises $35M, debuts new payments pla... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 17 2014]
Canvas leads $12.5M round in CrowdFlower [Published Vator.tv - Sep 17 2014]
Rackspace names Taylor Rhodes as new CEO [Published Vator.tv - Sep 17 2014]
Kenshoo picks up fellow Facebook PMD Adquant [Published Vator.tv - Sep 16 2014]
We are spending 21% more time in apps than a ye... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 16 2014]
Docker raises $40M to scale its open source pla... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 16 2014]
Mobile app platform Bluebridge raises $1M [Published Vator.tv - Sep 16 2014]
Google: government data demands up 150% in five... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 15 2014]
Sidecar raises $15M to grow out Shared Rides fe... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 15 2014]
Microsoft confirms purchase of Minecraft for $2.5B [Published Vator.tv - Sep 15 2014]
Alibaba kicks off roadshow in Asia as U.S. IPO ... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 15 2014]
How new hubs are bringing the LA tech scene tog... [Published Vator.tv - Sep 13 2014]
Square raises another $100M at a $6B valuation [Published Vator.tv - Sep 13 2014]
Funding roundup - week ending 9/12/14 [Published Vator.tv - Sep 12 2014]
Google takes on AWS with $100K free cloud credits [Published Vator.tv - Sep 12 2014]
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