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Slow IPO, M&A pace weighs on VC confidence at midyear

by Cromwell Schubarth Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures

SILICON VALLEY — Silicon Valley venture investors remain wary, despite sitting on unprecedented levels of cash, according to a recent quarterly survey.

The latest quarterly reading of their mood shows VC confidence was up very slightly and remained below the average for the more than 12 years that University of San Francisco professor Mark Cannice has been surveying investors in the region.

The  ...

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Rebel Brands - The new retail

Shoptiques gives shoppers a fresh-from-Amsterdam option

by Teresa Novellino Shoptiques CEO and founder Olga Vidisheva

NEW YORK — Shoptiques, which culls clothing and accessories from fashion boutiques around the world and unites them on one e-commerce site, has landed in another fashion-centric location.

Starting this week, Shoptiques’ customers from over 30 countries will be able to buy clothing, accessories, shoes, bags and home décor from local boutiques in the Netherlands. That’s in addition to being  ...

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Advice - Expert advice

9 ways to manage your time better

by Harvey Mackay Take the time to manage your time

Have you ever wondered where all your time goes?

You’re not alone. People have been talking about time for centuries.

Consider this excerpt from “The Book of Fate,” written by Voltaire in the 17 th century:

“Of all the things in the world, which is the longest and shortest, the quickest and the slowest, the most divisible and the most extensive, the most disregarded and the most  ...

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Innovation - Apple's world

iPhone sales may be down, but they've reached 1 billion

by Gina Hall iPhone

SILICON VALLEY — Apple sold its one-billionth iPhone last week ahead of its quarterly earnings report that revealed declining sales for the iPhone for the second consecutive quarter.

The news of the billionth iPhone sale comes a little more than two years after Apple sold its 500 millionth iPhone. CEO Tim Cook revealed new the milestone during a company meeting Wednesday.

"iPhone has become one  ...

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Innovation - Patent fight

Entrepreneur claims Dish, Sling TV exploit his tech

by Greg Avery Roger Lynch

BOSTON — A Colorado company is suing Dish Network Corp. and its streaming subsidiary, Sling TV, claiming the satellite TV company violates patented technology created 20 years ago to stream digital content online.

Two-Way Media has won settlements in previous lawsuits against content delivery company Akamai Technologies Inc. and AOL (today a unit of Verizon Communications) and won a $27 million  ...

3 hours ago
Startups - Workspace concepts

Innovation Pavilion aims to become 'WeWork' for the suburbs of 20 U.S. cities

by Greg Avery Vic Ahmed

DENVER — Centennial-based Innovation Pavilion has landed investor backing and a new chairman for an ambitious drive to create entrepreneurial campuses and neighborhoods for millennial workers in at least 20 suburban cities around the U.S.

The company is best known for its 80,000-square-foot entrepreneurial hub for the south metro area — part startup incubator, co-working space and gathering  ...

4 hours ago
Loot - FinTech

Boston fintech startup gets up to $250M from hedge fund king

by Greg Ryan FILE COHEN SAC

BOSTON — Steven A. Cohen, a well-known hedge fund manager and one of the richest people in the U.S., has turned to the Boston-based financial services technology startup Quantopian to manage up to $250 million of his money, a move Quantopian’s CEO called “a watershed moment for the entire industry."

Quantopian, which was founded in 2011, allows users to create investment algorithms and puts  ...

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