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Data-visualization startup Tableau Software files for $150M IPO

Seattle-based data-visualization startup Tableau Software made the fastest-growing Tech 200 list in 2011 and again in 2012. And just in November, we picked it as one of 10 startups leading the way in ‘big data.’ Now it’s [...]

Yahoo acquires news summarization app Summly — will be integrated in Yahoo’s mobile side

Yahoo has acquired Summly, a startup that has developed technology to automatically summarize news articles for mobile sites, the company announced this morning. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed, and Yahoo notes that it’s expected to close [...]

500 Startups’ Paul Singh: ‘This decade will be the rise of the angels’

VANCOUVER — According to Paul Singh, a partner at accelerator 500 Startups, this is the decade of the angels. He’s speaking tonight at GrowLabs’ demo day in Vancouver, and the message is not too much different [...]

The 20 biggest private exits of 2012 (for the top 20 VC firms of the year)

Private company research firm Privco has ranked the top 20 merger and acquisitions of the top 20 technology VC firms of 2012, including Ancestry.com’s $1.6 billion sale to private equity firm Permira and other top tech acquisitions [...]

Google buys Channel Intelligence for $125M to make Google Shopping smarter

In it’s never-ending quest to take on Amazon, Google has snapped up Channel Intelligence, a company that offers a variety of products to drive online shopping sales, for $125 million. Channel Intelligence announced the news on [...]

Dell finally goes private in $24.4B deal, Microsoft chips in $2B loan

After a month of speculation, Dell officially announced this morning that it will be going private in a $24.4 billion deal with founder Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake. Microsoft also announced this morning that [...]

Lynda.com raises $103M to tackle the tech talent crunch

We are at a crossroads. At the outset of 2013, unemployment rates are high, math and science test scores are low, there is a global need for technical talent, and a call for entrepreneurs to save [...]

With $141M Cariden buy-up, Cisco’s acquisition spree continues

Networking and infrastructure giant Cisco Systems is showing no signs of slowing down. It just acquired its third company this month. Cisco will pay approximately $141 million in cash for California-based company Cariden, a network traffic-management software maker. Cariden’s [...]

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