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The top 10 stories on Hacker News this instant, summarized quickly. It's taking me about 3 minutes per article to read and digest it well enough to write down a few words about it.
4 hrs ago | Boston.com
A new app from Cambridge startup Mobee wants to transform smartphone users into "mystery shoppers," who will visit retailers and restaurants incognito and provide feedback in exchange for rewards.
8 hrs ago | PE Hub
Barry Miller , who has been head of private equity for the New York City Retirement Systems , has decided to join Landmark Partners , a secondary firm to which the pension recently made a sizeable commitment.
12 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
When the founders of eyeglass retail startup Warby Parker were courting Anjali Kumar , then senior counsel at Google , in hopes she would join their team, they got one of their investors to help close the deal.
16 hrs ago | VentureBeat
Muhammed Yunus is a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and the founder of Grameen Bank , and he sparked a movement with the simple question: "If you are a socially conscious person, why don't you run your business in a way that will help achieve social objectives?" Today, entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley - and increasingly in tech hubs ... (more)
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Capital Dynamics, the Swiss-based alternative asset management firm, has raised about half of its $750 million target for its new Capital Dynamics Energy & Infrastructure Fund, two sources told peHub.
Adam Valkin, a Cambridge-based managing director at General Catalyst Partners, has joined the board at New York-based LoyalBlocks.
Toba Capital founder Vinny Smith has set aside $250 million for his new venture firm, which is investing as fast as it can in up-and-coming enterprise software companies, and he may allocate as much as $500 million to $750 million over the next couple of years.
Four additional people have been charged in connection with an alleged investment fraud scheme that targeted the elderly in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Shoppers take to the aisles following the grand opening of 201central in Wesley Chapel, Wednesday, Oct.
Google Inc. , maker of the Android operating system, is considering buying map-software provider Waze Inc., setting up a possible bidding war with Facebook Inc., people familiar with the matter said.
HP is facing the decline of several key businesses, but it still has talented engineers and execs that are coveted by other enterprise tech vendors.
Benjamin Ling, a well-known Silicon Valley Web executive and "angel" investor in young startups, is now a member of the investment staff at venture-capital firm Khosla Ventures.
Ride-sharing service Lyft said it had raised $60 million from venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, underscoring the growing appeal of services that tap into consumers' willingness to share goods and services for a fee.
WibiData, formerly known as Odiago, raised $15 million in Series B funding for software that lets businesses deliver personalized applications to their customers by sifting through large amounts of data to predict how those customers are going to behave.