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  1. Matt Murphy Moves to Menlo Ventures From Kleiner PerkinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Wall Street Journal

    Murphy will join Menlo Ventures as managing director, the Menlo Park, Calif., firm said on Thursday. He becomes one of seven investing partners at the firm and will look for deals in mobile and enterprise software companies.

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  2. At Facebook Summit, Little Consensus on PrivacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    's first-ever privacy summit Wednesday, experts were divided on nearly every topic at hand - including the definition of privacy itself. The confab, dubbed Privacy@Scale, yielded few practical guidelines on how companies should treat users' data.

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  3. At Facebook Summit, Little Consensus on PrivacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    's first-ever privacy summit Wednesday, experts were divided on nearly every topic at hand - including the definition of privacy itself. The confab, dubbed Privacy@Scale, yielded few practical guidelines on how companies should treat users' data.

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  4. Facebook Opens Third Artificial-Intelligence Research Hub in ParisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    "It will create opportunities for researchers in France and create an ecosystem around Facebook, where startups will work on similar topics," said Yann LeCun, Facebook's head of AI research. LeCun, a well-known French-born AI researcher , told the Journal there was a long tradition of excellence in France in AI-related research, like deep learning and computer vision - teaching software to recognize language and images roughly the same way a human brain does.

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  5. Former Apple Retail Boss Ron Johnson Unwraps New Web Startup 'Enjoy'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Ron Johnson, the former Apple retail chief who was ousted as J.C. Penney's boss two years ago, is officially taking the wraps off his new startup that aims to bring a personal touch to online retail. The company, Enjoy Technology, on Wednesday will begin selling high-end consumer electronics - smartphones, laptops, speakers, tablets and even drones - on its website, GoEnjoy.com, but with a twist.

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  6. Former Apple Retail Boss Ron Johnson Unwraps New Web Startup 'Enjoy'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Ron Johnson, the former Apple retail chief who was ousted as J.C. Penney's boss two years ago, is officially taking the wraps off his new startup that aims to bring a personal touch to online retail. The company, Enjoy Technology, on Wednesday will begin selling high-end consumer electronics - smartphones, laptops, speakers, tablets and even drones - on its website, GoEnjoy.com, but with a twist.

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  7. Loop Commerce Scores $16 Million for Custom E-Gift CardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Online gift card startup Loop Commerce Inc. just got its own present: a $16 million round from investors to scale before the holiday season. The infusion comes following a shakeout of the gift card sector two years ago, when a handful of similar, albeit consumer-facing services by Giftiki Inc., Karma Inc. , Giftly Inc. and Sincerely Inc. were acquired by tech companies including Amazon Inc. and Facebook Inc. While some companies, such as gift card startup Wrapp Inc., have continued to grow independently, others such as Karma saw their product discontinued under the new ownership.

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  8. Facebook Warns European Privacy Regulators to Back OffRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | WSJ Media and Advertising

    Richard Allan, the Menlo Park, Calif. company's, head policy official in Europe, said in an opinion piece published Wednesday that the series of probes from national regulators risks fragmenting Europe's regulatory landscape, strangling companies by forcing them to deal with regulators from Athens to Zagreb.

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  9. Loop Commerce Scores $16 Million for Custom E-Gift CardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Online gift card startup Loop Commerce Inc. just got its own present: a $16 million round from investors to scale before the holiday season. The infusion comes following a shakeout of the gift card sector two years ago, when a handful of similar, albeit consumer-facing services by Giftiki Inc., Karma Inc. , Giftly Inc. and Sincerely Inc. were acquired by tech companies including Amazon Inc. and Facebook Inc. While some companies, such as gift card startup Wrapp Inc., have continued to grow independently, others such as Karma saw their product discontinued under the new ownership.

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  10. The Morning Download: Facebook Investing Heavily in Webscale Data CentersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | WSJ Media and Advertising

    A technician works on a computer while testing servers at the Facebook hardware labs in Menlo Park, Calif., April 7, 2014. And as goes Facebook, so goes everyone else.

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  11. Poshmark Scores $25 Million, Brings Its Fashion Marketplace to Apple WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Betting early users of the Apple Watch will be style conscious and that the fashion industry's tech makeover is only just beginning, Poshmark has secured $25 million. Like direct competitors The Real Real, Twice, ThredUp and others who have captured investor cash and confidence, Poshmark makes a mobile app for women to buy and sell clothes from each other.

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  12. Poshmark Scores $25M, Brings Its Fashion Marketplace to Apple WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Betting early users of the Apple Watch will be style conscious and that the fashion industry's tech makeover is only just beginning, Poshmark Inc . has secured $25 million.

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  13. Poshmark Scores $25 Million, Brings Its Fashion Marketplace to Apple WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Betting early users of the Apple Watch will be style conscious and that the fashion industry's tech makeover is only just beginning, Poshmark has secured $25 million. Like direct competitors The Real Real, Twice, ThredUp and others who have captured investor cash and confidence, Poshmark makes a mobile app for women to buy and sell clothes from each other.

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  14. New Enterprise Associates Cracks $3 Billion for Latest FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    New Enterprise Associates , one of the venture capital industry's leading fundraisers, said it closed its 15th fund at $2.8 billion, the most it has ever raised for a single pool. For the first time NEA also raised a co-investment fund of $350 million to invest alongside the main fund in growth deals.

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  15. The Daily Startup: Redpoint Ventures is Raising a New Early-Stage FundRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Redpoint Ventures , a veteran Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has started rounding up investments for its next early-stage fund , according to two people familiar with the situation, Yuliya Chernova and Hillary Canada report for Dow Jones VentureWire. Redpoint, established in 1999, has backed companies including Nextdoor and RelateIQ .

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  16. Improbable Dream: London Startup Gets $20 Million From Andreessen HorowitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Improbable co-founder Herman Narula: "One of the firms actually said, 'You know, this is a good offer, but we'd understand if Marc Andreessen showed up and offered you $20 million or something.' " Narula, 26 years old, just raised $20 million from Menlo Park, Calif., firm Andreessen Horowitz for his London-based startup, Improbable.

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  17. Improbable Dream: London Startup Gets $20 Million From Andreessen HorowitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Improbable co-founder Herman Narula: "One of the firms actually said, 'You know, this is a good offer, but we'd understand if Marc Andreessen showed up and offered you $20 million or something.' " Narula, 26 years old, just raised $20 million from Menlo Park, Calif., firm Andreessen Horowitz for his London-based startup, Improbable.

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  18. Kleiner Attorney Exposes Disparities in Ellen Pao's TestimonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    The attorney representing Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in the sex-discrimination trial brought by Ellen Pao exposed inconsistencies in her testimony before a packed San Francisco courtroom on Tuesday. Lynne Hermle, Kleiner's imposing attorney who - legend has it - caused an opponent to vomit in court, played videos of Pao's depositions and displayed personal emails to refute what Pao had just said.

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  19. Kleiner Attorney Exposes Disparities in Ellen Pao's TestimonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    Ellen Pao walks to the courtroom before the start of her trial at San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco. The attorney representing Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in the sex-discrimination trial brought by Ellen Pao exposed inconsistencies in her testimony before a packed San Francisco courtroom on Tuesday.

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  20. Valued at $1.1 Billion, Nextdoor's Pivot Appears to Be Paying OffRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

    In another example of a pivot that seems to be paying off, neighborhood social network Nextdoor has wooed investors who valued the startup at $1.1 billion in a fresh round of financing. The San Francisco-based company announced Wednesday that new investors Redpoint Ventures and Insight Venture Partners led a $110 million round to bankroll the startup's continued expansion to communities across the U.S. "Even though we've grown way faster than we thought we would have, our ambition is to have every single neighborhood have Nextdoor, and that's going to take time," Nextdoor Chief Executive and founder Nirav Tolia said.

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