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Week in Review

Week in Review: Facebook’s Social Jobs App and XBRL Webinars

Facebook is introducing a new social jobs app, expanding its mission to connect people by joining job seekers with employers and recruiters. The service will feature more than 1.7 million jobs and is a move that Bloomberg characterized as a challenge to LinkedIn. Also in tech news, XBRL US is hosting a series of webinars designed to further educate XBRL…

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Week in Review: NYC Startups Band Together, Steve Zarrilli Steps in as President and CEO

Hurricane Sandy devastated the Mid-Atlantic region early this week, leaving flooding, power outages, gas shortages and battered houses and landscapes up and down the east coast. Many offices, including those of New York City’s Silicon Alley, are still without electricity. Others are flooded. But the startup community has pulled together to share available office space and try to return to…

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Week in Review: VC Deal Activity Surges in Q3 2012

A couple weeks ago, we covered the NVCA’s third quarter numbers that showed IPOs doubled year over year. Now a new report from CB Insights indicates that the third quarter of 2012 was the busiest quarter for venture capital deal activity since the dot-com era. According to the report, VC firms made a total of 835 investments and deployed $7.5…

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Week in Review: Third Quarter 2012 Venture-Backed IPOs Double Year Over Year

The third quarter is officially under our belts, and the first venture capital numbers are already out. Ten venture-backed IPOs raised $1.1 billion in the third quarter, a decline from the second quarter (mostly due to Facebook’s massive IPO) but more than double the activity over the same period last year. In addition, the third quarter saw 96 venture-backed M&A…

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Week in Review: Patent Lawsuits Impact Start-ups, Dreamforce Shows Off Social and Mobile

The patent fights that have erupted this year—Apple versus Samsung, Yahoo versus Facebook—aren’t limited to big, established companies. A recent Reuters report draws attention to the start-ups that suffer as a result of patent lawsuits, some of which are filed by “patent trolls”—entities that don’t make a product, but nevertheless guard a portfolio of patents. For many startups, fighting such…

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