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    1. A "Like" for Mark Zuckerberg

      A "Like" for Mark Zuckerberg

      A version of this article appeared on my regular column in The Indian Express "India is personally very important to the history of our company." Who would have thought that the path of spiritual discovery through India would be so well-trodden by so many among the global mighty? Allen Ginsburg, George Harrison, Steve Jobs; and, with that admission, Mark Zuckerberg follows in their footsteps ...

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    2. The JOBS Act Is Progress But Much Remains To Be Done

      We’re approaching the third anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, an omnibus bill of far-reaching financial reforms that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. Containing seven Titles, the legislation’s intent was, and is, to create cost-effective access to capital for companies of all sizes. Title II and Title III, the Access to Capital… Read More

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    3. 12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

      While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT landscape.

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    4. 12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

      While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT landscape.

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    5. Sysomos eBook, "5 Biggest Social Media Myths," Helps Companies Realize

      Sysomos eBook, "5 Biggest Social Media Myths," Helps Companies Realize

      To help brands successfully identify and leverage the most effective social channels to reach and connect with their audiences, Sysomos published the complimentary eBook, "5 Biggest Social Media Myths. " It strips away the biggest misconceptions and reveals truths about five ... B2B companies can use Pinterest as part of their content marketing strategy by pinning the latest content they want to promote and including a link to drive website traffic.

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    6. Social Media Experts Reveal Their Top Three Predictions for Business in 2014

      Social Media Experts Reveal Their Top Three Predictions for Business in 2014

      Organizations across retail, restaurant and hospitality turn to social media to learn from, engage with, and influence their customers. The experts at newBrandAnalytics predicted the top three social media trends that will impact businesses in 2014. (PRWeb December 03, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/social-media-trends/newbrandanalytics/prweb11384449.htm

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    7. 10 Top Social Media Startups--the Final Rankings

      10 Top Social Media Startups--the Final Rankings

      The votes are in. This is the final ranking of CIO.com's 10 Hot Social Media Startups. In addition to your votes. the final rankings also take into account the pedigree of the management team, VC funding, viability of the niche and the uniqueness of the product.

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    8. Tech London Advocates launches to support British start-ups

      Tech London Advocates launches to support British start-ups

      A private sector-led advocacy group made up of around 150 technology business leaders and influencers has launched in London today to facilitate partnerships between tech start-ups and FTSE 250 businesses as well as large international companies and investors.

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    9. Data visualization startup Visual.ly grabs another $2M to take on ad agencies

      Data visualization startup Visual.ly grabs another $2M to take on ad agencies

      Visual.ly, a startup focused on data visualizations and infographics, has raised a new $2 million round of funding, the company has confirmed to VentureBeat today. Visual.ly's platform is like a “basecamp” for design projects that want to utilize big data from

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    10. Language learning startup Babbel will try to translate $10M into global growth

      Language learning startup Babbel will try to translate $10M into global growth

      Language learning startup Babbel has raised $10 million in its second round of funding with a goal to grow globally and help more people speak new languages. Founded in 2008, Babbel wants to make learning a new language as fun as a game. It claims to

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    11. Hispanicize 2013 will kick off with 1st Annual Diversity Tech Leaders and Social ... - Pr Newswire (press release)

      Hispanicize 2013 will kick off with 1st Annual Diversity Tech Leaders and Social ... - Pr Newswire (press release)

      Hispanicize 2013 will kick off with 1st Annual Diversity Tech Leaders and Social ...PR Newswire (press release)MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A consortium of leading Latino and African American tech leaders and organizations are banding together for the launch of the first annual Diversity Tech Leaders and Social Media Entrepreneurs Summit ...

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    12. HootSuite Appoints VP Marketing - Private Equity Hub (press release)

      HootSuite Appoints VP MarketingPrivate Equity Hub (press release)McPherson, a marketer with experience in social media and the freemium business model, will lead HootSuite's marketing team, driving strategy and international expansion for the rapidly growing company. Most recently, McPherson was Vice President of Marketing at Yammer, one of HootSuite's App Directory integration partners, where she established Enterprise Social Networking as a new category of business software and helped propel Yammer to a leading market position, 300% annual growth and a $1.2 ...

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    13. Long Live Twinkies: Snack Brand Bought Up by Private Equity Firm

      The world has been restored to it's rightful order, folks. The snack-cake division of Hostess has accepted a buyer bid from Apollo Global Management Group for $410 million.  Hostess was to conduct an auction later this week for snack brands including Twinkies, CupCakes, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs, however no competing bids were received by the deadline. Apollo, in partnership with veteran food executive Dean Metropoulos, has reportedly said that they are aiming to have the snack cakes back on shelves by summer, according to the Chicago Tribune.[more] While the sale is good news for Hostess fans, the move does not bode well for Hostess' 18,000 laid off workers. The New York Post reports that Apollo plans to outsource to third-party drivers and begin production in existing bakeries, not including the 33 shuttered Hostess factories. "Apollo will purchase and run some plants but will not look to hire all the laid off bakers," the Post reports.  Despite the ensued chaos that occured after the company declared bankruptcy back in November, things are looking up for the brand. Flower Foods has already swooped in to save Wonder Bread while the Drakes snack division will go to auction March ...

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