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Venture funding, number of deals decline in 3Q (Update)

Funding for startups declined 12 percent in the July-September period as venture capitalists spent less money on fewer deals, according to a new report. Companies in the early stages of funding saw declines as investors stayed ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Business
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Can 'FarmVille 2' save struggling Zynga?

(AP)—Not long ago, online games company Zynga looked on pace to unseat much bigger, well-established rivals as it rode the popularity of "FarmVille," the clicking game of virtual cows and real money.

dateSep 05, 2012 in Business
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Facebook stock slide continues

Facebook stock hit a new low on Tuesday, with the world's leading social network having lost more than $50 billion dollars in market value since it became a publicly traded company in May.

dateSep 05, 2012 in Business
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Facebook focuses on business, not struggling stock

Even as their company has lost nearly half its market value, Facebook executives have had little to say in public about the stock. Instead, they've talked up new ad programs and launched new features, including a beefed-up ...

dateAug 30, 2012 in Business
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Facebook hopes investors like first earnings

Facebook reports its first earnings as a public company on Thursday in an announcement that will be closely watched for signs of whether the social media giant can deliver on its financial promise.

dateJul 26, 2012 in Business
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Microsoft reports first loss as public company

Microsoft posted its first quarterly loss in its 26 years as a public company on Thursday as it declared a struggling online ad business a bust and prepared for one of the biggest product updates in its history.

dateJul 19, 2012 in Business
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Investors warm to Facebook after IPO flop

After a dire stock market debut, Facebook has clawed back a large chunk of its losses as investors look past the flubbed initial public offering and gradually warm to the leading social network.

dateJul 01, 2012 in Business
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Microsoft to buy Yammer for $1 bn: report

Microsoft has reached a deal to purchase the Yammer business software company for $1 billion in an apparent bid to shore up its widely-used Office software, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

dateJun 15, 2012 in Business
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