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APR 11, 2014 - Business Insider

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Before He Died, Christopher Evan Welch Gave Us The Perfect Embodiment Of Tech-World Hubris

Just a day after Christopher Evan Welch landed a career-making role on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” he received some heartbreaking news. The lung cancer he’d been battling successfully since the fall of 2010 had spread to his brain. Chris was sitting with his wife, Emma, and his doctor at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. “I have to go shoot this ...

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APR 09, 2014 - TheNextWeb

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Quora aims to stay independent ‘forever’ with a new $80M stockpile of Series C funding

Question-and-answer site Quora is staking a strong claim for independence today with a n$80 million Series C funding round that will act as a form of insurance for the service as it scales up and prepares to expand internationally. The infusion of capital is intended to help Quora avoid the fate of high-profile startups, such as WhatsApp and Oculus VR, ...

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APR 07, 2014 - TechCrunch

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Vicarious Grabs Funding From Bezos, Benioff And Jerry Yang

No billionaire left behind. After Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley notables plunked down capital in a $40 million growth round for San Francisco-based artificial intelligence startup Vicarious, a few more billionaires showed up. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Skype co-founder Janus Friis and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff all showed up to give… Read More

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APR 03, 2014 - VatorNews

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P2P lending startup SoFi snags $80M to expand offerings

The company specializes in student loan refinancing but plans to expand into mortgages & other loansBanks suck. Peer-to-peer lending is the future, my friend. Peer-to-peer social lending startup SoFi (short for Social Finance) announced Thursday that it has raised $80 million in a Series C round led by Discovery Capital Management, with help from Peter Thiel, Wicklow Capital and existing ...

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MAR 26, 2014 - Business Insider

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Dropped Out Of College — And So Did All These Other Tech Superstars

Statistically speaking, those who finish college make far more money in their lifetime than those who don't, and are far less likely to be unemployed. But there are exceptions to that rule. On Tuesday, 21-year-old Palmer Luckey became the latest person to join the tech industry college dropout hall of fame. Luckey is the creator of the Oculus Rift, a ...

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