Carl Icahn Files $50B Apple Share Buyback Proposal

Today Time reported that activist investor Carl Icahn filed a shareholder proposal that could press Apple to increase its share buyback program. The proposal, even if it is accepted by a majority... |
AppHero Acquired By Mobile App Publishing Firm Fuse Powered, Will Turn Its Attention To Ads

App discovery startup AppHero has been acquired by fellow Toronto-based company Fuse Powered, the company announced today, in a deal that will see the entire AppHero team including 19-year old... |
Apple Buys Topsy For A Reported $200M, Could Use Social Signals To Bolster App Store Relevance

Apple has purchased social analytics firm Topsy, which focuses on parsing data from Twitter, reports The Wall Street Journal. The deal was apparently worth 'more than $200M' according to the... |
Wishlist Startup, Addwish, Nabs $1.8M Seed From Sunstone Capital To Grow Its Presence In The U.S.

Tis the season for wish-lists. Addwish, a Danish startup offering online wish-list services for consumers and online businesses has closed $1.8 million in seed funding from Nordic-based early... |
Betaworks Is Closing On $20M, Its First Raise In Over Three Years

New York City-based technology studio, betaworks, home to Digg, Instapaper, Dots, Bitly, Chartbeat, and many other products and services, is raising $20M in new capital - news that betaworks CEO... |
Beyond the Rack Raises $25 Million More and Hires COO From Amazon

Women's Wear Daily reported late last night that Montreal's Beyond the Rack has closed a sixth round of financing totaling $25 Million and brought on Amazon veteran Mike Bhaskaran as its chief... |
Nielsen buying market research firm Harris Interactive

Consumer research and TV ratings firm Nielsen agreed to buy market research firm Harris Interactive for about $116.6M saying it will help it provide insights to customers. Harris Interactive said... |
Online education startup Coursera nabs $20M more and lures two key Netflix vets

Online education startup Coursera just raised an additional $20M in funding, bringing its mammoth series B round to $63M. Coursera was founded by Stanford University professors Daphne Koller and... |
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