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Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank's Vision Fund


Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese e-commerce giant led a $1.1 billion round last year, while …

By Jon Russell

Building in Facebook's Menlo Park campus evacuated after bomb threat


A building in Facebook’s Menlo Park campus was evacuated after a bomb threat early Tuesday evening. Around 5PM, the Menlo Park police department warned people to avoid the area around the 200 block of Jefferson Drive as they investigated a bomb threat. Then they said 200 Jefferson Drive, the addres…

By Catherine Shu

L.A. gets more moolah, thanks to Calibrate Ventures and its new, $80 million fund


Two years ago, a couple of VCs from Shea Ventures, a 50-year-old, L.A. -based investment firm, banded together to create a Pasadena, Ca.-based early stage venture firm called Calibrate Ventures. Investors clearly like what they’re building, too. Firm founders Kevin Dunlap and Jason Schoettler…

By Connie Loizos

Huawei CFO accused of fraud is granted $7.5M bail


The decision concludes a three-days-long court hearing in which the judge and the public prosecutor debated whether Wanzhou would breach her bail conditions.

By Kate Clark

Wix launches a new suite of products for support, sales and marketing


Wix is taking a big step beyond website building today with the launch of a suite of products called Ascend. PR Manager Matt Rosenberg explained that just as Wix was founded with the aim of “demystifying and democratizing how you get online,” Ascend has a similar mission: “You don…

By Anthony Ha

Proof of use: A new crowdfunding threshold for passionate users


Instead of a standard based on wealth, or even knowledge -- one based on users’ contributions of time and attention.

By Galen Moore

With $15M, The Riveter plans to open 100 new female-focused co-working spaces


"I want The Riveter to be the place people think of when they think of women and work," says its CEO Amy Nelson.

By Kate Clark

Podcast industry aims to better track listeners through new analytics tech called RAD


Internet users are already being tracked to death, with ads that follow us around, search histories that are collected and stored, emails that report back to senders when they’ve been read, websites that know where you scrolled and what you clicked, and much more. So naturally, the growing po…

By Sarah Perez

Airbnb settles disputes with big property landlord


Almost one year after a California judge dismissed Apartment Investment & Management Company’s lawsuit against Airbnb, both companies have agreed to settle all of their disputes. Aimco, which owns or manages 50,000 properties, had filed lawsuits in both California and Florida state courts…

By Megan Rose Dickey

Dell's long game is in hybrid and private clouds


When Dell voted to buy back the VMware tracking stock and go public again this morning, you had to be wondering what exactly the strategy was behind these moves. While it’s clearly about gaining financial flexibility, the $67 billion EMC deal has always been about setting the company up for a…

By Ron Miller