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Airbnb’s Official Funding Haul: $475 Million

Airbnb's massive new funding round settled at $475 million, giving the home-rental site ample ammo to expand globally, add more travel services and battle regulators.

The Daily Startup: Venrock Goes Where the Entrepreneurs Are

A round-up of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.

Forage, Backed by Ev Williams, Delivers Chef-Created Recipes, Meal Kits to Cook at Home

A food startup backed by Medium CEO Ev Williams and Whole Foods Market Inc. board member Hass Hassan launched to help customers recreate their favorite restaurant dishes, at home, in under 20 minutes.

Alibaba Invests $120M in Mobile Gaming Co. Kabam at Valuation More Than $1 Billion

It's the latest move in Alibaba's push to expand through partnerships and investments in tech startups.

Johnson & Johnson Partners with CircleUp for Early Look at Startups

The comapny will give J&J market reports and proprietary data about products and categories of consumer goods that early-stage investors are interested in

The Daily Startup: VCs On Pace to Break Late-Stage Record

A round-up of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.

Palantir Acquires Social Analytics Specialist Poptip

Palantir, a big data analytics company whose clients include the FBI and CIA, snapped up Poptip, which has helps customers like L'Oréal Paris track chatter on Twitter.

Ex-Zynga Execs Raise $2.5M for Mobile Game Studio JuiceBox

The independent mobile game studio has raised seed funding from investors including Initial Capital and the former CEO of Electronic Arts

Med-Tech Report Says Midwest Health-Care Startups Had Best Half-Year in a Decade

Health-care startups in the Midwest are seeing more funding rounds and higher round sizes than at any time since 2005, a report from BioEnterprise said.

Startup Voyat Looks to Hotel Wi-Fi Sign-Ins for Marketing Opportunities

The company is looking to help hotels better understand their customers and market to them directly.

Apple Buys for About $30M, Shuts Streaming Content App Swell

The acquisition by Apple is the latest in a string of deals by the consumer electronics giant

Son of Former Russian Oligarch Khodorkovsky Sets Out on Startup Path

Pavel Khodorkovskiy Enertiv Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former Russian oligarch and political prisoner, was not impressed at first by his son Pavel’s idea to launch an energy-efficiency hardware startup in the U.S. “He was very skeptical for a while,” Pavel Khodorkovskiy said of his father. “He thinks in different orders of magnitude.”

Leanplum Scores $4.8M for A/B Testing in Huge Mobile Apps Market

App analytics and optimization startup Leanplum raised $4.8 million from Shasta Ventures to expand its for A/B testing technology.

Hardware Startup Birdi Seeded to Build a Better Smoke Alarm

Jason Calacanis and Kapor Capital are among the investors in a smart home device startup called Birdi that's making current smoke alarms look primitive.

Gary Parsons’ NextNav Raises $70M for Indoor-Positioning Tech

The new startup from the XM Satellite Radio founder raised cash from New Enterprise Associates and Oak Investment Partners, among others.

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