• Apple Q2 '14 beats: $45.6B in rev ($43.5B expected); up 4.6% from $43.6M YOY; $11.62 per share ($10.17 expected); the co also raised quarterly dividends for shareholders by 8% & announced a 7 for 1 stock split, w/ a $90B stock buyback program - Link

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  • @ycombinator ending YCVC partnership in favor of raising funding from LPs; they hope to invest more money in startups that are graduating from the program; they will now invest $120K for 7% & a 'safe' that is converted at the terms of the next money raised for another $80K; @sama says the $120K can be adjusted if it's found it isn't enough for founders - Link

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  • Satellite imaging startup @skyboximaging tops @Inc's 'Most Audacious Co's of '14' list; PK Clean, @factual, @Ambri_Inc & @Aereo round out the top 5 - Link

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  • @Facebook reports Q1 '14 earnings; the co made $2.5B in revenue, up from analyst expectations of $2.36B, w/ $.34 in earnings per share; this is up from the $.24 per share that analysts expected; additionally, CFO David Ebersman will be stepping down - Link

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  • @wmougayar uses @Mattermark data to compile a list of co's poised to reach $1B in valuation; the list of global startups were founded since '00 & have market valuations over $250M; after going through 500 co's, he came up w/ 232 & plans on updating the list weekly - Link

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  • @FCC proposes sharing 150MHz of federal spectrum in the 3.5GHz band available w/ wireless broadband; they would share between the government, priority access licensees & other 'general authorized access' users; they're calling the plan 'Citizens Broadband Radio Service' - Link

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  • @deliveryherocom raises $85M Series F round of funding; Luxor Capital Group led the round; the funding will be used to defend the co's lead in their home market of Germany where they see 'increasing competition' - Link

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  • @TubularLabs raises $11M in a Series B funding round; the round was led by @canaanpartners; the co just launched Tubular Intelligence, which will help brands find @YouTube channels & creators they can collaborate with - Link

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  • @Zynga chief product officer @markpinc stepping down from all operational roles in the co; he will shift to non-exec chairman; Pincus plans on staying at the co one day at most a week w/ no management duties - Link

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    @jason: Savvy move by Mark. He got the company to billions in revenue, billions in cash and lots of talented people--but Mark is a founder/creator NOT a game designer. There are folks who design games better then him, but few who can found companies like him.
     
  • @electriccloud tops off $12M funding round this week; it brings the co's total funding to $42M; investors incl Siemens’ Venture Capital, US Venture Partners, @MayfieldFund, @RRE & Rembrandt Venture Partners - Link

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