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  • Russian web publishing co Mail.Ru purchases the remaining 48.01% of 'Russia's Facebook,' @Vkontakte, for $1.47B in an all-cash deal; Mail now has 100% ownership w/ $2.07B invested - Link

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  • Photo/video network @mobli acquires content sharing platform @Pheed; terms of the deal weren't disclosed; Mobli plans on investing $10M to remake Pheed, which operates a platform for users to share text, photos, videos, & audio; however, it will leave Pheed as a stand-alone platform - Link
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  • Software dev & deployment platform @Docker raises $40M C led by @Sequoia w/ participation from @Benchmark, @GreylockVC, @InsightPartners & @TrinityVentures; Docker provides containers for shipping & running code in diverse environments; the startup has raised $66M to date - Link

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