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  • @MarissaMayer preparing to pitch Apple to make @Yahoo the default search engine for Safari on iOS, @recode reports; @Yahoo has prepared detailed decks & images of what @Yahoo search would look like for Apple execs - Link

  • Dating service @Zoosk files for $100M IPO; raised $61.6M from ATA, Amidzad, Canaan, Bessemer, Plug & Play; $178M in rev in '13 (+63% YOY), $2.6M net loss; founded in '07; has 26M users & 650k subs as of Dec '13; #12 top grossing app on the @appstore - Link

    Ownership breakdown:
    Canaan: 32.4%
    ATA: 17.0%
    Bessemer: 16.3%
    Co-founder Shayan Zadeh: 12.4%
    Co-founder Alex Mehr: 12.4%
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  • Zuckerberg explains Creative Labs:
    - 'I
    n mobile there’s a big premium on creating single-purpose first-class experiences'; ease of access is important; 'what we’re doing with Creative Labs is basically unbundling the big blue app'
    - Hopes the projects Creative Labs is building now will be @ the stage of @Instagram, @WhatsApp, Messenger, Search in 3-5 yrs
    - Zuckerberg says anonymity apps are 'too extreme'; social services are better when they are about 'building relationships with people'; anonymity is not the 1st thing they will do 
    - Link
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  • Online invitations startup @paperlesspost raises $25M C from August, @RRE, @SVAngel, Mousse, Tim Draper, Ram Shiram; raised $37.4M to date; launched in '08; has 45M users & has sent over 100M cards to date; 70 emps - Link
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  • @Google Q1 misses: $15.4B in rev ($15.54B expected); $6.27 EPS ($6.44 EPS expected); down 8.6% from Q4 $16.86B, up 10% from $13.97B YOY; $3.4B in net profit; ave cost per click is down 9% YOY; CFO says Nest acquisition bogged down earnings; $googl is currently down 5.5% while $goog is down 4.36% in after hrs - Link
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