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SurveyMonkey CEO, husband of Facebook's Sandberg, dies
Sat, 02 May 2015 17:25:06 -0400

File photo of SurveyMonkey CEO Goldberg speaks at Reuters Global Technology Summit in San FranciscoSurveyMonkey CEO and husband of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly on Friday night, his brother wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. "It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband of Sheryl Sandberg, father of two wonderful children, and son of Paula Goldberg, passed away suddenly last night," Robert Goldberg wrote.

LinkedIn follows Twitter, shocks social media investors
Fri, 01 May 2015 11:42:40 -0400

The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain ViewShares of LinkedIn Corp, operator of the most popular social network for professionals, fell 20 percent in early trading on Friday, wiping out more than $6 billion of market value, after the company slashed its full-year forecast. LinkedIn reported on Thursday its slowest quarterly revenue growth since it went public four years ago. The surprisingly weak results followed Twitter Inc's on Tuesday. Twitter's stock fell by as much as 24 percent, slicing about $6 billion off its market value.

Bid to end mass collection of phone data advances in Congress
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:45:45 -0400

A computer with a series of numbers is seen in picture illustration taken in FrankfurtA bill to end spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone data advanced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, setting up a potential showdown over the program, which expires on June 1. The House Judiciary Committee voted 25-2 to approve the "USA Freedom Act," seeking to tighten control of a program publicly exposed two years ago by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The bill would bar the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act and other intelligence authorities, and it would increase transparency and accountability in surveillance programs. Democratic President Barack Obama and many lawmakers want to retain the mass data-collection program as a national security tool, although they are open to changes.

Rocket Internet cuts stakes in lending sites: Spiegel
Sat, 02 May 2015 00:39:08 -0400

The logo of of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group is pictured in illustration photo in SarajevoRocket Internet, a tech investor focused on emerging market ventures, has reduced its stakes in two of its Europe-focused financial services start-ups after facing setbacks there, Germany's Spiegel magazine said. Lending site Lendico had all but retreated from three of the six countries where it had been operating, while corporate lending site Zencap made fewer than 200 loans to small firms with a total value of 14 million euros ($16 million) in its first year, Spiegel said, without specifying its sources. Berlin-based Rocket has also had to contend with a setback in its recent move to invest in food delivery group Delivery Hero, a competitor to Foodpanda, a similar business Rocket controls that is active in 40 countries. Spiegel said Rocket had been unable to win a seat on Delivery Hero's supervisory board despite taking a 39 percent stake in the company.

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