Why are Apple’s music streaming plans arousing the interest of regulators? The Beats Music relaunch is coming this summer, but the possible impact its presence on iTunes will have on rivals like Spotify is sparking anti-competition questions   The rules of lazy journalism dictate that Apple’s upcoming relaunch of its Beats Music streaming service be referred to as a “Spotify killer”. But the company’s reportedly murderous intentions towards that rival

Elon Musk: Demand for Tesla’s home battery is ‘crazy off the hook’ Demand for Tesla’s energy storage batteries are so high that the company’s Nevada gigafactory could dedicate all of its production to the home and utility products, CEO Elon Musk says. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was his usual effusive self in describing demand for his company’s new Powerwall home batteries for storing home solar energy, unveiled last week at

Snapchat Said to Seek Up to $19 Billion Value in Funding – Bloomberg Business (Bloomberg) — Snapchat Inc. is seeking a new round of funding that would value the company as high as $19 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter said, making it the third-most valuable venture-backed company in the world. Snapchat, which makes a mobile application for sending photos and videos that disappear within seconds, wants to

The mobile market in 2015 will focus on these 4 trends Chris Cunningham, Global Head of Mobile at ironSource, will be moderating one of Mobile Summit’s fireside sessions.Taking place February 23 and 24, Mobile Summit is limited to 180 senior-level execs who tackle the most urgent mobile issues facing them in 2015. It’s not too late to apply for one of the remaining seats. 2014 was the year that mobile stopped being the next big thing

Techstars Ventures Raises New $150M Fund – Techstars Today, we are unveiling our third and newest Techstars Ventures fund. Techstars Ventures 2014 is a $150M seed and series A fund. The fund’s strategy is to invest in companies emerging from the Techstars ecosystem, which includes Techstars accelerator program graduates, new companies started by Techstars alumni, and companies formed by Techstars mentors. Since 2007, companies in our ecosystem of founders, alumni

About the report • PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association produce the MoneyTree™ Report, based on data from Thomson Reuters • ‘Core’ measure of equity investments in venture-backed companies in the United States • Companies have received at least one round of financing, involving a professional VC firm or equivalent • Captures: tranches, not term sheets, foreign VCs, qualified private placement • Excludes: debt, bridge loans, recaps, roll-ups, IPOs,

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