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Facebook to buy VC-backed PrivateCore

Facebook is acquiring PrivateCore, the latter confirmed in an announcement on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., PrivateCore, which is backed by Foundation Capital, is a private computing startup.To read more about the acquisition, visit here.

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A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Dell laptop in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica
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Ireland-based PropelAd grabs $650K

PropelAd has closed $650,000 in seed funding. Colm Long, former VP of global operations at Facebook, led the round with participation from Tribal.vc and Enterprise Ireland. Based in Ireland, PropelAd is a provider of digital advertising automation solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

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Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase Dimon arrives at the White House in Washington
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