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The remarkably busy life of Jim Breyer: VCJ

There’s something to be said for sticking with a job. It certainly has worked out for Jim Breyer, who joined Accel Partners as a newly minted MBA graduate in 1987. It was a good call, Venture Capital Journal reports.

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GGV Capital leads $13.5 mln Series A funding in FlightCar

GGV Capital has led a $13.5 million Series A funding in FlightCar, a peer-to-peer car sharing service operating at airports. Other participants in the funding include General Catalyst, SoftBank Capital and First Round Capital. Comcast Ventures and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin also invested. FlightCar has raised a total of $20 million to date, making co-founders Rujul Zaparde, 19, and Kevin Petrovic, 20, among the youngest entrepreneurs to have raised such large amounts of venture capital.

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Alibaba IPO legal fees dwarf Facebook’s: Reuters

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd disclosed on Friday that it would pay $15.8 million in legal fees to law firm Simpson Thacher and other attorneys who advised the Chinese e-commerce giant on its upcoming IPO, six times what Facebook paid its counsel two years ago.

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To start your week, Andreessen Horowitz injected $50 mln into BuzzFeed, venture capitalists get paid well to lose money and how states got into toxic debt problems through tobacco settlement bonds.

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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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Spiegel and Murphy arrive at the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past year, in New York
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In Second Opinion, Amazon posts a larger Q2 loss, Barry Silbert is stepping down as SecondMarket CEO and even Comic-Con bans Google Glass. Plus Kristen Bell, as Mary Poppins, sings for a wage increase.

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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NBA basketball player Anthony poses at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2014 award show in Los Angeles
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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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