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Ex-Microsoft Windows Chief Sinofsky Joins Andreessen Horowitz

Steven Sinofsky, the hard-charging former Microsoft Corp executive, has joined the prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a part-time “board partner,” representing the firm on certain boards of companies it invests in, Reuters reported.

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SRS Wants You to Play AcqMan for the Holidays

Shareholder Representative Services is trying something new this holiday season. SRS is unveiling AcqMan — acq is short for acquisition–a game which tests players’ knowledge of M&A. This is how it works: Users pick from six different AcqMan avatars that represent different deep-pocketed strategic buyers. Choices include Dell, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Takeda.

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This morning peHUB brings you the latest on return predictions, whether it really is all doom and gloom and discovers an idiot’s guide to mastering the venture capital game.

AppNexus Appoints Two New Board Members

AppNexus has appointed two new board members Brian McAndrews, former CEO of aQuantive and Edwin J. Gillis, former executive advisor to Skype. McAndrews is a venture partner with the Madrona Venture Group and is also on the boards of portfolio company AdReady, The New York Times Company, Clearwire Corporation, Fisher Communications and Seamless.

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Catch up on the latest news after the weekend with this morning’s First Read which reveals who will survive the biotech VC downturn, the latest in Asian private equity news and who has raised the largest ever seed round in Y Combinator history.

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Click on this morning’s First Read to find out about Avalon Ventures’ tenth fund, Mango Health’s stellar fundraising and why venture capital is most definitely not broken.

Thinkfuse to be Acquired by Salesforce

Seattle startup Thinkfuse is being acquired by Salesforce.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Thinkfuse investors include Ali and Hadi Partovi, SV Angel, and Founder’s Co-op. The company was founded by former Google and Microsoft engineers Brandon Bloom and Steve Krenzel. ANNOUNCEMENT Today, we are excited to share that the Thinkfuse team will be […]

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