Amazon representative shows off the 3D map features of the company's new Fire smartphone at the company's campus in Seattle

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In Second Opinon, Amazon cuts the price of its Fire phone to 99 cents, Harvard University receives a record donation of $350 million and Apple is calling its new 5.5-inch iPhone model the “iPhone 6 Plus.”


GetSet secures seed funds

GetSet has announced $2.5 million in seed funding from Chicago Ventures, KGC Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, G2T3V and the founders of Braintree, Fieldglass and Flutter. GetSet is a psychology-based social productivity tool that increases user retention.

New Enterprise Leads $35 Mln Round for Braintree

Braintree said Wednesday that it raised a $35 million Series B round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates . Existing investors, including Accel Partners, RRE Ventures and Greycroft, also participated. Chicago-based Braintree, a payments platform for online and mobile commerce, has raised a total of $70 million in funding.

Accel’s $34M Braintree Round Fits Key Online Payments Investment Theme

Accel Partners makes headlines for its investments in big name Internet companies, such as Facebook, Groupon and Rovio, the maker of the Angry Birds game. But peel back the Web 2.0 onion several layers and you will see where this successful venture capitalist really thinks it can make money. The firm announced a $34 million […]


Braintree Raises $34M Series A From Accel

Braintree said Wednesday it raised a $34 million Series A round from Accel Partners. Braintree of Chicago is an online and mobile payments company. PRESS RELEASE BRAINTREE RAISES $34MM SERIES A FROM ACCEL PARTNERS Chicago, IL – June 29, 2011 – $34 million is a lot of money for a Series A investment and Accel […]

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