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Microsoft buys VC-backed Acompli

Microsoft has acquired San Francisco-based mobile email solutions provider Acompli, the latter confirmed in a blog post on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Acompli’s backers included Felicis Ventures, Harrison Metal and Redpoint Ventures. To read the announcement, visit here.

 

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Microsoft buys VC-backed cyber security startup Aorato

According to a blog post on its site, Microsoft has acquired Aorato, an Israeli cyber security firm. No financial terms were disclosed. Aorato’s backers include Accel Partners, Innovation Endeavors and Glilot Capital Partners. To read the announcement, visit here.

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In Second Opinion, Microsoft buys Mojang, maker of Minecraft, Alibaba is raising the terms of its IPO to $66 to $68 a share and what do venture capitalists actually do all day.

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Los Angeles Clippers' new owner Ballmer is introduced at a fan event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
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In Second Opinion, Steve Ballmer steps down as a Microsoft board member, Uber hires President Barack Obama’s famous campaign manager, the skinny jean trend might be over and Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden has left his job.

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