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  • Tiger Global helps Q&A site Quora raise $80 million Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 9- Question-and-answer service Quora has raised $80 million in funding led by financier Tiger Global, the latest in a group of no-revenue startups to land outsized checks from investors.

  • *Xero leads charge, now NZ's 2nd- biggest listed company. WELLINGTON, March 25- New Zealand technology firms are rolling into global markets, selling software to businesses that locks down mundane tasks like accounting and expenses, rather than developing slick social media apps that consumers download free of charge.

  • Founders Fund raises $1 billion for fifth venture fund Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Founders Fund, the venture-capital firm behind startups like space exploration company SpaceX and data-mining company Palantir Technologies, said it had raised $1 billion for its latest fund. In addition to Nosek, Founders Fund V will be led by partners Ken Howery, Brian Singerman, Peter Thiel, Lauren Gross, Geoff Lewis and Scott Nolan.

  • The SEC has embarked on a multi-year deal, worth more than $13 million, to use Palantir's technology to help the agency crunch massive amounts of data, said John Nester, a spokesman for the U.S. securities regulator.

  • U.S. SEC's newest enforcement weapon: powerful software Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The SEC has embarked on a multi-year deal, worth more than $13 million, to use Palantir to help the agency crunch massive amounts of data, the sources said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22- Stripe Inc has joined the billion-dollar club. Chief Executive Patrick Collison said the lofty valuation reflected the promise shown by his company, which processed billions of dollars in payments last year for businesses ranging from Lyft, the ridesharing company, to the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

  • UPDATE 4-EBay dismisses Icahn proposal to spin off Paypal Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:48 PM ET

    Jan 22- Carl Icahn has taken a stake in eBay Inc and is proposing a spin-off of the its fast-growing PayPal division, but the e-commerce giant rebuffed the overture, setting the stage for a potential battle with the activist investor.

  • UPDATE 2-Icahn wants eBay to spin off Paypal; eBay balks Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Jan 22- Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a stake in Ebay Inc and is proposing a spin-off of the company's fast-growing PayPal division, but the e-commerce giant rebuffed the overture, setting the stage for a potential battle.

  • CIA-backed Palantir Technologies raises $107.5 million Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11- Palantir Technologies, the data-mining company that is partly backed by the Central Intelligence Agency, has raised another $107.5 million, according to a filing.

  • Who is the next game-changing entrepreneur?     Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Andrew Brackin, one of the 20 under 20 who received a Thiel Fellowship, talks to CNBC about what it takes to get ahead in tech.

  • The Innovation Gap: Peter Thiel vs. Marc Andreessen Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    It's a long fall from flying cars to 140 characters.

  • A Look Ahead at the Milken Global Conference Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    For almost 10 years, CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo has covered the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Los Angeles each spring.

  • Peter Thiel on Tech's Evolution     Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    PayPal founder Peter Thiel discusses the future of technology, and how he would characterize what's going on in social media, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "I think the story of technology more broadly is doing more with less," he says.

  • UPDATE 3-Facebook shares fall as lock-up period expires Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    Oct 31- Facebook Inc shares fell nearly 4 percent in busy trade on Wednesday as the company allowed employees to start selling roughly 230 million shares less than six months after its rocky market debut.

  • *EBay to take pretax restructuring charge of $15 mln. PayPal, the online payment pioneer owned by eBay Inc, said on Monday the full-time jobs would be eliminated as it combines nine product-development groups into one. EBay will take a $15 million pretax restructuring charge in the fourth quarter related to the job reductions.

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