Acquisition Rumors Again Connect Google, Next New Networks

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Rumors have indicated that Google could acquire a company called Next New Networks since at least December, and as of now, neither company has anything to announce.  A new round of reports has surfaced, however, indicating that the purchase might soon occur. The acquisition would make sense in a number of ways.  First, whether or not you’ve heard of Next …

Twitter Raises $200M In Funding At $3.7B Valuation

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For most people with a financial interest in Twitter, these are going to be some happy holidays indeed.  The company’s confirmed a new round of funding, and reports indicate that it raised $200 million at a valuation of a stunning $3.7 billion. Dick Costolo confirmed on the Twitter Blog that Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers was, as had been rumored, the …

Rise in Tech Investment Could Signal Economic Recovery [STATS]

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Around the world, venture capital investments are seeing a marked uptick — a 13% increase in investments was made in Q1 2010 alone. In all markets except Europe, VC seems to be slowly crawling up from the all-time lows of the recession. Earlier this month, we showed you a report that confirmed VCs were getting more funds than they had …