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Plan for futuristic Googleplex raises hopes, fears



From search to mobile to self-driving cars, Google’s futuristic ambitions seem limitless — and that attitude now also applies to commercial real estate.

The tech giant on Friday unveiled an ambitious proposal

New Zealand startup Xero scores $147 million from Silicon Valley investor



New Zealand cloud accounting company Xero has raised NZ$147.2 million in funding, as the company continues to accelarate rapidly and grow globally.

US venture capital firms Accel Partners and Matrix Capital Management are behind the investment. Accel, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has agreed to invest NZ$132.9 million, while former Xero investor Matrix will invest NZ$14.3 million

Accel Partners is known for its continued…

Designers Ditch Perfectionism For Instant Feedback With Wake


Google Acquires Facebook Marketing Startup Toro


Facebook now has 2 million advertisers



Facebook now has 2 million active advertisers, a figure the company included in an announcement for its new mobile app “Ads Manager.”

For Facebook, the number is a moving target. Six months ago, the social network boasted 1.5 million active advertisers, meaning they had advertised within the last month. Eighteen months ago, Facebook had 1 million active advertisers

Still, those figures are a fraction of the 30 million businesses…

Funnely Builds Smarter Facebook Ad Campaigns For Online Stores

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Boston cyclists built a 40-foot-long snow tunnel for commuting



Ari Goldberger temporarily solved a commuting nightmare by living out a child’s snow-day dream.

Goldberger, a 29-year-old guitar technician in the Boston area, was bicycling from work on the night of Feb. 11 when he noticed that the bike path ahead was blocked by what he later described as a “15-foot mountain of snow,” presumably the result of ploughs piling up the city’s ceaseless snowfall

After carrying his bike over…

Florida first responders gave a 6-year-old the best birthday ever



If the Grinch was at this birthday party, even his tiny heart would have grown three sizes.

Ashlee Buratti was faced with a difficult decision when no one showed up to her son’s sixth birthday in Florida earlier this month. Glenn, who is autistic, invited all 16 of his classmates, according to local TV station WKMG. But none of them came.

“I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking…

Instagram revenue projected to hit $5.8 billion in 2020, analyst says



Facebook‘s decision to buy Instagram looks smarter and smarter each year.

Instagram, the fast-growing photo-sharing network, is projected to generate about $700 million in revenue this year and $5.8 billion in revenue in 2020, according to new estimates from analysts with Cowen & Co.

That surge in sales, according to the report, is based on Cowen’s surveys of user and advertiser interest as well as…

A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn’t Sound So Crazy

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