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Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

But disagreements within the Bitcoin community are being watched closely by central bankers and financial industry executives. The titans of finance are monitoring Bitcoin’s successes and failures as they experiment with its technological concepts, like the ledger for recording virtual ...

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As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

Venture capital, the financial fuel for new companies, is also concentrated on the coast. More than 50 percent of all venture capital money spent in the United States goes to companies in California alone, according to the National Venture Capital ...

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Autodesk Chooses Peace With Activist Investors

SAN FRANCISCO — While activist battles at other technology companies appear to be heating up, what looked like a potential fight brewing at Autodesk has instead ended quietly. The design software maker said on Friday that it had settled with ...

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Deal Shows Investors Are Willing to Make a Blind Bet on Uber

A deal about to close on Wall Street illustrates just how much some investors are willing to give up to gain a piece of the hottest start-up. Wealthy clients of Morgan Stanley are piling into a special fund that gives ...

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Bits Blog: Common Stock Ownership Spreads Among Start-Up Investors

When institutional investors put money into companies backed by venture capital, they typically end up owning a type of stock called preferred shares. Now, institutional investors are also becoming owners of a different class of start-up stock: common shares. The ...

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In Virtual Reality Headsets, Investors Glimpse the Future

Photo A depiction of the view through a device that Magic Leap is developing, which would insert virtual objects into the user’s real-world field of vision. Credit Magic Leap Magic Leap, a secretive company making wearable technology for mixing digital ...

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Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded by Silicon Valley Investors

Photo Elon Musk, the chief of Tesla, is among the investors behind a new artificial-intelligence research center. Credit Eric Piermont/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A group of prominent Silicon Valley investors and technology companies said on Friday that they would ...

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S.E.C. Gives Small Investors Access to Equity Crowdfunding

After a delay of more than three years, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a set of final rules on Friday for so-called equity crowdfunding, which will allow small investors to receive shares of a private company in exchange for ...

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Bits Blog: Twitter’s Fourth-Quarter Forecast Spooks Investors

Photo Credit The world may be discovering just how many tweets it needs. On Tuesday, Twitter released results for its third quarter that revealed what Wall Street analysts already knew: The San Francisco company’s revenues are still growing at a ...

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