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Square reportedly raises $100 million with $6 billion valuation

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Mobile payments company Square has reportedly raised $100 million in a new round of funding with a valuation of about $6 billion, according to financial filings.

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4moms raises $41 million in funding

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4moms has raised $41 million in a second round of funding. 4moms is a website that is known for selling innovative baby products like strollers, playpens, etc.

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Snapchat settles lawsuit with former co-founder Reggie Brown

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Snapchat has settled a lawsuit with co-founder Reggie Brown after over a year of fighting. The settlement is based on “mutually agreeable terms.” Those terms were undisclosed.

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Conservis raises $10 million in funding

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Conservis is a company that creates software to the farming sector. The company has raised $10 million in funding. Conservis enables farmers to review farming operations, harvesting, inventory, and marketing. Conservis’ software works on desktops and mobile devices. This round of funding was led by Cultivian Sandbox Ventures with participation from Middleland Capital and Heartland Farms. Conservis was founded in 2009 and raised $11 million in funding thus far.

Good Eggs raises $21 million

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Good Eggs is an organic food delivery startup that has raised $21 million in funding led by Index Ventures. Good Eggs makes it easier to buy organic foods made by independent farmers and vendors. The funding will be used to expand to other cities.

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Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) buys in-image ad company Luminate

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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has announced that it has acquired advertising service Luminate. Luminate places ads within images. Luminate shut down its service on Wednesday September 3rd. Its publishers will receive a final payment by the end of the month. Advertisers will have their account balances returned to them as well.


TwitPic is shutting down after trademark dispute against Twitter

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TwitPic is shutting down after a trademark dispute against Twitter. Apparently Twitter threatened to cut off TwitPic’s API, which was the source of the content for all of TwitPic.

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DataStax raises $106 million

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DataStax is a company that licenses enhanced versions of the Apache Cassandra open-source NoSQL database. DataStax has raised $106 million in funding. DataStax now has a valuation of over $830 million, according to VentureBeat.

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