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In honor of today’s release of the Apple iPhone 4S — which features a personal assistant named Siri — we’re re-running this post from former peHUB Editor Dan Primack about Apple’s acquisition of Siri. This story originally ran on April 29, 2010. Apple yesterday acquired Siri, a virtual personal assistant for the iPhone. No financial […]
The Chicago-based law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that Kiran Sharma is joining its private equity practice as a partner in London. Sharma is the latest in a series of appointments since the firm launched its London office a year ago. Sharma joins the firm from DLA Piper in London, where she was a […]
Attorney Wesley Fredericks has joined Jenner & Block as a partner and chair of its New York office’s corporate practice. Fredericks joins the firm from Goodwin Proctor, where he was a partner in the technology practice, and that he joined in 2008 from the New York office of Heller Ehrman, where he was chair of its […]
The law firm Fenwick & West has released its third quarter Silicon Valley Capital Survey, and it shows that valuations are on the up and up. According to the survey of 107 tech and life sciences companies, up rounds exceeded down rounds 52% to 30%. The press release is below. The survey is here. PRESS […]
San Francisco-based Burrill & Company has established an investment banking group that will target life sciences clients. PRESS RELEASE: Burrill & Company, a San Francisco-based global leader in life sciences with activities in Venture Capital, Private Equity, Merchant Banking and Media, is pleased to announce that it has established a new Alternative Equities Group. “For […]
Yottaa, a Cambridge, Mass.-based Web analytics cloud computing company just closed a $4 million Series A from General Catalyst Partners, Stata Venture Partners and CambridgeWest Ventures. The company also announced that its first product is available for free in beta. PRESS RELEASE: CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – August 30, 2010— Yottaa, an innovative cloud computing company driven […]
(Reuters) – Internet bargain-hunters in Japan and Russia will soon be able to get their Groupon. The fast-growing privately held Web company, which groups customers for everything from dental services to restaurants to try and get a price break — said on Tuesday it acquired two rivals: Japan‘s Qpod and Russia’s Darberry. It plans to […]
Applied Voice & Speech Technologies Inc., a Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based, has agreed to buy certain assets of Voice Mobility International Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. AVST backers include Ignition Partners and Dolphin Equity Partners.
Jeff Markowitz has joined executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles as managing partner of its global venture capital practice. He previously was with Howard Fischer Associates.
Sirion Therapeutics Inc. has sold the assets and U.S. rights for Zirgan, a topical anti-viral for the treatment of corneal ulcers, to Bausch + Lomb. No financial terms were disclosed. Sirion is a Tampa, Fla.-based drug company focused on ophthalmic products. It has raised over $45 million in VC funding from Aisling Capital, Investor Growth Capital, Atlas Venture, Advent International, Bear Sterns Healthcare Value Partners and NovaQuest.