Valuing Spotify

Where did Spotify's extra $1 billion in projected valuation go? Whatever the exact cause, there is ample reason for investors to be cautious about any one company working the digital music space right now.…

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Facebook Credits: a shaky media platform

There is a lot riding on Facebook Credits. But for established media companies, the mandatory use of the in-app Payments system could be less than appealing. Will the company be able to become a major distributor of paid premium content? It depends if it wants to.…

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Financing the next generation of great cleantech ideas

Despite many challenges — from disappointing EV sales to the headaches in subsidizing solar — the cleantech sector survived 2011. Where is it headed next? It is clear that early-stage companies and ideas hold the keys to future growth, much like the first wave of Internet companies did for later companies like Twitter, Groupon and Square. But in a market where VC funding primarily goes toward later-stage companies, the question is, How will those early-stage players find adequate funding?…

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Today in Mobile

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Millennial Media is planning to public early next year, citing an unnamed source. Millennial doesn’t…

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