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PayPal

Icahn suggests 20pct IPO for PayPal

Activist investor Carl Icahn has suggested a partial spinoff of payments platform PayPal from eBay. This time, he is suggesting a 20% IPO of PayPal, VentureBeat reported.

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Blarney Golf Resort

Irish energy investor Tom O'Gorman buys Blarney Golf Resort for €2.5M

Northern Ireland-based energy investor Tom O'Gorman bought the Blarney Golf Resort in Co Cork for €2.5 million (£2 million) and confirmed that the company will continue operate as usual.

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The Staenberg Group Properties

Ray O'Connor buys mall in Nebraska for $1.8M to turn it into lifestyle center

Property developer Ray O'Connor bought the Grand Island Mall in Nebraska for $1.8 million to turn it into a lifestyle center with the help of St. Louis-based redevelopment firm Staenberg Group Properties.

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Nuzzel

San Francisco's social news service Nuzzel comes out of beta

San Francisco, US-based social news service Nuzzel came out of beta testing to open let all users view a public feed of the most relevant and popular news that are automatically customized according to their interest.

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WedPics

North Carolina's wedding photo app WedPics scores $1.5M in Series A financing

Raleigh, US-based wedding photo and video-sharing app WedPics scored $1.5 million in its Series A financing round led by IDEA Fund Partners to scale up its platform and beef up its workforce.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio purchases Palm Springs estate for $5.23M

Leonardo DiCaprio has bought a Palm Springs estate once owned by singer Dinah Shore and designed by architect Donald Wexler for $5,23 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Expa

San Francisco startup studio Expa raises $50M in funding

San Francisco, US-based startup studio Expa, which was created by Uber founder Garrett Camp, raised $50 million in funding from big-time investors to provide seed funding for startups.

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Uniphore Software Systems

Indian speech-based software solutions provider Uniphore grabs funding from angel investors

Chennai, India-based local language speech-based software solutions provider Uniphore Software Systems grabbed an undisclosed amount of funding from angel investors Indian Angel Network, Ray Stata, and YourNest Angel Fund for its international expansion.

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Drive.SG

Singapore-based Drive.SG secures $790K in Series A round

Singapore-based online car rental website received $790,000 in its Series A funding round from Insas Berhad, an investment holding firm based in Malaysia, TechCrunch reported.

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Buddybounce

Angel Academe makes first investment in seed round of UK-based Buddybounce

Women-led angel investment network Angel Academe has invested in UK-based Buddybounce, a startup that seeks to help artists determine and reward their "super fans," TechCrunch reported.

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Eagle Alpha

Irish social media startup Eagle Alpha bags $1.5M in angel funding

Dublin, Ireland-based social media analytics startup Eagle Alpha bagged $1.5 million (€1.1 million) in angel funding from former investment banker Emmett Kilduff to develop its product offering and beef up its salesforce.

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Altitude Games

Brand new Manila-based Altitude Games secures $275K in seed funding

Altitude Games, a fresh mobile gaming studio based in the Philippines, has received $275,000 for its seed funding round to help it create its "original IP in the midcore game space," TechCrunch reported.

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Emotient

US-based facial expression recognition startup Emotient nabs $6M in funding, launches app for Google Glass

San Diego, US-based facial expression recognition startup nabbed $6 million in a Series B funding round led by Seth Neiman and launched an app for Google Glass to track people's sentiments.

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Hello Curry

Sashi Reddi backs Indian fast food chain Hello Curry

Indian entrepreneur and angel investor Sashi Reddi is backing Hyderabad-based fast food restaurant chain Hello Curry with INR3 crore from his seed-stage venture fund Sri Capital.

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John Sculley

Former Apple chief John Sculley to launch new smartphone brand in India

Former Apple chief John Sculley is teaming up with former HTC India head Ajay Sharma and Singaporean investment firm Inflexionpoint to launch a yet-unnamed smartphone brand in India, which will release its first units in April.

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