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Box Receives Huge Private Equity Funding Round From TPG Corporation

Box, the popular web hosting and cloud computing organization, is being back well over one hundred and twenty five million dollars in private-equity funding from TPG Corporation and Coatue Management. Founded in 2005 by Dylan Smith and Aaron Levie, SaaS Startup Box INC. has over nine hundred workers and is located in Los Anltos, California.

Note: Box has received over five hundred million dollars in funding in the last nine years.


Consumer Electronics Business Sharp Will Sell Products In Europe

Sharp, the hardware and software telecommunications agency, is discussing the certification of Taiwanese and Turkish businesses to create and auction off their domestic devices in Europe. Sharp Corporation is headquartered in Tokyo, was founded in 1912 and has received over one hundred million dollars in private equity funding in the last two years.


Lenovo Group Settle With International Business Machines

Lenovo was originally organized in Bejing and later integrated in Hong Kong.
Lenovo was originally organized in Bejing and later integrated in Hong Kong.

The Chinese Ministry of Business contradictory trust agency has certified Lenovo Group’s projected two billion dollar deal to buy International business machines computer software services. Lenovo Group Limited is a Chinese international technology corporation with over thirty thousand employees. The information technology and computer service agency was established in 1984 by Chuanzhi Liu.



What’s With All The Twitter Bashing?

Twitter user growth is to slow, the business model is an afterthought, investors are unhappy with market value and the international software communications platform is not planning on turning things around any time soon. These phrases listed above are just four of the most ridiculous headlines which have appeared on the world wide web in the month of June, 2014.

Realistically, the San Francisco, California based social media, messaging corporation, Twitter, is exactly where it should be. In the last fifty two weeks, Twitter, INC. has seen a low of $29.51, a high of $74.73 and the business presently holds a New York Stock Exchange value of $41.33. The company went public on November 7th, 2013 and has over one thousand operating staff members in their San Francisco office. Dick Costolo is the chief executive officer, Jack Dorsey is the executive chairman, Biz Stone is the Founder and Evan Williams is the Co-Founder of the all-inclusive technology computer program, Twitter.

Dick Costolo has had past product management, business operations and investor growth experience at FlowPlay, Google, FeedBurner, About.Me, TellApart and TubeMogul. Aside from Twitter, Jack Dorsey is the Chief Executive Officer of mobile payments company Square, has been acknowledged as a member of Time Magazines one hundred most powerful human beings and was named as an exceptional pioneer under thirty five years of age by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review. Evan Williams is the chief executive officer at news blog Medium, a consultant at curated web messaging system Branch and Co-Founder of project management software Pyra Labs. Biz Stone has experience working with Medium, Jelly, Obvious, Google and Xanga.

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Google Does Not Remove British Guardian Press Components

Google, the search and advertising platform with over twenty eight thousand recorded active employees, decided not to remove a variety of online networks in association with assorted British newspaper articles. It was not made clear who made a request directed at the worlds informational and organizational search giant. The demand was to completely get rid of multiple community reports within their corporate computer network.

Google is an international software, video streaming and information technology business organization headquartered in Mountain View, California (United States of America).
Google is an international software, video streaming and information technology business organization headquartered in Mountain View, California (United States of America).

Twitch Announces Building Of New San Francisco Office

Twitch, the social live streaming program platform for gamers, has nearly doubled their number of online consumers in the last year alone. In hopes to appeal to a larger group of advertisers and customers, Twitch has announced the construction of a brand new office in San Francisco, California (United States of America).

Organization Twitch, was founded in 2011 and has been funded over thirty million dollars in the last three years from Draper Associates, Thrive Capital,Take-two interactive platform and others. Emmett Shear is the current Chief Executive Officer and founder of the social media, video streaming platform, Twitch.


LiveRail Obtained By Social Networking Power House Facebook Inc.

Facebook, the social networking corporation currently categorized as the second most valuable internet company online, is acquiring program broadcasting organization LiveRail, for an undisclosed amount of capital. Facebook has been searching for a way to incorporate video advertising into the already extremely well-liked computer social networking system.

LiveRail is a media producing internet program for online television, which was founded in April of 2008 and is located in the San Francisco region of California (United States of America). Mark Trefgarne is the ongoing Chief Executive Officer and Andrei Dunca is the current Chief Technology Officer at LiveRail.

Update: Facebook spends upwards of four hundred million dollars in the acquisition of internet video advertising business, LiveRail.

MapR Technologies Receives A New Round Of Funding From Google Capital.

MapR Technologies Founded in 2009 and Headquartered in San Jose, California.
MapR Technologies Was Founded In 2009.

MapR Technologies was founded in 2009 by M.C. Shrivas and John Schroeder. The cloud computing and software analytics company has been funded over one hundred and seventy million dollars in the last five years. MapR Technologies is headquartered in San Jose, California. Tomer Shiran is currently the vice president of product management.



Military Drives Motor Vehicle Innovation

Military vehicles are the apex of engineering, designed to conquer the toughest environments in the world and survive live fire day in and day out. According to Global Firepower, the U.S. military currently has more than 25,000 armored fighting vehicles and more than 8,000 tanks ready to deploy to fields of fire. Military vehicles come in all shapes and sizes and here are some of the world’s most amazing military vehicles:

Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle

With one of the coolest names for a patrol vehicle ever, the Foxhound Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Light Patrol Vehicle is small enough to be transported via helicopter sling to theaters of war around the world. According to Military Factory, the Foxhound went into production for the British military in 2011 as a response to combat actions in the Middle East. Powered by the Steyr M-16 Monoblock engine, the Foxhound has a modular cabin that can be customized to multiple troop loads. Monitors and thermal visioning provide full views of the outside of the vehicle and its surroundings, and the Foxhound is capable of speeds of 50 miles per hour with a range of more than 300 miles. A seven and a half ton beast of a light patrol vehicle, the Foxhound debuted under the name Ocelot and has been a key part of British military intervention in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kawasaki KLR650

Marines are known for doing whatever it takes with whatever they can to win any conflict. The Kawasaki KLR650 is used by Marines for convoy control, courier duty, and military police work. Built for efficiency, The New York Times reports that the KLR650 gets 96 miles to the gallon at its operational baseline 55 miles an hour. While it’s not something you’ll find at a local Kawasaki dealer, KLR650’s are out on the market, so you don’t have to join the Marines if you want to drive this amazing military vehicle.

Polaris Defense Sportsman

The Polaris Defense Sportsman is an 850cc ATV with 77 horsepower designed for use in the toughest of terrains. Featuring keyless, the Defense Sportsman uses a 4-stroke twin cylinder engine for maximum power in its class. Unlike the Kawasaki, the Polaris is available for civilian use. With just a few aftermarket parts, it can conquer some serious territory.

Chenowth Fast Attack Vehicle

The Chenowth Fast Attack Vehicle was used in Operation Desert Storm by the U.S. Military. Powered by a 200 horsepower VW engine, the Chenowth has an effective range of 210 miles and can be outfitted with an extra fuel bladder that increases its range to a staggering 1000 miles. Capable of speeds of 80 miles per hour, the Chenowth is still used frequently in the Middle East and is outfitted with armor, machine guns, and anti-armor ordinance to make is a massively cable fighting vehicle. Used for close air support and search and rescue missions, many Chenowths have been decommissioned and are available to consumers looking to create the ultimate dune buggy.


Figure 1The Angel Edge – John Jonelis

From the Journal of the Heartland Angels

Yes you can – you CAN measure the future!


According to the Kauffman Foundation, Angel Investors—on average—enjoy a capital gain on three out of ten deals. Out of those—on average—one is a huge blockbuster winner, three—on average—do marginally better than break-even, and the other six—on average—are complete losers. The winner is so huge that, according to Kauffman, Angels do very well indeed—that is, on average.

You may ask, “Hey Jonelis, why all the harping on the word average?” Because average is a fantasy. It doesn’t exist for you. It doesn’t exist for me. It’s a composite of the whole crowd. Continue reading