Blue Jeans Network wants video meetings to be commonplace

June 27, 2012

One year after its launch, Blue Jeans Network has expanded the reach of its interoperable videoconferencing service and secured a third round of funding worth $25 million.

All about the Benjamins, or How Mark Zuckerberg cemented control of Facebook $100 at a time

February 8, 2012

One hundred dollars doesn’t go very far these days.

But for Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, a C-Note was the key to cementing his control over the social networking phenomenon.

Is Zynga’s lead slipping on Facebook?

October 12, 2011

Electronic Arts, the second-largest video game company in the U.S., is stealing market share away from Zynga, the top dog in social games on Facebook, according to a new report on gaming behavior.

Zynga herding its users like sheep from game to game: data

September 27, 2011

Social games company Zynga is adept at converting its current players to its new games, just as smoothly as some of the top video game franchises like Call of Duty, according to a new 21-page report by the game tracking service and social network Raptr.

UPDATED: News Corp’s new independent director Breyer not so, says investor

September 9, 2011

Rupert and Wendi Murdoch

Updated with official News Corp response below.

We don’t know what quite to make of this but CtW Investment Group,  a union-affiliated shareholder lobbyist, is raising a stink about News Corp’s new independent director appointment, Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer.

Accel pumps $60 million into Atlassian. Who?

July 15, 2010

What do Facebook, Shell and Pfizer have in common?

They all use software by Atlassian for product development. The Atlassian name may not have the same familiar ring to it as heavyweight software players like Oracle or Salesforce.com, but the company just got a major endorsement from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners.

from Summit Notebook:

Even the best VCs strikeout — a lot

May 19, 2010

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Got access to a couple million bucks and want to be a venture capitalist? A miner of start-up business gold? Then get used to being wrong.

from Summit Notebook:

VC’s Lament: the ones that got away

May 18, 2010

Vic Gundotra, Vice President of engineering at Google (R) and Omar Hamoui, founder and CEO of AdMob converse during the "Mobile: Where's The Money Going?" panel at the Fortune Tech Brainstorm 2009 in Pasadena, California July 23, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Whether it’s passing up on a ticket to Woodstock or not buying Apple stock at $80 a share in January 2009, everybody has regrets.

Google loses another executive

April 8, 2009

Another high-level Google executive is jumping ship.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, president of Asia Pacific and Latin American operations at Google, is joining venture capital firm Accel Partners as CEO-in-Residence.