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Access Technology Ventures Leads $300 Million Investment Round for Essential Products Inc.

August 9, 2017 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Access Technology Ventures, the venture capital and growth technology investment arm of privately held industrial group Access Industries, today announced its leading $100 million investment in the $300 million funding of Essential Products Inc., the smartphone maker founded by Andy Rubin, the creator of Android.

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The New York Times

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion

June 16, 2017 Amazon agreed to buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, in a deal that will instantly transform the company that pioneered online shopping into a merchant with physical outposts in hundreds of neighborhoods across the country.

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Wall Street Journal

Snapchat Parent Snap Inc. Files for IPO

February 2, 2017 Snap Inc. lifted the veil on its highly anticipated initial public offering, revealing a business that is growing at a torrid clip but that also faces challenges keeping users engaged, attracting new ones—and justifying a valuation that could reach $25 billion.

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The New York Times

While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

November 30, 2016 Snap Inc., the parent company of the popular photo-messaging and storytelling app Snapchat, is having a productive autumn. A couple of weeks ago, Snap filed confidential documents for a coming stock offering that could value the firm at $30 billion, which would make it one of the largest initial public offerings in … Continued

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Billboard

Back in Black: Spotify UK Revenues Climb on Subscription Growth

October 14, 2016 The U.K. arm of Spotify bounced back into profitability last year, fueled by strong growth in subscription sales. According to the company’s latest set of financial results, which cover the year 2015, total revenues climbed to £187 million ($228 million), up from £159 million ($194 million) the previous year.

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